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Artificial Leaf Pile

A leaf pile to jump into year round.
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1- Take a leaf pile

2- Make it artificial

3- Jump into it (see link if you're unfamiliar with jumping into leaf piles)

doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2022

https://www.youtube...watch?v=OdaKpRcA_i8 [doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2022]

Them’s real leaves there https://www.gocomic...d-avenue/2022/10/16
no rake or pitchfork, but… [a1, Oct 16 2022]

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       When I was a kid, i thought this was basically what those plastic ball pools were. I thought they would provide the same level of fun. Those artificial things did not; they were only a foot deep and provided no resistance.   

       I can't plus this because I think it is an enjoyment of the season. If you had Christmas all year around, you would similarly lose the fun. You would not want it during a rainy season. Or the heat of summer. You need crisp cool air, the waft of woodsmoke.
mylodon, Oct 11 2022
  

       Well, this wouldn't be a be a foot deep and provide no resistance, it would feel exactly like a leaf pile but be reusable.   

       As far as being seasonal, I think jumping is always fun. Pools in summer, leaves in fall, piles of snow in winter.   

       I can't imagine kids saying "Nah, don't wanna jump into that big pile of fake leaves, where's the waft of woodsmoke? (Dogs standing next to them nod their heads.)
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2022
  

       I don't know what to do with all the leaves really.   

       Compost seems the obvious solution.   

       Should I make a big October-fest leaf pit before I burn them?
Dog poo may be a problem I'm thinking.
  

       You could just go into a hay barn. People have been jumping around in those things since the old Bavarian days. Most of the year there should be a little hay. Plus not only is it biodegradable, it is edible.
mylodon, Oct 12 2022
  

       //Dog poo may be a problem//   

       If you run out I could mail you some at a very modest premium to the cost of postage and packing.
pertinax, Oct 12 2022
  

       I wish I could say fake leaves were a dime a dozen, but even at wholesale they work out to about eighteen cents per dozen. And that’s for polyester decorative ones that won’t have the same smell or crunchiness as real ones. You might have to make yours out of some kind of paper instead.   

       A real maple tree drops about 100,000 leaves each season. If your fake leaf product comes in at a penny each in bulk, you’re in for at least a grand for each tree-load. That’s a lot to leave outside exposed to the elements. Are you planning to set up indoors? Maybe a fake hay barn - the equivalent of a ball-pit in a Green Acres style, ruralized amusement park? Mr. Haney could sell tickets (and run all the rigged games), Lisa could sell hotscakes at the concession stand.
a1, Oct 12 2022
  

       Take a real leaf pile and make it artificial? You mean alchemically?
21 Quest, Oct 12 2022
  

       Hmm, good point. The sequence might need some adjustment.   

       How's this:   

       1- Take a bunch of leaves that are artificial   

       2- Make them   

       There, that's better.
doctorremulac3, Oct 12 2022
  

       No you were right first time round, according to [a1]'s detailed budgeting. You need to start with a pile of actual leaves. Then you take the pile and arrange it in an artificial way such that it can be jumped into.
pocmloc, Oct 12 2022
  

       Is it just me or do those lads in the film not have even the tiniest niggling doubt that the groundsman might have left his rake and pitchfork at the bottom of the pile?
pocmloc, Oct 12 2022
  

       I too was concerned about that scene turning from happy happy joy joy to blood spraying horror.   

       Okay, how's this:   

       1- Take a pile of something   

       2- Make it artificial   

       3- Are they leaves?
  

       Yes: Task completed
  

       No: Repeat step 1
doctorremulac3, Oct 12 2022
  

       Okay, final concept:   

       1- Take a pile of non-existent fake leaves.   

       2- Using science, reverse the process that made them non-existent.
doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2022
  

       Someone else is using the science today, but they promised they'd give it back later.
pertinax, Oct 16 2022
  

       Damn scienticians.
doctorremulac3, Oct 17 2022
  

       Don't tell me what to do!   

       They gave something back, but it was creased and dirty. It's time to light an altar.
mylodon, Oct 18 2022
  
      
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