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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:02 AM

Amazon Users Pen Sarcastic Drone 'Reviews' For Children's Unmanned Aircraft Toy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/amazon-drone-reviews-for-childrens-toy_n_2592255.html



Amazon Users Pen Sarcastic Drone 'Reviews' For Children's Unmanned Aircraft Toy
By Drew Guarini | Posted: 02/01/13 EST

On the Internet, sometimes you can't avoid political bickering. Even while shopping for a children's toy online.

The latest instance: a protest Amazon users are holding on the page of a children's unmanned aircraft toy. It's been inundated with users reviewing Obama administer's use of military drones abroad, pointed out by Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski.

The toy shares the "Predator" name with an unmanned aerial vehicle that has become a favorite of the U.S. Air Force and CIA. The use of drones -- particularly in countries where the U.S. is not at war such as Yemen or Pakistan -- have come under intense scrutiny in recent years for causing child casualties, with studies showing drone strikes could potentially cause unprecedented blowback.







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unhappycamper Feb 2013 OP
customerserviceguy Feb 2013 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Feb 2013 #2
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #4
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Feb 2013 #5
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #6
discntnt_irny_srcsm Feb 2013 #7

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:52 AM

1. I'd be surprised if this kind of thing didn't already exist

for any military-themed toy sold on a place that lets just anyone write reviews.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:21 AM

4. Me and my buddy bought a couple of those a few years ago.

They came equipped for dog fighting with a sonar and sensor. When you hit the other plane with a high freq blast his engine shut down for a while. They looked exactly like that one, same size and everything.

Unlike the govt model, we kept it under a million dollars. Probably less carbon fiber. LOL

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:10 AM

3. Amazon has become a haven for would be comedy writers.

My all time favorite is by Billy Bob McRobert, who wrote a stellar review for the Badonkadonk Land Cruiser:

http://www.amazon.com/JL421-Badonkadonk-Land-Cruiser-Tank/dp/B00067F1CE/ref=tag_dpp_lp_edpp_ttl_in

Stuffy old eBay doesn't allow for such etail mayhem and starves the creative palate.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:43 AM

5. Y'all be needin'...

...ta add a beverage spray warnin' ta that there post.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:06 AM

6. I assume you're refering to Billy Bob's drunken adventure.

I don't know who wrote that, but it's comedy genius.

I've found that Amazon has tons of ridiculous products that inspire volumes of creative feedback. "Jesus General" at Patriot Boy has become a regular reviewer there. His tongue in cheek satiric writing style blends right in among the serious feedback.

http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-amazon-review-of-glenn-becks-agenda.html

His fans pump up his reviews and put him near the top everytime.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:15 AM

7. He's a scream

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