Saturday, December 10, 2005

Superman is on Steroids & Seductive Dolls!

This is why people either love shopping with me or hate it! HA! I think that is true of me in general! HA! Like the line in "Something's Gotta Give" when Diane Keaton says "I'm not sure if you hate me or you're like the only person who has every got me?" and Nicholson says, "Well, I don't hate you"

I'm in Toys R Us finishing up a gift for my Angel Gift for a 3 yr old girl. They had the tags hanging in our mall. She wants anything Disney. The other day I found some Cinderella Markers & Crayons & a book & today I added a Princess coloring book, Cinderella Night light (they had it mismarked $1.99 when it was $7.99...don't you love those bargains!), Cinderella topped straw cup ($1.18! Summer Clearance!) and a Big Disney book with tons of stories to last her a good number of years of reading.

So as I'm looking around, of course taken in the kids having fun in the store & the parents desperately needing some Christmas Spirit & finding their child within, I spot Superman! Is it just me or does Superman look like he has been bulking up? Think he is "stuffing"  his uniform? Ha! Perhaps some Creatine or for we have to do a Steroids test on him? Sad day when Superman has to get tougher for our society! Yep...I was taking pictures in Toys R Us! HA! I tell you I'm nuts with this digital camera. You never know where I'm going to pull it out! HA! I just can't believe what they have done to Superman. That is not my Superman!

I liked it when Superman used his brain more than relying on bulk. You think he is having an inferiority complex with all the new Superheros? What are these young boys going to think? I won't speak for all women of course, but personally there is a point where it is too much. You are like hugging mass & not their spirit! And look at Superman...does he look cute & nice? Nope...he looks mean now. Like "Don't Mess With Me!" Ugh! I just can't get over this! I want Chris Reeve back as Superman!  You should have heard me in the store! I think I'm going to interview some kids there! HA! I want to know what they are getting from this!

Then I turn the aisle & find this! UGH!!!!! Lounge Kitty! Good God! Who is this marketed for??? A Barbie like doll in a cat suit lying seductively on a couch! Ya, I want my young niece having this doll! NOT! Who is creating these things? More importantly who is buying these for their kids! I'll have their heads! I mean ok, some fun guy gets it for me...that would be cute in my stocking, but I don't think he is going to look in Toys R Us for me! Reminds me of the movie "Love Actually". That scene where Emma Thompson asks Alan Rickman, "Now which doll shall we give Daisy's little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?" UGH!!!

Now if they had Superman & this Lounge Kitty!  Ha! What happened to Christmas and Childhood! Am I just getting old? I don't think so! I mean I'm pretty fun but these are kids!

Oh God...I'm listening to The Lite FM & they have this kid telling this joke....

"Mom...what did Mrs. Claus say to Santa while she looked out the window?"

"It looks like rain....dear!"

HA! I have no clue why, but I'm laughing hysterically. I love kids! I swear if kids were not around we would all go nuts! And this is why I'm so upset about the Superman & Lounge Kitty!


lurkynat said...

cute Deborah!
yeah I agree Superman should be a brainy man, not the Incredible hulk!
hugs, nat

eml625 said...

I'm sure if they let their little imaginations go wild it will pan out way better than the old Ken dolls with barbie back in the 70's!!!
Have a great day.


psychfun said...

Ha! One of my students had asked to use a Ken doll for her Attraction Collage & when she brought it in it was a G.I. Joe with his shirt open to see his 6 six pack. We explored why should picked him & when I asked the class what the difference was they said Ken was "a pretty boy." HA! Ya, I wonder what they would say about Barbie & Women's Rights & the Sexual Revolution? Ha! Think she is closet dominatrix? HA! So perhaps they are a perfect couple if you think about it! HA!

dreamingbrwneyes said...

Maybe they should take some of Superman's muscles and put them on Lounge Kitty lol.
It's been a while since I've been in a toy store, but the same thing is happening everywhere and with everything. They aren't KID toys anymore, and most are very inappropriate!
"Something's Gotta Give" was on again today. I never get tired of watching that movie.
~ Jenny