The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 December 2007

Topologically speaking

Tam posts a mental note:

You know the little trick where you take your bra off without taking off your tee shirt? Don't do that again when you're wearing a long-sleeve tee over a short-sleeve tee or you'll wind up in a tangled mess of Escher-esque non-Euclidean geometry.

Just trying to do the calculations should keep me busy for hours on end.

(I should point out that this particular phenomenon, even when unhampered by that extra layer of tee, utterly mystifies me; I'd have better luck trying to unscramble Rubik's infamous cube. Blindfolded. With one hand. In the middle of a blizzard. While being nibbled to death by ducks.)

Posted at 7:46 PM to Almost Yogurt

It's not a problem if you are accustomed to doing this task. My Mrs. can perform the bra off under long-sleeve and short-sleeve T's in 12.3 seconds. (I timed her.)

Posted by: Dan B at 7:55 PM on 17 December 2007

A good friend and I once brought up our score from -200 pts. to 0 in a very competitve card game simply by showing off that trick to our male opponents.

Posted by: Melessa at 8:47 PM on 17 December 2007

Suddenly my life seems so ... empty, you know?

Posted by: CGHill at 8:48 PM on 17 December 2007

On the Tonight Show, Rowan Atkinson once took off his Y-fronts without taking off his trousers. That seems to me much more challenging than the bra trick, since briefs don't have a latch.

Posted by: Michael Bates at 8:52 PM on 17 December 2007

Hey, it's one of those talents we women have and have alone. If it's any consolation, I was never able to get the hang of lighting farts. ;)

Posted by: writer chick at 10:09 PM on 17 December 2007

Wouldn't that be fun to set up a woman taking-off-her-bra-under-the-top-garment versus a man-taking-his-gun-to-parts.
I bet a man wins every time. Even if his eyes are on the woman.

Posted by: Tatyana at 6:42 AM on 18 December 2007

If I'm watching a woman take off her bra, even while she's keeping her shirt on, I think I'm safest keeping my hand off my gun altogether.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:08 AM on 18 December 2007

I guess it's unkind to observe that over-the-shoulder straps generally stretch. Once they're over the elbow, it's all downhill from there. Not only seen it done, I've done it.

On someone else! Pervs!


Posted by: Mark Alger at 11:38 AM on 18 December 2007