Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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It's a tie with the internal workings of a coo-coo clock.
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Smart necktie 98% of the time, the Cuc-koo Necktie (Cuc-kootie) is 2% novelty. Spot on the hour, a little bird emerges from within the necktie through a silk drape and performs an electronic "Coo-coo ... Coo-coo ... ".
dpsyplc, Mar 11 2004


       So this thing "Coo-coo"s for 72 seconds? Every hour? Sounds horrible.   

       (sp: cuckoo)
Worldgineer, Mar 11 2004

       I thought this idea was a specific type of cootie, as opposed to the general "you've got cooties" type of cootie. But since it isn't, I think the idea should be categorized under "torture device" in that it combines two forms of human bondage into a single hideous device.
Mungo, Mar 11 2004

       Sorry [Worldgineer], I thought 59/60 was 98. Fixed the title. Blame the marathon.   

       The way I see novelty is, pay a lot for one use and then put it away never to be seen again. If you'd rather (I would), Punch and Judy Tie. For "those occasions" when a sound effect might not be welcomed or appropriate, like the funeral of a rival, how about the Cuckoo Belt Buckle?
dpsyplc, Mar 12 2004

       People might get the wrong idea.
yabba do yabba dabba, Mar 12 2004

       Oops. Did I say Cuckoo? I meant Jack-in-the-Box.
dpsyplc, Mar 12 2004


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