Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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HB Advent Calendar

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Behind every door a picture of the top 24 HB ideas with a chocolate croissant's to match the number the idea received.
gizmo, Nov 27 2001

Online HB Advent Calendar http://www.halfbakery.com
33 for the price of 24. [lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001]

All Sixes and Sevens http://www.bartleby.com/81/15450.html
From Brewer's Phrase and Fable [pottedstu, Nov 28 2001]

At sixes and sevens http://www.quinion....ords/qa/qa-six1.htm
more etymology. [st3f, Nov 28 2001]

At sixes and sevens http://www.wcsim.co.uk/page04.htm
what I was looking for when I found the dice game. Scroll 2/3 of the page down just below the table. [st3f, Nov 28 2001]

The greatest story ever told http://www.halfbake...er_20Told#999867278
[barnzenen, Nov 29 2001]

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       What good is it to read the same, rarely changing top 24 ideas over again? I'd want something new and surprising each day, not something well-known.
jutta, Nov 27 2001
  

       how about each day a number of croissants and fishbones, proportional to the number awarded that day on the bakery... so one day you may be greeted with ten fishbones and two croissants (there was a troll) and then on Christmas Eve you munch your way through fifty croissants...
lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001
  

       oh, and fishbone because you can't spell Calendar. Bah Humbug!
lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001
  

       Can I change this? I agree that a new idea a day would be better maybe chosen from a selection of specially posted Christmassy ones.
gizmo, Nov 27 2001
  

       well then. Baked. see link.
lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001
  

       but where is the choccy?
gizmo, Nov 27 2001
  

       lewisgirl: But there's no pictures on halfbakery. Imagine an advent calendar with words behind the doors. Eugh!
pottedstu, Nov 27 2001
  

       p'stu - what's that in the top right, whoops, left corner of every page then?
And it changes tagline thingy every time. What more could you want?... <lg drifts into dreams of her every desire being satisfied by the 'bakery...>
Would you be so kind as to remove that apostrophe, UB? Oh, cleverness. Understood.
lewisgirl, Nov 28 2001
  

       <pedant><pedant><pedant>
Unless the Halfbakery display is laterally inverted in England, I always thought the croissant was the top _LEFT_ corner - unless of course you were referring to the vote indicators, in which case I see no tagline thingy.
  

       I was about to insist on Bubba's apostrophectomy, [lg], but I then noticed that he was mocking [gizmo] (similar to your "calender" correction, which seems to be fixed now).
</pedant></pedant></pedant>
cp, Nov 28 2001
  

       The display's fine, but I suspect that [lg] might be laterally inverted. (I'm joking, [lg], OK, please don't hit me!)
angel, Nov 28 2001
  

       oh, I'm a bit thick today aren't I.
I had a tooth pulled yesterday so I'm all at sixes and sevens. Everything hurts.

On topic: I'd actually quite like an advent calendar with some 'bon mot' behind each door, a proverb or a fortune cookie sorta thing, or a subtly funny haiku, or an unusual word to try to fit into everyday conversation. The Thinking Person's Advent Calendar.
lewisgirl, Nov 28 2001
  

       heard a joke once about an (insert social class or nationality here) [Irish] chap who finally got a job cleaning the floors in the bank. He was terribly proud and told all his mates that he worked in a bank, and wore a suit (which he did, just to look the part and impress his boss, earnest little guy that he was...) His long suffering wife was pleased too.
One day he came home all of a tizzy and jumping about with excitement - Mary, Mary, guess what my boss taught me today?! ('what, dear?') He got some tippex and took my black shoes and wrote on the toes for me - look, this one says L and this one says R - so now I know which shoe to put on which foot. 'Oh, that's good', says Mary, 'Perhaps you can bring him home and he can write 'A' and 'V' on me.'
lewisgirl, Nov 28 2001
  

       "So that's why my wife has 'C&A' on her knickers!"
angel, Nov 28 2001
  

       I feel like I got off lightly - I just had two crowns fitted on Friday.
hippo, Nov 28 2001
  

       quick hide your Hondas everyone
po, Nov 28 2001
  

       upper right wisdom. It was too big and biting down on lower right wisdom and causing all sorts of gum problems. (So now can I claim I'm working at 75% intelligence?) I need to get my whole lower right line properly checked (haven't been to dentist for too long). May need upper left wisdom taken out if the same thing is likely to happen. And then, whaddayaknow, I'll be 'halfwisdom-ed'!
lewisgirl, Nov 28 2001
  

       //sixes and sevens//   

       According to Brewer (see link), it's from a Hebrew expression for an indefinite number, and "what is indefinite is confused".   

       It refers to a jumble of things, where you have a few, but not perhaps the right number or them in the right order.
pottedstu, Nov 28 2001
  

       I heard it came from a very old french dice game!!!???
po, Nov 28 2001
  

       "Knocked up for a six" is probably "knocked for a six", which a cricket reference. If you hit a cricket ball out of the boundaries of the playing area (which is pretty huge) you score six runs. Therefore "knocked for a six" means something like "dealt with superlatively".
Aristotle, Nov 28 2001
  

       I like that claim, lg. Seeing as I had both lower wisdoms removed about 2 years ago because they were impacting, I've been operating at only 50% of my previous intelligence. I wonder if I can use that as mitigating circumstances when I fail my exams?
CoolerKing, Nov 28 2001
  

       I was at the dentist on Monday for my 3rd appointment to have my wisdom tooth removed, but keep jibbing out at the last minute (in the waiting room). Please tell me it's not too painful!
arora, Nov 28 2001
  

       I had a general anaesthetic when I had mine out. Quite pleasant, apart from the post-operative pain.
hippo, Nov 28 2001
  

       Yeah I was under a general anaesthetic for mine too. My mom had a tooth out under some sort of laughing gas thing-a-ma-jig, and apparently that didn't hurt. I don't know if that was a wisdom tooth though.
CoolerKing, Nov 28 2001
  

       which one are you losing, arora? I had a top one out, and after the anaesthetic had been in for five minutes I felt almost nothing - really not worth worrying about. If you're having the lower one(s) out, it's not uncommon to have a full-on knock-you-out general anaesth., because the lower teeth are rooted deeper into much thicker jaw bone. Anyway, a little bit of pain is far better than the possible resultant problems if you leave them in.
lewisgirl, Nov 29 2001
  

       Top left, there was no mention of general anaesthetic, that was my main concern as everyone else seems to have been knocked out for wisdom tooth extractions. But she assured me upper ones are less of a problem.! Many thanks, you've made me feel a little less nervous.
arora, Nov 29 2001
  

       I've had the laughing gas before, it's fantastic, it feels like your flying for a while, but then you just pass out. Bit like weed really.
sven3012, Nov 29 2001
  

       Ok, back on topic, how about an advent calendar that had a word in every door and when all of them had been opened a sentence would be made? Kind of like The Greatest Story Ever Told, but with chocolate.
barnzenen, Nov 29 2001
  

       How about a freshly pulled tooth behind each door?
bristolz, Nov 29 2001
  

       I can just see the scenes in playgrounds across the world when kids have different brands.
"Yay! I got a molar!"
"Lucky. I just got another lousy incisor."
CoolerKing, Nov 29 2001
  
      
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