4 Responses to “Rubber Banimals”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’ve never seen these, which is a good thing or I’d be spending the royalties that I intend to make from my Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” release on them if they really are what I think they are. Are these rubber bands and, if so, have you actually used them? Do they actually lay flat when wrapped around something?

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)

    • Mooshe

      They’re not rubber bands as much as bracelets… and they don’t lay flat they’re all twisted and zig-zagged and weird! Kids wear them all up and down their arms, and then they chew on them as illustrated here: http://mooshenickerson.blogspot.com/2010/07/silly-banded.html

      I work outside a zoo gift shop and watch parents buy these for their kids all day, and then they chew on them. And they buy cars/trucks and cute/flower sets instead of zoo animals.

      That frog one is SO good I can’t believe you’d get a truck instead.

      And they have ones for infants! They’re half-sized and wildly irresponsible because even the eight year olds chew on these things.

      This trend is so simple and so amazing. Finally a trend that doesn’t involve something electronic or trendy, just something dumb like rubber shapes!

  2. StoryTroy

    My niece and nephew are goofy for these things, often called “Sillybands.” They’re so popular, in fact, that they’re banned in schools because there’s so much distracting Sillyband trading going on.