In the excelent novel «Snow Crash» by Neal Stephenson one of the characters, Raven, gets a tatto with the phrase «Poor impulse Control» in his forehead, an indication that he has been arrested for committing a violent crime.
Here’s a little excerpt:
Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world… Hiro used to feel this way, too, but then he ran into Raven. In a way, this was liberating. He no longer has to worry about being the baddest motherfucker in the world. The position is taken.
What makes Raven the «baddest motherfucker in the world»?
Well, these are some of the main points of his resume:
- His father was nuked twice before he was born, making Raven a mutant.
- Once killed most of the crew and passengers on a Russian nuclear submarine with a piece of glass, leaving the survivors to work in knee-deep blood.
- Can make knives from glass that are a molecule thick and can therefore slice through bulletproof fabric. They can also pass through metal detectors without being detected.
- He has electrodes in his brain that are linked to a hydrogen bomb stolen from a Russian nuclear submarine. If Raven dies, 20 square miles of landscape around him disappear.
I’m sure many people will like the design regardless of its relation with the novel and I guess that being available in «glow in the dark» is a plus. It’s a good design to wear at night.
By the way if you have read the book I’d like to know which hilarious details you liked most.