Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Skyscraper-Scrolling-Centipede (SSC)

I forget how many legs they actually have.
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An advertising robot, built to look like a giant (I think forty feet long or so would do the trick) metal centipede. And how would it advertise? By carrying an equally gigantic LED-display around in its mouth, er.. mandibles, of course. It would take turns poking this giant display around the outside of bored executives' windows and then hanging its top half off of the side of the building to wave the sign at pedestrians below. High powered suction devices on each of its 100 (*cough*) feet would ensure that it would not drop catastrophically onto onlookers below.

Sure to spice up any poor desk-jockey's day.
Pseudonym #3, Aug 26 2004

The SSC. I am trying to learn Paint Shop Pro.... http://barryowen.pw.../Halfbakery/ssc.jpg
...it shows doesn't it! (25kb) [gnomethang, Oct 17 2004]

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       good lord. where's Fay Wray when you need her?   

       welcome back Pseud.
po, Aug 27 2004
  

       Would certainly spice up this place +
skinflaps, Aug 27 2004
  

       More giant mechanoids can never be a bad thing. Nice one. [+]
DocBrown, Aug 27 2004
  

       The world certainly needs more advertising. The other day I could hardly think of anything to buy.
dobtabulous, Aug 27 2004
  

       Yay, more ways for bug business to get adverts into our lives! It's a good idea despite that so [+].   

       I'd give it maybe two weeks before people start to resent the SSC presence.
harderthanjesus, Aug 27 2004
  

       As far as number of legs is concerned, they are not exclusive:   

       centipede n : chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs   

       millipede n : any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
FarmerJohn, Aug 27 2004
  

       Impede v : What happens when the SSC encounters window washers.
destructionism, Aug 27 2004
  

       Sorry about the lack of suction cups - they don't come as standard on a squiggly! (link)
gnomethang, Aug 27 2004
  

       I'd say 'spice'... more than likely give them a heart attack. I think it would be HILARIOUS! Give those execs a taste of their own phsyco-advertising medicine (nod to [dobtabulous] and [harderthanjesus]).
Agamemnon, Apr 05 2006
  
      
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