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Entertaining Clock

I usually get home when the couch is most convenient.
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Equip your livingroom floor with large roataing rings - one for the hour, and another for the minutes. Enough space must be reserved on each disk to allow room for your favorite recliner, loveseat and couch, and in the center on the minute disk, place a round, or some symmetrical coffee table. The minute disc would rotate slowly, say every 5-10 minutes as to not grossly out-spin the hour disc. With the major furnishings traveling on the hour disc, you can coordinate your morning coffee and TV news program as not to be blinded by your east-facing windows, and in the evenings, enjoy a romantic sunset with your special one on the loveseat. Great for parties and entertaining guests, the room would spin slow enough as not to give your guests motion sickness, and provide that highly sought-after upscale rotating ballrooom effect. Need to know what time it is? just look at where the carat is in relation to the numbers, and you're set!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 26 2003

Zeitvaterland http://www.halfbake.../idea/Zeitvaterland
somewhat similar [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Spinning City of Fun http://www.halfbake...g_20City_20of_20Fun
I'll add spec's for manditory Entertaining Clocks in every house when I build my dream city. [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       excuse me, my head is spinning...
po, Dec 26 2003
  

       One poorly done illustration coming right up!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 26 2003
  

       I do like the idea of the furniture being in different locations depending on the time of day.   

       ('fort, that illustration is gi-normous. Could you shrink down the dimensions a tad?)
waugsqueke, Dec 26 2003
  

       I did already, but I can't afford to go much smaller and keep everything fairly legible. I'll see what I can do for ya ...
Letsbuildafort, Dec 26 2003
  

       define: carat.
po, Dec 27 2003
  

       [po] this he means caret ?
neilp, Dec 27 2003
  

       A small aarow or indicator to tell time with.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 27 2003
  

       This saves all that time and effort it takes to move furniture around! (+)
flamingcrackmonkey, Dec 28 2003
  

       Well, you could still spin it if you wanted to, bliss. Spin the bottle would be a lot more interesting.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 29 2003
  
      
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