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2013-04-26 08:02:00 PM  
Do they even sell American Girl doll in the UK?
 
2013-04-26 08:05:04 PM  
Doll company rotates stock to increase sales, this is obviously an outrage.

/Lego does the same thing.
 
2013-04-26 08:08:08 PM  
Heh, my girlfriend and I took her daughter to the mall one weekend. Her daughter absolutely loves these things so we went to their shop. Thing is farking massive. It has it's own restaurant.

Anyway, I'm just walking around checking out these expensive-ass dolls, and I see Rebecca the little Jewish girl. She's got her Hanukkah dress, Hanukkah celebration set, etc. Then I look on the little sideboard next to her (holding the Hanukkah set) and there's coins, right next to her hand. Then I look a little closer and she's holding a penny in between her fingers. She was literally pinching a penny.

img692.imageshack.us

I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.

/CSB
 
2013-04-26 09:44:54 PM  
I used to work for goodwill's online store. These were big sellers and always went for big money. A remember a trunk of AG clothing went for over 300
 
2013-04-27 12:24:40 AM  
Little girl dolls scare me.

You look into their eyes and the void looks back into you.

*chills*
 
2013-04-27 12:30:26 AM  
American Girl dolls.....made in China.
 
2013-04-27 02:04:05 AM  
These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.
 
2013-04-27 03:22:26 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Heh, my girlfriend and I took her daughter to the mall one weekend. Her daughter absolutely loves these things so we went to their shop. Thing is farking massive. It has it's own restaurant.

Anyway, I'm just walking around checking out these expensive-ass dolls, and I see Rebecca the little Jewish girl. She's got her Hanukkah dress, Hanukkah celebration set, etc. Then I look on the little sideboard next to her (holding the Hanukkah set) and there's coins, right next to her hand. Then I look a little closer and she's holding a penny in between her fingers. She was literally pinching a penny.

[img692.imageshack.us image 850x1133]

I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.

/CSB


I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be Hanukkah gelt.

This isn't really news -- AG retires historical dolls every now and then and they also have a new one-year-only modern doll every January, complete with an obscene number of accessories, and they have an insane number of devotees who will buy every doll and accessory they can afford. From a marketing viewpoint, they're doing it right. Still, I'm a little sorry to see Molly go. She's the last of the original historical dolls -- back when I was the right age for the dolls, there were only three of them and the other two were taken off the market several years ago.

/still have my old Kirsten doll. Who needed Victorian tea sets when you could have a miniature school bench and Reward of Merit cards?
 
2013-04-27 03:23:11 AM  
[Sick] ?

Ok...
 
2013-04-27 03:24:08 AM  
www.charlock.org
 
2013-04-27 03:31:05 AM  
I didn't see anything about marijuana
 
2013-04-27 03:33:17 AM  
Am I the only one who sees the word on "retire" in emphasis quotes and their brain goes to Blade Runner?

/I'll settle for triggering it now.
 
2013-04-27 03:34:49 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Heh, my girlfriend and I took her daughter to the mall one weekend. Her daughter absolutely loves these things so we went to their shop. Thing is farking massive. It has it's own restaurant.

Anyway, I'm just walking around checking out these expensive-ass dolls, and I see Rebecca the little Jewish girl. She's got her Hanukkah dress, Hanukkah celebration set, etc. Then I look on the little sideboard next to her (holding the Hanukkah set) and there's coins, right next to her hand. Then I look a little closer and she's holding a penny in between her fingers. She was literally pinching a penny.

[img692.imageshack.us image 850x1133]

I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.

/CSB


It could be worse, she could be pinching the loaf on the table.
 
2013-04-27 03:36:01 AM  

WeenerGord: I didn't see anything about marijuana


"Organic" is all you need to know.
 
2013-04-27 03:37:14 AM  
"Classic" and "Historic" aren't words I'd use to describe dolls created by a company founded in 1986
 
2013-04-27 03:40:35 AM  
Bladerunner is a great movie but it has absolutely nothing to do with the actual book Bladerunner which was about underground medical practices and a courier delivering medical tools to underground doctors.
 
2013-04-27 03:51:27 AM  
I'm 30 frickin years old, and I have never in my entire life ever even heard of these things.
 
2013-04-27 03:52:17 AM  

Asphyxium: Bladerunner is a great movie but it has absolutely nothing to do with the actual book Bladerunner which was about underground medical practices and a courier delivering medical tools to underground doctors.


Tell me about your mother.
 
2013-04-27 03:57:27 AM  

L.D. Ablo: These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.


LOL!  / funny clicky...

As it happens, I couldn't bring myself to be outraged at the company in TFA.  Seems like a top shelf operation, IMHO.

To the MJ question, the worst part about smokin' grass, is the flashbacks.

They could happen while you're driving!
 
2013-04-27 04:02:59 AM  

L.D. Ablo: These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.


You son of a biatch.

I had never heard that term and I click on the first link in google for it and get this:

You know, if I had a farking dollar for every time a thin person came along and derailed a conversation about the public ridicule of fat people with "But people call me nasty names because I'm thin with an hourglass figure, it's really hard for me too." I'd be a wealthy, wealthy woman.

Not content with being what the world tells the rest of us we SHOULD be, they have to whinge that they are being picked on too. Must the attention ALWAYS be on your experience, thin people?

Call the farking WAHMBULANCE thin people and biatch to someone who cares. I am so over having to make every conversation about fatness fit thin people in who have no farking idea what it is like to be culturally and systematically vilified for living in a body that is considered diseased/abnormal/sub-human. .



/Hate you.
//Blog's bolding, not mine.
 
2013-04-27 04:07:41 AM  

Meethos: I'm 30 frickin years old, and I have never in my entire life ever even heard of these things.


They're something like $100/doll, and $25/outfit of clothing for the doll. Status symbol toys for sure.

A smart kid and parents could take a regular doll and make a history of her, should they wish.Although I guess one of the things with these is they are made more to physically represent a 10-12 year old girl as opposed to a baby doll.
 
2013-04-27 04:08:25 AM  
I can't wait to see Limbaugh, Hannity or Glenn Beck complain, just so someone can call them out for being old men obsessed with American Girl dolls
 
2013-04-27 04:10:11 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Little girl dolls scare me.

You look into their eyes and the void looks back into you.

*chills*


My wife has two from when she was young. They're creepy.

An old coworker of mine was getting one for her 4 year old daughter's birthday - but also a case for it, so the child was not allowed to play with this "birthday present" for "her".

They have a massive store in Chicago I was at once.
 
2013-04-27 04:10:53 AM  

SearchN: L.D. Ablo: These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.

You son of a biatch.

I had never heard that term and I click on the first link in google for it and get this:

You know, if I had a farking dollar for every time a thin person came along and derailed a conversation about the public ridicule of fat people with "But people call me nasty names because I'm thin with an hourglass figure, it's really hard for me too." I'd be a wealthy, wealthy woman.

Not content with being what the world tells the rest of us we SHOULD be, they have to whinge that they are being picked on too. Must the attention ALWAYS be on your experience, thin people?

Call the farking WAHMBULANCE thin people and biatch to someone who cares. I am so over having to make every conversation about fatness fit thin people in who have no farking idea what it is like to be culturally and systematically vilified for living in a body that is considered diseased/abnormal/sub-human. .


/Hate you.
//Blog's bolding, not mine.


Look 3 links down. just saying ya I know it's probably too late.
Oh and wow that blog just wow...
 
2013-04-27 04:11:09 AM  
Even if science were able to perfect the female partner doll I don't think I could ever get over the fact that it's a robot underneath. I would always be afraid of that moment when we're watching TV together and the head slowly turns towards me with the red terminator eyes.

/Then the killing begins
//Great, now I've scared myself and it's late
///Guess I'll sleep during the day tomorrow
\Like a vampire
\\Damn! Now I made it worse.
\\\More slashies than a serial killer
{SHUT UP!}
 
2013-04-27 04:26:51 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Little girl dolls scare me.

You look into their eyes and the void looks back into you.

*chills*


Black eyes. Like a shark's eyes.
 
2013-04-27 04:33:52 AM  
So is gardening bad or something? I thought gardening was a good thing.
 
2013-04-27 04:39:02 AM  

SearchN: L.D. Ablo: These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.

You son of a biatch.

I had never heard that term and I click on the first link in google for it and get this:

You know, if I had a farking dollar for every time a thin person came along and derailed a conversation about the public ridicule of fat people with "But people call me nasty names because I'm thin with an hourglass figure, it's really hard for me too." I'd be a wealthy, wealthy woman.

Not content with being what the world tells the rest of us we SHOULD be, they have to whinge that they are being picked on too. Must the attention ALWAYS be on your experience, thin people?

Call the farking WAHMBULANCE thin people and biatch to someone who cares. I am so over having to make every conversation about fatness fit thin people in who have no farking idea what it is like to be culturally and systematically vilified for living in a body that is considered diseased/abnormal/sub-human. .


/Hate you.
//Blog's bolding, not mine.


Stop stuffing big macs into your pie whole, turn off the damn tv, and go for a walk.

/5'11", 165lbs
 
2013-04-27 04:50:57 AM  

Meethos: I'm 30 frickin years old, and I have never in my entire life ever even heard of these things.


45/f, never hear of these things until a few months ago.  Now I see them everywhere.
 
2013-04-27 04:51:59 AM  
Well, Barbie has been teaching little girls have to be whores for many years.....
 
2013-04-27 04:52:50 AM  

RenownedCurator: scottydoesntknow: Heh, my girlfriend and I took her daughter to the mall one weekend. Her daughter absolutely loves these things so we went to their shop. Thing is farking massive. It has it's own restaurant.

Anyway, I'm just walking around checking out these expensive-ass dolls, and I see Rebecca the little Jewish girl. She's got her Hanukkah dress, Hanukkah celebration set, etc. Then I look on the little sideboard next to her (holding the Hanukkah set) and there's coins, right next to her hand. Then I look a little closer and she's holding a penny in between her fingers. She was literally pinching a penny.

[img692.imageshack.us image 850x1133]

I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.

/CSB

I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be Hanukkah gelt.

This isn't really news -- AG retires historical dolls every now and then and they also have a new one-year-only modern doll every January, complete with an obscene number of accessories, and they have an insane number of devotees who will buy every doll and accessory they can afford. From a marketing viewpoint, they're doing it right. Still, I'm a little sorry to see Molly go. She's the last of the original historical dolls -- back when I was the right age for the dolls, there were only three of them and the other two were taken off the market several years ago.

/still have my old Kirsten doll. Who needed Victorian tea sets when you could have a miniature school bench and Reward of Merit cards?


I have no idea what you are talking about.
 
2013-04-27 05:03:35 AM  

cygnusx13: RenownedCurator: scottydoesntknow: Heh, my girlfriend and I took her daughter to the mall one weekend. Her daughter absolutely loves these things so we went to their shop. Thing is farking massive. It has it's own restaurant.

Anyway, I'm just walking around checking out these expensive-ass dolls, and I see Rebecca the little Jewish girl. She's got her Hanukkah dress, Hanukkah celebration set, etc. Then I look on the little sideboard next to her (holding the Hanukkah set) and there's coins, right next to her hand. Then I look a little closer and she's holding a penny in between her fingers. She was literally pinching a penny.

[img692.imageshack.us image 850x1133]

I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.

/CSB

I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be Hanukkah gelt.

This isn't really news -- AG retires historical dolls every now and then and they also have a new one-year-only modern doll every January, complete with an obscene number of accessories, and they have an insane number of devotees who will buy every doll and accessory they can afford. From a marketing viewpoint, they're doing it right. Still, I'm a little sorry to see Molly go. She's the last of the original historical dolls -- back when I was the right age for the dolls, there were only three of them and the other two were taken off the market several years ago.

/still have my old Kirsten doll. Who needed Victorian tea sets when you could have a miniature school bench and Reward of Merit cards?

I have no idea what you are talking about.


Yea, I'm kinda wondering O_0
 
2013-04-27 05:08:43 AM  
This is 0baMao's Altamont.
 
2013-04-27 05:12:14 AM  

santadog: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7720922/83871309#c83871309" target="_blank">Meethos</a>:</b> <i>I'm 30 frickin years old, and I have never in my entire life ever even heard of these things.</i>

45/f, never hear of these things until a few months ago.  Now I see them everywhere.


Conspiracy,  I think this types of articles are sponsored by the industrial toy complex. Readers will go buy the toy for Suzy because they think the toy is popular when it really isn't.
 
2013-04-27 05:14:31 AM  

SpdrJay: Well, Barbie has been teaching little girls have to be whores for many years.....


And it has succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations!
 
2013-04-27 05:17:13 AM  
So?  Educational toys are kinda lame anyhow, look how the original GI Joe dolls were eclipsed by snake-mutant-fighting '80s commandos wielding guns with seven barrels and off-handing a mortar.
 
2013-04-27 05:19:07 AM  

WeenerGord: I didn't see anything about marijuana


That's because Subby's trolling. Badly, because other than the modmin who approved the flamebait headline, nobody really bit.
 
2013-04-27 05:22:04 AM  

UsikFark: Asphyxium: Bladerunner is a great movie but it has absolutely nothing to do with the actual book Bladerunner which was about underground medical practices and a courier delivering medical tools to underground doctors.

Tell me about your mother.


So that's why the doll comes with a tortoise. Well, you know what a turtle is? Same thing.
 
2013-04-27 05:47:01 AM  

Meethos: I'm 30 frickin years old, and I have never in my entire life ever even heard of these things.


You and me both. And SearchN just HAAAD to enlighten me on *cough* Thin Privilege.

*walks out of thread, grumbling*
 
2013-04-27 05:47:50 AM  
Molly was NOT a WW2 Patriot! She was a whore, just like her mother!
 
2013-04-27 06:56:18 AM  

SearchN: L.D. Ablo: These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.

You son of a biatch.

I had never heard that term and I click on the first link in google for it and get this:

You know, if I had a farking dollar for every time a thin person came along and derailed a conversation about the public ridicule of fat people with "But people call me nasty names because I'm thin with an hourglass figure, it's really hard for me too." I'd be a wealthy, wealthy woman.

Not content with being what the world tells the rest of us we SHOULD be, they have to whinge that they are being picked on too. Must the attention ALWAYS be on your experience, thin people?

Call the farking WAHMBULANCE thin people and biatch to someone who cares. I am so over having to make every conversation about fatness fit thin people in who have no farking idea what it is like to be culturally and systematically vilified for living in a body that is considered diseased/abnormal/sub-human. .


/Hate you.
//Blog's bolding, not mine.


If you thought this was bad, check out head mates, other-kin, transethnic, and a seemingly endless laundry list of made up terms and imaginary conditions that run rampant on tumblr.
 
2013-04-27 07:12:22 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Heh, my girlfriend and I took her daughter to the mall one weekend. Her daughter absolutely loves these things so we went to their shop. Thing is farking massive. It has it's own restaurant.

Anyway, I'm just walking around checking out these expensive-ass dolls, and I see Rebecca the little Jewish girl. She's got her Hanukkah dress, Hanukkah celebration set, etc. Then I look on the little sideboard next to her (holding the Hanukkah set) and there's coins, right next to her hand. Then I look a little closer and she's holding a penny in between her fingers. She was literally pinching a penny.

[img692.imageshack.us image 850x1133]

I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.

/CSB



The store's pretty big, but I think what you were feeling was the spillover from all that other Midtown commercial lunacy. After a while it all looks huge.

I have a nine year old daughter and a seven year old son so my wife and I got the American Girl/Lego store double-whammy when we went for Xmas. (Hint: the bathrooms are hidden somewhere deep below Rockefeller Center past the west side of the rink).
 
2013-04-27 07:18:33 AM  
Read the books as a kid, they were pretty good books on the younger end of the "kids in historical times" genre. The dolls were the kind where you'd look at a catalog and go "ooh" but know you'd never actually afford.

Now, what does someone writing for the Daily Mail care anyway, and why do they fail to comprehend that "Doll of the Year" dolls are replacing, well, the one from last year?
 
2013-04-27 07:32:11 AM  
They retired Molly?! WTF Mattel!
 
2013-04-27 07:47:57 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I was shocked they weren't selling the little bag of Jew gold that goes around her neck, and the real one that goes behind it.


There should also have been the two halves of the egg she hatched from.
 
2013-04-27 07:52:37 AM  

TomD9938: L.D. Ablo: These are supposed to represent American girls?

Then they need a 400 lbs. doll that has thyroid issues, lectures you on Thin Privilege and comes with McDonald's accessories.

LOL!  / funny clicky...

As it happens, I couldn't bring myself to be outraged at the company in TFA.  Seems like a top shelf operation, IMHO.

To the MJ question, the worst part about smokin' grass, is the flashbacks.

They could happen while you're driving!


In which case you might slow the f**k down and stop screaming and honking at the other drivers.
 
2013-04-27 07:53:16 AM  

santadog: Meethos: I'm 30 frickin years old, and I have never in my entire life ever even heard of these things.

45/f, never hear of these things until a few months ago.  Now I see them everywhere.


I don't know when I first heard of them, but I find them hard not to associate with Santorum now:

i295.photobucket.com

From looking at the American Girl website, that looks like Kit, "a resourceful girl growing up during the Great Depression."
 
2013-04-27 08:14:53 AM  
My two daughters are not particularly interested in dolls with extensive backgrounds. Political, social or artistic. They like toys, not overpriced sermons.
 
2013-04-27 08:29:26 AM  

Jim_Callahan: So?  Educational toys are kinda lame anyhow, look how the original GI Joe dolls were eclipsed by snake-mutant-fighting '80s commandos wielding guns with seven barrels and off-handing a mortar.


Hey... Shut up.
 
2013-04-27 08:56:59 AM  
Yeah, that Santorum kid is gonna be a head boiler. Mark my words.
 
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