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(Naples Daily News)   Often angry, frustrated, feel like beating the fark out of someone? Now there's Dammit Doll   (naplesnews.com) divider line 81
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2013-01-22 09:56:31 AM  
No Florida tag?
 
2013-01-22 09:57:41 AM  
Is this anything like the Dammit Gumby?
 
2013-01-22 09:58:08 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: No Florida tag?


need a dammit doll?
 
2013-01-22 09:59:28 AM  
img266.imageshack.us

Happiness Bunny will fark you up.
 
2013-01-22 09:59:29 AM  
Those things have been around forever, but the article make is sound like some new-fangled craze. I distinctly remember one of those from a family reunion in 1991, complete with the same little poem and everything. My grandma made it, but I know she didn't come up with it. I doubt any of these people did either.
 
2013-01-22 09:59:42 AM  
I guess punching bags and such just aren't enough.

I'm wondering how long before some violence erupts and this gets blamed...

Isn't the beating or aggression on dolls one of the first signs of becoming a psychopath? (followed with animal cruelty)

Either that or those dolls will get converted to vent another frustration that those people probably have in their lonely lives.
 
2013-01-22 10:03:01 AM  
I don't know, beating your spouse still seems way more satisfying.
 
2013-01-22 10:03:04 AM  
laborpains.org
 
2013-01-22 10:03:45 AM  
Anger begets anger. Any notions of venting are crap psychology.
 
2013-01-22 10:04:04 AM  
Stupid farking doll, what kind of crazy batshiat type of person needs an outlet like that? You know it just farking pisses me off how people think they know me as a person. Well you know what? You don't KNOW me! you don't know shiat! and I sure as hell don't need some stupid farking doll to let my anger out into. I don't have a farking problem! It's you with the farking problem...
 
2013-01-22 10:06:15 AM  
Give the wife a break for the night.
 
2013-01-22 10:06:31 AM  
I don't think it is silly.

I may get one to shoot my AK at...
 
2013-01-22 10:07:02 AM  
I just keep a list

i184.photobucket.com
 
mhd
2013-01-22 10:08:03 AM  

wildcardjack: Anger begets anger


Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
 
2013-01-22 10:08:22 AM  
Who needs a doll when you have one of these:

thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2013-01-22 10:08:23 AM  
Well that's funny.  Article talks about this guy starting up the 'dammit doll venture', but we've had one hanging around in the pharmacy for over 15 years.  It's just some redneck war eagle craft bullsh*t.
 
2013-01-22 10:10:44 AM  

mhd: wildcardjack: Anger begets anger

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.


Through passion, I gain strength.
 
2013-01-22 10:13:12 AM  

wildcardjack: Anger begets anger. Any notions of venting are crap psychology.


I get off of the violence-is-bad boat when they try to universalize the principle, but I agree that violence in anger is seldom if ever a Good Thing. There are healthier ways to deal with emotions like this. Even martial artists know that "getting it out" is doing it wrong.
 
2013-01-22 10:13:53 AM  
That doll didn't look big enough or hard enough be worth hitting anyone with.
 
2013-01-22 10:15:10 AM  

Tired of the annoying people you know? Had with what life is handing you? Just wanting to punch the living daylights out of the next three people you meet on general principle? I used to feel that way... now I take

heidenstudio.com

Because, Really... Who Cares?
 
2013-01-22 10:15:26 AM  
Hey subs they been around a while:

onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-22 10:17:09 AM  
Had a downstairs neighbour once, who warned me she used one of those blow up clown dealies, shaped like a bowling pin - therapist recommended it for her anger issues with her father, who sexually abused her. I thanked her for letting me know and left her to her work.

/Not so CSB, I know
 
2013-01-22 10:18:54 AM  
Wasn't catharsis debunked as a legitimate psychological exercise a while back?
 
2013-01-22 10:19:00 AM  

crookedspiral: Those things have been around forever, but the article make is sound like some new-fangled craze. I distinctly remember one of those from a family reunion in 1991, complete with the same little poem and everything. My grandma made it, but I know she didn't come up with it. I doubt any of these people did either.


These things were making the rounds when I was in college in the mid 70's (same poem). Only difference is that they were called "Della Dammit Dolls".
 
2013-01-22 10:20:55 AM  
Though I've said it before, it bears repeating; Emotions are not like a bottle of water that can be drained when it gets full. If you are prone to violence, and you try to 'spend' it by beating on a pillow or punching bag or voodoo doll or whatever, you will STILL be just as prone to violence, assuming you don't physically exhaust yourself to the point of immobility.

I like using Mike Tyson as an example, though he's sort of falling out of the public view; he had a training regimen that involved him simulating combat for hours at a time, yet he still beat and raped women, and lost control of his anger in the ring, biting an opponent. If anyone had the opportunity to 'get it out of their system', it was him, but apparently he didn't.

The same goes for other emotions. You're not going to stop being sad because you had a good cry - you will stop being sad when you've come to terms with whatever is making you sad.

I don't know why people believe that venting will work as a common sense view. They're all living examples of how that obviously does not work, but they ignore all the evidence.
 
2013-01-22 10:21:09 AM  

Millennium: wildcardjack: Anger begets anger. Any notions of venting are crap psychology.

I get off of the violence-is-bad boat when they try to universalize the principle, but I agree that violence in anger is seldom if ever a Good Thing. There are healthier ways to deal with emotions like this. Even martial artists know that "getting it out" is doing it wrong.


The entire BDSM industry relies on people who practice violence in a loving and caring fashion.
 
2013-01-22 10:24:10 AM  
Thats the best they could do!?? Seriously, it should come with replaceable faces like Hannity, oh hell just keep it Hannity.
 
2013-01-22 10:27:29 AM  

crookedspiral: Those things have been around forever, but the article make is sound like some new-fangled craze. I distinctly remember one of those from a family reunion in 1991, complete with the same little poem and everything. My grandma made it, but I know she didn't come up with it. I doubt any of these people did either.


Someone I knew on FidoNet goin on twenty years ago now told us she had a Dammit Doll that you could "wang against the walls."
 
2013-01-22 10:29:00 AM  

quietwalker: I don't know why people believe that venting will work as a common sense view. They're all living examples of how that obviously does not work, but they ignore all the evidence.


I assume it's at least slightly psychological; if you convince yourself that you feel better now then you do. It's like an emotional placebo effect.

When I was a teenager I dealt with my typical teenager angst by listening to relaxing music by the band Orbital. In retrospect, the music didn't actually make me feel better, but it provided a distraction that occupied my mind until I calmed down by myself. It could have been speed metal, doesn't matter. But I convinced myself it helped, so it sort of did.
 
2013-01-22 10:30:37 AM  

abhorrent1: I just keep a list

[i184.photobucket.com image 640x533]


A Face-punching book, if you will.
 
2013-01-22 10:32:40 AM  
This was my 13-year-olds favorite stocking item from Santa.

/yes I did
 
2013-01-22 10:34:38 AM  

crookedspiral: Those things have been around forever, but the article make is sound like some new-fangled craze. I distinctly remember one of those from a family reunion in 1991, complete with the same little poem and everything. My grandma made it, but I know she didn't come up with it. I doubt any of these people did either.


My grandpa had one in the late 80s/early 90s. He probably got it from their square dance club raffle.
 
2013-01-22 10:34:42 AM  
A redneck friend of mine had a dog named Dammit.
 
2013-01-22 10:37:52 AM  

booger42: Had a downstairs neighbour once, who warned me she used one of those blow up clown dealies, shaped like a bowling pin - therapist recommended it for her anger issues with her father, who sexually abused her. I thanked her for letting me know and left her to her work.

/Not so CSB, I know


there is more to this story, please continue......
 
2013-01-22 10:39:19 AM  
Jibba Jabber doll. Too lazy to find a picture.
 
2013-01-22 10:42:09 AM  

Cythraul: Wasn't catharsis debunked as a legitimate psychological exercise a while back?


Not when you're trying to sell stuff.
 
2013-01-22 10:45:00 AM  
No thanks, I have my own 12 inches to beat on.
 
2013-01-22 10:48:08 AM  
img402.imageshack.us

Yeah, dress up the Dammit doll like a gay hippie. You know some GOP is behind this.
 
2013-01-22 10:49:59 AM  
How, How am I first?

fc00.deviantart.net
 
2013-01-22 10:51:11 AM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-22 10:57:33 AM  
When I was a kid I had dozens and dozens of Thomas Dam trolls (wish I still had them - the only one I have left is a giraffe that has bear-skin for hair).  I remember my gramma calling THOSE Dammit dolls.

This looks a cheap-ass piece of crap.  If someone makes some money off 'em, ala Pet Rock, more power to them.
 
2013-01-22 11:03:37 AM  

LonMead: Tired of the annoying people you know? Had with what life is handing you? Just wanting to punch the living daylights out of the next three people you meet on general principle? I used to feel that way... now I take
[heidenstudio.com image 700x442]

Because, Really... Who Cares?


I have an appointment to see the Dr for a physical, hope he will give me some of those too. For exactly that purpose, to not give a fark for a while...well until we move away from the mother-in-law. She is the most revolting human being I have ever met. Pretty much any flaw you can assign to a human, she has it. Greed, sloth, gluttony, envy, the worst case of "my shiat dont stink" syndrome ever, I could go on. Shes one of those people that if shes not happy (and she rarely is) then she makes sure no one else is happy either.

I mean come on, she used to grill our 9 year old son (her grandson) for info on what we did, where we went, what we bought, how much money we had, etc. She made it so we had to completely cut him out, not discuss anything when hes around. He has ADHD and she fires him up just to make us aggravated.
 
2013-01-22 11:08:59 AM  
An old concept re-imagined as a must-have for the Vera Bradley set. Barf.
 
2013-01-22 11:10:17 AM  

booger42: Had a downstairs neighbour once, who warned me she used one of those blow up clown dealies, shaped like a bowling pin - therapist recommended it for her anger issues with her father, who sexually abused her. I thanked her for letting me know and left her to her work.

/Not so CSB, I know


Had one of those bowling-pin-shaped clowns as a child, maybe to keep me from annihilating my little sister, who knows.

When my kid started displaying misplaced aggression normal to young children, I got him a baby brother to hit. Cost more than the clown, perhaps, but so far the warranty's still good.
 
2013-01-22 11:17:46 AM  

booger42: Had a downstairs neighbour once, who warned me she used one of those blow up clown dealies, shaped like a bowling pin - therapist recommended it for her anger issues with her father, who sexually abused her. I thanked her for letting me know and left her to her work.

/Not so CSB, I know


How did she use it, and did she let you watch?
 
2013-01-22 11:18:56 AM  

Bondith: crookedspiral: Those things have been around forever, but the article make is sound like some new-fangled craze. I distinctly remember one of those from a family reunion in 1991, complete with the same little poem and everything. My grandma made it, but I know she didn't come up with it. I doubt any of these people did either.

Someone I knew on FidoNet goin on twenty years ago now told us she had a Dammit Doll that you could "wang against the walls."


Huh huh. She said "wang." Huh huh.
 
2013-01-22 11:21:22 AM  

Millennium: wildcardjack: Anger begets anger. Any notions of venting are crap psychology.

I get off of the violence-is-bad boat when they try to universalize the principle, but I agree that violence in anger is seldom if ever a Good Thing. There are healthier ways to deal with emotions like this. Even martial artists know that "getting it out" is doing it wrong.


Depends on the "it."

Yeah, I have a one-track mind. But it goes where I want.
 
2013-01-22 11:23:47 AM  
These aren't new - Someone gave me one of these at least 20 years ago (though it wasn't as flowery looking as this one). Same shape and everything.

Probably just something to go along with the reintroduction of the Furby.
 
2013-01-22 11:24:43 AM  

crookedspiral: Those things have been around forever, but the article make is sound like some new-fangled craze. I distinctly remember one of those from a family reunion in 1991, complete with the same little poem and everything. My grandma made it, but I know she didn't come up with it. I doubt any of these people did either.


I remember my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. S having one of these in 1976. Sticks in my mind because I was in awe that she got away with calling it that in a elementary school. (we had sheltered lives back then)
 
2013-01-22 11:26:37 AM  

Godscrack: A redneck friend of mine had a dog named Dammit.


That's funny. When I was a kid, I had a redneck neighbor with a face that looked like 5 miles of bad road who named his black lab "N*gger". I remember him standing on the cinder block that allowed him ingress and egress to his single-wide mobile home and scream the dog's name across the neighborhood until the dog showed up.

Wasn't until I was in Jr. High before I realized why his face looked like that.
 
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