Chatty Cathy Koskinen : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Remember those first talking dolls back in the 60's? You pull the string and she repeats the same 3 or 4 phrases, over and over and over. Every time Kosky talks, you can almost hear that schhhhhh sound of someone pulling the string. His CNN apperance was a joke, as expected.

-- semper paratus (, August 29, 1999


Do his eyelids flutter in sync with his mouth?

-- Randolph (, August 29, 1999.

He's about to do a "Betsy Wetsy".

-- Will continue (, August 29, 1999.

How about the neat accessories that go hand-in-hand with doll marketing? (Or is he an 'in-action' figure?)

Wonder if a "Y2k - OK" button is included with the basic model, or does one have to purchase it in an accessory pack? It's probably included in the "Prudent Preps Pack" with the miniature version of his 55 gallon water drums.

Suppose a tiny bug out bag is out of the question, huh?

-- Wilferd (, August 29, 1999.

If I had a Kosky action doll, I'd go the nearest bridge over the train tracks, tie a string around it and lower it down to the rails.

Then I'd yell, "OK, Kosky, Y2K is that huge locomotive rumbling towards you. Is it compliant with your Y2K-OK button? Do you feel lucky? Well, do you?"

-- Randolph (, August 29, 1999.

Anyone remember the "Cricket" doll; now she had a pretty good vocabulary. I bought one for my 4 year old granddaughter. Her first reaction to Cricket's moving eyes and chatty talking was to scream and run out of the room! First impressions of children are so wise.

Eventually she got used to the talking thing...and we learned to hate it much as some parents hate Barney now.

-- Shelia (, August 29, 1999.

Sheila, ROTF. Santa set one up for my daughter at 6am X'mas morning. She also screamed as she peeked down the stairs and saw it talking under the tree! She then lept into bed with us and covered her head. (the guilt, hoooo my). She later had MUCH fun scaring her step- brother with it on weekends. That thing was about as popular as an Epilady! (I still have mine and intend to use it for self-defense)

-- Will continue (, August 29, 1999.

You guys crack me up. "Betsy Wetsy"--that's a classic.

-- semper paratus (, August 29, 1999.

The sunburned doll -- "Sheila Peela"

The flatulent doll -- "Linda Winda"

-- Randolph (, August 29, 1999.

Mrs Driver and I looked at the Epilady when they first came out. We decided that they were so extremely loud to cover the screams of the women who used them.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, August 29, 1999.

Klinton Ken doll: cigar prop and fully operational zipper.

Monica Barbie doll: realistic waistline and blue Gap dress with removable stain.

Ken Starr Ken doll: No eyes, no ears, no mouth.

-- Will continue (, August 29, 1999.

I want to know if the Kosky doll has genitalia or just smooth plastic, he seems to be lacking balls.

-- Mabel Dodge (, August 29, 1999.

Alan Greenspan doll: complete with Victory Garden kit, shovel and money bag.

Waco GI-Joe action figure: spontaneously combusts.

De Jager doll: his head spins around backwards.

(somebody STOP meeeee)

-- Will continue (, August 29, 1999.

Pollyanna doll: does absolutely nothing

-- Randolph (, August 29, 1999.


-- Will continue (, August 29, 1999.


From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

The Kosky Doll could come with one of those clothes lockers that opens up to become a bunker, complete with sewer pipes in the ceiling, hamocks strung from the walls, a little crank for hand ventilation...

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 30, 1999.

Y2K doll - doesn't work on Jan 1, 2000.


-- owl (, September 10, 1999.

Janet Reno doll - wears a fire retardent dress.

-- nana (, September 10, 1999.

PROPHECY-DOLL, ''see who,s laffin NOW.

-- adding-up. (, September 10, 1999.

The Al-d doll... talks but doesn't say anything.

-- Vic (, September 10, 1999.

The Bennett Dodd set = Haaayyy Abbboooottt!

Or the Deluxe Edition, all of the above + K-man = Curley, Larry and Moe.

Tick... Tock... <:)=

-- Sysman (, September 10, 1999.

The Peter de Jager doll......two faces on one head.

-- BB (....@.....), September 10, 1999.

Maybe we should put Kosky in the Hall of Presidents in Disneyworld with the other programmed machines.

-- Susan (, September 10, 1999.

The Paul Milne doll. If it gets within 5 miles of a 7-11, it turns into toast.

-- (whoa@whoaaa.whoaa), September 10, 1999.

WC, I remember "Betsy Wetsy," but I think he's getting ready to do an "Oopsie Daisy!"

-- Gayla (, September 10, 1999.

To be perfectly honest, Koskinen is about to become the "Tom Horn" of the Year 2000 problem. While he's twistin' in the wind, the real criminals will continue to go about the business at hand, their quest for more power. This appears to be the pattern created by our current administration. I'm not wasting good rope on Clinton's pawns. I say go for the source. They're playing poker over at the Cattlemen's Association Club. Clinton's hired hands are about to be caught up in the stampede. Poor fools.

I don't need to promote 'mob mentality'. Y2K will do it without any help from a middle-aged goat woman. Amish GI-Joe action figures are about to take their country back. Got Skoal, Mister President? YOU'D better think about "cowering in a church" praying for a 'bump'.......

-- Will continue (, September 11, 1999.

Y2K. It takes a true once-in-a-millennium worldbusting crisis to bring out the best office-water-cooler-and-faxed-joke-circle- highschool-cafeteria of the thinking American adult! Is this la creme-de-la-creme, or just a cross-section? I can't make up my mind.

(Me, I am definitely in the "Huh? So what's the punchline?" category since high school. Have mercy.)

Milnezilla: Wind him up and he devours Tokyo over and over again (if his GPS can get him there)

Scary Gary Doll: Wind him up and BANKERS wet their pants!

Cory Doll: I'm clueless here. Something about donuts. You figure it out.

-- jor-el (jor-el@krypton.uni), September 11, 1999.

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