Friday, June 21, 2013

Because Childhood Isn't Complex Enough Anymore....

Today I had to trek over to my local Kmart to by exciting things (like socks -- because my life is just that thrilling), and I happened to pass by the toy aisle wherein I saw this:

Fashion Photo Barbie.
I stared blankly at the box for a good 2 minutes, trying to grasp 1) how (camera in doll's spine takes pics to display/make slide shows on doll's tee shirt) and 2) why (I have no freakin' clue why a parent wouldn't just get the child a cheap camera instead).

Once home, I searched for it on amazon to see more and found that Stepford Wife Barbie #1 is not alone!  No!  There's is Stepford Wife Barbie #2, aka Barbie Video Girl!

This one records videos from her necklace and then shows them on her back.

I had no idea that Mattel was so very in league with the NSA.  Who knows what Big Brother will want to see next if Barbie's bugged!


  1. Does everything have to go high-tech? Bleah!

  2. Ms. Shafer, this is one of your many former 9GT students, Oskar. I'd like to correct your mistake: buy, not by.

    1. Ah, yes, little Grasshopper! You have learned well! Approach the master and receive your GOLD STAR, for you have achieved much.
      (Correction is made, Oskar. I'm pleased you caught it. :D)