Killing Us Off One Dora Action Figure At A Time. August 2, 2007 Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Bossy’s Product Review.Next Post: » Bossy’s Very Personal Terror Alert Chart: Vacation Edition.
Mary Alice saysAugust 2, 2007 at 9:28 am
Acckk Bossy…the link isn’t working to the jewelery, space heaters and shrimp site. I wanna read it. Makes you just want to make your own gol’ durn space heaters, jewelery and shrimp doesn’t it?
CableGirl saysAugust 2, 2007 at 9:43 am
Dora should hook up with Thomas the train. Between the two of them they can create an entire generation of cancer ridden people.
CrankMama saysAugust 2, 2007 at 10:45 am
Well I just love a dash of antifreeze in my toothpaste. Don’t you?
vuboq saysAugust 2, 2007 at 11:15 am
Back when I worked at the National Lead Information Center, we used to say “Lead. It’s not just for dinner anymore!” So delicious. Apparently, it tastes sweet, which is why kids love to eat lead-based paint. Mmm-mm. Better than candy.
cooper munroe saysAugust 2, 2007 at 11:23 am
Hi Bossy! Awesome post. We linked it on The Motherhood, where we have a group formed and a petition up – in case anyone wants to take action.
thanks. I am glad to have met you and now can put a face to a name! I really love your blog.
You can find it here:
Queeny saysAugust 2, 2007 at 11:28 am
Glad my daughter’s outgrown Dora. She’s got the dolls, lamps, comforters, sheets, you name it — hold the lead.
slouching mom saysAugust 2, 2007 at 11:29 am
Let’s not forget all the toys made with phthalates. Like Ben’s old Teletubbies dolls with the soft squishy plastic CANCER-CAUSING stomachs.
They can join the Dora-meets-Thomas party.
Meh. Kids don’t need toys anyway.
Adorable Girlfriend saysAugust 2, 2007 at 11:31 am
How come kids today get to play with Lead Dora? All we had was plastic lung irritant Strawberry Shortcake.
Karen saysAugust 2, 2007 at 12:30 pm
please don’t leave out Elmo. Elmo is just as dangerous as Dora and don’t your forget it. He’s our family favorite dangerous cute looking toy.
PS You can come over anytime and lick our toys. We are thinking of blind taste test to compare the teethability of lead toys vs. you know “healthy” toys.
QT saysAugust 2, 2007 at 1:06 pm
So depressing. Cheap comes with its own pricetag, apparently.
Dawn - Coming to a Nursery Near You saysAugust 2, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Yah, but they’re not cheap! lol
The Domestic Goddess saysAugust 2, 2007 at 3:58 pm
That’s it! I’ve had it! I’m just gonna let them play in the street and juggle knives for now on. It’s safer.
Teryn saysAugust 2, 2007 at 4:03 pm
Isn’t Dora bad enough without making her poisonous?
Jennifer saysAugust 2, 2007 at 6:15 pm
I’m going to be one of those mothers that drives everyone crazy with my rules – only organic food, no sugar, organic cotton clothes, no plastic toys, etc.
Of course, we’re adopting a child made in China so…
Phoenix saysAugust 2, 2007 at 7:36 pm
I can’t stand Dora’s voice. Like nails on chalkboard. I’m almost happy the bitch is poisonious. Maybe now she’ll have to go away.
FENICLE saysAugust 2, 2007 at 10:31 pm
Flippin’ hilarious! Love it. I came over from all the BlogHer re-caps and love you site.
Jen saysAugust 2, 2007 at 10:38 pm
Even Dora is poisonous now? I just threw away a college semester’s worth of Thomas The Trains. We’re carving our toys from young saplings from now on.
Melissa saysAugust 2, 2007 at 11:48 pm
Throw in some Sesame Street paraphernalia and Diego, and there’s not much left that’s safe for the kids to play with except some action figures and toy guns (ha, ha)!!!
Diesel saysAugust 3, 2007 at 2:30 am
It’s still not as bad as Uranium Barbie.
maggie saysAugust 3, 2007 at 9:34 am
I’m for playing in the street with knives. Much better than plastic shite from China.
Mom101 saysAugust 3, 2007 at 6:55 pm
I’m longing for the good old days when we only had to worry about Tinky Winky turning our kids gay.
wendi saysAugust 4, 2007 at 5:07 pm
OK, amigos, now we need to take Boots to the oncologist to get rid of his icky, sticky tumor! In Spanish, we say “El Tumor”!
lose quick weight saysAugust 6, 2007 at 7:43 am
i can’t stand that Dora!
manders! saysAugust 6, 2007 at 6:00 pm
Grrrr. I was just starting a rant, I mean, blog post on this myself! Amen, Karen! ‘Cheap’ does come with a price tag. Even if the toys aren’t ‘cheap’… we are getting more than we bargained for… and that’s so grimey. Like over priced used car with a new paint job, but no brakes grimey.
Good news mommy people, generations from now our kids will have something other than our child rearing skills to blame their defects on. Blech, to the snarkth degree.
Criquette saysAugust 7, 2007 at 7:34 pm
Another fun fact of the day: I just found out that almost 100% of all Vitamin C is manufactured in China. Can Bossy reframe this depressing fact to make me feel better about fighting off colds with melamine and lead?