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Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: The Pet Rock

13 Jul

July 13, 2013


pet rock

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.


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!

Picture Postcard: Lonely Soldier

2 Aug

August 2, 2011

I took this picture some months ago. This is a breakwater in Lower Gravesend Bay here in Brooklyn.

I’ll admit it isn’t the greatest picture I ever took. I was standing on the seawall and looking down from about ten feet up. Notice anything unusual? You might not notice anything at first, but take a look at the thing sitting on the rock in the center of the shot.

It is some sort of small figurine. You can clearly see the base. I snapped this with my cell phone so the resolution isn’t the best but it is not a rock. It is a small figure that someone deliberately placed there. I don’t know how long it has been there, but it is so small that the tide will surely wash it away. I was just standing by the water, looked down, and there it was. Keep in mind that this is not a beach. This is a seawall the end of a street behind a shopping center. There is no access unless you hop a fence and climb down and over those large rocks.

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