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Loom Lemmings

Loom Lemmings

  If you have children within the ages of 4 and 14 you’ve heard of the Rainbow Loom. In fact, you’ve probably gone out with the throngs of other zombie-like parents to buy one and you now have a little sweatshop in your home where your children are pumping out bracelets by the dozens. How many elastic bracelets does one need anyway? Apparently a lot. In every possible colour combination. The story of the Rainbow Loom is an interesting — why the hell didn’t I think of it?! — kind of tale. Choon Ng, the toy’s inventor and the dude who came up with Silly Bands are laughing their way to the bank right now. And if you try to mock them, it won’t work because they’re rubber and you’re glue and whatever you say bounces off them and sticks to you. I was oblivious to this new craft craze until my daughter started coming home with dozens of colourful fishtailed bracelets up her arm. “My friends made them for me!” she told me proudly. I asked my son about it and he filled me on this latest must-have toy fad sweeping the nation. So what did I do? I[…]

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