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 Post subject: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:56 am 
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By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, Associated Press Writer <p>NEW YORK - Just like J.Lo and Ben, the romance is over for Barbie and Ken. After 43 years as one of the world's prettiest pairs, the perfect plastic couple is breaking up. The couple's "business manager," Russell Arons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, said that Barbie and Ken "feel it's time to spend some quality time — apart."


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:15 am 
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Next on Geraldo -- Ken gets a new look from the Fab 5 in "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:14 pm 
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Just opening the way for new marketing:<p>Mid-life crisis Ken. Cool new convertible, hair implants, pec enlargements and hookers sold separately.


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:12 pm 
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If the Bratz are single and popular, so then shall Barbie be.


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:57 pm 
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Now, we may be treating Ken a little harshly. I mean, if Barbie isn't a trophy wife, who is? Let's just wish Ken the best with his new actress/model/whatevers Bambi and Jayd. And aren't they going to be a little snug in his MGB?


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:07 pm 
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They aren't real, folks, which I think was jjmoney's point.


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
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You're kidding, blanp. Ken and Barbie aren't real? Wow. Thanks for letting me know.<p>[ February 13, 2004: Message edited by: majorbabs ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:54 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
They aren't real, folks.<hr></blockquote><p>And Susan V. is conspicuously silent.<p>[ February 14, 2004: Message edited by: jjmoney62 ]</p>


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:03 pm 
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This yarn was run as a straight story just about everywhere I saw it - and on the news pages. Which irritates me no end. If it's in the newspaper it ought to be true my dad used to say. Mattel can buy ads if it wishes to amuse us.<p>[ February 14, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Wiggins ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:36 pm 
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The Star adds today, in news space, that the latest additions to the Barbie family are grandparents for her pal Midge. Won't somebody write this an obit?


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:01 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by KfitzR:
The Star adds today, in news space, that the latest additions to the Barbie family are grandparents for her pal Midge. Won't somebody write this an obit?<hr></blockquote>You write it, I'll negotiate a placement for it somewhere.<p>[ February 16, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Wiggins ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:28 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by jjmoney62:
<p>And Susan V. is conspicuously silent.<p>[ February 14, 2004: Message edited by: jjmoney62 ]<hr></blockquote>
Heh. Just one of those about which I have no opinion, I guess.<p>[ February 18, 2004: Message edited by: SusanV ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:44 pm 
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I am about to place a Barbie spread.
If the Cold War were still going, I could have put all those years of academic study to a better use than this.<p>I am just going outside and may be some time<p> source: see first graf of ths piece on Oates<p>[ June 14, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Wiggins ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: In the magical world of make-believe
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Paul Wiggins:
I am about to place a Barbie spread.
If the Cold War were still going, I could have put all those years of academic study to a better use than this.<p>I am just going outside and may be some time<p> source: see first graf of ths piece on Oates<p>update: I based a head on the Aqua song. <p>[ June 14, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Wiggins ]
<hr></blockquote><p>Shoot me now


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