brought to mind an old scenario close to our hearts, excerpted from a Dave Barry article posted in this hilarious blog entry ~
(If that link doesn't work, someone reproduced the article in this forum)
"I’m not sure how I feel about the Barbie-Ken split.
On the one hand, I can see why Barbie would not be satisfied with Ken. I have a 4-year-old daughter, so our house has a thriving, teeming Barbie colony. This colony is serviced by one lone Ken, and frankly he is not up to the task.
I say this because Ken doesn’t seem to notice that the Barbies are constantly getting naked.
No, I don’t know why the Barbies do this. I don’t want to know. All I know is that often, after my daughter has been playing with her Barbies, I’ll walk into her room, and there will be naked Barbies everywhere, and Ken will be displaying absolutely no interest in them.
Lately, in fact, Ken has been off in a corner, sitting in Barbie’s pink Jeep, with Pinocchio.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that."
Ken is very fond of encouraging Pinocchio to tell lots of great big lies...