More Than Vaguely Terrifying: The Peekaru

It’s like a Snuggie and a chestburster from Alien all in one:

Gizmodo has all the disturbing details here.

46 Comments on “More Than Vaguely Terrifying: The Peekaru”

  1. My daughter always hated being swaddled. For kids like her, this would be a torture device as well as a disturbing piece of fashion.

  2. Sub-Odeon – I'm a full-time nerd for a large medical care organization, and a part-time Soldier for the United States Army Reserve. I am into science fiction, military history, Utah Jazz NBA basketball, and busty women.
    Sub-Odeon

    “Quaid… Quaid…. Start the reactor… Free Mars!”

    LMAO!

    In truth, not necessarily a bad idea. I swear by the Baby Bjorn, which I used extensively when my daughter was 0 – 2 years old. This doesn’t seem too different, though the imagery is decidedly… Wrong.

    =^)

  3. It’s like they never left the womb!

    And it looks like the kid is riding a bit low for Mom’s comfort over any sort of distance.

  4. davidhill76 – Well, I never really know what to say here. I'm complex, just like everyone else. I love Finance, working out, and helping people and that's what most of my blog is about.
    David Hill

    Oh man, I laughed out loud in English class.

  5. “Nuke it from space its the only way to make sure.” Or something like that from the Aliens movie.

  6. R.W. Ridley – Richard W. Ridley is the author of 12 novels, for which he has received three Independent Publisher Book Awards and first place in a Writer's Digest International Publishing Competition. He has also earned semi-finalist honors in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition for the screenplay version of Never Living, and he has been fortunate to have the opportunity to develop the story for the stage through the help of South of Broadway Theatre’s Second Sunday at Seven (SS7) workshop for playwrights and the Writer’s Workshop sponsored by the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission of the Town of Mount Pleasant. His short play Nonstop to Charleston was performed at South of Broadway’s PlayFest 2015. The stage version of Never Living was a finalist in What if? Productions’ 2015 Playwrights Festival, and was chosen for 5th Wall Productions Rough Draft Readings program. In addition to his pursuit of fame and fortune on the stage and in print, he’s worked in television and advertising in various under-compensated, yet highly rewarding roles. In an attempt to stay relevant in the internet age, he is a paid bi-weekly contributor to the CreateSpace community blog, and his pieces on writing and indie publishing make the occasional appearance in the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Newsletter. He publishes his novels under the pseudonyms R.W. Ridley, C. Hoyt Caldwell, and Jackson Goddard.
    R.W. Ridley

    tudza – HA!

  7. kevinshaum – Programmer, RP Gamer, amateur writer and artist, dilettante and general layabout; aka "Tinker LaFollette" on Second Life.
    Kevin Shaum

    Get in touch with your inner marsupial.

  8. R.W. Ridley – Richard W. Ridley is the author of 12 novels, for which he has received three Independent Publisher Book Awards and first place in a Writer's Digest International Publishing Competition. He has also earned semi-finalist honors in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition for the screenplay version of Never Living, and he has been fortunate to have the opportunity to develop the story for the stage through the help of South of Broadway Theatre’s Second Sunday at Seven (SS7) workshop for playwrights and the Writer’s Workshop sponsored by the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission of the Town of Mount Pleasant. His short play Nonstop to Charleston was performed at South of Broadway’s PlayFest 2015. The stage version of Never Living was a finalist in What if? Productions’ 2015 Playwrights Festival, and was chosen for 5th Wall Productions Rough Draft Readings program. In addition to his pursuit of fame and fortune on the stage and in print, he’s worked in television and advertising in various under-compensated, yet highly rewarding roles. In an attempt to stay relevant in the internet age, he is a paid bi-weekly contributor to the CreateSpace community blog, and his pieces on writing and indie publishing make the occasional appearance in the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Newsletter. He publishes his novels under the pseudonyms R.W. Ridley, C. Hoyt Caldwell, and Jackson Goddard.
    R.W. Ridley

    “Get in my Belly!”

  9. There are some things that, once seen, can never be unseen.

    I’d damn you, Scalzi, but I think that image has enough damnation to go around.

    On a tangential note: the image, combined with the name, immediately made me think of the Pokemon / Bakugan naming conventions. As in: “Peekaru! Thunderstrike!

    This is what happens when you have an 8-year-old son.

    (Even more tangentially: Chrome’s built-in spell-check happily accepts “Pokemon”, but does not like “Bakugan”. I don’t know what this means, but surely it’s nothing good.)

  10. Someone needs to dissect that and see how it works–I can’t tell how the baby’s head stays in that hole without hanging itself.

    This is probably because I have no children of my own, and therefore no insight into the machinations of infant transportation devices.

  11. writeemup – Vermont – I love words; reading, writing, and experiencing them with my eyes and ears. This is my bookblog, where I share my adventures with the world.
    Persia

    Kaytie, I assume there’s a Baby-Bjorn-like apparatus underneath, with this…covering on top.

    Freaky.

  12. Kaytie@27: Nope, it’s just what it looks like. Baby jaws are incredibly strong and weaken only as they approach school age. This is why new parents are advised to wrap furniture legs in neoprene. If you’re lucky enough to have a baby in the house during the holidays, you never want for neatly opened Walnuts or Brazils.

  13. What scares me is that somebody at Corporate thought this was a good idea.

    I wonder if the “Mom” model got combat pay for that shot?

  14. Derek Molata – Toronto, Canuckistan – ☂ Writer of the darkly fantastic ☂ Scorpio ☂ Tripping down the rabbit hole ☂ Loves neon, rain, and sushi ☂ Rep'd by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency ☂
    Derek Molata

    Yup, that’s Kuato reborn.

  15. Wow, they’ve even created a pseudo-ethnicity called “babywearer.” I actually just gagged a little typing that.

  16. Persia@28 – your explanation and Google helped me visualize it. Thanks.

    Jeff@29 – So with babies, I’m assuming that Apple Bitter stuff doesn’t work to protect furniture, huh?

  17. Kaytie@37: You’re thinking of those … whadyacallems … puppies. Babies certainly don’t prefer Bitter Apple, but will tolerate it spritzed over their Grape Nuts. Babies hate soaked Grape Nuts.

  18. OH GAWD! That’s pretty bizarre. Cool, but bizarre. Suddenly, I’m struck by the inexplicable urge to seek one out and wear it, haha.

  19. I was convinced this was an April Fool’s day joke, but I see it was posted the day before, so now I’m just bewildered

  20. That is the scariest thing I have ever seen. Plus, it almost looks like child abuse. Maybe that is how we reduce the population. Anyone who buys one of those shows their lack of proper genetic material and is not allowed to have any more kids.

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