Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Extreme Refrigerator Magnets

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Some ugly billboards could be replaced with giant, shiny, faux fridges in white, black, chrome or pastels. Temporary street spam backed with large magnets could be slapped on and later peeled off with crowbars. Think a huge, pink piggy face in plastic relief with the text “Steamin’ Tennessee Trotters, last chance for 50 miles!”

Also hotel mini-bars could be plastered with tiny magnetic or sticky buttons holding notes like, “I’m Carla, and I’m your maid for the day - 50% of my pay is made up of tips” and a 2 x 3 inch finger painting by Carla’s son.

FarmerJohn, Mar 28 2004

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       If the "fridge" and the "magnet" were big enough, gravitational forces would stick them together.
hippo, Mar 28 2004
  

       Me neither.
FarmerJohn, Mar 28 2004
  

       How would you stick a magnet on a street wall? Wouldnt it be too expensive? How would you recycle these things? Not usable enough! The idea needs to be stickier to catch on.
dbmayur, Mar 29 2004
  

       I thought this was a rather silly idea until UnaBubba showed me this awesome application. +
sartep, Mar 29 2004
  

       Alternate consequence: The idea catches on and every billboard in the world changes over to this design. Then one day an iron cored meteor 6 miles wide , that normally would have passed harmlessly by...
eyeguy, Mar 29 2004
  

       Then those who don't agree with the message can obstruct various, important parts of the sign using metal scraps and old lisence plates.
Letsbuildafort, Mar 29 2004
  

       ...the billboards cause a subtle shift of Magnetic North. It now locates itself in Wauskegon, Michigan and the poor hamlet is overrun with Norwegians planting flags.
eyeguy, Mar 29 2004
  

       Waugsquekgon?
bristolz, Mar 29 2004
  

       I pictured using an electromagnet with a coathook on it. Put as many as you want on your fridge and hang stuff on them. Including coats.
Eugene, Mar 29 2004
  

       It would certainly solve the mystery, when you discover, again, that your credit card has lost its magnetism, and the incredulous people at the bank ask you ...'have you had it close to any magnets?..'.
gfundl, Nov 19 2004
  

       And ditto for hard drives.
Cuit_au_Four, Nov 23 2004
  
      
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