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When we first looked at Badger House, the front doorbell was one of these big pull-chain dealies. It somehow vanished after the sale. Not complaining; the seller left plenty of other useful things behind (including a kitchen table and chairs). But we have been bereft of doorbell since we moved in.

You can still get this style of bell pull. The question is, what sort of bell do you connect it to on the inside? Turns out, they’re all electronical and previewable online now. Oh, how we laughed!

Uncle B sort of liked this one, but thought it should end with “just a minute!” followed by a flushing sound. I was partial to this one, but he insists I’d have to answer the door in my Tinkerbell costume.

We were naturally torn between this one and this one, so we decided this would be a good compromise. It doesn’t apply, but it seems like a fair halfway point. Plus, it would confuse the hell out of people. Bonus!

Oh, who am I kidding? There’s only one that would possibly do. 



You know what? I think we’ll just get a bell on a string, after all.





Comment from Allen
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:07 pm

Just get a ringer to hang outside, like this.

You will probably leave many potential guests standing at the door staring in confusion.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:10 pm

Oooo…loved our National Anthem one, but ‘Pop goes the weasel’ wins!
You should have gone with it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:14 pm

Well, we haven’t bought anything yet. Every time I think about the local snooty farmer’s wife pulling the chain and hearing ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ come flying out, I laugh until milk squirts out my nose.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:20 pm

Wait, you have a Tinkerbell costume? I can only imagine the naughty games you two play.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:50 pm

Well, if you wanted to be cheeky about it, you could always get one of these…

http ://img2.moonbuggy.org/imgstore/testicle-door-knocker.jpg

Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: March 2, 2009, 9:36 pm

But a dead-ringer sounds so …Victorian.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: March 3, 2009, 1:38 am

Either Pop Goes the Weasel, or Oh Canada…

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: March 3, 2009, 1:51 am

I think y’all need something more fitting the stately grace and stature of Badgor Manor and its occupants. I think this does nicely.

Comment from Dawn
Time: March 3, 2009, 10:57 am

On a morning when I woke up to the news that the Russians don’t take our new messiah as seriously as our media does and having a breakfast conversation with my daughter about her having to eat the oatmeal because someday soon she might not have a choice about what she eats and most of the world eats the same thing for breakfast everyday and someday we might have to use our sugar for our survival instead of for her entertainment blah blah blah….

Thanks for the fun diversion. I like the sparkle fairy one. Get the Badger a neck scarf and have him answer the door.

Comment from Jill
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:11 am

And what’s wrong with http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/ ?

Comment from Dawn
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:26 am


Comment from Pupster
Time: March 3, 2009, 12:17 pm

Guys…make your doorbell play whatever WAV you want:


Comment from Nicholas the Slide
Time: March 3, 2009, 2:23 pm

Okay, I knew “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was taken from a British song and re-lyricized, so what are the original lyrics?

@Pupster: I would put the weirdest things on my door. Considering I live in an apartment, I’m sure my neighbors would kill me.

Comment from Jill
Time: March 3, 2009, 3:10 pm

Here’s what I think you should really do…have someone install a button beside your front door, that, when pressed, causes these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ding_dongs.jpg to rain down upon your heads.

The world is noisy enough as it is without adding to it, but there’s a distinct lack of creme-filled chocolate cake in the world.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 3, 2009, 3:32 pm

Okay, I knew “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was taken from a British song and re-lyricized, so what are the original lyrics?

It’s God Save The [insert monarch title here].

Comment from Machinist
Time: March 3, 2009, 4:27 pm

I thought it was “God save our gracious _____” (King or Queen)

Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:28 pm

Bell on a string FTW!

(So when the rolling blackouts start, you’ll still have fair warning if the snooty neighbor turns up! Sorry — feeling above-average apocalyptic these days.)

Comment from TimB52
Time: March 3, 2009, 10:16 pm


The second I saw that thing I heard the Addams Family doorbell.


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