16 December 2006

The Emperor's Shiny New Clothes

Prometheus stumbled onto this YouTube Video. Next-Gen Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs integrated into fabric. Now they've made clothes into glo-signs.


Though avoiding ambulatory advertising may prove arduous, Prometheus thinks these tees will help uber-geeks communicate with pretty girls. If the subject reacts negatively, oh well, one can always blame it on poor coding.

Prometheus will request M&S to stock his Illuminium range of luminous couture once he learns how to stop them blowing up the washing machine.

Our premium subscription will also enable wearers to download and flash the latest pickup lines, like "What name do you go by, you shining example of perfect genetics". In the interest of catering to our female clientèle, we also offer them the latest comebacks like "Did you just escape?"

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha.. With clothes like these, who needs an aura?
Shining maarna (Showing off) assumes a new meaning!

I'm deviating from the topic but that "tees will help uber-geeks communicate with pretty gals" bit set me thinking. About a decade & a half back, the deafening growls of the 'Hamara Bajaj' were supoosed to have a message for the girl next door. Then the scooter gave way for new-fangled devices. And now you say you are keen on creatively using this neon sign-like tee. It is always the male in Nature who preens himself!

Anonymous said...

Haha.. With clothes like these, who needs an aura?
Shining maarna (Showing off) assumes a new meaning!

I'm deviating from the topic but that "tees will help uber-geeks communicate with pretty gals" bit set me thinking. About a decade & a half back, the deafening growls of the 'Hamara Bajaj' were supoosed to have a message for the girl next door. Then the scooter gave way for new-fangled devices. And now you say you are keen on creatively using this neon sign-like tee. It is always the male in Nature who preens himself!

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Geeky & how :)

Anonymous said...

This is scaring Mims. She is single and would not appreciate such a greeting from a male suitor. So un-Queenlike. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

and now I will add Phosphorescent [sp?] to the growing list of [P]epithets...

Ahhh, Prometheus oph the many accomplishments! glory be to thy name.

Anonymous said...

The technology is amazing, but when it comes to man-woman (or man-man, woman-woman) interpersonal communication, I think good old-fashioned batting of the eyelashes and the coy "come hither" look still rule!

Prometheus said...

Aye Jules, the male must preen or perish, to coin a new alliterative adage. Yaarghh! Prometheus' brain is in alpha(alliterative)wave mode now. He is working on another adage, 'show me a woman who is happy with the monosyllablic grunts and other proto-sapien habits of the male and Prometheus will show you..'

Radha, Prometheus hopes the fickle mind of woman that has changed from liking gentlemen to liking bad boys will someday change to liking geeks. Prometheus awaits the day.

Mims, now male 'suitor' is a nice idea. A three-piece suit with flashing messages. No?

etcH, that was pharking good. Prometheus has adopted your 'pharking' word. That is the closest he might ever get to using the 'eph' word on this blog.

Liz, Prometheus will even resort to blinking tees if he can get that eyelash batting (as opposed to eyelid bashing). The "come hither" look? Is that like quad-core processors or does it go well with soy sauce? Either Prometheus can't read direction-suggesting eye gestures or he's plain unlucky.

LAR said...

It will be more amazing if the technology can produce or emit faces and emotions of the person you meet everyday. I guess that's not possible right now but it will... soon! Interesting post, Sir Prometheus!

Anonymous said...

The myriad-language-sprouting Prom is not 'conversant' with the ocular lingo?
That's bad. I make magic with my large ebony eyes.

And oh, I read your, er, views published on other blogs. Prometheus = Two IC555 *Sniff,sniff*

H said...

Twin man! you amaze me! you too resolved not to use the eff word on your blog? I too. Ha ha. hence the arking of the fark. however I am obviously a lot more flexible.. ha ha. ha.

oh and Google bastid has officially messed with H. isn't allowing me to post comments on my own blog. the audacity! so if you don't mind, since the two larvly ladies who I'd like to respond to vist you as well, i'll quickly squeeze in my response to them [thankeeeeee!]

Lizza... thankeeeyoooo. HUG back.

Jules: Ahhhhhh. I love a good round of bureau-catty-cy! go girl! Prom, you've found yer match bwoy!

Anonymous said...

What's next? Clothes that reflect what the person is thinking as he goes by? Cool post, Prometheus. I can see schools banning lumalive clothing because it would be too distracting in the classroom. And you're right. If we're reduced to wearing lumalive to get the opposite sex to notice us, we have a few things to work on. Getting to that meme today, too.

terra shield said...

What about geeky girls communicating with 'ahem' cute guys?

Stained said...

hmm...imagine footballers having these as jerseys with all those sponsership deals made by the clubs....they could use the players as neon banners with changing adverts based on the money provided by each sponser for the no of seconds they want there advertisements to show....
okay that's a wacky idea....

not water proof I assume...how inconvenient.....

Prometheus said...

LAR, mixing emotions and tech is B-A-D news girl. You start with this and they make tech to put emotions into you head. Imagine being made to feel good about brocolli.

Jules, ocular lingo is esoteric. Now why can't they have Wren and Martin for Ocularese? And Two IC555? Whoa, that's way out L337 even for Prometheus.

BigH, let's go nuke Blogga. Wot?

Gem, if you are Catherine Zeta Jones heck you wouldn't need Lumalive. Umm.. you wouldn't need clothes at all, wot? On the other leg, if you are Prometheus, Lumalive with Xtra Luck still mite not work.

Terra, that ain't a big enough market.

Stained, wotsay you and Prometheus cash in on this idea?

Anonymous said...

Now, don't tell me you didn't figure that out. What's the most common use of the IC 555? It is used as a frequency counter or 'timer' as I was trying to say...

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