Who wants a plush vacation?

March 3, 2010

Blog Guy, I heard there is a special travel agency that will show your stuffed animal a good time. Now that I’m grown up, I think my dear childhood companion, Mister Bubba, deserves a nice vacation.


You’re talking about the Toy Travel agency, in Prague. As you can see in these photos, you send them your stuffed toy, and they shoot it with iconic backdrops such as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge…

CZECH-PLUSHTOYS/TOURISMYippee, that looks great! I’ve mailed Mister Bubba to them. So what else can he expect?

Well, Prague was the home of  the great writer Franz Kafka. Many experts believe his stories were set there, so maybe the travel agency will act out his plots.

Yay! Mister Bubba in a storybook scene! Like what?

There’s the classic “The Metamorphosis,” in which a man finds himself turned into a giant insect. He is tormented by all around him until he dies horribly. That could be a part for Mister Bubba.


Or maybe “The Trial,” about a man who has done nothing wrong but is arrested, tried and executed. Or “In the Penal Colony,” a twisted tale about a grotesque capital punishment machine….

Sob! I want Mister Bubba back from that travel agency!

What travel agency?

Sob! This whole blog item is characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger!

No kidding? A tale about a Prague travel agency for stuffed animals turns out to be Kafkaesque? What are the chances?

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Top: A stuffed toy is placed on the roof a terrace of a restaurant at the Old Town Square in Prague, February 27, 2010.

Right: A stuffed toy is placed next to the Vltava river bank in front of Prague Castle in Prague, February 27, 2010.

Left: A teddy bear gets a traditional Thai massage in Prague, February 27, 2010.

REUTERS photos by David W Cerny

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Now, wait a minute!! Would Mr.Bubba even feel a thai massage??? Not like he is doing back breaking way, sitting 8 hours a day in front of a comp trying to figure out someone else’s faults!!!!
I would love a back rub right now…..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

What would I do without my Teddy for all that time?

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

Wasn’t Mister Bubba the star of “In the Penal Colony”? Ohhh wait…that was a different Mister Bubba.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Hell I can’t even afford a vacation for myself much less for my stuffies. Sheesh.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

awweee cute..NOT :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

This vacation didn’t turn outso well for the penguin and the polar bear frm February 15.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Would I get a group rate for about 2 dozen Beanie Babies that haven’t seen daylight in about 10 years? I’m asking for a friend.

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive

Imagine working in customer relations with customers who are nuts enough to send their stuffed toy on vacation and you think eating snakes is bad…

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

The absurd, the dread…how could I love this blog more? Existentialism for the win! Ooh, can you do Camus next? Maybe send the bears to a plague-ridden, walled city of doom!! Oh, the laughs we shall all have!!

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Vacation… vacation… I think I’ve heard that before, but I can’t really place it… help, anybody?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

I am going on a break next weekend… :)
Need one so bad!!! And I would be away, so, there is no need to haunt me, RCB!

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Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Robert.C.Basler… :)
Pay more attention, Mr.Pilot!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Sorry Shra, my attention must have been, as usual, elsewhere…

But I am gonna ask, against all better judgment, what the “C” stands for….

And sit and wait..


Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

What is more important than this blog??! Before you say, your job… dont!
Well, Bob…. want to clear the C part here??

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I’m sure wherever Bob sends Mr. Bubba, Bubba will be a “stranger.” Perhaps he will find himself rolling a rock up to the top of a hill only to watch it roll down, just to roll it to the top again. Mr. Bubba had an easy Sartre in this thread, but, he will find the adventure meaningless, and — as we all know — there is no exit.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Nice one, Doc.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

“Clara”? That’s the best anyone could come up with so far? Color me disappointed.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I think Charles… :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Bobby Charlie?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Robert Charles Basler…. Robert Clarence Basler… Robert Colt Basler… Robert Caught-peaking-at-VS-models-and-zapped-f or-life Basler!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

This is not a game I enjoy playing, but why has nobody guessed Crapweasel?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

We respect you too much to call you that, Basler…

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Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Shra, now we get zapped for just peaking at VS models? Man, you run a harsh blog here!

I was gonna guess Christ, as in “Oh Christ help us through yet another OE blog” but then I remembered Christ had a beard.

Nobody has mentioned donuts in a while. Are they all gone? I will make a run if anybody needs me to.

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