Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Fun and Games
I'm not up on toy fashion in the US, and so I had no idea that a Playmobil called "Security Check Point" (retailing for a whopping $62) even existed. But it must, since Amazon.com sells it. For a sample of the kind of humor and sorties of the imagination that seem to inevitably spin off from authoritarian institutions, check out the customer reviews of the item. (Link thanks to Abby Zimet at Commondreams.org.) You'll find some laugh-out-loud "Surreal Adventures in Capitalism Department" (as Zimet puts it).