I want to thank my “friend” (who has kids of her own and should know better), for giving us this most annoying talking and musical globe.

Yeah, um, “thanks”.

put tape over the the speaker on toys to cut noise

But I’d really like to thank my sister-in-law who taught me some years ago that you can reduce the volume (by like two thirds!) without distorting the sound by putting masking or painter’s tape over the speaker.

So talk on, stupid talking globe!