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Thelonious Monkfish Bowl

Faux fishbowl that’s more than just a visual
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The water in this fishbowl is horizontally circulated by a pump. The faux monkfish swim (circulate) around the bowl (required ballast and requested colo(u)ring included) providing the desired visual fishbowl effect.

The fish are equipped with a submersible pressure gauge, a waterproof speaker, a replaceable sound-byte chip, a lithium battery, and an Alka-Seltzer® chamber.

Water slowly seeps into the chamber causing a ‘fizz’. The fish rises to the surface and lets out an entertaining jazz riff as the pressure gauge detects the (calibrated) pressure at the surface. Air is released from holes on the sides of the fish while surfaced, and water is taken in from a hole on the bottom as the fish re-submerges. Water pressure contains the ‘new’ air while submerged.

Batteries and Alka-Seltzer® included. Sound-byte chips available for most musical tastes. Quite entertaining for guests. Or you can simply watch the maintenance free fish cruise around the tank and relax – very therapeutic.

Shz, Feb 19 2003

Thelonious Monk http://www.monkinstitute.com/index11.html
[Shz, Oct 04 2004]

Monkfish http://www.dnr.stat...kfish/monkfish.html
[Shz, Oct 04 2004]

Waterproof Speakers http://www.polyplan...m/mall/prodinfo.asp
[Shz, Oct 04 2004]

Monkfish http://www.halfbakery.com/user/Monkfish
[angel, Oct 04 2004]

Monkfish http://www.bbc.co.u...ters/monkfish.shtml
Inspector Monkfish [Jinbish, Oct 04 2004]

Big Mouth Billy Bass http://www.angelfir...bass/billybass.html
It's all just too horrific! [DrBob, Oct 04 2004]

Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart http://www.amazon.c...104-9610448-9431931
Irrelevant, I know, but what the heck. [DrBob, Oct 04 2004]

Lyrics - Kip Addotta... http://www.com-www....takip-wetdream.html
[Shz, Oct 04 2004]


       Music of Sphere's.
egbert, Feb 19 2003

       moniker = gill.
skinflaps, Feb 19 2003

       “Faux” [UB] – no GM.   

       To contrast with Billy Bass...   

       They ‘swim’ around *underwater* – simulating a *real* fishbowl. They surface and descend – entertaining periodically with audible segments to your liking. And the sounds are interchangeable. You can have Britney if you want...no...wait...I want her.
Shz, Feb 19 2003

       Would this work with real fish? I think real fish are prettier
FloridaManatee, Feb 19 2003

       Nat King Cod
hippo, Feb 19 2003

       Or, if you prefer, Ace of Bass.
Pharaoh Mobius, Feb 19 2003

       Jelly Roe Morton
egbert, Feb 19 2003

       Brill Withers   

       [bliss]: Tina Tuna, shirley?
...or Tuna Turner?
Jinbish, Feb 19 2003

       [blissmiss]: Hey, someone else remembers Jorma Kaukonnen's band!
angel, Feb 19 2003

       selections from Steve Hillage's "Fish Rising" album
snarfyguy, Feb 19 2003

       Ghoti Hook.
RayfordSteele, Feb 19 2003

       + for that one Ray!
Shz, Feb 19 2003

       Marillion? Nah, too obvious. And not jazz.   

       I'll get me coat.
egbert, Feb 19 2003

       Chub Baker
hippo, Feb 19 2003

       Julian Bream. (Straying even further...)
egbert, Feb 19 2003

       Sometimes you stumble into an idea late, and reading down the annos, you can see how the whole thing has gone completely to hell. This is one of those times.
waugsqueke, Feb 19 2003

       It's happening a lot at the moment. I think we're all just happy to be together again.
egbert, Feb 19 2003

       How touching,egbert.
skinflaps, Feb 19 2003

       Hey, somebody gave me a wrong touch!
snarfyguy, Feb 19 2003

       Sturgeon Mary? No, seriously--any mention of Thelonious is worth a bakery item in my book.
pob27, Feb 19 2003

       The whiting's on the wall, waugs. This has clearly turned into a punorama. Why don't you enter into the spirit of it all, just for the halibut?
I'd like to see Art Hakey and his Jazz Messengers.
Not to mention Count Bass-ie, Duke Eel-ington and Brill-y Holiday...or Eel-a Fitzgerald singing "Mackerel the knife"
goff, Feb 20 2003

       <clutching sides>I submit!!
egbert, Feb 20 2003

       I know that it's musical sacrilege but I think that this would be altogether more entertaining if each of the fish just took turns in rising to the surface and sang a verse of The Floaters 'Float On'.
DrBob, Feb 20 2003

       How about "The Fish" from Fragile? Or all of Chris Squire's "Fish out of Water" album?
angel, Feb 21 2003

       "...we're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year..."
hippo, Feb 21 2003

       <sp> soles.
angel, Feb 21 2003

       Ahhh...."Sweet sole music"....wasn't that by Salmon Dave??
goff, Feb 21 2003

       Went to a Japanese resturaunt where they had this. Sans the pills though.
Eugene, Oct 22 2004

       Floating this one up. Completely straight, without any chaser at all.
RayfordSteele, Oct 11 2017


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