#1039 – Obscure

For seemingly my entire childhood I was not interested in Sports Illustrated magazine for the photos or the articles. I was fascinated in the never ending barrage of commercials that promised your paid subscription would come with something a little extra. A really crappy plastic telephone in the shape of a football. A football phone. I wanted it so badly. I had no interest in football… but a football phone? Now you have my attention!


26 thoughts on “#1039 – Obscure”

  1. Gamegeneral says:

    Looks like Agent 13 got demoted to grocery stores and Biff got smart.

  2. The Dukenator says:

    Football phone? Damn it. That reminds me of Garth Algar getting a Sports Illustrated phone in Wayne’s World 2.

  3. Vrominelli says:

    Ring ring ring ring ring ring…


  4. Heinrich says:

    d00d i want a banana phone.

  5. Jake'm says:

    Looks like someone’s already made the Bananaphone joke. Damn 😀

  6. baughbe says:

    Sorry, I can’t hear you. I have a banana phone in my ear.

  7. MaskMan says:

    Yup. First thought through my head was “Bananaphone.” I know I stood no chance of being first with it, though.

  8. Twilightfairy says:

    Daww man some body already made the banana phone joke. oh well..

    *continues with 2nd part*

    Ding dong ding dong Bananaaa phooonee!

  9. Batdan says:

    Banana phones really are a-peel-ing. Haha.

  10. Zachlight says:

    yin yang yin yang yin yang yin yang~
    It’s a brother, sister, father, and mama phone, a grand dad and even a grandma phone tooo~

  11. Beege says:

    Grammophone 🙂

    When I was younger, I always wanted the bowl of plastic fruit that had removable grapes. The grapes were the actual phone.

  12. i.half4 says:

    Ring, ring…
    Who’s there?
    Don’t bananas ever knock anymore?

  13. grapy says:

    i once used a banana phone the guy i was talking to gave me the slip

  14. Cari says:

    BANANAPHONE–the only phone endorsed by the Fruit of the Loom guys

  15. Savannah says:

    OMG it’s the BANANA PHONE!!! 😀

  16. Dronster says:

    Bananaphone now available in clusters

  17. Lizz says:

    I felt the same way about some nature magazine. They always came with these great tiger posters!

  18. PsychoDuck says:

    I must say, I’m surprised it took us three comments to reach the inevitable Bananaphone reference.

    It grows in bunches, I’ve got my hunches…

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  19. AdmiralMemo says:

    It’s the best. Beats the rest. Cellular! Modular! Interactive-odular!

  20. ZeoViolet says:

    Reminds me that a lot of the people I am speaking to make me feel as if I’m addressing a bunch of bananas.

  21. Kyle says:

    @Gamegeneral – Well-worded reference FTW!

  22. Micah says:

    My cellular, bananular phone!

  23. figgyleaf says:

    put a banana in your ear!
    put a ripe banana right into your favorite ear!
    it’s true (sez you!) so true,
    once it’s in the skys are bright and clear, the troubles of the world are hard to hear when in your ear a banana chears so go and put a banaaaanaaaaa innnn yourrr eeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeee-eeeeeeee_eeeeeeeeaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    -charlie the unicorn

  24. Marr965 says:

    I’m actually surprised anyone thought of charlie.

  25. Evan says:

    It comes in bunches…

  26. Marscaleb says:

    We had a duck phone. It was a fun novelty, but honestly it wasn’t a good phone. The part it sat in wasn’t connected to the actual phone part, so the actual phone part had the “hang up” button on it, and you would hang up the phone if you set it down or leaned on it wrong.

    BUT! Instead of ringing, it would quack. And THAT was pretty awesome!

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