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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-12-2005 13:08

I remember a while back you were talking about this box that you were going to send around the world to members of this board. What happened to that project? Did it ever happen?

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 05-12-2005 14:40

I read about ti recently, can't find it now, but I think it's discontinued.

[update]Ooh I found it! check THE BOX, also the official website[/update]

(Edited by Blaise on 05-12-2005 14:42)

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Carpenter Arms
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 05-12-2005 15:00

I didn't know about that! It's wicked! What a shame it's on hold...

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 15:15

was it even ever started?

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-12-2005 15:24

Actually, I prodded Wes about it a few weeks ago. He said (roughly) it was still on his to-do list, though far down it, as he's busy with work.

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 19:16

Yeah, the BOX has been on hold I'm ashamed to say. The funds that people had generously donated to the cause were sent to Justice 4 Pat, as they were just sitting in a PayPal account doing nothing. I'm still very interested in starting the BOX -- I've just been hard at work trying to finish a book and to make ends meet.

Actually, since Lacuna brought it up, I've been noticing things while out shopping that I would need to put the BOX together. Depending on what happens for me in the next few weeks (possibly another book) I may try to scrape together some minutes and dollars here and there and slowly put something together.

I think the real stumbling block, though, was the Web site. I was going to do something similar to MAX's OZONE Asylum Locator to track where the BOX ends up, but it had become terribly complicated somehow -- can't remember why at the moment.

I'll try to go over my notes and maybe put together a to-do list.

It's nice that people are still thinking about it, though.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-13-2005 01:47

I got it.

Buy a plastic tote at Target.
We can start a thread devoted exclusively to the box, and mail it to whoever you want.
Then they will contact someone else in the Asylum and mail it to them. If that person has already gotten the box, they can just say, "Hey...I've already had the box, pick someone else."

[edit]I see, after visiting the box website, that things are not that easy...[/edit]

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(Edited by Gilbert Nolander on 05-13-2005 01:50)

Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-13-2005 07:32

I was actually very much looking forward to The Box... I don't get to the Western Hemisphere frequently, but when I do I tend to travel around a bit. I was hoping to get my hands on The Box during one of these trips.

Suho: | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-13-2005 18:36

I'll try to start working on the idea and see how far I can get with it again. With any luck, maybe we'll see The Box take shape sometime before year's end.

Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 05-13-2005 18:38
maybe we'll see The Box take shape sometime before year's end

now that sounds promising and greeeaaat

B | T | E | P | L

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Deeetroit, MI. USA
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-17-2005 07:30

Maybe until then we could all contribute to actually building The Box.

An idea:

Draw out and create the essential lengths of wood for the box. Cut the lengths into small puzzle pieces and send them out to anyone interested in contributing. Those interested will then decorate their piece however they like without obstructing the fitting of the pieces. Ship your piece back to the assembler and he will glue it all together and seal it with many coats of polyurethane (or whatever that stuff is they use for coating the floors at roller rinks). We then have a box to work with.

I think that just might be the main roadblock. What will The Box look like and what will it be made of?

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-17-2005 14:41

Thumper, i must say, that does sound like a very unique idea and personally i would love to see it happen. Would love to hear others peoples ideas on the subject.

No Sig ?

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: outside Augusta National
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 05-17-2005 16:29

If I remember correctly. Wes' original idea for the box was a Pelican Case. I like Thumper's wood box, but I'm worried about how much it will cost to ship (if it needs to be). I'm glad to see this idea resurface.

The funds that people had generously donated to the cause were sent to Justice 4 Pat

I had always wondered about where that money went. I'm glad it went to a good cause.


(Edited by tikigod on 05-17-2005 16:30)

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