So, Barbie and Ken are back together. On Valentine's Day. Perfect. Is anyone else a little bit suspicious about this joyous reunion? Anyone else wondering why now, after 7 years, after a grueling and tear-filled breakup between the two blonde plastic lovers (who started dating way back in the ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Look, I totally understand the modern hankering for the handmade and the pre-industi ... More >>
Keeping up with the times (albeit with something of a decade-long lag), Mattel has introduced new Barbies with totally rockin' contemporary jobs, including Barbie as slutty Hollywood Access reporter (a/k/a, a pink-besuited News Anchor with a "flair for journalism" and freshly flat-ironed hair ... More >>
Every year, toy companies come out with some ridiculous new toy that supposedly ratchets up the "cute" factor about ten points past where it has any good reason to be. This year is, frighteningly, no different from any other.
And a slice of wry from Douglas Carter Beane about Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.
You have to believe me on this one. The official description: "Cool sophistication in breezy Palm Beach! Sporting a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants, Ken doll is ready for Palm Beach social season, sunning by the pool and a stroll with his ... More >>
If you're already asking "Barbra who?" then please leave your gay card at the front desk and do not read the rest of this. But if you know just which Oscar winning kibbitzer and auteur I'm talking about, you gotta love this photo I got ahold of showing a prototype of a Barbra Barbie doll, of all biz ... More >>
Yes and no. But there are lots of small consolations.
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