A toy for these dangerous times

January 22, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

Would you like to be a junior security officer?   You can spend your whole day keeping your toy room safe with this offering that I found on Amazon (via Reddit.com).  Only $52 to implement this check point, giving you the highest degree of protection.

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Category: American Culture, Current Events, law and order

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    If you view the Amazon listing, please notice the "also bought" section to get an idea of who is buying these.

    The customer reviews are very entertaining.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    Speaking of kids' toys…have you ever noticed that many toys for little boys — dump trucks, road graders, back hoes, cowboy outfits, military rifles, etc. — relate to careers that most parents would probably *not* want their boys to have?

  3. Dan Klarmann says:

    It's easy to explain a fireman, pilot or a truck driver to a child. Try explaining any of the cushy jobs. What rambunctious youth is likely to want to play-act "Network Administrator" or "Stock Analyst"?

    Big machines stir the humors. Look at the crowds at monster truck rallies. Even a wimpy poindexter like myself preferred playing with the hook-and-ladder over the ambulance.

    The "Wild West Cowboys" is similar drama. There are more hours of wild west stories on film than there were actual hours of wild west action and adventure. Naturally I'm not counting the innumerable hours of wagon train tedium or pragmatic town building. Just the story-worthy parts.

    An airport security station is part of the modern analog of the wild west, in which a single event involving 4 hijacked planes is already extended to continuous prime time dramas and endless movie series.

  4. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    I'd like to see a B.O.F.H. Simon action figure complete with master console and a selection of LARTs.

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