Friday, December 26, 2008

The Everlasting Battery Bear

Readers: I wish I could say something nice about this bear. But, unfortunately, I can't. It wasn't a Christmas present, thankfully- rather a fixture that appears every year, then somehow disappears. It plays a Christmas tune while skating around with little roller skates strapped on to its feet-er, paws, I mean.
It is a lamentable case of brainwashing, and most everyone is glad when it is silenced. I say most everyone, because some people have a perverse inclination to repeatedly push the "on" button. 
Accompanying the bear as a fixture, is a football shaped yellow chicken that  squawks the "chicken dance" over, and over, and over again. Every time the song is repeated, it's faster- which invariably produces the same result in all the adults: annoyance. If the chicken sang opera, or "O Holy Night," perhaps I might tolerate it. But it doesn't.

There is a reason why I mentioned that the chicken is football shaped. There is a reason why my brothers think sinister thoughts about these beasts every year and wish they could execute the chicken.


Miss Autumn said...

Thankfully we don't have any singing dolls!;)

Miss Ellie said...

And the worse thing about that kind of stuff is that the batteries *never* run out!

Ellie said...

By the way, Louis faces in those pictures are priceless! :D