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October 20, 2010 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Gnome kidnapping has been a widespread crime for years, but now Furry Toys offers to send your stuffed loved one on a Grand Tour of Paris.
posted by mippy (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Something something "these economic times" something "inappropriate."
posted by Sys Rq at 8:10 AM on October 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


The company was founded by Denis Gerber, who works by day developing financial trading algorithms, having spent 10 years as an investment banker.

Oh. Well, there you go.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:11 AM on October 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Something about the name of the company and stuff makes me wonder if the plushies return from their vacation well yiffed.
posted by hippybear at 8:31 AM on October 20, 2010


Christ!

From the title I thought they were after my desktop.
posted by mmrtnt at 8:32 AM on October 20, 2010


I read that as Genome kidnapping, wow am I jetlagged.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:34 AM on October 20, 2010


Can't afford a trip to Paris for myself, might as well send Mr. Blinky...
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:38 AM on October 20, 2010


I can just see some plushie habituated child being absolutely frantic at the misguided gift from a parent. "I can't sleep without Mr. Binky!" "Mr. Binky comes back in six weeks!"
posted by Phalene at 8:45 AM on October 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


From February, a Czech travel agency for toys. Link to newspaper article that contains a (now inactive) link to the travel agency
posted by stevil at 8:47 AM on October 20, 2010


Geez. I should do "The Wire" tour of Baltimore...
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:57 AM on October 20, 2010


Geez. I should do "The Wire" tour of Baltimore...

You really should, actually. (There's a John Waters one, I think. Just imagine the turf wars!)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:23 AM on October 20, 2010


I can just see some plushie habituated child being absolutely frantic at the misguided gift from a parent.

Heh. I'm 27, and even I'm cringing at the thought of shipping my Pound Puppy off to Europe.
posted by alynnk at 10:45 AM on October 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


You can't afford to go to Europe, but your stuffie can!

... Yeah, that just made me sad.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:38 PM on October 20, 2010


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