The Flying Hamster of Doom

the flying hamster of doom, who will rain coconuts down on your pitiful city (natch)What to say? I saw this image on a bumper sticker and missed my turn so I could make sure it said what I thought it said.

He’s cute. You’re not the hamster of doom, are you little hamster?

Googling “flying hamster of doom” and “coconuts” yields 116 results (meaning this hamster barely exists in Google terms), one of which is the above image, exactly what I saw on the car.

None of the results explain. All of them are like me — “saw this on a bumpersticker,” “inspired by a sticker at Hot Topic,” “hehe . . . BEWARE THE FLYING HAMSTER OF DOOM!!!”

They range from the misspelled:

the flying hamster of doom, which reins coconuts upon your pitiful city, …

To the cursed:

May The Evil Flying Hamster Of Doom Rain Coconut On Your Pitiful Town….

To the present perfect tense:

The Flying Hamster of Doom has rained coconuts on my pitiful city. …

To the political:

Our mascot will the flying hamster of doom who will rain coconuts down on Congress.

Good idea!

I finally turned to the Urban Dictionary, which had this helpful result:

1. flying hamster of doom

a winged hamster welding coconuts.

Well, why didn’t you just say so?

If anyone has any information regarding this hamster, send it in — before it’s too late.

10 Responses to The Flying Hamster of Doom

  1. Matt says:

    You know, I think I saw that exact same bumper sticker. I bet it was on the same car, too. Was it a silver hatchback?

    Wait–you drive a silver car that looks like a hatchback. That’s probably why I’m thinking of it…

  2. Pulao says:

    Hey, do you suppose that this is some sort off weird off-shoot of the hamster dance website that was so popular in the late ’90s?

  3. Matt says:

    Nope, I was aware of the Hamster Dance too (this is the one where they sang the song from the Disney version of “Robin Hood,” right?). It seemed to be a computer-engineering-student thing; they probably found it during a marathon of all-nighters in the computer lab.

  4. Bob says:

    Maybe it only thought it was flying? Consider what science tells us about hamsters: Herbal Tonic Cuts Hamsters’ Alcohol Use Kudzu Vine Constituents Daidzin And Daidzein Reduce Alcohol Consumption In Hamsters–Two chemical constituents of the extract daidzin and daidzein similarly squelched alcohol consumption. The ways in which these two compounds diminished hamsters’ hankering for alcohol remain unknown, the scientists say. Vallee of Harvard Medical School in Boston. A group of these hamsters had continuous access to both water and alcohol. When animals received injections of an extract of the herbal elixir, taken from the root of the kudzu vine, their alcohol intake over six days was half that observed when they received injections of an inactive substance for six days.

  5. Kris says:

    When I have access to both water and alcohol, I often make the wrong choice. But if these new kudzu deriviatives can keep hamsters off bottle and off the streets, then I think we can all sleep a little easier at nights.

  6. Ocupan Toktoki says:

    Ok, I am posting this with the full knowledge that nobody is ever going to read it (on a post OVER A MONTH OLD). But if memory serves me correctly, that Web site was full of hamPsters, at I don’t know if I contribute to the argument on popularity (being related (by blood or marriage(Kris’ sisters count as relatives, right?(I love parentheses))) to three of the four people who we know knew of the site) but I will contribute that “P” dammit…

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  8. Stoirin says:

    Not sure when any of these were posted but I just bought this same t-shirt at my local Goodwill store in San Francisco — just thought it was odd and funny and liked the graphics My husband went online as we were curious what it might come from and — er…judging from the Urban Dictionary (in which I have sketchy faith at best, because no one would ever write or speak 85% of the words out there if the meanings they attribute to them were anything like widely known…) seems to suggest that it’s highly sexual and highly gay. IS THIS TRUE. Hell, I was going to wear it to work tomorrow and I really don’t want all the gay people I walk by on the street to start guffawing (I’m a woman and over 50, workingin high tech…)

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