Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Christmas tree satellites

motorized spinning ornaments circle the tree
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imagine a thin black wire that is attached to a small disk on top of the tree but below the star that arcs along the natural curve of the tree. there woud be 4 wires two short and 2 long and on the end of each you attach an ornament, preferably in equally weighted pairs.. the centripetal force keeps them just outside the branches and makes them seem to orbit the tree on 2 levels.
Arcanus, Dec 22 2009

sputnik_20tree_20ornament similar [xenzag, Dec 22 2009]

Ha! http://www.freaking...-Pictures--1264.asp
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 23 2009]

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       hey, I just got a shock!
po, Dec 22 2009
  

       Nice. You could have a Borg Cube chasing the USS Enterprise. Very seasonal. [+]
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009
  

       A control panel at the base of the tree adjusts wire length and rotational speed for each, allowing stunts and combat flying (and spectacular crashes into the branches)
pocmloc, Dec 22 2009
  

       <Luke Skywalker>   

       "Get clear, Wedge. You can't do any more good back there!"   

       </Luke Skywalker>
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009
  

       That doesn't sound much like the "Spirit of Christmas". Besides which, the phrase you seek is "Assimilate this !".
8th of 7, Dec 23 2009
  

       Ah, that one. Yes. We are good at adapting ...
8th of 7, Dec 23 2009
  
      
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