Posted by Joel Martinsen on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM
Gebi and Male, grass-mud horses
Stuffed alpacas are multiplying.
The alpaca was chosen for its comical appearance to serve as the grass-mud horse in spoofs worked up by Internet users over the past few months.
The grass-mud horse (a pun on a familiar obscenity) lives in the Malegebi Desert (a pun on another familiar obscenity), where it fights its mortal enemy, the river crab (a pun on "harmony"). Now the mythical creature has made the leap into the real world, with a number of online retailers selling stuffed alpacas as grass mud horses.
The two pictured here are from Male and Gebi, a supplier that supplements its stuffed animals with online cartoons and stories. There's a Douban group devoted to the animals, which come with a "birth certificate" stamped by the family planning office of the Malegebi Bureau of Mythic Creatures.
The animals are fairly easy to take care of — according to an online guide to raising grass mud horses, they should flourish so long as they are not fed Sanlu Milk.
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