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"Realistic Rooster" Alarm Clock

COCK-A-DOODLE-URK!
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The "Realistic Rooster" Alarm Clock is a stuffed rooster mounted on a *very* heavy base, that sits on your night-table. When it's time to get up, the rooster launches into pre-recorded "cock-a-doodle-doo"s until you reach over and grab it by the neck.

This doesn't finish the job though as that's only the snooze function. To shut the damn thing completely off you have to sit or stand up (to get leverage) and wring its neck with both hands, at which time the rooster will give a dying "GAACK" and let you get on with your day.

FlyingToaster, Feb 25 2009

Rooster Clock Rooster_20Clock
No stuffed rooster here [skinflaps, Feb 25 2009]

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       Unlike my current alarm clock, this might actually get me out of bed in the morning. [+]
Spacecoyote, Feb 25 2009
  

       Had a plastic rooster once, that crowed quite convincingly in the morning, but a simple hit on the head would shut it up.   

       The two handed wringing is the perfect morning exertion, lets you begin the day with the right attitude. [+]
loonquawl, Feb 25 2009
  

       Had a rooster once that decided to roost just outside my bedroom window. Worked a treat.
spidermother, Feb 25 2009
  

       Linky.   

       (You probably saw that though, it sits below yours.)
skinflaps, Feb 25 2009
  

       cock clock
po, Feb 25 2009
  

       ...in your dreams, [po]
hippo, Feb 25 2009
  

       [skin] missed it, but the "Realistic" refers to the way you shut it off.
FlyingToaster, Feb 25 2009
  

       I struggle getting up in the morning, and have tried a long succession of alarms.   

       More recently I have found the only thing that actually wakes me up is the self determination to loose some weight and do sit-ups in bed. The exercise gets your brain into drive and you feel much better. Plus you can do it while still wrapped in the duvet
miasere, Feb 25 2009
  

       [miasere] It's extraordinary that with the wealth of gym-related, bed-related and alarm-clock-related ideas here, that no one's posted "Gym alarm clock bed".
hippo, Feb 25 2009
  

       lost for words, [hippo] that's a first!
po, Feb 25 2009
  

       [FlyingToaster] is just looking for an excuse to choke his chicken.
phoenix, Feb 26 2009
  

       Strangle it, actually.
neelandan, Feb 26 2009
  

       hey, narcissists are people too ya know.
FlyingToaster, Feb 26 2009
  

       Before the cock crows twice thou shalt deny thy oversleeping vice.   
      
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