35 Burst results for "Barbie"

World Bank Delivers Grim News on Inflation

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:44 sec | 4 months ago

World Bank Delivers Grim News on Inflation

"Janet Yellen and World Bank expect elevated inflation to persist. Global growth expected to slow as prices rise increasing risk of stagflation, bank president said treasury secretary Janet Yellen, mister Wall Street Journal, warned that the U.S. is likely to face a prolonged period of elevated inflation. Thank you, Joe Biden. Thank you, Democrats for passing $4 trillion in spending that we did not need last year. Fuel on the Barbie and you got what you wanted. New York Times headlines, slightly different. Yellen defends pandemic spending as inflation persists. Of course, you're going to defend it. But she said I was wrong about inflation, but she can't really say Joe Biden's a bumbling clown and we're in trouble.

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"barbie" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

Kottke Ride Home

05:56 min | 6 months ago

"barbie" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

"And I don't just mean everyone who made fun of it and was annoyed to hear it all the time, like the Rolling Stone readers who voted it worst song of the 90s in 2011. Harsh. But no, Mattel, owners of the Barbie doll franchise weren't too pleased either. The song and video are filled with sexually suggestive lyrics and imagery. Rested says it's a song about plastic surgery. Told Rolling Stone, quote, it's tongue in cheek. It's pop music. If you want to see the layers to it, there's all the layers you want. But we kind of took the piss out of the Pamela Anderson Baywatch perfect picture with silicon boobs. We wanted to take the piss out of that kind of perfect girl. That was the main thing we discussed. We didn't say it very often, but that was the main thing behind it. And even though every CD booklet included a disclaimer about the song being social commentary, Mattel was not having it, and they ended up suing the label. But I do like some of what Russell frackman, the lawyer hired on behalf of the label pointed out quote, I felt that Mattel had a weak case. My view was reinforced when I learned more about Barbie's background. Barbie began her life as a German doll known as lily, and lily was a plaything for adult men. So her background was not pristine. It also became very clear that Barbie had been represented in books and other media even in recordings prior to Barbie girl, as representing a certain type of person. She became an icon standing for a certain type of person. And that led to the major defenses in the case, which were essentially First Amendment defenses. We hired literary experts, record industry experts, marketing experts, and we came up with all sorts of material that was a lot more critical of Barbie and a lot more sexual, frankly, than Barbie girl. There was no doubt that for many, many years, even people who didn't buy Barbie dolls were aware that Barbie was viewed as a feminist or as a bimbo. That was an indisputable fact. Also, trademarked names have been used in songs for many, many years. Think of Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz. Paul Simon's kodachrome. Bruce Springsteen's Cadillac ranch. At one point, Mattel tried to argue that they could have called the song party girl, but obviously calling it party girl does not convey the same message as calling it Barbie girl. End quote. The best part though, when the lawsuit ultimately ended up in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th circuit after dragging on for four years, judge Alex Kaczynski ruled in favor of the label but said in a very 2000s way of both parties behavior in the press and in the courts and their frequent use of the term piracy quote no one hearing this accusation understands intellectual property owners to be saying that infringers are nautical cutthroats with eye patches and peg legs who board galleons to plunder cargo..

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"barbie" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

Kottke Ride Home

04:50 min | 6 months ago

"barbie" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

"It's Friday, April 8th, 2022, I'm Jackson bird. Today, we turn back the clocks to 1997 for a history of the song Barbie girl and a look at its influence on music. Plus the neolithic origins of short king spring and Mark your calendars for the great North American solar eclipse. Here's some cool stuff for your ride home. Well, since it's Friday, I thought I'd have a bit of fun and share some highlights from a recent Rolling Stone oral history of one of my unironically favorite songs Barbie girl by aqua. And maybe after you hear some of the history and give it a re listen, you'll understand what I mean when I say that this goofy relic of the 90s is a genuinely good and reasonably sophisticated song. So the band behind the song, aqua, are from Denmark, and I'm just going to kick this off with an apology for mispronouncing their names. It's a bit tough to find interviews where individual band members are mentioned by name, so doing what I can here. But anyways, sorin rested and Noreen met when they were 18 in the late 80s and started making music together, being influenced by artists like David Bowie, U2, and Depeche Mode. They got their first big financial break doing the music for a Danish children's movie called naughty frieda and the fearless spies. They needed a rapper for one of the songs they came up with and happened to meet Renee diff. A DJ and rapper who was recording in the same studio as them. Diff had recently met lean Maestro when they were both performing on a ship that went between Norway and Denmark. He, as a DJ, she as a silent Vanna White style host on a game show, who occasionally got to sing a little. They dated but more impactfully, they got together musically with nice terms vocals rounding out the tracks from rasted in Noreen. And Andy green from Rolling Stone wrote of the meshing of Nissan's beautiful high notes and diffs growling vocals, quote it became clear that the unique combination of Maestro's sugary vocals and diffs gravelly wraps was a compelling sound that nobody had ever quite heard before. So the four of them became a band, originally called joy speed. Their first single was a sped up dance version of itsy bitsy spider. And it was all right. But green notes that once they got a synth that could replicate instrumentals, their sound totally changed. And they started pumping out tracks like doctor Jones and my oh my that would later go on to have great success across Europe and Asia. But first, they had to write Barbie girl. And it was rested who initially came up with the idea. He said quote, when we were writing songs for the first album, I went to an art exhibition at a store in Copenhagen, and they'd taken a bunch of Barbie dolls and made a planet out of them. It looked like a big round ball. And it made me think of life in plastic. It's fantastic. I thought that was a great line..

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Dream Toys-intro+wrap ED1

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 11 months ago

Dream Toys-intro+wrap ED1

"The U. K. toy retailers association released its list of twelve dream toys for Christmas the classics are on the list of lego Barbie and hot wheels feel Hooper's spin master has a hot toy from a new movie pop patrols chase to win one transformer the critical scenes with the transformation it plays a major part in the movie this call is being designed to replicate that transformation exactly there's also gassy Gus players beat him with food items displayed on the cards and pumping his head to see his belly bulge the big issue this Christmas though for toy shoppers is supply and demand prices will be higher because of supply chain issues Alan Simpson is with the toy retailers association if you have time early so that you can actually get across and get your plan may as opposed to having to resolve their plan B. or plan C. Simpson says expect to pay more for the bigger box items I'm a Donahue

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"Bob. What did your sister read? Tiger beat. Yeah. I never read any of those. I used to read her Tiger beats because I was interested in culture. Yeah, how'd that go? He learned. Was it just like pictures of Jon Bon Jovi? Who was in Tiger beat at the time? The girls from facts of life. Who would have been a heartthrob when we were young George Michael? George Michael. Yeah? I just remember, I just remember like, 'cause there weren't any Corey Haim obviously. Jorge, there you go. Walk. There they are. The new kids on the block because I was going to be like, they're really wasn't anybody. Johnny Depp? John Stamos. Yeah, yeah, I can see that. Yeah, John sandwich is a care carry definitely had a thing for John Stamos. Who doesn't have a thing for John Stamos? So skipper goes to a store with Barbie, because her friend does call her and she's like, oh by the way, skipper, I literally didn't even leave my house because I'm like too busy paying my nails. So skipper goes to the store with Barbie. You know skipper before this skipper because they think super cold. Yeah, to be like, where are you? Where the fuck are you on red and ivanhoe and reading team beat? Yeah. So where the fuck are you? And she's like, she's like, yo, I don't have the right kind of nail polish and skipper's like skipper kind of goes like, look, nobody fucking cares about your nail polish here at the library. But everybody cares. I guess, I guess she cares. That's what's important. That's what's important. So she's like, hey Barbie, what the hell and Barbie's like, you know, some people are really insecure. Other people. Everybody just like Stevie Nicks here. Oh, a 100%. She's going to sing gold dust woman and play a tambourine. Did I ever tell you about the time? So I really enjoy there's a I like Fleetwood Mac, right? Because my dad liked flew.

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"You can use it because usually do they make a wish old dude and he's like, I want to dance with a model. How convenient and so she dances with him. Yeah, but she walks in and she dances with this old dude. And then, as a woman he has a heart attack and dies immediately. Yeah. Old man. It was turned 100. Barbie died right there. Yeah. Exactly. So, and so she walks in and winning's over. And everything's over. I mean, the receptors over. She's been fucking around so long. So long. And oh, by the way, when she walks in, she catches the bouquet. That's what she walks into. Yeah. That's how long this wedding has been going on. And he's like, oh, you must be busy bar because you're a shift photo shoot must have run long and she's like, I like parties. She's dumb. Which is why she couldn't murder skipper with a boat. She walks into it. It'd be funny if the reason why she didn't make it in times because she kept on going to other rooms in this place and there's all sorts of things going on in this room like she walks into a what is this Barbie escape room? Yes, she's walking. She wants to escape room. Can't get out. She's just stuck of there the whole time. Well, you saw. Do you want to play a game, Barbie? Her leg would probably go through pretty fast because it's plastic. You know? Yeah, oh yeah, it should be fine. Should we find she'd be like, oh, this is great. So, I saw. Yeah, she'd just do it with a smile. She'd be like, 'cause Barbie always turns lemons into lemonade. That's Barbie. She's just so happy all the time. Barbie, put your hand in this toilet to find the key. And she'd be like, okay. Very stick your hand in this acid. Okay. I'm gonna hook up this change to your rib cage. And if you don't get your key out in 30 seconds, you're gonna rip apart your rib cage. Considering some of the things people have done to Barbie, she's fine don't worry about her. Okay. Yeah, it probably varies with these of hardcore shit. I mean, you think you do a lot of shit to GI joes. I've never shot a Barbie on a bottle rocket, say that much. It's just 'cause she's too big. You could tire to something else, though. It was tired to like an M-80 or something. Oh yeah, a 100%. All right, people Barbie. So the next story is about barbies I'm sorry. I want to say midget, but it's skipper's friend Vicki. Vicki. And Vicky's like me. Yeah, she's like, she's like, hey, she's like Vicki, I want her. She's like, you know, skipper's like, yo, I want to go get some books. And she's like, I have to get ready first. I have to get ready. So you know what that fucking means. It's a fucking ordeal. But I will have to say, yes, it can get ready quickly. Sean's face is very funny right now. I can get really quickly. I just typically choose not to. That's because you're watching your TV at the same time. Also, I wear a lot of makeup. This takes a lot. Do you know how many colors of eyeshadow I have on just today? I bought them for you, yes. Do you have any idea how many actual colors I used though? One, 5. What, on your eyes right now? 5. $5 of eyeshadow on my eyes right now. I want to know. They're all blended. They're all blended. They look good. Thanks. But it just takes a very long time for me to do shit like that. So I relate to this girl..

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"A lot of people have events there on the same day also judge your convention. Yes. Also power con. So Barbie, of course, is thinking about what she would look like in a wedding dress. Well, I looked at she's thinking about what you look at in the wedding dress and then she goes, well you got to think about the different kind of silhouettes you want for your wedding dress. Yeah. And she's like thinking to herself, it's like, what about this one? What about that one? What about this one? And I thought she asked the viewer or something. Oh, she might ask the reader. Which one do you like best? Yeah. Yeah, I was not nearly that. Thorough. Mine was just like, are there straps to hold up my outrageous knockers? I just don't want my tits falling out. Onto somebody. Somebody's grandma's face. That was my big worry. Which Barbie what Joseph would you pick out of? Let me see. I mean, these are all pretty 90s and dated. So probably none, but let me work. They all look like she's the ghost of Christmas past or something. They're just kind of like, they have like weird Garland trimmings on them and stuff like that. I mean, I guess just because it's the one I can see the least of not that one, that's horrible. It would have to be this one where all you can see is the back. That's better. The rest of these, there's a lot of frills. She has like a suit. Yeah. It's just it's a little much Barbie was always a little over the top. It's not for me. Barbie, she's got this series Barbie extra. Yeah, she really is. So she shows up at this place and she the valet's like, hey, is that Barbie the model nah, Barbie the model's shorter? Yes. And this is an ongoing joke where everybody looks at her and goes up, probably the model. No, Barbie, the models that are taller. Taller, thinner. Yeah. Whatever. Whatever. So she crashes a wedding and then realizes it's not the right one. She wanders into another hall, realizes it's a bar mitzvah. Yeah, I do like this bar mitzvah, 'cause those minute she walks in. Somebody grabs her and she starts dancing. She is like, you know, she has no choice. But to dance as an artist. Yeah, she has to. She's Barbie. She is the greatest party ever. And then she's like, well, that wasn't a wedding . Nope. That was a bar mitzvah. Yeah. I need to find a wedding. And I already found a wedding, but I was the wrong wedding. Right? So she wanted us in, and she's like, hey, cake, that must be where a wedding is. And then she's like, oh wait, cakes are also at other celebrations..

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

05:55 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"So I sent it to Sean and I said, would you wear the normal person version of this outfit with dark jeans because you and I both know? You won't even get in the car before you stain these pants. Yeah. Definitely dropping some sort of oil based food stuff. You could put them on and walk ten feet to the door and you would already have a stain on them. But if we got you dark jeans, I think we could pull this outfit off. And I think we should. I'm going to find it. The cheap version. I'm not spending my mortgage payment on a fucking outfit. No, no. I'm going to do it. Cheap version. Anyway. So skipper and misses dinner. You've been misses everything. This is volleyball. She's gone so much the same thing that all of their friends ate every ounce of food. There isn't just like leftover burgers. There's nothing for good burgers here. You think somebody would just leave her like a burger? Did somebody consider it? But you know, they want her gone. You know what happened? She put on the outfit and then went to find the swan to ask this one if this was the proper outfit for the occasion. This one went. And then by the time this one answered, she had missed everything. This one, the swan bit me on my nose. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. I am gonna wager that we're going to one day learn the swan is imaginary. I certainly hope that's the last issue of Barbie. And she just has pockets said which is an imaginary swan. It's just her, it just hurts and at the end of the craft strapped to a bed with a pocket sandwiches. And there's a bunch of swans around her. It's like, what should I wear to dinner? What should I wear a dinner? Honey, it's okay. We'll give you something. And they come and they give her a shot in the hip. Yep. So yeah, so she basically misses misses everything. Everything. Drives home with Barbie. She misses everything and lives angry. Yep. And she's driving home with Barbie and Barbie's and Barbie's like, where the fuck were you? What the fuck's wrong with you? And she's like, I'm luck some girls were pack white. She's like good idea. And then finally, Barbie. Barbie takes skipper into the Woods to murder her. Yet again fails. Birds are terrible murder. She's really bad at this. She has a chance on the at sea. At sea. If you can't kill somebody at sea, I mean. You might have just dive in yourself 'cause you're a good are you? If your plan is like, I'm gonna murder this person at C and you can't pull it off with a fuck man. It was like literally the perfect person to murder somebody. Yeah, that's perfect place to murder somebody. A 100%. 100%. Don't go on a boat with anybody..

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"Bits. So they're like, oh, well, that was great. Barbie all listen I'll listen to the rules of the boat. This is so skipper goes. Well they're like, hey, this was pretty wonderful. And skipper goes from now on, I listen to Barbie and not a swan. So she also talking to the swans. Just watch. She's like, what's her safety? What are safety tips? She's like, she's like, oh, so when she says ready about stand up on your full attention? Thanks. Thanks. Here's a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I don't know if you could digest this. I think it's more upsetting is that skipper thinks she had a conversation. Either better she got a concussion when she slipped and nobody took her to the no concussion protocol. She probably has CTE one she has a chance to take a impact testing before getting back on the boat. The boat did anything. Nobody called. Send her brain to Boston. It's the only choice we have. So finally, we have I think this is the last story in the book. No, this is like a giant fucking book. It's not a giant fuck. No, because there's two words. You're right there is more. So this next one is they're going to go to the beach. And so Barbie and skipper, we're going to the beach. Barbie's convertible and skipper's like, so skipper, this is where skipper is me. Skipper is like, I have 9000 suitcases. That I have to bring with me because I have many things that I need to take. Barbie's like, I travel light, and I'm like, I'm sure you do, because you're already cute. Also, your murder murder part of a murder packed can also be killing. You just have zip ties in there. So and the reason I say this and extendable shovel that I really relate to skipper right now is because when you and I went for your birthday.

Barbie Boston
"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"Oh, I wish. I wish, man, comet, man. That would be I would read all the barbecue comics if that was the case. Ken had animals. Mystical animal based powers. I'm a rhino. So skipper like feeds the swads like her peanut butter jelly sandwich. In her pocket. She's walking around with a fucking sandwich in the pocket. What is she Betty? She's Frank from always studying. Pocket hot dog. She got a pocket of Modric. To be shit on the bed. There it is. That part where he's got he's supposed to be an extra movie. He's got the pocket hot dog. He's just like trying to bite it. And that's basically where skipper is. She has a pocketbook. She is her own snacks. So finally, she is going to join up. But here is this is Barbie's mistake. They her friends go and meet her on the dock. And she's like, oh my gosh, you're going to come out in this sailboat with me and Ken, where's skipper? And they're like, oh no, because nobody realized skipper ran off to I don't know chase swans or whatever the fuck she's doing. I hope you did. I hope you get fucking eaten. I hope you've drowned the definitive water. Instead of like looking for skipper or whatever Barbie just runs down all the safety rules of what you need to know on a boat and she's like, you need to wear nonsense and it's trying to teach you, by the way, this is the whitest book that's ever existed. 'cause it's like, yay. Sailing until they're like, well, here's the rules of sailing. Okay, you need to wear rubber soled shoes, you need to, if I say, and there's a saying she says she goes. She goes, would you talk about life jacket? Yeah, but she says ready about ready about because the boom? That's what she's gonna swing as soon as she's gonna swing. What is it called? The boom. Boon. She's like, I'm going to make sure you duck. Make sure you Doc. Well, don't swing at them. Well, because that's what you use to turn. So that's what she's like. So if you hear somebody say this, that's what this means. That's fucked down. Right? Like fucking duck. But also like motherfucker. This is how you put a life vest on..

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"The boom, so the mass of the boat is swinging. It looks like it appears to be swinging towards Barbie's head. What's up Barbie, it's skipper. So she's about to get fucking brained. Yeah. Yeah. Skipper's gonna get murdered. Skipper skipper, skipper's. This Barbie book just took a real dark turn. Yeah, we went to like Natalie Wood territory. A 100% went into Natalie Wood territory. Just for walking is below decks right now, pretending he doesn't know what's going on. Where is Barbie? I don't know. Wow. Reopening. Investigation into her death, but I don't think it matters anymore. Yeah, I don't think. I feel like I feel like nobody, maybe there's a listen to some parts. It's probably a podcast, something. Let's look into this. And I'm trying to remember if it was like a full podcast or if it was just one episode because I know obviously my favorite murder has done it. I want to say red handed did it. Maybe somebody else did it. I know I've listened. I'm certain it's been done to death on podcast of course it has, 'cause it's still a mystery. It's one of the few murders in the world that has yet to be solved. There's like ten murders left. Well, ever since the boom, we have had a podcast for how long we have solved zero murders. Oh, shit. We are falling behind on our podcast. This is like you sign a pledge when you start a podcast to solve a murder. Update. And we have been doing a very shitty job of solving murder. I still have a comic murder. A comic based murder is there an unsolved murder in a comic book store because that's obviously the murder we have to solve. Oh, you know what? Let's find that out. I'll tell you what, tell you what, guys. If you listeners out there, know of any murders that took place on account of a unsolved murder that are unsolved. This is obviously because we have a podcast. We have to get on this. Please, please direct us there. We will start sleuthing. Yes. You'll sleep. We will sneak our way to a conclusion. We gotta find out who did it. Yes, we got a good beat. It could be huge. And then something will make a podcast about us. Oh shit. Oh God, do they have to solve arm murder? We're gonna find out who did it and we're gonna end up eating fucking death by law. Podcasting is gonna sustain itself. Oh, 'cause the people that are solved are eventually gonna end up murder themselves. And then somebody has certain other podcasts to solve their murder, and then they will get murdered. It is a self perpetuating industry. Our IP actually flowers. RIP all of us. RIP character Gareth. Yup, sorry, he's the time for somebody to solve her murder. Okay, we're. Gonna..

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"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

Worst Collection Ever

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Worst Collection Ever

"A white thing you were black pants with a really very, very white suit jacket that had black piping on it. Okay. He looked good. It was nice. It wasn't anything like, oh my God. But it wasn't too boring. You know what I mean? He didn't go the Kim Kardashian route and we're thinking over her face. All completely all black, which I have to say, that picture of her steady next to her sister is the funniest fucking thing I've ever seen. I haven't seen it. I just saw the alphabet. It's her olive black, like her sister's wearing some sexy dress or whatever, but it's just the funniest thing it looks like. It looks like death has come to claim whichever gender that is. I'm just like, it's very funny. It's just very, very funny. And people have, of course, turned it into a meme. They were just like, my anxiety over the it's like me trying to have a good time over I think it's Kendall. And then over Kim, it's like my anxiety. Yeah. It's very funny. She's bringing back full zenti masks. It's basically like a fancy zentai suit. It's back. Yeah, it's probably one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. But whatever, you know, I don't get the Met Gala. Why not? Exactly. I don't get invited to the Met Gala. Could you imagine if I got invited to the Met Gala? Oh, you would have. So you have anxiety just picking up regular clothes. During the day. How long does it take me, babe? It would literally have to be like a 7th month project of somebody making something for me to wear to the Met Gala. Yeah, you need something crazy. I would. Oh God, I'd love to go. You need to be like, come out. I was like a transformer or something. Rich enough. Like a fashion transformer. Fashion. Not like Lady Gaga where she just took off a bunch of clothes and did whatever, but like an actual like fashion transformer. Anyway, so yeah, that's what's going on. Met Gala. Met Gala report here on your favorite comic book podcast. Honestly, I didn't see a ton of stuff that killed me. Lil Nas X was great. He is definitely come for and taken Billy Porter's red carpet crown. A 110%. I hope Billy Porter is okay with that. But maybe it was fucking great. He had like three he had reveals. He had armor. It was great. It was great. I just show up at a bubble suit and then somebody helps it. He somebody had basically looked like a bubble dress. It was like a dress look like a bubble. Made of shiny things. Oh, okay. Yeah. Yeah, I'm trying to think. Is there anything what I would kind of want to wear? I don't know. You'd probably end up Ben Affleck just wear a fucking suit. Because that's what he did. I was just tape a bunch of if I was about halfway, you should see the table to Amazon packages to him. Honestly, Ben Affleck. He should have been like my old background screen on my phone, where it's just like him trying to hold both dunks and all of his Amazon packages..

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"barbie" Discussed on Sway

Sway

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Sway

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"barbie" Discussed on Sway

Sway

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Sway

"Hot wheels and fisher price. I've known in on for some time. I followed his career from end. Amal the production house behind big brother and fear factor to make her studios a youtube multichannel network of creators of short form videos to disney acquired for a staggering. Six hundred seventy five million dollars. That didn't go exactly according to plan. Tick-tock got big maker. Didn't but i wasn't surprised when he brought that content dna into mattel he non took over the company in two thousand eighteen at a point when it was hemorrhaging money. His plan to save it he sending barbie rackham sock them robots and even magic eight ball to hollywood so i wanted to talk to someone about this playbook and about the future of play he non welcome to sway. Thank you great to be here and thank you for inviting me. So let's talk about i. What did you think you could achieve at mattel where you went in two thousand eighteen. We we've been since eighteen. Can you talk about why you went there. Motto is a very interesting situation in that when it came into the company i saw an opportunity to transition from being a toy manufacturing company into being an ip driven high-performing toy company. Mattel is a company that is more than seventy five years old owner of one of the most important and Successful shivnarine family and determined franchises in the world yet it was facing a lot of challenges over a period of time. You're the four. Ceo and in for years for example. It was struggling financially. That's right so laid off. Two thousand people correct ended up being restructuring a heavy restructuring of the company. It was more than two thousand people And if you look at what we've achieved over the last three years there's been some significant and substantial progress across all key financial metrics to talk about the season. It's a lot more this idea. That's driven by intellectual property. Explain in a little more detail what that means from your perspective so to me. The opportunity was to Take a company that did not fully for into the new economy and think of ways to commercialize the core asset. Its library in ways that has not done before. The company over the years became an owner of very heavy manufacturing infrastructure. So the opportunity to me was focused on commercializing the catalog the ip that you own focus on demand creation rather than invest so heavily in manufacturing right so toys are not the point selling. I mean you could sell more toys when you do this. Presumably so the two parts of the strategy step one is to become a high performing toy company. And we're not saying that we're moving away from being a toy company. We're not saying that is not a great business to ban because it is what we are saying is we have two opportunities for mattel. One is to become a high performing company. And if we just do that well there is tremendous value. We can create and this is about running the company well. It's about becoming more efficient. More productive and achieve rate returns from the toy side of the company. Right the core and this is step one in the second phase. The opportunity is to expand. And they're you know. The one analogy were referred to as what disney did with marvel which used to be a comic book publisher and this was able to reimagined it in exciting ways with did finish for the most part the heavy lifting of the restructuring of mattel without more than a billion dollars of cost so We're now in the thick of the first part of the strategy which is running the company. Well your big players to make movies and tv. Based on mattel toys why is that so essential it is essential because of the upside. It represents we see an opportunity to participate in large industries that in some cases actually bigger than the toy industry and the opportunity. There is to make films. Television live events consumer product and merchandise participate in the growing online video gaming industry Music and other opportunities at the driven by big brands. And if you look around women live. Mattel owns next to this the strongest catalog for children and family and determined franchises in the world. All right so your competitor. Hasbro making movies for a long time. The first transformers movie came out in two thousand and seven. Does that make you late to the game or does it matter from your perspective we. We're not inventing this model and if anything wissies it as a good thing you know. We're not sitting here saying we are going to do something that has never been done before and we're going to make it happen anyway. What we're saying is our strategy is almost obvious. We own such incredible franchises. Incredible characters and and have such a large fan base of people all over the world as owner of such a strong catalog. Why wouldn't we do that. We often say that you know. Look at lego that we're able to make some great movies out of bricks It really cool. Brick sow absolutely now. Our approach is different to some other companies in that in order to achieve scale with did not sign an output in with one studio instead. What we do is we partner with the best creative talent in the industry. You're essentially you're sort of spreading around the table essentially so there are thirteen movies More than twenty. Tv shows and works based on mattel toys in the works. So let's talk about this pipeline because you're everywhere. This is an astonishing amount of projects. There's films based on magic eight ball view master uno those toys. Don't really scream me material to me. But how did you decide which toys needed to be made into movies. Though so the monday for each of our activities is to make great experiences. Great content that people want to watch the mandate is not to make a movie in order to serve more toys but to make a movie that will be successful and that people will want to watch and a multi year franchise correct exactly exactly detroit then to build franchises. Now if we're successful in doing that good things will happen. And we know what to do and we of course will also know how to sell more toys and in a. We'll have been selling toys for bobby and hot wheels for many years very successfully without movies. So we know how to create evergreen franchises. When know how to manage evergreen franchises. this is an opportunity for us to expand into new domains. And this is how we are tracked the creative talent by saying. Let's make the best movie you can with supporting you And obviously we have a creative say with on. Just give the rights away but we actually participate. We co producers. We work closely with the studios with join the creators in hiring the writers making choices on cast.

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"barbie" Discussed on Mouse and Weens

Mouse and Weens

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Mouse and Weens

"It's sad that i have no one to share stories with anymore that shares the same childhood. I called you. And i said joe. You're my only sibling and we have childhood stories to share. And you said yes so. Let's share jobless stories. I know it's true. We only can relate to each other. Nobody else has had our exact childhood. Yes and i don't want to alienate now. I know that people Because i'd like to also ask. Did anybody sing the song. Nine to five on a fisher record player because my sister and i did also we had a little area garage that our parents converted into play area. Like one fort worth. And that's where the magic happened such as barbies. That's right hanging nine to five. What do you remember. I remember our male cat Marking our barbie house sweat and we didn't know and so i always had this weird smell of cat urine that we could never quite place and everything was sticky. When we play with it was ashes. Yeah right down to the slipper that we used as the car. Because we didn't have enough money to buy the barbie car so we push him around and slippers and they would sleep in kleenex boxes. And i think they're tables. Were their little pizza. Box holder uppers. You know those little plastic round things. Oh yes box. Geez that was. That was our barbie houses very ghetto. It was built with the plywood. I think dad made it dad built. I didn't notice the difference. Did you will. yes oh no. It's when someone else had. Yeah when you go over to you. Know cindy garrisons house. And she has the little elevator with the little string. I was so yeah. That would remember. Someone had that afghan dog boy. Did that get me. We had that it would be like a dead rat that we pulled around here. Kids your decapitated barbies. Reused the hair. Put it on a stranger's barbies. I started cutting their hair giving them mohawks and holidays hunk phase. Sorry goodell in joa. We are all a little bits and pieces of who we are. Don't you feel like you're still a little bit of a gothic heart. I'm your fancy sweatsuit. Sometimes i do rebel. I found myself was doing the other day. Oh it's all this back to school business. So i'm taking the kids back to school and it's like standing this line. Do this thing. I go here you have to do this. And i'm kinda like tom. My kids like elbowing them like. We don't have to do that..

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Paris Hilton on Her Public Persona

Skimm'd from The Couch

02:11 min | 1 year ago

Paris Hilton on Her Public Persona

"All know of paris hilton. And i say that in quotes because we know you as the figure that is out there and in your twenty twenty documentary you said your public persona is like an act or a character and i think a lot of people found that really interesting when you were starting off your career. We're curious why did you create this identity. What was kind of the thought process leading you there just as a teenager just going through. What i went through a all of these really terrifying boarding schools were they are very abusive. It was like a way for i. Just kind of invented this barbie doll persona perfect life fantasy character and then when i became in this industry my first thing i ever did was the simple life and the producers said we want you to act like dumb blonde pretended not know anything and kind of just play that up so i think it was kind of like a shield or like protection and then getting that reality show and then having to continue with it season after season it kind of just became this character that i got kind of stuck in. What has paris hilton the businesswoman. Actually like i'm very responsible hardworking. Smart not a dumb blonde. Very good at pretending to be one determined to workaholic working on stall in the board room setting or a serious meeting vetting like with your team or investors or whomever. How would people describe you. Are you the person who jumps in. Are you the quiet one in the room. are you boss. And i say bossy like knowing that. There's that's an annoying word for especially female entrepreneur. St but what's your personality like in a business setting. I'm very creative. I love coming up with new ideas. Everybody is always very impressed meetings with me especially if it's their first time thank you know my entire career. I've always been underestimated. And i love proving people wrong so i love to definitely impress people. When i'm in the boardroom.

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The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Taylor

Even the Rich

02:18 min | 1 year ago

The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Taylor

"Img thank you so much for joining us today. We're really excited to chat with you. Yeah we're super stoked to get into. Elizabeth taylor's filmography thank you so much for inviting me. I'm i'm eager to have this conversation. Yeah so before we start. Mg can you introduce yourself to our listeners. Who are you what he no well. We only have an hour. That's going to be I guess my official title is. I'm an associate professor In the english department at usc. I've written often on popular culture Actually i started out as newsday's political cartoonist. And in there in one thousand nine hundred four. I published forever barbie the unauthorized biography of a real doll. Which did well in enabled me to leave the newspaper And of course the next woke followed logically from forever barbie. It was a cultural history of nasa's jet propulsion laboratory in a way though it is a book. End to forever barbie because forever. Barbie discussed the mid twentieth century. Construction of femininity more. Recently i wrote the accidental feminists tau elizabeth taylor raised our consciousness and we were too distracted by her beauty to notice. The whole book is the subtitle so How did you become a fan of elizabeth taylor. And what drew you to write about her life and career. Thank you about ten years ago. I was dating someone relentlessly inappropriate and yang and her friends and her friends friends and i ended up in a vacation. House in palm springs or the streets are all named after fifties era movie stars frank sinatra drive and so forth and that first night all we had for entertainment was a boxed. Set elizabeth taylor. Dvd's and we thought we were going to have a you know a long evening of champ. You started watching. And we were amazed not just by the quality of the films and her acting but by the actual content the feminist content movies

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Weekend of Fear Looms for Californians in Face of Wildfires

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Weekend of Fear Looms for Californians in Face of Wildfires

"People living in the scenic forest lands of northern California are facing weekend up beer as wildfires threaten to reduce thousands of homes to ashes the Dixie bar is bearing down on more than ten thousand buildings in the northern Sierra Nevada I used to help that's Donald Goff evacuees from previous fires and now the seven I am an evacuation hopes his mobile home with all his possessions survives the fire which has engulfed an area larger than the size of New York City everything I own is in that mobile net at all left with only some clothes and her cats I just I just wanna go home Dixie Barbie I Ryan Bain says the weather forced the blaze to grow by a hundred and forty thousand acres in just two days bringing containment down but this buyer it's very difficult to get it out in front of it now the third largest in California history I'm Julie Walker

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Eureka O'Hara: The Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Winner

LGBTQ&A

02:43 min | 1 year ago

Eureka O'Hara: The Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Winner

"So you've talked before. About how before drag race you lived as a trans woman for five years and then you decided that that's or you realize that's not actually who you are. Can you just talk about your early experience gender and what led you to think that you might be a trans woman. Oh yeah of. Course why i to reiterate into the versus me figuring out that i'm not. I think it was more of like discovering that. I'm like all of these things you know what i'm saying. Expansion the weirdly. Like i think the trans person that i was is a huge part of who i am now. It's just like a more elevated self perception and then also like some description as far as like gender goes that's where gender neutrality i think comes in right. I just remember growing up. Well i i grew up with all women. So four women I remember being younger. And like the little gameboy and we always like wanted to be a girl. Because it'd be easier. I think we'll have those thoughts a little bit at some point in our life like oh like dealing with the persecution of it or likes negatively or like the self inflicted ideas that we put on ourselves because of other people's opinions we automatically assume that it's a bad thing and how much easier beats like. Just be a girl so then you could wear pretty and for things and you could like boys and you know all these things that you want. Do play with barbies etc. So that was kind of a star. I think and then i met a guy when i was like eighteen. Who was really interested in eureka and i clicked with him really well so then like i was already doing drag and i was living with a trans woman at the time so it just seems like so many factors of my mind mike. My thought process was adding up to this like okay. You're not leaving your authentic self. Maybe this is something you should discover and then the boy comes in. Because and i call him a boy because he turned out not to be a man. Okay reading like in allegra boswell sands so the boy was also there for like that. Validation i guess my having someone to support me through it because he was more interested in eureka. So that's why. I kind of brought that up because the thought process was more from like growing up and then living with the transvaal man and just having those ideas kind of for a long time anyway dating him he he really isn't do eureka. Your drag character and so it's like you're getting all the validation about the feminine side of noon that an interesting. It was interesting but it was like. I really liked him. You know and he was like the first time i ever had like had a guy that could consider like a real interested in mike relationship type situation and saddam was just like you know fell head over heels really quickly so i would have done just about anything but i was already thinking these things. I can't really say like. Oh well i did it. Because i met this guy no i had the quote unquote balls. Elevate or the lack thereof to push myself to do it. Because i had like this validation from the opposite sex or however you want to describe the gender of that situation. I don't know how would talk about that.

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"barbie" Discussed on The Toy Reviewer

The Toy Reviewer

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on The Toy Reviewer

"Chelsea barbie dolls. So why don't you go ahead and listen to it. Okay where can i listen to it. Really anywhere incur spotify and utter podcasting advice and stuff. You can really listen to a podcast on some of most of the places where podcasting things are. Oh okay all right but can you please me in my house now. Sure so weird might as well look her up toward viewer ho camden go on spotify mccur up and i guess i can start watching her podcast about tell say barbie dolls great. Ra everyone welcome while. Come back to my podcasting channel. So today we are going to be going head and we're going to be learning. About what are chelsea barbie dolls. Just like that girl teleported to the house asked so yellow. Let's go ahead in. We're going to get started. So what is a chelsea barbie doll. Well chelsea robert which who is also in bari's younger sister which is also on the show Bari life in the dream house. And i think it's still on that flex you if you have not watched the show. You probably shouldn't there. It'll show you Chelsea who is barbie's a little sister fan. Yes so anyways. She replace kelly after two thousand ten g pierce to be about five six years old and a slightly taller than kelly dolls. I produced in two thousand eleven is part of the my fab sisters line. Now what is the difference between barbie and chelsea what chelsea is a is a bari's little sister also chelsea dolls. I actually want myself. And they're much shorter than barbie dolls. And also in the show barbie life in the dream house. Chelsea's hair is blonde. But they they're a bunch of chelsea dolls who have different colored hair. A couple of my chelsea dolls have black hair. Some of them have brown hair. Some of them have blonde hair so it have a lot of different hair colors and they have a lot of different styles to in the show. I think chelsea has like a blonde hair. Like she wears too little ponytails. But i like to remind chelsea adults have the down in a pony tail and two point tails in a braid. So yeah there's a lot of different hairstyles for these chelsea barbie dolls. And of course in the barbie life greenhouse end the also the new show the new barbie show. So here's chelsea's personality in the show. All chelsea is a young girl who is an elementary school age but much younger than stacey. Who is another one of sisters. She is charming silly q. And friendly shacks lively younger than her age. But it's presently smart and levelheaded makes herself. She's very playful and curious and loves going on new adventures of for sisters. And i actually probably chelsea's my favorite character or skipper. I also really like skipper to skipper another one of barbie's sisters and skippers about her teenage age. I would say that bari's for her pre adult age or like her her young adult age for in the show. That's what it looks like. The new show that has come out a barbie dream house adventure series. So yeah and chris. So as we know that <hes> chelsea is barbie's younger sister skippers also barbie's younger sister and so is stacey as well. So those are a couple of the facts about barbie chelsea dolls. So let's continue so now. We know a lot of the facts about chelsea. So i know what she is. A character in the show of barbie dream house adventure series and also barbie life in the dream houses well and the older show so we know that and also we know that she's a doll and that she is supposed to be barbie's younger sister too. So now we're can you buy barbie chelsea dolls. You them really anywhere. Target at walmart on amazon. Really any toy store. And i actually really like barbie chelsea dolls. Because they are really adorable like many barbie dolls in the way and they have like an. I really like all of them and i know that some says actually include chelsea doll and barbies. All to some of the toy sets but yeah. That's going to be for today's podcast. You guys i hope you enjoyed his very short podcast. Barbie chelsea dolls. And i'll hopefully see guys my next podcasting video. All right bye everyone.

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"barbie" Discussed on The Toy Reviewer

The Toy Reviewer

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on The Toy Reviewer

"What is a chelsea barbie doll. Well chelsea robert which who is also in bari's younger sister which is also on the show Bari life in the dream house. And i think it's still on that flex you if you have not watched the show. You probably shouldn't there. It'll show you Chelsea who is barbie's a little sister fan. Yes so anyways. She replace kelly after two thousand ten g pierce to be about five six years old and a slightly taller than kelly dolls. I produced in two thousand eleven is part of the my fab sisters line. Now what is the difference between barbie and chelsea what chelsea is a is a bari's little sister also chelsea dolls. I actually want myself. And they're much shorter than barbie dolls. And also in the show barbie life in the dream house. Chelsea's hair is blonde. But they they're a bunch of chelsea dolls who have different colored hair. A couple of my chelsea dolls have black hair. Some of them have brown hair. Some of them have blonde hair so it have a lot of different hair colors and they have a lot of different styles to in the show. I think chelsea has like a blonde hair. Like she wears too little ponytails. But i like to remind chelsea adults have the down in a pony tail and two point tails in a braid. So yeah there's a lot of different hairstyles for these chelsea barbie dolls.

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What Is a Chelsea Barbie Doll?

The Toy Reviewer

01:51 min | 1 year ago

What Is a Chelsea Barbie Doll?

"What is a chelsea barbie doll. Well chelsea robert which who is also in bari's younger sister which is also on the show Bari life in the dream house. And i think it's still on that flex you if you have not watched the show. You probably shouldn't there. It'll show you Chelsea who is barbie's a little sister fan. Yes so anyways. She replace kelly after two thousand ten g pierce to be about five six years old and a slightly taller than kelly dolls. I produced in two thousand eleven is part of the my fab sisters line. Now what is the difference between barbie and chelsea what chelsea is a is a bari's little sister also chelsea dolls. I actually want myself. And they're much shorter than barbie dolls. And also in the show barbie life in the dream house. Chelsea's hair is blonde. But they they're a bunch of chelsea dolls who have different colored hair. A couple of my chelsea dolls have black hair. Some of them have brown hair. Some of them have blonde hair so it have a lot of different hair colors and they have a lot of different styles to in the show. I think chelsea has like a blonde hair. Like she wears too little ponytails. But i like to remind chelsea adults have the down in a pony tail and two point tails in a braid. So yeah there's a lot of different hairstyles for these chelsea barbie dolls.

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"barbie" Discussed on Thought Row

Thought Row

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on Thought Row

"Exactly. Okay. I have to ask this one more question, is it going to be a male or a female? Then it is a mail at this time. My mission, My Hope Is that and it's a discussion that we've had is that I will be able to make a female next year. Oh, cool. You don't have a partner. Yeah, when we look at the trades as a whole, I believe we're looking at around 5%, women are in the trade. So my initial design was to create a man first because that does represent the largest portion of the trades. Yeah. But I also spoke to them early on about creating a female so that when women look at that sculpture, they can see themselves working in the trades until we show case. Women in the trades, women won't be able to see themselves in the trades. Know, you know, we know women that are the trades. We actually worked with some drywallers that were to walk. And they had a nice drywalling business and boy, could they tape, and they knew how to slap mud on. It was kind of like their baking, a cake. You know? There is an arch. It isn't because that's true. Absolute art. Yeah. Cause I mean we've had to do it, ourselves, and believe me. It's more fun to watch somebody else to do it. And say, I grew up doing that working with my dad, who was a jack-of-all-trades. My parents bought a hundred year old farm house, I was about ten years old and each year, we would remodel a different room. And so I was I was a drywall lift. And, oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Apparently you can rent. One of them things for 15 box. Yeah. I just learned to have like four or five years ago. I'm like, are you kidding me? He goes it. Builds character. Well, you also must have had to do a little electrical work and you had to do some trimming little bit afraid. I think he did most of the framing I definitely did electrical. I did Plumbing, I did the drywall. I actually put in phones help Run phone lines in the home. So they'll page me. No kidding. But you know, all of those things are all those different kinds of tasks have led you to becoming more used to using tools off and making things happen with tools, right? Yes. Absolutely. So true. And you know, I was thinking back to when you're talking about your sculpture with the shoe that weighs eight pounds and took my question is, is welding physically demanding for you? Yes, it is. How do you prepare for that? It's joyful, right? Like, you don't work out and it's hard work to do home work out. But when you're done, it feels really good, right? And so it's a similar situation as that and how do I prepare? I just do it the day before I get a is everyday right? Always staying fit. Yeah yes, yeah I think eating well probably is a huge help that for I guess all all year long. But I've always been pretty like I love candy and I eat or ropes and love ice cream and also eat really healthy most of the time so that I don't feel bad. If I took a couple under drugs, good balance, that's a Palestine about balance, right? Yeah you know when we had our previous chat with you we talked a little bit about horseshoes and the Book Project how did that come to be? Oh my gosh, that's interesting. So, early on, when I created my art, I was looking at people's thoughts are on Pinterest and Google and I was seeing what people was doing and I was creating it. I was like looking at it and then figuring out and problem-solving. How they made it and that would make it myself. And I got into a couple of horseshoe projects that were really cool. I found a horseshoe wine rack that I thought was really neat and easy and so I made it a friend. Came into my shop and took pictures. And he's amazing photographer, which it's he's part-time photographer, but he's an amazing photographer. And I posted a picture on Pinterest and it went viral. And to this day, I thou'd ended up with, like 12,000 likes on it or wine rack. My wife will come up, but what had happened was somewhere during that time of it going viral. Publishing Company saw that and approached me through email and asked me if I could write a book. Now, I had been approached about someone giving me a well during the week before that was just kind of Hocus and I'm not sure exactly what the endgame on that was but I you know I for a little bit thought they were going to give me a welder so that I could promote them and I just did not happen. So when I got the email for the book publishing, I thought that was also hocus. Oh my gosh. And so they said, can you write a book? And when they first approached me, they said, 25 horseshoe projects. Now, of course, said, yes. Because I'm the kind of person that says, yes and figures it out later. But I did also thought it was a joke, then they came back and smoking. You do a book with Thursday Horseshoe Project. Sounds like, of course I can and still thinking it's hocus and then they sent a document for me to sign and I signed them sent it back and still thought it was Baptist and then they sent me a check, is it Downstream? That was not hocus. So, I was in awe. I was in a little bit of shock English as my worst subject in school. I've always struggled with it and now I've got to write this book because I've got money. Yeah. And so, I actually Googled like the parts of a book, like I don't know. I've never written book before, you know, I'm pretty sure I got kicked out of a couple English classes in high school and just woke And I struggled in high school, I was very intelligent but just struggled, but English was just not a subject that I cared anything for. And so I didn't even know I had a Google with an index was in a forward and like all the things and sat down and wanted to get back to welding. But knew I needed to do this project and so I gave myself forty hours a week, right? And they told me I had to write 25000 words. Oh, and then I had a I think it was a 15%. I could go either way over under 15% off about no sorry 10% over under. So in forty hours I wrote 23500 words. Took 420 pictures and welded 30 horseshoe projects created and founded the Horseshoe projects. So that I had him, he had to invent those things. So I, I definitely bit off more than I could chew with that, but that situation dead? Many, many others that I've faced throughout my career, as an artist was death ground, it's you say, yes you don't know how you're going to do, what you're saying, you're going to do but once you say, yes, you have to figure it out and so that death ground is its success or the death of your, you know, your reputation or your career. And so I found through that that one I thrive on death row off into, it's a great way to motivate music. Yeah, it's a great figure it out later. Oh, you're very resourceful, let you know, a little secret that a lot of people go about me. I would have never graduated from high school if it wasn't for shop classes. Oh oh, that's so relatable. Yeah, I mean, it was so relatable shot, metal shop. I mean the the the Russian both and I didn't spend too much time they'd electrical shop raided too much of that. And the same, with the same situation you had with your father. My father, literally rebuilt, our house built a second birth. You next her house and I grew up pounding Nails, holding up a wall, only rope, and all that kind of stuff. So it does make you more resourceful. I mean, I think that's why you're creative one.

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The Differences Between Barbie Dolls and OMG Dolls

The Toy Reviewer

01:19 min | 1 year ago

The Differences Between Barbie Dolls and OMG Dolls

"The barbie dolls own deals are fashion dolls and they both have fake hair. It's not actually real hair. But it's attached to their head and there are different series of each of them and they're both made by different companies. Like for example on deals are made by. Mga and barbie dolls are will manufactured by mattel but actually made by roof handler and they were both inspired by something except bar of barbie dolls inspired by another type doll. I don't bill lit. I don't know how to pronounce it. But that's what it seems to be called and o'neill's on the inter- hinder kind of inspired awhile but l. Laws are like the little sisters of detail so they weren't exactly inspired but yet okay. Now where can you find. Bari allies work. Can you buy barbie dolls. Well barbie dolls are in a lot of stores like targets walmart and well. How much is a barbie doll. Actually well a barbie doll can be about up to twenty even about like if you're twenty nine nineteen dollars

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Mr. Potato Head Drops the Mr.

Business Wars Daily

03:26 min | 1 year ago

Mr. Potato Head Drops the Mr.

"Nineteen fifty to one toys been captivating hearts across the country. it's Well it's a plastic potato with holes where you can insert different body parts like years and arms or even accessories like glasses. Sounds like fun doesn't it. You know when. I say it out loud. It actually sounds a little weird but beloved. That's for sure. The original mr potato head which came with accessories meant to be stuck in an actual potato not a plastic potato. Sold a million kits in the first year after it was introduced spud wedged. Its way into history. The first toy to be advertised on television and marketed heavily toward children rather than their parents. Maybe that's why mr potato head and his wife. Mrs are still lovingly nestled in millions of american toy boxes today hopefully with a plastic potatoes. Well recently toymaker hasbro announced that the classic tater would be getting a makeover. They'd be dropping. The mr from all of its branding and packaging. Mr and mrs potato heads a line of small collectibles called wait for it tots. Even mr potato head out that whole line of products will now simply be known as potato head. The reason hasbro said in a statement that they were quote making sure all feel welcome in the potato head world unquote and dropping the mr in a push toward gender equality and inclusion shortly after. They made their plan. Public panic ensued on social media. That seventy year old. Mr potato head would be sent to the toy. Graveyard hasbro quickly clarified. That the change would be to the branding and packaging only but the characters of mr and mrs potato head were alive and would stay that way. Hasbro is just the latest toy company to reexamine its products as culture evolves in twenty nineteen rival. Mattel debuted a new line of gender neutral dolls that come with wigs of various lengths and a variety of clothes from skirts slacks ties to dresses. At the time mattel said the dolls were quote designed to keep labels out an invite everyone in unquote and last year. Mattel unveiled a new line of barbies. That may look a bit different than the skinny blond dolls. You remember from your childhood. The new barbie line includes dolls with prosthetics. Buzz cuts skin conditions and a variety of body types. Even a ken doll with shoulder. Length hair put simply toy companies or evolving as their customers do data on transgender and gender non binary individuals is not publicly collected in every state. So it's hard to know exactly how many young people identify such but at two thousand nineteen federal survey found that around one hundred and fifty thousand americans between ages thirteen and seventeen identify as trans. Or non binary hasbro senior vice president. Kimberly boyd kept it simple. In a statement fast company culture has a vault. She said quote the way. The brand currently exists with mr and mrs is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure on quote. Hasbro's planning to release a new set of potato heads. This fall called up potato family. Pack it will come with two large potatoes. One small potato and a variety of accessories typically associated with any gender. That means kids can make a family. That looks like anything they can imagine. Potato head may be a simple toy but hasbro's push toward gender. Inclusivity symbolizes a larger cultural shift toward self identification and invitation for all to think outside the toy box

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Barbie's friend Ken celebrates a milestone birthday: 60

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Barbie's friend Ken celebrates a milestone birthday: 60

"Barbie's friend can is celebrating a milestone birthday sixty Barbie was introduced in nineteen fifty nine two years later he met home and how she knew that she had would be going Mattel senior designer Robert best says since his start can always had a look to fit the times very collegiate looking clean cut all American sort of version it can too much more groovy and mod during the sixties and Ken has become more diverse all the way to today where you have can sort of having different body types available as well as different hair textures Barbie and Ken were named after the children of Mattel founders Elliot and Ruth handler I'm a Donahue

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Houston Public Health gets new director

Houston's Morning News

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Houston Public Health gets new director

"Up. Harris County Public Health has a new director Barbie Robinson or places Umair Shah, who is now the secretary of health in Washington state. Robinson comes from Sanoma County, California. So he's a wine. Oh, no, I think it's a she Oh, she's a White house. She was the county's websites. Wine country, You know, I'm just I know she was the county's Department of Health services there for four years or Californians coming to Texas. Think

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"barbie" Discussed on This is Today

This is Today

08:25 min | 1 year ago

"barbie" Discussed on This is Today

"Make this unique. It's tuesday march ninth. Twenty twenty one. I'm russ and here's what you need to know about today. Well first of all it's national barbie day and it's because it's barbies birthday so i'm gonna talk about this one over in the events so i know i know you want here. I know we'll get to just relax. Don't worry we'll talk about barbie. I know it's exciting. So we'll we'll get there. It's also national meatball day today. See you know you're excited about barbie but camman. Who's not excited about meatballs right well okay. There's actually meatballs. They came from an unknown source. We don't know not like mystery meat like you know some of the meeting certain stores no. It is unknown because literally everybody has some sort meatballs in their cuisine. Like the italians right. the swedes. The spanish the dutch the greek the south africans middle eastern every cuisine. That you can think of maybe not french. I don't know. I don't know if there's a french meatball but every cuisine that's out there pretty much has some sort of meatball so we don't actually know exactly who's got the claim to fame on a meatball says. So yeah what we do know is the biggest meatball and who has the claim to fame of that. Okay here we go. In two thousand seventeen a one thousand seven hundred and seven pound and eight ounces. Meatball went to the italian american club of hilton head. Yes so there is your big meatball. I'm just wondering how they cooked it without drying it out. I always have that problem with balls. It's a difficult thing for me to try to cook and not try them out. I can't imagine making seventeen hundred pound meatball and it. Actually you know having that taste all the way through and not being completely dry. The people that had it well. They said it was a little spicy. So there you go They made a spicy meatball as they like to say Eh it's napping day is well so if i just put you to sleep with that previous story than it is okay but it's not okay for you to take a ten minute nap like i suggested earlier Five ten minutes is actually not a good amount of time to nap. You want to hit at about thirty minutes but not more than sixty so take a nap. Somewhere between thirty and sixty minutes and you're good at actually refreshes you. It reduces your sleepiness. Improves your learning aids memory formation and regulates your emotions but those short ones may do nothing now they just make you want more sleep so skip the five minute nap and just have a thirty minute. Just go for it. Why not what else are you gonna do. It's we're still in pandemic zone here all right when we come back we will talk about our events for today and we're gonna play a little trivia for trivia tuesday. You know i wish for audio gramley. It's fantastic for the podcast. I use it every single day. I love grammar early. And you know what there's a link in the podcast description for you to click and you can try graham early it basically. It's like you know having your own editor. So click the link in the description and out gramley all right and welcome back as i mentioned earlier. I know you've been like reading on this like the end of your seat. They're just waiting to Now it's barbie birthday today. Yeah born in nineteen fifty nine on this day. Her full name. Barbara roberts engineer that worked to create barbie used to work for the pentagon. So you know. Maybe there's maybe barbies are little spies. We don't know but what we do know is it does have kind of a weird body shape i if barbie like you know was actually five foot nine and weighed one hundred ten pounds. She'd be underweight by about thirty five pounds. She actually came out with a book. She didn't because she's a doll. In one thousand sixty five along with barbie. There was a book called how to lose weight which included tips. Like don't eat okay. Well Yeah happy birthday to barbie born on this day. Also born on this day in a way the ford mustang. It began production on this day in nineteen sixty four. And you know. I think i'm gonna bring on randy from driving with randy. Hey randy how you doing. i'm fantastic. How are you doing. Russ thank you for having me back. I'm so glad to have you back. And you know since. I'm talking about the mustang production today. I don't want to play a little trivia with you randy or are you cool with that heke alec stewart. Love it all right. So we're gonna talk about the mustang here. The mustang of course was famous. Were that nine minute chase scene in the movie bullet but what i wonder randy was a mustang ever in a james bond movie. I'm gonna go with no. It did not believe it or not. It did i was. I was kinda surprised by that. I don't remember the mustang. Being in james bond movies and then i looked further. It was actually two movies. They did it in gold finger and they did it in diamonds forever. Now gold for your came out in nineteen sixty four. They used a white convertible with a red interior and guess what totally product placement ford. The bond people to put that in there. So that's why they haven't. Yeah exactly all right. So let's take a look at question number two here. Yeah for you know. There's been all kinds of various colors. some people love the yellow mustang. But in the beginning there was a pink mustang available. They came actually two shades of pink in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven dusk inc and another pink. What was that other pink called. I'm gonna go with hot pink. So i'm gonna give it to you because it's playboy pink turnoff. That was a sponsor as well. But i thought balance little did all right. How about this. We've got one final question for you in twenty twenty one. Why can't you take a ford mustang through the taco bell drive thru and order a mexican pizza. I'm going to go where i don't even have date. Okay it's because they impeach discontinue decided to mess with the last question. Throw you off a little bit. Hey i know you stop by taco bell on occasion on your podcast. Can you tell everybody a little your two year anniversary. It's coming up in april april first two year. My podcast is coming up. Started from my car. We're still in the car. Do lot of adventures every week on the driving with randy podcasts. Everybody they treat you. Do go check that out. I'll put a link in the description. So you can find randy's podcasts. All right on this date in nineteen eighty-one. Dan rather became the primary anchor of cbs news. Dan rather interesting stories that he was born in texas. He bounced around texas for a bit Newspapers radio tv moved up the ranks. He reported on the jfk facination. One year later he was cbs. White house correspondent okay. Here's the interesting thing he was actually. He was attacked in one thousand nine hundred eighty six with a pair of assailants. Who kept repeating kenneth the frequency that led to the rem song. What's the frequency. Kenneth.

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Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

04:06 min | 1 year ago

Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off

"Last night. We got a terrific from the tell. That's the iconic toymaker. What happens the soccer name. No kidding it actually said because day reminding. Managers found hard to get excited too worried about the ready crew. Gresley bidding up the canvas stocks. But make no mistake. Mattel's doing great. Ceo on crisis orchestrated effort. -nificant turnaround here. And let's have got yet another confidence-inspiring aspiring quarter. The country poorer top and bottom line with bush guide for twenty twenty one in response suck actually spiked. Three percent in early trading. Getting dragged down by the on weeds. What i'm calling the rest of the market. So could this really have room to run. Let's take a closer look with you on crises. The turnaround orders chairman. Ceo patel real. These results michigan. Welcome back demand money. Jim it's great to be here in on your manager word when things weren't doing waste things weren't doing well when things that down very low you said things are starting to get better. This was the finest fourth quarter in fifteen years despite a worldwide pandemic. Talmadge do it. Yes jim this was an exceptional quarter for mattel without best performance in years with strong consumer demand and another milestone near for the company for the second quarter in a row which have double digit sales growth without grace. The industry in gain share on a global basis but are results excited expectation on many levels with the highest fourth quarter growth in fifteen years as you said with a significant increase in profitability with a full year operating income. That was two and a half times higher than than last year. But this is not just about the quarter or the year. It's about a multi year strategy that is tracking very well which puts us on in a strong position to continue to increase profitability and etc growth. In two thousand twenty one and beyond what i liked about it but these were all fantastic numbers but you told me one day jim this company which has terrible cash flow can make fortunes on everything that it does put out so when barbie has a plus eighteen percent quarter number one toy property globally in twenty twenty doll- but boy you're making a lot more money off each barbie even though they're more interesting fascinating diverse inclusive than any of the line. At that i've ever seen as we made significant progress improving. Our ability. Gross margin has increased for the tenth consecutive quarter. And this is only getting better and stronger in terms of cash flow if you look at the journey that we've achieved last three years. Gross margin improved over. Eleven hundred points are cash flow improved by almost five hundred million dollars and our operating income is up more than six hundred and fifty million dollars so very strong performance on the bottom line. And we're making good progress on the top line as well. This was the second quarter in the row where we improve our top line by double digit. You're making it look easy. There was a time. When i first met who. I looked at your balance sheet and i question you're you're not your visibility your viability. The viability certainly taken off the table. Visibilities take off the table. At this point. I now have to wonder. You've got this great balance sheet now. I mean really is you've delivered. You have the number one of the industry you ever. American girl turnaround. Is it time to do something. Even were used something. The entertainment industry that you used to be king of come on free cash flow has steadily improved over the last three years we went from a negative three hundred and twenty five million dollars in two thousand seventeen to a positive one hundred and sixty seven million dollars this year going forward will will be focused on converting an increasing percentage of our ebitda into free cash flow and as we've previously stated we intend to utilize cash to reduce our debt and improve on balance sheet even further given the expectation for higher and more asian of cash. We expect to Continue to reduce our leverage ratio. And make our way towards an investment grade rating.

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Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial

"Former president Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before his trial in the Senate which powers and Deborah Barbier have left the former president's defense team in what one person described to the Associated Press as a mutual decision reflecting a difference of opinion on the direction of the case a different person with knowledge of the legal hires tells the AP Bowers and Barbie are left the team because trump wanted them to rely on his baseless allegations of election fraud Republicans and trump aides have made clear they intend to make a simple argument in the trial it's unconstitutional because he's no longer in office trump faces a single charge that he incited the deadly riot inside the U. S. capitol Ben Thomas Washington

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Trump attorneys have left legal team ahead of impeachment trial

NPR News Now

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

Trump attorneys have left legal team ahead of impeachment trial

"Attorneys preparing to defend donald trump in his second impeachment. Trial have parted ways with the former president just days before deadline trump must answer the articles of impeachment for incitement of an insurrection by tomorrow south. Carolina public radio's victoria hanson. Reports attorneys butch bowers and deborah barbie era of south carolina longer on trump's legal defense team a source close to the situation says the decision to separate with the attorneys was mutual. No explanation was given meantime trump advisor. Jason miller tweeden. They have not made a final decision on their legal team. So far neither bowers nor barbier have commented publicly both are from small firms in the state's capital city of columbia. He's in elections and ethics attorney. She's a former prosecutor and trial attorney. The impeachment trial is expected to begin february ninth for

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Say Yes To Your Kids

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

05:32 min | 1 year ago

Say Yes To Your Kids

"Message is pretty simple. Say yes now. This is not say yes to address the wedding show. This is say yes to your kids. This is yes to the moment that they want to play trains downstairs. This is yes to when your daughter comes up to you in plays wants to play barbies. This is say yes going outside. If you're in the winter playing in the snow this is saying yes to something in your life that you've been saying no to in our conversation. We talked about it a lot. That the ability of dad's just to get lost in the day to day stuff that we do and not be with the day to day stuff that we do is so so profound in core. That message is that we need to learn to say yes more because let me tell you. There are so many moments in your day. Because i have. I'm right there with you. This advice is a reminder for myself as well there are so many moments where my littlest one comes in and she wants ten minutes of my time and do. I just want to do something. I just wanna get an email out the door. And i hear you because during virtual learning if your kids are still at home when you're trying to get work done if you've got a fulltime job i get it. It is not easy. Let me tell you as my kids went back an hour into it on my on tuesday. When the first day it went back. I was already missing him for the idea. That even had that thought. I'm like are you drunk. It was absolutely chaos for the last two months of virtual learning but then my phone damn apple created this memory video of all the different things that they had done during my time with them this past two months and it was absolutely amazing. I remembered all times going sledding. All the time having fun outside all the things we built in the snow. And i was reminded that i did say yes quite a bit at times. Even in the midst of chaos even in the midst of just trying to get some work done and getting ill debt that. I can't do math mountains for my first grader. All of that it was hard. It was difficult and it wasn't easy but learning to say yes is a simple thing and it sounds. It's two words. Say yes but it can be such a shift in your mentality. That i need to leave what i'm doing to go do something else. I want to back this up with a story going all the way back to this past summer and twenty twenty that. There's many moments where i just wanted do work and my wife was home during the summer and i have easily just closed the door. Lock myself in and pretended like our head and eight to five job. But i didn't. There was many times where. I would recruit half the neighborhood to go on a bike ride. And we'll probably have like kids out with me sometimes and people give me a weird looks and i'm like don't worry they're not all mine but let me tell you what happens when i said yes in those moments when i said yes to those moments i had some of my best ideas for this podcast when i'm out engaging with my kids. I've had the best ideas for something next. I'd had the best ideas for new podcasts ideas on the other side of saying us so i want to tell you that on the other side of saying yes is potentially something that can change your life now. That sounds crazy because your mind probably saying casters. Just wild emotions. There's probably a fighting. Why would i want to say yes to that. Because when you enter that chaos and you learn to be calm within the chaos you create this idea that love is surrounding yourself because you're like man breaking super chaos right now but man. My kids love me. I love them. What a great moment in those moments where you can receive the love. The chaos all at once and find humor in sometimes. I remember going for those bike rides and just being like fuck. I'm one lottery amount riding bikes with my kids. It's summer it's just feels like a million bucks. And i mean now looking back and it's winter i'm like damn those days were the good ones but say yes because on the other side of that yes could be. The one thing that is ongoing to unlock repeatedly over time not made it'd be the first time maybe the second time but if you repeat this i am positive that you re engage with your kids on a moment by moment basis ten minutes at a time you can really make a dent in their behavior. You can really make a dent in their loved inc. All of that can be changed on the other side of. Yes so guys say yes when your kids come up to you. I you to do it for one week to give them. Don't tell me during do it. Because they'll probably abuse it but say yes. Every time they come in adult talent. Like i said. Don't tell them you're gonna say yes every time you can try to pause or try to come up with an excuse. Why not but every time. It's possible try to challenge yourself every time the next seven days after hearing this podcast whenever you hear sally yes to your kids when they want you to do something and notice how you feel differently after engaging ten minutes notice after seven days how much more gratitude you have for being a father noticed so much more gratitude you have for life notice. How much more gratitude you have for your wife because you and her both created this abundant ball of anger and love and joy all at the same time all of that can happen on the other side of saying yes

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Violence erupts during Paris protest against Macron's security law

Weekend Edition Saturday

03:28 min | 1 year ago

Violence erupts during Paris protest against Macron's security law

"For the last five years, The French police have been overworked and under stress. There were the terrorist attacks in 2015 and in 2018, protesters wearing yellow vests took to the streets to denounce income inequality. In between have been endless strikes and demonstrations that often end in violent clashes with young anarchists. Police have been injured and targeted. In 2016, a police couple was killed in front of their child by a terrorist who broke into their home. So President Emmanuel Macron tried to push through a bill to criminalize the publication of certain images of on duty officers. Matches that Brodsky, a law enforcement researcher, explains. That's being a demand for quite a while from rank and file and police unions because of fears regarding their privacy and regarding possible physical threats or even attacks. Article. 24, as the legislation was known, was part of a larger security bill at first human rights groups and the news media spoke out against it The You also warned France that journalist must be able to work freely. Slim been ashore is a civil rights lawyer. It's impossible to pretend that you're a strong democracy. If you press is afraid off filming and then showing the images images like a video that surfaced last week showing three police officers beating a black man Ah, professional music producer who never raised a hand against them, Um it's a national outcry over the video. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the country. 25 year old student Charl Du Bois protested in Paris Citrine Geneva. Come here, you'd be up to the official We're here to protect one of our cherished liberties, he says. Freedom of information. The right to stay informed is as important as free speech and the right to protest the face of article. 24 has been the hardline young Interior minister General Domina, who recently scoffed at the term police violence, saying any time police use force it's legitimate. But Macron called the videotaped beating a national disgrace. On Monday, he ordered his interior minister to withdraw the controversial measure. This all comes at a sensitive time for police community relations, says law enforcement experts that Brodsky the George Floyd case, had huge repercussions in France because there were also demonstrations here and also, we should not forget that we had for over a year. The yellow vests produce yellow vest. Protesters say they, too, were sometimes treated brutally by the police. That's left anger and resentment within the movement of mainly working class whites from the French Heartland. Political analyst faced off Barbie A says the interior minister tried to push macron further to the right. But he made a big mistake because He fought. The people will be with him on the policemen against the newspaper on the players on the Internet, and it was not the truth. The truth, says Barbie, eh, is that the French want security for their policemen and liberty for citizens. Eleanor

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Sober Holiday Survival

Recovery Happy Hour

05:23 min | 1 year ago

Sober Holiday Survival

"Welcome to recovery. Happy hour where we talk about life beyond the bottle and what happens after we stop drinking. I'm your host tricia and in my stocking this year. I hope santa brings me the limited edition. David bowie barbie doll that sold out last year. Despite my attempts to tell santa to preorder it from two different game stop locations just in case. Thank you for joining me well. Happy december or folks. We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. And i believe you can absolutely do this without drinking last week. We talked about tips for staying alcohol-free this holiday season and today i'm going to complete the rest of that list so go back and listen to last week's episode if you haven't already come back and join me when you're done. Are you back okay. today. I'm going to start off with this alcohol-free tip focus on the event you're celebrating. Yup parties are usually meant to celebrate a thing. You know an event a person whatever beyond our own addiction or gray area drinking problem whatever you wanna call it. It's also are usually our garbage culture that turns drinking into the focus of an event so for a holiday party. Think about what you're celebrating. That's jesus or hanukkah or just getting together with your family. Mix celebrating that thing your goal. Maybe you've got a relative in town who you normally don't get to see. Take some time to celebrate that you know catch up with them. Maybe it's getting to hold a new baby or play with your nieces and nephews. You can use these opportunities without alcohol to really be present and those moments and appreciate everything that's memorable and real about them. I always say the same thing about birthdays and weddings. The event is to celebrate a person doing something really special so make them what. You're celebrating because it's not all about us and getting drunk last week. I asked everyone to write a list of things. We like about the holidays and use that list as a resource and celebrate those things so find things to get excited about. It can be whatever you want. Bring ingredients to make a really cool any drink with like twelve different components get dressed up where high heels that you don't have to worry about falling off of bring a game like look for things to make a party fund because parties are supposed to be just that fun a great way to stay busy and distract yourself if you need. It is to help the hostess or the host or the person who's having the party go cleanup napkins offer to wash plates offer to help i guarantee you that. If you're listening to this podcast then you have absolutely been a party hosts worst nightmare at point in your life so use this as an opportunity to give back and level out your car a little bit. Here's a simple one. do not i repeat. Do not offer to be the designated driver. Especially if it's a party that might go late if you're feeling freaked out and you need to bail. Then you don't need a reason to stay put. You should always have an exit plan. You know and being someone's dd cancels that out entirely the couple of times that i've offered to do this. I ended up staying at a party way too late when i really just needed to go home. It's twenty twenty. We have uber and left for a reason so let people use it. You know a big part of getting through the holidays without alcohol is learning how to deal with our most triggering loved ones and having the tools not to drink over it boundaries are really big deal boundaries are a big deal for example if you know that someone at the gathering relentlessly pushes shots on you. Then no you're boundary ahead of time if that person offers me a shot. I'm going to say xyz if they keep offering me shots. I'm going to make my exit. You know you create a boundary beforehand. And if someone crosses the line you already know what to do to stay healthy and sober. You know it's just about having a plan had time. Another example is if you have a typical pattern. That's a reason behind your drinking like if communicating with your parents tends to be tents and. Let's say they're always saying something passive aggressive and you've never spoken up about it but instead you've always pushed it down and drink over it. Well this is the time to find a boundary not saying that you need to confront them during christmas and try to resolve like twenty five years of old trauma but you can say something like i need to go get some fresh air. I'm gonna go for a quick walk around the block. That's a boundary. You know when you decided not to engage in an activity that triggers you to drink or maybe it's one of those all day christmas parties that starts at eleven. Am and goes until midnight where everyone's been drinking for like thirteen straight hours. Maybe you've always stuck around because you thought that that was expected of you and you never had the words to speak up this year. Consider telling everyone beforehand that you've made plans for the second half of the day and you have to leave at three o'clock maybe your pet sitting any need to go home and feed the dog. It's up process of planning ahead and saying if this thing happens then i will choose to do this thing because it will keep me from drinking.

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Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again

Business Wars Daily

02:15 min | 1 year ago

Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again

"You know good old fashioned tonka trucks. Barbie dolls and legos are hot again shirts. The holiday shopping season a time when toy sales usually sore. But that's not the reason for this specific spike. The pandemic has changed toy buying habits. According to the washington post parents seeking to entertain board kids and get them off their devices started searching for toys and games that didn't have buttons are screens and they found what they were looking for on the shelves of some of the country's most iconic brands mattel home to such names as hot wheels. Love him and fisher. Price has been watching. Its long loved labels fly out of warehouses at the same time. The company watched it stocks soar. Nearly eighty percent over the past. Six months it's barbie who's leading the charge. However sales of that iconic doll jumped nearly thirty percent in the third quarter the largest quarterly increase in at least two decades. But today's barbie isn't the same tall blond you may remember. In recent years mattel has made barbie dolls more inclusive for years ago. The company introduced curvy tall in petite versions of the dolls. Earlier this month mattel announced barbie extra dolls align a five dollars that have varied body shapes skin tones and features and customers loved finding barbie pals who looked like them so much that some of the new dolls are already sold out according to the washington post toy sales have been something to smile about an dismal retail sector market research firm. Npd group says toy sales are up. Nearly twenty percent year-over-year and parents are turning to the toys of their own childhoods classic playthings like dolls trucks. Let kids amuse themselves for as long as they want. The report says. There's no game over until mom or dad. Say-so board games and puzzles have been other hot sellers. Which has been good news for mattel. Rival hasbro game and puzzle sales spiked nearly ninety five percent in the first two months of the pandemic according to the group when summer hits sailed slowed but many expect another spike as people head back indoors the washington post reports in the third quarter sales of hasbro's monopoly scrabble and dungeons and dragons jumped more than twenty percent according to fox. Business news indicating. That kids aren't the only ones in need of entertainment. Some adults are looking to get in on the fun themselves.

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