The Barbie Liberation Organization

Oh, there’s something wrong with what my Stacy says. — Celeste

My Spidey Sense is tingling! Anybody call for a web slinger? — Malibu Stacy, “Lisa v. Malibu Stacy”

Thanks to Katie, who tipped us off to today’s reference: the Barbie Liberation Organization, whose members speak up for the glass-eyed figurines among us. In a coordinated act of culture jamming, the BLO went around switching the voice chips between Barbie and G.I. Joe dolls, striking a blow for women’s rights. Check it out:

Flash forward to Ancient Babylonia! While the work of the BLO briefly drew its share of media coverage, I suspect that the cost and time required to buy/steal the dolls, modify them, and then return them to the scene of the crime made a full-scale revolution impractical. For now.

And, remember, friends: As of this post, The Springfield Historical Society enters “lite mode”. Fewer posts, less fun. Resist the temptation to read or talk to loved ones, and maybe I’ll drop you a line someday from wherever I wind up in this crazy, old world.

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5 Responses to The Barbie Liberation Organization

  1. Du says:

    Thank you for using “fewer” above.
    That is all.

    • The Glory of Being a Clown says:

      I second that. This blog is well-researched, well-written, hilarious, and has a butt that won’t quit. I will miss the regular entries.

  2. The Chief says:

    Well thanks for the full time updates McGarnagle, you’ve earned your semi retirement.Turned in a lot of obscure references, you really cleaned up this city.

  3. JK says:

    I am happy with this blog and I will continue to subscribe to your newsletter.

  4. Alex says:

    Oh Jesus, this not-regularly-updating thing is even harder than I thought it would be.

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