Media Monday: Stupid Toy

We have had a lot of hand-me-downs, and some of those are clothes and toys. One day I found this toy at my house, and I don’t even know where this came from, but this has to be one of the stupidest toys of the century: a toy shaped like a drum, yet you have to push a button to produce drum sounds! What ever happened to a simple, actual, acoustic drum? Why do toymakers nowadays always make everything electronic? Instead, we have fake drum sounds coming from a toy shaped like a drum.

Here’s a picture of the aforementioned Chicco Shape Sorter Drum:

On second thought, maybe that was not the stupidest toy of the century. What about that toy dog that’s the exact likeness of a dog, and it responds to your voice and snuggles up to you? What ever happened to owning an actual living breathing dog and having the pleasure of teaching it some tricks yourself? Instead, what happens now would be something like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-MEQrRMd8E
Tim’s thought about all this: “Stupid toys beget a stupid generation.”

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3 thoughts on “Media Monday: Stupid Toy

  1. well…sometimes…a fake dog is better than a real one for those who don’t really commit to treat it right :o  like my neighbor next door, he got a puppy about 2.5 yrs ago (now it’s big dog.)  however, he only let the dog stay at his back yard…even for the days that temperature went over 100f  ><   as u know…tx’s temp. can easily go over 100f in summer…and summer here is not short ga…really drove me mad .\/.

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