another "interactive toy
" from fisher-price
. i thought i'd seen some weird ideas, right up until they decided to let a near-suicidal donkey
give little children advice.
i guess this thing is supposed to be the magic 8 ball
of the winnie the pooh
universe. according to amazon.com
, all you must do is squeeze eeyore
's hoof to get one of "20 ho-hum
responses." examples include: "go ahead, ask a question... if you want
" or "yeah! this is your lucky day.
" but of course you have to imagine such phrases coming in a deep lethargic
drawl. "yeah, kids... today's a good day to kill yourself... remember to slice down, not across
..." "i have a question for you, if you think it's not too much trouble. why don't you just let me die?
" i should be a toy designer.
listen to amazon
try to sell this "plush pal
" to the unwitting consumer
for around thirty dollars you can let this excellent, excellent role model
be your child's guide through the most important of decisions. "eeyore, should i burn down the house?" "oh, i suppose so... now leave me alone... i'm going to go swallow this bottle of pills..."