IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

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    Icon IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

    Topic: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine


    Background: As suggested by ATAnderson this topic is taken from a book, although it still allows for a lot of freedom. For people not familiar with Douglas Adams' "the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (and for the ones who need help remembering) here is the passage from the Guide about the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It's quite a long story, but I think some background on this topic is helpfull. And it's a good read, believe me



    Here's what the Encyclopaedia Galactica has to say about alcohol.
    It says that alcohol is a colourless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation
    of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms.

    The Hich Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy also mentions alcohol. It says that the best drink
    in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
    It says that the effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains
    smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

    The
    Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed,
    how much you can expect to pay for one and what voluntary organizations exist to help you
    rehabilitate afterwards.

    The
    Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself.

    Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit, it says.

    Pour into it on measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V - Oh that Santraginean sea
    water, it says. Oh those Santraginean fish!!!

    Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the
    benzine is lost).

    Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in memory of all those happy
    Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.

    Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweat and mystic.

    Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the
    Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.

    Sprinkle Zamphuor.

    Add an olive.

    Drink...but...very carefully...
    The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy sells rather better than the Encyclopaedia Galactica.

    (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, 1979, p. 27)



    Brief:

    1. Design a cocktail machine that can produce a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
    2. It is not necessairy to include all of the ingredients in the drawing, but it must be clear from the outside that the machine contains at least some of them.
    3. The book never actually talks about a machine to mix this drink, so how the machine should look is up to you.

    Deadline: Friday July 20th

    Last edited by yoitisi; July 12th, 2007 at 07:48 AM.
     


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    Please let me know what you guys think about the topic, I thought it worthwhile to test the idea of having a more specific brief from a book but if you all rather have a two-word brief I'll stick to that the next time.

    I think it's fun anyway

     

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    omg! you call this more specific? lol i guess you've never illustrated book jackets for a living. hehehehehe

    by the way, nice topic

     

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    i like it!

     

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    Well, this will be my first idea for any of these contests, thought i would post this and see if it met the regulations of "industrial". Its a bio-engineered machine. You have to rub its "sensitive spot" which is pointed at by the little arrow, which sends it into an orgasm which makes the various fleshy body parts girate, mixing together all the chemicals for the drink perfectly, finished by secreting your drink into your glass. Its pretty out there, but then again so is the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Its obviously still just a wip, and just pencil on some copy paper, just let me know if this is acceptable as industrial enough etc. And crits etc always welcome as this is my first time.

    IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

     

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    OOh. OOoooh. I may have to make some time this weekend to try this assignment. :-)

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    Great Topic...the Answer Is 3! ( And A Smashed Self Aware Pot Of Petunias!)
    IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

    Last edited by Mark Hershberger; July 21st, 2007 at 01:32 AM.
     

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    42....

    IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

    hehehe the product of several hours during a play production..... I love the topic of course

    Last edited by chaosrocks; July 13th, 2007 at 11:29 PM.
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    Good to see that y'all like the topic

    Chaosrocks: I like it already, fits really well with the style of the book I think.

    S vanwinkle: Nice try but at the moment it looks more like something for COW to me. Take the idea a bit further and make a machine with this bio engineered creature in it or something, but at least add some recognizable 'machine' bits to make it more IDW-ish please. Also, show the whole of the cocktailmachine, at the moment part of it is outside the frame.

     

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    This is my first post on CA.

    This is my entry:
    The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine was built in the human year 1976 and was the first automatic Gargle Blaster maker. Ever since, it has evolved to the size of a human toaster. the new cocktail machines uses single-use-capsules and is way cheaper to afford. But real Gargle Blaster fans say that this 1976 machine is unmatched. IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

    I hope you like it, critics are welcome.

     

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    I feel like I just got my brain smashed by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.

     

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    I've always wanted one!!

    The thought of Zephod personally making my own gargle blaster was always more pleasant to me though hahaha.

     

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    hilarious topic... kudos, m8.

    i want to post this link on this thread, figuring that most IDW viewers will be checking this one first...

    CNN reported a contest from the US Military to design a powered suit / load reducer to lighten the weight that infantrymen carry:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/07/16/w...ize/index.html

    Potential IDW topic there, me thinks.

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    first IDW

    my first go at one of these!

     

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    Ugh. My attempt at this is so bad that I may not post it.

    [edit] Yeah, sorry, I won't be submitting anything.

    Last edited by Seedling; July 20th, 2007 at 01:34 PM.
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    new here!

    like the topic, here's my entry

    IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine

    im a beginner, so please give crits/advice

    Last edited by Xplode; July 20th, 2007 at 12:30 AM.
     

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    There's still some time left for late entries I will set up the poll for this one somewhat late because I'm in the middle of moving to a new apartment so I'm kind of busy.

    Sundance: That still is no excuse for not posting anything that looks like an entry

    Chiko: It would be hard to find a machine that can beat the inventor of the drink indeed

    Mackerman: Just a suggestion, but could you post it in the topic suggestion thread as well, otherwise I might forget about it.

    Neo-Nine: So..where is it? Post soon or be late.

    Seedling: NoooOooo It can't be that bad...

     

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    this is what i think of that HELLMACHINE!!!

    IDW #39: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Cocktail Machine



     

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    Last edited by yoitisi; July 22nd, 2007 at 08:50 AM.
     

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