Barbie! You either love her or hate her, or love to hate her. Today the Mattel icon, Barbie Millicent Roberts, turns 50!
Although I've never seen them and unlike Max and Ruby, Barbie does indeed have parents, George and Margaret Roberts and she hails from Willows, WI. A Midwestern girl, must be true what they say about eating corn to make your bing bings grow. Personally I think they're just plastic implants.
Barbie and her boyfriend Ken have never married. Can you blame her? All those wedding gowns and he could never commit. Does the guy even have a job? I mean besides Olympic medal winner? He has no balls. Barbie finally showed him the door (to one of her many townhouses) in 2004, however it has been rumored that they got back together this past Valentine's Day. Still jobless no doubt, perhaps Ken wasn't included in the big stimulus plan and needed a meal ticket.
Barbie is the dream girl that has everything. She's had about 90 careers in her lifespan. She was an Astronaut in 1965, just 2 years after her college graduation. But it took Barbie until 1990 to become an airline pilot, she worked her way up from the inside starting as a flight attendant back in 1961 for American Airlines.
Barbie has acquired more than FORTY pets! She has a slew of vehicles, including the highly coveted pink Corvette.
AND, in honor of Barbie's 50th birthday she has a brand new REAL Dream House in Malibu. Yup you heard right, Mattel bought a real house on the beach for her birthday bash tonight. If I hurry and pack all my Barbie gowns and match up the little plastic shoes I can hop on the Barbie Airplane and be there in time for cake.
Come on Barbie, let's go party!