Happy Meal Toy from back in the day

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    Oct 31, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    I am looking for the name of a happy meal toy (or just the regular cheap toy) that one could get when he or she was younger. It was a magic pad that had a plastic layer, then a layer of wax, and then another protective layer.

    You could write whatever you wanted on it and then lift the paper and, poof, writing was gone and slate was clean. I have googled like 20 different variations of what I just explained and I can't really find the name or a good picture of it.

    I want to use it to explain the Derridian critique of Lacanian psychoanalysis, mainly his appeal to signifiers and signified.

    Can anyone think of the name or find a cool picture. I found one on e-bay but it was some seriously large Disney one where some sketched a beautiful picture of the Lion King. Not really what I was looking for.

    Thanks,


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    Oct 31, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    Wow, talk about old school. I tried searching for it too but came up with nothing. Good luck!
  • Timbales

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    Oct 31, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    Are you talking about Magic Slate?

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    Oct 31, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    That's it! Heyyyyyyy...why was mine pink!? LOL!
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    Oct 31, 2008 7:50 PM GMT
    MAGIC SLATE

    And yes, mine was pink too. Hmmm, should have gotten the hint back then shouldn't have I?
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    Oct 31, 2008 7:50 PM GMT
    Was this more like yours?


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  • EricLA

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    Oct 31, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    Pinny, can I insert a "happy meal" innuendo here?
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    Oct 31, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    yes
  • DukeAtreides

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    Oct 31, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    Well it seems like this mystery has been solved.icon_biggrin.gif

    Now, if you could solve the mysteries of Derridean and Lacanian psychoanalysis for me, I'd be forever in your debt. Those keep coming up in my readings of postmodernism and relational psychonalysis... but it's some complex stuff.icon_confused.gif
  • Timbales

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    Oct 31, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    I had some, but I was more of an Etch-A-Sketch guy.
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    Oct 31, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    I remember those! I think we played too rough with it, though, because the wax back had all sorts of gouging in it, so it wouldn't write everywhere.
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    Nov 04, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    CollegeGuy2009 saidNow, if you could solve the mysteries of Derridean and Lacanian psychoanalysis for me, I'd be forever in your debt. Those keep coming up in my readings of postmodernism and relational psychonalysis.


    First, I would try to understand Lacanian psychoanalysis. It is really good stuff. As for Derrida's critique, just know that he accused Lacan of being logocentric just as he did Levi-Strauss and Saussure.

    The best thing to read would be Freud et la Scene de l'écriture from L'écriture et la différence where Derrida deconstructs the "refoulement" of Lacan and Freudian psychoanalysis.

    I personally really enjoy Lacan's take on le signifiant and le signifié which allows for a better application of the terms in psychoanalysis. Lacan completely reverses the paradigm. So jealous of the brilliance.

    You also might want to read Lyotard's La Condition Postmoderne.
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    Nov 04, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    O Lord, look at my answer, it is exactly what a professor would say. Avoid answering and tell you what to read. I am sorry.
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    Nov 04, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    http://www.centurynovelty.com/detail_266_163-899.html?mr:trackingCode=3E76FACF-4FA8-DD11-B7E2-001422107090&mr:referralID=NA

    you can get them for 20 cents
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    Nov 04, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    OMG! Super old school right there! I was etch a sketch king though.