I was watching TV this afternoon and an ad for a new "Elmo" doll ad came on. This doll will actually hug your child and say "I love you". The whole idea creeps me out somehow. Just seems really wrong on some level. YOU should be hugging your kids and YOU should be telling them that you love them. This has to be confusing. I attribute some human emotions and feelings to animals, but NOT to machines (not yet, anyway).