Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Alright, this is about the most appalling thing I've seen in awhile. You need to see the commercial to be fully disturbed by this product.

I originally saw it referenced in the latest Diesel Sweeties strip, but I didn't know what the hell it was at the time. That comic only made full sense after I read this OC strip, which is also where I ripped off the above links.

Here is Amazon's page for it. Apparently it's inspired some to-be-expected reviews there that have been pulled. Some of those can be seen archived here. As I write this, there are only a couple of user comments on Amazon's page -- one of which is someone saying "I think I saw this on the Bangbus." You know you are an awful person when a product you create for kids is getting this kind of response.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Nice -- if I ever get myself in trouble, I am so using this precedent. Look, I'm not saying I agree with that decision -- you molest children, you deserve what you get, regardless -- but I sure as hell would play that card if I needed to. If it were a lesser crime I could get behind this since, yeah, a little guy is going to have a much higher chance of getting raped and killed in prison, and in many cases that'd be cruel and unusual punishment, but not so much in this one.

"If shortness is an excuse and protection from going to prison, short people ought to rob banks and do everything else they would wind up going to prison for."

Woo hoo, yeah! Carte blanche for all us short people! No, you fucking retard. Although this may worry some people, especially in my case, most of us are not dumb enough to think that something like this gives us a free pass to do whatever the hell we want. And if we do, well, we deserve prison just for being stupid.