American Girl Dolls must have existed when I was young, but I only became aware of them when I was in high school or college and my mom put together a fashion show of American Girl Dolls and their owners in companion outfits as a fundraiser for a camp for girls with diabetes.
I remember feeling that I would have loved one, if my parents ever would have spent the money. I wished that was my aspirational doll, not those freaky looking Cabbage Patch Kids (which, when I finally got one, after the initial craze was past, inspired nothing but a strange vicarious buyers remorse.)
@Natalie Eve :D Anytime!
I'm just so glad to read a nutritional advice column that isn't trying to make the case that whatever my stone age forebears did really ought to be my yardstick for healthy behavior.
This idea of what we're 'adapted' to do keeps coming back again and again on so many fronts. Am I adapted to be dominated by an alpha male? What does that even mean? I'm adapted to eat scavenged greens and occasional raw ungulate meat? Even if that were true, what do I care? I'm not adapted for antibiotics or birth control, either- doesn't stop me from ingesting those.
In short, viva les carbs!
I like that she continues to explore the full range of googly-eye possibilities. Affecting and effective! O_o
A grinder for me, please. And I'll just have a drink from the bubbler.
@Lumpy Space Princess I suppose I could toss in a madeleine for dessert...
I imagine the next in the series will be "An Interview with a Really Tight Pussy."
I'd like to do one in reverse. I wonder what feeling I might be eating with a cellophane-bag deli croissant dipped in a can-full of overheated minestrone soup?
@hoo:ha I don't know if you're only looking at contemporary examples? If you're also interested in more historical ones, I think Mae West is pretty hilarious (both!)
I have to admit, I'm not generally laughing at Sarah Silverman, but that's nothing to do with her prettiness or ladyhood. Comedy is personal, and Silverman's sense of humor leans more mean than dark for my taste.
But it boggled my mind, reading that article the other day, how anyone could think she's not successful. She's in everything. She works with everyone. People who don't even like comedy have heard of her. What's missing? I don't get it.