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Memento Moron

"Remember, Thou Art Stupid"
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Replicas of politician's skulls, either full size, or minature, in collectable sets.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2010

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       Only in the U.S. market.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2010
  

       Julia Gillard, Australia's Prime Minister, is meeting with the Queen, when she says to old Liz, "I'd like you to make me a Queen too then change Australia's status and make it a Queendom so I can rule it as a Queen. What do you think?"   

       QEII replies, "You already seem to be doing quite well running the place as a country, Julia."
infidel, Oct 29 2010
  

       I would vote for this, if it were what the title suggests, namely a reminder that everybody is stupid (the way a memento mori is a reminder that everybody dies). For politicians only: meh.
mouseposture, Oct 29 2010
  

       Skull sizes are not related to intelligence, intelligence isn't very related to ability, and ability isn't related to doing what's right. Here, have the rotting corpse of a fish.
Voice, Oct 30 2010
  

       I think it's a great idea... nothing to do with intelligence, mind. Simply a chance to have the bastards' heads, or a facsimile thereof, mounted on your wall or mantelpiece.
infidel, Oct 31 2010
  

       "Simulates" ? Why ?
8th of 7, Oct 31 2010
  

       8th- well you've replicated their heads, so whats the point of a hunt?   

       I think you really want to rework this idea, don't you...
dentworth, Oct 31 2010
  

       I don't see why this idea wouldn't take off, given the human propensity for inane collecting behavior.   

       And, there was a guy that sold a set of [famous person] discarded chewing gum on eBay. Apparently, he followed famous people around down at the beach and collected their gum after they had spit it out. It was in a tasteful wood/glass display; each beach-sand-encrusted piece poised atop a needle-like structure. After you got through the initial revulsion, it was really quite... oh, who am I kidding. It was still disgusting. But someone bought it anyway.   

       The point is (if one can glean a point from the preceding) that there is probably a market for your idea, [8th]. [+]
Grogster, Nov 01 2010
  

       Let's not overlook the mementos and coke rocket possibilities.
Boomershine, Nov 01 2010
  

       "Memento Mormon"
DrWorm, Nov 01 2010
  

       Charms used to remember small trolls, who go off on adventures: Memento Moomin   

       Talking of which, where is [Moom] these days?
zen_tom, Nov 02 2010
  

       //Charms used to remember small trolls//

Memento Morlock?
DrBob, Nov 02 2010
  

       Memento Moloch ? Skulls of sub-human troglodytes ?   

       ... which brings us neatly back to the original idea.
8th of 7, Nov 02 2010
  

       Momento Moray, for people who need to remember something about eels.
zen_tom, Nov 02 2010
  

       Momento Murray, a planned line of products poised for release on the death of a prominent British ex-Formula 1 commentator.
zen_tom, Nov 02 2010
  

       Memento Marry... <looks at left hand>... ok, baked.
egbert, Nov 02 2010
  

       I'm in the US, so there is a certain politician whose real or simulated head on a pike would make a welcome addition to my mantle.   

       Any "Babylon 5" fans out there?   

       "I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I want to look up into your lifeless eyes and wave like this." [waves] - Ambassador Vir Cotto   

       So, I'd like mine kind of life like and mounted on a pike. (+)
MisterQED, Nov 02 2010
  

       Pikes are extra. Next to last page of the catalog, "Accessories".
8th of 7, Nov 02 2010
  

       Momento Nori   

       That sour taste reminding you leftover sushi is not a good idea.
mbedded, Nov 02 2010
  

       //Any "Babylon 5" fans out there?//

Londo: Well actually, yes.
DrBob, Nov 03 2010
  

       //Londo// up to around 3 months ago, I was working with this lovely bloke who's name gave me the excuse to imagine myself saying in increasingly Mollarian terms, the phrase:   

       "Ahhh, Kadir!"   

       Kept me smiling for months.
zen_tom, Nov 03 2010
  

       Heh! I confess that I can occasionally be caught muttering to myself about the location of the braking thruster button.
DrBob, Nov 03 2010
  
      
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