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Ash Globes

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A clear glass or plastic sphere, closely resembling a snow globe. However, instead of snow, when shaken a cloud of volcanic ash is released, settling in a dense blanket over a realistic panorama of a town or city.

Available in Vesuvius, Pinatubo, Krakatoa, Mount St Helens, Mount Pelée, etc. etc.

Contains grimly realistic depictions of incinerated or suffocated victims.

Collect the complete set.

Warning: opening the globe may in some circumstances seriously disrupt commercial air transport. Dispose of in accordance with prevailing local legislation.

8th of 7, Dec 30 2013

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MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2013

       ALL of the snowglobe ideas are already in existence. See links provided on previous one.
xenzag, Dec 30 2013

       What is this, a franchise?   

       //ALL of the snowglobe ideas are already in existence.   

       Au contraire, the orrery made up of snowglobes of each planet, a fractal snowglobe made up of infinite series of smaller and smaller snowglobes, the film Attack of the Killer Snowglobes and so on.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 30 2013

swimswim, Dec 30 2013

       a.k.a. Mount Redenbacher?
Alterother, Dec 30 2013

       As this is indistinguishable from existing snow globes, the solution is to distribute existing globes labeled "ash".   

       [xenzag], how can we tell which was previous?
tatterdemalion, Dec 30 2013

       Snowglobe of snowglobes: a snowglobe large enough to use regular-sized snowglobes as grains of snow.
FlyingToaster, Dec 30 2013

       //I got a lucrative new job writing cracker jokes for Borg Industry Corp. //   

       You surely do .. dance, monkey boy, dance !
8th of 7, Dec 30 2013

       Another version uses the cremated remains of a loved one; a snow globe/urn.
swimswim, Dec 30 2013

       How about a dandruff snowglobe?
Ling, Dec 30 2013

       That idea would be head and shoulders above the rest ...
8th of 7, Nov 22 2014

       (sound of trumpet going wa waa waah)   

       I was totally shocked to discover that (on the. subject of corny jokes) that Bob Monkhouse had one good joke...ahem (clears throat) "when I was young, I told people I wanted to be a comedian, and they laughed at me. Well, they're not laughing now".
not_morrison_rm, Nov 22 2014


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