Reub's journey

30 July 2013

Focus Group Barbie



 Hello everybody! My name is Ken and I'm your moderator for this afternoon's focus group. Please make yourself comfortable, and know that at any time you can get up and take a little break if you want. I understand that everybody here today is named "Barbie"? So I guess we can dispense with the introductions.



 Oh I see we have a late-comer! Hello Barbie! Please sit anywhere.


 
 Hey. I'm another late-comer. Is this the Friskies Focus Group? I heard there was lunch.



 
 No. Heh heh heh. NO! That's in room 128. Please.




 
 Okay! Let's get started. What have you most liked about being Barbie? You there, in the gold lam√©?



 The clothes! The clothes! The clothes!




 I used to date a guy that looked a lot like moderator Ken? His name was also Ken? Isn't that funny?




Hey, could we talk about what we don't like? You know. Our proportions? Our dumb feet?



Euwwwwww. What happened to your feet anyway?



I dunno. I was sleeping. It happened to my hands too.



Anyhow. I never liked my feet. I'm more comfortable this way.



Are you looking for the Friskies Focus Group? It's in Room 128.




Uh, no. Not hungry. This looks more interesting. Mind if I stay awhile?





Well, I guess... would you like to sign in, and then take a seat with the...hey watch your tail, okay.....




And so ended the Barbie Focus Group.



Nickolay Lamm, MyDeals.com
 The Barbie Focus Group wishes to acknowledge the awesome effort of Artist Nickolay Lamm, who recently unveiled his vision of "Normal Barbie." We wish to apologize for not coming up with the same idea.

39 comments:

  1. very cute. however, if Barbie goes normal what's a girl to aspire to? oh yeah, we still have those photoshopped cover girls. whew!

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    1. Never fear! There's always something to aspire to; check out "Real-Life-Barbie" who is as crazy as they come:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/valeria-lukyanova-vice_n_3672260.html

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  2. Dear Barbie. The shoes have malformed her feet completely. I do like the clothes though. You had fund doing this, didn't you? That is until the cats became jealous.

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    1. I did have fun. Too bad there are no extra funds involved! ;-)

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  3. It is nice to see the faithful cat coming in to save the day and drive off the evil dolls.

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    1. Laoch, I can always depend on them to oppose the evil dolls.

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  4. you had me laughing at the 'i guess we can dispense with the introductions.' goofball!

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    1. I never liked it that dolls came pre-named. What if we were all named TexWisGirl! Wouldn't that be weird? There's only one TexWisGirl.

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  5. 'I used to date a guy that looked a lot like moderator Ken? His name was also Ken? Isn't that funny?'

    made me laugh out loud. This post was just wonderful. Love kitten cat's performance.

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    1. Suze, You are the main reason I did another Barbie post. You egged me on in the last one. I'm delighted that it drew a laugh from you.:)

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  6. Somebody took some clever pills today!

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    1. Musta been something in the water.

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  7. Nice to see some familiar faces there. Also, don't you think that "average girl" Barbie is awfully attractive? Is she really average??? :)

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    1. :)I knew you'd quickly recognize the focus group members. Isn't Normal Barbie beautiful? Her dimensions were lifted straight from the CDC's stats on a what a healthy 19-year-old female should be. If not "average" she is at least a realistic thing to aspire to. Turns out that's pretty attractive.

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  8. That was fun! :-) I bet Ken felt a bit... ahem, overwhelmed with all the Barbies around.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Hello Cuban! Moderator Ken has a very happy look on his face, so I think you're probably right.

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    2. Although with the limitations on Ken's anatomy, he can only get so happy, and then it must just be frustrating.

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  9. OMG this is hilarious! Your cat looks so enormous!

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    1. I know. He looks like a godzilla-cat!! He's not even all that big in real life. It's just a weird thing that the camera did! :-D

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  10. I love, love, love this! You are so creative!

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    1. Not sure which is the sicker idea...Land Mine Barbie (my idea, trashed), or Leprosy Barbie (your idea, still under consideration).

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  12. Oh, this is so funny! And hurray for normal Barbie!

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    1. :) Yes, hurray for Normal Barbie who is even hotter than Barbie!

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  13. 'I used to date a guy that looked a lot like moderator Ken? His name was also Ken? Isn't that funny?'

    This was my favorite bit too — something about the question mark repetition — but the whole thing is hilarious. Thanks for the laugh!

    -Stephanie

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    1. Whenever I meet someone who actually talks like that I see question marks in my head? And it's super annoying?

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    1. It took weeks and weeks to train those cats. ;o)

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  15. Oh you are such a hoot, Kerry. I love the way you think. You could do a whole separate Barbie Blog and have quite the following.

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    1. Oh man. I bet somebody has already done that.

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  16. Yes, I admit I laughed...I received my first Barbie in 1963 and they looked a bit different then...loved her, sewed for her,adored her...hope the cat had lunch, I am also rather fond of cats...congratulations on Post of the Week...great choices from Hilary
    Sandi

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  17. So glad Hilary send me here. Congratulations on your POTW!

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  18. found this cruising potw...thanks for the morning belly laugh!!

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  19. Rebecca, tg, Sandi, Karen, bon bon!
    Wow! Thanks!!
    :-)

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  20. Love this! More Barbie posts, please!

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    1. I'm pretty sure I have another Barbie post in me somewhere. We'll see...

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