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Old 01-25-2007, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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If this offends anyone - build a bridge and get over it!
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Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Metropolitan Charlotte market:

"South Charlotte Barbie"
This princess Barbie is sold only at Southpark Mall. She comes with an
assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a cookie-cutter house. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-scharlotte.bmp



"Lake Norman Barbie"
The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Windstar Minivan
and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation.
Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-lakenorman.bmp



"Freedom Drive Barbie"
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife,a
Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only
available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) ....unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-freedondrive.bmp



"Myers Park Barbie"
This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2.
Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-myerspark.bmp



"Mooresville Barbie"
This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too
small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-mooresville.bmp



"Gastonia Barbie"
This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Mooresville Barbie's house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-gastonia.bmp



"Dilworth Barbie"
This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow . She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Point Breeze Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-dilworth.bmp



"CMS Barbie"
This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories
include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-cms.bmp
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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"No Da Barbie/Ken"
This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply
adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on parts.

Mattel Charlotte-edition Barbies-noda.bmp





Now - if you live in the Charlotte area and you can't laugh at that you have no sense of humor (or see yourself in one of the Barbies)
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC area
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This is great! Very funny.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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That's a hoot. Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am laughing outloud!! This is hysterical!
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I live in Charlotte, and I don't think it is funny. People that use stereotypes do so to justify their own prejudice.
I notice the faults you find in "affluent" areas are just peculiar quirks of successful law abiding citizens, while the "poor" areas are all armed criminals on parole, and meth manufacturers. That's not true. There are plenty of people who live in that area who are actually hard working, tax paying, citizens who contribute to this city. Just because the criminal element has decided to concentrate in that area, doesn't mean that people that live there are criminals or even want it that way.
But hey, all that matters is you made yourself feel better about being prejudiced, right? That is way more important than considering how it negatively impacts everyone that sees it who doesn't live here or are in the process of relocation.
I'm not going to build a bridge. I do recognize the fact that the 1st ammendment goes for everyone, even bigots.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Originally Posted by Charlotte ePro View Post
I live in Charlotte, and I don't think it is funny. People that use stereotypes do so to justify their own prejudice.
I notice the faults you find in "affluent" areas are just peculiar quirks of successful law abiding citizens, while the "poor" areas are all armed criminals on parole, and meth manufacturers. That's not true. There are plenty of people who live in that area who are actually hard working, tax paying, citizens who contribute to this city. Just because the criminal element has decided to concentrate in that area, doesn't mean that people that live there are criminals or even want it that way.
But hey, all that matters is you made yourself feel better about being prejudiced, right? That is way more important than considering how it negatively impacts everyone that sees it who doesn't live here or are in the process of relocation.
I'm not going to build a bridge. I do recognize the fact that the 1st ammendment goes for everyone, even bigots.

CharlottePro, you're kidding aren't you? I pegged you for one with a good sense of humor You don't really believe that anyone reading those overblown caricatures is going to take them seriously do you? I believe in this world we must not take ourselves so seriously - we've got to be able to laugh at our foibles and quirks. I have lived in one of those areas discribed and I'm in no way offended that I happened to have come close to matching one of those Barbies.

It is not prejudiced to simply point out differences in people - we all have them. REAL prejudice is letting those differences stop you from living where you might otherwise live, or giving different people a chance to become your friend. Your assertion that this poster is bigoted is an overreaction. It reminds me of the people who want to remove all references to Indians from schools who use them as their mascots - somehow calling a football team the "Redskins" is supposed to be a slur on Indians? If anything the people who chose that name were saying "we want to be represented by something perceived as strong and powerful" - it should be a compliment to the Indians to be thought of that way. But no, these days we have to be so politically correct - mustn't offend anyone, heavan forbid! Doesn't seem to matter that no offense was intended. Personally, I think our country was a stronger nation when we had thicker skin.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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Originally Posted by Charlotte ePro View Post
I live in Charlotte, and I don't think it is funny. People that use stereotypes do so to justify their own prejudice.
I notice the faults you find in "affluent" areas are just peculiar quirks of successful law abiding citizens, while the "poor" areas are all armed criminals on parole, and meth manufacturers. That's not true. There are plenty of people who live in that area who are actually hard working, tax paying, citizens who contribute to this city. Just because the criminal element has decided to concentrate in that area, doesn't mean that people that live there are criminals or even want it that way.
But hey, all that matters is you made yourself feel better about being prejudiced, right? That is way more important than considering how it negatively impacts everyone that sees it who doesn't live here or are in the process of relocation.
I'm not going to build a bridge. I do recognize the fact that the 1st ammendment goes for everyone, even bigots.

WOW - You must be lots of fun at parties

Like I said - It's a joke. Anyone who can't laugh at themselves has some serious mental health issues. And I'm not a bigot - I'm someone who lives in the Charlotte area, and I have a sense of humor.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Western NC
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Happy,

I used to live in Charlotte and I thought this was fabulous!
Thanks for the laugh....
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