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

handset pops out when it rings....
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Sorry.

Could make it so the handset pops up two feet into the air on the third ring and make a game out of catching it.....

runforrestrun, Feb 12 2002

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       Love it, love it, love it. Brings to mind the scene with Peter Sellers and the light bulb.   

       Is this cordless phones only?   

       This could really brighten up a dull day at work.
LardyBloke, Feb 12 2002
  

       I was expecting to have to annotate with a m-f-d for a pun. I won't though, because it's a great idea in it's own right. Although it might have to come with padding in case you don't reach the phone on time. And non-cordless wall-mounted phones would have to come with a very long cord to save it from being ripped off the wall.   

       But if these are taken into account during manufacture, croissant!
CoolerKing, Feb 12 2002
  

       The phone should be hot. Then the answerer would have to toss it back and forth between hands, whispering "ouch!" each time, then finally drop it on the table, lean an ear to it, and start talking.
waugsqueke, Feb 12 2002
  

       Waugs - thats the funniest thing I've heard all day.
LardyBloke, Feb 12 2002
  

       How about a ghost toast phone that shoots through walls to wherever in the house you are?
pottedstu, Feb 12 2002
  

       Love the idea. My only worry is that after answering the phone all day, I might actaully make toast and slap the slices to the side of my head.
Bartlebooth, Feb 12 2002
  

       [Rods]- well you could always butter it on the back.
<shameless reference> Then attach it to a cat and you've got yourself a perpetual motion machine.</shameless reference>
CoolerKing, Feb 12 2002
  

       Meanwhile, back on topic. I have an occasional habit of tossing the receiver into the air and catching it before I answer, so this would be a great labour-saving device. Croissant.
DrBob, Feb 13 2002
  

       I'm sorry, were we off topic? ;-)
runforrestrun, Feb 13 2002
  

       Why combine these two items??? Burnt phones dont smell too good.
pogoman59, Feb 13 2002
  

       If my phone went <insert onomatopoeia> sound a toaster makes springing up</insert onomatopoeia> instead of Brrrrrrrrng, I'd get out of bed to answer it.
reensure, Feb 13 2002
  

       I'll have one. Is it available in just white and wholemeal? Or could I have pumpernickel?
<stage direction> (gives rye smile...)<stage direction>
  

       [RodsT] I was thinking more along the lines of a phone shaped like one of those hop roasting buildings you see in Kent alot...
goff, Feb 14 2002
  

       I don't think this one should come with a handset. I think the phone itself should be in the shape of a functional toaster, as a speakerphone. Think of all the fun you could have talking to 'aliens...' Not certain how you'd disguise the numberpad.
RayfordSteele, Feb 14 2002
  

       Ha! disguise the number pad as settings for the toast   

       1) warm bread
2) warmer bread
3) touch of gold
4) almost lightly toasted
5) lightly toasted
6) gold with hints of brown
7) almost brown
8) brown
9) brown and crispy
0) Cajun style toast -- burnt beyond recognition
runforrestrun, Feb 14 2002
  

       Extra buttons: star, hash, croissant.
pottedstu, Feb 15 2002
  

       interesting idea and funny, but i don't know about the game. Plus if someone missed it the person on the other side would hear a loud bang.
squeekyzebra, Feb 17 2006
  

       Yes; every time I look at that section of the halfbakery, I feel sad, even though I never knew any of them before.
DesertFox, Feb 18 2006
  

       Would baking this idea be a good memorial to Susrun?
pashute, Feb 10 2011
  
      
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