Showing posts with label Dolls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dolls. Show all posts

April 29, 2024


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


February 27, 2024


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June 14, 2023

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Half alien, half man!

Will they get you next? ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


November 22, 2022

Happy, Charming Doll

A little Sesame Street at Barnes and Noble.

Let's read together.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 


May 16, 2022

That's a Hairdo

Wow you can get your hair all spiky and tall. 

And choose your color: blue, pink, or yellow. 

Who doesn't want to have that much hair again.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


May 5, 2022

GameStop Is Going Nowhere

This is what GameStop is selling. 

- Wrestling Buddies dolls 

Cute, but not really a shopping imperative and the store was deserted. 

Yet, GameStop stock is still stratospheric, while tech and innovation is in the graveyard depths.

The world is upside down and inside out. 

I think a day of reckoning is coming to bring us back to earthly reality.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 19, 2021

Choose A Doll

Choose a doll, any doll.

Unfortunately, these remind me of Stephen King's Children of the Corn.

Watch out grown ups, they're coming for yoooou! ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


May 11, 2015

A Doll For Every Worry

Some kids put their baby teeth under their pillow for the tooth fairy.

But in Guatemala they make Worry Dolls that children can put under their pillows, so they can be released from their worries and sleep better. 

If those were my worry dolls, I wouldn't put them under my pillow and have a lumpy sleep and wake up to them once again, but rather I would throw them out the window, so hopefully they would be gone for good. 

Man, if only we could really get rid of our worries and problems that easily--I think they call it transference! ;-)

(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

May 18, 2014

Happy Hebrew Anniversary

Today, I found out from my sister-in-law, Cheryl, that my wife's favorite doll as a child was a Raggedy Ann doll that she always carried around with her. 

(I'm the last to find out these things...)

She wrote isn't is funny that Raggedy Ann married Andy?

She ended with, "Is it odd or is it G-d?"

I think it must be both that we survived each other. ;-)

Happy Hebrew Anniversary to my wife!

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September 23, 2013

Read My Shirt

They remind me of Ethel and Fred from I Love Lucy.

Do you think that there are any couples out there that this rings true for?  

Maybe just a few, right. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

February 4, 2013

Cafe Barbie Debuts 2013

What an awesome idea for a cafe that can appeal to girls and women worldwide--a Barbie Cafe.

It opened in Taiwan last week and it is licensed by Mattel the founder of Barbie dolls (1959).

At 7,100 square feet and with $1.7 million dollars of investment, you get a lot of Barbie ambience--especially plenty of pink and frills (and calorie counting).

While some women may be turned off to the girlie stigma of a Barbie Cafe, there are probably many others who are enchanted with the dreamy image it bring from childhood and the ability to express a certain femininity, the Barbie way.

My prediction--in the near future, there is going to be a Ken Cafe opening up right across the street. ;-)