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Fantabulous Floating Music Orb!

Follows you around and plays mood music
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While in high school, you can come up with some very genius ideas that need to be shared with the world. This is one of them --

Why not invent a spherical ball, that floats around your head, and plays music appropriate to whatever mood you're in?

Just imagine, if you will:

"Thomas Cook has just gotten off work. After a hard day's work as a crooked real-estate agent, he is exhausted. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, Tom knows this well. He makes a living eating dogs.

This in mind, for breakfast he had a hotdog. No mustard.

So after sniffing his daily round of cocaine and picking his nose free of the residue he finds up there occasionally, he discovers that his life sucks major ass. Just as he's about to jump in front of a subway train, the MYSTERIOUS ORB begins to play "Sixteen Tons" by Tenessee Ernie Ford!

Someone sympathizes with I, a poor fraudulant poog, he thinks to himself! I'm not alone!

And the rest of the day goes off without a hitch. Two days later he is killed by a wandering elephant. At his funeral, the MYSTERIOUS ORB services the congregation by playing songs by the Eurythmics.

The end."

The question that is left: who DOESN'T want an orb??

lucidish, Aug 08 2000


       What's going on? The idea makes sense, but the story, none at all.   

       The next step after the mood music orb is the search-and-destroy orb (or just the same device set on "silence"). It roams around and snuffs other people's mood music orbs.
mcfrank, Aug 08 2000

       I want one of the search-and-destroy ones now. I have to deal with WAY too much other-people's-music...
StarChaser, Aug 10 2000

       The mysterious orb 'services' the congregation!? - Perhaps this is another HalfBakery idea...
hippo, Aug 15 2000

       I was torn here. I didn't know whether to vote for the idea because it's really quite good and the story makes very little sense and includes the word "poog" (which I shall try to use more often), or against it because it would result in even more maddening background music. In the end I settled for "against": just imagine everyone emitting mood-matching music. Scary.
Skinny Rob, Aug 15 2000

       I've ALWAYS wanted cool background music for my everyday life like a movie soundtrack. Imagine how intense those walking-home-alone-at-night experiences would be if I could actually hear the music I already imagine in my head. Sign me up for an orb.
Caroline Rose, Aug 16 2000

       Would it play "Cocaine" at full volume while you're trying to do your business though?
thumbwax, Aug 20 2001


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