Robert L. Peters

24 June 2011

Same shit. Different assholes.


These ‘fine toys for boys’ feature the ironic statement “Not recommended for children under 36 months” on the packaging—manufactured in the 1970s by Matchbox, long part of Mattel, Inc., the world’s largest producer of plastic entertainment for children. Mattel is responsible for a virtual empire of toys for budding minds including the ever-empowering Barbie dolls that help girls grow up to become the well-rounded, well-mannered women we all know they have the potential to be, as well as the plethora of toxic Chinese-made toys under the Fisher-Price name [Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street] recalled of late due to hazards arising from the use of lead-based coloration.

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

—David Friedman

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