Tag Archives: doll

You have to laugh!

In the old days I used to think that only the adherents of the more established ideologies could laugh at themselves.  Communists and Catholics seemed to have skins thick enough to handle this whereas the evangelical, fundamentalists,  radical feminists, Maoists and Trotskyists couldn’t see the joke.

Nowadays I don’t know. Communists have all but disappeared. In my experience atheists will laugh along at their own expense, but I am not sure about Catholics. Things seem beyond laughing matters in their organisation.

Anyway, here’s something at laugh at for the religious, the atheist and the Catholic (?).

1: The Rev. Barbie: A creation Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, an Episcopal priest in Kent, Ohio. She comes with a complete wardrobe, etc. I am sure many relgious people will be offended just by the idea of a women being ordained – let alone the doll. See Under God: The Rev. Barbie , The Genius of the Rev. Julie Blake Fisher and Barbie gets ordained, and has the smells-and-bells wardrobe to match.

Continue reading

Collectors’ items?

little-darwinI watched a lecture the other night where the speaker had a Charles Darwin doll sitting on his lectern. I guess this is another thing we will see during the Darwin Year – Darwin merchandise.

It seemed quite cute and I wonder if they are available in New Zealand? This one is part of the “Little Thinkers” Set of dolls.

einstein-dollI quick search shows they aren’t the only such dolls available – there is also an Einstein doll! This raises the prospects of a new collection – dolls of great scientists.

What about others? As a chemist I would like a Mendeleev doll – I am sure he had the face for it.


Dmitri Mendeleev

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine