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(CBS News)   Four-year-old girl shopping in researcher's pretend accessory shop for Barbie dolls: "I need this for my man. A man needs cigarettes."   (wcbstv.com) divider line 102
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2005-09-05 03:41:23 PM
Researchers have discovered that a kid will act like his parents. Somehow, researchers make this specifically about alcohol and cigarettes. Someday researchers will discover that researchers often discover what they want to discover.
 
2005-09-05 03:48:02 PM
My Barbie was a hooker. We played "ho" with her all the time. My parents were not prostitutes. The most violent movie I had seen was "Old Yeller." This was 1960, people. My Barbie was a hooker.
 
2005-09-05 04:34:08 PM
I needs smokes and a beer.

Get that 4 year old over here.

//sick of working all weekend LOL
 
2005-09-05 04:55:08 PM
Kids these days!

A man needs a nice steak and a good blow job.

/duh
 
2005-09-05 05:05:33 PM
I wonder if they sold little "neck massagers" in that store...
 
2005-09-05 05:45:34 PM
My two-year-old son keeps waving ones at my daughter's dolls. I wonder what that means?
 
2005-09-05 06:50:05 PM
minoridot: My two-year-old son keeps waving ones at my daughter's dolls. I wonder what that means?

He can remember the night of his conception?
 
2005-09-05 06:58:09 PM
Hm. I used my sister's Barbie as a ritual sacrifice to my dinosaur toys. To my knowledge, my parents are neither dinosaurs nor participants in ritual human sacrifice.

I could be wrong here, though. You never know...
 
2005-09-05 06:58:28 PM
......'Biatch!!...make me a sammich!!

/How dare you speak to your mother that way you little son of a biatch!!
 
2005-09-05 06:58:45 PM
Ba Zing!
 
2005-09-05 06:59:12 PM
Too bad they didn't also have little baggies of coke or blotters of acid. Then the results would really have been enlightening!
 
2005-09-05 06:59:40 PM
Blast!

what Chariset said

Ba Zing!
 
2005-09-05 06:59:40 PM
The study went on to prove that children with access to www.givemepink.com were 75% more likely to purchase cucumbers.
 
2005-09-05 07:00:39 PM
Don't we have a duh? tag ...
 
2005-09-05 07:00:53 PM
I had to read the headline eight times.
 
2005-09-05 07:01:10 PM
My daughter said the little Barbie condoms were cute but Ken ain't packin'!
 
2005-09-05 07:01:14 PM
kindablue: I had to read the headline eight times.


i'm sorry.
 
2005-09-05 07:01:16 PM
I play with a Ken doll that I make break into Malibu Barbie's house and start up a meth lab. Needless to say, at the end of the day Malibu Barbie's house is a melted pile of plastic.
 
2005-09-05 07:02:22 PM
This reminds me about the time when I was a kid and played the part of preteen Vic in Inge's The Rainy Afternoon. I was playing house with two sisters. One invited me to come "upstairs to bed" with her, which was really a loft in a barn, since she was observing what her parents did. I accepted against my best judgment. My character, I mean.
 
2005-09-05 07:03:18 PM
Study needs a control. I'd like to see if any children were included whose parents were Vegetarian. Did they choose mainly vegetable foods, or did they buy burgers. Which wins, Parental Influence or McDonalds adverts?
 
2005-09-05 07:03:41 PM
A 6-year-old boy offered the doll cigarettes and said: Honey, have some smokes. Do you like smokes? I like smokes.
What the hell? When I was a 6-year-old boy I used to make Ironman and Skeletor fight to the death.

Skeletor usually won.
 
2005-09-05 07:04:58 PM
SkArcher: Study needs a control. I'd like to see if any children were included whose parents were Vegetarian. Did they choose mainly vegetable foods, or did they buy burgers. Which wins, Parental Influence or McDonalds adverts?

Good idea.
 
2005-09-05 07:05:00 PM
 
2005-09-05 07:05:20 PM
did they also buy skid marked underwear for Ken and Valium and diet pills for Barbie
 
2005-09-05 07:06:03 PM
I wonder if the kids of these researchers would put the Barbies behind a one-way mirror, with smaller Barbies and a smaller store, and observe to see which things those Barbies bought.
 
2005-09-05 07:07:10 PM
I need that kid. I'm too busy layin' on my ass watchin' me some Maury. I shore could use someone to go and fetch me a box of wine and a pack of Marlboro reds.
 
2005-09-05 07:07:24 PM
That's all very interesting, but does that actually imply that the children will drink and smoke later?

My father was a smoker...and I remember as a kid I pretended that the pretzel sticks my father would buy me at 7-11 was like a cigarette--and I would tap it into the car ashtray.

While I had fun with that, I never picked up smoking, and deeply detest cigarette smoke.
 
2005-09-05 07:08:11 PM
I don't know about anyone else,but when we were kids,we played "Swat Team" with my sisters' Barbies and her Dream House. You put about 3 GI Joes holding 6 Barbie hostages,and try to take them out with suction cup darts without harming the civilians. Good times.
 
2005-09-05 07:09:51 PM
I need this for my man. A man needs smack.
 
2005-09-05 07:10:45 PM
I need this for my man. A man needs Astroglide.

This is fun...
 
2005-09-05 07:10:58 PM
NPComplete

my head asplode
 
2005-09-05 07:11:31 PM
Q: Dear farkquestions, why are headlines that make absolutely no grammatical sense greenlighted?
 
2005-09-05 07:13:36 PM
I wonder if kids were more prone to buy barbie's black friend if their parents were slave owners.
 
2005-09-05 07:13:58 PM
I need Barbie's friend Stacey for my man. A man needs two chicks at the same time.

/not a millionaire
 
2005-09-05 07:15:02 PM
My GI Joe was a serial killer.
 
2005-09-05 07:17:27 PM
swiftheart: That's all very interesting, but does that actually imply that the children will drink and smoke later?

My father was a smoker...and I remember as a kid I pretended that the pretzel sticks my father would buy me at 7-11 was like a cigarette--and I would tap it into the car ashtray.

While I had fun with that, I never picked up smoking, and deeply detest cigarette smoke.


I was the exact opposite. I never really mimicked my parents smoking habbits as a child. I took up smoking when I was 15. I quit (hopefully for good) nearly 3 months ago.

/I haven't smoked for 2 months, 3 weeks and 3 days, saving 1,713.56 cigarettes and $331.57.
 
2005-09-05 07:17:54 PM
 
2005-09-05 07:17:58 PM
Dante Hicks not available for comment.
 
2005-09-05 07:21:26 PM
It's nauseating that "researchers" have been pulling stunts like this for years, fully prepping their "studies" and "surveys" for a given shocking outcome, which they then use to advocate changes in public policy.

Hell, years ago, my 5th grade class knew that something was up, getting questionnaires with questions like, "How often do you do heroin?" 1) Three times a day 2) Once a day 3) Three times a week 4) Once a week 5) Three times a month 6) Once a month... 10) Never."

They questions covered *insanely* wrong behavior for middle class 5th graders, and all were stacked like that one. WE, THE FIFTH GRADERS, figured out that they were trying to make everyone as uncomfortable as possible to put "Never" after each and every question, as if there was something *wrong* with them as a kid.

But why would they do this? How wrong, how perverted do you have to be to try to use elementary school children to get what you politically want? And money?

I'm sure they still rationalize what they are doing, with some "ends justify the means" arguments.

When 5th graders complain to their teacher that they think they are being used for some twisted political purpose, don't you think that it is time to put a halt to nonsense like this?
 
2005-09-05 07:21:36 PM
My Barbies were all lesbians while I was growing up. I didn't have any male dolls so I started hooking up all the female ones with each other. I also had one Barbie that I dressed in a long dress and Little House on the Prairie type sunbonnet. All the other Barbies made fun of her because she was from the country.
 
2005-09-05 07:22:01 PM
darkrowan keep up the good work!
 
2005-09-05 07:22:02 PM
My Barbie had a huge trunk for her clothes and shoes and yet, oddly, she was naked most of the time.
 
2005-09-05 07:22:58 PM
Researchers discovered while researching other researchers that researching researches is more difficult than researching researchers. Researchers also found that this is all Briteny Spears' fault.
 
2005-09-05 07:24:00 PM
What's sad is that the parents needed the researchers to make them stop and actually pay attention to what their kids say and do when they role play.
You can learn a lot by watching kids play, especially your own.
 
2005-09-05 07:25:55 PM
N. S. Radieaux:
This reminds me about the time when I was a kid and played the part of preteen Vic in Inge's The Rainy Afternoon. I was playing house with two sisters. One invited me to come "upstairs to bed" with her, which was really a loft in a barn, since she was observing what her parents did. I accepted against my best judgment. My character, I mean.

So... uh... How shall I ask this...

Cynders:
To my knowledge, my parents are neither dinosaurs nor participants in ritual human sacrifice.

You'd be amazed what a visit to a good regression therapist can uncover. Pretty soon you'll be remembering how your parents were in a Satanic coven and ritualistically murdered dozens of babies in the basement. Perhaps there were secret tunnels leading to other coven members' basements? Do you remember tunnels? Long underground tunnels, with wooden walls?
 
2005-09-05 07:28:47 PM
whammer:
Hell, years ago, my 5th grade class knew that something was up, getting questionnaires with questions like, "How often do you do heroin?" 1) Three times a day 2) Once a day 3) Three times a week 4) Once a week 5) Three times a month 6) Once a month... 10) Never."

Hey! That study was important to the War on Drugs. Heroin dealers lurk everywhere, and our kids are most vulnerable. Why do you hate America?
 
2005-09-05 07:29:05 PM
whammer: Did you ever stop to think that they were actually doing legitimate research? It may be incomprehensible to you that 5th graders would be doing heroin, but there are area where it happens. Your class may have been part of a larger study that involved areas with wide-spread drug use and areas with little drug use, particularly among younger children. That's just one of many plausible explanations for the study you participated in.

I've done psychological research, and it's not because I have a political agenda. It's because I'm curious about stuff.
 
2005-09-05 07:30:03 PM
No Such Agency: So... uh... How shall I ask this...


Well...?
 
2005-09-05 07:30:06 PM
i'll they are really doing here is teaching kids to be good consumers... scary stuff.
 
2005-09-05 07:32:23 PM
Hmmm...

My sister ripped the heads off all my Barbie and Ken dolls... she then styled the hair..

As far as I know my parents were not homicidal hair dressers... my sister though...
 
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