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The Foreign Lesion

A Foreign First Aid Guidebook
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Basically, a tourist first-aid book that contains pictures and descriptions of the injuries, infections, and boils likely to be caused by critters/poisons of varying sizes and bacterianess in overseas countries.

Of course, it includes recommended treatment options for each, and local pronunciation with phoenetic spelling, in the event you have to go to het ziekenhuis.

EDIT: Been six months since I posted this, and now I wonder how many people looked up what "het ziekenhuis" meant?

shapu, Jul 26 2006

Worst-Case Scenario: Travel http://www.amazon.c...product/0811831310/
The "Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" is a successful franchise of half-serious guide books to vicarious catastrophe. As one would expect, they do have a title on travel (as well as on dating, holidays, and golf). [jutta, Jul 27 2006]

Point it http://www.amazon.c...8?v=glance&n=283155
has some great stuff to point towards. [xenzag, Jul 27 2006]

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       am sure its baked but yeah, great!
po, Jul 26 2006
  

       We could all work on the text together and share updates with all the travellers who bought it.
You know, make it open sores.
  

       [Originally, I marked for deletion because of the horrible pun in the title - I figured the idea itself was a complete afterthought. Since the author and some of the annotators are willing to keep the idea even without the pun, it can stay. You should put the original title back, though. It's not puns I object to, it's ideas that don't stand on their own.]
jutta, Jul 26 2006
  

       EDIT: //Open sores// *groan*
shapu, Jul 26 2006
  

       I like it and its title + more a malapropism than a pun I believe (pesky pedant), and therefore deserving of unmarking for deletion.
xenzag, Jul 26 2006
  

       //Open Sores // god, that was bad ;)
jonthegeologist, Jul 27 2006
  

       I think that this might be quite useful, if you get hurt in a country which you don't speak the language of. Important to include how to say 'Take me to the hospital!' in 452.2 languages.
dbmag9, Jul 27 2006
  

       Having defended its fine malaporpism, which is now sadly confined to the back stalls, I can now verify that the idea is somewhat baked, by a delightful book of which I have a copy - see link. In fairness [shapu] your idea does focus on injuries etc, and retains that aspect of originality.
xenzag, Jul 27 2006
  

       //You should put the original title back, though// Huzzah!
shapu, Jul 27 2006
  

       This would be a graphic user interface.
normzone, Jul 28 2006
  

       That would be rather gui. sp. graphic oozer interface.
spidermother, Jul 30 2006
  
      
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