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Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: The Pet Rock

13 Jul

July 13, 2013

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The Pet Rock was either a terrible toy or the most genius idea ever made. What a great pet! You do not have to walk it, feed it, clean it, take it to the vet, pick up its poop, or even look at it. And in return? Paint it, dress it up, do what you will and it will never complain, let alone bark, meow, grunt, or make any noise related to any living organism, ever. It will never run away, make any noise, or in any way remind you that it exists. And what do you get in return? Pure, pure love.

It’s a rock!

What a great business that was. Rocks cost nothing to make and they are all over the place. Talk about your infinitely renewable resource.

This was a huge fad back in the 70’s, but then again, so was Richard Nixon and Viet Nam.

So what happened to all those rocks when the Pet Rock fad died? They were painted green and sold as Kryptonite.

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I have to guess that the only reason a kid would buy one of these was to lock it in a lead lined box so that Superman could never come in contact with it and lose all his powers.

What’s next for the Pet Rock? CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT!

Coming Soon: Mr. Blog’s Tepid Rock! Just in time for Christmas!

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4 Responses to “Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: The Pet Rock”

  1. Mac of BIOnighT July 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Please tell me it’s a joke and those didn’t really exist…

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    • bmj2k July 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

      Sadly that was all too real.

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      • T E Stazyk July 15, 2013 at 3:52 am #

        Think of it as a low tech Tamaguchi.

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        • Mac of BIOnighT July 15, 2013 at 9:48 am #

          Very low tech and very eco-friendly ;-P Hey, maybe that wasn’t such a bad idea after all…

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