|Furby's Banned As Spy!|
IJMC - Furby's Banned As Spys! Furby toy banned from spy agency, Washington Post reports Copyright 1999 Nando Media Copyright 1999 Associated Press WASHINGTON (January 13, 1999 12:42 a.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com) - First, they foiled thousands of weary parents, desperately scouring store shelves to buy their kids "the" holiday toy. Now, the government's spy agency has said Furby toys could threaten the national security. The National Security Agency has banned the popular pets from its Fort Meade premises in Maryland. In an internal message to workers, the NSA issued a warning about the toy, which is embedded with a computer chip that allows it to utters 200 words - 100 in English and 100 in "Furbish." "Personally owned photographic, video and audio recording equipment are prohibited items. This includes toys, such as 'Furbys,' with built-in recorders that repeat the audio with synthesized sound to mimic the original signal," the Furby Alert read, according to Wednesday's editions of The Washington Post. "We are prohibited from introducing these items into NSA spaces. Those who have should contact their Staff Security Office for guidance." The Furby resembles an owl, with tufts of hair between its huge pink ears. Because of its ability to repeat some of what it hears, NSA officials were worried "that people would take them home and they'd start talking classified," one Capitol Hill source told the Post.
Furbie-related Violence -- Master Pezod (8/15/99)
It all started in January 1999. Jonestown, Mississippi was the first reported location of a major FURBIE voilence spree. Jaleel Porter received one of the furballs from his grandmother for Christmas 1998. By January 5, 1999, his malevalent pet was speaking English. Jaleel's parents were first agasp by the hairball's ability to "cuss like a sailor on the Titanic," but soon became very amused by the Furbie's vocabulary.
On the night of January 23, the Porter residence was sent into a volatile commotion. At approximately 3:50 am, Jaleel's parents were awoken by his blood-curdling screaming. Mrs. Porter entered her son's room to find him covered in blood. Jaleel's nose was gushing. His Furbie was atop his chest. As soon as Mrs. Porter flipped the light switch on, the Furbie sounded:
Mr. Porter was alerted to Jaleel's bedroom by the scream of his wife. When Mr. Porter reached the bedroom, the furry freak was spinning in the floor ranting in its Furbish tongue. Before the night was over, the Furbie had been "beaten to death" by a broom.
More nighttime Furbie violence was reported throughout this year, but not much can be ascertained as to the validity of such claims due to the covering up of these Furbie freak-outs by the authorities.
But one story did make headlines. This time it was a daytime incident. On August 4, a five-year-old girl set flames to her backyard in Paris, Arkansas. When her mother asked her why she did it, the girl responded "because Furbie told me to kill my Barbie!" The charred remains of the plastic, blond bombshell were found in the torched yard alongside her Malibu Beach House.
Many similar stories have been reported, but once again, not many facts can be uncovered.
(UMMM...... I'm not sure if this is true but it qualifies as creepy! CK)
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I guess the only thing i really have to say is that im not to sure if any of this info is true. The thing about the internet is there is a right to free speech, but can you add fact to what your talking about. Who knows about the whole ferbie thing. It could be all real or it could be just people gossiping on the net, they really cant even agree on how to spell ferbie. If you are more interested in this subject you can always Google ferbies. peace out K.C.