Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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For the aggressive dialer
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It’s so mundane, press the boring little buttons when you want to call someone on the phone.

Add a little bit of adrenaline inducing physical action to your phone dialing experience. When the phone goes off hook, 12 plastic moles, full scale direct from the arcade game, arranged in the traditional touch tone button 3 x 4 array, pop up out of this rather large phone. You pick up the big padded stick and whack away at the appropriate moles to dial your the desired number.

For more fun, use the “speed dial” feature. Select a preprogrammed phone number and the appropriate moles representing the selected phone number pop up individually in succession. When you select the speed dial number to call [half] for example:
Mole 1 pops up. Whack it. Mole 1 retreats.
Mole 6 pops up. Whack it. Mole 6 retreats.
Mole 2 pops up. Whack it.
And so on until my phone rings and you hear my happy voice.

half, May 08 2003


       Hehe, this is great! I guess a Whack-A-Mole keyboard would be taking it a bit too far though.
RoboBust, May 08 2003

       <prescribing lithium carbonate for half> There, feel better?
pluterday, May 08 2003

thumbwax, May 09 2003

       Saving the best for last, eh, half?   

       You know what would make money? A whack-a-mole slot machine. First there's the standard whack-a-mole game. But there's a slot machine screen above it, with the spinners (what's the proper name for the wheels with the plums and lemons and bars and etc. on them?) spinning. And each time you successfully whack a mole, one of the spinners stops spinning (as if the timing of the whack or the specific mole you whacked had anything to do with which item appears).   

       Actually, a whack-a-mole video poker game might be better, since there would be more moles to whack at a time.
beauxeault, May 09 2003


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