Hello Kitty Has No Mouth But She Can Cover Yours!
April 3, 2003 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Just when you thought they had marketed everything, the new Hello Kitty SARS facemask is now available. That's right. You heard me.
posted by car_bomb (14 comments total)
wow! hello kitty AND ultraman! yet it all seems so familar...
posted by car_bomb at 12:04 PM on April 3, 2003

well, since Hello Kitty has no mouth it's quite appropriate, isn't it?
posted by bl1nk at 12:21 PM on April 3, 2003

ARRGGGGGGG!!!!!! That second link just installed some damn orbitexplorer.com thing on my machine!!!!!!!
What Out!
posted by Blake at 12:22 PM on April 3, 2003

While they look odd my experience in Japan was that folks wear these masks pretty much everytime they get a cold anyway, so it's probably not in response to SARS that they have these.
posted by zeoslap at 12:26 PM on April 3, 2003

sorry blake...i didn't see any spyware in that link...just a hello kitty vespa and some hello kitty diet pills.
posted by car_bomb at 12:31 PM on April 3, 2003

Residents of Hong Kong, always quick to spot a fashion trend, are turning to colorful surgical masks to beat the blues as a deadly virus stalks the territory.

Worst. Lede. Ever.
posted by eddydamascene at 12:41 PM on April 3, 2003

It's OK car_bomb, I'm sure it wasn't your fault, I picked a bad day to leave JavaScript on I guess.
Beware, it's a Zupiter thing. Adaware got rid of it, but I am positive it came from the Pop-Up ad on that second link.
posted by Blake at 12:45 PM on April 3, 2003

No one mentioned the obvious tie in of a Hello Kitty vibrator?
posted by Darke at 12:47 PM on April 3, 2003

Which is strangely less phallic than the Hello Kitty cordless phone...
posted by eddydamascene at 12:51 PM on April 3, 2003

didn't feel a need too, since everyone knows about the vibe anyway. we've had ours for a couple years now...
posted by car_bomb at 12:53 PM on April 3, 2003

Don't forget the Badtz Maru (sp?) condoms!

There was a prominent article in the Journal about this on Tuesday... is MeFi slipping? :-)
posted by clevershark at 6:32 PM on April 3, 2003

Pop culture characters have been used for breathing protection before - as in this bizarre WWII vintage Mickey Mouse Gas Mask.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:34 PM on April 3, 2003

you mean like the WWII vintage Mickey Mouse Gas Mask link found in the first comment?
posted by car_bomb at 9:32 AM on April 4, 2003

oops - so sorry car-bomb! It really bugs me when people do that too...don't know how I missed that!
posted by madamjujujive at 4:59 PM on April 4, 2003

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