Give me the head of the person who invented Poo-Dough or any Doo-Dough knock-offs. Hey, I love the ridiculous - but, really?
Every time I see a product like this, I'm taken back to my days of corporate work. Perhaps I was wrapped tighter than the average employee, but I wanted to make a good impression. They paid me money to be there. On the rare day that I was deluded into thinking a brilliant thought had entered my head, that beauty was carefully handled and presented to my boss as professionally as possible.
Poo-Joker, however, was sitting in his (or her) cube one day when he thought that kids needed more fecal fun options and realized he was just the guy to deliver the goods. This realistic waste product prototype actually got through the boss' office door, was discussed, had financial support and made it to market. To top that off, the factory that made the Poo-Dough must be spewing these forth like industrial diarrhea, because it made it to everyone's favorite discount store, whose name I shall not voice out loud. You know that an order from them would be in the millions.
Prominently displayed with school supplies, I suppose the thought was that kids needed this to start school. In fact, it had a huge display that also included a device to generate important body sounds. Let your imagination wander around that one. Am I to assume that my young student would need both these items, along with pencils and pens? Don't you think that would get him a free invitation to leave the class somewhere around noon (if not earlier)?
If our family scholar did need this, what joy I would feel at knowing that this "looks like the real thing (smells much better...)," if the package's claims are correct. I'd hate to get home and find out I just had 9 ounces of crappy consumerism. Pardon my French.*
This is why I'll never be rich. It never occurs to me that I could have gotten rich on stuff like Poo-Dough. Remember this when you get that next great idea.
*If you are, in fact, French - substitute this with the phrase: "filer à l'anglaise." I'm an equal opportunity complainer.