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Idea glue

Fast-setting Epoxy adhesive for ideas
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Some HalfBakers clearly have great difficulty joining words together in a coherent way to describe their world-altering innovation.

Now, researchers at BorgCo have developed a special “idea glue”, which can be used to hold together flaky or fragile ideas.

Simply mix the 2-part adhesive and apply liberally to the rickety concept. In minutes, it sets hard and protects the frail concept from the inevitable barrage of well-aimed fishbones.

The product will be marketed under the trade name “Erudite”, and with the slogan “Stick With What You Know”.

8th of 7, Jun 18 2012

Mix this into the glue to make it go further Normzone_20Paragraph_20Breaker
You don't want the parts to be too close together when you glue them... [normzone, Jun 18 2012]

Clueflon Clueflon
[UnaBubba, Jun 18 2012]

Shambles http://www.google.c...shambles+definition
[UnaBubba, Jun 18 2012]

PDF WARNING! https://www.google....xhQHM9J90nFYALVFSRQ
Contonktion [nineteenthly, Jun 19 2012]


       I was going to bone this until the last sentence. You had a lucky escape - learn from it.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 18 2012

       I see the flaw in your idea. If all of the parts, including the halfbaker proposing the idea, have been sprayed with Clueflon <link> beforehand then nothing will stick together, jointly or severally. This will result in a shambles, in the modern definition of the word, followed by a shambles, in the older definition of the word.
UnaBubba, Jun 18 2012

       As long as they've ppaid us for the product, we don't care. The circumstances of use are completely beyond our control (page 34 of the product liability disclaimer, just under the bbit about Flying Monkeys and Giant Radioactive Termites).
8th of 7, Jun 18 2012

       The extra consonants are free, I presume?
UnaBubba, Jun 18 2012

       I read a pretty convincing essay somewhere arguing that nearly all good ideas in technology (and most other fields) come from combining prior good ideas in new ways. The glue would no doubt assist this process. So [+]
sqeaketh the wheel, Jun 19 2012

       Clever pun, but I'm not sure there's anything apart from the pun: [marked-for-deletion]
hippo, Jun 19 2012

       It's coming to a sticky end....
xenzag, Jun 19 2012

       // I'm not sure there's anything apart from the pun //   

       However, an idea might emerge if we all try hard enough. It also reminds me of contonktion, which is a specially-designed conjunction "tonk" which enables one to draw conclusions and premises together regardless of their content or truth-value, defined by Arthur Prior in his paper 'The Runabout Inference Ticket'.   

       Suppose P and Q are true statements. Then Q is a true statement from the meaning of the word "and". Similarly, one can infer from any true statement P that "P and/or R" is true even if R isn't true, as "and/or" only needs P to be true for the whole statement to be true. Therefore, what you need is to combine those two rules. The first is: A&B implies B   

       (provided A is true).   

       The second is:   

       A implies A and/or B.   

       Thus you can define a third conjunction "tonk" which enables you to get from A, via A tonk B, to B.   

       Hence all we need to do to make this idea glue work is to start with a true statement, such as "white is white", then say "White is white tonk B", then tonk another idea onto that and keep going as long as we like, then take away the first idea, which was true, and they will all be logically connected. Voila!   

       It is baked though.
nineteenthly, Jun 19 2012

       So, I would like some glue to make a halfbaked idea to stick in my head!! I always forget them after a *halfbaking session in my head*~~[+]
xandram, Jun 19 2012

       You take the whole vendetta against puns very seriously, don't you, [hippo]?   

       Is there a "NO BUNS FOR PUNS" edict tattooed on each moderator when they are inducted to the role?
UnaBubba, Jun 20 2012

       No, not at all - I've even written a few ideas with puns in their titles. The [mfd] wasn't for the pun. My point was that there's not much to this idea apart from the pun.
hippo, Jun 20 2012

       I would say this idea is baked but not widely known to exist, and works without the puns to the extent that it works at all.
nineteenthly, Jun 20 2012

       Oh... it looked like it was about the pun.
UnaBubba, Jun 20 2012

       //inducted// sp.: induced
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 20 2012


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