The Firefly mobile phone for kids [and people who don't know more than 20 people and like paying 25 cents/minute to talk to them] is included in this year's offical Academy Awards Gift Bag, which is given to presenters and performers at the ceremony.
Now let's run through this partial list of presenters and imagine how receiving a mobile phone for your kid will play out: No kids, and doesn't seem in a hurry to have them: Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, J. Lo, Keanu, Charlize, Salma, Queen Latifah, Naomi Watts, Lily Tomlin, Luke & Owen Wilson.
A kid, also an endorsement deal with another cell phone company: Ludacris
Kids? They could have grandkids by now, people: Morgan Freeman, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood.
Doesn't seem like the type to let the kids out of sight in the first place: Tom Hanks, Will Smith
What, giving their assistant's number to the kids' nanny is somehow not enough?: Nicole Kidman
What, a black man can't afford to buy his kid a phone?: Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard
Likely to sue at the slightest mention of their kids using the phone: Uma, Reese
In the middle of a breakup, not wanting to think about kids right now, thanks: Hilary Swank
Oh sure, could I have three, and could you decorate the cases with Swarovski crystals that spell out "Maddox, Zahara, and Brad Jr."?: Jennifer Aniston
That leaves Will
Farrell Ferrell, whose son Magnus turns two just a couple of days from now. If my kid's reaction to her toy phone is any indicator, the Firefly would make the perfect birthday gift.
The Official Academy Awards Gift Bag - Contents [girlhacker via waxy]
Oscar Presenters [oscar.com]
Previously: Firefly and other cell phones for kids