Thursday, February 13, 2014

But They Do Give Us Something, Mr. Spock. They Give Us Love

Gearing up for Valentine's Day, and nothing says love like a pink Tribble with heart-shaped deely-boppers on its head.

...wherever THAT is...

Via ThinkGeek
RIP Hal Sutherland (Rest in Pink). We went to look up more details on Mr. Sutherland's life only to find out he's just recently passed. The pink Tribble is his legacy. He was the colorblind director of animated productions at Filmation who made the Tribbles pink in the "More Tribbles, More Troubles" episode from Star Trek: The Animated Series episode. After all, they're these cute little creatures. Why wouldn't they be pink? Um... for the same reason the Klingon armor in the episode shouldn't be orchid? Although we hear Pantone did declare that shade 2014's color. Maybe he was just ahead of his time.

These anerable pink Tribbles purr and vibrate in response to touch or sound. They sport little red heart headbands, which are removable. They also feature an off button for when you need slightly less squeaking in your life.

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  1. Seems like there would have been less trouble with tribbles if they had an off button originally.

  2. Just thinking back to the original series episode... apparently they need to breed fast because, on their home planet, they're quickly eaten by predators.

    Which makes me suspect that Tribbles must taste like bacon.

  3. Best Trekker gift ever:a pair of Tribbles. then, the next day, two more Tribbles. Then the next day, Eight more Tribbles. Keep it up as long as you can afford: It gets a little expensive. Thirty-two seems to be a good limit, both financially and space-wise. In addition, it seems that would be the zenith of the funny factor. Just feels right.

  4. "Real" tribbles are prohibitively expensive, but for the purposes of a gag, these would work pretty well:

    Although, technically, each Tribble averages a litter of 10 every 12 hours, so don't try this on a canonical nit-picker.

  5. I wonder if I'm allergic to Tribbles. Do they shed?

  6. Hard to say. I'm guessing not, since shedding is mostly for animals that will keep their fur through differing seasons, and Tribbles probably have a life expectancy of only 2 to 3 days before being eaten by predators.

    Also, people with cat allergies are mostly allergic to proteins in the cat's saliva, which gets on the fur when they groom themselves.

    Tribbles don't groom themselves with their tongues, so you should be safe.

  7. Good. They look cute and snuggly. As long as they don't make a mess. ..

  8. I assume Tribbles process their food with 100% efficiency so there's no waste left over.