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A Point Made With Voodoo

May 25, 1999

Question from May 18:

What voodoo doll configurations would you suggest?

I think they should make voodoo teacher dolls because they make us mad and there is nothing we can do about it.

--BRIAN ROMAN, Gompers Middle School, Los Angeles

How about one for the falling souffle and bad hair days and the VCR that didn't record, even though you did everything right!

--RUTH MITTLEMAN, Santa Monica

How about a voodoo doll shaped as a cable box? Then you can stick it to the cable company and make them wait from 9 to 5 to take the pins ou--that is, if you show up.

--SHARON KARP, Los Angeles

How about a voodoo phone? I work in collections, so when customers don't want to pay their bills or get really nasty, simply sting their ears through the phone.

--SUNY D. LIGHT, Baldwin Park

A voodoo doll in the shape of a person with a cell phone at his ear.

--JANE RINALDI, Glendora

What about a voodoo doll of a doll? With Barbie as the obvious choice.

--SARA SCHMEDHAUSER, Goleta

My pick is a voodoo-shaped Charlton Heston doll that with each pinprick, 12 gun-show tables experience a mass Salvador Dali-like meltdown.

--WAYNE E. SCOTT, Camarillo

My voodoo doll: a Makah Indian that comes with harpoons instead of pins.

--JULIE TOWERY (a whale lover),

San Luis Obispo

Question for May 25:

Bill Brown and Dan Booker of Grandparents Inc. recently developed a child-tracking device, much like those used for stolen cars (see story, this page). What other lost items do you wish you could locate via satellite tracking?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown.

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