Ladies and gentlemen we have a cover! I received
a message from Lyle, my publisher, and he now needs me to do a blub for the back cover and then he will post on Amazon. This is unreal, especially considering its Friday the 13th! Now, I know many of you will look at the cover and say, “what in the hell is that on the bottom?” That’s for me to know and you to find out when you read the book. It’s supposed to peak your interest. I think April, the artist, did a really good job.
There’s a big push right now for Mattel to manufacture a bald Barbie for children who suffer from medical conditions or who have to deal with
the hair loss of a family member. This morning there were over 87,000 “likes”on the Bald Barbie Facebook page. Here is the description of what they want:
Join our efforts in having a Bald and Beautiful Barbie made. We would like to see a Beautiful and
Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania. Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother's hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald. Accessories such as scarves and hats could be included. This would be a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves or a loved one. We would love to see a portion of proceeds go to childhood cancer research and treatment. Let's get Mattell’s attention!
I am not against the manufacturing of a bald doll but I do feel it’s unfair for this group of people to target Mattel to manufacturer it. I realize that Mattel makes the iconic Barbie line and that little girls idolize
Barbie but the manufacturing of a Bald Barbie wouldn’t be as easy as it sounds. First and foremost they would have to have dolls for every nationality or people would say they are raciest. They would also have to have a bald Ken doll of they would be considered sexist. Mattel would then be challenged by groups of people supporting other diseases. Which could then lead to: Seizure Barbie, Obese Barbie, Heart Transplant Barbie, Prosthetic Barbie and a barrage of others. So if Mattel decides not to manufacture a bald Barbie, then they will be ridiculed
and people will say they don’t care about cancer patients or those with other diseases. If they do decide to manufacture the doll they are already being asked to donate a portion of the proceeds to childhood cancer research. If they don’t, they will be ridiculed for profiting off of cancer patients.
These kids need money for research, not Barbie’s. They need a cure, not a toy. And if all of the people focused on getting a bald Barbie made would focus on raising money for cancer research, they would be doing the world a favor. God bless all the cancer patients in the world and God help Mattel
with the position they are now in.
British Word of the Day – Wanker
Since we’ve been talking about words and hand signals for the last few days, today’s word of the day is quite fitting. A wanker is what British people call others who they think are jerks or idiots. The word means someone who masturbates and it even has a hand signal to go with it. I’m sure you can imagine what that hand signal would be. Don’t be a wanker today!
Have a fantastic day passengers!