Barbie girl

Mattel has specifically but somewhat unfirmly denied that the much-discussed breakup of Ken and Barbie has anything to do with the new “Cali girl Barbie” that was recently introduced.

This took a whole different spin in my head when I saw a print ad for the latter in a local paper, and noticed that when printed on low-grade newsprint, a lower-case i looks an awful lot like an l.

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Published in: on February 14, 2004 at 00:20  Comments (4)  
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  1. Math is hard
    Just one more Barbie career, the oldest profession!

  2. hahahahaa!
    *snicker*

  3. > when printed on low-grade newsprint, a lower-case i looks an awful lot like an l.
    on Livejournal, too, apparently. whoa, I almost just went out an bought a Barbie.
    now I’m sort of disappointed…

  4. Don’t be too disappointed. The way this new Barbie is dressed does very little to resolve the ambiguity.


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