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Chihuahua Epaulette Orreries

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Small, yapping, shivering, bat-eared, hypervigilant shoulder decorations, to match your dog collar and your fox stole.

Seven chihuahuas of varying colours, mounted on each shoulder in a sort of inverted, gyroscopically balanced mobile so as to create a confusing, whirling, yapping, shivering, bat-eared, hypervigilant swarm of lapdogs about one's upper parts. Fourteen chihuahuas in all.

Popular with madcap dictators for life and other similar megalomaniacal monsters.

(Tip of hat to [Ian Tindale], my muse and to [bigsleep] for editorial comment.)

infidel, May 17 2011

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       Needs karaoke.
pocmloc, May 17 2011
  

       [marked-for-deletion] echo
hippo, May 17 2011
  

       Suggested category: Public:Punishment:Humiliation.
8th of 7, May 17 2011
  

       Sorry, [hippo], not an echo but a legitimate idea that happens to combine the hated chihuahua with the orrery and epaulettes. I happily and readily delete ideas that are redundant or simply insensitive. I'm less inclined to willy-nilly destruction of those that happen to involve HB memes.   

       May also be useful for a spot of post-prandial precision pistolry.
infidel, May 17 2011
  

       //happens to combine the hated chihuahua with the orrery and epaulettes// Precisely. Taking two or three words from the titles of some recent ideas and sticking them together might almost make a 'new' idea (similar to the process used by TV execs to come up with new reality shows), but it's very lazy.
hippo, May 17 2011
  

       Well, orreries was mine originally and I put chihuahuas on the map here this week, so I posted an idea that used two of my recent concepts. It may be lazy but laziness is also a surrogate mother of invention.   

       Not everyone posts ideas to your standards, [hippo].   

       I would also venture that you have never had cause to contemplate the possibility of fourteen live chihuahuas spinning in complicated paths on a series of long, interconnected levers, around Muammar Qaddafi's head, prior to reading this idea.
infidel, May 17 2011
  

       I guess that depends upon whether you want to be a queen, or not.
infidel, May 17 2011
  

       // hated chihuahua //   

       Tautology. This presupposes the possibility of a 'liked' chihuahua.   

       Even in an infinite Universe, this is not possible.
8th of 7, May 17 2011
  

       [hippo], he used my original idea, almost word for word, and the title, but nobody calls for it's removal as an echo. Geessshh. I can't believe this place. I guess I'll have to do it, but then it looks like sour grapes. (Or whatever sour fruit you choose.)
blissmiss, May 17 2011
  

       Wearing these could be a good defense against stealth attacks by mimes.
RayfordSteele, May 17 2011
  

       Do I have to launder them separately before recycling?
tatterdemalion, May 17 2011
  

       [bliss], it seems to me that mfd echos won't start being thrown around until late in the game. So, one echo good, two echos bad. There are always exceptions...   

       It is kinda surprising, [infidel], that you're claiming inventive rights (or whatever that argument was for) to the chihuahua and the orrery. Upon investigation it appears that you don't have earlier ideas then others posted.   

       I support your desire to combine memes. It is the job of us halfbakers to determine which combinations are favorable and which are not. Some will evoke a nausea that is only abated with typing those magical letters: m, f, and d. Others may elicit mirth and further creative zeal. In those times may ye find bread. +   

       I bet you could use custard as a sort of fluid bearing between flat plates so that a natural gait would set all the little rats into spins.
daseva, May 17 2011
  

       Maybe I just don't like the idea of being pushed around by the Idea Nazis. They make claims like "I was just doing my job" and "I don't hate the protestors, I just shoot them" but it's the same result in the end.   

       [daseva], I could have included pirates, mimes, custard, banjos, sphericons and paintballs but I didn't. It wasn't about the memes, it was about the idea.
infidel, May 17 2011
  
      
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