September 29, 2006

It's 1962, Barbie is dressed for a specific event.

What is it? (There is an official correct answer.)

Barbie

Barbie

ADDED: There's also the "official" Althouse blog answer (I've decided).

45 comments:

knoxgirl said...

She's going to give a lecture in the "Distinguished Speaker Series" on Nuclear Proliferation.

tcd said...

She's attending a luncheon w/ JFK and appropriately dressed, too.

stephenb said...

She's Bill Clinton's date for the homecoming dance. Then she's going back to the university to deliver a lecture on reapportionment and Baker v. Carr. Too bad that skirt is made of wool. She'll never get the summa cum laude out.

MadisonMan said...

Appearing at the premier of Girls, Girls, Girls!?

Paul Zrimsek said...

Judging from the pillbox-cum-yarmulke-cum-fez, she's going to broker a Mideast peace settlement disguised as a Kennedy wife.

Meade said...

She's obviously ready to help complete the Port Huron Statement with her fellow Students for a Democratic Society.

noah said...

State dinner at the White House.

TigerHawk said...

I don't know what the occasion is, but if I were naming her I'd call her "Missiles of October Barbie."

Doug Sundseth said...

Hmm, a celebration of the excommunication of Fidel Castro?

The dedication of Dulles International?

The inauguration of Jawaharlal Nehru?

A wake for Richard Nixon's political career? ("You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more.")

I know: the outfit was for the release party for "A Clockwork Orange".

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Anonymous said...

I dunno, but that's an Andersen casement window. Vinyl clad exterior. Western white pine interior. Low E glass, I think.

Irene Done said...

Sorority Meeting! What a treasure that is!

howzerdo said...

I had that Barbie too! I didn't have that outfit, though. She's in very nice condition. Also had Midge, and a later model Barbie and Ken. I gave them all to my sister a few years ago, since she always liked them better than I did and she started to collect them.

Dave said...

She's attending the 2nd year anniversary of the Mets?

Probably not.

Word verification: inrichi

Press to Fred Wilpon upon the creation of the Mets: How do you feel today?

Wilpon: Inrichi!

noah said...

I'm curious...how does Barbie remain upright...internal gyroscope?

Ann Althouse said...

Irene Done has the official correct answer, which says something about how informal we've become over the years, doesn't it?

tcd got the official Althouse blog answer.

tigerhawk made me laugh a lot.

Carry on.

JohnK said...

A night on the town to eat at Sardis and see Dylan at the Cafe Wha, although she seems to have fogotten her brand new leopard skin pillbox hat.

knoxgirl said...

*Maxine would approve of her 'do

Anonymous said...

Hey, here's a slideshow of Jackie Kennedy from Youtube: Jackie Kennedy

She sure was a babe in 1962. Not as good looking as my mother, though. If I posted a picture of her in 1962, it would break the internet.

chuck b. said...

When did I get, where did I
How was I caught in this game
When will I know, where will I
How will I think of my name
When did I stop feeling sure, feeling safe
And start wondering why, wondering why
Is this a dream, am I here, where are you
What's in back of the sky, why do we cry
Gotta get off, gonna get
Off of this merry-go-round...

She's a little strung out, the poor doll.

AlaskaJack said...

Thanks for the link Sipps. It really caught me off guard.

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Anonymous said...

Ruth Anne, that handshake is going to be a problem for Barbie.

Her wrists look about as flexible as recent frequent commenter Doyle's worldview.

Brent said...

Sorry,

I mistook her for a Secret Service Detail stand-in for FLOTUS

charlotte said...

Barbie's going bowling and she's wearing her lucky shoes.

Ron said...

I was thinking more of the premiere of "Manchurian Candidate."

charlotte said...

She must've pledged Cappa Cappa Lame-da.

vbspurs said...

Touring the newly-renovated White House with Mrs. Kennedy?

Charles Collingwood was a cross-dresser?

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

She sure was a babe in 1962.

Yeah, but have you seen her look-a-like granddaughter, Rose Schlossberg, recently?

Not as good looking as my mother, though. If I posted a picture of her in 1962, it would break the internet.

Come on, do it!

Instapundit's grandma (RIP) was a babe back in the day, too.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Barbie's going bowling and she's wearing her lucky shoes.

*LOL*

My fave, so far, amongst the exquisite hilarity.

Cheers,
Victoria

Doug Sundseth said...

Upon looking more closely at the pictures, I have to modify my suggestion:

Barbie is here shown returning from the foot binder. She's been going regularly since she was two years old.

Without considering her more widely discussed anatomical improbabilities, the ratio of the size of her head to the size of her feet is truly remarkable.

Anonymous said...

Hey Victoria: Mom Busted Teh Intarnets

We report, you decide.

Simon Kenton said...

Alaska Jack -

It got to me, too. There was something so playful there, she had such a willingness to trust the camera.

And in those days I had a girl friend with Jackie's eyes and cheekbones, who has been forgotten for years until today. Now she is brought back with immediacy, not as the plumped suburband matron nor the soured multiple divorcee, but with those snapping eyes still alight.

"Time that gave doth now his gift confound,
"And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow."

The time will come when even the baby boomers themselves will see attrition as God's best gift to them.

George said...

It being 1962, it looks like she's ready to do the dishes.

vbspurs said...

Hey Victoria: Mom Busted Teh Intarnets

We report, you decide.


Welcome to Decision '06, ladies and gentlemen.

We are predicting that the State of Florida is going to SippicanCottage's Mom.

Newsflash. This just in!

The AP is now confirming that the internets have indeed been busted upon gazing at the simply ravishing face of Mrs. S.

We believe this decision gives the election of Cutest Pic of Blogger Mom firmly to SippicanCottage.

God bless America.

Cheers,
Victoria

amba said...

All dressed up for an assassination.

(VW yighk !)

amba said...

Sipp: I bet my mother was (at least) as good-looking as your mother at any age. Duel?

David said...

Reminds me of a stewardess on PanAm airlines.

Anonymous said...

amba-talk is cheap...

vbspurs said...

Reminds me of a stewardess on PanAm airlines.

That was going to be my comment, too.

Only, I was going with Braniff.

You think Pan Am could afford Chanel unis?

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

amba-talk is cheap...

Ooh! Mee-ouch!

Amba, put up or shut up now!

Cheers,
Victoria

Pat Patterson said...

Elvis' date to the opening of the Space Needle?

Anonymous said...

Desegregation of the University of Mississippi.

Hey, didn't anybody here watch Forrest Gump?

amba said...

I spoke too soon! All the knock-em-dead pictures are in the album in Chicago . . . no, wait. Just wait'll tomorrow.