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Good thing they seem to be kind of dumb hardened criminals.
Watching COPS leads me to believe that most of those involved in brute criminality are seriously lacking in smarts.
I think I’ll decline the punch.
> Good thing they seem to be kind of dumb hardened criminals.
Or possibly hardened criminals with very literal brain clamps that allow them to intentionally play dumb, as long as they don’t know for *sure* that someone will do precisely what they hope someone will do.
Strange. Brain clamps, to my understanding, make it so you take orders from anybody around you. They don’t, however, come with preset orders, therefore allowing somebody who has been brainclamped to do what they want until somebody orders them to do differently. With that in mind, I’m assuming all of the brainclamped criminals were given specific orders after being clamped, such as: “don’t stop production” and “do stop anybody who tries to stop production.” And I assume the orders can be taken literally, so if a clamped being is told not to “blow up a space station,” they still find other ways to destroy the space station as long as they don’t blow it up. Am I wrong, though?
@Eros, Right! And that is precisely why you never tell a computer to “just forget it”; or even worse, “just forget ALL about it.” It’s also the basis for numerous stories about making deals with demons — those demons can be SO literal. And the thing is, these demons … er … “brain-clamped hardened criminals” are so darned nice! Makes you wonder if they’d be expressing that same level of contrition if the brain clams were removed.
Sorry, that should be “@ERIS” — my apologies.
“Dr. Freud, you slip is showing…”
@JKCarroll – “brain clams” are something else entirely. :p
I enjoy seeing new aliens. The one looks like a caterpillar mascot for french fries.
@Eris_Lobo, the clamps do several things. For the Eebs, it prevents them from moving large object, makes them take orders, and I think another couple of things (just woke up, ask me again after tea, it’s prolly when Red-9 talks at length about Eeb history). For those on the space station, as stated here, it “prevents you from doing any damage to the space station, interfere with its directives, or leave, ever. Stuff Like that.”
I have to say, the sudden “happy holidays” bursting out of the screen after the “not us, not us” scarred the heck out of me
Obviously brain clamping isn’t so bad if you can still make tea! 🙂
@Prairie, I agree — “brain clams” are totally different. They make an excellent side dish when served with strumplings, or maybe with fried furryite. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2010/08/29/spacetrawler-71/
I love that the Russian tea cakes have even made it out to Brograhm’s Teeth.
And as usual when they appear, I want to eat some now (fortunately, I have a relative who usually gives us some this time of year).
Gods, yes: every time the Russian tea cookies get mentioned, I get a craving for them. Haven’t actually had any in like two years. Usually only see ’em when a family member buys them, but I think I’m going to have to start actively checking the local shops for them now.
i’d like to be able to brain clamp myself, and then force myself to do all the things i really want to do, but never have the motivation for.
You know, considering how many customers there are for Russian tea cakes within GOB territory, Dimitri should be rich enough to buy Earth now.
But that would throw the entire planets economy into disarray!
Hm… maybe he already did