I guess it's sort of funny to think of an indoor
solar lamp, but I actually don't think it's too
outrageous. Practically speaking, I could imagine a lantern that you leave outside to charge during the day but that could be brought in at night. It might look a little odd to put it say, in a formal living room, but I could see it working for a screened porch or enclosed patio.
I'm being a downer, aren't I? (Sorry!) Well, I can't think of any stories of my own to swap at the moment. But my funny bone could use a little tickling (obviously), so everyone please share! :P