Do you know what a Furby is? I wanted to show you, but the thing is so evil, it wouldn't let me post a picture of it. (Actually, my computer seems to be malfunctioning, but we'll blame it on the Furby.)
A Furby is a supposedly adorable furry toy that has big ears, big eyes, is animated and talks. If you ask me, I'd say it looks like a cross between an alien and guinea pig. My dad got Bubba one for Christmas.
Last night, the thing was sitting on Bubba's bed in sleep mode. It looked very sweet and innocent with its eyes closed. I picked it up and put it on the book shelf. Big mistake. It woke up. Its eyes glowed with an insane white light, and it started muttering jibberish that only an alien could understand.
"Go to sleep," I told the creature.
It flapped its oversized ears and spun in a circle.
"Did you hear me? It's bed time. Go to sleep!"
It muttered something that I'm sure was alien profanity and made an evil Furby face at me.
"Bubba, come here and shut off your creature," I said.
Bubba skipped into the room. He started giggling. "Mama, he doesn't shut off."
"What? What kind of moron would design a toy that doesn't shut off?" Apparently a moron who's not a parent.
We sat there for five minutes while this creature hobbled and wobbled and stared at us with those scary white eyes.
"Bubba," I said. "Is it my imagination, or does that thing seem evil?"
Bubba grinned. "He's evil. I set him on evil mode."
So, we have a twisted toy designer out there. Nobody in their right mind would create a toy that doesn't have an off button. And nobody in their right mind would create a toy with an evil mode.
Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to take out the batteries, and then I'm going to feed it to Schultz, our German Shepherd. I'm sure he'll have fun tearing it to smithereens!
Someone gave us one a lot of years ago. I put it in back of the linen closet to shut it up. It might still be there....ReplyDelete
I think the garbage would be an even better place for it. ;)Delete
I have a really old version. It was my daughters when she was 5 (shes nearly 18 now!) it sits on my dressing table but the batteries are long since dead, so he is quiet!ReplyDelete
Those are the best kind!Delete
I've never liked Furbies, they just seem so evil to me! If there was one in this house I don't think I'd sleep.ReplyDelete
They are evil. I can barely sleep with that thing around!Delete
Evil mode - that's scary.ReplyDelete
And a toy without an off switch? That would've been perfect for my nephews. (Yeah, it's great when your brother never has an opportunity for revenge.)
Yeah, if you feel the need to drive your brother crazy, get his kids some Furbies!Delete
When Shultz rips Furby to pieces, I hope you take some photos and send it along with your story so I can post on my blog. If Shultz doesn't get evil Furby, an equally interesting story would be great!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week ahead, Sherry. I'll be out of commission for the week as I need to bury myself in writing. For the most part.
Haha! I'll try to come up with something for your blog. I'm buried in writing, too! Good luck with yours.Delete
I actually had one years ago. :)ReplyDelete
Good luck with it!
Was yours evil?Delete
I remember these things from the nineties. I can't believe they made a comeback!! I find them exceedingly creepy. They aren't even cute. They're just weird looking. Here's hoping your doggie likes Furby snacks. hahaReplyDelete
Isn't it funny how the weirdest things come back? I think Lucky Trolls are making a comeback, too. I saw some at Barnes and Noble the other day.Delete
Remember those from a while back, funny enough my sister had one and the dog ate it, see they are evil hahaReplyDelete
Yeah, the dog can recognize an evil thing when he sees it!Delete
My 8 year old didn't want one. She thought it was freaky looking. :)ReplyDelete
Your eight year old is smart!Delete
I thought they were cute and had one myself. But they took a lot of time to teach English and keep them busy. Battery died and I don't even know what happened to it, to be honest. I never thought of them as evil, though--LOL!ReplyDelete
You can teach them English? I didn't think that was possible!Delete
That sounds hideous -- like something out of a horror movie.ReplyDelete
A horror movie would be a good place for a Furby!Delete
LOL!!!! My daughter has been asking for one. She'll definitely not get one now!ReplyDelete
Hahaha! Glad I saved you some pain!Delete
haha, for some reason, I had Chucky doll in my head. I've seen Furby in a toy store once. Who could have thought there's an evil mode? Schultz to the rescue. (Wow Schultz is as big as the tiger? Awesome!)ReplyDelete
Schultz isn't quite as big as the tiger. But close! He's definitely much bigger than that evil Furby!Delete