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Old 02-12-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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They Were The Perfect Plastic Couple



Barbie and Ken 'Split' After 43 Years
By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL

NEW YORK (AP) - Just like J.Lo and Ben, the romance is over for Barbie and Ken.

After 43 years as one of the world's prettiest pairs, the perfect plastic couple is breaking up. The couple's ``business manager,'' Russell Arons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, said that Barbie and Ken ``feel it's time to spend some quality time - apart.''

``Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end,'' said Arons, who quickly added that the duo ``will remain friends.''

Arons denied that there was any truth to rumors that the breakup was linked to the Cali (as in California) Girl Barbie, arriving in stores now. To better reflect her single status, Cali Barbie will wear board shorts and a bikini top, metal hoop earrings, and have a deeper tan.

This new style already has attracted a new admirer, Blaine the Australian boogie boarder.

Barbie - the most popular fashion doll in the world, according to toy maker Mattel - met Ken on the set of a TV commercial in 1961, and they have been inseparable ever since.

Arons hinted Wednesday that the separation may be partially due to Ken's reluctance to getting married. All those bridal Barbie dolls in toy chests around the globe are really just examples of Barbie's wishful thinking, he explained.

Another possible factor is Barbie's career. The doll who was ``born'' Barbie Millicent Roberts in 1959 has been everything from a rock star to military medic, and she's currently marketed in more than 150 countries. According to Mattel, every second, three Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.

So where does that leave Ken? Said Arons: ``He will head for other waves.''
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Apparently not - just check the marriage threads in FYM...
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To better reflect her single status, Cali Barbie will wear board shorts and a bikini top, metal hoop earrings, and have a deeper tan.
Outside of a wedding band, I have been trying to figure out how to identify single women forever. Now that I know it is all about the deeper tan and metal hoop earrings - watch out ladies!!!


You know, Ken also went through that stage in the early-to-mid Ninties when he was wearing that, um (am I allowed to say "cock"), ring on a necklace. Maybe it wasn't just a "stage" and these "other waves" the Mattel people are talking about might reveal his TRUE sexual identity!
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Barbie and Ken don't cut it for each other anymore...we all saw this coming.

I mean...a picture says a thousand words...



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Good luck to them with all the immigration crap! :bitter:
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I heard it was due to an accident Ken had while trying to find his genitalia with a magnifying glass out in the sunlight.
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Sacrilege, to talk of the plastic mound in such terms.
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Barbie and Ken don't cut it for each other anymore...we all saw this coming.

I mean...a picture says a thousand words...





LMFAO!!!!!


And to think, we could have outed Ken years ago!!!!
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poor barbie and ken. Nothing lasts anymore.

And I was totally rooting for this relationship. They just seemed so...perfect for each other!!
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i hope ken had a pre-nup
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I heard it was due to an accident Ken had while trying to find his genitalia with a magnifying glass out in the sunlight.


Bonochick's photos are so cool!!
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