Things have been kind of slow here lately, mainly because I’ve been completely obsessing about the faculty strike going on at EMU. Stop over at my official blog space to see what it’s all about; the short version is there’s quite the shitstorm going down on campus right now. I’m really hopeful that this will be resolved before Monday or so, but I’m not counting on it right now.
Anyway, I had to post about this because I saw a commercial advertising this thing on one of Will’s cartoon shows this morning, and, as much as I am obsessing about the strike, I cannot get this weird-ass toy out of my head. And I kid you not, this is apparently real.
Meet Barbie with Tanner the dog. Pretty harmless looking so far, right? “But wait,” perhaps you are thinking, “What are those brown spots kind of to the right of Barbie’s shoes? And what the hell is she holding, anyway? Ew, is that what I think?”
It is, it is.
From the doll’s description:
Barbie doll has a dog named Tanner who is just like a real dog! Tanner is soft and fuzzy and her mouth, ears, head and tail really move! You can open Tanner dog’s mouth and feed her the dog biscuits. Comes with a dog bone and chew toys that Tanner can hold in her mouth, too. When Tanner has to go to the bathroom, Barbie doll cleans up with her special magnetic scooper and trash can.
I almost kind of want one of these things.