Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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turn the dial and get a hot cup of coffee, anytime, anyplace
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Install a coffee pot in the engine, coffee stays hot from engine, run a tube that filters through a nozzle near your radio dial. Turn to KOFY and get a hot cup on your way to work.
MsMija, Jun 28 2000

KOFY TV-20 http://www.wb20.com/
Or, as they like to say, "WB with us". I still don't know what they mean. [land, Jun 28 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Book review http://www.usatoday...nter/books/b623.htm
"of Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!" [beauxeault, Jun 28 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Amishman35's link as a link. http://www.geocitie...us/2843/Think6.html
[StarChaser, Feb 23 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

850 Eldorado http://inet-rendezv...otoguzzi/LAPD-1.htm
"Ironwing", miss her... [normzone, Sep 14 2007, last modified Feb 25 2011]

Windermere steam kettle http://www.flickr.c...266@N04/4479476343/
tea in seconds [pocmloc, Feb 28 2011]


       There's an old biker trick of wedging a tinfoil-wrapped potato in the exhaust manifold before a road trip. Several hours later you have a baked spud. Works for cars, too. And there are those who claim you can cook fish in a dishwasher...
rmutt, Jun 29 2000

       This is a complete digression but I do need to ask. Why do all American radio stations have such stupid names? WHY??? I mean, why not give them decent names like the Brits. (Examples: Radio 1, Capital FM, X FM, Virgin FM etc....) Much better than all this KAZZ, KBXX & KBXR rubbish.
MrTheRich, Jun 30 2000

       Re: "WB with us." KOFY is a Warner Brothers (WB) station. When they say "WB with us," it plays on "B with us," as in "Be with us." But it also is intended to imply that watching WB shows is so much fun that WB is being turned into a verb, like "party," for instance.
beauxeault, Jun 30 2000

       American radio stations have weird names because we're a large country and it's ostensibly for location. Stations west of the Mississippi begin with "K" and east of the Mississippi with "W." I dunno about the other three letters, I think they were originally acronyms. There's too many to call them Radio 1 or Blahdeblah FM. Besides, how fun would it be if stations were called "Rock 239" or "News 998" according to what "number" they were?
naveline, Jul 15 2000

       Despite the W/K convention, some radio stations manage to figure out descriptive names. In Seattle, the main public radio station is KUOW because it is based on the campus of the University Of Washington. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, the public radio station is WMUK and is based on the campus of Western Michigan University.
centauri, Jul 15 2000

       In Canada, all TV and radio stations start with "C"...We have CITY-TV and CHUM-FM right here in Toronto. Energy Radio has the callsign "CING" (say it out loud, get it?)...anyway, we're seriously off topic here. ;p
quanta, Aug 26 2000

       Mightn't you call this "carfee"?
Scott_D, Aug 27 2000

       Maybe we could name each station after the main DJ, Like Emily, Kevin or Todd, for instance. That would add a more human touch. "I was listening to Todd the other day, and I heard that blah blah..."   

       "Could you switch it on Emily for me, and grab the weather?"
Bumpy, Nov 09 2000

       There's a radio station in my city called "dianna." There's no dj named Dianna on it. WTF?
AfroAssault, Apr 27 2001

       And then someone sprays hot coffee on themselves and sues the auto manufacturer for one million dollars. Still, a great idea, except in the summer month (and yes, it is singular in Michigan) when you want an iced coffee. Mayhaps you can do something with the AC.
beauxault: I have that book. Interesting in that the recipes are much more gourmet than you'd expect. My family won't let me try any of them, tho.
nick_n_uit, Apr 28 2001

       You were raised by Wolverines?
thumbwax, Apr 30 2001

       Another thought:   

       On the Healthy Choice sandwich boxes why do they proudly proclaim that the sandwich within was made with 'oven-baked bread'? Is this any different from other sandwiches? What do they bake their bread on? The engine block of a truck or something?   

       stolen from:<Link. --SC>
Amishman35, Feb 22 2002

       ??????, what have sandwiches got to do with coffee or radio stations? I knew we were off subject but WTF?
LardyBloke, Feb 22 2002

       Good idea, but why on earth are we tying it to the radio? God knows there are enough buttons on the modern dash, anyway. Why not add one more for "coffee"? Or, better yet, integrate it into an LCD menu so multiple buttons can exist in the same place, at different times.
jester, Feb 23 2002

       Because then it doesn't have the 'cool' name...
StarChaser, Feb 23 2002

       For years I have wanted to see an espresso machine in the middle of my dash! Right in line with gearshift a portafilter, with steam nozzle next to the heater knob! With the exhaust manifold it would be ready to brew in seconds!
tigertiger, Sep 14 2007

       Never did get around to completing the coffee pot, but did regularly heat food on my 850 Eldorado. (link)
normzone, Sep 14 2007

       Heating coffee in such a way is trivial. The key is cooling it. How will you get it from engine-coolant temperature to drinking temperature fast enough to maintain a constant state of hyperactivity?
vincevincevince, Sep 14 2007

       //I call it the KOFY A NAAN.// Raises glass to Lt. Frank
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 14 2007

       Digressing slightly, I really still don't get the four-letter-acronym business. [Naveline] said //There's too many to call them Radio 1 or Blahdeblah FM//, but that's silly. After all, it's much easier to remember "Mozart FM" or "New York Quartet" or whatever than to remember "WKYC" or "KYJE". So the acronym business makes no sense to me.   

       Is it a hangover from the days of Morose Code, when every ham operator had to have a distinct, short "registration code" or something? If so, I really can't see the point of it today.   

       Sorry, this is an aside. As for the coffee, only a barbarian would prepare it in this way. A civilized alternative might be to superheat water to make a fresh espresso. But anything which can be "kept hot" is not coffee.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 14 2007

       //Morose Code//

dot ..........dot ..........dot ..........dot...etc
DrBob, Feb 25 2011

       The call signs are unique identifiers, and they mostly pertain to FCC rules for identification and use of spectrum.   

       Many US stations have names independent of their call letters, or tangentially related (growing up WARW was Arrow 94.7). These names could be registered, but they are more likely to change if the station changes formats, the call letters are persistent.   

       The call signs were originally assigned logically, and I think can still be selected logically if the letters are available, the NPR stations in Boston are WBUR (Boston University Radio) WGBH (Great Blue Hills, it's original tower location), WUMB (University of Mass, Boston).
MechE, Feb 25 2011

       [MsMija] posted this, one other idea, and one anno, in June of 2000, and was never heard from again.   

       I, on the other hand, have repaired the rotted link to a picture of the type of motorcycle I used to cook on.
normzone, Feb 25 2011

       MsMija also joined the 'bakery on the same day that I did, I notice.
DrBob, Feb 28 2011

       Some of the early Bentleys had this kind of system (although being British it was used to make tea of course).   

       The coolant system runs at around 95C in most vehicles, meaning that you'd have to cheat and run the fluid over the exhaust or something as you poured it to get 'proper tea' or 'proper coffee'.   

       The engine bay also runs at around this temperature, and can also be used to heat meals. This was demonstrated by Top Gear a few years ago.
Skrewloose, Feb 28 2011


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