According to Wikipedia, Barbie was born March 9, 1959. That makes her almost 51 years old. Contrary to popular renditions of her throughout the years right up to today (January 8, 2010), this is what Barbie actually looks like today!
Now, for all of you women out there who are jealous of Barbie's eternally young image, somewhat similar to Dick Clark's reign as the oldest teenager alive, one can only say:
It's about freaking time this happened to her!
But please note: Children should never be shown this picture!! Otherwise they are likely to start questioning the reality of the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, and the Great Pumpkin as well. And we adults should take our responsibilities seriously in keeping the Adult Conspiracies alive and well for as long as possible!
Only in this way can we teach our children the true meaning of imagination. Uh, oh,... was that too serious for ya?Â Okay, okay, I take it back.Â Revised moral:Â Only in this way can we keep the little buggers out of our hair as they play with their dolls, bunnies, sleighs, and vegetables.
Happy imaginings, Kiddies!
Happy reality, Adults!