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The Grapefruit Grabber!

Carpe Citrus Paradisi
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Gather 'round, my good friends, and I will tell you the sad tale of the grapefruit spoon.

It's a compromise, that's the real issue. As a knife, it serves well to slice the succulent flesh of that most sublime yet treacherous of citrus fruits, the grapefruit, but doesn't really meet the standard anywhere else. As a spoon, it is too flat and shallow to be a suitable conveyance for a single carefully extracted wedge of grapefruit, as the user's anticipatory trembling will inevitably cause the spoon to wobble and the top-heavy load to tip, with nothing to arrest its tragic capsize. As a rhinoceros, it is an utter failure.

Thus, Alterorder Inc. is proud to announce: the Grapefruit Grabber! By replacing the standard fixed handle of the grapefuit spoon with a cantilevered mechanism bastardized from the common eyelash curler, a hooked lever similar in all respects but scale to that of the cant hook (or cant dog) can be installed opposed to the bowl of the spoon. By squeezing the handle, the user can open the jaw to the desired position, whether fully retracted during the cutting phase, or just wide enough to delicately pluck a painstakingly- severed wedge of fruit from the rind and deliver said tasty morsel to the mouth.

The Grapefruit Grabber! Order yours today!*

*rhinoceros not included

Alterother, Oct 15 2011

Exhibit A http://en.wikipedia...ki/Grapefruit_spoon
The grapefruit spoon [Alterother, Oct 15 2011]

Exhibit B http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Eyelash_curler
The eyelash curler [Alterother, Oct 15 2011]

Exhibit C http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cant_dog
The cant dog [Alterother, Oct 15 2011]

Exhibit G http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit
The grapefruit, o holiest of holies [Alterother, Oct 16 2011]

We use this to free the parts from the shell and then use ordinary spoon http://www.kookwink...grapefruitmesje.asp
[zeno, Oct 16 2011]


       Blessings be upon you. [+]
8th of 7, Oct 15 2011

       Grapefruit yum +
blissmiss, Oct 16 2011

       You mean, a grape tastes nothing like a grapefruit. Let us not forget order of precedence. [+] (EDIT for 21Q: look up the definition of "precedence", not the history of the grapefruit name.)
swimswim, Oct 16 2011

       Citrus Paradisi Grabber. Now that's a great title for a little ol' idea.
blissmiss, Oct 16 2011

       Carpe Citrus Paradisi. Thanks for the new summary line, [blissy]!
Alterother, Oct 16 2011

       as a rhinoceros, it is an utter failure - [marked-for- tagline]
RayfordSteele, Oct 17 2011

       I do what [zeno] does.
xandram, Oct 17 2011

       // Let us not forget our history. //   

       Excuse us, but the use of the First Person Plural is reserved for Royalty and Aggessive Collective Cybernetic Hegemonising Swarms, and you are neither; not the former, certainly, and you are definitely not one of us, although we suspect you may well be one of Them.
8th of 7, Oct 17 2011

       Don't fret. Neither is permitted the Hortatory Subjunctive, so no ambiguity there.
mouseposture, Oct 17 2011

       his g nailitniuQ rave
pertinax, Oct 18 2011

       Thank you for a delightfully entertaining non-sequitor.   

       Note to other Halbakers: it doesn't make any sense when read backwards, nor is it Latin, backwards Latin, or Moose Latin. It may be a complicated multi-lingual anagram. T.G.F.J. is still chewing on that one.
Alterother, Oct 18 2011

       //First Person Plural//   

       Sp. Pluralis Majestatis   

       (We thought you might like to know.)
MikeD, Oct 18 2011

       A halfbaker publishes a dating help guide? Whoa...
RayfordSteele, Oct 18 2011


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