Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Droopy House Eyelids

solar-powered shutter lifters
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Insulated window shutters that lift or pivot upwards. The lifter mechanism has a slippy clutch built-in.. i.e. the shutter will slowly drift down under its own weight if the lifting-string-loop is not continually being pulled. A solar panel runs a small motor which pulls on the lifter. In the morning, the shutters are lifted. At night, the house gets sleepy and the 'eyelids' close.
afinehowdoyoudo, Nov 10 2008


       This is good, although if the weather was patchy cloud it might look like the house was dozing off and then waking up.   

       Which merits a pastry
miasere, Nov 10 2008

       Noise-activated too, of course, so that if there's a car crash outside the house, the shutters will jerk open.

Simulating excessive blinking on high-pollen-count days might be going too far.
hippo, Nov 10 2008


       That church looks like it has Bell's Palsy.
4whom, Nov 10 2008

       <De Niro>   

       "You lookin' at me ? Ah said, you lookin' at me ?"   

       </De Niro>   

8th of 7, Nov 10 2008

       "I'm telling you it just winked at me!"   


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