A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mighty Mo

I really own a lot of crap. And I keep buying more which drives my girlfriend pretty nuts. Whenever I visit a museum or attraction I feel I HAVE to buy something from the gift shop. I need to preserve the memory somehow. I never really know what I'm going to get I just wander around the store until the item presents itself. 
This is one of my favorites: 
It's a plush battleship. That's right "plush" and "battleship" together at last. It's essentially a DOLL of the U.S.S. Missouri also known as The Mighty Mo.
I love this toy mainly for it's randomness. My hope is for one day my kid will snuggle up to a battleship when he goes to sleep at night. That the battleship will somehow become his "binky" or "wubby" or his "My-Mo" perhaps. 

35 comments:

Jason Russell said...

It's cuddly AND masculine...the toy world needs more of that.

bethany leigh shady said...

i'm sure little orson or little grace will love it

M. Iserable said...

I'm a fan of the plush guns

Desmond said...

Show us some Nunu's toys ! ^^

Simba's Mom said...

I,too, am a gift shop addict. Sometimes I am more excited about the gift shop than the museum or whatever.

redelf said...

I think its cute! My youngest son Harri would have loved something like that when he was really little, so I am sure your someday kid will love it too. Harri always wanted a stuffed Godzilla..I never thought of Godzilla as particularly plushy either.

Gnat of Glass said...

I say name the kid Mo.


Just for the off chance he can say "Hey you want to so Mighty MO?".

It is a built in birthright he can use well into his 20's.


Gnat.
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Cindy said...

At first I thought they were slippers. They would make awesome slippers.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Darn it. I thought you were going to reveal Hurley was getting rid of the beard and just going with a "Mighty Mo", the likes of which even Tom Selick would be jealous of.

All would cower and worship at the Mo and proclaim "Ye, thine Mo is Mighty! Mighty, I say! Thou have hung thine Mo for all to see; let it sit amongst the other Mo's and it has been proclaimed Mightiest of all Mo's!"

When we finally find out what happened to the others, and where that Temple is, we'll find Hurley inside combing is Mo.

bertas said...

I thought it was a slipper too :)

maven said...

My husband would actually love that!

What I collect wherever I go are magnets! Small (and inexpensive), but still full of memories!

the girl with pointy sticks said...

Beware Masculine plushies....just sayin *insert bug eyed freaked out smiley here*

radioactive girl said...

I have 4 kids, and let me tell you the things they bring to bed with them are so ridiculous that I totally believe your children might someday like this.

I am horrible about needing to buy somethng to remember things by. Since I have 4 kids, I usually get each of them something. It is a good thing we have a big house to hide all the crap I buy! (and my mention of crap ties nicely in to your other posts, doesn't it)

James Hernandez said...

Jorge,

Why don't you write a script for a new series called the "Adventures of mighty Mo". A compulsive collector who finds links between the present world and antiquity while working as a mild mannered pawn shop operator.

Colleen said...

My favorite gift store find? At the Mark Twain museum in Hartford, CT I found a Tiffany stained glass...for 30.00..it was on 90% clearance. Seriously, it reminds me everyday of the goofy museum.

Desmond_Pen said...

Orson...Grace...nice names! :)

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Eileen said...

You are hilarious.
This post makes me laugh and feel all fuzzy (plush, perhaps?) inside.

Web Dev Girl said...

Ha, that's hilarious.

If you get a chance, you should attend the sunrise service on the Missouri. We did that one year, it was pretty cool.

Annemarie said...

I completely agree about the museum gift shop thing. I always feel somehow obligated to buy SOMETHING in the shop, I guess I feel like it's the closest I can get to a big donations and a wing named after me.

enola said...

WOW. That is one of the more disturbing plush things I've ever seen... God knows I've always wanted to snuggle with a battleship, though, so I'm glad to see there is such a thing.

The Hoffman Kids said...

My 2-year-old daughter went to bed last night with a tube of lip gloss. She woke up around midnight and looked all over her crib for it. When she couldn't find it she called, "Mommy, where stomach? Find stomach." (She forgot the word 'lipstick' and figured 'stomach' sounded close enough.)

James M. said...

It doesn't really look like a battleship. It should have plush turrets, antiaircraft guns, and float planes attached. But yeah, it's very strange.
Maybe its message is "we may look terrifying but we mean peace"

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