Product: Flag
Pocket Red Flag   (+9, -1)  [vote for, against]
Handheld PopUp BS Indicator

First date, the guy says, "I'm in commodity sales, travel a lot, soon to be divorced..." You reach into your pocket (or purse), pull out this little Bic-lighter-size device, push a button, up pops a small but unmistakable RED FLAG. End of date, no words necessary.

Or at a political rally, "My program will eliminate taxes, create hundreds of jobs, lead America to a New Era...blah, blah, blah." 500 little red flags pop up in the audience (like cell-phones at a concert).

One button says it all.
-- Boomershine, Apr 23 2010

The Old-Fashioned Approach http://www.spicymus...t/files/BangGun.jpg
Perhaps acceptable over a dinner table on your date; Not so good at political rallies. (Note: Original link image with a real "red flag" was replaced due to some bakers being unable to view it.) [jurist, Apr 23 2010, last modified Apr 24 2010]

bs detector http://www.thecrypt...llshitDetector.html
[jaksplat, Apr 24 2010]

a different pocket red flag http://en.wikipedia...i/Handkerchief_code
NOT what this idea is about, just to be clear. [hob, Sep 23 2010]

This is probably a more sophisticated and politically correct alternative to the spring-loaded toy handgun with a message flag that we used to use.
-- jurist, Apr 23 2010

// spring-loaded toy handgun //

Inevitably inferior to the nitro-powder loaded real handgun.
-- 8th of 7, Apr 23 2010

works for me.
-- FlyingToaster, Apr 24 2010

Would be nice if it was hat-mounted instead of handheld.
-- pocmloc, Apr 24 2010

Definitely nothing resembling a handgun, toy or otherwise. This sets off real red flags from way too many of the wrong people.
-- Boomershine, Apr 24 2010

Would it often shroud your martyred dead, by any chance?
-- pertinax, Apr 26 2010

I tried to use this at a running of the bulls, but the charging steer in front of me just didn't get the message.
-- DrWorm, Sep 16 2010

//I tried to use this at a running of the bulls, but the charging steer in front of me just didn't get the message.//

But, that bull was not trying to deceive you. It is a BS *indicator*, not a repellant. I wonder why you needed an indicator at all? I suppose the bull may have *seemed* like a nice guy...but, still, the horns, and all?
-- Boomershine, Sep 16 2010

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