HAHAH I love this idea. The title of the thread alone had me rolling. I'm sure it's quite a piece to have in your living room. And regarding the news article, why why why on EARTH would he have the blender plugged in?!?!?!
Who cares about losing their business? If they wanna go make it themselves, I'm sure they won't buy it anyways. That is SUCH a rude thing to do... I agree with everyone else in saying that you should ask them nicely to bugger off.
I used DreamHost for two years (I don't have a website anymore). It's a little difficult to figure out things at first, but there is almost no downtime.. it's a little more expensive than some other ones, but I think it well worth the money
Is there maybe a way you can twists the straps around to make a ball with the watch faces facing out? Just some kinda way turn it into a cool looking "time display."
Ebay-ing is a good idea - my sister (a very mature 21 year old...) bought something like that off Ebay once for $8, I think (it was a Rugrats one from Burger King), but that was after they weren't selling them anymore. So, if anything, you should wait until people can't getting them for free.