You Like, You Buy Vol 18
Hong Kong now has its own version of Sonic the Hedgehog over at GeeGeeJerJer (www.geegeejerjer.com). He also has a Quality Street assortment of friends including a rainbow bee, a rodent princess and a pig wearing a hedgehog costume. Seriously, where does he pick up all these freaks from - the public library?
There really isn't any background information about these characters anywhere on the site so you'll have to watch the flash cartoons and glean. From what I can gather, the Sonic clone seems to be the star, the quilled Insectivora wonder who can do no wrong. The pig is a C-lister who will never be good enough but by George he'll keep trying to get attention even if he ends up naked in the process. Clearly the pig is the Bai Ling of the group. The pig and the bee take turns to humiliate themselves in front of the Sonic clone, while the rodent princess stands there sighing about how dreamy the Sonic clone is.
Their main product is a fun activity book, handy for rainy days when the internet is down, cable tv is down, the dvd player and the game console are broken. Besides the usual mugs, t shirts, caps and keychains, they've produced something born out of the need for stupid ways to keep warm in cold weather. Behold the Love Glove:
It's not as cringe-inducing as Smittens but it still validates those couples who will just, you know, DIE if they have to lead separate existences. My goodness, don't you hate these symbiotic creatures, with their matching outfits, their public humping whenever they think anyone is looking and their smug "omigod you're still single, we have to fix that right away you poor thing, I know this inbred unwashed hillbilly with 2 good teeth left at work who would be perfect for you".
Despite its name, I don't think the Love Glove fulfils any contraceptive function as any couple who would wear this really shouldn't be allowed to breed. OK, that was too harsh. May they spawn multiple times and have the brattiest brats who ever bratted. See if you want to be even in the same room with each other then, suckers!
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