Tuesday, October 11, 2005

New at Target: the Forced Resignation Barbie

Mattel fires its president and folds Fisher-Price into its iconic Hot Wheels and Barbie brand family. Remember this day. Like Romans who smiled then changed the subject as Nero appointed his horse to the Senate, we have just, as a culture, surrendered all sense of ourselves. And put Bratz in charge.

4 comments:

American Copywriter said...

Amen. Hi Irene!

Irene Done said...

Hi! Do Bratz scare you too?

American Copywriter said...

No. They terrify me. Beyond words. I mean, is it me or, and I don't mean to be inappropriate but, uh, aren't the kinda...slutty? Slutty dolls?

Irene Done said...

Entirely appropriate. In fact, wouldn't that be the more accurate brand name -- Slutz?

And American Copywriter, just so you know, I am anxiously awaiting your next podcast. It's the only thing that keeps me going until the return of Battlestar Galactica.