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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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A thick drink coaster with a picture of a cruise liner
printed on it.
Place drink on coaster as normal. After a delay, a
concealed mechanism causes the coaster to flip at
90 degrees to the horizontal, spilling the contents
of the drink container and causing an expensive
If you watch
carefully, just before the thing tips
over completely, a little hatch in the side opens and
a tiny figure in uniform jumps out, gibbering in
italian as it runs away.
||Or maybe the coaster should be motorised, and move around the bar top in tight circles, impressing you with how close it can get to the edge of the bar without falling off. A tiny camera with clever facial recognition technology will pick up whether there are any attractive women in the vicinity - if so, the coaster will zoom off the edge of the bar and crash to the floor.
||I think the two of you have had enough to drink. This