Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hard Times Barbie

Ruth Handler, inventor of the Barbie Doll, graduated from East High School on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Barbie was known for her over-the-top near impossible body dimensions and artificially enhanced beauty originally based on a German sex doll. Once complete with a Ken doll partner in crime and a materialistic superfluous array of expensive gadgetries, it looks like all those years on Colfax have finally taken their toll. Like many of the other Colfax denizens, Barbie has fallen on hard times.

Hard Times Ken?

When "Barbie" was first released, the "national sales manager" was a guy named Larry Gustafson. He was the unluckiest guy in the world - and it was his own fault. He was asked to skip every other paycheck and take shares in the Mattel Toy Company instead of cash or check. He quit. If he had taken that deal, he would have been worth $$$ millions within 10 years.

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