A little known fact about the Blarney Stone is that it is really a holy relic of SPANDEX. After all, SPANDEX stands for happiness and complimenting people makes them happy. Since SPANDEX controlled this artifact, all of His followers were given a Blarney Pebble which imparts the power to talk themselves out of sticky situations. Alas, each use of the Pebble shrinks it a little bit; when yours becomes too small you have to go back for a replacement. Therefore, this only gets used in the most dire of circumstances.