Friday, December 16, 2005

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

In the picture above, the Project Runway contestants are told they will have only 30 minutes to sketch their designs, and Marla checks a watch only she can see.

I'm watching the show now, and every time they say "My Scene Barbie" all I hear is "Miocene Barbie" and I imagine a terrified Barbie being chased by wolves and rhinos. (Which I believe could be the next successful playset environment for Mattel.)

2 comments:

peeky said...

I kept hearing "miocene" too, and while that epoch didn't seem like a particularly good fit for Barbie, hey, Mattel is the expert...

Michael Markowitz said...

See, maybe it's a mistake to give this kind of million-dollar-idea away, but if you're listening, Mattel:

What about Time Travel Barbie? I'm thinking Barbie in that fur outfit Raquel Welch wore in One Million B.C., running from dinos or mastodons... or Barbie being led to the guillotine...

If anyone out there wants to make such a tableau and photograph it, please send it to tips@shouldveaskedme.com and I'll be happy to run it... I think we could spark a trend AND a toy sensation.