Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Day 8 - Human intervention

(posted by Stinkographer 2)

Happy Halloween, one and all!!!

Let me begin with an enthusiastic thank-you to everyone for your encouragement and words of advice! Some of it may prove to be quite useful. All of it was extremely entertaining. We love to read your comments, and we encourage you to leave more of them!

In the spirit of Mischief Night and as promised by my fellow stinkographer, we decided to make a small change in our experimental formula. Indeed, in order to spur a more rapid increase in potency and rate of decay, we have boosted the concentration of a single, all-important variable.

My partner's hastened departure prevented him from taking pictures yesterday, but it did not impede his olfactory observations. He noted to me that the meat's scent hadn't gotten any worse, and that perhaps it even smelled a bit less strongly than the day before. Being indoors and in a ceiling, it seemed to be drying out, which is not amenable to the rotting process. Today, in addition to bringing flip-flops and a towel as an alibi, I took my squirt bottle filled with a special mixture of dihydrogen monoxide to moisten the meat and, hopefully, get a better stench.

In this picture, the meat has yet to be moistened.

Though the odor has undoubtedly diffused through the entire bathroom, it's not very strong away from the shower. This lack of smell proliferation may have something to do with the active vents and the absence of fly larvae (maggots).

Notice the giblet sack. It seems to be slowly devouring the upper pork chop. Perhaps we've discovered a method to reanimate dead flesh? The military would be interested to hear this, I'm sure.

The ground beef soaked up the H2O like a meat sponge. By meat sponge, I mean a sponge made out of meat, rather than a sponge that absorbs meat. Perhaps the military would be interested in this as well. You'll notice that everything is glistening a bit more in this photo because it's wet. Upon application of the water, the stench was immediately amplified. On the same scale that my compatriot used previously, I'd rate it between a 7 and an 8 post-soaking... truly foul.

Based on the results of this day's intervention, I believe it would hasten the arrival of a "glorious" stench if we keep the meat thoroughly moistened, nay, drenched, for the remainder of the monitoring period...

Continue to Day 9

11 comments:

Stinkymeat Tufts Chapter said...

P.S.:

Happy one-week anniversary! That's right, our plate has survived undetected in the ceiling for seven whole days! I never thought we'd make it this far! (wipes tear)

doublebet said...

Hey, do you have a Digg account? I put this blog on the site a couple days ago. You should sign on and Digg it. it's a great way to increase publicity:

http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/College_pranksters_document_decay_of_rotting_meat_in_bathroom_ceiling

doublebet said...

I'm not sure if the link showed up right. If it doesn't work, just search "Stinky Meat" and it's the first one on the list.

Ms Mellymel's World said...

Congratulations on your one week anniversary!

I'm all verklempt *covers mouth with both hands*!

Stink-on......

p.s. Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

ooooooooh!!!@! I can't wait to see what will happen tomorrow *shakes legs and fist* =D soooo exicted@!@!@!

Joel said...

Be careful. Dihydrogen Monoxide is very dangerous.

Liz said...

Is the smell comparable to anything that your readers might recognise at the moment? Is it like drains? Toilets? Airline food? Inquiring minds and all that...

Anonymous said...

I'm following this mystical journey very closely, as I'm contemplating a similar installation of my own.

May I suggest some method for measuring the reactions of your intended victims? Perhaps send in a mole to infiltrate their ranks, and garner some feedback from the unfortunate stinkees. Or some form of recording device perhaps. As long as it doesn't breach the boundary between mean-spirited yet relatively harmless, and criminally voyeristic.

I wish the stinky meat project all the very best, and await with baited breath to discover what becomes of it all.

- JP

Joel said...

Did you guys remember to get administrative approval?

Ms Mellymel's World said...

Somehow I doubt Administrative Approval would be forth coming for a Stinkymeat Experiment. Furthermore, have you guys realized if you get caught, you will probably get kicked out of student housing?

Lesson #1: DON'T GET CAUGHT!!

Stinkymeat Tufts Chapter said...

Haha, I think we're going to put off getting administrative approval at this point in time.

As far as hearing our victims' reactions, their smelly bathroom hasn't come up in conversation yet, and we're certainly not going to initiate that discussion. However rest assured, we have every intention to them know of our escapades at the opportune moment...

 
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