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Halfbaker Sock Puppets

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With an old sock, a few buttons and other things found around your home or office, you may fashion the likeness of your favourite Halbaker in the delightful medium of sock puppet.

Over time, your collection of HB puppets will grow and you can gaily sit in front of your monitor re-enacting the postings, annotations, and conversations in a series of silly voices.

benfrost, Aug 05 2006

(?) Well, whoever it is, it can't be me... http://www.daffodil...ves/sockpuppet1.jpg
[DrCurry, Aug 06 2006]

(?) I found mine! http://www.chinooks...ctures/puppet3.jpeg
[MoreCowbell, Aug 09 2006]

I found myself, made of high-end hosiery http://sockholm.com/characters.htm
[xandram, Aug 09 2006]

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       I seem to remember you threatening to do this in another post..... :-)   

       [+]
monojohnny, Aug 05 2006
  

       "yes it's true - monojohnny" (said via sock puppet)
benfrost, Aug 05 2006
  

       your's is holding a small jar...
po, Aug 05 2006
  

       [po]'s - a red sock with a little circular antenna ?! :-)
monojohnny, Aug 05 2006
  

       Don't be silly, [Ian Tindale], socks, let alone of the puppetry persuasion, don't get up and type messages on the Halfbakery, no more than they get up in the middle of the night and find the place that is furthest from their partners... hey, wait a minute...!   

       ;-)   

       And anyways, who are we to tell who are the sock puppets and who aren't? Unless you somehow happen to find the modem address thingummy of other halfbakers.
froglet, Aug 05 2006
  

       I had tea the other day and everybody was there! We had such a good time! [benfrost] kept asking for more jam for his croissant, <said in high pitched voice> "I like jam. Jam is my favorite." <sihpv>   

       Then the bad man in white made me eat some magic pills and I went to dreamless sleep and everybody went away again...
NotTheSharpestSpoon, Aug 05 2006
  

       + please use a silk stocking for mine.
xandram, Aug 05 2006
  

       Illustration, please!
DrCurry, Aug 05 2006
  

       I think we should all make our own likenesses and then send them to ben.   

       "Fandango... fandango... fandango..."
RayfordSteele, Aug 05 2006
  

       Left hand: “What do we think of this idea?”
Right hand: “I dunno. It sounds kinda silly.”
Left hand: “Well I like it.”
Right hand: “Well you would.”
Left hand: “Whaddya mean by that?”
Right hand: “Well you always like the idiotic ideas.”
Left hand: “I do not!”
Right hand: “Of course you do. You went all ga-ga when that bacon-fax thing was posted.”
Left hand: “Well it was a splendid idea.”
Right hand: “It wasn’t. It was idiotic.”
Left hand: “It was magnificient! Your problem is that you’ve got no sense of humour.”
Right hand: “Of course I’ve got a sense of humour. Your problem is that you’ve got no sense at all.”
Left hand: “You take that back!”
Right hand: “Will not.”
Left hand: “Take it back now!”
Right hand: “Shan’t!”
Left hand: “Take it back now or I’m going straight to the sewing box for a darning needle.”
Right hand: “Oh here we go again with the threats.”
Left hand: “I mean it this time. I’ve had just about enough of your patronising taunts.”
Right hand: “Oooh! I’m so scared!”
Left hand: “Okay. You asked for it!”
[Argument dissolves into chaotic arm wrestling]
DrBob, Aug 05 2006
  

       love DrBob!
po, Aug 05 2006
  

       I don't know about sock puppets, but I might be willing to slap mimes.
bungston, Aug 06 2006
  

       hahahahahaha!
benfrost, Aug 06 2006
  

       Aw hell, I'm just gonna end up as a white sock, are't I? Damn.
moomintroll, Aug 06 2006
  

       Don't be such a heel.   

       "Well, I like it." +
sartep, Aug 07 2006
  

       Sounds like we'll need two for [DrB].
Worldgineer, Aug 07 2006
  

       sockflaps?
skinflaps, Aug 07 2006
  

       Now you can enjoy the wit and repartee of the HalfBakery regulars in your very own home. This unique collection of beautiful hand-knitted socks(*) will build week by week into the complete set of sock puppets that will be the talking-point of your living room in its exquisite mahogany-effect display cabinet. Order now and get each sock puppet for significantly below the usual retail price of £25. Yes, provided you order within the next seven days, each sock puppet will cost you only £19.95!!!   

       (*) Not actually hand-knitted   

       --
Orders cannot be cancelled after the first sock puppet is despatched. Full collection comprises 135 sock puppets. Your credit card will be charged £19.95 per week (+ £2.50 P&P) for about the next two and a half years, plus £99 (+ £30 P&P) for the display cabinet. Damn, it's a good thing no one ever reads the small print, ain't it?
hippo, Aug 08 2006
  

       Now there's a bizarre image.
DrBob, Aug 08 2006
  

       We only need one sock puppet. Aren't we all [UnaBubba]?
methinksnot, Aug 08 2006
  

       /Aren't we all [UnaBubba]?/   

       I know I am.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 08 2006
  

       <Life of Brian> I'm UnaBubba and so is my wife! </LoB>
DrBob, Aug 08 2006
  

       I want a wife..
po, Aug 08 2006
  

       Genius [+]
The_Englishman_Abroad, Aug 08 2006
  

       What's stopping you [po]?
methinksnot, Aug 08 2006
  

       Naturalist sock puppets are, at this very moment in time; chewing on pencils, eating steering wheels, nibbling on zips and buttons, and in some locations, snogging in meeting rooms across the world. Will no one stop this debauchery?
zen_tom, Aug 09 2006
  

       yeah but do they keep their socks on?
po, Aug 09 2006
  

       I found mine! (see link)   

       Actually, if one was to try and recreate an HB posting, finger puppets might work better! More friends!
MoreCowbell, Aug 09 2006
  

       Watch out! It's a stitch up... the mighty [UB] is on a pun-walk.
Jinbish, Aug 09 2006
  

       bless his cotton...
po, Aug 09 2006
  

       I think he's saying that he wants his sock to be holey.
Worldgineer, Aug 09 2006
  

       [benfrost] You might like to check out the rest of the link I posted. "The Lady From Sockholm" is the first ever sock puppet film noir...   

       you might be on to something here...
xandram, Aug 09 2006
  

       inside every puppet is a fist.   

       xandram - that's exactly how i imagine all the bakers dressed up for a night on the town, but as sock puppet.
benfrost, Aug 10 2006
  

       Any sock puppets engaging in street walking and solicitous activities might be described (in a rather derogatory way) as hose.   

       And a TV program in which such creatures were spruced up (perhaps by the darning of sequins and the like) might be shown on MTV.
zen_tom, Aug 10 2006
  

       Indeed. It's nylon impossible to pun-trump yourself, [UB].
Jinbish, Aug 10 2006
  

       Sew it would seam.
zen_tom, Aug 10 2006
  

       You're giving me a stitch.
skinflaps, Aug 10 2006
  

       Toe the line!? Never. I'm not one to march in-step - I'd rather soledier on against an arch-punster like you.
Jinbish, Aug 10 2006
  

       In order to toe the line with precision, you might have tabi some of those Japanese-style socks.
zen_tom, Aug 10 2006
  

       I'm already a sock puppet in millions of homes around the globe. When the washer/dryer eats one of a pair of socks, you still have
half, Aug 10 2006
  

       odd socks?
Jinbish, Aug 10 2006
  

       You must be thinking of the DrBob sock puppet.
half, Aug 10 2006
  

       Shoe can read it anyway you wish!
Jinbish, Aug 10 2006
  
      
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