Monday, April 13, 2009

Hello Kitty Bearing Arms

This is just so wrong on so many levels that I’m not even sure whether I should laugh or cry.

My husband quickly nicknamed it the Columbine Kitty, but I’d stick to the much gentler NRA Hello Kitty. What can I say? Kitty got herself a rifle. Because that’s one thing that up until now has been missing from her seemingly bottomless accessory drawer.

Kitty got a gun 2

No, I didn’t get this at an NRA convention, I don’t frequent those. I found it at a gift shop in Nikko. The name of this particular Hello Kitty cellphone strap style is “Onsen (Hot Spring) Mascot”. And up until now I had no clue whatsoever you were supposed to take your rifle with you when visiting onsen. Gee, you learn something new every day. Thanks Kitty!

This Kitty also has Petit Kitty with her, sadly, this little fella, even though he looks like he’s been hunted, doesn’t have any bullet holes in him. Shucks, he’s not even bleeding. But that’s nothing that an application of a red market couldn’t fix. What was Hello Kitty doing with Petit Kitty at that onsen with that rifle? I don’t wanna know.

The National Riffle Association should buy these in bulk and distribute them to all of their card-carrying members. And if they wanted to corner a new rifle totting market – also to school-age girls everywhere.


  1. Oops. Unfortunately, by purchasing this, you've now alerted Sanrio to the fact that there's a market for this kind of thing! Tut tut.

  2. That really is a bit strange... who is it for? (I nearly wrote "who's it aimed at?" but that just sounds wrong in the circumstances!)

  3. expateek luv!!! You're visiting my blog!!! YAY!!! I'm en route to Poland right now for a week or so. Along with my armed and dangerous Hello Kitty. Yes, I know, my bad for buying it. But how could I resist? It's HELLO freakin' KITTY!!!
    thanks for stopping by! I know, I know... But I think there's totally a market out there for stuff like Ghetto Fabulous Hello Kitty, Homeless Hello Kitty, Convenience Store Stick-up Hello Kitty, etc... Would do wonders for Sanrio's demographics. LOL!
    ROTFLMAO!!! Priceless!!! :)

  4. oooh, I'm jealous! I really miss Warsaw, although Chicago is strikingly similar. You can't swing a cat without hitting a Pole here. In fact, I catch myself saying Dziękuję about every other day in the shops, as all the clerks seem to be Polish. And all the customers too.
    Hope your kitties are adjusting... quite a harrowing trip for them!
    I lurve Hello Kitty! There's a Sanrio shop in the Woodfield Mall (about 5 minutes from here). Oh oh...


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