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Posted by Diosmel Duda (Member # 2180) on :

First off, I hate this smilie. Still, I was noticing that the guy furthest in the back and the one on the front right both change color from olive green to orange and back again. Are they becoming too tipsy and are about to barf? If there's a disco ball or a strobe light that's affecting their coloring, why don't the purple, blue, and red people change too? Are they secret agents displaying new chameleon technology? Why on earth do they change? And why those colors?
Posted by Alucard... (Member # 4924) on :

The colors are not olive-green and orange, but red and blue. This was instituted to help bring forward the need to recognize green-orange color-blindness as a serious condition.
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
Posted by Marek (Member # 5404) on :
They are twins, but twins of different colors, one is orange and the other is green, but they are trading places so quickly that it looks like they are changing colors.

They do this using the legendary magic powers of the drunken twin smilies, but to use the power they have to drink so much that the only spell they can remember is trading places. So they stand at oposite corners of the party to make it more impressive.

The two blue ones are doing the same thing, but no one really notices it.
Posted by Alucard... (Member # 4924) on :
Ok I have been warned but I never promised to behave myself...
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
They're both stark white, but they're out on the dance floor right underneath lights that change colors.
Posted by Ryan Hart (Member # 5513) on :
I honestly have wondered about that for a long time, just never had the courage to post on it.
Posted by Kayla (Member # 2403) on :
Interesting. First of all, the blue guy on the right if the furthest back. And secondly, the guy furthest back on the left and in front are orange and turn to olive green. Obviously, they are about to puke. Sheesh, you people know nothing of partying.
Posted by Dragon (Member # 3670) on :
The two blue ones are doing the same thing, but no one really notices it.
Posted by Elizabeth (Member # 5218) on :
What looks like a balloon is really a red-hot torch, and the red guy is burning up. All the others are running around, screaming and unable to decide how to help. They are, of course, the five guys from "Queer Eye."The creme brulee went terribly wrong.
Posted by Evie3217 (Member # 5426) on :
I love all of you Hatrackians, but you have WAY too much time on your hands.....
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
You've heard of red-blue shift observable in astronomical objects that are moving either away from us or towards us at incredible amounts of speed? Well, this is an example of oragne-green shift (the complementary colors of blue and red, you'll note) - a slightly less-observed phenomenon that occurs when things are moving to the left or right at incredible speeds. These guys happen to be moving back and forth, thus accounting for their changing color. They are moving at 87% light speed, so if you watch the animation long enough, you'll notice they're not aging as quickly as the other partiers, and were you try to move one from its position, you'd find it a heck of a lot more massive.

[ August 19, 2003, 12:02 AM: Message edited by: Annie ]
Posted by Diosmel Duda (Member # 2180) on :
Annie, I thought you were an art major. Maybe you should think about switching to physics.

[Hail] All hail to Annie's superior wisdom!
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
Some women are golddiggers, some pander to rock stars... I just happen to be an astrophysicist groupie. I'm already tight with Robert Zubrin and a personal buddy to two physics professors and one grad student here at MSU.

I've got all kinds of great pickup lines like "You rock all eleven of my dimensions, baby" and "Whoa, you just crossed my event horizon!"
Posted by Cactus Jack (Member # 2671) on :
I always thought they were in a club, and that that was the result of the psycadelic lighting.

They are actually yellow (like normal smilies), but blue and red lights flash around them. The other guys are white, but in the apex of the spinning colored lights, where the light doesn't move. The only colored one is the purple one, who is actually blue.

(What, you thought that was a balloon that one in the middle was holding? It's obviously a Christmas light.)
Posted by Dead_Horse (Member # 3027) on :
Why do the red one and the little blue one have hats on their heads and the other ones don't?
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
Those are mohawks, obviously. [Razz]
Posted by hansenj (Member # 4034) on :

I almost posted that same thing, Ryuko!

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