Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Withnail and Barbie, what a combination.

There's a tv advert for Barbie and her new pet dog. She gives it a treat, and it craps on the floor. Barbie, as a responsible dog owner, has a pooper scooper and bin. Well done her.

This reminds me of Danny and Presuming Ed's idea for a "doll what shits itself". Any excuse for a bit of Withnail & I.

Danny:
No man, that's a side line. You can have that. Instructions are included. Yeah. My partner's got a really good idea for making dolls. His name's 'Presuming Ed'. His sister give him the idea. She got a doll on Christmas what pisses itself.


Withnail:
Really.


Danny:
Then you've got to change its draws for it. Horrible really but they're like that the little girls. So we're going to make one that shits itself too.


Withnail:
Shits itself!?


Danny:
He's an expert. He's building the prototype now. [To I] Why's he behaving so uptightly?


Withnail:
Because a gang of cheroot vendors consider a hair cut beyond the limit of my abilities.


Danny:
I don't advise a hair cut man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hair are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.

At least Barbie actually has jobs as well as clothes; you feel the Bratz dolls might be more likely to have the ambition of glamour model, at most. They wear so much make-up! And the ones with the latex outfits are a bit worrying.

1 comment:

Abby said...

You spiked their onions?

We came on holiday by accident. We're not from London!

Re Barbie, I agree she is better than the Bratz dolls. My daughter keeps wanting to get Bratz merchandise and I keep steering her back towards little-girl stuff.

My boy said he was too old for Cbeebies the other day and he wants to watch CBBC!! I'm scared. I don't want to have to watch CBBC to see how much of its content I need to vet. Argh. I trusted Cbeebies. Why do they have to grow up?