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Hazmat Barbie

Barbie tests Chinese-made toys for lead content.
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A Hazmat Barbie dressed in a stylish Tyvek suit accessorized with real lead test strips and a respirator. Barbie can test Chinese-made toys for lead content.
livingstereo, Dec 17 2007

Barbie's vice http://www.choice.c...d=100570&tid=100011
GHB laced kids toys [Custardguts, Dec 19 2007]

(?) Wanna ride? http://www.cwfa.org...s/753/CFI/cfreport/
Barbie's pimped out ride [Custardguts, Dec 19 2007]

(??) If Barbie were as big as me... http://mathpartners..._as_big_as_me.ppt#1
...her wrists wouldn't be big enough to contain bones. [wagster, Dec 19 2007]


       Lemme guess, she's hopped up on GHB laced microdots, riding a suspiciously vibrating harry potteresque witches' broom.   

Custardguts, Dec 17 2007

       Chemistry is not magic, [Custardguts]. Also, this would be a good role model for young girls.
quantum_flux, Dec 18 2007

       Oh, so we're pretending that barbie hasn't been a disturbing sex-symbol aimed at pre-teen girls for the last 40 odd years?
Custardguts, Dec 19 2007

       Great idea. Didn't click on it till now because I thought this was a barbie made of hazederous materials... which would be a horrible satrical joke about recent chinese toy problems... but its not. Crossiant. [+]
evilpenguin, Dec 19 2007

       Hey [bubba] I'm agreeing with you here. I'd rather ditch barbie as a so-called role model rather than try to rehabilitate her into something better.   

       Maybe I'm not being clear here. I'm all for producing realistic and deserving role models for kids - scientists, engineers, teachers, doctors, aid workers, etc. I just don't think Barbie is a useful vehicle for this.   

       Maybe I should delete that first anno. I was drunk and can't even remember what point I was trying to make at the time. If I even had one. I certainly wasn't linking science and magic.
Custardguts, Dec 19 2007

       //What, an avaginal, anorexic, post-plastic-surgery bimbo with big hair, a fake smile and legs that look like she got through puberty in five minutes, touting around a white lab coat and a clipboard?//   

       Sounds like the scientists you see in Gillette adverts. Apart from perhaps the avaginal bit.
theleopard, Dec 19 2007

       [theleopard] has obviously seen slightly saucier Gillette adverts than I have.
hippo, Dec 19 2007

       "Hazmat Barbie! The best a man can get!"   

wagster, Dec 19 2007

       For boys, a corresponding "Action Man", with clipboard, pencil, and Local Council Environmental Health badge ....
8th of 7, Dec 19 2007

       Yeah, but you totally would.
theleopard, Dec 19 2007

       I'm not entirely sure I would. I think if you actually met a woman with that sort of leg-to-torso ratio it might look a little weird, much in the same way that even though I love huge breasts, Lolo Ferrari and her silicone cohorts don't really do it for me.   

       Found an interesting school ppt helping fix the Barbie perception skewing effect (link).
wagster, Dec 19 2007

       Yes yes, you don't look at fireplaces whilst chopping up kindling, and such.
theleopard, Dec 19 2007

       Brings to mind dumbest headline of the past few weeks: "Christmas lights said to contain lead." Bud, if you're eating Christmas tree leads, you've gonna have more immediate problems that a little lead poisoning.
DrCurry, Dec 19 2007

       If barbie were scaled up to life-sized, her legs would be crushed by the weight of her breasts. It's the same principle as why you don't see 10 foot tall ants walking around, so scaling up things is a mute issue.
quantum_flux, Dec 19 2007

       //I was drunk and can't even remember what point I was trying to make at the time.//   

       Nice. I knew there was reason to frequent this site. Even while drunk.
afinehowdoyoudo, Dec 19 2007


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