Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Portable Limelight

For those that need to take it with them.
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A shoulder-mounted unit with the oxygen and hydrogen cylinders worn on the back*, the portable limelight casts a halo of light about the wearer indicating that they are (or consider themselves to be) celebrities of some status and are ready and willing to be photographed for publication in glossy coffee-table magazines.

*may also be worn by member of entourage and pointed at starlet using tilt and swivel neck (only available on 'Luxury' and 'Hollywood' editions).

st3f, Feb 19 2002

Due credit to Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. http://www.steamcar....co.uk/artgurn.html
Inventor of (among other things) the limelight. [angel, Feb 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Google for limelight http://www.google.c...ime+oxygen+hydrogen
(missing out all the acting groups and theatrical agencies that use the name) [st3f, Feb 20 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       You also need a block of lime, of course, but that need present no obstacle. A brightly illumined croissant for you, St Threef.
angel, Feb 19 2002
  

       I love this.
bristolz, Feb 19 2002
  

       //casts a halo of light //   

       With halogen(erator) light-bulbs, yes? Anyhoo, you're already a Saint, Threef. Don't you have your own halo?
Guy Fox, Feb 19 2002
  

       Guy: I don't know what pun you're reaching for but no halogen is involved. These are limelights. See link.   

       And yes, I do. Because it burns with the power of a thousand suns, I usually keep it in the cupboard under the stairs.
st3f, Feb 20 2002
  

       Do we have to have a licence to own one? or is 'starlet' a self-defined status? Does it come with an automatic facial airbrush?
sappho, Feb 20 2002
  

       St3f: I think by 'halogen(erator)', he meant 'halo-generator'....as saints, and on the cover of a recent TV Guide magazine, a dead redneck, have.
StarChaser, Feb 22 2002
  

       Is there a full multi-media version? With trumpets and bugles? Especially for those inclined towards DIY fanfares.
fraggle, Mar 11 2002
  

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