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Abuse Me Doll

Cleanse your anger with some help
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Pent up anger can be unhealthy so let's admit it, we all need some valve to release our anger before it kills us.

Introducing the Abuse Me Doll. With mood-sensitive camera eyes and other detectors, it will obligingly invite you to abuse it when it senses that you need the therapy. Before each session, you can set a new identity for it (e.g. your neighbour) and the doll will respond to that name.

This ultra-durable doll (3-month warranty) will respond to all manners of physical abuse and insults you throw at it.

Programmed responses include: whining for mercy, kowtowing in submission, agonized screams, abject misery, shameful confessions ("it's all MY fault!"), begging for forgiveness, and general grovelling.

(There's already a similar idea about a doll that explodes, but this one responds in much more satisfactory ways.)

baboo, Apr 10 2002

Bobo http://www.criminol...mtheory/bandura.htm
[mrthingy, Apr 10 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

The Slam Man http://www.cybercit...straining.asp?sid=1
[dag, Apr 10 2002]


       Is this so you can hone your child abuse skills, baboo?
mcscotland, Apr 10 2002

       Please tell me you mean this in some crazy, post-modern ironic way, and not as it sounds.   

       I think you might need help.
salachair, Apr 10 2002

       make it 6ft tall, 200 lbs, muscular and male with blue eyes and you're on to a winner.
po, Apr 10 2002

       He'd also be on to an idea we've done before Po.
mcscotland, Apr 10 2002

       perhaps you could just email UnaBubba, po?
sappho, Apr 10 2002

       Isn't this just an elaborate punching clown?
waugsqueke, Apr 10 2002

       I'l go for it if it has the right to fight back, having a doll beat you up might be more of a stress reliever and a good reality check.
rbl, Apr 10 2002

       You already have the doll's name worked out I see.
bristolz, Apr 10 2002

       The idea that working out your aggressions against inanimate objects is somehow therapeutic has been discredited among psychologists.
mrthingy, Apr 10 2002

       Try playing the drums instead. It's an inanimate object that is actually designed to be hit, and you can pretend you're being a creative musician type at the same time. I don't know about psychologists, but I find going at the set for an hour or two to be very relaxing.
timservo, Apr 10 2002

       Start with the "Slam Man" [link]. It needs some upgrades, but it should work.
dag, Apr 10 2002


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