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March 6th, 2007
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The cute... and the strange and ugly!
Well, here's the cute - my "new" cat! He joined me just after Christmas and he's about 9 months old. Say hello!:




But now the ugly, and it has a story: I was in a Taco Bell this weekend (yes, being bad, but still within my points) and saw some strange items in a gumball machine. They were rubber balls, but they had were half clear and half mostly solid. The clear half showed a relief portrait of a famous historical figure, and the other half had a small window that reveals a short description of that person. Okaaaay... can't imagine too many kids buying this. Let's see... Mahatma Gandhi... Queen Victoria... Lenin... wait, Lenin? Curious, I bought one. And look what I got (*shudder*):





"German: German political and military leader and one of the 20th century's most powerful dictators"

How bizarre is that? What are your thoughts about these?

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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
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He says "thank you, and yes I am!"

The cat, that is... not AH.
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From:green_ghost
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
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Awwww kitty! Sooo handsome!

Hitler... not so much.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
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Oh, no... Wilson is making the puppy cry (in your icon)! *L*!
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From:zanne68
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
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That is the most weird ass gumball machine "toy" I have ever seen.

On the positive side, your kitty is very handsome and regal-looking. :)

And I like your Grinch icon!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
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Why thank you!

I realized I just really didn't have an icon for "wtf" stuff. I decided he was both cute and ugly at the same time, so he fit the post - *L*!
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From:finabair
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
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Maybe it's just my monitor, but I've seen cats that look more like Hitler!

(And your cat is lovely, even though just looking at him makes me sneeze.)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
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*ggl* I've seen those cats, too!
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From:aeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
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Well... I like the kitty. He looks like quite a gorgeous animal! {SMILE} I hope he's settling in well? {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Preeetty well. He gets a bit bored with the older cats.
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
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Ooh gorgeous kitty.

Also, the Hitler ball is a bit much (not to mention downplaying what he was... which was a lot more than just one of the "most powerful dictators"), but I have to say the idea behind the whole thing is too awesome. There is something hilarious to me that someone came up with this idea, and then someone else thought "this is marketable!" It's just so nerdy. :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
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You're hopeless - *L*! Hey - should we send this to TMBG and get their reaction? Maybe it would inspire a song!:

"Bouncing, bouncing Hitler ball
You were bad, now you're a ball
Little children play with you...
Wait - that's SICK!"

*L*!
From:ninquelosse
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
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(Bad HTML made me delete my comment!)

Hi kitty! I love his face - his markings are quite distinguished, and he looks sovery* smart. Plans** are cycling thorough that head, I know it.

Man, I've gotta get over to Taco Bell. That is just bizarre.


*I'm in ur journal, makin' up contractions
**Possibly involving the removal of food container lid. Oh wait no, that's ours.

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From:lavendertook
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
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Ahahahaha! That icon! An acorn turban! (-:
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
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Awww KITTY!!!

And the Hitler ball... *giggles* Wow... no negitive... HUh.

I could do with some Hitler bouncing... That is really weird though.
K
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
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*L*! Want me to send it to you? *G*
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From:lavendertook
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
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Awwww, kitty is beautiful! What is his name?

I agree with hobbitgrrl that it is a cool concept--could be introducing kids to historical figures. But the Hitler description--understatement much?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Can't tell... too revealing of my identity - *L*!

Yes, I was thinking "oh, educational", but... in a toy?

Perfect icon - looks a bit like my kitty!
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From:spookystoy
Date:March 7th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)

KITTY!

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Aww, i love brown tabbies. What iz hiz name? He's posing so perfectly...maybe he once belonged to a supermodel?

But Hitler!Ball? Dude, bizarre.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)

Re: KITTY!

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Girl, you underestimate him. He thinks he IS a supermodel! *L*!

Perfect icon - love it!
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From:piratesorka
Date:March 7th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
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That is a very handsome kitty you got there. Lovely. What is his name?

As for that...thing. I'd contact the Taco Bell manager and complain. Then I would contact Taco Bell national office and YELL LOUD

That is a very disturbing item for a kid to get!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
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I'd tell you his name... but then I'd have to kill you! Eeek! Naw, I'd love to share his name, but I try to keep this journal anonymous and if any of my family came across this - they'd know who I am. *G*

Hmmm... not a bad idea about the phone call!
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From:lilithlotr
Date:March 7th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
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Please to tell adorable Kitty that this icon is for der Fuhrer, not him
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
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*L*! I will.
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From:arevanye
Date:March 7th, 2007 09:43 am (UTC)
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What a debonair-looking kitty! He reminds me a bit of my Pippin (pictured as a kitten in my avatar).

I'm scratching my head over the Hitler toy. A toy? about Hitler? Very odd. And very likely some marketing person who makes much more than both of us put together came up with that idea.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes, odd. I assume these are meant to be educational, but still...

That is a great pic of your kitty in the icon! *S*
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From:catw
Date:March 7th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
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What a lovely cat! I must come and visit you and your cats ;)

That Hitler-ball is indeed bizarre. Whoever is responsible for this has not learned his/her lessons...

on a totally other topic: I told frodosweetstuff to give you the biggest hug ever ;) She is at ORC and I hope she can find you for this hug !
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
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*G* Is she coming all the way from Germany?!
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From:gayalithiel
Date:March 7th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
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Lovely kitty and fabulous picture!

As for the sanitized Hitler button, hmmm. Everything it says IS true...it's just not at all the whole story. This makes me wonder how he honestly WILL go down in history. I've already wondered at the possible true stories of a lot of history (like Columbus). Why not mess this one up too? I worry about the world. :(
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 7th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Now, now... don't get too down! I think I might send these pics into a newspaper, though; it is a very odd thing indeed.
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