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November 7, 2008 2:04 PM   Subscribe

"This toy is so fantastic that it's not just for humans anymore. You can find otters, chimps and dogs -- especially dogs -- playing with it." The National Toy Hall of Fame has inducted the stick.
posted by Knappster (44 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
On a related note, Mother Nature just issued a worldwide Stick Recall.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:10 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Irwin Mainway, eat your heart out.
posted by yhbc at 2:10 PM on November 7, 2008


Hopefully George Carlin is happy somewhere.

"Do today's kids even know what a stick is?"
posted by ALongDecember at 2:12 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think these are the same jokers who once inducted the Cardboard Box.

They made me laugh twice with essentially the same joke, and that's quite a feat.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:18 PM on November 7, 2008


Great news! This means it's only a matter of time. . . .
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:19 PM on November 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


What's brown and sticky?
A STICK!
posted by porn in the woods at 2:20 PM on November 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


What's brown and sticky?
A STICK!
posted by porn in the woods at 2:20 PM on November 7 [+] [!]



eponysterical!
posted by salishsea at 2:21 PM on November 7, 2008


Many congratulations from the stick's big cousin, Log!
posted by GuyZero at 2:23 PM on November 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


Those sticks better not be made in China.
posted by gman at 2:27 PM on November 7, 2008


Oh crap! It's the same link even. Damn you FelliniBlank!
posted by GuyZero at 2:28 PM on November 7, 2008


Damn, I only had one dumb joke to make in this thread and someone else beat me to it.
posted by kersplunk at 2:29 PM on November 7, 2008


Not long before the stick is upstaged by the inanimate carbon rod.
posted by mariokrat at 2:34 PM on November 7, 2008


I cannot wait for some of my childhood favorites to be inducted, like the bag of broken glass, or the dead clown.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:34 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


"...and after I'm done spanking you with this, you can go outside and play with it."
posted by mullingitover at 2:36 PM on November 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Put that stick DOWN! 1... 2.... 3!!! OK, THATS IT BUSTER!
posted by R. Mutt at 2:37 PM on November 7, 2008


blah blah abandoned refrigerator blah blah
posted by Sys Rq at 2:39 PM on November 7, 2008


The best thing about the stick? If two siblings are battling over who gets to play with it, a parent can simply break it in half and—Voila! Two sticks.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:46 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


If two siblings are battling over who gets to play with it, a parent can simply break it in half and—Voila! Two sticks.

Also true about baby sisters, although messier.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:52 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back?

a stick.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:57 PM on November 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


You know... for kids!
posted by brundlefly at 2:59 PM on November 7, 2008 [5 favorites]


Also true about baby sisters, although messier.

Not if you freeze 'em, first.

Or am I thinking of Otter Pops?
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:01 PM on November 7, 2008


Make sure you guys stick to your day jobs.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:13 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now young man, what did I say about leaving your sticks and boxes in the Hall?
posted by dhartung at 3:14 PM on November 7, 2008


Where can I buy one of these "sticks"? They sound fascinating!
posted by SaintCynr at 3:21 PM on November 7, 2008


One step closer. My time is soon!
posted by saguaro at 3:25 PM on November 7, 2008


But where's the hoop-and-stick?!

And don't tell me you can combine 'hula hoop' and 'stick', because IT'S NOT THE SAME.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 3:41 PM on November 7, 2008


Since the Toy Museum has a nominate page, I'm going to nominate matches. Cause, really, what kid doesn't like to play with matches? It's a classic, and I'm surprised it's not in the hall of fame yet.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:41 PM on November 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


Also I would just like to comment that the photo they chose for 'stick' is perfect.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 3:42 PM on November 7, 2008


What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs...
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:06 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Man, I didn't realize the economy was doing that badly in the US.
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:07 PM on November 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


I guess if you work at the National Toy Hall of Fame, you probability really don't have better things to be…
posted by paisley henosis at 4:20 PM on November 7, 2008


It’s not bad. It’s no inanimate carbon rod tho.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:29 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


(dammit!)
posted by Smedleyman at 4:32 PM on November 7, 2008


The National Toy Hall of Fame has inducted the stick.

Previous winners include the rock, the piece of broken glass, and the thing you dug from way deep inside your nose.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:33 PM on November 7, 2008


Don't forget Mexico's favorite toy for over 340 years!
posted by rusty at 5:00 PM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm so glad you made a post about this! The first thing I thought when I heard this on NPR this morning is that it would be a good post. The stick is just such a clever, perfect induction. The proto-toy. I still catch myself practicing my parries when I find nice, well balanced sticks.
posted by absalom at 5:43 PM on November 7, 2008


It's good for hitting stuff with too!
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:51 PM on November 7, 2008


It's good for pokin' stuff with, too.
posted by Tube at 6:40 PM on November 7, 2008


This stick? Do they have one with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle? Those things can be dangerous, I hear.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:18 PM on November 7, 2008


This Christmas my kids are going to have to suck it up and realize that this country is going through some hard times. This Christmas my kids won't be getting Transformers and Nintendos and Dora the Explora and all that other stuff, 'cos this Christmas my kids are all getting sticks. Used sticks. Actually, just one stick which they'll all have to share. These are hard times kids! Now go outside and play with your stick.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:00 AM on November 8, 2008


So I went out and spent the last of my paycheck to buy a stick for my kids. Things are different now than when I was a kid. I had to buy the stick, then I had to buy batteries for the stick. And stick accessories. My kids all want clothes and bedsheets that have pictures of the stick. Next Halloween they're all going to dress up as sticks.

I hope the stick makes them happy. They're not going to eat until next paycheck.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:37 AM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


What, you mean this isn't The Onion?
posted by mygoditsbob at 7:23 AM on November 8, 2008


If you have mastered the stick, you may be ready to advance to the Käpylehmä.
posted by everichon at 11:00 AM on November 8, 2008


The stick is no child's play.
posted by hellopanda at 1:37 AM on November 9, 2008


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