Puppy Game Features Ill-Advised Phallic Puzzle Shapes

The Barnes and Noble website says that the Golden Puppies 500 piece shaped puzzle has “surprise shapes hidden within.” Indeed it does.

Martin who sent this in said, “A friend of mine and his wife recently received a yellow Labrador puppy puzzle from his sister-in-law as a congratulations for their new yellow lab puppy. They laid the puzzle pieces out on the dining room table and were somewhat surprised at what they saw. I could describe this with words but I figure pictures will be better.”


shapedpuzzle2.jpg“As you can see, a couple of these puzzle pieces are not in the shape one would expect from a puppy puzzle or a puzzle from Barnes and Noble. While no one involved was offended,” said Martin, “I hope you all find this as humorous as we did.”

Apparently, these pieces in particular are of a dog sitting down.

Golden Puppies 500 Piece Shaped Puzzle [Barnes And Noble]


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  1. petermv says:

    Actually I see a puppy shape with long ears, what do you see?

  2. Angus99 says:

    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

  3. PupJet says:

    LOL…gives a new meaning to “Woof!”

  4. StrangeEmily says:

    I see a puppy sitting down.

  5. backbroken says:

    I see a bone.

    Oh, and a doggie bone too.

  6. ss60 says:

    come on, no kid is going to make that connection… this is just lame

    • NarcolepticGirl says:

      “While no one involved was offended,” said Martin, “I hope you all find this as humorous as we did.”

      • valladolid says:

        I’m offended that nobody was offended by this. I expect more from people submitting to the Consumerist. I blame the OP for this lack of controversy.

        • CaptCynic says:

          Um, can I be offended that you’re offended no one was offended?
          Does that even make sense?

    • evnmorlo says:

      Huh, I didn’t realize that penises didn’t descend until puberty.

  7. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Don’t know about the rest of you, but my penis does not have legs.

  8. diasdiem says:

    What’s wrong with a squatting Darth Vader?

    • Brunette Bookworm says:

      I don’t know. I see either a dog with long ears, Darth Vader, or a dog in a Darth Vader helmet.

    • JoeTaxpayer says:

      I am reminded of the Mott’s apple juice label that about 20 years back had an apple that looked enough like a woman’s anatomy they had to change it.
      I’m surprised the religious right doesn’t force the hot dog & sausage industry to produce their products in patty form.

  9. Dover says:

    Is anybody else sick of the phallic obsession? I admit I enjoyed it for a while and the lighthouse gummies were pretty funny no matter who you are. But it seems like people are seeing dicks in everything and many of them are as much of a stretch as seeing Jesus in a cluster of milky Alphabits. This trend should be dying.

  10. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    If that is the shape of your phallus please see a doctor.

  11. Stiv says:

    Oh, come on. I question the mental wellness of an individual who feels the need to see those as penis shaped. Or at least their maturity level. Yes, lots of things in life look like penises, but do why do people have such a difficult time understanding context (“dog-shaped puzzle pieces in a puppy puzzle).

    • Marshmelly says:

      I consider myself a pretty mature person (and am not mentally unwell), but I immediately saw the penis shape. Granted, I hadn’t read the title of the article yet so I had no context of the dog puzzle…but I wouldn’t say it was THAT far-fetched to see it.

      • HogwartsProfessor says:

        I did too, but it also looked like a seated puppy.

        • Conformist138 says:

          It looks like both. Personally, if I were designing this puzzle, I may have tried to be a little more subtle. I don’t think it’s a problem, but I would have noticed right away and let loose a little giggle (it’s ok to remember the fun parts of being 12).

    • Rena says:

      I see a phallus, but I see the puppy first. Unfortunate coincidence, no doubt.

  12. ScottyB says:

    Red rocket!!!

  13. digital0verdose says:

    Hey guys. I’m the one that submitted this. Over the past week there have been a good number of people that have seen this and everyone has seen the same thing.

    Yes some times a cigar is just a cigar, but at the same time, sometimes a penis shaped puzzle piece is just a penis shaped puzzle piece.

    We all thought it was humorous and I am glad some of you are too.

  14. ginnel says:

    I think it all depends on whether you want to see a penis wherever you look. I think this one is a stretch. And if you see it so what? No child will see it that way.

  15. Promethean Sky says:

    It’s all about context. I would imagine that if you’re putting together a puppy puzzle, you’re going to see a puppy. Without any context, it’s definitely phallic, because people are dirty bastards.

  16. rahntwo says:

    I think it looks like the virgin mary on a toasted cheese sandwich.

  17. Miss Dev (The Beer Sherpa) says:

    They’re golden retrievers, not yellow labs.

    And that piece looks like a wiener.

  18. Patrick says:

    In life, there are things that are penis-shaped. Shocking, I know. That doesn’t mean that everything that happens to vaguely resemble a penis isn’t also shaped like something else. It was obvious to me that this was supposed to be shaped like a dog, as it should be to anyone. Making a big deal of this–and yes, sending it to the Consumerist “because it’s funny” is making a big deal–is just juvenile.

    This most charitably could be said to belong in Maxim’s “found porn.”

    I can’t help but wondering why it got posted. Are you guys putting up everything that comes to your tip line now? I’ll happily write a page and a half complaining about the poor quality bagging at my local supermarket just to get my name in print, if that’s your new policy. It will be totally pointless and well beneath what I [used to] expect from the Consumerist as far as quality, but at least it will be somewhat on topic.

    • digital0verdose says:

      I imagine it got posted because at the very least it is humorous.

      Anyone who has been around for a few years knows there is a lot of things out there penis shaped. I wouldn’t call it shocking, but if I were from Stickupmyassville I just may find it so.

      The only reason this was submitted it because of where the penis raised it’s head, a puppy puzzle. That was it. It was not meant to get the villagers and “see no evil” wackos to grab their pitchforks and torches and then go burn down a book store. It was simply for humor.

      It’s a sad day when people can’t laugh over a simple dick joke. Something that even the greatest of minds can find humor in.

    • brinks says:

      My first thought was that it looked like a penis. After really looking at it, I saw the dog that it was supposed to be.

      It was posted because it was funny. We can’t have a bit of humor injected between all the stories of scams and rip-offs?

    • Marshmelly says:

      So stories just for comedic purposes shouldn’t be posted? You sound like a real stick in the mud. Lighten up and laugh.

  19. chimpski says:

    It is just the shape of a dog sitting down with ears flopping over the side of his head.

    Phalluses (sp?) don’t have legs, or square knobs.

    My first impression was a squid anyway. Sorry Ben!

  20. settsu says:

    I bought a dozen eggs the other day and they were all shaped like testicles!

  21. JMILLER says:

    Would that mean the bottom part between the two “lips” is actually a wide set vagina?

  22. brinks says:

    Note that on the box, the other “special” shapes are highlighted, like the dog bone and dish. I think there’s a reason the “puppy” shape isn’t on the box.

  23. cybrczch says:

    Why am I suddenly hungry for Gorton’s Fish Sticks?

  24. dennis says:

    Ben, you must be one hairy guy.

  25. LaziestManOnMars says:

    It’s Dumb Donald from “Fat Albert.”

  26. lawgirl502 says:

    It’s a Jewish dog

  27. wolf says:

    What will people come up with next, You can walk around anywhere and find things like this, If people did not have dirty minds they would probably not even notice, Must be a horn toad.
    People are making something out of nothing way to much nowadays, this is ridiculous. I am ashamed of people that look for this type of thing and then complain about it so that others might notice and they get their 15 minutes of shame.