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Recycling Barbie dolls
« on: May 10, 2021, 10:01:43 PM »
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  • https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/business/mattel-toys-sustainability/index.html

    When I saw this article, with the accompanying picture, I thought "oh, no, now they're wanting little girls to return their blonde, fair-skinned Barbie dolls in exchange for, as the 'woke police' would say, images that are more diverse in color, size, hair texture, and heaven knows what else".  Wouldn't be any more outlandish than some of the things they're doing already in the name of critical race theory.  Where does it end?

    But, no, it's not that... they're just reclaiming plastic to make new dolls.

    One hopes they'll be responsive to the market, which probably has at least a few young customers who like Barbie just like she is.

    And that is all a 60-year-old later-in-life father has to say about dolls.  Thank God I have a teenage son.

    This picture made me think of the scene in The Graduate where Benjamin runs into the fraternity shower room and this phalanx of WASP-looking underclassmen turns and looks at him --- they look like they've all been stamped out using some kind of master-race cookie cutter (sorry, I can't find an image).

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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 04:01:21 AM »
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  • I love this picture -- illustrating exactly why Barbie dolls are messed up.

    Someone made a Barbie using ACTUAL, TYPICAL, REALISTIC FEMALE traits, and contrasted it with the actual Barbie doll.

    Note the "realistic" Barbie on the right has a butt, she is shorter, she is much thicker, etc. The realistic Barbie also has human-sized feet.

    Just look at how alien the "real" Barbie is! She's full-fledged anorexic. Look at her arms! Women are being given neuroses by these stupid Barbie dolls -- I don't allow them in my house.
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 08:27:40 AM »
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  • I love this picture -- illustrating exactly why Barbie dolls are messed up.

    Someone made a Barbie using ACTUAL, TYPICAL, REALISTIC FEMALE traits, and contrasted it with the actual Barbie doll.

    Note the "realistic" Barbie on the right has a butt, she is shorter, she is much thicker, etc. The realistic Barbie also has human-sized feet.

    Just look at how alien the "real" Barbie is! She's full-fledged anorexic. Look at her arms! Women are being given neuroses by these stupid Barbie dolls -- I don't allow them in my house.
    The actual Barbie has the same profile as Caitlyn Jenner.

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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 03:04:32 PM »
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  • As I recall, Barbie always seemed to be in need of a breast reduction procedure?
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 05:59:54 PM »
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  • As another guy chiming in….. any type of this type of doll or neutered male action figure, if coming into the possession of such, would be saved for a day at the range where binary explosives would likely come into play. Simple 22 hollow points would be fine too.

    Considering Barbie started out as a sex toy, sending this crap to plastic hell must be a meritorious act!  :cowboy:
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 06:24:05 PM »
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  • As another guy chiming in….. any type of this type of doll or neutered male action figure, if coming into the possession of such, would be saved for a day at the range where binary explosives would likely come into play. Simple 22 hollow points would be fine too.

    Considering Barbie started out as a sex toy, sending this crap to plastic hell must be a meritorious act!  :cowboy:
    You have awakened my inner 12-year-old, though with a 22LR rifle instead of the BB guns normally used in those circumstances.  Kids raised out in the country get 22LR rifles earlier than that.  I have a Ruger Wrangler 22LR revolver that I got myself for Christmas but have never fired.  I will be in town tomorrow and may take it to the range just west of downtown.  Quality time for Dad!  (But no dolls.  The range officers wouldn't cotton to that.)

    GI Joe and similar male action figures were anatomically incorrect, true, but that was to cater to the sensibilities of the parents who bought them, as well as not to give boys yet another thing to snicker about and make lewd comments, a skill that they tend to learn on their own, even under the best of circumstances.  You couldn't get by with something like that in the United States, and, I assume, not in Canada either.

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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 08:22:06 PM »
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  • You have awakened my inner 12-year-old, though with a 22LR rifle instead of the BB guns normally used in those circumstances.  Kids raised out in the country get 22LR rifles earlier than that.  I have a Ruger Wrangler 22LR revolver that I got myself for Christmas but have never fired.  I will be in town tomorrow and may take it to the range just west of downtown.  Quality time for Dad!  (But no dolls.  The range officers wouldn't cotton to that.)

    GI Joe and similar male action figures were anatomically incorrect, true, but that was to cater to the sensibilities of the parents who bought them, as well as not to give boys yet another thing to snicker about and make lewd comments, a skill that they tend to learn on their own, even under the best of circumstances.  You couldn't get by with something like that in the United States, and, I assume, not in Canada either.
    Amen Amen to your 22 awakening! I pray you as well can out to the range and channel your inner crusader as well as your kid. I am in hope if health allows and travel restrictions here are lifted, to head to a little range in the mountains which came as a godsend. You are in the middle of a forest far from the nearest town, with mountains all around. You can shoot anything you like within reason, plus tannerite is allowed when things are not too dry. I like shooting as responsive targets like plastic soda bottles, cans of cheap soda, my ar500 steel gong and the like. I want to try out my 4570 before surgery puts an end to heavy recoil stuff for a long stretch. Then 22 plinking until the ammo runs out. New Ruger 1022 waiting to be christened with fire!
    Never had action figures but plenty carny stuffed animals. I still get them as gifts even at my age! I recall taking a panda one out and firing 12 g slugs through it. It was neat to see puffs of cotton fly out after every shot.
    I wish I lived in the country where I could plink anytime I wished. Ah well.
    God grant you the time to do some Wrangling!
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 09:08:58 PM »
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  • I used to think Ken was just a wussy pretty boy?



    But I suppose he's just a typical ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ.
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 10:47:10 PM »
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  • I used to think Ken was just a wussy pretty boy?



    But I suppose he's just a typical ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ.
    Definitely a poofter 
    I think we could have used a Clint Eastwood action figure from the spaghetti westerns, with real cigars!
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 07:54:01 AM »
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  • Definitely a poofter
    I think we could have used a Clint Eastwood action figure from the spaghetti westerns, with real cigars!

    Yeah, a Clint doll would’t wear fag clothes or put up with Barbie’s narcissism.  

    She would submit to him.
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 10:45:54 AM »
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  • Barbie has pretty good ballistic qualities.

    Patience is a conquering virtue. The learned say that, if it not desert you, It vanquishes what force can never reach; Why answer back at every angry speech? No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what, You will be taught it, whether you will or not.
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 11:24:18 AM »
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  • Barbie has pretty good ballistic qualities.


    He he. Mighty fine I do reckon. Ya’ll make me want to even more calibres on these plastic diabolics.  :cowboy:
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 11:27:24 AM »
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  • Yeah, a Clint doll would’t wear fag clothes or put up with Barbie’s narcissism.  

    She would submit to him.
    Absolutely. Get that damn Barbie off my lawn.
    Charleton Heston would have thrown a couple of tablets at the offending parties.
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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #13 on: May 14, 2021, 12:54:16 AM »
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  • I finally dug out my DVD of The Graduate (actually I got it from Poland, title Absolwent, means the same thing, and "w" is "v" in Polish), and this scene actually captures the blond WASP monotonous chiseled physiognomies better than the shower room scene does.  Life-sized Ken dolls.

    Time was, you could snap up classic American movies in Poland for a dollar or two a pop, only catch is, you have to have a multisystem unit and video conversion equipment, both of which I have.  Otherwise you put them in the DVD player and you just get an error message.  Being able to read the menus in Polish helps too.  (You can usually remove the Polish dubbing and/or subtitles and watch the film in English.  O Brother, Where Art Thou? was an exception, I couldn't bypass the translation, obviously they meant for it to be watched only by Polish-speakers.)


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    Re: Recycling Barbie dolls
    « Reply #14 on: May 14, 2021, 09:30:44 AM »
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  • I finally dug out my DVD of The Graduate (actually I got it from Poland, title Absolwent, means the same thing, and "w" is "v" in Polish), and this scene actually captures the blond WASP monotonous chiseled physiognomies better than the shower room scene does.  Life-sized Ken dolls.

    Time was, you could snap up classic American movies in Poland for a dollar or two a pop, only catch is, you have to have a multisystem unit and video conversion equipment, both of which I have.  Otherwise you put them in the DVD player and you just get an error message.  Being able to read the menus in Polish helps too.  (You can usually remove the Polish dubbing and/or subtitles and watch the film in English.  O Brother, Where Art Thou? was an exception, I couldn't bypass the translation, obviously they meant for it to be watched only by Polish-speakers.)
    O Brother where art thou in Polish…..
    Polish southern accents would be weird on the ear…..although I have spoken so myself!
    I am surprised they have not tried to make eco friendly Barbies….recycled hemp that has passed through bovine guts….. that would be the SJW Barbie. ;)
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