Monday, October 17, 2005

Monday Morning Musings


New York : American feminists – who have long complained about Barbie Dolls, and the “Barbie look” – are expected to go ballistic over toy maker Mattel’s plan to introduce high-priced, Barbie-styled designer clothing and accessories for women – under the “Barbie Luxe” label.


“Our target model is the fashionista “, according to Richard Dixon, VP of consumer marketing. “ It’s not Mattel’s usual target audience.”


“When a teen or 20-something is carrying an Anya Hindmarch Barbie bag, it’ll reinforce Barbie as (a) relevant cool brand for little girls”,said Dixon. “ Little girls are growing up faster than ever.”


(Indeed !)


Little girls have dainty feet – compared to the subject of this Texas conference.


Jefferson,TX: A Bigfoot Conference has drawn hundreds of true believers here to mill about tables stacked with plaster casts of footprints, books, T-shirts, and other memorabilia.


The purpose of the conference is to discuss the latest sighting reports,learn about new tracking methods, and to review the proper procedures for preservation of Sasquatchian evidence.


Conference participants estimate there may be as many as 2000 of the reclusive,hairy,evil-smelling giants living in North America, and believe it is only a matter of time before incontrovertible evidence is brought to light.


Hmm…. 2000, huh ? Nah. Not enough for a voting bloc – though it might work here:


Oakley,ID: The city of Oakley has two City Council vacancies to fill in November – but no candidates for the positions : not even a write-in candidate.


It appears the vacancies may have to be filled by mayoral appointment
If no one writes in to file for candidacy by October 25th.


( We should be so lucky around here ! )

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