FBI issues alert for teddy bears...

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  1. Henry Gale

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    What could I possibly add to this.

    Aside from any danger that may exist, O.K., WAY ASIDE, this is going to be one of my all time favorite law enforcement alerts.

    Please resist telling me what an insensitive cretin I am, I already know.
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

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    Scene from A CHRISTMAS STORY: 2002

    Mom: "Ralphie, what do you want for Christmas?"

    Ralphie: I want a 200-shot, propane-fueled Red Hearted Teddy Bear with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time."

    Mom: "You can't have that. You'll shoot your eye out!"

    - Steve
     
  3. Ike

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    Okay,

    I need some background story, if you'll spare it. A news link will suffice.
     
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    When do they start not allowing teddy bears of any shape or size on airplanes?

    To some 5 year old in pig tails holding a stuffed bear going through security with her parents:

    "Excuse me...we need to cut into that bear."
     
  6. Henry Gale

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    In December I went To Giants Stadium to see a game. I had tickets to my companies luxury box and a reserved parking pass. I brought my son as well as my Dad and brother-in-law. I live in MD so I brought my two young daughters along to stay at my sister's house and play with their cousins. My youngest left her musical teddy bear in the car so I put it in the trunk. I went to the reserved parking area and was stopped at the concrete barriers. Heavily armed (M-16's)State Troopers stopped me and asked for ID and to pop the trunk for inspection. I saw one of them walking toward me in the mirror, holding the teddy bear. I actually started to worry because it contained a metal musical box that no longer worked. Thoughts of him ripping open my daughters favorite teddy bear because I couldn't prove it was a music box raced through my mind. He finally approached me and his serious broke into a big grin when he said, "Excuse me sir, Is this your teddy bear?"

    I was relieved, but the rest of the Troopers had a good laugh at my expense.
     
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    Okay, who is a little sadistic and wants one of these bears to put up as a collectible?
     
  11. Steve Tannehill

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    Want one? I'm going to the 24-hour Walmart down the street and buying up the same things to see what happens.
    [​IMG]
    - Steve
     
  12. Dennis Nicholls

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    I recently purchased 300 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun shells at Wallymart. I wonder if the goverment is going to pay me a visit now? [​IMG]
     
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    Let's tread carefully before this thread swerves into politics, okay?
     
  14. Steve Tannehill

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    At dinner this evening, my niece brought along her Valentines teddy bear.

    I made sure to sniff it for propane and frisk it for BB's.

    - Steve
     
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    Funny, I was listening to Talkradio WABC, and it was mentioned. But the ironic thing was the fact that a caller stated that Cowboy Bebop on Adult Swim last Sunday played that same episode in reference to the exploding teddy bears.
     
  16. Henry Carmona

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    Wow, beware if you ever purchase a Teddy Bear for your little girl and some BB's and propane cylinders for you BB gun at the same time [​IMG]
     
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    Jerome, as soon as I heard the mention "exploding teddy bears", the first thing that crossed my mind was Teddy Bomber! Reality is stranger than fiction! [​IMG]
     
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    My mind just took this a whole different direction. Any Trek fans see the DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations" episode?
    Dax: "When he sat down on that tribble, I was sure it was going to explode!"
    Nearly pissed myself laughing.
    Didn't help that for the next week my girlfriend and I were making rude jokes about the poor tribble that got a bomb stuffed up its (censored). The poor, tortured squeaking sounds we came up with sent us into giggle fits every time...[​IMG]
     

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