Mon, 9 March 2009
108 careers later
She's been an Olympic athlete, a Marine Corps sergeant, a dentist, an aerobics instructor, an astronaut and a rock star. Barbie, Mattel's wildly successful franchise turned 50 today. More than a billion units of her likeness have been sold across the globe. Young girls keep playing with her, yet the critics haven't quit. It's a doll- get over it! A few themes never made it into stores, secrets the toy maker had hoped would not get out. We uncovered them.
No crudeness intended but we couldn't let a week full of sensationally stupid sound bites pass without commenting on the very dumbest one. That lady in Ft. Pierce, FL now has the inside track for our Darwin Award Nominee of the Year! Didn't your doctor warn you that craving McNuggets would one day kill you? Call us reaper.
RFD TV is full of...
Manure. One of their shows even tells you all the neat uses for it. Wait until you hear what a couple of enterprising Connecticut dairy farmers are doing with "cow pots."
The square root of nerd is...
You missed it. International Square Root Day was a hoot. The pocket protector crowd sure know how to party!
Maybe they won't notice
There's counterfeiters, and then there's really, really bad counterfeiters. This guy may be in a category all to himself.
le Bon Temps Roulez
Our feature tune this week is a spicy creole delight from a N'orleans rock-soul band known as Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. You really MUST see these folks perform! If you're anywhere near NYC this Wednesday night, March 11th, get yourself on over to the Mercury Lounge. Tickets just $10. Call (212) 260-4700 for info. Tell Bro-Jo and Company you heard them on You Can't Make It Up!