Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thankful for Babysitters

I love watchdog organizations. Especially the ones that can help me be a good dad. I'm glad the Parents Television Council is there to tell me that The Ghost Whisperer is the #4 family friendly prime time show. It's creepy, sexy Jennifer Love Hewitt talks to dead people, and it contains only "minimal foul language [and] mild violence..." American Idol is just above it at #3. I guess that makes sense. Its message that you too can be successful; though talent alone won't get you anywhere - you've also got to have the right look is one that kids probably won't otherwise pick up in our culture that looks so far beyond the surface.

And now, W.A.T.C.H. (world against toys causing harm, inc) tells me that the Fantastic 4 Electronic Thing Hands is the 9th most dangerous toy for 2005. They are dangerous because the giant fists might be used to hit something. It's this kind of research that makes me appreciate how much less responsible I need to be with these analytical minds doing my job for me.

In a completely unrelated story, the Toy Industry Association had named the Electronic Hulk Hands the "Boy Toy of the Year" for 2003.

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, Jim, that's funny! Also, that Dancing with the Stars show. Ever watched that? Kelly, the girl on the picture actually had her scores go up after she had a "wardrobe malfunction" and later, when she commented on it, she said, "maybe I should have that happen more often!" (Used to watch it, I confess.) Immodest dress galore, too.

    We had a great time with you guys up here. It will be nice to actually go outside for more than 2 minutes for pictures when you come out next!

    I was going to quote Pete about unconditional love, but I'll totally ruin it, because I can't remember it exactly.

    Love you guys very much. Glad that you made it back safe and missed driving through all of the nasty weather here, before you came up and after you left!

    Shara

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  2. That's great, since Dancing with the Stars show was #8 on the list (but I guess that was your point). No, I've never seen it, but thanks for the comment.

    We had a great, time, too and look forward to coming again.

    j

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