Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling's Gross Master
Okay these next two posts are gonna solve all your kid gift-buying problems. I went to dinner on monday at my co-worker Stewart's house. He has 2 awesome daughters, Carissa (4) and Sophia (2). And I wanted to bring some sort of gift but he is a crazy wine expert so that was out of the question. I decided to get something for his kids, so I went to the Discovery Channel Store at the mall. Everything looked really boring or choke-tastic except for this funny green box with 3 buttons on it. It was the Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling Gross Master. And who do toddlers like more than Howard Stern's least charming sidekick? So I bought it and gave it to Carissa. When you press the eyes, it makes gross noises (fart sounds, toilet splashing, belching). When you press the nose, it tells gross jokes and sings songs about pooping. No foul language though.
The kids LOVED it. They walked around all night pressing the buttons over and over again, laughing hysterically at the jokes before the punchline was even told. At one point, Carissa asked me, "Will this last forever?" I told her that the toy would but she wouldn't.