the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Zing Zing Zingbah says, “Happy New Year!”

  • Kat

    2005/01/01 at 6:19 am

    You make me sick.

    (Just kidding, happy new years!)

  • madison

    2005/01/01 at 6:20 am

    wow, first?

  • shy

    2005/01/01 at 6:20 am

    that’s a scary looking thing.

  • Karen

    2005/01/01 at 6:20 am

    That is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen.

  • Humbah

    2005/01/01 at 6:20 am

    Right back atcha. Wheeeee!

  • Buh

    2005/01/01 at 6:20 am

    happy new year!!!

  • AM

    2005/01/01 at 6:20 am


  • Lisa

    2005/01/01 at 6:21 am

    Wow I’m in the top ten…

    That is one scary looking um, thing, what the heck is it supposed to be anyway?!?

  • Fiona

    2005/01/01 at 6:22 am

    Cute! Where’s the purple one?

  • pao

    2005/01/01 at 6:22 am

    that’s a funny looking toy. what is it? happy new year, heather. 🙂 and to chuck, jon, and leta too.

  • maxigumee

    2005/01/01 at 6:22 am

    Oh my gosh. I saw one of those at Target yesterday. They’re creepy! 😛

  • Geremy F

    2005/01/01 at 6:23 am

    That thing scares me.

  • Kathleen

    2005/01/01 at 6:23 am

    I’m not sure which is worse. That thing, or the Limbo Elmo someone gave our 2-year-old.

  • Annecat

    2005/01/01 at 6:26 am

    Happy New Year Dooce – may it bring nothing but happiness to you and your family!

    Pimpled penis indeed…scary 😉

  • Jennifer in Kansas City

    2005/01/01 at 6:26 am

    We were at Target yesterday & I squeezed one of those. It’s really creepy how they come up out of their little neck sac. Way too phallic. Oh well, at least you get your own, uh, time when these creatures are on tv. 😉 Happy New Year from Kansas City!

  • Danielle

    2005/01/01 at 6:27 am


    Man, those eyes are something else. And the weird hands… guess they only get to have 3 semi-fingers; guess they are tridactyl.

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    I hope that 2005 is even better than 2004 for all of you.

  • August95

    2005/01/01 at 6:27 am

    Happy New Year Everyone. Enjoy the day.

  • coffeegirl

    2005/01/01 at 6:28 am

    Yesterday I passed an entire aisle of those in Target, and I squeezed every single Boobah’s right hand until the whole store was filled with the Satanic sounds of Boobah. Because I’m evil like that. (insert villainous laugh) MUHUHUHUHUHAHAHA!

  • bushra

    2005/01/01 at 6:29 am

    you never where you are with the boohbahs, innit.

  • Dianne

    2005/01/01 at 6:31 am

    So that’s what BooBah looks like! You’re right it (he? she? Bueller?) looks just like a penis! LOL

  • Danielle

    2005/01/01 at 6:32 am

    Unlike mickey mouse, who only has 4 fingers.

    Guess Mickey is a step up from Zing Zing Zingbah.

  • christy

    2005/01/01 at 6:32 am

    That’s so sad – it has ghonorrea. What a way to start the New Year.

  • icexe

    2005/01/01 at 6:33 am

    who the hell came up with the idea of multi-colored penises that propel themselves around using farts anyway? i just knew all us kids who grew up in the 1980’s would one day get back at society with something like this.

  • SEK

    2005/01/01 at 6:34 am

    My son completely freaked out and starting crying when he saw one of those the other day, but I’m glad Leta likes it.

    Happy New Year!

  • Colleen from NJ

    2005/01/01 at 6:37 am

    At first glance, I thought it was some kind of Play-Doh pleasure toy. We don’t do Boobah in this here house.

  • kate

    2005/01/01 at 6:39 am

    i have a 14 month old…and i’m only too familiar with the wacky- scary-world of boombah…and the story people…
    i have been brain washed…and can recite all the small catchy phrases…
    soooooo scary…
    look what i can do…

    happy new year…
    why do 14 month olds wake up so early…every morning…even the day after new year’s..?
    riddle me that…

  • midwifegoddessannie

    2005/01/01 at 6:43 am


  • closet metro

    2005/01/01 at 6:45 am

    Yikes, a pimply dick with eyes!

    (That thing makes me so glad my kid is seven.)

  • Jennifer

    2005/01/01 at 6:45 am

    Ohmigod that might be the scariest children’s toy ever! Glad it makes Leta happy.

    Happy new year!

  • kEma

    2005/01/01 at 6:47 am

    GOsh this thing is ugly! It resembles blotched cucumber yukkk
    i wonder how kids like this

  • susanna

    2005/01/01 at 6:51 am

    thanks for keeping us all laughing Heather. What would we housebound moms do without you?

  • tickled

    2005/01/01 at 6:52 am

    Aaak! A pox on its penile little head!

  • Beth

    2005/01/01 at 6:52 am

    Last night I dreamed I’d start 2005 with good wishes from an orange uncircumsized penis, and look what I get!

    Happy New Year, Zing Zing Zingbah!

  • Circus Kelli

    2005/01/01 at 6:52 am

    Happy New Year to you all, Dooce!


    That’s creepy with a capital CREEP.

  • courtney

    2005/01/01 at 6:55 am

    That is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen. But, if it keeps the little one from screaming and distracts her long enough for you to convene the procedure, then I guess it has its purpose in life. Happy New Year!

  • Danielle

    2005/01/01 at 6:58 am

    I just realized that Mickey Mouse is going to be the grand marshal at the Tournament of Roses parade starting in a couple of minutes.

    Now, do you think there will be a Boobah float to tie all of the weirdness together?

    hmmmmm… somehow I doubt it.

    but it would be strange if that did happen. almost as strange as dreaming about Boobah, Beth. 😉

  • bb

    2005/01/01 at 7:03 am

    I have no idea what the craze with that is..

  • Karen

    2005/01/01 at 7:04 am

    I just spent entirely too long on It sucked me in…

  • Iraida

    2005/01/01 at 7:06 am

    Booh bahs are freaking creepy. They Looks like weenies. Happy New Year 😀

  • Gordon

    2005/01/01 at 7:08 am

    I got one of those Hallmark “Wish You a Merry Christmas” snowmen. I open to suggestion on what to do with it.

  • bushra

    2005/01/01 at 7:08 am

    i meant, you never know where you are with the boohbahs, innit. (see what i mean?)

    it’s no surprise that the boohbahs are from the same people behind the teletubbies…

  • Kahli

    2005/01/01 at 7:11 am

    Penile allergy?

    Happy New Year and buenos dias to all those managing and staffing and subscribing to the Blurbodoocery!


    And to anybody in the Salt Lake Metro Area whom (whom)has a drunk looking snow angel in your yard.

    Sorry, that was me… sooooo lame she is, so lame.

    I have no idea how many I slobbered on the neighborhood…

    All the best of the 05 to all y’all.

    Lisa, Angela, Pamela, Renee… I love you….

  • Gooooder

    2005/01/01 at 7:11 am

    Almost as scary as Furbies!

  • syd

    2005/01/01 at 7:16 am

    I bought my 9 month old neice the same exact toy. She loved it as much as we did. Especially when it made the farting sound. It may be scary and weird but the babe’s sure do like it 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • butterstar

    2005/01/01 at 7:19 am

    And I thought teletubbies were evil when they came out. They ain’t nothin’.

    I am soo glad I don’t have cable right now. SO GLAD.

    And I’m also quite glad my three year old doesn’t know there’s a Limbo Elmo out there to BUY. It’s bad enough she interrupts my valuable internet time to play the damn game on

    Have a boobah-free 2005, to those who wish it. To those who use it as a distraction for your wee one so you can go have sneaky boobah sex, have a boobah-filled 2005.

  • Kathryn

    2005/01/01 at 7:19 am

    Goddamm, that is not what I want to see when finally rousing myself after a night of vomitting, New Years Eve style. And why why why must it have warts all over its face??

  • Moxie

    2005/01/01 at 7:22 am

    Zing Zing needs to go get those genital warts burnt off.

  • becca

    2005/01/01 at 7:25 am

    Happy New Year!
    We have no Boombahs in our house (and am happy, as they seem sort of like a creepy toy that would come to life in a 1980’s movie), but we do get roused every morning by a dancing Elmo. So it’s a draw.

  • Scott

    2005/01/01 at 7:32 am

    These things may scare an entire generation of females away from the male genitalia. Yikes!

    Happy New Year everyone.

  • paige

    2005/01/01 at 7:35 am

    Oh God, it DOES look like an uncircumsized penis!


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