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Freaky Hairy Fanny Merkin Thing!

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IllegalBlonde Wed 25-Oct-17 19:37:31

It probably is just me, but I find that really awful thing that helps advertise insurance really dreadful. Is it just me or has anyone else been a little freaked out by it?

Doomhutch Wed 25-Oct-17 19:56:00

I think it's cute! I keep geeling bad for it, I'd happily give it a cuddle grin

Doomhutch Wed 25-Oct-17 19:57:31

(Although it's telling that as soon as I saw the thread title I knew what it was about!)

ColinsVeryJolly Wed 25-Oct-17 20:08:09

I love him too! He's so cute, he can appear in my house whenever he likes for cuddles.

NorksAreMessy Wed 25-Oct-17 20:11:50

Me too.
I am completely FED UP with the infantilising of advertising.
Yes to fun, but STOP STOP STOP treating us like children

<rant over>

FawnDrench Wed 25-Oct-17 20:44:57

That black/grey hairy thingy on the advert reminds me of a “toy” very popular in the 70s or early 80s.

It’s driving me bloody mad that I can’t remember the name of them - they came in different colours, were very popular for about 10 minutes, but were decidedly weird and a bit ominous-looking.

IllegalBlonde Wed 25-Oct-17 20:46:28

FawnDrench - do you mean Furbies?

Katinkka Wed 25-Oct-17 20:47:37

It’s so cute.

IllegalBlonde Wed 25-Oct-17 20:49:39

It partly freaks me out, partly gives me road rage. Either way, if I found it in MY dustbin, I would give it a hefty whack into next door's with my rolling pin!

BaggypantsCrimplesnitch Wed 25-Oct-17 20:50:03

@FawnDrench, do you mean a Gonk? I had one - they had really fine hair, and if you brushed it down flat and the put them down with a bang it would all stand up as though they'd been electrocuted!

goose1964 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:51:55

It has to be a gonk

Telstar99 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:51:59

It IS so so so WEIRD! 🤣😂

BaggypantsCrimplesnitch Wed 25-Oct-17 20:52:59

Like this, only mine was black and grey...

FawnDrench Wed 25-Oct-17 21:15:24

Baggy pants - YES - that’s it!
A bloody Gonk....

Thank you!

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 25-Oct-17 21:17:29

That blue yoke was a toy?? It's fucking hideous!

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 25-Oct-17 21:20:32

I thought gonks were like this:

OstentatiousWanking Wed 25-Oct-17 21:33:30


OstentatiousWanking Wed 25-Oct-17 21:34:05

They're are trolls greyhound.

EliseC1965 Wed 25-Oct-17 21:36:44

Those are trolls

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 25-Oct-17 21:48:10

Oh dear God, they get worse shock. Were those things really marketed at children?

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