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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
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Where Is Toby?
First there was Save Toby, a site on which some guy (whose name apparently is Bion) threatened to eat his pet rabbit if he hasn't received $50,000 by June 30 (apparently he's already raised almost $30,000, which is pretty amazing, if true). Now there's Where Is Toby, on which one of Bion's friends offers to expose Bion's full contact information... for $5,000. I guess this will appeal to rabbit rights activists who want to send Bion hate mail. A while back someone also had a Cook Toby site up, but that now appears to be gone. However, Screw Toby is still up. (Thanks to David Emery for giving me a heads up about this).
Categories: Animals, Food
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jun 16, 2005
Comments (15)
There was a blog a while back where some guy's rabbit died. so he cooked it and ate it. i dont know if it was posted on the site, but i think it was.
Posted by RAMONESxMANIA  on  Thu Jun 16, 2005  at  09:13 PM
Rabbits, done right, are pretty tasty.
Did the Cook Toby site have many recipes?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri Jun 17, 2005  at  12:17 AM
By coincidence, I had roast rabbit just a couple of nights ago - a new recipe of my girlfriend's, with honey and garlic. It was delicious!

I have five more in the freezer.
Posted by paul in prague  in  errrm....  on  Fri Jun 17, 2005  at  08:21 AM
When you try to donate paypal says "This recipient cannot receive money" Sounds like a Hoax.
Posted by Johnson  on  Sat Jun 18, 2005  at  05:32 AM
I think it's a hoax too. Look at the pictures in the gallery. It's obvious the guy cares about his rabbit.

Even if he didn't get the money, I don't believe he'll eat his rabbit. He could always go to the store and buy rabbit meat and eat it, then claim he ate Toby.
Posted by Samba  on  Sat Jun 18, 2005  at  10:20 AM
Both of these sites are simply ways for no-hopers to possibly make money. End of story.
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Sat Jun 18, 2005  at  10:31 AM
I wonder if PETA are secretly assembling a terror squad to go find him and take him out...
Posted by Soldant  on  Mon Jun 20, 2005  at  07:46 AM
What's happened to Alex? Has the Museum died?
Posted by paul in prague  in  errrm....  on  Tue Jun 21, 2005  at  04:58 AM
hes got a new freakin book coming out...id rather him skip a few posts that not have the book come out
Posted by RAMONESxMANIA  on  Tue Jun 21, 2005  at  09:33 AM
I can't check on the save toby website...if someone doesn't mind...could you maybe post an update??
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Jun 30, 2005  at  12:40 PM
It's been changed to November 6th, 2006. He is also now linking to a cafe press site which has some decent looking tshirts/gifts. Still can't recieve paypal.
Posted by Winona  in  USA  on  Thu Jun 30, 2005  at  06:12 PM
So now he says he's going to cook Toby on November 6 for a "midsummer feast"? Even in the southern hemisphere, early November is not midsummer. Maybe he plans on Toby TV Dinners to freeze and eat next summer.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Thu Jun 30, 2005  at  07:45 PM
If you check the updates, he said he changed the date because paypal shut them down and he wants to wait for his new book to come out. Yeah, right.
Posted by Samba  on  Fri Jul 01, 2005  at  09:58 AM
If I could open up one of these weird sites, it'd probably be Shave Toby. Pay me 5,000 canadian in a week, or I let this cute little bunny's fur grow w/o shaving him.
Posted by sabel4  on  Sat Jul 09, 2005  at  06:14 PM
New from the makers of Where's Waldo, It's Where's Toby!!!

SPOILER: In every picture, he's on the giant stove in the middle of every page.
Posted by LesCorbuseiurs  in  The Land of Happy (HELP!!)  on  Fri Apr 21, 2006  at  01:30 AM
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