My Pet Rock Died!
Weather you bought into the craze so much that you bought a pet rock kit or you grabbed a rock out of your mother's garden like I did, chances are that if you grew up in the 1980s you had or have at least heard of pet rocks. Pet rocks are a worry free pet, but there are ways to harm even the strongest of pets.
I will tell you how even a pet rock can die.
Harm to the Rock
A pet rock is some what of a magical creature in itself, but they can be harmed and destroyed and I will tell you how so you can protect your rock.
They do not like to be covered with paper, for some reason paper will do more harm to them than anything else.
They don't like scissors, if they see a pair of scissors they cannot control themselves they will pounce on the scissors and break them. So if you value your scissors keep them out of site.
If you forget you have a pet rock or you leave it outside it's magic begins to fade and it stops being a pet and starts being a normal everyday rock.
They can be broken or crushed with something that is bigger and harder than they are. You might think that would make more magic rocks, but it only makes regular pebbles.
Being in a river for a long time can make them smaller, but it will also make them smooth.
I want to like this product from thinkgeek and I almost do. For those of you who thought this craze was dumb in the first place, (I was like ten, so I loved it) it just got a whole lot dumber. Like really dumb, there is a new pet rock in town. This one is a pet USB port rock, it connects to your computer through the USB port and...wait for it, it does nothing, it doesn't even use any power it is simply to confuse and bewilder anyone weird enough to be the friend of someone who bought a pet rock. Now here is the reason I don't like it. The website tells you to make up stories about your pet rock and what it does. I'm not into lying or telling others to lie. The only thing that this rock can do and the only that the website claims that it does do, is maybe if you miss the simple times of the mid eighties, is it might be able to make you smile.
I will say one thing they are under 10 dollars, but there are far more creative pet rock products on the market and at the end of this lens.
Love the Rock
If you miss the eighties, be cool and make your own awesomely weird pet rock. You can walk it, well...drag it down the street, hug it, love it and carry in your purse and throw at muggers who try to attack you.
If you want a pet rock you can paint it and make it personally yours, my mother paints flowers on rocks and uses them as bookends and paperweights.
This is the sort of pet rock I would make. A cute little green monster with a wicked smile and one big eye and one small eye. This reminds me of a character that would be on Making Fiends, Sesame Street, or Monster's Ink.
You could make a magical creature or just a plain old rock, it is all up to you.
Did you ever own a pet rock?
Would you ever want one?
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