Blinky Is Looking Better

thumbsupI saw Blinky again yesterday. Blinky is the talking, blinking police car that was all around when I was a kid. He's a mascot of sorts for the Metropolitan Toronto Police to promote children's safety. He was participating in the Santa Claus Parade as he always does.

Last year I wrote this upon returning from the parade. Blinky looked rough, and it was tough to see him like that. From previous parades I knew he could no longer drive on his own and he had stopped talking, but with one eye partially closed he looked out of sorts, hung over even. Here's the photo I took last year that upset me so.

Yesterday, both eyes were open and Blinky looked content. I don't care that he can't drive himself anymore or that he's lost his voice, I just want to see him out there enjoying the parade.

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blinky scared the hell out of me as a kid he knew my name and its creepy blinky should not be the police mascot how bout a nice black lab? a creepy talking car it might drive itself, find me and attack me - at least thats what i thought when it tramatized me as a child. im glad to hear the buggers lost his voice!

December 11, 2008 @ 3:11 PM

David C

I admit i found Blinky creepy too. My reason is that there was seeming nothing inside him. That just seemed so unnatural and weird to me. I know it sounds strange, but as a little kid, that was how I felt. I didn't care that he knew my name, though (I thought he asked kid's their names....). Having said that, I think it would be neat it if he could be brought back,

July 3, 2010 @ 5:10 AM

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