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Tempest In A Bottle

"You mean your ship just sits there? What's the point of that?"
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A display comprised of the usual seeming tall ship inside a bottle, but with the following twist:

The bottle actually has water in it. The ship is floating in the water.

The bottle is on a stand, which conceals power units powering wind, churning water and perhaps even lightning.

theircompetitor, Feb 16 2006

Sea Globes Sea_20Globes
[DrCurry, Feb 16 2006]

Miserable sod, or eco-warrior? http://news.bbc.co..../dorset/4678962.stm
[coprocephalous, Feb 16 2006]

A small wind in a bottle http://www.metku.ne.../whiskypc/index_eng
Doesn't appeal much to me but his polished Shuttle does. [bristolz, Feb 16 2006]

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       Didn't we do something like this? Didn't *I* do something like this? Oh, yeah, but without the motor.
DrCurry, Feb 16 2006
  

       oops, pretty close, DC.   

       I was actually thinking about a more ambitious unit, too, like perhaps a yacht replica sailing in an endless pool (with a fan powering the sails) being a nice house display for the super rich, or a casino, maybe
theircompetitor, Feb 16 2006
  

       Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Vote for me before I fall into despair, oh
  

       I’ll send an idea out to the world
I’ll send an idea out to the world
I hope that someone likes my
I hope that someone likes my
I hope that someone likes my
Tempest in a bottle, yeah
Tempest in a bottle, yeah
Ling, Feb 16 2006
  

       Praise indeed! I should be careful, lest my head bursts.
Ling, Feb 16 2006
  

       I like the lightning and Ling's song!
xandram, Feb 16 2006
  

       [theircompetitor] has managed to write an idea which incorporates artificially-created lightning, without once mentioning Van der Graaff generators.
hippo, Feb 16 2006
  

       In 'calm' mode, it can have St Elmo's fire and function as a nightlight.   

       Bun for the idea, and for Ling's anno, and for my anno.
dbmag9, Feb 16 2006
  

       Why should I, [hippo], I don't recall him ever mentioning me?
theircompetitor, Feb 16 2006
  

       Came across a cartoon recently, where a shipwrecked sailor on a desert island opens a bottle to read: "You have no new messages."
DrCurry, Feb 16 2006
  

       This wouldn't have anything to do with the recently posted (and completely ignored) "Massage in a Bottle" thing does it?   

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DesertFox, Feb 16 2006
  


 

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