February 27, 2002 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Fetapets: for busy city dwellers who can't deal with the hassle of living pets. No it isn't a joke.
posted by akmonday (21 comments total)
I heard the "proprietor" of this business on the radio today, who says he gets the fetuses from Sacramento. He also claimed that he was sad that the sales weren't up over Christmas, and that these pets were "cuter" than "the small dogs people get in NYC, which are quite unsightly". He also griped about PayPal killing his transaction service because of complaints by religious fanatics.
posted by akmonday at 3:41 PM on February 27, 2002

I am very frightened.
posted by luriete at 3:46 PM on February 27, 2002

Summoning up his legendary grasp of the obvious, FetaMaster notes that you can "click Reload to see this page again".
posted by Hildago at 3:47 PM on February 27, 2002

Q. What's the difference between a pile of dead babies and a pile of marbles?

A. You can't load the marbles into a dump truck using a pitch-fork.

From the FAQ. Yes, it is a joke. It's no different than Bonsai Kitten or Baby Smasher.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:50 PM on February 27, 2002

He also griped about PayPal killing his transaction service because of complaints by religious fanatics.

I think it must be a recurring theme. From their FAQ:

Q. Why do they call it PayPal when they don't let you pay and they're not your pal?

A. The domain name CockSucker was already taken.

posted by Skot at 3:50 PM on February 27, 2002

I don't deny that he's crude, but I don't think its a joke. The payment system is linked up through Yahoo Pay Direct, I don't think he'd bother otherwise. Who wants to be the first person to order one and find out?
posted by akmonday at 3:53 PM on February 27, 2002

Huh. I thought they were pets of cheese. This is infinitely worse.
posted by daver at 3:53 PM on February 27, 2002

image of a jar containing a fetal dog (?) with glitter in the suspension fluid (literally). So you can shake it up*, I suppose.
posted by sylloge at 4:13 PM on February 27, 2002

Fucking gross!
posted by donkeyschlong at 4:18 PM on February 27, 2002

says a lady from my church; "Oh, you work on the internet... I don't look at that, I heard it has pictures of fetuses in jars."
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 4:46 PM on February 27, 2002

I always knew truth was stranger than fiction, now I have proof. That's disgusting. I don't see what possible discussion can come of this other than "OH MY GOD SICK!" but I'm sure something will come up.
posted by insomnyuk at 5:07 PM on February 27, 2002

The funniest part of the site is the mail they received... frankly I'm not sure which ones worry me most, the ones who want to order, or the ones from self-appointed busybodies who apparently have nothing better to do with their day than to write, basically, "you suck! rot in hell!" to a webmaster.

Perhaps I ought to put up a web page offering the Brooklyn Bridge for sale, then gladly accept payment from the morons from around the world (esp. Sweden, apparently) who will take it seriously and send me the dough...

Then again reality may just be stranger than fiction...
posted by clevershark at 5:39 PM on February 27, 2002

I think the site is hilarious...
A distant cousin to the FetaPets are pickles. If your FetaPet looks lonely, consider introducing your pet to a Baby Dill. Their friendship will be legendary. Caution: Do not eat FetaPets.*
posted by modofo at 5:41 PM on February 27, 2002

I don't get it. These things aren't supposed to be a hassle? What if you drop the jar and it breaks? I don't even want to think about it...
posted by tiger yang at 7:34 PM on February 27, 2002

I must have taken a wrong turn. Is this PoE?
posted by glennie at 11:34 PM on February 27, 2002

Just when I thought it couldn't get any stranger....

If NAMBLA is interested in bonding a partnership with a FetaPet or with FetaPets.com please do not hesitate to let us know
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC at 12:24 AM on February 28, 2002

Actually I suspect this is a hoax. Everyone got in an uproar about this a little while ago and it turned out it was fake.
posted by statusquo at 12:25 AM on February 28, 2002

mefi becomes a better source of blort every day.
posted by quonsar at 7:21 AM on February 28, 2002

It may not be a hoax, in that you might actually be able to buy one, but it certainly is a joke -- a really gross joke, but that's the way it goes these days. Seems to me you could actually place orders for ManBeef, too (not that you'd really receive any).
posted by briank at 7:53 AM on February 28, 2002

If you look closely at this page it becomes apparent the "pup" is actually a "pig fetus". That isn't necessarily better, but those have been a common fixture in biology class, and are easily purchased.
posted by O9scar at 8:18 AM on February 28, 2002

Wow, akmonday. . .quite a post for your first one. . .how will you top it?

Wait, I don't really want to know.
posted by Danf at 12:31 PM on February 28, 2002

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