February 25, 2007

The Terrorism Finger Puppets Have Already Won.


Who cares if it's only February, if the awesome crochet artisti at Il Golfini della Nonna had just called these Axis Of Evil Finger Puppets, I would have annointed them the Daddy Types Toy Of The Year.

Or maybe Daddy Types Supreme Leader Toy For Life, considering who's featured: Osama, Kim Jong Il, Ahmadinejad, George W. Bush, and Saddam Hussein.

But to call them Terrorism Finger Puppets just doesn't fly. Neither Hussein, Ahmadinejad, or Kim Jong Il have anything to do with the War On Terror.

An actual Terrorism Finger Puppet set would have GWB and Osama, sure, but for accuracy, it should also include Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharaff and the Taliban leader he cut a deal with last summer, Mullah Omar. And publicists for the Mayor of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani, would be lobbying hard to wrest the last finger away from Al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

But we entertain with the finger puppets we have, not the finger puppets we want. If you called it a Threat of Nuclear Proliferation Finger Puppet set, you'd only have to drop two--Hussein and Osama--and add Musharaff [again. with friends like this...], and the father of both Pakistan's bomb and their thriving nuclear black market, A.Q. Khan.

The faulty logic of the Terrorism Puppet Set is less surprising when you realize it's from Italy, whose government provided the crappy forged documents behind the bogus Iraq-Nigerian yellowcake story.

And before you email asking about the Dick Cheney puppet, I think the answer's obvious by now: Cheney is The Hand.

Terrorism [sic] Finger Puppets by I Golfini Della Nonna, $55 [mossonline.com via bb]
Previously: The Crocheted World of Il Golfini della Nonna
Hindu finger puppets; Other religious finger puppets, plus Axis of Evil finger puppets - hey!


lollerskates. best post ever.

I literally laughed out loud with the Cheney=Hand comment. So very true. Nice post.

But if Cheney were a finger puppet, I'm pretty sure he'd go on the middle finger. Or the trigger finger.

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