Saturday, May 9, 2009

Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to ... Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

Since 1997 when TYCO was taken over by Mattel, it has never launched a blockbuster toy like its 1996 "Tickle Me Elmo". But all the buzz in the toy industry this year is that the TYCO Division of Mattel (in an attempt to take advantage of the election of America's first African-American president but still leverage the popularity of its perennial winner) is about to launch a new version of Elmo.

In homage to President Barack Obama's closing of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, TYCO (in time for this year's Christmas season) will be introducing its new "Water Me Elmo".

This version of the normally exuberant and talkative Sesame Street character is neither happy nor communicative. So to get him to talk, just add water.


joyce said...

How about the water-me-Elmo-chia pet?

Buck said...

Heh. I want one. With a kaffiyeh.

Bob said...

I like it!