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What is it? Game 62

Yay! Today's the day for our collaboration with What is it? Blog. Can you guess what this strange tool is used for?

Place your guess in the comment section - one guess per comment, please, but you can submit as many as you can think of. Two prizes this week, folks, a free Neatorama T-shirt of your choosing: one for the first correct guess and one for the funniest but incorrect guess.

For more clues, check out the What is it? blog. Good luck (but if you don't win, you can still get Neatorama and artist-designed shirts in our online store!)

Update 5/19/08 - the answer is:
A roller type cement jointer, also called a sidewalk groover, sidewalk creaser, or center knife; it's used to smooth the joint between two concrete surfaces.


Congratulations to CMart who got it right first, and to Mel Phistopheles for the funny but ultimately incorrect guess of butt crack creaser!

It appears to be a tool for creating "cracks" in sidewalks... you know, those "cracks" every few feet or so that make the sidewalk look like it's separate pieces joined together. I know I described this in a crummy way, sorry!
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Haha! Sorry, Jim. Why I'm up at 3 AM looking at neatorama anyway is anyone's guess. Your answer is clearer than mine, though!
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holy smokes! where did you find that? i've been looking for that since my time travel days back in the early 90's. it's a single ice skate for robots. if i could get that back it would be much appreaceated.
(i like the neatoxplosion t-shirt)
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Oh, you are all so wrong. This is an antique surgical instrument. It is a little or unknown fact that one in 250,000 or so children are born with a completely flat bottom. It's True! (I read it on the internets.) Well, this tool is a surgical creaser, used to impart those unfortunate children with a, for lack of a better term, butt crack. I'm surprised that there isn't a telethon for this disorder.

:)
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It's the Pin Striper 9000! A cousin to the ever-popular beadazzler, the Pin Striper 9000 turns those boring monochrome suits that are just gathering dust in your closet into 1940's sheik.

Simply roll the Pin Striper 9000 in the color paint of your choosing (or purchase the Pin Striper 9000 accessory kit that includes the Easy Glide Paint Applicator) and then roll your suit from drab to debonaire!

Not only can the Pin Striper 9000 tackle suits, but you can pinstripe everything from your mom's favorite little black dress to your least favorite cat. So easy to use! And it's great for the kids:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_3hp8bbBoBKc/SCw-Mvp8qCI/AAAAAAAAA4c/a3HcyMAooY4/s1600-h/Pin+Striper+9000.bmp
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Every so often a baby is born without a buttcrack. As there is a briefest window of opportunity, during which a baby's flesh is still pliable, this tool is kept on hand in hospital delivery rooms to give these poor souls a working, respectable buttcrack.
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Its Crundel Veloker. It seperates heets of crundel prior to amalganization for better seepage control. Without this handy little gadget, bigfoot's UFO wouldn't have that nice glow as it delivers kipper to all the stranded sea monsters around the world.
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This device brings back many memories! The nuns at my school use to use this. They would tell all of us children to line up in a row-barefooted. This was rolled along at our feet to ensure that we were in a perfect row. I miss the tip of my big toe every day.
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Ah, these are actually known as pathing wheels, a replacement part for standard office chars. Originally, advertisers were pushing for "More productive employees, rolling around the office faster, able to create their own groove paths in the floor."

The basic idea was that if you rolled back and forth to a spot really quick, then you'd make a nice grove to quickly and directly move to your location. However, when many employees started doing figure-eight paths, many would fall out of their chairs, resulting in lawsuits. It's a real shame, because I could definitely use these to carve myself a path to the cafeteria right now.
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A Board Spacer or a Floor Board spacer.

You roll in the grooves of the floor and the sound tells you if you're hitting bare floor.

Something with Woodcrafting/Woodwork.

Liked the Pasta guess and the door crack sealant. Seems like good guesses.
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Want to piss off your neighbor? Roll this thing through some black paint (or if the house is black, make it something great like neon green) and leave a nice big wake up message for them on the sides of their house under cover of night. Due to the unique design of this writing instrument, you can reach nice and high, without a ladder, which always can leave unnecessary evidence behind. Works great with other mediums, such as syrup, pig blood, manure or even glitter glue.
Comes with a paint pan, but don't leave it at the scene of crime. Our logo is on it.
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Want to piss off your neighbor? Roll this thing through some black paint (or if the house is black, make it something great like neon green) and leave a nice big wake up message for them on the sides of their house under cover of night. Due to the unique design of the extra extending arm for our spite-o-tronic writing instrument, you can reach nice and high, without a ladder, which always can leave unnecessary evidence behind. Works great with other mediums, such as syrup, pig blood, manure or even glitter glue.
Comes with a paint pan, but don't leave it at the scene of crime. Our logo is on it.
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This is a territory marker. The user uses it like a scooter and runs with it in front. The heavy head makes grooves in the ground, and either party can construct a fence or start planting seeds for a hedge. This is especially useful for rectangular plots.
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This is a Time saving twin flattener. Two strips of anything can be flattened side by side with a clear separation between them. This device saves time and helps create identical strips. A blessing before the assembly line technique came into being.
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It's an ice scoring tool, sort of like a glass cutter. You take it to a frozen lake, walk out onto the ice, jab it in and mark a big "X." Then you invite your wealthy uncle who has no surviving relatives, except for yourself, and help him pick the spot where he'll plant his chair.
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All of the paint roller guesses were close. This is a holy relic from the earliest days of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. This roller was used to paint His Noodly Appendage reaching out to mankind in Michelangelo's masterpiece The Creation of Adam.
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I guess my verbose vernacular about the Cleft Chin Refiner (which is what this thing is btw) was too.. edgy? Um.. maybe it was the whole part about "The Chin of the Gods"... or how it will make people more pr!ckish. Odd. Well, maybe this time it will get posted.
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Ah, I see. It was the link to the Cleft Chin Refiner for men President:
http:
//home.blarg.net/~dr_z/Movie/Posters/
Reproductions/Legend_Rep.jpg

(now just combine those together so you can see it)
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Pasta cutter or an edge trimmer, for taking the grass away from the edge of sidewalks? y'know? You roll it along the edge of the sidewalk and it cuts the grass.
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This could be used much like a pizza cutter, but for softer materials, like dough or clay. That's what the roll is for: to prevent the edges from rising while you cut.
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It's a hand-held roller for making joints (seams) in pervious pavement (e.g., concrete sidewalks) and the like. You would think there would be a more complex tool to assure straight lines, but the folks who wield these tools are pros.
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You have found one of my grandmother's peanut brittle cutters. Her brittle was anything but. This cutter helped score sheets of her igneous confections for cracking and could be turned on its side as a smashing implement when mood required.
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