By David Futrelle
Browsing Twitter this morning, I came across this video, which at first I thought was just a joke.
But no, these things are real. You can buy them at Target and Amazon and, I guess, everywhere else where vomiting, shitting toys are sold.
While I was initially a bit repulsed, I realized that these toys are the perfect symbol of a time in history when the news, on a daily basis, causes me and probably billions of others to (figuratively) shit ourselves in fear or vomit in disgust.
These aren’t just toys; they’re cultural commentators. And they’re a good deal better at their job than most of the commentators I see on the news or in the New York Times op-ed pages.
PS: Consider this an open thread.
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