You see, it first started back in the 60's when the US government was developing a new prototype mind control device. They finished it, and it ended up looking like a rocketship filled with water and oil. Rather cheap design for a mind control device. Anyway, they distributed it amongst local normal teenagers, along with a drug called LSD. They gave the teens LSD, and advised them to stare at the "lava lamp" The result was the kids immediately wanting to be peaceful and rebelling against the government. This created a huge wave of protesting minions called "hippies," see, hippies. Finally, when the government's army was complete, they waited to give the signal in 1967 for all the minions to gather and do LSD together, and wipe out all their brains, and create a huge army of minion zombies to send into the Vietnam war. The government's code name for this act was the "Summer of Love." Unfortunately, the government's plan backfired, and all the hippies revolted, raising their lava lamps into the air, and marched and protested going to war. The government still today denies that they had anything to do with the invention of the lava lamp or LSD.
Kids: Ok man, sure.
Government: YES YES!!! MUAHAAHAH NOW MY PLAN IS COMPLETE!!
Kids: WOA, this is cool!!!! I see flowers... and beads.... and flowers... and woa that lava lamp is cool.
we put the lava lamp in his car and when he found it, it popped.