Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Barbie!

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!


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18 comments:

A. K. said...

Though Barbie was never my favorite playmate but i know how much it mean to my sis....

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

I was never a Barbie fan...I was a tomboy, but at least she has staying power!

Kathy B! said...

I loved Barbie as a kid! My kids never really embraced her, and I'm ambivalent about her now. But I'll always have a soft spot for her bog boobs and ridiculously small waist!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Nothing compares to the original Barbie Dream House made of cardboard... it was one awesome house and I STILL want one,

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Betsy said...

LOL! My three year old already has three barbies, in boxes, she isn't allowed to play with. Happy Birthday Barbie!!

Kristen said...

Great post.
barbie sure has had a full life and she's not slowing down!

jill jill bo bill said...

I am Skipper with big thighs. Life is damn unfair.

Stacie said...

actually I like Barbie's lil sister Stacie. ;)

Anne said...

Happy birthday Barbie. Kids these days seem to outgrow Barbie much earlier than I did.

Brea's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Barbie! I have already started collecting the Holiday Barbies for my dd

Deb said...

I was only ever allowed to play with Skipper growing up, because Barbie had boobs. Guess my parents thought I wouldn't grow any. Boy, were they wrong.

Buddha's Place said...

Hey don't forget to come and get me...I wanna party in Malibu.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I loooove Barbie! I wonder why I didn't get invited to her beach party?

dana said...

Do the math: I'm 59, so I was 9 when my friends at school were bringing their Barbies in with the pretty clothes etc. Mom wouldn't get me Barbie. We were poor, so she bought me SUZETTE. Yeah. Barbie's poor white trash cousin. I STILL remember....but I preferred toy trucks anyway. . . and drawing in the dirt....and making mud pies.

Kylie w Warszawie said...

I used to love Barbie. My daughter hated her.

Meh.

Cascia said...

I heard about this. Fox news had a bunch of old barbies on their show. I loved my barbies as a kid. Great post!

Debbie said...

I'd like her better if she didn't have everything:)

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