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Idea Dough Garage Swap

Ideas that you have trouble halfbaking can be traded for other unbaked wampum
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Since 100 heads are better than one, here are some ideas for ideas that I can’t do anything with, but will barter for some of your ‘dough’ that would otherwise never make it to the oven:

yard-sized tar pit to catch neighbor’s dogs, kids, etc.

BarBQ Mitzvah and similar themes

magnifying glass cigarette lighter

large, wet, rubber, dog tongue for cooling off in hot weather

nicotine incense/candles

cyber road rage (trolling, etc.) alleviation or prevention

FarmerJohn, Jul 03 2002

Bought by [we_dont_eat_them] Nicotine_20Candles
...but what did [FarmerJohn] get in return? [theleopard, Jul 31 2007]

Don't give them away, gamble them away! Halfbakery_20Poker
[normzone, Aug 11 2009]

Cheese Sweets Cheese-Tella
[theleopard, Aug 13 2009]

Diosma http://www.google.c...AA&biw=1301&bih=678
[pertinax, Jan 28 2013]


       Ferret glue (don't ask).
8th of 7, Jul 03 2002

       I have half a dozen assorted death spikes you can have in exchange for your large wet rubber dog tongue for cooling off in hot weather. swap?
po, Jul 03 2002

       They all seem pretty self-descriptive to me...
RayfordSteele, Jul 03 2002

       // here are some ideas for ideas that I can’t do anything with //   

       Umm, isn't that what we get around here on a regular basis anyway?
BigBrother, Jul 03 2002

       Actually, when I was little my dad in an attempt to get my mom to stop smoking got her a "solar" cigarette lighter. It was a shiny curved silver dish with a fork that stuck up to hold the end of the cigarette... put it out in the sun and eventually it would light... I guess... she never did try it.
Aurora, Jul 03 2002

       8th...I'm asking.   

       po...OK, I'll put them on my spike-heeled golf shoes and wait quietly in a sand bunker.   

       Ray...Big...So if I just add a little creative prose?   

       Aur...Jeeze, even my too-crappy-to-post ideas are baked.
FarmerJohn, Jul 03 2002

       Have: tomato wedg(i)e remover, mocha-log-a-shit gum, domain name pictionary, SandwichMaster 2000.   

       Want: ???
polartomato, Jul 04 2002

       FarmerJohn: OK, if you're asking. Late one evening we wrote down "Ferrite Clips" on a post-it note and stuck it on one of our monitors as a to-do URGENT for the next day. When we got in the next morning, we found the note but could not work out from the pencil scrawl what we had meant to tell ourselves. It looked for all the world like "Ferret Glue". We spent all morning puzzling about Ferret Glue (Glue for ferrets ? Glue made from ferrets ?) unitl a colleage asked us had we ordered any Ferrite clips (Used in electronics testing). Then we realised what the note ment, but couldn't get the idea of ferret glue out of our mind, and the wildly implausible scenarios in which one might require such an unusual product.   

       Satisfied ?   

       PS we are pleased to see that your recent suggestions display a lower degree of potential lethality than your notorious "lightning barbequeue" idea .....(bitter bitter bitter)
8th of 7, Jul 04 2002

       thats a pun Steve, (cinnamon toast)
po, Aug 11 2002

       It is oddly appropriate that the idea I have been bandying about in my head lately is a "Halfbakery Sale" which, fits the description of this post perfectly. But, more specifically, the Bake Sale would be a returning to ideas that we didn't do so well with the first time around in the hopes that others might recycle them better with clearer thinking.   

       For instance, if I thought I had a shot at making [AO]'s reusable potato jackets a smash hit, then I could post an announcement to that affect. If [AO] agreed (which he probably never would) then he would delete the post and I would try to bring it up from the dust (so to speak. BTW, [AO], if it weren't for the fact that all of your other ideas take off like wildfire, I wouldn't use you as my example...).   

       Also, if I had an idea of my own, in this case "Penthouse Drum Circle" that I had done wrong by, I could post a "Creator Wanted" ad to try and hound out a brave soul to bring that idea with real legitimacy back into the forum.
k_sra, Jul 24 2003

       I always get to these things too late. All of the good stuff is gone. (eyes [po] and her new rubber dog tongue jealously) (sighs and picks up the nicotine incense/candles) They'll bone me for sure. I'm not going on the Antiques Road Show with this.
Worldgineer, Oct 13 2003

       you know its a funny thing, I've had it a year now and never get tired of it :)   

       get your eyes off it, world.
po, Oct 13 2003

       [k_sra] you mean mash hit?
BunsenHoneydew, Jan 31 2004

       Have 'Tree Shirt'. Will exchange for anything involving chocolate.
DrBob, Jul 21 2004

       'Apocalypso' has been turning around in my head and I can't do anything with it. Or 'Apocalloipe.'
RayfordSteele, Jul 21 2004

       //large, wet, rubber, dog tongue for cooling off in hot weather// Could you possibly explain what you intended to do with this?
tasman, Jul 21 2004

       There's an Australian shrub growing in my back garden which, when alive, smells pleasantly of lemon and pine but, when burnt, smells exquisitely of toasting cheese with herbs. There's got to be an idea there somewhere, which should probably start with me finding out what the hell the shrub is called. I can imagine standing transfixed, oblivious to an advancing bushfire, just breathing in that smell. Oh yes, and it's very good for *starting* fires as well (like a lot of Australian plants, it must have a high oil content); I like to use a bundle of it in the grate instead of a firelighter.
pertinax, Jul 31 2007

       Interesting how [FarmerJohn]'s throw away nicotine-candle idea has actually been submitted to the bakery since. [linky]
theleopard, Jul 31 2007

       yummy [pert]-- cheese and herb kindling sticks.
xandram, Jul 31 2007

       That's it. I'm leaving work and getting something to eat.
normzone, Jul 31 2007

       I think [zen_tom]'s maximum security joke shop belongs here (unless he's going to bake it himself).
pertinax, Sep 13 2007

       [leopard] Hey! That was supposed to be mine! I was going to post it any day now.
Worldgineer, Sep 14 2007

       So it was a third-hand idea? (You were probably better off without it. Nicotine dough doesn't make many buns.)
theleopard, Sep 14 2007

       It strikes me that there is only a very narrow window between having a doughy idea and being able to post it. How can you have //magnifying glass cigarette lighter// lying around as dough and yet be unable to bake it to the extent required to post it as an idea? It's a bit like saying "Here's an idea which I have almost had...."
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 15 2007

       (considers posting [leopard]'s "third hand" idea)
Worldgineer, Sep 18 2007

       Some dough I've been kneading but can't quite get the salt content right:   

       Roll of cheese sweets for neutralising pH value in your mouth when down the pub.   

       Pedestrian School   

       Whale Style (sexual maneuver inspired by a double whale breach)
theleopard, Feb 22 2008

       Nothing the God of Biomechanics wouldn't let you into Heaven for, eh ?
8th of 7, Aug 11 2009

       [bigsleep] "Wii Prayer Mat" pretty well stands by itself (though it does sound like a bone-magnet in the making).   

       I want "Ferret Glue" even though it would just sit on the sideboard.   

       here's a couple...   

       "Halo Ring Toss" : either a pacification device or a celestial game of horseshoes.
"Rubik's Cubicle" : Title in search of a post.
"Pickup Balls" : battling the fake bull's balls phenomenon: a pair of 2" solid steel balls in a fine chainmail sack... can be used as a cosh in an emergency.
"Remote Shoulder Tapper": a collapsible car aerial with a little plastic hand on the end for getting somebody's attention in a crowded bar.

       (I've a few on my page, but most of them are already completely fleshed out between my ears, waiting for the writing muse to come sit in my lap)
FlyingToaster, Aug 11 2009

       Ha! Didn't realise I'd put the Cheese-Tella idea here on the dough-exchange, over a year ago too! [linky]
theleopard, Aug 13 2009

       I've got it, I've got it - it's a diosma (see July 2007). And I was wrong about it being native Australian; it's really from South Africa. Apparently, according to Wikipedia, the name "diosma" is also wrong, but that's what they call it in garden centres around here. And it still smells delicious when you burn it.
pertinax, Jan 28 2013

       I'd like to offer some dough for adoption:   

       • Hand Satinizer: Makes your hands look satiny? [prehistoric]
• Hovercraft office chair [2018-02?]
• Some method by which you could do something like translate the HRTF for one frequency range to another frequency range, for the purpose of enhancing perception of sound directionality (i.e. hear directionality of low pitches as well as you can for high pitches) [2018-06-29]
• Crowdsourced executive summaries on Halfbakery ideas [2018-10-31]

       Alright, I can check those off now: 61/381   

       (By the way, how do you do a line break on here without making a paragraph break? I see it done in the third annotation before mine.)
notexactly, Jan 21 2019

       Left-angle-bracket br right-angle-bracket   

       In other words, it's the html tag for "break".
pertinax, Jan 21 2019

       Ah, thanks. Reminds me of using restricted HTML tags in blog comments about 15 years ago, before rich text editing and Markdown were available/common.
notexactly, Jan 22 2019


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