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Barbie Killed My Dog
Somebody wrote a post just now about Barbie Dolls, and how she doesn't think they're evil. I wanted to be all clever and silly, so I thought I'd respond in a comment about their evility. I thought I'd write "Barbie killed my dog," in honor of They Might Be Giants' song, "Youth culture killed my dog". Then I got all distracted, singing "Youth culture killed my dog" in my head, and wondering if I could download an MP3 of it somewhere. Then I thought of posting the lyrics, because their ridiculousness always makes me smile. Then I realized I was totally off-topic, and I gave up.

I never liked Barbie as a child, because she was too "girly" and I was a tomboy. All that pink in the Barbie-aisle at toy stores still frightens me. But I suspect she won't be the ruin of modern civilization. Also, why is everybody so worried that children will want to be Barbie, instead of Raggedy Ann?

I don't understand what you did to my dog....
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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: April 28th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked Barbie and Raggedy Ann as a kid, but sock monkeys bothered me.
the_leewit From: the_leewit Date: May 3rd, 2003 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I was be forbidden to play with Barbies by my pre-med very-serious feminist mother. Finally got one at a garage sale, but it was naked (well, since it was Shreveport, technically "nekkid"), and I would spend hours making little outfits for it out of various types of tape and toilet paper.

Whether or not I am a good or bad feminist as a result of my lack of exposure to Barbie, it certainly has influenced my style of dress... ask Anne, if you talk to her. It isn't often one gets to use "teal," "shimmer lame'," and "panniers"in the description the same article of clothing... unless you're in *my* closet...

... come to think of it, I didn't want to be Raggedy Anne or Barbie. Raggedy Anne was my best friend, and you don't want to be your best friend. That would be weird. And Barbie's knee infrastructure kept poking out, which didn't look comfortable at all.

I wanted to be Godzilla.

They won't let me teach English in Japan now, because of this.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 5th, 2003 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Godzilla!! That's wonderful....I don't know if I wanted to be any of my dolls, come to think of it.

Well, except for Luke Skywalker. I guess an action figure is kind of like a doll.
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