I may not be interested in the news cycle, but I learned last week that the news cycle is interested in me.

Unbeknownst to me, there lurked in the top of a closet an honest-to-God, CPSC-certified lead-tainted Chinese toy! It was given by a beloved and well-meaning friend of the family, but was ghastly enough to have been promptly isolated:

By the time I happened to see him appear in a toy mug shot, our dogs had already taken out the toxic intruder:

Disposing of a lead-tainted stuffed Curious George.