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22 June, 2006

Stripper dolls

Well there's this year's Christmas presents sorted. The ultimated iconic Dubai souvenir: a stripper doll:

Dhaid: Dhaid Municipality seized a number of obscene dolls from a supermarket on Monday.

The dolls, according to a municipality source, would dance and then strip automatically, and then say in English: "I'm ready."

The battery operated dolls have a male figure dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with a picture of lips on it.


Fantastic. Forget mosque alarm clocks or laser-etched crystal Burj Dubais or rotund sheikh figurines. A true symbol of the sandlands has arrived.

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15 Comments:

Blogger MJ said...

Ok, at first I thought it funny, but now, no, it's crazy.

I have seen, lately, toys and books sold to kids when they shouldn't be. and if a 10 years old wanted the book will the staff tell him it's not suitable, of course not.

22 June, 2006 03:54  
Blogger Kiwi Boy said...

Almost perfect for those richer-than-thou, sit-at-home wives and the gay houseboys.
All in humor, though the Municipality is always such a party-pooper!

22 June, 2006 10:19  
Blogger Taunted said...

You beat me to it Mrs Balushi!

22 June, 2006 10:22  
Blogger The Lady said...

hee hee! That's just as funny as my blunt-holding, tank-top wearing Doobie brothers!

22 June, 2006 11:52  
Blogger Samawel said...

Oh, that's just the beginning. Take a look at what's next.

22 June, 2006 13:35  
Blogger SIN said...

‘According to the Indian CBSE Board in today's fast-changing world children are "losing their innocence" as they tend to be sexually active and aware even before they reach the age of 13.’

Well, of course with these toy boys to play with, kids start off as early as five and over!

22 June, 2006 15:18  
Blogger Al Sinjab said...

Re: Samawel's link

You won't have to wait five years. There is already a robot on Saint Catherine's in Montreal that can do that job. I'm sure the technology will advance though. RAK rental blowups have shown there's a market.

23 June, 2006 11:40  
Blogger Harsha said...

where WERE these dolls made?

they may take it off the market here.. but other places?

23 June, 2006 13:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Municipality people seized them, eh? At least we know they're safe.

Watch out for men buying bulk quantities of Energizer Ultra batteries.

/Or hand lotion.

24 June, 2006 01:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stumbled on this news..
A discussion about this had been here already..

Expat Snobbery

24 June, 2006 07:57  
Blogger Taunted said...

Hi anonymous,

I've just put my comments from that story on my blog - http://thedustycity.blogspot.com

It's disgusting.

24 June, 2006 08:27  
Blogger Jin said...

With all the rules, regs & restrictions imposed by the UAE, how the hell did these things make it as far as a supermarket shelf in the first place?

24 June, 2006 10:12  
Blogger jim said...

plz. vist:

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i would love to know ur comments about the posts of that blog.

Thanks TC

24 June, 2006 10:19  
Blogger 3anooda said...

That is just too funny. Not surprised really. Give it a few years and Mudhish will be sold stripping as well.

24 June, 2006 15:48  
Blogger the shadow said...

just how 'interactive' were these dolls anyway?

24 June, 2006 22:57  

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