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Date: 07/16/10 08:03 AM

62 Responses to Slinky: The Greatest Child`s Toy Sham Ever [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Link: Slinky: The Greatest Child`s Toy Sham Ever - We`ve been saying this for years--people are finally listening: The Slinky is the biggest scam on the toy market!
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    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
    206 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Agreed. The Slinky destroyed my childhood.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:19 am
    I smashed my slinky with my pet rock back in the 70s.

    My pet rock was very useful.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:20 am
    Wonder what happened to his sofa?
  5. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:20 am
    Seriously, how that even got to be popular
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:23 am
    i got the dog slinky from toy story when i was younger and it got tangeled quicker and obviously couldnt go down stairs
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:24 am
    awww, i used to like playing with the slinky, it worked for me anyhoo
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    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:27 am
    LMAO!!!
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    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:34 am
    only sometimes worked for me. also, that kid just has a set of stairs in the middle of the room.
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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:37 am
    When I was a kid I had this amazing paper slinky type thing. Anybody know what I`m talking about or where I can get one?
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:42 am
    They were fun when you could actually get them to work or your 2 year old sister didn`t tangle it up.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:48 am
    The Slinky and Silly Putty. We all had them and we didn`t know why.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:57 am
    I used to wear them as bracelets.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2211 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:13 am
    A Slinky killed my entire village.
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:16 am
    That never happened but I did have the slinky go down two steps and then BARREL ROLL down the rest of the steps... it was like it had club foot.
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    Yosemine Male 18-29
    92 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Haha, and even if it did work for a couple stairs, the stairs were either too long or too short for it to go down properly.

    And then my little brother would find a way to break it the next day.
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    MEZA Male 18-29
    333 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:44 am
    a1butcher
    Male, 40-49, Canada
     3401 Posts Friday, July 16, 2010 8:19:39 AM
    I smashed my slinky with my pet rock back in the 70s.

    My pet rock was very useful.



    Haha I had a pet rock growing up too...except he was useless `-_-
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    Same4Walls Female 18-29
    351 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:45 am
    or Furbies. Another big joke!

    you guys are funny with your slinky stories!
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    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
    You really had to have the right run & rise to your stairs and even then you had to put a lot of energy into it to go more than 2 steps.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
    "The Slinky and Silly Putty. We all had them and we didn`t know why."

    I had Silly Putty because you could stretch it out, press it down on the comics in the newspaper, and it`d end up with a reverse print of the comic. As for Slinkies, you could hold them in your hand and make them bounce around, which I remember being somehow fun. Actually, we did that with gigantic Slinkies in Physics this year when we were supposed to be mimicking waves.
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    LanceVance Male 13-17
    46 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:52 am
    My slinky ALWAYS tangled up with itself until there was no way I could use it and it was just a big pile of tangled mess. It started with one ring going out of place and then it spread like a plague
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:56 am
    i loved my slinky and my silly putty!!! i wasted hours with those things!! mostly i used the slinky to beat the sh*t out of my brother when he`d piss me off...
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:59 am
    slinky worked fine for me. plus I could pretend to shuffle cards with one. I miss my slinky
  24. Profile photo of Sectsktn
    Sectsktn Female 30-39
    173 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:14 am
    for some reason i remember using my slinky as a jump rope. o.0
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    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:17 am
    I had a slinky when I was a kid. It was AWESOME. My stairs were perfectly engineered for maximum slinky-distance. 9 times out of 10, it would go at least 1/2 way down the stairs. Of course the shallow run meant I tended to slip and fall down the stairs, too. I inevitably went at least 1/2 way down as well. /:

    Also, plastic slinkys suck ass.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Never worked on ordinary stairs. Got to side with The Oatmeal on this - Slinky does not deliver.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31795 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:21 am
    `Log` is much better!
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    theJayCub Male 13-17
    45 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:26 am
    that kid shouldn`t sit so near the TV
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    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:31 am
    I love these comics, such a dark humour!
  30. Profile photo of someguy83
    someguy83 Male 18-29
    119 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:37 am
    my slinky worked fine. I would kick it hard and it would fly down the stairs at ultra speeds.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Oh slinky. We have had some times.
  32. Profile photo of Floupe
    Floupe Male 13-17
    203 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 11:27 am
    Slinkys- Just like people.
    They Piss you off so.
    But make you smile when you throw them down stairs. :]
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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 11:33 am
    I got my slinky to work once...
  34. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    I still love you slinky... Sure, maybe you don`t go down the stairs so well, but you`re still fun.

    OH, and, *cough*

    Some people are like Slinkys. Not really good for anything, but you can`t help but smile as you watch them tumble down the stairs.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Slinkies are so Boring.
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    its all about the position! slinkys like lego are always the greatest
  37. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    "shoonk" - perfect for the sound effect.
  38. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7426 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    ive never had a problem with a slinky
  39. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    ...BARBARA..BARBARA!!
  40. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
    519 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    I always hated toys, I would get toys for my birthday and go "I wanted a video game"
  41. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2354 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    It`s not the slinkys fault you suck.
  42. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    The one I had as a kid worked great. But I got one for my son, and now their plastic and suck.
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    _cuppycake_ Female 18-29
    43 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    now i miss slinkys
  44. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    @Sway
    Pretty sure it was Laura, but still lol
  45. Profile photo of southernboy
    southernboy Male 13-17
    132 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    It worked fine in my house, however, I lived in a house with only one stair
  46. Profile photo of bloodwrage
    bloodwrage Male 18-29
    152 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Dr. Zoidberg knows this first hand.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    You could use your imagination you know, I used to look through my slinky like a space vortex tube, constantly twisting and turning in a wormhole until I came out into a different part of the house.
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    random882 Male 18-29
    325 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    Log log.. Fun for a girl or a boy...
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    LOL
  50. Profile photo of DRxSATANx
    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
    321 posts
    July 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    hahaha, i always thought the fun in slinkys was succeding in getting it to go all the way down the stairs
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 12:37 am
    @bloodwrage

    HA! His got all mangled, then when he tried to use it fix it and use it again, it crashed and burned...
  52. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 12:42 am
    Am I the only twisted bastard that hung metal slinkys from the ceiling??? I used to have a bunch of them hanging all over my room. My room looked like a giant spring factory.

    Think that may be the cause of my current obsession with Steampunk???????
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 7:21 am
    you have to place it closer to the edge of the stairs, also it works better on stairs that haven`t got carpeting on them... for a more fun thing to do with a slinky; step one: grab one end of slinky and have a friend (or just a random bystander) grab the other end. step two: walk away in opposing directions for at least half of a city block. step three: at the same moment (a countdown helps this) let go of your ends... TA-DA! Slinky knot!
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    Oblivia Female 18-29
    812 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 9:36 am
    @Random882 - Log?! Are you referring to the commercial in angry beavers:
    Log, log, it`s big, it`s heavy, it`s wood.
    Log, log, it`s better than bad, it`s good!
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    jaygord Male 18-29
    12 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 10:35 am
    @oblivia - LOG was in Ren & Stimpy. here ya go " http://www.snotr.com/video/228 "
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    lightquake Male 13-17
    21 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    This was my childhood.
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    Cookie420 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    @taylor stone

    You are not alone, my friend........Steampunk is amazing. As for the slinkies, you are one twisted sonofabitch.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    July 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    lovin` the oatmeal as always.
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    Shahar102 Female 18-29
    517 posts
    July 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    aww >;
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    BANKAI Male 18-29
    80 posts
    July 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    awe poor kid... he shoulda got Log. =D
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 3:37 am
    OMG Bankai, the Log song was playing in my head as I was reading this comic, and then I saw your comment xD

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