Louisiana's relationship with the cockroach is a love-hate kind of thing. In other words, we love to hate those big brown yacht-sized bugs that will make the most macho of men scream like a toddler.

I can't think of anything more disgusting than encountering a cockroach. I think we all remember the very first time we learned those sons of guns could fly. I think I  still have a stain on my floor from the sudden loss of bodily functions.

Enter now the folks from Kangaroo Manufacturing. I think I would like them a lot because they do seem to have a good sense of humor. However, my basic fear of cockroaches will not allow me to like them for their latest offering on the market.

It is an inflatable pool float in the shape of a cockroach. I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth typing that. For the low low price of $29.95 on Amazon, you can have one of those floats for your pool or pond or summer vacation condo.

Just imagine the heads that will turn when they see you lounging on the back of one of nature's most indestructible creatures. I can only imagine how a float such as this would be perceived by marine life should you choose to take it out into the Gulf of Mexico. If sharks think a surfer paddling on a surfboard looks like a seal. I can only imagine how tempting and tasty this might be to some creature we'd never hope to encounter on our vacation.

I guess to each his own. You can have mine. I will stick with my swan float or my regular floating lounge chair. I go to the pool to relax, not to have nightmares.

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