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I hope you all had a good Christmas, and got everything you wanted. I escaped a hot, steamy Christmas Eve in Sydney and took a Virgin flight back to Perth.
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Christmas day has come... and gone.... Lots of salad, seafood, relatives, cricket in the park.
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Everyone liked their sock monkeys
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Australia's richest man and media proprietor has performed his final great service to the press by dying during an extremely slow news time, not only sparing the media from desperately filling space with stories about the sales and Tsunami anniversaries, but ensuring himself massive obituaries. The Australian has even interviewed Las Vegas Casinos, who will of course miss him very much. I drifted into Toys 'R' Us yesterday. I can't really say why. I was so obsessed with Care Bears when I was a kid that I do like to check up them sometimes, and the toy makers have started messing with them in disturbing ways.
Freaked out fitness instructor bear
Genetic mutation bear
Depressed bear
And then I saw the most depressing toy I have ever seen. I can see that giving kids doctor's or firemen's outfits might be a bit naff, and giving plastic guns and kitchen sets reinforces gender stereotyping but is there in child, anywhere, let alone any parent willing to buy it, who would want a MACDONALD'S EMPLOYEE PLAYSET?
WITH DRIVE-THROUGH KIT!


10 Responses to “festive season”

  1. Anonymous Ashlee 

    I really like your new template. That McDonald's toy is very scary. I mean, do you really need to start training 5 year olds to work at McDonalds so they can start as soon as they turn 14 and 9 months? Or is Maccas planning to place pressure on the govt to drop the minimum working age or something so they can make use of their newly trained midget workforce.

    Soon there will be "Woolies checkout bitch" play kits and "how to clean a toilet at the Hilton hotel" animated DVDs for kiddies.

    Trust me, it's not that hard!

    Anyway, have a good new year!

  2. Anonymous Ykw 

    I love the picture taken out of the window of the aircraft- just beautiful.


    Have a great new year

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