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Wolverine Blow-Up Doll
A picture of a Wolverine toy with an unfortunately positioned blow-up valve has been doing the rounds. It's another case of satire mistaken as news. The picture originated on the satire site, under the headline "Marvel Now Promotes Gay Agenda With Wolverine Toy."

But once the image got loose on the web, its satirical origin was lost. Thus, the confusion.

Posted by The Curator on Fri Mar 20, 2009

Did you have to put it in the sex/romance category? smile
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  02:41 AM
...they're teaching them young these days, huh?
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  03:33 AM
That is indeed a "blow-only" valve, sucking being impeded by a return flap on the other side of the stem. I often curcumvent that problem by ramming the low part of a twist-apart ball point pen into the hole so the flap stays open. Then of course, you're danger of inhaling the pen part if you suck, but that's the trade-off. You're welcome
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  06:47 PM
damn, I misspelled "circumvent". That blows goats
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  06:49 PM
If I had one of these as a kid, I would have immediately filled it with lemonade and christened/terrorized the neighbourhood with "Wolverine piss". The sexual aspect would not have registered at all.
Posted by Canadarm  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  11:15 PM
Why does he look so angry about it?
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Tue Mar 24, 2009  at  05:44 PM
I first saw this on Gizmodo. Then I saw it on the failblog. It is a fail and nothing more.
Posted by Dan Sz.  in  MI  on  Thu Mar 26, 2009  at  07:49 AM
This is not a satire, and not a blow-up doll either. This is actually a inflata-hammer, like you'd find at a circus, and Mike Mozart has talked about it on his YouTube in a video. I'd link to it, but you can go to the forums to find it yourself.
Posted by PoserExposerJay  on  Tue Mar 31, 2009  at  03:52 PM
Why is this on a hoax page? Here's a video of a man holding two of these things:
Posted by Lai-Lai  on  Wed Apr 01, 2009  at  02:50 AM
This is not a satire. . .

"Satire: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule and scorn".

So. . .since you're claiming that this isn't satire, then you think that the whole "Marvel Now Promotes Gay Agenda With Wolverine Toy" thing is true?

Why is this on a hoax page?

Perhaps because of the little detail that it's not really part of some huge evil plot after all, and the story was satire? Could that be it, maybe?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Mon Apr 06, 2009  at  08:09 AM
This post is the hoax here.
Posted by Otto Schubert  on  Fri Nov 13, 2009  at  09:53 AM
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