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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Schlock Captain Quidnunc

Right! No one expects The Spanish Inquisition! (or The French Tickler!)

Scientists discover why you can't tickle yourself

Oh gee, probably after spending millions of dollars of confiscated tax money, the pointy-heads reached the conclusion that being tickled has a lot to do with anticipation.

*sigh* This is Govco science at its finest. Hell, as an amateur physiological experimenter and inveterate, sadistic, unrepentant tickler of hapless women and children, I could have told them that it's all about the anticipation, and saved them their likely ridiculous budget allocation! If you want to increase the power of a tickle, increasing the anticipation has a very large influence on the perceived sensation, often almost as much as varying the type and location of the physical stimulus itself.

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Hey, that's just like sex!

I have more to say about that but I won't.

Help, she's teasin' me again!

There you go again. What, are you saving it up for your next book?

Re: Help, she's teasin' me again!

No, no, no...but I do have something to say about it; it will just be in a PRIVATE EMAIL because I don't wish to publicize my personal theory.

Speaking of next books, there is a writers' workshop being held at Reed College in July that I'm dying to attend...one of the writer's in residence is my favorite short story writer Lorrie Moore. But alas. I'm not even sure we are going to make it to California this summer, let alone go to Oregon.

Re: Help, she's teasin' me again!

You're not sure if you can make it to California? Aughhh! The news just gets worse and worse.

Yes, send me an e-mail. Your theories are always interesting and, more often than not, terribly informative. This one sounds titillating as a bonus. I will then owe you two replies, one of which is in the works, presently.

Re: Help, she's teasin' me again!

I'm having a heck of a time finding a housing swap. Without that, I can't go. (Staying at my mom's for 3 weeks is out of the question.)

I've just put up an ad on Craig's List; the usual exchange site I use is not yielding anything.

I like tickles. Not HA HA HA HA HA HO HO HO HO HO HE HE HE HE HE OMG STOP tickles, tingly tickles like the kind you can give to yourself.

The exception that proves the rule.

Well, yes, but even that kind of "tickling" is much less fun on a DIY basis.

Re: The exception that proves the rule.

Too true. And you know, there's nothing inherently sexual about that for me. In fact, when I was a kid, my grandmother used to give me tickles on my face, back, arms... I suppose I've always associated it with comfort and happiness.

Re: The exception that proves the rule.

Yeah I was about to say.. you can't tickle yourself? What?

So, millions of tax dollars for a false conclusion. Yay!

Appropos of nothing...

...I just have to say that I love that icon you're wearing. You are certainly an artist!

Re: Appropos of something

But of course you understand the rebus? (I do NOT mean anything automotive here.)

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