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22 May 2005 @ 01:08 pm
I don't think I'll ever really understand pinatas. Who wants to beat the living $#!+ out of a beloved character? Ooooo, I love spongebob, let's beat him till he falls apart and lets his gooey sweets flow all over the yard. If they REALLY wanted to sell pinatas, they would make them out of people that customers want to hit. I think someone could make a lot of money this way. And I can be equilateral about it. They can have George Bush pinatas as long as I get my Michael Moore pinata. And as Martin said yesterday, plenty of room for candy inside on that one...

EDIT: In other news, Darth Vader may not care much for the rebel forces, but he DOES care about keeping your lawn nice and green. He cares a LOT.

EDIT EDIT: Custom Pinatas as low as 35$! Get one for your next party!
Current Mood: hopefulentrepreneurial
Current Music: "Inner Universe" - Yoko Kanno - GITS:SAC soundtrack
Garykingu on May 22nd, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
Forget Michael Moore, I want a Barbara Boxer pinata. :)
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on May 22nd, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
And in an ideal world, you'd be able to bring in a caricature of her and HAVE it! Someone should make this product... *headnods*
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on May 22nd, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
FYI, I edited this entry, since only one person had seen it so far, so a heads uo to you if you want to check it again...
Garykingu on May 22nd, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
Darth Sprinkler. Ghads, that's funny! Would have been even funnier if they put the spout in the right place..

But what was with the picture they chose to use? I mean, geeze, couldn't someone at least have straightened his sword?
Fritters: TT Jynx Say What? by digic_iconsfritters on May 22nd, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
They've also got one with a three headed flamingo where the heads flail about. That's actually my favorite, there's almost something "Old Gods" about it....
postrophe on May 22nd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Beloved character piñatas are a new thing. The originals almost always looked like donkeys and weird xmas-ornament-sun-disks and stuff.

I notice the kid that breaks it open has to get his blindfold off while all the others are swarming the candy and getting first pick.

Jar jar! Osama! Saddam in his tightie whities!

No, some liberal or conservative would object...
(You can tell politics has lost all sight of reality when the politicians and wannabe demagogues take all the heat while the real bad guys vanish, are protected or simply never even get noticed anymore. Reminds me of the poor kid with the blindfold again.)


Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on May 22nd, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
That's a very good point. Still, regardless of people objecting, the 65$ insane teddybears made money, so even if people objected, I think the pinatas would still sell. And there's no such thing as bad publicity, IMHO.

Maybe I should learn how to make them. They don't look that complex.

And yes, I always thought it was a gyp that whoever was most skilled in popping the silly thing open got reamed on the candy. I always appreciated parties where the parents made everyone hold off till the "winner" got ready to dive for them, too.
The baffled kingda_pimpmasta on May 22nd, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
I consider Spongebob a character I'd love to beat the shit out of. Likewise most of the cartoon characters they make piñatas out of nowadays.
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on May 22nd, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Then that would work for you. Personally, Michael Moore is my #1 pinata choice, but of course it's all very personal. Surely there's someone you want to beat more than Spongebob, though. Right? Jar-jar maybe?
The baffled kingda_pimpmasta on May 22nd, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Eh, Jar-Jar never really bothered me that much. I never liked him, but I didn't have the instant hate affair that everyone else seems to have.

And no, there aren't too many cartoon characters worse. I have a massive, irrational hatred for SpongeBob.
Frittersfritters on May 22nd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
It's nice to know the traditional pinata market works for some people ^_^
Lady Pixelladypixel on May 22nd, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I really want a Sith Lord to piss on /my/ lawn.

(Okay, so he doesn't pee, but it's the principle of the thing. The Darth Vader waterslide makes more sense.)
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on May 22nd, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of using them both together...
Frittersfritters on May 23rd, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)

Sit on my faaaaace and tell me that you loooove meeeee....
Dennydronken_dennis on May 23rd, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
Although I don't share your views on Michael Moore, I respect your desire to have a M.M. pinata. However, Michael Moore pinata's would be disastrous for kids around the globe; there are enough overweight kids already
Frittersfritters on May 23rd, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
How about low-carb then? Martin wants one of the lady who founded PETA and then wants it filled with beef jerky ^_^
Dennydronken_dennis on May 24th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
1. Even low fat candy, in a Michael Moore pinata, is more than enough to finance a school of dentists for a lifetime. Say no to dentist schools.

2. I'm losing a lot of respect here for Martin :'(
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on May 24th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Aw c'mon, you gotta admit, it's funny...
Dennydronken_dennis on May 25th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
Okay, I'll half-admit it. Please don't make me go any further, for it goes against everything I believe in...

I'll just order a Ronald McDonnald pinata, a Colonel pinata and a pinata of a Burger.... guy... with a crown... or something.. so I can sleep at night...
Frittersfritters on May 25th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
I gotta agree on the burger king guy...

(hope that works...)
postrophe on May 23rd, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)
A while back I had an idea for a pulse sprinkler (the *cht cht cht cht cht cht cht cht cht cht cht *chttachttachttachttachtta* type) with a man top and bottom halves, arm extended for the swing-boom that rotates the top half, and the bottom half, er, "equipped"...

...and calling it a "Rain Bird"was only natural...


AlucarDmilesaroo on May 23rd, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ive never even seen a pinata in real life ;.;
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on May 23rd, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
The higher percentage population of latin americans, the higher the likelihood of seeing a pinata. I'm assuming you don't see a lot of Cinco de Mayo celebrations, either....
lironesslironess on May 24th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
When I was a kid my mom got me a pinata before my birthday, a donkey in colors that matched the decor in my room, and I kept it. I didn't want it to get torn up, although the way that they are made, eventually it looked pretty bad and I threw it away. As much as I loved candy I did not like beating animals to bits, but I took my turn. I can't think of anyone I dislike enough to beat to bits, except perhaps my ex-boyfriend, which would not be fun for anyone else, except maybe his other exes. Politically, there are people that I disagree with but don't hate or anything. I think I would get one on those ones that look like christmas ornaments.
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on May 24th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
I've never been one for hitting the animals, either. Thankfully, no one ever bought me one.
khystrakhystra on May 24th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
I look at that red staff of his, and as always, I think - penicillin would fix that.
I want a Britney Spears pinata.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on May 24th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
They can make you one...