November 24, 2009

(I Don't Give a Damn About My) Bad Reputation

Attention conservation notice: Unskillful nattering about pop-culture ephemera.
For the sake of my own sanity, I prefer to remain ignorant of the occult processes by which the direct mail gods decide to which catalogues to send to which people. (There's too much dynamic programming involved.) Today, for instance, they decided to inflict upon me the official Barbie doll spring 2010 collection preview, and like a fool I couldn't resist looking through it. Thus my life is made that much worse by learning that there is a Joan Jett Barbie doll. (I thought about embedding an image, but in this case pain shared is not pain eased.) I think I finally grasp what people mean when they talk about later cultural products assaulting parts of their childhood, in this case one I didn't even realize I valued.

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