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Monday, October 31

Graduate School Barbie

Graduate School Barbie™ comes in two forms: Delusional Master's Barbie™ and Ph.D. Masochist Barbie™. Every Graduate School Barbie comes out of the box with these fun-filled features guaranteed to delight and entertain for hours:
  • A big grin on her face that turns into a frown after two weeks or her first advisor meeting (whichever comes first).
  • Adorable black circles under her delightfully bloodshot eyes.
  • Comes with two outfits: a grubby pair of blue jeans and 5 year old gap T-shirt, and a floppy pair of gray sweatpants with a matching "Go Screw Yourself" T-shirt.
  • Grad School Barbie™ talks! (9V lithium batteries sold separately.) Just press the button on her left hand and hear her say such upbeat grad school phrases as,
    "Yes, Professor, it will be done by tomorrow."
    "I would love to write it all over again."
    "Why didn't I just get a job, I could have been making $40,000 a year by now if I had just started working with a Bachelor's. But noooooo, I/Mom and Dad wanted a masters degree, I wish somebody would drop a bomb on the school so that I would have an excuse to stop working on this degree that is sucking every last drop of life force out of my withered and degraded excuse for a soul ..."
Grad School Barbie™ is anatomically correct to teach kids about the exciting changes that come with pursuing a higher education. Removable panels on Barbie's head and torso allow you to watch as her cerebellum fries to a crispy brown, her heart races 150 beats per minute, and her stomach lining gradually dissolves into nothing.

Deluxe Barbie comes with specially designed eye ducts. Just add a little water, and watch Grad School Barbie™ burst into tears at random intervals. Fun for the whole family!

Other accessories include:
  • Grad School Barbie's Fun Fridge™. Well-stocked with microwave popcorn, Coca-Cola™, Healthy Choice Bologna™ (99% fat free!), and a small bottle of Mattel Brand Rum™.
  • Grad School Barbie's Medicine Cabinet™. Comes in Fabulous Pink and contains Barbie-sized bottles of Advil, St. Johns Wort, Zantac, and your choice of three fun anti-anxiety drugs! (Barbie Medicine Cabinet™ not available without a prescription.)
  • Grad School Barbie's Computer Workstation™. Comes with miniature obsolete PC (pink of course), rickety desk, and over a dozen miniature Mountain Dew™ cans to decorate your workstation with (Mountain Dew™ deposit not included in price, tech support sold separately.)


And Grad School Barbie™ is not alone! Order now and you will get two of Barbie's great friends!

GRADUATE ADVISOR KEN™: Barbie's mentor and advisor in her quest for increased education and decreased self esteem. Grad Advisor Ken™ comes with a supply of red pens and a permanent frown. Press the button to hear Grad Advisor Ken™ deliver such wisdom to Barbie as:
"I need an update on your progress."
"I don't think you will be ready to graduate yet."
"This is nowhere near ready for publication."
Buy 3 or more dolls, and you can have Barbie's Thesis Committee! (Palm Pilot and tenure sold separately.)

REAL JOB SKIPPER™: When Barbie needs to talk, she knows that she can always count on her good friend Real Job Skipper™, who got a job after getting her bachelor's degree. Press the button to hear Real Job Skipper™ say,
"Sometimes I wish I had gone for my master's degree."
"Work is so hard! I had to work half an hour of overtime!"
Real Job Skipper's Work Wardrobe™ and Savings Account™ sold separately.

WARNING: Do not place Grad Student Barbie and Real Job Skipper too close to each other, as there have been several mysterious cases of children leaving the room and coming back to find Barbie's hands mysteriously fused to Skipper's throat.

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