Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Stick of butter

Award a stick of butter to a great annotation, or a slice of lemon to a bad one
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Some bakers are great at commenting on ideas, but maybe not so great at coming up with ideas themselves. They should be rewarded with a stick of butter for each great annotation.

Similarly any stupid or boring annotations could be given a slice of lemon.

These votes would have nothing to do with the actual idea being commented on. It would enable the reader to filter comments for the best rated and also to seek out the best annotators.

Some ideas are really bad but the ensuing commentary is hilarious. A butter / lemon system would prevent these gems from going unread.

Riki, Jan 23 2010

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       Nah. It would make the 'ery too precious. A comment is a comment, not a performance. It would be like keeping a scoring system for who makes the funniest or most perceptive comment down the pub.   

       I think the fishbones and croissants are about as far it can go without losing its zen- like something or other.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2010

       wot [MB] sorta said.
FlyingToaster, Jan 23 2010

       I thought a stick of butter was the whole pack (that may explain the amount of cholesterol in my cooking). Anyway, knob of butter is clearly better as it has the word 'knob' in it.   

       Now, what about lemon? Wedge perhaps?
marklar, Jan 24 2010

       To make something closely resembling a US stick of butter, cut a typical European 250g brick of butter lengthwise in two equal pieces. The two cylinders with near-square diameter would be individually wrapped and paired up in a US butter package, with 8 1-tsp (1/2 oz) markings on the wrapper. (There are larger packages with 4 sticks, but the thing that looks like a European brick will contain two sticks.)
jutta, Jan 24 2010

       // The two cylinders with near-square diameter would be individually wrapped and paired up in a US butter package //   

       The most worrying thing is how closely this packaging scheme resembles that used for 100 gram sticks of some conformable explosives ...   

       Confusing these two products in a culinary environment (since both are best kept refrigerated) is, given the flammability and toxicity of RDX-based conformables, unlikely to result in an "Oh how we laughed" anecdote.
8th of 7, Jan 24 2010

       // cut a typical European 250g brick of butter lengthwise in two pieces//
I've done that, one weighs 50g and the other 200g.
What do I do now?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 24 2010

       Using a spoon, eat the largest of the two. Then the smaller after that.
rcarty, Jan 24 2010

       //Using a spoon// and wearing mittens, scarf and bobble hat.
pocmloc, Jan 24 2010

       You fools, do you not percieve the danger inherent in such reckless cutlery usage ?
8th of 7, Jan 24 2010

       You promised not to mention that ....
8th of 7, Jan 24 2010

       "So I said to him, I said, Rahalu, I said, you try sweating in this heat and not swatting the damn flies. I mean, of all the places to live in where a guy can't hurt goddamn insects, I ask you, India, for chrissake. So I said to him, I said...." (Schtick of Buddha).
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 24 2010

       Yeh, enough with the moaning already ...
8th of 7, Jan 24 2010


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