It might just be me.

So, I saw this at a thrift shop and I couldn’t stop laughing.


And Victor looked at me strangely for a second and then he got it and laughed and then the clerk was like “I don’t get it.  What’s so funny?” and I explained that it was funny that there was a metal tube with a snipping hole in it called “The Bobbet” and that the slogan was “Just a turn and there’s your worm.”  And she still didn’t get it so I said “You know.  For cutting penises off?” And then she asked us to leave.

Is it just me?  Am I too old?  Do average people not know penis-severing stories?

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  1. Once again, I’m with you; saw the picture and immediately knew where we were going.
    Ah, John Wayne Bobbit. I hear he’s half the man he used to be…

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  2. Nope, not just you 😉

  3. <— not average. I would have laughed with you.

  4. Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  5. That’s hilarious! I hope you bought it!

  6. Definitely not too old. Probably the wrong audience for the joke from the sounds of it. How old was the clerk? I can’t imagine a twenty or thirty something not at least having an inward giggle after being made aware of the joke.

  7. Perhaps it should be the jailbait box?

  8. I want it to threaten my husband with 🙂

  9. Oh, THAT’s funny. If only half a worm came out, it would be even funnier…(sorry, guys)

  10. My first thought was Lorena Bobbitt too. You’re not alone.

  11. I swear, Texas just has better and more entertaining junk than Missouri does. I want to go shopping with you!

  12. I got it without reading your explanation. So, it’s not just you. It was HER.

  13. If you are, then I am too. Because I spit my coffee out when I read the label. The slogan killed me. Can you go back (in disguise) and buy it?

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  14. i’m still laughing. must just be the clerk. she obviously has no sense of humour.

  15. immediately thought of John and Lorena.

  16. Naw man, that’s still hilarious. Sounds like SOMEONE needs to hear traumatizing stories a bit more often.

  17. 17

    I totally get this. I would’ve laughed. It’s awesome.

  18. 18

    i am crying laughing. I was JUST telling the Bobbet story to my 15 yr old this week, and he had not heard of it either, of course…

  19. That story came up, um, was mentioned just the other day at our house. It’s not just you.

  20. Oh come on! How does anyone not get that? No way was that store clerk young enough to not know about Bobbit. People with no sense of humor make me feel uncomfortable anyway.

  21. It’s good she’s got that job at all. Bless her heart.

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  22. LOL! in my high school newsroom, we had a pair of scissors with extremely long blades. we called those scissors “lorena.”

  23. Bahaha. Not alone. I immediately went there too.

  24. Agreed, you’re not alone, Jenny LOL The clerk may have been having a bad day or just is a stick-in-the-mud by nature. 🙂

  25. Not too old… As an owner of a penis, stories of them being severed aren’t usually funny. However, when the most (in)famous case was John Wayne Bobbitt, it is hilarious! Silly store owner.

  26. Not just you. Immediately went there also.

  27. I was just referencing this the other day. However, that doesn’t help you because I’m older than you. So … no, I don’t think you’re old.

  28. Can I borrow that?

  29. Hahahaha. Nice.

  30. Daddy Scratches- Thanks for the much needed laughs!!

  31. Totally not just you.

  32. And then she threw the severed member into the middle of the street!

  33. If you didn’t get it, tell me where it is and I’ll go buy it for you!

  34. 35
    Cherie Cayemberg

    I’m more surprised that the clerk didn’t get it!

  35. I think the Internet has long confirmed that it’s never just you. 🙂 That’s pretty funny.

  36. 37
    Holly Overholser

    I would have laughed with yoy!!!!

  37. If she’s too young to get it, she didn’t deserve the humor. Where is this thrift shop? I have a purchase to make…

  38. Also I’m beginning to think you should found a museum. Raise money for it on Indiegogo. It could have the item, the blog post mounted on one side and the true story on the other.

    This could work. Really.

  39. Now I know what to get my husband for his birthday

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  40. 41
    Alice Fraggle

    Did you buy it?! I got it as soon as I saw the picture.

  41. And now I cannot stop with the snickering. No, it is not just you.

  42. Only above average people get it. Like me.

  43. I would have SNORT laughed! How old was this clerk? 12?

  44. That’s pretty much awesome…

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  45. Don’t let the mundanes get you down, it’s not you, it’s them.

  46. Really? REALLY!!? Did they now know Madonna or Michael Jackson, either? Jeez!

  47. Not you! Any good parent tells their child. My son knows. Hehe

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  48. It might depend on age. I think most people don’t. I would like to not think about it.

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  49. Some people are just too out of touch with what goes on in the world. Obviously the clerk is one of those people. I was laughing till I had tears before I even read what you wrote. Hit me instantly. So no…it’s not just you.

  50. It’s not you…. it’s her.
    I’m just sayin’.

  51. NOT know … DAMMIT!

  52. Hilarious! Who could forget a good severed penis story?!

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  53. We are all weirdos apparently.

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  54. i thought it was funny (and got it!) long before reading your description! Idk what they’re teaching kids these days if people don’t even know about Lorena Bobbitt!!

  55. I knew where you were going by the picture alone. I thought it was hilarious. Maybe she was just too young to remember that headline goodness.

  56. I will forever think of Lorena when I see anything resembling the word Bobbit or Bobbet. Forever and always.

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  57. I got it just from the picture.

    Probably she was just offended that you used the word penis. Some people are like that. Some sad people.

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  58. That is funny, I don’t care who you are

  59. I don’t want to live in a world without penis severing jokes! Or fart jokes. Or jokes that involve both, cause that’s just comedy gold!

  60. I so wish I could go shopping with you. And just the other day someone gave me a hard time about using the word “penis.” Apparently I’m too prudish. Dammit you can’t win.

  61. Once again the a clerk that is not as cool as I imagine thrift shop workers in my imagination. I mean one time I found gold hammer pants and couldn’t resist. I then proceeded to dance out the store wearing them and the clerk said “That girl is weird.” Either she was being mean or weird is the new hip word these whipper snappers say today while listening to their Justin B. their Justin T and their hippity hop music!.

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  62. It’s even the right shape!

  63. How could she not know that story? How young was she. All I saw was the name on the device, it just got more humorous as I looked at the device and as you described it.

  64. Bobbet: When you want the “most” out of your circumcision!

  65. 66

    Nope, not just you. I saw that pic and immediately thought “Oh, that must be Lorena’s.”

  66. She asked you to leave for that? I’m surprised I’m allowed anywhere, ever then….

  67. WOW!!! Hope you bought one and got one half off!!!! 🙂

  68. Perfect. Getting kicked out of antique store is bucket list item for me!!

  69. I didn’t get it until reading what you wrote, but once I did…hilarious. I wonder how many other 27 year olds would get it?

    BTW, your book is awesome. I either got it for Christmas one year or I bought it myself…I can’t remember. It’s my kind of weird.

  70. I stared at this for a second, totally sure it was somehow a Boba Fett reference.
    This might be a sign my nerdery has gone too far.

  71. It was a “local” story for us…I don’t think anyone here will ever forget it.

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  72. I’m originally from Manassas, Virginia, so I knew immediately what you were talking about 🙂

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  73. A joke from 1993:

    What did Jeffrey Dahmer say to Lorena Bobbitt?
    “You gonna eat that?”

  74. Shit, I totally didn’t get this.
    I claim cultural differences as a valid excuse in this case.
    Also, it’s time bed time here, and I’m probably sleepy…
    Whichever excuse works better. 😛

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  75. Ah, god. NO ONE gets my cultural references anymore. I am an official fogie.

  76. I got it immediately, before i read your explanation. I don’t know how anyone could ever forget that story. Unless they’re too young. Damn kids.

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  77. I thought of Lorena yesterday when I saw a young man walking down the street, holding onto his “pride and joy” as if it would fall out of his oversized pants leg at any moment.
    I said to him, from inside my car as I was driving, “Son, it’s not going to fall off. Unless Lorena’s around with her knife. THEN you are free to be overprotective.”

  78. Got it immediately and can’t stop laughing! The fact she kicked you out is just a bonus 🙂

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    Kristi Leeper

    Ok, taught high school history, ironically in San Angelo, and was discussing popular culture and mentioned Lorena Bobbitt.
    The kids has no idea who she was. When I told them the story, they still thought I was making it up.
    Had to look it up on Google and prove it to them. The shock, horror and laughter that ensued allowed for a great teachable moment. Beware of a woman scorned. I would have purchased that box…as my husband is a fisherman ; D.

  80. I was there right away too. Where does your mind go if it can’t be in the gutter?

  81. LOL! I knew exactly where this was headed when I saw the photo! Of course, in high school, I had a little twerp follow me around for days calling me “Lorena” (my name is Lorraine) and asking me if I had “Bobbit’d” anyone yet. One day I got pissed and told him, “Not yet, but if you don’t stop pestering me, you’ll be the first.” He never bothered me again. LOL

  82. I totally laughed with you, and read it the thing and thought the exact same thing as you lmao. You’re fine. and not old

  83. And it’s a Saturday tomorrow and I have work. I don’t know why I’m trying so hard to justify why I didn’t get the joke…
    I guess I feel like I’m disappointing you as a Lawsbian.
    Issues: I have them.

  84. I got it immediately. And then my brain thought of “reps for Jesus” just as quickly. You’ve scarred me for life. IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.

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  85. I’m pretty sure I’d have to wear Depends hanging around with you as I’d constantly be peeing my pants from laughing. You need to do one of those Omaze fundraisers where someone wins a trip with you shopping and you raise money for something amazing at the same time.

  86. That’s HilArious and I feel lame cause I didn’t get it at first either 🙁

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  87. Seriously?? Asked you to leave? Didn’t get it? Some people…. I got it the SECOND I saw the pic and thought to myself “this is gonna be good” (as usual). I hope you at least bought it before they kicked you out!!

  88. 89

    I think the clerk is a major prude and believes people look like Barbie and Ken under their clothes!

  89. Not just you. I got it immediately.
    ….Maybe I read this blog too much.

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  90. That’s hilarious! It should be called the Lorena!

  91. OMG, please tell us you bought it!

  92. You’re not too old, she’s too young. As was Amy.

  93. People who lack common sense compounded with a disturbing lack of humor should be ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES, aka THE WORLD. What is she, friggin’ related to him or something? The DUDE MADE A PORNO after they reattached it for criminy’s sake!! LOL She was just pissed because you’re funnier than she is and you have minions. 😉

  94. My immediate thought was the Lorena Bobbitt case. 🙂

  95. 96

    Maybe she was confused by the spelling.

  96. 97
    Heather Greywolf

    LMFAO!!!!! I got it the second I saw the picture!!! That’s freaking HILARIOUS!!!

  97. I got it. I thought everyone knew that story. Classic!

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  98. Gretta- 27 here. And I so got it. And laughed really hard. AMAZING FIND

  99. totally got it, and THIS is why i read this blog. we all have that strange/similar mind.

  100. I sent my hubby the link to this post and he text me back : “YOU ARE SO NOT GETTING THAT!!!” snicker now I want one!

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  101. I got it immediately, before i even read the worm part.. bwah ha ha

  102. I got it. Sad that the story has passed out of general knowledge. She actually went to the same community college as me back in the day.

  103. Some people are just out of the cultural loop. Or can’t take a joke. Worse they’re out of the loop and can’t take a joke. Stay away from them, they are no fun whatsoever.

  104. I heard that after he was “reduced” he actually got a job as a spokesman for Snap On Tools – please let that be true

  105. I didn’t even have to finish reading the label and I was all, “Ooh, I know what that is,” and then, upon reading how it operates, I added an, “Ewww.”

  106. So, there are penis stories about, eh? Whadya know? Hm, better start keep a lookout for them. Hope nobody’s been talking about mine, ‘cos I can tell you right now, it’s a lot bigger than that.

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  107. I’m quite positive that everyone needs to take a moment to listen to some Tom Paxton.

  108. That is fucking excellent! Every married couple should have one! evil grin

  109. Ooooooooooooooooh Took me more than a minute, but that is hilarious

  110. It wasn’t just you. I was checking the picture carefully, looking for the “Property of Lorena” tag.

  111. Did the fine print read “Members Only” ??

  112. I’m just glad Victor got it.

  113. Victor clearly got it and thought it was funny.

    I got it and though it was funny.

    You just had the misfortune to be dealing with a saleswoman who was not aware of pop culture penis injury stories. It was her, not you.

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  114. Do they teach nothing in schools those days!

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  115. All I had to do was see the picture and I started laughing, so no, not just you.

  116. I burst out laughing just looking at the picture. But I think I’m old so you shouldn’t use me as your litmus test.

  117. And do we want to talk about corded phones? or B&W tv? or no air conditioning?
    Anyone born 10 years after that incident will have NO idea.

  118. you’re normal. what’s wrong with that clerk?

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  119. How could anyone not get that???

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  120. It is not just you….so totally normal. I hate having to explain good jokes to people that were born in the 2000’s…LOL

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  121. And there is MORE to this particular penis story, because after Mr.Bobbitt had his appendage reattached, he went on to make porn movies called “John Wayne Bobbitt Uncut” and “Frankenpenis” — I kid you not! Both movies were pretty bad….um, so I’ve been told.

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  122. I don’t know any penis-severing stories but i am finding this one ridiculously hilarious

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  123. That’s what I immediately thought of when I saw the picture! Laughed so loud I scared my dogs!

  124. When I saw “Bobbet” I readied myself for a dick joke. Not disappointed.

  125. Those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it.

  126. OMG. A Bobbet! I love it. Maybe the store clerk didn’t get it but I’m sure Lorena would’ve gotten a good kick out of it!

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  127. I don’t know many penis severing stories but it’s important to be aware of a few for this very reason.

  128. Some kids are just too young to know about it. Tim made a super funny joke about a smoking jacket once at work and just got blank stares, he told the older staff and we all laughed.

  129. I moved to Manassas VA and one of the FIRST things a neighbor pointed out to me was the 7-11 where they found his…er…worm…
    As claims to fame go, this one is the most interesting I’ve heard a town…er…embrace?

  130. 132
    Nancy Powell

    “And then she asked us to leave” haaa!

  131. ” Victor looked at me strangely for a second …” Do all of your posts include this phrase?

    And I totally got it. that clerk has no sense of humor.

  132. Thats frickin hilarious. I would have laughed so hard.

  133. Totally got it right away. Who is this clerk that sells it and still doesn’t know the joke??

  134. I think that’s hilarious! Obviously, this clerk has led a sheltered existence and needs to be pitied 🙁

  135. Hilarious 🙂 I’m amazed at the amount of random stuff you are able to find . . .or just notice.

  136. I was pretty certain I knew where you were going with that when I saw the photo. I’m 32 so not exactly ancient.

  137. Not just you. I couldn’t even read the slogan at the bottom, and I still got it. I can’t believe she asked you to leave, though!

  138. I knew where you were going with this also. On a second thought how do you bate a penis? I mean it is attached to a man? OH wait……I answered my own question!

  139. Average people don’t know much – at all – Jenny.
    They mean well, but….

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  140. hahahahah that’s fantastic…. reminds me randomly of Robin Hood Men in Tights……

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  141. She’s obviously just not awesome enough to know about that story. It’s a great one!

  142. After that happened, my best friend and I created a list of ways to remove a penis and/or dispose of it in such a way as to render it un-re-attachable. It was a fairly comprehensive and creative list for two fourteen year-olds.

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  143. Hahahahaha you are not alone. I totally knew where you were going with this once I saw the pic. 🙂

  144. That is hilarious! Too bad she didn’t get it. How can no one know about that story?!?!?

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  145. Classic!

  146. The world needs more penis severing stories.

  147. pure genius. clever girl.

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  148. Lol, that’s just too funny. People are sometimes so stiff, that even after it was explained they should have laughed!

  149. You are not even close to being alone!

  150. It’s the kids now a days – I was at the grocery store the day before St. Patrick’s Day buying stuff for corned beef and cabbage and the check out girl asks me if cabbage was on sale since everyone was buying it…I said for St. Patrick’s Day and she did the confused dog half head turn and goes what’s so special about cabbage and St. Patrick’s Day? I lost faith in the younger people today.

  151. Usually we save them (penis-severing stories) to tell around the campfire after the ghost and urban legend stories to take the edge off before going to bed with the giggles.

  152. I just love you! Every time I see a sign by the side of the road that says “Watch for ducks on road”, I start laughing thinking about Lorena throwing her husband’s penis out the car window. Ever since then, what I see is “Watch for dicks on road”.

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  154. I wish I could have been there.

  155. In college I worked in a 7-11 that sold bait. One day a guy asked if my worms were fresh and I told him one pinched me that morning. He did not laugh. I guess bait is serious business.

  156. I got it before I scrolled down to read your message, so no…it’s not just you.

  157. No it’s not just you. I started laughing as soon as I saw Bob-Bet.

  158. I remember the penis-severance. :p I guess we can all be cackling old hags together.

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  159. I’d call the manager and complain. I think the Bobbit story should now be part of the mandatory training for any and all organizations that sell bobbet penis slicing bait boxes.

  160. 162

    I’m not even American (I’m Scottish) and I got the reference.

  161. 163
    Not Lorena

    In Jr. High my nickname was “Lorena”. I did nothing to dissuade people from using it, either.

  162. I laughed SO hard!

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  163. I can confirm it is NOT just you. I immediately went there too, as did all your followers. Because we are all 12. Hooray!

  164. How could you not get it? Some people…

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  165. I weep for a generation a generation that doesn’t understand Bobbet penis references. The generation gap just widened.

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    My friend spent the rest of the movie debating if he should educate them, or leave them blissfully ignorant that all pop culture from the current generation is based on nostalgia for our generation.

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  166. It’s always funnier when the seller of the item doesn’t get the joke.

  167. After I read it a second time and read it correctly as Bobbet and not Hobbit (seriously, migraine is killing my eyesight today) I laughed because I totally get it. Thank you. I needed that. 🙂

  168. I totally got it. I used to love the Ballad of John Bobbitt. It’s a song set to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies.

  169. In Quebec French, a bobette is panties! 😉 So this made me smile for another reason…

  170. Damn kids…get off my lawn, will ya? Too dumb to remember the Bobbitts, sheesh… grumblebitchmoan

    No, it’s definitely not just you; I don’t know how anyone who was alive then could ever forget that particular story, and I honestly can’t imagine that you were the very first person to ever look at that device and think that. (Frankly, I’m surprised no one else snapped it up for shits and giggles–how much is it, anyway? Could you send a friend back there to pick it up tomorrow? It would fit in SO perfectly with all your other, um, items… 😉

  171. I thought the same thing right away. Your clerk was just special.

  172. 174
    Doug in Oakland

    People who don’t know any penis-severing stories are below average,aren’t they?

  173. So…you CAN’T say penis in public? Damn. I think I may not be suitable for the public then.

  174. I grew up in Manassas, VA where it happened. They were selling shirts across from the courthouse during the trial that said “Manassas VA, a Cut Above the Rest.” My dad still has it 🙂

  175. Just a turn and there’s your worm? Lmao. I can’t imagine the company who made this didn’t choose the name on purpose. Someone’s got an interesting sense of humour. Except maybe the clerk.

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    Totally there with you! I think the Bobbett Bait Box predates the Great Bobbitt Severance though. And so awesome that one definition of “bob” is “to cut short, to reshape” as in “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” or “the bobtail nag”…

  177. The clerk was just ignorant. I’m surprised, though, to hear of a single female human being besides The Tiger that doesn’t both know the Bobbit story and dissolve into hysterical laughter at any mention of castration, emasculation, or damage to male genitals. It’s like, required reading at the academy.

  178. No shit, my husband sold Lorena Bobbit the knife that she used in the infamous act. He has some weird-ass stories.

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    Lola Antun

    I got it immediately, but then, I think you and I think alike. Which one of us should be more afraid?

  180. Lorena’s 15 minutes of fame are clearly over.

    And we’re all old now. But I’m okay with that.

  181. What’s scary, is that that happened in 1993 – so it’s 21 years ago (ie a generation)! Having said that, this very catchy song was released last year by an artist here in NZ –

  182. People just don’t know, I think. But, there are any number of times I refer to something I genuinely think is common knowledge and I get the side eye.

  183. In my final semester of college, my friend got his hands on John Wayne Bobbitt’s porn, half off. 😉
    It was one of the most interesting porns I have ever seen.

  184. Ok I’m laughing in a real Beavis and Butthead way. Bobbit bait box..heheheheheh.

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  185. It’s like a portable glory hole…. with a special detachment surprise at the end!

  186. That is the best! Laughed so hard as soon as I saw the picture. Love it! I would have been laughing with you. Thanks for another great laugh!

  187. That is very funny. I don’t think I will ever be too old for penis jokes. Life is more fun when you can laugh at more stuff than “normal” people.
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  188. If it helps, I laughed at the picture before even reading the story you posted with it.

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  189. Too soon, Jenny. Too soon.

  190. I looked this up on ebay. Turns out, it was manufactured in Beaver, Wisconsin. And it’s meant to be worn…wait for it… on your belt. I bought one for my father in law.

  191. She was obviously way too young. You can only hope she looked it up on the interwebs after you left and had a good chuckle once she got the joke.

  192. I thought the same thing as you. It kind of made my day.

  193. I can’t believe we are old enough that there are people who don’t know the penis-chopped-off story. Also, I would’ve liked to be a fly on the wall after you left.

  194. Is it really weird that my friend and I were just talking about Lorena Bobbitt extensively last weekend while hungover…?

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  195. I got it right away, the shop lady obviously just doesn’t know any of the fun stories 😛

  196. I know the story well. Used to live in the same town as the Bobbits. Love the photo.

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  197. Okay, I know THAT penis-severing story…but there are others? Do tell

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  198. Oh! I saw it, right off.

    Too bad we’re getting to the age where cashiers weren’t even BORN YET when some of the funniest stuff ever, was happening.

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  199. Wow. That’s brilliant and disturbing.

  200. Well I suppose it was a long time ago. Hilarious on both counts! I hope you went back and bought it, it would make an awesome giveaway!

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  201. Right there with you, Jenny. I thought of exactly the same thing before I read anything at all 🙂

  202. It’s exactly what I think when I drive past this Motel & Diner in town:

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    This website is so bad for when I need to get things done. It’s so entertaining – how am I supposed to remove myself from these great posts to go do taxes? Thanks for the laughs!

  204. I’m old enough to get it, but so old it took me a minute and a reread or two to get it. By crackey.

  205. Hi-larious. Maybe she was just too young to ‘get it’?

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  206. Heheehehe… I’d have laughed with you. Apparently Bobbet’s signature involves a little graphic of a knife. (unverified information that a signature interpreter told me)

  207. Ha! No you’re not alone, in fact a singer from New Zealand even has a song about her

  208. I’ll admit, it took me many long seconds. I was like, it MUST be funny, find the funny.

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  209. Saw the picture and knew right away! You’re not too old – unless I’m too old, then we both have a problem! Great post 😉 #stillgiggling

  210. Seriously, was it his name that inspired her reaction, or was it just an unfortunate accident?

  211. Knew exactly where this was going before i read the post

  212. Yep, totally went there as well.
    (who is so happy with the previous and next buttons, thanks)

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    I, too, saw the picture in the post and immediately knew where this was going. Some people have no humor. Meanwhile, I remember hearing on the radio that one woman severed her husband’s pee-pee and sent it floating on a helium balloon. I had no trouble finding the source to this story…so for your pleasure: Side note, I was behind on reading your blog and almost peed while reading the meth lab conversation — especially the PS. I think I’m in love with you, but since I am not a lesbian and Victor will no doubt stand in my way…I am going to send you a dollar for making me laugh.

  214. I showed this to hubs…He wasn’t as amused as I was.

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  215. And now college girls will no longer carry rape whistle but Bob-bet’s for ever and ever. Or maybe this will be the new must have clutch! Add a leather strap and that baby is sooo Hipster!

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  216. Oh god no way! That is hilarious!

  217. What’s awesome about that contraption is that it is clearly older than the media sensation that made that name a household word. Which means that whoever invented the Bob-bet is motherfucking psychic.

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  218. I lived in Manassas when it happened, so I definitely know the story!!

  219. How could anyone not remember? I laughed at this too…. ps that last post gave me nightmares :::: shivers::::

  220. I saw the pic and immediately landed in left field, so yeah-you are DEFINITELY not alone!

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    The story of the patrolman sent out to search for and rescue the severed object was too vividly burned into my brain. And all of those news anchors who had to report the story in front of a camera while keeping a straight face.
    I love it when truth is stranger than fiction.

  222. The man, the legend! I would have bought it as well and found it a home somewhere in sight of the toilet just to freak out the men of the house.

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  223. Lol, awesome…

  224. It’s totally not just you. The clerk was just humor-deficient. 🙂

  225. Now I’m going to have to do a survey of everyone younger than I am… “Do you know who Lorena Bobbitt is?”

  226. Oh, and y’know what? John Wayne Bobbitt continued to be an abuser and a criminal for years after (and for all I know still is). Seriously? Getting your weenie wacked doesn’t teach you ANYTHING?

  227. I had a similar experience recently –

    The hubs was away on business and I texted him the above picture as a warning to be good.

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  228. Just thought I’d share this penis severing story from CNN

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