I can’t imagine a world … without imagination.
I can imagine a world with little imagination though.
note: I can imagine some kid’s going to have to clean up the toys.
double note: toys with missing pieces require more imagination … I imagine.
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Christmas stockings are like dead crows;
they are only good hanging up for decorative purposes.
note: as a kid I didn’t have a stocking with my name on it, I had to use the one with my older brother’s name on it. I always worried that on Christmas morning the stocking might be full of Playboys, cigarettes, and whiskey instead of toys and candy.
I don’t worry about that stuff now.
double note: has anyone ever worn out a Christmas stocking?
triple note: it would be pretty freaky to find a foot at the bottom of a Christmas stocking!!!
… unless that’s what you wanted.
I wrote out my Christmas Wish List today: Kim Jong-il, Robert Mugabe, co-worker, …
I mean my Christmas Hit List.
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Do you remember your first battery operated toy?
Mine was a Billy Blastoff.
That’s when I knew for sure my parents loved me and were never going to let me run away and be raised by wolves like I threatened occasionally.
How could they give me something so amazing? Just give it to me; and it was mine!
Not my sister’s; although she had a Lite-Brite and seemed to be enjoying makin’ things with light. She was outtasite most of the time doing that, so my Billy Blastoff was safe.
It was all too incredible and the best part was it needed batteries.
If batteries hadn’t been invented yet, I would have been seriously crushed.
Batteries: small chunks of love! Almost better than chocolate!
note: Don’t stick that 9 volt on your tongue. Too late!
double note: I had the whole spacekit and never lost any of the pieces for Billy Blastoff or nothing! That TV was awesome!!!
triple note: Why do we have to grow out of toys, give them a way, and then want to grow back in to them again?
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I teach English in Japan: a lot of my students are children.
I have the following 5 toys/games sitting on my desk at work.
Which do you think is the most popular? (cast your vote now: see below for grand prize)
- Cube World: interchangeable cubes with stick-men doing funny things, visiting their neighbours, and doing more funny things. Each has a little game you can play too! Please don’t drop them, they were expensive!
2. Easy Button: press the button and it says “That was easy”. Stepping on it is strictly forbidden!
3. Assorted Wind-Up Toys: wind them up; they flip, spin, hop, crawl, chatter, or march across the table. No, you wind it the other way!
4. Barrel of Monkeys: link the monkeys; 10 pts. for red ones, 5 pts. for blue, 2 pts. for yellow. Link all 12 for the maximum 68 pts. One hand only please!
5. Assorted Fruit and Vegetable Erasers: play “what’s missing?” or just be mesmerized by their amazingness. Some with detachable pieces. Please don’t put them in your mouth.
Grand Prize: an autographed copy of Kelly Pettit‘s award winning CD “FUEL“!
You have one week starting …….NOW!
note: in the event of a tie, winner will be chosen by names in a hat.
double note: Yes this is a shameless plug for my friend, but his music is great!
And just awarded Track of the Month on Fame Games for “She’s just like summer“!
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