"This photo provided by ModelWorks shows the 'Bernie 'he made off with my money' Madoff' character doll that is being shown at the American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 ."
Toy fair vendor offers 'Smash-Me Bernie' Madoff doll
NEW YORK (AP) — Mad at disgraced investor Bernard Madoff? There's a toy just for you.
One of the vendors at this week's Toy Fair is offering the "Smash-Me Bernie," a $99.95 Madoff lookalike doll that wears a devil-red suit and carries a pitchfork. It comes with its own hammer — so you can pulverize it.
Phoenix, Ariz.-based ModelWorks is behind the caricature Mini-Me figures, which can be customized to look like celebrities or whomever a buyer chooses.
Madoff was arrested in December after investigators said he confessed to his sons that he had swindled investors of $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme.
And then there is the pending release of a movie that will convince all those not already convinced by the reports coming out of Gaza---that given the upper hand, Jews will commit atrocities (G-d forbid!!)... It's a train of thought whose destination is the idea that "The Jews deserve what happens to them." (G-d forbid!!)
The first trailer of Quentin Tarantino's latest film, which stars Brad Pitt as a Nazi-killing commander, was released today.
Inglourious Basterds sees Pitt play commander of the unit, Lt Aldo Raine, who sets about on a mission to kill and dismember Germans during the Second World War.
The film - inspired by 1978 Italian war movie The Inglorious Bastards - follows a band of Jewish-American soldiers dropped into France to spread terror among the Nazi occupiers. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a cinema in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Based on the trailer, which is nearly two minutes long, cinema-goers will be in for the usual bloodthirsty and violent Tarantino style seen in his previous work, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films. ...The strapline reads: 'You haven't seen war, until you've seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino.'
Inglourious Basterds features a large cast including Brad Pitt, Mike Myers and Samuel L. Jackson and is due to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival in May. It is scheduled for release in Britain in August.
I don't like spelling it out so plainly, but I find that many people seem incapable of connecting the dots without some assistance.
We'll end with this and let you draw your own conclusions: French court: 'Jewish war victims have had enough compensation'...