28 October 2008

Scenes From The Cabbage Patch...
Just when you thought things could not possibly become ANY more bizarre, along comes something that really throws you off the turnip truck.
Take this snippet from the news:
(From the AP)
If you're a frequent visitor (read shopper) on eBay, you might want to check out the latest in political niche gifts like the 2008 Presidential and Vice Presidential Cabbage Patch Dolls.
This glee some foursome, which I might add are ONE-OF-A-KIND Cabbage Patch Kids dolls have been crafted in the likenesses of McCain, Obama, Biden and Palin.
Said a spokesperson for Jakks Pacific, Inc (obviously based on the LEFT coast): "We've had a great history with making celebrity lookalikes with these kids. We've done everyone from ELVIS to Donald Trump to Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey".
Now I don't know about YOU, but I never really liked these bits of fluff and stuff to begin with. I liken them to some quasi-demonic inhabitant of the 5th layer of Hades that would suck the breath out of a child's mouth while they slept. And the mere THOUGHT of having one look like Donald Trump (bad comb-over and all) sitting in ANY child's room at night gives ME the heebie-jeebies!
All the proceeds from the auction, which begins Thursday and ends November 4th, will benefit the USMC's Toys For Tots Foundation, so at least it's not going to be a waste in THAT fashion. Those Devil Dogs do damn good work (don't they always?) with that foundation. I know...I've given more than a few times over the years.
But something does bother me about making likenesses of candidates for political office. I mean it's not like someone went out and made a GEORGE WASHINGTON or ABE LINCOLN 12 inch "action figure"...oh wait, they already did, but that was LONG after they took the big "dirt nap".
I can see Hasbro licking their chops over this:
The Sarah Palin action figure, complete with articulated moose, hunting rifle, and skinning knife. Actually, that would be a keeper for me (VBEG). Or what about the Joe Biden action figure that comes with over 400 "nonsense-laden quips" that he says after you "push his button" (and there is no OFF switch to shut him the hell up), hmm?
The John McCain action figure would have limited mobility for the arms (for the obvious reasons) while the Barack Obama figure would bend in more positions than a pretzel factory could dream up...AND would be just as soft (on crime that is)...heh, heh, heh.
But why stop at the NATIONAL LEVEL?
We could bring it on down to the LOCAL level too.
You could have the Congressional Mark Souder figure that doesn't know WHICH WAY it wants to walk. Or the opposition's Mike Montagano figure that has more teeth than the ADA and loves carrots (h/t to "Dan" for that idea).
Any other local bloggers reading can feel free to add to the list...we just might be ONTO something here.
Maybe we might get rich quick in the process.
And to think I've ALWAYS wanted to have my VERY OWN action figure.
Perhaps....something noble...something mysterious...something cool...
...like a JEDI MASTER!
(sighs)...yeah...I know...next life, eh?
Well at least I'm the right AGE to be one these days...!
AND I already have a lightsaber (with electronic sounds).
*~* Lastly, I was the recipient of some recent kudos by another blogger (Sgt. Murphy, USMC - Semper Fi) who recently added THIS blog to his list of "suspects" (as I like to refer to my linked blogs).
I have to say that over the last two years, I've made some great contacts, met some dynamite people, and have gotten to see not only those that share my POV, but have actually enlightened me to their OWN (and that ain't easy to do to this old Summa Cum Laude grad from the College of Hard Knocks). I've learned a lot, and whenever you talk about LIFE in general, LEARNING should be close to the top of your "short list". I've always felt that the day we STOP learning is the day we stop living, as in pushing up the old daisies.
With that said, I can now bring you the "rules" for the"
"Superior Scribbler Award":
~Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
~Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
~Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
~Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
~Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
Now how the hell can I figure out HOW to be FAIR when I SEND the AWARD along?
How's about this...I'll list the 5 I think are deserving of the award, and this in NO way reflects on those I omit. I only have FIVE choices for God's sake...I'd put damn near ALL of you in there, if the laws of physics changed today, but I can't cram 10 pounds of ANYTHING into a 5 pound sack now, can I?.
Here goes:
1) MYHUDHOUSE (Phil Marx - foxhole buddy in 'da hood)
2) FortWayneNews (AWB's gig- funny, irreverent, AND truthful)
3) Everett White (Phoetry -great pictures)
4) Child Of The Fort (Nostalgia R Us, and I love it)
5) Just4the Record (Andy & Tim are the reason THIS blog exists, believe it...or not)
And here is the link BACK to the (almost) original post:

Hey, I know I'm FAR from being one of the most popular, most read, and most commented blogs in the whole damn blogosphere...but then again, being so far down the list is really kinda nice...
I don't have to worry about someone knocking me off the mountain top, do I?
Then again, you don't have to BE on the mountain top to bring the TRUTH to the people, nor affect a change for the better, do you?
Carry on, People.


Anonymous said...

Just think, plenty of target practice on the doll you don't like. :)

Bob G. said...

LMAO....I'm sure glad we DO think alike.

Thanks for stopping by.


cassie said...

Congrats, Bob!!
Your blog is one of FTW's best kept secrets.

Bob G. said...

Shhhh...no one's suppsoed to know...!

(wink, wink)

Thank you.