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December 5, 2005


For one free annual subscription to this blog, what is wrong with the following passage from a front-page article in the Sunday New York Times? "Mr. Valdéz, a k a La Barbie, does not look like a monster. He gets his nickname, the authorities said, because he has the light complexion and blue eyes of a Ken doll."

December 5, 2005 7:18 AM | category: none


could it be that "la barbie" refers to a women because "la" is a feminine article in spanish. since they are referring to a man it doesn't make sense...

December 5, 2005 2:43 PM | Comments (5) | posted by Joseph Sinatra

I'm sorry, but that answer does not win the coveted prize.

December 5, 2005 3:36 PM | Comments (5) | posted by Peter Levine

The problem is Ken does not have blue eyes, he has brown eyes.

David Moore

December 6, 2005 1:24 PM | Comments (5) | posted by mooredp

I think Ken has blue eyes - here are pictures of the very first Ken dolls from a site dedicated to the history of the Ken doll. Isn't the Internet great?

I can't say that I know what the answer to the quiz is, though.

December 6, 2005 11:28 PM | Comments (5) | posted by Michael Weiksner

I'm sorry--it was confusing of me to call this a "quiz." I was simply annoyed at the implication that "monsters" normally have dark skin and brown eyes. (This is an article about vicious killers, and they are perfectly likely to have blue eyes and light skin.)

December 7, 2005 2:10 PM | Comments (5) | posted by Peter Levine

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