Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NPRbie's Dream Studio

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A few days ago a reader of this blog complained that NPR was overloading it's Barbie coverage with two feature stories in one week. If only it were just two. Yesterday's ME offered another Barbie feature - a 3 minute oooh-aah from Melissa Jaeger-Miller (an aspiring Nprbie - apparently) over Mattel's REAL LIFE BARBIE'S FANTASY MALIBU DREAM HOUSE.

If you think 3 stories is all NPR is up for, just try "Barbie" in their search bar - SCARY! Talk about some serious news, but it's almost spring and that means the Kentucky Derby; I just hope they move on from Barbie to Barbaro soon.


Anonymous said...

Oh come on, cut 'em some slack - this vital piece of information, rife with socioeconomic & political depth, is about their speed... and something they might actually manage to not flub up.

Nevertheless, sure looks like Rootypoop's havin' too much fun in the miniaturized beachhouse!

Anonymous said...

Commercial tie-ins-R-Us

Juno (the Movie)
Slumdog Millionaire (the Movie)
Barbie (the Life)
Caanan (Somali rapper)

When you are reduced to announcing Lottery Winners (last sat
in February) you'll soon have Brittany. In fact, I want NPR to start a "Celeb Corner". It's either that or WHYY will be running fund drives over Christmas and New Year's.


Juan "Toss" Ensalada said...


"FunDriveway Moments: WHYY's Best of FunDrive."

Colorado Public Radio will be having a end-of-the-fiscal-year, balance-the-budget, fund drive in June 2009.


Porter Melmoth said...

I want a Joanne Silburner doll. She looks appropriately sickly and when you pull the cord, she upchucks.

I guess that's a little pretentious...