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January 7th, 2007


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01:30 pm - Mystery Object
What do you reckon this thing is?

Mystery Object

Neil and I saw it at the Goodwill store in Davis Square yesterday, when we were shopping for sound effects equipment (our haul included a broken bedpost and a beat-up leather briefcase, perfect for nice thwacking sounds. Now we just need some good reasons to thwack stuff!) It's a wooden stand with a painted wooden ball on top and a tripod set of legs on the bottom. There were ropes threaded all throughout. There was also a second one of these right next to it. We had no idea what they were supposed to be used for, and if Goodwill knew the secret, it wasn't telling.

Why, you're welcome.

Oh, you're welcome.

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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 7th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Why, it appears to be a Thing With Which to Choke Babies.

They must have had twins.
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From:coffeebeanben
Date:January 7th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Best honest guess is some sort of martial arts practice equipment.

All other guesses make me giggle like little girl, oh yes.
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From:mmcirvin
Date:January 7th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I was definitely thinking it would twirl around and attack the Shaolin examinees in a kung fu movie.
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From:xiphias
Date:January 7th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Definition of "cat toy": noun
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 7th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
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This is one of the truest statements I've read all day.
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From:luckimunki
Date:January 7th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
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That's what I think, also.
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From:rosalux
Date:January 7th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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homemade line/customer/area roping off thing?
Like for the local neighborhood Theatrical Extravaganza in the Gym?
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From:antikythera
Date:January 7th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking it might be some kind of badly-constructed homemade bird activity centre. Too many ropes and little holes for claws to catch on, though.
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From:the_indiekid
Date:January 8th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
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That looks like a miniature tether ball set gone horribly awry.
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From:morgaine723
Date:January 8th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
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Looks like one of those "impossible" puzzles where there's usually some rope, and a ring, and a wood shape too big to pass through the ring, and you have to figure out how to get the thing apart somehow.

Only much bigger and apparantly in some sort of Siamese Septuplets configuration.
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From:petra_quince
Date:January 8th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
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Was the "thank you" adjacent to smoot measurements?

(I think I was thanked by the same sticker on a bridge yesterday...)
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 8th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
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It was actually on an escalator handrail at South Station.

I also saw one outside the Somerville Theater this weekend, but I didn't get a shot. Strange you saw one on the Smoot Bridge! It must be a cute ilttle movement.
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:January 8th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
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It's a you-confuser.

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