Barbie Dumps Ken, Dates Blaine, CNN Money covers!

June 29, 2004 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Plastic Tramp Dates 4F GI JoeWhile scanning the headlines of CNN Money this morning, I found out that Barbie is dating again, this time it’s a hunky Australian. This is just the kind of insightful business coverage I’ve come to expect from CNN.

The most precious quote:

After 43 years as one of the world’s best-looking couples, Mattel announced the breakup of Barbie and Ken in February. But some experts saw the move by Mattel was purely “a publicity stunt.”

Gee, do you think?

Of course the news has always displayed a certain fascination with the dating habits of plastic blondes, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised.

On a slightly more serious note, Mattel lost a trademark infringement suit against a Utah artist and was ordered to pay 1.8 million in court fees. Free speech and the right to parody prevail!