That's the case with the new(ish) LEGO stud shooter as used in these two recently posted MOCs. The first build comes from vir-a-cocha and is a creepy character entitled "Nightmare Designer." As you can see, the stud shooter finds a use as the character's head, creating a surprisingly well-defined facial expression.
The second MOC was actually influenced by the first - it was built by vitroleum and features stud shooters as a pair of those notorious Easter Island heads:
Besides the stud shooters, check out some of the insane part usages in this build: a tooth/claw, feather, rocker hinge, backpack, and treasure chest lid have all found their way into the ship!
(Sorry for the lack of posts the past week - I just got back from music camp!)