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Bird Flu strikes Sesame Street!

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
By raincoaster

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

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It’s true. We’ve found video footage of the terrible cataclysm on everyone’s favorite street when a certain unwitting innocent introduces the deadly Bird Flu virus. It’s the dark side of the street, that’s for sure.


Thursday, February 21st, 2008
By Glinda

I’ve got the scoop on some of the hottest new toys coming out in the next few months.  These toys made their debut to sellers just this week at the annual Toy Fair held in New York.

These the ones you will be tripping over and cursing at as you make your way across the floor in the middle of the night.  Chances are, if your kids are in the right age brackets, you will own at least one of these. 

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Ugly Betty Dolls, que linda!

Nobody loves them some Ugly Betty as much as me, but these incarnations from Madame Alexander just don’t seem to be capturing that certain je ne sais qoi Betty has.  Or is it just me?

 Hannah Montana Wig

This is a Hannah Montana wig, although I don’t know why you couldn’t just raid grandma’s closet for one of her old wigs.  Or you could ask to borrow one from your local cabaret performer.  It would probably be a heck of a lot cheaper. 

Hulk Hands Go Bam!

Hulk Smash Hands!  Because nothing excites boys quite as much as sanctioned ways to beat each other up.  Apparently these have some very cool sound effects to mask any sounds of pain.

Planet Earth Monopoly

Of the bazillion different editions Monopoly comes in, this looks to be one of the cooler ones. 

Taters of the Lost Ark

Taters of the Lost Ark (!) Mr. Potato Head.  That exclamation mark is totally mine, because the marketing team behind the name was clearly under the influence of something during the pitch.  I have to admit it’s kind of awesome, though.


What’s It Worth to You?

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
By raincoaster

Charity Box for Especially Difficult Children


A for-real charity donation box from Vietnam. Photo by Mullenkedheim on Flickr via Neatorama. Only question is, do your donations go to support especially difficult children, or to fight them?

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