Friday, March 09, 2007


A friend of mine received a package a few days back -- several months ago, he'd ordered a talking Hugo Chavez doll from parts overseas. It arrived this month, considerably the worse for wear after going through customs -- he described the package as opened/resealed, with the doll inside taken out of its packaging, crammed back in wrong-side up, pretty much destroyed.

How weird has this country become when a freakin' doll becomes an excuse for an angry statement? Sheesh.

So word to the wise -- get your Chavez dolls from domestic sellers only, I guess. Always buy American!


Nanuk of the North said...

It could've been confiscated by a true "patriot".
A wrecked Hugo doll is still better than no Hugo doll at all.

Anonymous said...

I'm just plain envious. I asked for a Hugo doll for xmas, but it would seem Santa is some right-wing fascist.