Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Telephone Menu Based Halfbakery

For the offline, the computerless and the plain masochistic
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Welcome to the Halfbakery, please enter your username on your telephone keypad.

"99247777833777"

Thankyou, now please enter your password.

"222568884422"

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"Recent"

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Thankyou. Telephone Menu Based Halfbakery. For the offline, the computerless and the plain masochistic. Welcome to the Halfbakery, please enter your username on your telephone keypad.

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wagster, Oct 16 2008

You'd at least be able to talt to other Halfbakers while you wait... waiting_20party_20line
[hippo, Oct 16 2008]

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       I would laugh but I've been ringing BT lately...
po, Oct 16 2008
  

       excellent
hippo, Oct 16 2008
  

       I like it, except my phone's a dially one and it can't "do" buttons.
zen_tom, Oct 16 2008
  

       "If you're calling from a rotary phone, please hang on and a moderator will be with you shortly"
{cut to Muzak}
phoenix, Oct 16 2008
  

       "Please be assured that your idea is important to us and we'll put it up on the site as soon as possible, so that a bunch of overactive underacheiving teenagers and grumpy cynical overeducated pedantic misanthropes can slather it with perverse and largely irrelevant annotations, consisting mostly of personal attacks on one another, advocacy, exchanges in an ongoing flame war unrelated to the idea under discussison, touchy-feely self-congratulation that makes the Oscar acceptance speeches look brutal, and obscure references to quantum physics, biochemistry, mettalurgy, books, films, TV programmes, radio shows and computer games which only 0.00003% of the readers will understand ....... you are now number........ SEVEN ..... HUNDRED..... AND ...... FORTY ..... SIX .... in the queue. Please continue to hold ........ <tinny, distorted and unidentifiable pop music>
8th of 7, Oct 16 2008
  

       "Press 1 for Custard,
2 for Ninjas,
3 for Pirates,
...
...
10237 for Carbon Nanotubes,
for Vagina Jam please hold."
...
-Cue tinny pop music for 8 hours.
gnomethang, Oct 16 2008
  

       ...hello, my phone looks like a big croissant! +
xandram, Oct 16 2008
  

       [dalidram]
po, Oct 16 2008
  

       To get your money back - press button B.... until a few years ago there was still one of these phones working away in The Palace Bar in the centre of Dublin. This idea is even more fun when put in the context of making the call from a malfunctioning, clanking payphone with a poor connection loaded with static.
xenzag, Oct 16 2008
  

       Despite the horribleness of this idea, I can imagine how many of us would actually call it if the computer version went down for any length of time.
phundug, Oct 16 2008
  

       This made my day!!! [+]
christjan08, Mar 19 2012
  

       It's a good one.   

       // largely irrelevant annotations, consisting mostly of personal attacks on one another, advocacy, exchanges in an ongoing flame war unrelated to the idea under discussison, touchy-feely self-congratulation //   

       See, [bigsleep]? This behavior was already the accepted norm when I came along to further sully these hallowed pages. My own pithy degredation is but a drop in the ocean, good friend.
Alterother, Mar 19 2012
  

       "Our security porpoises are not available at this time, so your call may be recorded for them."
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 20 2012
  

       //Would you like to speak to a moderator?// "Yes."   

       Press one for light water, two for heavy water, three for graphite, or four for beryllium. When you achieve criticality, please press the hash key.
mouseposture, Mar 20 2012
  
      
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