Monday, 23 April 2012

Odd Fact of the Day – 23 April 2012

From OMGFacts...
"If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall"
I have never understood the appeal of the ghastly, glitzly, so obviously false Barbie, when much more realistic and nicer dolls were around, years ago. Now I think they've all gone, including our own Sindy, leaving only Barbie, the Bratz and TV characters such as Dora the Explorer on the market.

I realise that most fellas go for the Hollywood glamour type of female, but surely those who form the regular market for dolls are not caught up in the same narrow focus. It is very strange – and not a little sad – that our nation's youngsters aren't more discriminating, and are seemingly as easily pleased as the Americans are with dolls designed in their own kind of image.

This phenomenon runs parallel to all those 'glamour' TV commercials featuring glitzy American actresses and voices, bringing the same fake message from Tinseltown that, just because they are in a (falsiified) glamorous business regarding their primary careers, that means that they bring anything of value to the marketplace where the products they promote are sold.

They do not. All they bring is falsity and fakery in one form or another. It is one of the sadnesses of humanity that there is so much of a market in this gullibility of being sold an image, rather than a form of being. The superficial overrides the substantial, and human society is continually diminished by this. Very little is going on at a higher level than that in this money-based society where so much of the money is concentrated in meaningless pursuits like these.

It is perhaps little wonder that humanity still travels around in carts on wheels (without even inertial damping and force-shielding) and is stuck on just the one planet, even after all this time. That's how 'Barbie' and 'Ken' get around, of course, so is about the total extent of human endeavour. Even the space programme has now ceased...

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