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    12-05-2012, 08:41 PM
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Reminds me of the baby dolls I used to play with that would wet their diapers after a 'feeding', lol! And those 'real dolls' where you had to feed / change / play with / blow their noses, mom tossed mine after we couldn't get it to shut up and stop crying in the middle of the night. No off switch!
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    12-05-2012, 08:45 PM
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Welcome to the dumbing down of humanity.

Have you seen the movie Idiocracy?
Idiocracy (2006) - IMDb

Yep, that's our future, folks.
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    12-05-2012, 09:13 PM
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My mom never had to worry about me. I had Breyer horses and barns for them. If anyone gave me a Barbie doll, I took her clothes and shoes off and put them on my Breyers. Yep, my Black Beauty wore pink Barbie boots and a skirt with a matching hat! I never got board of toy horses, that was all I wanted. I hated dolls!
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    12-05-2012, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Welcome to the dumbing down of humanity.

Have you seen the movie Idiocracy?
Idiocracy (2006) - IMDb

Yep, that's our future, folks.

Nope haven't seen it, but it looks interesting so I think I might!

I have lost a ton of faith in humanity at this point....especially after seeing some of these pictures on my FB wall. It makes me wonder if these people are for real or just trying to get laughs, something tells me it's not the latter.

How did you make it through grade school?


This one is just ridiculous


I hope this girl is joking, although a lot of my graduating class couldn't tell time on a normal clock


~sigh~


How do you NOT know helen Keller


And this is just GOLD...good to know you know alllll about world matters chickie.


Whoops got a little carried away. Honestly, do these people play dumb or are they really that dense?
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    12-05-2012, 10:02 PM
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People are just stupid *shrugs*.

On another note, the pic about Hellen Keller didn't show up (though the newer "Miracle Worker" movie, the one with the little dimpled girl from the Pepsi commercials, is one of my fave movies).
     
    12-05-2012, 10:29 PM
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Dang I didn't realize it didn't show up.

Hopefully it works this time.


We watched that video in my film class. I loved it. We were divided into groups and instructed to recreate certain scenes in the movie. My group's scene was when Anne first arrived at the house and met Helen. It ended before Helen went through Anne's suitcase. I gave HUGE props to the girl in my group who played Helen she did a really good job of not having her eyes focus on any particular object (especially the camera)

It's been a few years since I've watched it ~movie night idea~ Also, that little girl was also in "Paulie" one of my favorite movies. Never fails to make me cry at least once.
     
    12-05-2012, 10:32 PM
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Reminds me of the baby dolls I used to play with that would wet their diapers after a 'feeding', lol! And those 'real dolls' where you had to feed / change / play with / blow their noses, mom tossed mine after we couldn't get it to shut up and stop crying in the middle of the night. No off switch!

They didn't make the super high tech things like that when I was a kid but I did have exactly one doll when I was young. It was a "Baby Tender Love" and it would wet it's diaper when you fed it a bottle. I basically used her for a squirt gun. I would fill her up and then squeeze her belly and make her shoot water out of her privates to hit my brother in the face. Believe it or not, it was all innocent fun, nothing sexual at all but... My parents took the doll away. From then on, I would hear them say "we don't need to worry about Inga, she is always in the barn with the horses." ha ha

When most of the other kids were out drinking and partying, I was riding gaited horses in the arena and taking jump lessons. I probably wasn't as "safe" as they thought but... not from the usual teen/young adult problems. Ha ha
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    12-05-2012, 10:53 PM
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Or you could get one of these:

Happy Fun Ball (old SNL spoof commercial) - YouTube
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    12-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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Toys like this are insidious. How dare they come packaged as a game, with learning hidden deep in the pretend poop that the little doggie pops out...

Seriously though, this sort of game is really harmless. In fact, there is a lot of good learning to be had playing it, in a form that kids (especially boys) will engage with. Who wouldn't want to make the dog poop? They have to feed him (social studies, what do pets need to live), then they have to count the number on the dice (reading the numeral, and knowing how many it means), then use the pump (developing some fine motor skills right there!). They have a shovel, so they are learning to clean up after their dog, and heck, throw in some recycling too, because where does the poop go? Right back in the puppy!
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    12-06-2012, 12:01 AM
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[QUOTE=Chiilaa;1786735]Toys like this are insidious. How dare they come packaged as a game, with learning hidden deep in the pretend poop that the little doggie pops out...

Seriously though, this sort of game is really harmless. In fact, there is a lot of good learning to be had playing it, in a form that kids (especially boys) will engage with. Who wouldn't want to make the dog poop? They have to feed him (social studies, what do pets need to live), then they have to count the number on the dice (reading the numeral, and knowing how many it means), then use the pump (developing some fine motor skills right there!). They have a shovel, so they are learning to clean up after their dog, and heck, throw in some recycling too, because where does the poop go? Right back in the puppy![/QUOTE]

Not going to lie the bolded part had me giggling way more than it was supposed to maybe because it was unexpected
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