Barbie Liberation Revisited
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 94 14:31:55 PST
Subject: Barbie Liberation Revisited
[I'm just passing this little tidbit along; I have no further information as to
its bona-fides (i.e. caveat emptor). I wouldn't be so suspicious, but, as far
as I'm concerned, anyone doing any kind of Christmas advertising before
Thanksgiving already has two strikes against him or her... And then there's
the name "Igor Vamos"... -psl]
Forwarded-by: lanih@info.Berkeley.EDU (J. Lani Herrmann)
Forwarded-by: Alix Herrmann Scheurer <email@example.com>
BARBIE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION REVEALED!
Last Christmas, a group calling itself The Barbie Liberation
Organization switched the voices of talking Barbie and GI Joe dolls across
the country. They placed the altered toys back on store shelves. When kids
opened their Christmas presents, they had an unusual surprise: Barbies
yelled "Vengeance is Mine!" while GI Joe asked "Wanna go shopping?" The
event was covered by hundreds of news media sources world wide.
THE TELL-ALL VIDEOTAPE!
The Barbie Liberation Organization is now offering copies of their
official videotape. The tape includes:
% A how-to section: perform the surgery yourself
% the original BLO press release, as seen on hundreds of TV broadcasts
% behind the scenes look at the BLO
% actual footage of "shopgiving"
% media coverage from the event, including kids' reactions & responses
% and of course much more-
This tape is not available in any stores. It is an educational aid, a
historical document, a guide to subversive culture jamming, an entertainment,
a work of art, a curiosity. Impress your friends, vex your enemies.
30 minutes, VHS.
The BLO requests $20 per tape plus $5.00 shipping and handling.
If you want to save our time and your money, send a self addressed envelope
with $2.38 postage on it (it must be large enough for a Videotape in a
plastic case.) Since the BLO does not have a bank account, please make out
all checks to IGOR VAMOS. (I am the coordinator of the BLO.) We will pay
the sales tax. All proceeds pay production costs and support the BLO.
Send checks to: Igor Vamos, Dept. of Visual Arts, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
You will receive your tape within 2-3 weeks. Order now as for Christmas.
SPECIAL OFFER: BUY THREE TAPES OR MORE, WE PAY THE POSTAGE
© 1994 Peter Langston