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Our host in a glass case?
My God, Anne, what have you done to yourself?
Is this similar to the "Ostrich in cage" post?
I thought that they went out of business. The toy market is very competitive. Do they still have the wrapping paper with the little blocks of toy soldiers?Loved FAO Schwarz !Sincerely, Maxine
Isn't it sexist to blame Barbie for all the female anorexics and bulimics? Doesn't that make them really mush-brained? It's not like young men are wasting time and testicles and risking their health to look like pumped-up comic book heroes. Uh, wait a minute.
Like MW, I thought that FAO Schwarz was out of business. I know that a large FAOS in Orlando, where I visited recently, has been abandoned for several years now. I remember the one I visited in Manhattan years ago fondly.Here's what Wikipedia says: "At its height, the chain had a total of 40 stores throughout the United States. In 2001, The Right Start Company bought 22 of the 40 stores, and the other 18 unsold stores were immediately closed. In December 2002, Right Start, the then parent of FAO Schwarz, filed for bankruptcy. They would emerge from bankruptcy in April 2003 only to re-enter it in December 2003, forcing all stores to close."In February 2004, hedge fund D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., acquired the New York City and Las Vegas stores and FAO Schwarz's catalog and internet businesses. The New York and Las Vegas stores reopened on Thanksgiving Day 2004."It seems that FAO Schwarz in its current incarnation is a bit like Duncan YoYos. Duncan went bankrupt years ago. Then, someone bought the rights to the brand name. You can buy Duncan YoYos again. (I guess that the brand name YoYo'ed.)Mark Daniels
Well, lots of little pieces make up the little girlSuch a tiny thing in this great big worldWell, now I've got to find out what's crackin' upMy little buttercupI got to take her to the doll hospitalWell I bought her a dollhouse and a Corvette tooShe's got everything's Barbie's got, I'm tellin' youBut every time I make a move just to touch her hairShe says, "Little boys should play with teddy bears"I'm gonna take her to the doll hospitalUh-huh, oh yeahBaby you'll be all rightI'm gonna take youTo the doll hospital tonightUh-huh, oh yeahBaby you look a frightI'm gonna take you to the doll hospitalWell, all in love is fairBut it's the wear and tearAnd words left unspokenThat leave hearts brokenBut I never tore your legs offOr threw you on the floorNow I know baby cries a lotBut please don't cry no moreWhen we played doctor I must have made a messBut I fixed her little wagon up good, I guessShe said Ken never made her heart beat soBut he lacked that certain somethin' as we all knowNow I burst her little bubble, her mind's about to goI gotta get her to the doll hospital(John Hiatt)
I think she's a metaphor for our current crop of pretty young things like Britney and Lindsay: beautiful to look at, but alarms go off if you try to get too close.
Speaking of dolls, I saw a trailer for this movie yesterday. http://www.larsandtherealgirl-themovie.com/
former law student: check out "River's Edge."
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