Saturday, November 25, 2017
Quintessential Barbie or the dead squirrel in the room...
(baby Noodle archives)
When I was seven, my friends and I were walking home from school one day when we came upon a dead squirrel.
None of us had any experience what so ever with death.
But there lay the squirrel at the base of the big cherry tree right in from of my grandmother's house.
I can still picture the scene in my head, 5 seven year old's gathered in a circle around a dead animal.
We decided to give it a proper burial in the back yard thus began the search for a coffin.
We descended upon my bedroom looking for some type of box in which to put the remains of said squirrel prior to it's burial.
That's when I spotted my Barbie Doll.
The doll was a prized possession and as such I was extremely careful to always put her back in the box in which she came every time I played with her.
Now I was debating using her box to bury a squirrel.
In the end the squirrel won.
And was laid to rest in Barbie's box.
That's what I used to think about when anyone mentioned Barbie Dolls.
Now consciously or subconsciously the only thing that comes to mind when I hear Barbie Doll is Ivanka Trump.
It's not so much that she looks like a Barbie Doll it's more her persona.
She seems plastic.
I guess the word I'm looking for is pretend .
She's like a shiny Christmas ornament.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be mean but other than promoting her "business"
I'm not sure what her function is except to stand there and look good.
But now she has a platform from which to peddle her brand and make a little more money.
But be careful what you wish for...
because now it seems to be coming back to bite her in the a**!
Just recently she was inundated by nasty memes after tweeting about the appropriate Thanksgiving table setting which was so far off the mark for ordinary people that it was a joke.
Now she's off to India to do...what? Be window dressing?
Make a deal on lower costs over seas to produce her clothing line?
The White House now seems to have become some bizarre version of the Sopranos
with money laundering and back door deals with shady governments all contributing in some way to the financial interests of the Trump family.
Take for example the almost indictment of Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. in 2012.
Funny, I can remember a time ( was it only a year ago?) when we would have thought that all of this must be in reference to some third world country.
Rampant corruption, money flowing in from Russia and who knows where else.
Indictment's being handed down on a daily basis...
But on the plus side, at least we have Ivanka Trump to tell us all just what to wear to the next Congressional hearing.
Have a wonderful weekend...
Noodle and crew