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Monday, June 16, 2008
Fitter, happier, more likely to boost sales
Carrie Brownstein over at Monitor Mix has written a good and very random post about the resurrection of Strawberry Shortcake and how it relates to British soul music. Trust me, it makes sense in context.
When I was stuck working Saturdays last autumn I found myself watching a revamped version of The Care Bears one morning as I was getting ready for work. The main difference between the new version and the one I grew up watching was that Grumpy and Lucky had emo haircuts. The "be nice to each other" and "buy plenty of Care Bear brand merchandise" themes remained mostly unaltered from what I spent many a Saturday morning staring at during my preschool/booger-eating years. All things considered, I'd have to say that the 21st century incarnation of the bears are more tolerable than last summer's Transformers relaunch.
Flame decals on Optimus Prime? What was that all about?