# Estabu Ploguus

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## June 17, 2019

I used to embalm people dead, It was a job I didn't dread. It gave me some chills, And paid all the bills, But the owner, he was a dickhead.

## The “Chupacabra-C” Integer Sequence

This one isn't merely useless, it's downright aggravating.

Where the position of each value is called “p,” so that the first number in the sequence is p=1, the second number in the sequence is p=2, etc..... The value of each integer is it's p value added to the previous value concatenated with it's p value at the beginning.

# 0, 12, 215, 3219, 43224, 543230, 6543237, 76543245, 876543254, 9876543264, 109876543275, 11109876543287, 1211109876543300...

And since even I have trouble sussing out my explanation, this might help:

Also: Chupacabra-A and Chupacabra-B

## The “Chupacabra-B” Integer Sequence

Another utterly useless thing in the “Chupacabra” sequence world. Start at zero (0) and add the number of syllables in the previous number as it's spoken in English. Ex: “twenty-two” has 3 syllables, so 22+3=25. In the case of “one hundred and...” the “and” is included as a syllable, so “one hundred and one” has 5 syllables, so 101+5=106.

# 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 41, 44, 47, 51, 54, 57, 61, 64, 67, 71, 75, 79, 83, 86, 89, 92, 95, 98, 101, 106, 111, 118, 124, 131, 138, 145, 152, 159, 166, 173, 181, 188, 195, 202, 207, 213, 219, 225...

Also: Chupacabra-A and Chupacabra-C

## IDEA: Fluxx Cards

• Miss Cleo (Keeper): When active, Miss Cleo links you psychically to another player of your choice. All of the linked player's active Keepers and Creepers are simultaneously active for you as well, and can help or hinder you, including winning or preventing a win.
• Mutual Destruction (Action): For each one of your active Keepers you voluntarily discard, you may choose any other active Keeper on the table to be simultaneously discarded.
• The Dog (Keeper): The Dog negates the effect of “Dead Friends” (in Zombie Fluxx) for the player he is in front of, and chases The Cat to the player on your right.
• The Cat (Keeper): When in play in front of you at the start of your turn, The Cat chases one Creeper of your choosing to the player on your left, after which The Cat runs and hides (place The Cat card in the middle of the draw pile).

## IDEA: Modern Whimsey Bottles

Whimsy bottles are “constructions or scenes assembled inside bottles” (as per http://www.sdjones.net/FolkArt/). It would be interesting to see modern whimsy bottles, with modern scenes in them. I can't find anyone doing such in my searches, so maybe there's an open art niche there.

## IDEA: Life Liens

A person would sell liens against their own future winnings/accomplishments.

Examples:

• If I ever win a State lottery, lienholder will receive 10% of whatever I win.
• If I ever inherit money, lienholder will receive 10% of that money.
• If I ever get a raise at my job, lienholder will receive 1% of the increase in pay.

I suppose it's more of a strange art project as much as anything else.

## IDEA REALIZED: Personal Tip Cup

Tip cups seem to have become ubiquitous. They're on the counters of restaurants that don't offer table service. They're in the drive-up windows of fast-food places. So, we thought it was time to join the trend with personal tip cups:

## Personal tip cups

Our functional prototypes (below) are made of cardboard and hang around the neck.

## IDEA: Obscure Sports League

Logo mockup for World Obscure Sports League

A sports league that plays a different obscure or strange sport/game for every meet. The sports would be accessible to all players, not just people of high athletic prowess. In the beginning of the season, the league commissioner would select a half-dozen or so sports to play, and announce them all to the teams. A schedule of meets would be devised, but the sports would not be scheduled individually. Only when the teams showed up for each meet would that day's sport be announced.

## Some proposed rules:

• Sport will always be accessible for regular people of average athletic ability.​
• Teams will contribute a reasonable registration fee to help cover costs.
• Uniforms or other formalized clothing are welcome, but are not required.
• Players are responsible for all personal costs associated with playing, including clothing, travel, and food.
• Once each team's starting roster is set, substitutions are generally prohibited. However, each team is given one chance for a substitute once during the season.
• If a team is short a player at a particular game and they do not use their one free sub, the other players may still play, but they forfeit any points/advantage the missing player may have given them.

Update: I've since learned of this: World Alternative Games. Similar idea.

## IDEA: Freelance Restroom Attendant

Like the restroom attendants of olde, but freelance. You'd have a rolling cart with all your accoutrements for people: wet naps, fragrances, mints, etc.... You'd go into a club and offer your services for no charge, as a service to the customers, and collect tips. The venue would benefit by providing an added service to their clientele for no cost. You could even offer quick cleaning while you're in there, which would make the service even more valuable to the venue. You could establish a social media presence, and publicize where you'll be, which would give a bit more exposure to the venue.

I think the difficult part would be making a profit. Maybe you could negotiate free drinks or a meal.

## IDEA: Combined slipper and formal shoe

Why does a shoe that looks “fancy” on the outside have to be uncomfortable?

Why can't a soft, plush slipper-like interior be inside a formal, dress shoe?