News item: Hasbro deletes honorific from toy name.
Mr. Potato Head is the stalking horse
sent by Market Forces to plumb the depths
of stupidity in the USA.
Mr. Potato Head is the first product sold
over the heads of parents straight into
the hands of boys and girls.
Mr. Potato Head did more for the TV business
than Captain Kangaroo or Walter Cronkite.
It proved how impoverished parents are
When pitted against the boob tube, the idiot box.
The electronic marketing machine knows that the
manipulation of childish appetites is child’s play.
Damn you, Hasbro, in the afterglow of triumph –
implanting a POTUS that looks and acts like a potato,
you strip the little spud of its pronoun of choice.