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Just in time for Xmas: Big Brother Barbie

Barbie is a horrible toy. We can all agree on that. But now we can despise her for something other than the ridiculous body image and vacuous statements on consumer culture she sells the kiddies.

This Barbie can spy on your family.

Sorry citizen, you have comitted a thought crime. The appropriate agencies have been notified.

Sorry citizen, you have comitted a thought crime. The appropriate agencies have been notified.

Vigilant Citizen sounds the alarm:

In an attempt to revitalize its Barbie brand, Mattel will soon launch Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi-connected doll with artificial intelligence that “talks” to children by recording what they say and responding accordingly. All of the children’s interactions with the doll are recorded using a microphone and are sent to a remote server through Wi-Fi. The recorded voices are then interpreted by an algorithm in order to generate an appropriate response. While some might find this innovation fun and interesting, others see a big-brotherish nightmare as the toy has the capability to ask personal questions to little girls, record their answers (and everything else the mic picks up) to then transmit the information to a remote location.

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Artist Introduces New ‘Average’ Doll As Healthy Alternative to Barbie

Hey kids! Meet Lammily, the doll with the reasonably realistic body of a 19 year-old American woman! Lammily is the creation of artist Nickolay Lamm, who hopes to raise enough money for his dolls to go into mass production as a competitor to the freakishly proportioned Barbie. I’ll be the first to tell you that I know absolutely nothing about what it’s like to be a young girl, but as a young boy I always played with toys that were representative of anything but average people. I have zero problem with the “average” doll, but when I played with action figures it was about fantasy: Superheroes, GI Joes, Star Wars characters, monsters, and more. That being said, I’ll happily accept that men don’t suffer from the same kinds of body issues that women do, so it’s probably comparing apples and oranges.

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California Woman Transforming Herself Into A “Human Barbie” Is Undergoing Hypnotherapy To Lower Her IQ

BARBIE-largeWhen mindlessness is idolized, hypnosis to dim the brain becomes a method of cosmetic improvement. Via the Huffington Post:

A California woman who describes herself as Barbie-obsessed says she uses hypnotherapy sessions in the hopes that it will decrease her IQ.

“I just want to be the ultimate Barbie. I actually want to be brainless,” Blondie Bennett, 38, told Barcroft TV. “I don’t like being human, if that makes sense… Natural is boring… I would love to be like, completely plastic.”

Bennett has had five breast augmentations and other procedures in the hopes of attaining her goal. But now she says she’s undergoing hypnotherapy sessions two-to-three times a week in order to dumb down her thoughts.

She says it’s working. “I’ve had 20 sessions and I’m already starting to feel ditzy and confused all the time.”

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Remembering The Barbie Liberation Front

An ahead-of-its-time covert shopdropping (the opposite of shoplifting) endeavor, in which the mass produced toys sold to children were "corrected":
The Barbie Liberation Organisation was an organization that caused a significant cultural jamming intervention in 1993. Having purchased many Barbie dolls and GI Joe action figures, the group switched the voice boxes from a pair of dolls (one from either group) and then placed them onto store shelves. Customers who purchased the toys were surprised to find gung-ho, combat ready Barbie dolls or effeminate GI Joes that were more interested in shopping than shooting.
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FBI Says Barbie ‘Video Girl’ Doll Is Perfect For Kiddie Porn

Why give pedophiles the idea? From CNN:
The FBI is warning law agencies that the new Barbie "Video Girl" doll could be used as a tool by pedophiles to make child pornography. In an alert entitled "Barbie 'Video Girl' a Possible Child Pornography Production Method," the FBI said the doll has a built-in hidden camera in the chest and a small LCD screen for video display in her back...
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Hugo Chavez Says Playstation Is “Poison”

Hugo ChavezAnd who would argue with him? As reported by Yahoo News/AFP:

CARACAS (AFP) – Sony’s PlayStation video game console is “poison” and leads children down the capitalist “road to hell,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.

Chavez, in his weekly radio-TV show “Alo Presidente,” called on Venezuelan manufacturers to make “educational” toys and dolls with indigenous peoples’ features to replace capitalistic counterparts like the Barbie doll that “have nothing to do with our culture.”

In expanding on his dislike of western toys and games — he already slammed Nintendo for promoting “selfishness, individualism and violence,” Chavez Sunday took on the world’s top selling game console, Sony’s PlayStation.

“Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison. Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him.'”

The firebrand leftist president said any game that “bomb cities or just throw bombs,” are sold by capitalist countries to sow violence so they can “later sell weapons.”

They “promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them.

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