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Tis the season to be giving all the rug-rats in your life
slow, painful death wrapped in pretty, shiny Xmas wrap!

I haven't ever laughed at other people's suffering and misfortunes as I did while reading this article by Paige Ferrari about the top ten most dangerous toys of all time. I actually owned some of these toys when I was a kid, or at least the neighbour's kid did! I remember playing with Lawn Darts and Creepy Crawlers -- but sadly, was never exposed to the "Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab", which would have been a great "stocking stuffer" for a geeky kid like me!

Click the link above, read the article... You'll love it! It's almost like Darwin awards for kids! ;-)


Today's song, in tribute of Christmas' gone wrong is Weird Al Yankovic - Christmas at Ground Zero

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dmckins
Dec. 17th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
I had the Battlestar Galactica goodies as a kid. Fortunately my parents never took my "bullets" away from me. Now that I think of it, my Dad was probably hoping I would choke on them.
mc4bbs
Dec. 17th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
I had the Battlestar Galactica goodies as a kid. Fortunately my parents never took my "bullets" away from me. Now that I think of it, my Dad was probably hoping I would choke on them.

I sent mine in and got a crummy matchbox car.

Where was my $14M?

:-(

dmckins
Dec. 17th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
I hear yah! We should have swalled faster (giggles)!
chrishansenhome
Dec. 17th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
I think I had the creepy crawlies thang. It really smelled horrible; something about the type of plastic they used. I never actually ate one...I can't imagine why not, though.
mc4bbs
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)

I think I had the creepy crawlies thang. It really smelled horrible; something about the type of plastic they used. I never actually ate one...I can't imagine why not, though.

If memory serves, I recall throwing rubber worms and scorpions in girl's hair with one of my childhood buddies, Michael Rease.

Do you remember "Shrinky-Dinks?"

chrishansenhome
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
No, can't say that I do. I've tried to repress most of my childhood memories anyway... ;-)
mc4bbs
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)

No, can't say that I do. I've tried to repress most of my childhood memories anyway... ;-)

Repressed memories? Oh dear...

Are you a member of The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation? http://www.goat-trauma.org/

chrishansenhome
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
No, my dad was so frugal that we only once went to a zoo of any kind, and even that was a stretch. We ate at a Howard Johnson's in New Hampshire on the way back and that was so traumatic that I could spend years just discussing that horrible experience.

My dad pinched a penny so tightly that Lincoln screamed for mercy.
frick
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
Where is my Multi-Pistol 09..............Canadian James Bond thing.

More plastic bullets, etc then Q could have ever imagined.
mc4bbs
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)

He he he, that toy was "new" in 1965!!!

See a complete one here: http://wesclark.com/am/multi_pistol.jpg

michaelsgrrl
Dec. 18th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
That is too funny!
I would have bet you had the atomic energy set! Did your brother have it?

Hmmm...definitely the gift for the geek who has a potato clock and crystal radio!

Thanks for sharing Sweetie!

Liza
mc4bbs
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: That is too funny!
I would have bet you had the atomic energy set! Did your brother have it?

Hmmm...definitely the gift for the geek who has a potato clock and crystal radio!

Thanks for sharing Sweetie!


I wonder how long it would have taken me to achive some sort of critical mass using the radioactive material, rock polisher, flash bulbs and my Daisy B.B. Gun?? ;-)

Would have my parents punished me for blowing up the town?

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