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post #1 of 30
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A teacher of mine gave it to me for Christmas. The silver thing bends and there's a clip on the end. I can't see any use for it. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #2 of 30
looks like a ruby red roach clip to me...
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post #3 of 30
wow... I have no idea
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post #4 of 30
it's half a set of nipple clamps.

nice teacher.
post #5 of 30
Get yourself a new teacher
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post #6 of 30
how about this, from Lucasfilm
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post #7 of 30
Looks like a christmas tree ornament to me.
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post #8 of 30
<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

If I were you, I'd just flat-out ask what that is.

What teacher gave this to you?
post #9 of 30
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[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

If I were you, I'd just flat-out ask what that is.

What teacher gave this to you?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Art teacher. She's in a different country right now, so I can't exactly ask...she left it for me before she left, so I didn't have the chance to ask... Crazy stuff. A friend of mine thought it was some new invention or something...
...and someone else said it was a portable stop sign.
post #10 of 30
I think your teacher did in fact give you a roach clip. You could get her fired for that. If you don't want that to happen just toss it and forget about it.
post #11 of 30
sweet, it's a christmas roach clip! you use it and you have a red nose like rudolph. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #12 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>I think your teacher did in fact give you a roach clip. You could get her fired for that. If you don't want that to happen just toss it and forget about it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

dispose of it immediately. no need to alert the authorities. e-mail me and i'll give you the address of an..ahem...safe disposal site. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #13 of 30
ITS GINGER!!!
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post #14 of 30
It's a photo "frame". Just clip a photo to it.

J :cool:
post #15 of 30
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Now now, no need to fire anyone. I'm almost positive she wouldn't knowingly get me a roach clip for Christmas. Just not that kind of person.

Now, I just noticed something. The bag it came in had a tag on it that fell on the floor when I opened it. It says "computer clip". Maybe it's a computer roach clip? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #16 of 30
Aaah, Computer Clip. Stick it on your monitor to clip notes on which you are typing up!

That must be what it is for.

J :cool:
post #17 of 30
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Yeah, but how does it go on the monitor?
post #18 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>Yeah, but how does it go on the monitor?</strong><hr></blockquote>

this might help


no harm in trying...
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post #19 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>Now now, no need to fire anyone. I'm almost positive she wouldn't knowingly get me a roach clip for Christmas. Just not that kind of person.

Now, I just noticed something. The bag it came in had a tag on it that fell on the floor when I opened it. It says "computer clip". Maybe it's a computer roach clip? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Could be a computer clip. But I don't have to tell you that these days with all the "zero tolerance" policies it doesn't matter what it is.
post #20 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>

A teacher of mine gave it to me for Christmas. The silver thing bends and there's a clip on the end. I can't see any use for it. :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

A jpg-file?
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post #21 of 30
maybe you stick the red thing to the side of the computer with ducttape?

"Ductape isnt something that needs to be advertised, its like oxygen, a part of life"
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post #22 of 30
Yes, its actually a photo holder. You could also use it, however, to hold placecards at the dinner table or other such things.

I kid you not.
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post #23 of 30
...is it ticking? Could be a bomb. Call the FBI and get your $25,000,000 reward.
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post #24 of 30
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How does it work, Xool?
post #25 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by The Toolboi:
<strong>"Ductape isnt something that needs to be advertised, its like oxygen, a part of life"</strong><hr></blockquote>

just another day in the life of our favorite adhesive



<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/computing/01/24/storage.tape.idg/" target="_blank">what's this?</a>
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post #26 of 30
[quote]
By Anders:

A jpg-file?
<hr></blockquote>

C'est nes pas une...

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post #27 of 30
[quote]The bag it came in had a tag on it that fell on the floor when I opened it. It says "computer clip".<hr></blockquote>

Maybe it's one of those grounding things you clip to the case of a computer when you work on it. Well it would have to attach to you somehow...maybe the red thing goes in your pocket or...no, that wouldn't work...

Oh fuck it. It's a roach clip.
post #28 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>How does it work, Xool?</strong><hr></blockquote>

The red dealy is the base. It sits with a flat side on the table, desk, etc. The flexible tube is bent in whatever direction you want, but most likely you'd want it pointing up in the air. Then just clip on a photo (or piece of paper, or nametag, or ...) with the alligator clip.

Whoala! Instant photo holder. I can diagram it if needed, but I think its pretty self explanatory...

[ 12-18-2001: Message edited by: Xool ]</p>
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post #29 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by grand illusion:
<strong>how about this, from Lucasfilm
</strong><hr></blockquote>

I have one just like that but blue
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post #30 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by Xool:
<strong>Then just clip on a photo (or piece of paper, or nametag, or ...) with the alligator clip.</strong><hr></blockquote>
<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> Wouldn't the teeth on the clip damage a photo? I sure as hell wouldn't want to display any good pictures and then find a row of dents or punctures alone the bottom or side.
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