Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012 – Barbie

I’m not really a “Barbie” kind of girl.  When I was growing up I preferred my Best of The West Action Figures or my brothers Cowboys and Indians set.  So when it comes to Barbie I’m pretty comfortable saying that I never think about her.  That is until this weekend, when I walked by a store front and they are using Barbie as part of their window display.

Now if you are a Barbie fan these next two images might be a little disturbing.  It seems that the Eye Glass store is expanding into the BDSM business.  Well that or Barbie and her friends, who like strikingly similar to Barbie, got caught shop lifting and the store owner is using them to set an example:





Shop lift from me and you will be impaled on spikes and twisted in unnatural/anatomically incorrect positions.

Then again maybe this scene is just a depiction of what happened when Barbie went on Safari.  She and Barbie 2 where walking through the jungle and accidently fell into a pit that was filled with spikes because the villagers where trying to capture/kill a rogue lion.

Then there is this scene:


Seriously what the heck is the deal with naked Barbie?  If you don’t buy glasses then damn it you don’t get clothes either.  Oh wait, or maybe this is a play on the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes.  Buy glasses here and you’ll think you are wearing clothes?  Wait, that’s not a good marketing strategy.  There are way too many people out there who I don’t ever want to see without clothes.  Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s everyone.  Some can wear less clothes than others but please cover the bits and pieces.

Of course it’s possible that there is some higher meaning to Barbie and the spikes.  Maybe the store owner is trying to call attention to Barbie’s unrealistic body size/shape.  Hell if your foot wasn’t permanently in the shape of a high heel you foot couldn’t have gotten caught in the spikes.

Then again maybe if Barbie had parents she’d know that heels are not the best footwear for all occasions.  Yes I said it, Barbie is an orphan.  You hear about Barbie’s friends, her playhouse (which sounds a little play boy bunny-ish to me) her cars, Ken, etc but you never ever hear about her parents.



There is a lesson in all of this:
  • Don’t bring your Barbie to buy glasses from crazy window display guys.
  • Make sure Barbie packs a pair change of clothes in case of emergency.  Again, if she had a mom she would know to never leave home without clean underwear.  You know in case of an accident.  Hell back bend Barbie left home NAKED.
  • Finally never go barefoot on Safari, you never know when you might fall into a pit of spikes.



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