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Wednesday Blogdome: The Steely McBeam Pillow Pet is a thing from hell

Sep 6, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

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[Sportress of Blogitude] Dear God. That is frightening. Anybody with kids (or a troubling affinity for children’s toys) is well aware of Pillow Pets. Typically, the standard issue Pillow Pet is a puppy, or kitty, or a ladybug. You know, cute, cuddly creatures, not sinister-looking NFL mascots that present the chilling, foreboding impression that they come alive when you are asleep and terrorize your family.

For those of you unaware of the Steelers’ mascot, Steely McBeam was introduced prior to the 2007 season as part of the team’s commemoration of its 75th anniversary. His nightmare fuel likeness retails for $29.99, and here’s the misleading description of this abomination on the Pillow Pets’ website …

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