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Dec
01
2010

Our Magical Unicorn Customs Adventure!

Canned Unicorn Meat

Our Canned Unicorn Meat continues to be met with resistance at every turn. First it was those pure of heart unicorn sympathizers, then the National Pork Board accused us of trademark dilution, and now we're having trouble getting it across the German border?

We just got this email from Ingomar, who kindly wrote us this warning:

Folks,

I just learned that it is not very helpful to describe the "canned unicorn meat" as "canned unicorn meat" on the invoice when trying to import this.

Customs get really irritated as it's supposedly food and meat of a "rare" animal. For the sake of keeping things smooth please label it as "canned unicorn (plush toy)" or something less conspicuous.

My delicous unicorn is stuck in customs for almost a week now.

Best regards,
Ingomar

Thanks for the advice, Ingomar, and so sorry your diet doesn't yet meet the recommended daily allowance of sparkles.

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Comments

meaningless icon! Holy Magical Beast Batman! Oops there's another copyright issue for you now. Sorry.
UslackerU said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! Seriously how much more fantastic is this product going to give us? The fun never seems to stop.
RubyRoses said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! Are you serious? Wow...
HouseMDfan said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! hahahah, you should declare everything to be unicorn meat...just to piss everyone off. LOL
nofate301 said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh my, this made me LOL.
Lolrrenzo said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! Canned Unicorn meat -- proving fools exist on days other than April 1st.
Djinn v2.3 said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! As long as it's not labeled to "Canned Customs Meat", you shall be fine.
rockingoutloud said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! I don't even have words for the amount of STUPID ..... My poor brain! Poor Ingomar, Free Their Canned Unicorn! ... Wow.
RubyGroove said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... *sigh* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...
ozzgod said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! How can it be meat from a rare animal when it doesn't actually exist? What is Germany NOT telling us?!
djfiregirl said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! The Germans must be hiding real unicorns from us. They don't want their secret to get out!
Ceasefire said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ha. Just Ha! Ich bin ein Stupid!
KOOLAIDandTHE GANG said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! They're optimistic that the unicorn will be another lazarus taxon. :) Of course, it's possible somebody classified unicorns as an endangered species "just in case".
Merennulli said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! Really Refreshing :D maybe think geek did not tell anybody that their mysterious "unicorn meat" is actually made of baby seals, dodos and narwal(to cover the unicorn-part)!
Murdelizer said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm glad the Germans have put this amazing creature on their endangered species list. Bravo to the Germans and their advanced environmental policies. Would that America had done it in time before our own herds were diminished past saving.
JimHarper3 said this 1392 days ago.
meaningless icon! das ist klingt lecker
outcast341 said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! Did the German government not realize that unicorns are mythical animals? Sweet Zombie Jesus!
smylex said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh My Goddess! I'd love to see the customs fun trying to import this to Australia! They'd probably impound it for risk of Mad Cow!!! Hahahaha Free the Unicorn meat!
Miss Stabby said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! Undoubtedly it wasn't so much the unicorn, but the possibility that this was Genetically Engineered Unicorn (GEU), which doesn't have proper authorization in the EU. I bet ThinkGeek has memos to this effect in their computer system. So .. thanks ThinkGeek for creating an international incident? Shall I call Wikileaks, or shall you?
Bromo33333 said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! There is something else going on with German customs: My parcel was stuck for over two weeks (without unicorn meat), and now I have received the tracking information that the parcel is returning to sender. WTF!
GermanAngst said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! GermanAngst, Be sure to contact our CS monkeys at 1888geekstuff or via live chat on the site so we can figure out what's up with your order!
CarrieGouldin said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! I always knew those Germans were way ahead of us in Cloning Animals, they must have Cloned themselves a unicorn!
no1starwarsfan said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! This just happened to me as well. Received a parcel in Berlin where the unicorn meat had been removed. And they took my buckyballs as well for some reason. Customs in Germany is pure evil and everyone knows it.
RobinYeah said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! well, it could be Elasmotherium (giant unicorn) meat... by any chance. Or slang for rhino or narwal meat or any other strange animal... anyway, the indication "meat" always makes customs suspicious, for health/sanitary reasons
JanHam said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh my gosh! Laughed my ass off when I first saw this! Great imagination and I will be sure not to show my 5 year old daughter this who is just a horse and unicorn lover! LOVE YOUR SITE!!! thanks-Lisa
shrk4frg said this 1391 days ago.
meaningless icon! Don't laugh! The fact that nobody has ever seen a unicorn just proves how rare and endangered this species is.
3247 said this 1390 days ago.
meaningless icon! You know, we too found out that German customs has some interesting backstory with unicorns. We got a custom order of a red and black unicorn there and it seemed customs wanted tons more fees from our buyer. Thats typical but then a friend happened to mention some interesting dark myths about unicorns too. Shame our unicorn was red and black much like a very very old superstitious myth. Needless to say, the poor unicorn traveled almost around the earth, returning to us some month later. Well, the buyer had warned us that he lived in a small town that was prone to superstition. Whoops!
WGM Webmistress said this 1390 days ago.
meaningless icon! @rockingoutloud: "Canned Customs Meat" would be an AWESOME product. Make it exclusively available to international addresses for great lulz.
Rob T Firefly said this 1390 days ago.
meaningless icon! How great is that? I'm ordering one! (to Germany of course) :D
headsign said this 1390 days ago.
meaningless icon! Please Oh PLEASE can you make "Canned TSA Meat" ? LOL I would love to take that through an Airport screener lmao
Capt Hal Jordan said this 1390 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am Canadian. Canadian Customs slapped on extra charges BUT otherwise did nothing to stop me from enjoying my magical sparkly unicorn meat this week.
Neptune42 said this 1388 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is so great :'D
Kaylee0827 said this 1387 days ago.
meaningless icon! RAINBOWFARTS!
gmantheterminator said this 1384 days ago.
meaningless icon! um???
gamenerd said this 1381 days ago.
meaningless icon! They're classifying it as the meat of a 'rare' animal? The only logical conclusion is: unicorns yet thrive in the ancient German Black Forest! Huzzah!! :-D
Gathers Scrolls said this 1381 days ago.
meaningless icon! It’s a government conspiracy. Obviously the general public has been misled to believe that Unicorns don’t exist. However, geeksters and the German Government know better! It’s a tasty treat, free the unicorn meat!
Saeed1 said this 1380 days ago.
meaningless icon! I wonder if you could ship a plush smallpox if it was labeled as "smallpox"?
Aragorn said this 1379 days ago.
meaningless icon! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... *gasping for air, hanging on to each other so we do not all fall out of our seats.* Okay the kids and I enjoyed this very much, thank you. Back to shopping! *hehe@small pox*
Yellowkamra said this 1379 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am the author of the unicorn fantasy "<a herf="http://www.behindthemist.com/>Behind The Mist</a>" and my son gave me my very own can of unicorn meat for Christmas. It was hillarious! Thanks.
Behind The Mist author said this 1282 days ago.

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