Tarantulas, Hermit Crabs Make Effective Holiday Gifts

This has always been my gift-giving philosophy, which I often extend to birthday celebrations as well. From the Los Angeles Times, Nov. 30, 1978:

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 19, 2012
     Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses

Cue up the "Dead Parrot" sketch!
Posted by KDP on 03/19/12 at 10:45 AM
Look at that girl's face, she looks terrified of the bird. Not exactly the best advertisement to buy one.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/12 at 11:27 AM
I stopped buy a pet store in FloRidda a couple of months ago and saw a cute ball of fuzz playing with a ball. I asked what breed the pup was as he didn't look like more than an animated mop head.

"He's a 'teddy bear'", was the sales lady's reply.

"What exactly is that?", I inquire.

"It's a mix of (I don't quite remember) 3 breeds", she said.

"Ah, a mutt! And what are you asking for him?"

"$1,000.00" was the reply.

Something is SERIOUSLY wrong when a mutt hybrid goes for $1,000. Lord knows what an EXOTIC bug costs.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/12 at 11:40 AM
thanks forthe post patty.
Posted by Carolina on 03/19/12 at 01:22 PM
Carolina, the post is by Alex, one of our esteemed leaders. I just left a comment.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/12 at 09:01 PM
The last girl I gave crabs to never spoke to me again. :blank:
Posted by Dumbfounded on 03/20/12 at 09:01 AM
I bought my wife three fiddler crabs on Valentines Day so I could make that joke. Okay, actually I bought them for myself but made the joke so she wouldn't yell at me so much.
Posted by Mark on 03/20/12 at 07:31 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: guys!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/20/12 at 08:36 PM
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