Monday, November 20, 2006

Isn't that interesting.

I wrote a post back in June about how a certain "Dora" toy looked kind of phallic. [Read it here]

That post upset one of my readers, who chewed me out for twisting innocent things. That led to a lengthy follow up post. [Here]

Now I'm sure that I've lost Don as a reader of my site forever. So it goes. However, I just saw this today over at BoingBoing: Phallic toy alert: Dora Aquapet.

For those of you not inclined to follow links, here's what it looks like:



So my question is, what is up with the Dora toy designers? Sure, sure, I bet they did not mean to make that toy look like a cock any more than they did the other toy. But come on! Get someone on staff in either QA or RND with a dirty mind and a willingness to point out the absurd, would you?

7 comments:

Heather said...

I'm sorry but maybe, just maybe, I could see Don's point on the joystick...wait. No I couldn't - that one was phallic and this one is even more so! What the hell???

Debra said...

hahahaha OMG! If this waterpet thingy isn;t phallic, I'm not sure what it is!

And I'm not just seeing that because I have sex on the brain. :p

Rayne said...

Oh, man!!! How could they miss that? This is almost as good as Harry Potter's vibrating broomstick toy.

Derek Knight said...

STOP TWISTING INNOCENT THINGS TO...

Oh, wait! That's pretty goddamned dick-shaped. Are those yellow things infections? Horrifying.

Robyn said...

That previous post cracked met up, and there is NO DENYING what this toy looks like.

I will give the designers the benefit of the doubt, though. I once worked on a show where the very repressed and single designer kept designing very phallic items. (costume helmets, etc) The Id wants to get laid, and even if that person lives like a monk, the desires manifests somehow.

I bet somewhere in China is a VERY unhappy toy designer.

Debra said...

The Id wants to get laid, and even if that person lives like a monk, the desires manifests somehow.

ROFL! I knew I needed to come back here and read the comments!

Momcani said...

Ok, all I know is that Dora screams at me "HI! I"M DORA!" I think the girl has issues. And so does the designers. "SWIPPER, NO SWIPPING!" What's up with that?

"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."