Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Pie in the Sky

Pie them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure
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A network of satellites tasked with tracking obnoxious individuals, including but not limited to politicians, pundits, middle managers with delusions of grandeur, professional athletes, etc., and, upon receiving the proper signal, dispatching a Pie Delivery Vehicle, or PDV, to intercept their face with a cream pie. The PDV would rely on a mechanism similar to Space Ship One for reentry. Its fuselage would be just large enough to contain a single cream pie and a catapult mechanism to fling the pie at the target once the PDV glides to near ground level.

This scheme could be funded by a web site similar to that proposed by Public Subscription Assassination, specifically, the pie version proposed in the annotations.

JakePatterson, Nov 14 2004

Public Subscription Assination http://www.halfbake...ion_20Assassination
[JakePatterson, Nov 14 2004]

Dial-a-Smite http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Dial-a-Smite
a halfbakery classic [RayfordSteele, Nov 14 2004]

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       Dial-a-smite for clowns?
RayfordSteele, Nov 14 2004
  

       [+] for the idea. [++] for the "Aliens" reference.
DocBrown, Nov 15 2004
  

       Someone, somewhere is actually working on a more sinister version of this - effectively a pod of unmanned Predator-type aircraft in orbit. They can be released individually and arrive at any point on the planet within fifteen minutes. It is unclear whether they are to be armed or not. There are no references to this on the net and you didn't hear it from me ;-). I would [+] the real thing as well if it delivered pies!
wagster, Nov 15 2004
  

       So... you slow the pies down from orbital speed before allowing them to impact someone you wish ill of... I don't get it. I mean as long as they don't burn up completely on reentry, wouldn't you want them to have most of that enormous velocity for a more powerful smite?   

       And if not, wouldn't the cost of baking pies in orbit make a slightly larger number of dedicated, but ground-based PDVs be more cost-effective?
ye_river_xiv, Jan 31 2010
  

       Presumably the re-entry heat could be used to power the oven to bake them?
pocmloc, Feb 01 2010
  
      
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