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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... this might seem like a strange question but I have been searching online-shops for ages for a thing I have seen repeatedly in movies but for which I (being dutch) do not know the proper english word.
The object I am looking for is a small glass box filled with some water and some blue liquid (the two of which do not mix, so you can see the liquid on top of the water). The box is often in some kind of black encasing which slowly tilts the box back and forth so the water and liquid are continuously moving slowly which gives a kind of relaxing effect.
Does anyone know:
- the proper english word for such a thing or;
- an online shop that sells these?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Hugo



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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lava lamp?


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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,

thanks for your quick reply but the thing I'm talking about is in a square box and does not have a lamp - it is just the box with the fluid. It also does not get hot.



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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sounds like you want a liquid motion desk / office toy.

Like these type of things:
http://www.officeplayground.com/4colorbox.html


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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, that is what I mean, and then without the fish or windsurfer and the whole thing is on a black pedestal/casing/whatever-thingy that slowly moves it back and forth. Thanks, I'm gonna continue searching from there!



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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had one of those, it had blue in the bottom and clear on top, and it had a beech scene in it and a little boat that sailed around in the blue.  But I don't know the word for it, I just called it a snowglobe.  Do you have the Dutch word for it?  Maybe someone else speaks Dutch and might know it.

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Posted: 12 Jul 09, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know what you are talking about but I have no clue what they are called and I speak English as a first language. Sorry!!


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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think your looking for "liquid motion" toys for desktops. Easy find, Office Playground might have what you're looking for.



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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



No, Mrs. Bad Guy, that's not what he's looking for.



And thank you for not reading emrabt's post.

Those are cheap toys you're referencing.  These are much better quality, larger, and usually don't have anything floating around in them like dolphins. 



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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:







No, Mrs. Bad Guy, that's not what he's looking for.







And thank you for not reading emrabt's post.

Those are cheap toys you're referencing.  These are much better quality, larger, and usually don't have anything floating around in them like dolphins.

Oh shit, (looks at watch) that time of the week again is it??? Your early microwave....

 Well then maybe you should let him know where to get them then...seeing how you know exactly what Hugo's looking for.



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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, it's bugging me that I can't find one of these to tell him what they are.

But I didn't need to completely waste his time by simply re-wording something 5 posts before mine.  Like you did.  Do you work for "Cliff Notes" or something?

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Actually, it's bugging me that I can't find one of these to tell him what they are.

But I didn't need to completely waste his time by simply re-wording something 5 posts before mine.  Like you did.  Do you work for "Cliff Notes" or something?



 I didn't have my contacts in while reading the posts.  Anyhow I'm actually amused that you don't know what it is. You don't have an answer...nothing?...zero?..zilch?..
Tell the other gypsy's in the caravan to share the crystal ball with you, and just maybe you'll find the answer you so desperately seek within....





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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay.  So how did you read the first post?

Did your contacts fall out because of the excitement you had knowing your answer was just as good as embrants.  Then, when you were about to type... BAM!  The contacts fall out and you are beaten to the punch.  Since you can't find those two coke bottles you used to use for glasses, you must take the time to find the contacts.  Then you have to wipe your fingers clean of cheetos and ding-dong residue, and actually stand your fat @ss up to do all this.  This takes ten minutes.  Finally, once you get those contacts in, you are ready to display to the whole world (or at least Queenzone) an example of your intellegence.

Unfortunately, you flopped again.  Keep trying, though.  I'm really pulling for you.

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Okay.  So how did you read the first post?

Did your contacts fall out because of the excitement you had knowing your answer was just as good as embrants.  Then, when you were about to type... BAM!  The contacts fall out and you are beaten to the punch.  Since you can't find those two coke bottles you used to use for glasses, you must take the time to find the contacts.  Then you have to wipe your fingers clean of cheetos and ding-dong residue, and actually stand your fat @ss up to do all this.  This takes ten minutes.  Finally, once you get those contacts in, you are ready to display to the whole world (or at least Queenzone) an example of your intellegence.

Unfortunately, you flopped again.  Keep trying, though.  I'm really pulling for you. 


    Just because the rest of the gypsies don't want to share with you is no reason to get upset. Don't worry though, its only 17 more days until the welfare check makes it to your mailbox, so sit back, and relax and smoke the rest of those roaches you left behind if you haven't already. Your in luck too, because they having a big sale on Hostess Ho-ho's in two more weeks, it'll be buy one get one free. You still can squeeze out your front door I hope?  I know your trying to make it as a writer and all, and using this site to practice, but don't feel bad allot of people don't have any talent!








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Posted: 16 Jul 09, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I doubt that anyone would be surprised that:

1.  You know when welfare checks are mailed
2.  You know about "roaches".  I can afford to flick 'em out the window and roll a new one.
3.  The only place that discounts Hostess products THAT much is the Hostess Thrift Store
4.  You can't spell something that contains only 4 letters.   (It's "a lot", not "allot")

Your posts are quite revealing. 



So you don't have the ability to spell even with spellcheck, broke, a scrounging pot-head, and probably have to buy Little Debbie snacks because the Hostess ones are too expensive for Mom to get you.



A writer?  No.  A Psychoanalyst?  Possibly.



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Posted: 16 Jul 09, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Gosh, the both of you argue like 11 year olds. It really worries me that Microwave is 39.

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Micrówave wrote:







I doubt that anyone would be surprised that:

1.  You know when welfare checks are mailed
2.  You know about "roaches".  I can afford to flick 'em out the window and roll a new one.
3.  The only place that discounts Hostess products THAT much is the Hostess Thrift Store
4.  You can't spell something that contains only 4 letters.   (It's "a lot", not "allot")

Your posts are quite revealing. 







So you don't have the ability to spell even with spellcheck, broke, a scrounging pot-head, and probably have to buy Little Debbie snacks because the Hostess ones are too expensive for Mom to get you.







A writer?  No.  A Psychoanalyst?  Possibly.


    Microwave:

   Going by your profile that states you are mainly into Queen and "food"... Talk about a revelation!! a) You probably weigh 500-800 lbs. at the minimum.  b) Your limited brain can only touch the borders of these two topics, that and every diet in America. c) Your cupboards are filled with nothing but Hostess products, chips,cookies and cakes and you deep fry everything you can get your hands on.
d) You can't spell either,  Its "spell check" not spellcheck!  e) You used to work for Kentucky Fried Chicken, but was fired only after one week, for gobbling all the chicken "plus" anything else you could get your pudgy fingers on.
 f) You are now employed, and cut up vegetables daily (something you dislike) beside Whoolio and Pedro for Denny's restaurant. This way the food inventory remains stable. g) Your dream is to have your own television reality cooking show, to teach your fellow Americans that, "yes" anything can be "deep fried" is edible!
 
 I agree for certain, a writer NO...

 A Richard Simmons wanna be.. YES!!


 Thrill me with your correspondence, I'll be waiting.

 
 












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Posted: 16 Jul 09, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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My Gosh, the both of you argue like 11 year olds. It really worries me that Microwave is 39.






I'm not complaining ; for once, I can just watch and enjoy.


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Zebonka12 wrote:







Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:



My Gosh, the both of you argue like 11 year olds. It really worries me that Microwave is 39.















I'm not complaining ; for once, I can just watch and enjoy.




      Just call it cheap summertime entertainment!

      Enjoy!!






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Posted: 16 Jul 09, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

My Gosh, the both of you argue like 11 year olds. It really worries me that Microwave is 39.



    Well Freya, He started all this!

    It worries me too, he's been busy traveling with the gypsies again, and smoking tons of weed, which of course brings on the munchies. He seems to get quite ugly when he can't find anything to fry and eat.






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