Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Parking Space Increaser

"Padded Hydraulic Battering Ram with Backup Winch"
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thumbwax, Jul 31 2000

Car compactor http://www.halfbake...dea/Car_20compactor
Related idea, except it punishes those who deserve it most. :) [arghblah, Jul 31 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       And EMP car alarm silencer?
egnor, Jul 31 2000

       I'm all for the EMP alarm silencer...
StarChaser, Jul 31 2000

       that's just plain silly I'm all for it
tduff, Jan 04 2001

       I've got a better idea.   

       Just get a can of yellow spray paint.   

       Paint double yellow lines under the offending car, then call the police. They will quickly arrive and tow the vehicle away.   

       A can of black spray paint can then be used to prepare the space for your own car.   

Mayfly, Oct 16 2001

       Since one needs to hold spray paint can @ 10" - 25 cm from asphalt that is going to be kind of tricky - what with undercarraige of vehicle - since tires are in the way - do you propose hoisting entire vehicle aloft?
thumbwax, Oct 17 2001

       You could lend [Mayfly] your backup winch and a pulley (in case it gets cold).
Lemon, Oct 17 2001

       The traffic wardens here in London will ticket anything that is slightly suspect. As long as there is a hint of yellow paint within several feet of your car, prepare to walk home.
Mayfly, Oct 22 2001

       There you go - another idea. A small motorised double yellow line painter that powers itself underneath the offending vehicle and out the other side once done.
AJCrowley, Apr 20 2003

       I think a conveyor would work. One 1 yellow line, it will be normal, and the other a conveyor. It could be used by pressing 1 of 3 buttons on a wall-mounted control panel. The 3 settings are compact, SUV/Small pickup and Large Truck. The conveyor will have to be strong enough (at least) to hold more weight than it will ever need to hold. It's a lot easier.
croissantz, Aug 23 2004

       <old joke>
Examiner: What does a yellow line mean?
Irishman: No parking at all.
Examiner: Correct. What does a double yellow line mean?
Irishman: No parking at all at all.</o j>
spidermother, Mar 17 2006


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