My Scene Barbies, Mattel's skanky answer to the highly successful Bratz dolls, are being given away as part of McDonald's Happy Meals, and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is not happy about it. "It's bad enough that McDonald's continues to use toys to sell kids on junk food," said CCFC's head honcho, child psychologist Dr. Susan Linn. "But to lure young girls to its restaurants by promoting the worst sexualized stereotypes is reprehensible." McDonald's spokesbitch Heidi Barker retorted with this pat answer: "Barbie has been a familiar and fun toy enjoyed by millions of families for decades. That's why it continues to be a popular Happy Meal Toy." [MediaPost]


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@leMaldeTete: Yeah, I swear they only show Sonic commercials in Boston after 11, when I'm typically really baked or drunk, and I flip out everytime. I can't tell you how many times I've checked their website for nearby locations. We also only have 2 Arby's in the entire state, it was 3 but they turned that one into a Taco Bell. Needless to say I was not pleased when I drove 45 minutes, insanely hungover, to get some roast beef and Arby's sauce. Only to find I had to have an enchirito with Fire Sauce instead. Not a good day.