- Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:41 pm
I like your suggestion for an automatic foam-maker for the bath, but I do suggest that anyone planning to invent such a device should consult Hollywood first. I will elucidate the reasons for this in a second. But first, why do we want foam in the bath? To cover up various parts of our anatomy of course, in case someone unexpectedly walks in. Like in those Hollywood films where Marilyn Monroe is lying back in her bath luxuriating in the hot water, her breasts only just covered by foam, and then in walks Rock Hudson, and they are talking away, and the audience is straining every eye muscle hoping that the foam will evaporate, and it never does. In fact Hollywood foam has proved to be extraordinarily reliable over several decades in protecting numerous famous actors and actresses from embarrassing overexposure in front of audiences of millions. Translucent but not transparent, resistant to the wilting effects of bright lights and staring eyes, and staying power - these are three of the attributes that make Hollywood foam second to none when it comes to covering up in the bath. There are probably even specialists in Hollywood who do nothing else every day but drape nude bodies of famous movie stars with foam for bathroom scenes.
So yes I am with you on this - let’s have a foam machine for our baths, whether it’s a new invention or an adaption of a deluxe Hollywood model. Then when we are taking a bath, and a friend, neighbour or houseguest wanders into the bathroom, instead of clutching our breasts in panic or whatever else we don’t want eyeballed, and rolling up like a porcupine or a spiny anteater, we’ll be cool, calm, and covered, and we’ll carry on a conversation as if it’s entirely routine for us to receive visitors while we’re in the bath.