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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Marvel wants you to blow Wolverine


In the Advocate:

Christian conservatives are up in arms over a new inflatable toy by comic book and film giant Marvel. The inflatable Wolverine doll comes with a strategically placed inflation tube -- right on his crotch.

An article on ChristWire.org got straight to the point -- "We might as well line our children up and burn them ourselves! If we make these types of devil-pleasing acts OK, they will all be burning in the fire lakes anyways... What’s next? The Wonder Woman lollipop?"

Okay. Who votes for deliberate foolery on the part of Marvel, and who votes for just-didn't-think-to-check? And how many children would get it, anyway? I know I wouldn't have thought twice (or even once) as, say, an eight year-old. But perhaps kids are more alert to this stuff now. Thoughts?

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