Friday, February 22, 2008

Elmo Goes Nuts

A funny article I found on Digg today:

Sure, it seemed like after the years of hard drinking, petty crime, and
run-ins with the law, Elmo had
cleaned up his act -- but a shocking report out of Tampa Bay, Florida, says
otherwise. A two-year-old's life has been turned upside down by vicious talk
coming from his favorite toy, Elmo Knows Your Name. It seems that after a recent
battery change, the PC-interfacing doll began spouting death threats of "kill
James" at the toddler, with seemingly no explanation as to how the new phrase
entered his vocabulary. The situation came to a head when the boy's mother heard
her son repeating the twisted suggestion. Of course, what she didn't hear was
Elmo's other threat: that he would "cut anyone who crossed [him] end-to-end with
a Bowie knife," and, "dine on their internal organs." Fisher Price says it has a
team of experts working on the case, and enough tranquilizer darts to put Elmo
down, "For good."

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