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    What the HELL is this thing?

    OK, so my wife bought this...thing...at an Op Shop (for those tho don't know, this is a second-hand chop run by a charity). She likes it, and I think it's interesting.

    But what is it?

    It's wooden, it has hinges, and it looks like some Balinese-crafted woodwork. We were told it was a bookshelf, but I'm not so sure. It has a small nail in the back, so perhaps it is supposed to be hung.

    I hereby ask Bullshido posters: what is this thing?

    I fully expect most of your answers to be stupid, dismissive, vulgar or simply insane, and I welcome it all. Still, perhaps amongst the lunacy there will be some truth.

    Any takers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAYoung
    We were told it was a bookshelf, but I'm not so sure.
    I think it's used by the hippie gynecologists.

    Warn your wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfe
    I think it's used by the hippie gynecologists.

    Warn your wife.
    Deary me. I mean, the splinters...

    Are you sure it's a pair of fixed bookends? Would it just sit on top of a table, shelf, cabinet, or some such thing? It seems so small and clunky. Why bother with the hinges?
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    maybe it's a paper towel holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_mally
    maybe it's a paper towel holder.
    What an awful thought. There's something painfully tacky about that. Even if it is a paper towel holder, there's no way that's how it'll end up.
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    Perhaps it's a cradle for irresponsible parents?

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    Of course.

    That would explain the hinges...

    Argh.
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    Well at least it's a good conversation piece.

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    The hinges are for the arms, which are supposed to hold the baby down while you extract oil from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_mally
    Well at least it's a good conversation piece.
    Yeah, this thread's alive with conviviality.
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