Funny! I remember meeting Gary Dahl back in the 80's when he was attempting to launch a number of other gag gift items. Great guy. Because of his reputation with the pet rock he had an automatic job at any advertising firm in the country. They would say "We are going to have the guy who invented the pet rock work on your campaign. Clients loved it! He told me he didn't make a million bucks but he did make enough to open a bar and to buy a sail boat. He said he spent most of the gross revenue on getting enough rocks, just the right size, in time for Christmas that year. It was a huge hit that lasted from August until December.
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6/19/11 at 7:22pm