I also would like to know if I could get a phone book, hollow out the inside, and install the guts to a regular touch-tone phone with the buttons pressable on top. Maybe a speakerphone job.. Would you buy that if it were in the store? How about if it had one of those nifty "As seen on TV!" stickers on it. If I built one, and then took it to a session of congress and threw it at the speaker of the house, I could probably TiVo CSPAN and then could in fact claim that it was seen on TV.
I should be writing this stuff down. Somebody write this down for me.