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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Creepiest Thing Possible

OK. The rational part of my brain isn't so much "believing" that this is real, but regardless, it's creepy as all hell. Super, duper, mega, ultra creepy. For those of you who haven't clicked away yet, I'm referring to Genepets. What's a Genepet?

The Genpets™ are Pre-Packaged, Bioengineered pets implemented today!

That’s right, Genpets are not toys or robots. They are living, breathing genetic animals.

Now, go to their site and look at the picture.


The site (which seems to have been built with more effort than a hoax warrants) goes on to invoke the terms "human-animal hybrid," "Zygote Micro Injection," and "chimera." And doesn't this just make you want to rush out and get one for your kid?
Out of the packages,
Genpets™ have limited mobility. Like dolls, puppies or human babies, they must be looked after and cared for. Upon waking from its dormant state the Genpet™ will immediatly bond or imprint to your child.
They explain that Genepets aren't yet approved for resale, so, duh! That's why you can't get one yet. Not because they're not real! Because they are! Real, creepy, plastic-packaged, living, breathing results of DNA "modification." (Just like dolls, puppies and human babies!) *Double Shudder* If XMen 3 taught us not to remove third arms, shouldn't Jurassic Park have taught us not to f**k with DNA for recreational purposes? Go explore the "information" about Genepets and let me know what you think. I'll be showering and reconsidering my involvement in organized religion in the mean time.

Though I should mention, that if these had come out around the same time as I first saw ET, I'd have wanted one more than Heidi Klum wants Seal's piece.


Blogger ike said...

10:11 PM  
Blogger Blogs t r e t c h said...

Oh thank God. Thanks Drew.

9:50 AM  
Blogger John said...

Sounds like something I would buy. Just like I bought this thing a few months ago at =)

3:22 PM  
Blogger Norf said...

Damn, and just when I thought I'd have a good reason to wear my Human-animal hybrid t-shirt.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Cat said...

Completely, laughably untrue. Coming from a future scientist, at that.

9:49 AM  
Blogger GaardCeteru said...

Go do your homework! sure, you can't get them cuz'they're not for sale.. but most of all they are DOLLS full of circuits and stuff, go check Alan Brandejs's website, he made them and all, there are even pictures of the process and how he makes them.

Personally I like them, I think they may need some hair to be cute and all but I like them, I'd buy one because I know it's a toy. Besides I think it is an awesome work on such materials (to make it look so real! I hope you're not thinking accoplishing that amount of realism its easy), and the artist himself said it is a way of protest against the REAL genetic manipulation.

Go investigate and don't just get alarmed with rumors.

11:03 PM  
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9:05 AM  

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