Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Just what the d'Artagnan is going on here??

Lately I have been noticing all sorts of signs of Armageddon.

There was this one (NSFW and not safe for me to post for PG-13 sensibilities, you have been warned..JBug, this means you!)

And

the Lllama photo

(Apple, we need to talk) By the way, do not confuse said photo with the Llama Song...also a sign of Armageddon.

Now, Barbie, in a continued effort to dumb the hell down our kids..gives us...

No, I am not kidding, I wish I were. While, on one level I am glad that Mattel has tried to embrace some strong role models for our girls, on the other hand... The Three Musketeers? Really, Mattel? Really? Because, why? We tire of princesses? Come on, there has be a better movie to exploit in your quest for cash. How about Cleopatra? Katerina from Taming of the Shrew? I mean, Bill doesn't get near enough respect from our young people these days.

And honestly, what's next? Lady Chatterley's Lover? East of Eden? Want something more modern? How about The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty? What? It has a princess in it!

Glad I could help. Just let me know if you need more suggestions. I have a million of them. Of course, you realize we aren't going to buy any of this crap, right? My kids will stick with the original classic and not the bastardized princessized give-us-all-your-money versions directed at little girls who don't know any better.

Blame the homeschoolers. We resist your attempt to pander to the lowest common denominator. See ya, we're heading to the library now.

T, who is dumb-founded but not dumbed-down

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flyinglogicmonkey said...

Must add this to list of Armageddon:
Bella Swan Barbie (from Twilight)

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3770653

Just wait till Barbie redoes that. Oh wait...Twilight...dumbed down...Must rethink...is that even possible?

erin said...

Oh Dirty Anne Rice and The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. Can't say I didn't read that a billion times...

Max wants to see the Musketeers movie soooo bad. I told her I'd read her the real book and she asked me, 'Does it have Barbie in it?'.

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I saw that new Barbie movie was out and somehow managed to not scream in terror. We've so far kept all the Barbie movies out of our house, but my daughter watches them at her cousins'.

shirro said...

I am still traumatized by:
http://sparklepony.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-pictures-of-wonderful-new-my.html

Don't worry about that Armageddon thing. Buffy always gets there in time to save us.

Tony Letts said...

Keep up the fight - I promise, I wont buy that Barbie. Mattel will have to do without my money :)

TMills said...

D loves the Barbie movies.

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