July 7, 2004

Good Toy, Bad Name

This weekend my wife and I were at my parents house for the Fourth. We were playing with their cats and, since we were in my old room, I opened up a closet looking for someting good for them to play with. Low and behold I found one of my ancient childhood toys. Now, despite the fact that this thing was one of my favorites, how did its name escape me?

I ask you, how did this ever seem like a good idea? They just sitting around thinking, we've got this big gray thing so I think we should name it after an old, evil, seemingly immortal Russian mystic with a giant schlong? Furthermore, can anyone tell me exactly what you think this thing is supposed to be?

Posted by Chris at July 7, 2004 5:39 PM

Looks like an evil disembodied mouse head to me...but what do I know.

Posted by: Amy at July 7, 2004 5:40 PM

I think Rasputin is a fine name for a mouse. Just like Calligula will be a fine name for a bulldog. (American, English or French. It's timeless and crosses all nations.)

Posted by: Michelle at July 7, 2004 5:48 PM

Do I have to be the one to point out WHERE you're holding RASPUTIN in the photo!?! lol :)

Plus, I think that your old Rasputin is the same color as Rasputin's Rasputin...there's something in common!

Posted by: GranolaSpice at July 7, 2004 5:59 PM

Dude, that's kind of sad. Your parents gave you cat toys to play with. I bet that thing smelled like catnip.

Posted by: Amalah at July 7, 2004 6:15 PM

That has to be more than just fate. Way too strange.

Posted by: Zandria at July 7, 2004 7:20 PM

That looks like a mouse that a one of my cat runs around with in it's mouth... heh, or something I made in 3rd grade. :)

Posted by: tisha at July 7, 2004 9:17 PM

LOL! Looks like a cat toy to me.

Posted by: Nicole at July 7, 2004 10:41 PM

Uh...maybe it's a cat toy rat? And the rat-makers thought to themselves, "Let's call it something that sounds kind of like an evil rat name. Maybe something that even begins with the first two letters as 'rat.'"

Okay, clearly I have no idea.

Posted by: Claire at July 7, 2004 11:38 PM

...but the inportant thing is that you LOVED that funky grey felt thingie!
Oh, yeah...the link to the picture of the actual schlong of Rasputin was a nice touch. Now I am sure you are whacked!

Posted by: Geezitron at July 8, 2004 12:07 AM

Cute mousy.

I'm with Granola, it's Rasputin grey! :)

Posted by: Sweety at July 8, 2004 2:54 AM

It's obviously a mouse. Pfft. But Rasputin?

Posted by: Tjej at July 8, 2004 4:05 AM

Don't you know all the best mousey characters are Russian?

Posted by: Amber at July 8, 2004 6:11 AM

that is the result of leaving a toy rabbit and a toy mouse in a confined space with the lights out.

Posted by: chlamygirl at July 8, 2004 6:43 AM

I want to say it looks like an evil disembodied mouse head, too... Then there's this wicked part of me that thinks it looks like a "Rasputin" with feet. Either way, total cat toy. :-)

Posted by: Fraulein N at July 8, 2004 7:56 AM

I keep getting "Rasputin" and "Rapunzel" and "Rumplestiltskin" mixed up in my head. I can never remember which one is the dead guy with the huge pickled schlong and which ones are fictional characters.

This does not bode well for future mini-Dawnies.

Posted by: Dawnie at July 8, 2004 3:05 PM