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5th Birthday

And still going strong (well still going).
 
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If my maths are correct, then this August (10th), will be the sites 5th birthday...
Now i have seen a post celebrating each year of the bakery's life, however, 5 years is an achievement that perhaps deserves a little more recognition.
I propose something should be done to mark the occasion, and we have approximately 3 months to decide what.
My suggestion would be a book, commemorating the first 5 years, including highlights from the best ideas, a bit of history etc.
However, i'd be equally pleased to see a huge croissant shaped statue erected in some appropriate location.
Any ideas?
MikeOliver, May 18 2004

Croissant Recipie http://baking.about.../recipes/blbr13.htm
Bloody hell! No wonder the things are so hard to come by! [lostdog, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

An oven that might do the trick http://www.wiretec.de/eppyr-b1000.htm
It even comes with guillotine doors. [RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

This might actually work http://www.lulu.com...n-demand-books1.php
[RobertKidney, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Halfbakery Book http://www.halfbake...2f2_20bakery_20book
Suggested by [po], a wee while back. [MikeOliver, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Monument to the Halfbakery http://www.delocorp.net/hb/
[ldischler, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) World map of bakers http://www.geocitie...adradish/halfb.html
for [swimr] [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


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       The Far Side?
Not sure i get it.
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       I think we have to wait until the 6th anniversary.
thumbwax, May 18 2004
  

       Why 6?
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       Does anyone know how large the world's largest croissant was? Might be an appropriate tribute.
Worldgineer, May 18 2004
  

       Thought i'd be celebrating on my own for a while.
[world], if you can find it, i'd be willing to try and eat it!
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       Find it? I was talking about baking it. The trouble is finding an oven big enough, but I think I could design a temporary one. Then there's the issue of cost, for that I would just convince some small town that this would make them famous. It could be our secret that it's actually for the HB.
Worldgineer, May 18 2004
  

       I happen to like the lounge [dent].
Could do with some food, and would anyone object to a little Tori Amos on the stereo?
  

       "I was talking about baking it", so we bake it, then i can eat it?
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       (edited answer)Thanks Mike, I'll work with your song, see what I can come up with.
dentworth, May 18 2004
  

       I don't know Java either, but i know Tori Amos.
Suggests "baker, baker" as good background music, and more than a little appropriate (see my profile for lyrics).
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       [WE] unless we make some kind of jigsaw criossant, a tiny part of which is baked in every kitchen of every Halfbaker across the world. A picture of a normal-sized pastry would be taken, an it would be dissected (pizza-slice style), and each participating Baker would be assigned a random slice. They'd have to bake a croissant that fitted the shape of their slice, and post a picture of the result. Some Photoshop tomfoolery would join the pictures together into one huge croissant, and, come the actual anniversary date, each slice would have to be eaten by the 'baker. T'would be a croissant that truly spanned the world, and the eating of it would take at least 24 hours.
lostdog, May 18 2004
  

       Wow... that is a great idea [lostdog]. Simple yet effective.
Would need some instuction as to how to cook croissants, and a true photoshop master to piece it together.
It just might work though.
  

       edit. Having read [lostdog]'s link, propose bakers have the option go buy a croissant and cut it to shape...
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       A good book with say 200 pages, and some history would be cool. Ideas could be nominated and processed by a group, plausable/good/funny ideas make it. Maybe a map of the world and all the half bakers using this site would be good.
swimr, May 18 2004
  

       Would be nice to hear [jutta]'s thoughts on this...
After all, it's her baby. Maybe now it's getting old, it'd prefer birthdays to pass unnoticed (bit like my dad)?
MikeOliver, May 18 2004
  

       whether a giant croissant, a book, or nothing, Jutta definetly needs a round of applause for this site. I can safely say its the coolest site I've ever been to.
swimr, May 18 2004
  

       At my last job we used rather largish ovens (you can walk in them) to heat-test parts. Something like that might do the trick.
RayfordSteele, May 18 2004
  

       Nah, Michigan.
RayfordSteele, May 19 2004
  

       I would go for one of Farmer Johns clocks that works backwards on a 5 year cycle .   

       Isn't Michigan like Easten Europe?
sufc, May 19 2004
  

       I'd gladly render some photoshopping skills in the rendering this HB project.
Letsbuildafort, May 20 2004
  

       Books can be collaboratively written and published at lulu.com for no cost at all to the authors. (With bakers as authors, this would be a disaster, I’m sure.)
ldischler, May 20 2004
  

       //With bakers as authors, this would be a disaster, I’m sure.//
<neilp assumes a Mr Burn's voice>Excellent, Excellent</neilp assumes a Mr Burn's voice>
neilp, May 20 2004
  

       I quite like the idea of the book. I'd buy it.
RobertKidney, May 21 2004
  

       No way... a monument has already been built!
MikeOliver, May 21 2004
  

       Yep--I've got new wallpaper.
yabba do yabba dabba, May 21 2004
  

       Do we need another Halfbakery Birthday idea? Didn't you notice there are already two?
hippo, May 21 2004
  

       The other two just say Happy Birthday.
This is an idea to celebrate a milestone in a special way...
For the record, if we are counting, check custard/cat/marshmallow ideas (to name but a few), cos there are plenty more than two of them!
MikeOliver, May 21 2004
  


 

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