h a l f b a k e r y
Getting blown into traffic is never fun.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Please log in.
Before you can vote, you need to register.
Please log in or create an account.
"What makes you say that?"
"Er, your hat?"
Much as I hate ideas which take well-known sayings and interpret them completely literally, this one seemed a natural.
The Hatlips takes on the outward appearance of a top hat or bowler (for the more traditional gentleman), with the interesting sartorial
addition of a slot about halfway up. This is cunningly connected to a series of motors and actuators, which enable the slot to suddenly animate itself as if it were a mouth (you can see where this is going, right?). Behind the slot is a loudspeaker, which is in turn connected to a mess of electronic stuff inside the hat, including a lie detector (well, they exist, I make no excuses for their effectiveness) and a microphone. Whenever the hat detects that you're lying, it links the microphone to the Hatlips via a nice fat amplifier, so your porkies are audible to everyone in the county. Truly, you will be known as one who Talks Through His (or Her) Hat.
I have no idea why anyone would want one, but I confidently expect them to fly off the shelves.
Sorry, didn't have it turned on: I have no idea why anyone would want one, but I CONFIDENTLY EXPECT THEM TO FLY OFF THE SHELVES.
||There will also be a version with a simply override switch so you can use it as a basic loudhailer. I'm expecting it to be the Must-Have accsssory for anyone involved in crowd control at high-society sporting events - Henley, Badminton, wherever the heck they play polo, etc.
||When does the arse version become generally available? (with optional sunshine generator)
||I'm dreading the machine that would literalise the all-time favourite, "you're pulling that out of your arse"? It would be a loudspeaker in a suppository configuration, set to replay your words whenever it sensed you were making stuff up as you go along.
||I think it's good enough, without the lie
detector. It could just gibber, and shout
randomly like someone with tourettes,
while you smile vacantly, your mouth
firmly shut. +