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Three-legged trousers.

Two legs good, three legs even better!
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Three legs joined in a triangle, so that any adjacent pair can be worn on the legs with the other one standing by, so to speak. The advantages fall into two categories:

Practical:

In case of damage to one leg, two are still available to be worn.
If you spill a cup of coffee down one leg just before an important meeting, just switch to the spare.
Gallons of extra pocket space for all those little (and big) necessities that you can't fit into meagre conventional trouser pockets.
Use the third leg to keep your hands warm in winter.

Fashion:

Make the three legs in different colours, then pick the combination that matches your mood on any day (and even change it during the day).
Choose whether to wear your third leg in front or behind, giving two completely different looks.
Arrange it artfully like a kind of nether cravat.
Or if none of these appeal, roll it up and stow it out of sight in its own pocket.

OnionBread, May 29 2003

Jake the Peg http://users.durge....rich/rolf/jake.html
Unless, of course, Jake wore skirts... [PeterSilly, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(???) Leevi's 3 Legged Jeans http://members.fort...nstuff/05y1991.html
It really is spelled "Leevi's". Scroll down to 11/16/91. [AO, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

tails for all Tails_20For_20All
made for one another [JungFrankenstein, Jan 14 2005]

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       Brilliant! Three-legged trousers are this seasons black (+) I'd wear them
silverstormer, May 29 2003
  

       Incredible! A croissant within 5 seconds of posting, I'm filling up here. I'd just like to thank my producer ...
OnionBread, May 29 2003
  

       Do they come as shorts as well? +
saker, May 29 2003
  

       Indeed, but they'd have a different, er, content on either side of the Atlantic.
OnionBread, May 29 2003
  

       You could fit a pole in the third leg...
beauxeault, May 29 2003
  

       ...(apologies to newer 'bakers, to whom the above will have little meaning, since it refers to an old hb controversy).
beauxeault, May 29 2003
  

       [beaux] - Nyaarrgghhhh.
PeterSilly, May 29 2003
  

       I thought brown was the new black?
rapid transit, May 29 2003
  

       In November, 1991 Saturday Night Live did a fake commercial for “Leevi’s 3 Legged Jeans.” Does anyone else remember that?
AO, May 29 2003
  

       Yes, I remember, they were jumping on a trampoline, doing cartwheels, and running hand and hand down the beach etc, with the song going "a leg and a leg and a leg....." so that would make this baked, no?
lintkeeper2, May 29 2003
  

       I thoroughly recommend the whole Jake the Peg experience. As a child I got my mother to make some 3 legged trousers, then spent days practising walking with a stick with a shoe on the end. It looks better than you'd think - really funny.
sild, May 29 2003
  

       //[AO]a fake commercial for ?Leevi?s (sic) 3 Legged Jeans//
//[lintkeeper2]so that would make this baked, no?//
  

       Surely half-baked, at the most. And they weren't even serious, whereas I have my patent application in already.
OnionBread, May 29 2003
  

       PS: the real question with Rolf Harris was, which leg was the fake one - all too many people assumed it was the middle one.
DrCurry, May 29 2003
  

       The joke commercial doesn't so much bake this, as it does make it not original.
waugsqueke, May 29 2003
  

       Why stop at 3? 4 legs would be perfect for dance partners or for extra storage.
Worldgineer, May 29 2003
  

       Octopus trousers?
-alx, May 29 2003
  

       Couldn't SNL sue you or something. I mean its pretty well documented that they came up with the idea first. But I don't see this fadd becoming too popular anytime soon.
ukbrutus, May 29 2003
  

       Is that a third leg in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?
FloridaManatee, May 30 2003
  

       you could wrap one leg around your waist
cornpad2, Jan 15 2004
  

       This idea is utter nonsense....but I'll give it thumbs up because the idea of three-legged trousers made me laugh...!
DaveW-H, Jan 13 2005
  

       utter nonsense? never! without experimenting you will never find what your'e after. +
benfrost, Jan 14 2005
  

       I have absolutely never seen so many spam on one page (link: leevi's 3 legged jeans). And I still can't find a picture of the jeans.
Susan, Jan 14 2005
  

       I agree, why top at 3 legs?... but better keep under 10 legs though. Many more than that and you'd have a skirt!!
flynn, Jan 06 2007
  

       ehh...think you'd look like a clown in these. would prefer the I-just-spilled-coffee- on-my-trousers look.
shinobi, Jan 07 2007
  
      
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