Friday, November 14, 2008

Ohayo Gomazu, Kitty-chan!

One regret of living out here in the Northwest version of fly-over country is that I know deep in my heart that we will never, ever get our own Sanrio Luxe store in Pioneer Square Mall.

Jezebel has the whole dish, but let's just say that Mojo has a diamond-encrusted Hello Kitty Pez Dispenser on her Christmas List and doesn't even know it yet.

"Bling!!!" as Ms. Kitty would say, or would if she had a fricking mouth, anyway.

Some things I'll just never understand.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Very weird, eh? Not so much with Hello, Kitty!, but I am always amused that the caricatures of animals are anthropomorphized per their respective culture. So Japanese carton kitties often look so Japanese. . . (I wonder if Krazy Kat looks occidental?)

But yeah -- where's the kitty mouth?

sheerahkahn said...

Oh well, I suppose it could be worse...you could have a plethora of Pokemon, gotto catch them all collector cards, games, and listen to the kids speak an entirely different language than the one you grew up with.
Though, thinking about it, I'll just pass on my sympathies to you right now.

FDChief said...

Lisa: Krazy and Mickey appear to, at least in the past, have been caucasian-looking rodents to a Japanese. Mickey shows up as the evil Yankee in that "Black Cat Banzai" clip I posted sometime back in the summer...

In real life we don't have much of a problem with HK, Barbie and similar kitsch. The Peeper loves him some Spiderman but seems uninterested in acquiring Spidey toys and related crap, thank God...

Lisa said...

Ah, yes, I remember the Black Cat Banzai. Very clever and scary.

I'm glad you don't have a problem with collectors of kitsch around there. (Though I did have a Felix the Cat clock of which, as a child, I was very fond. Definitely no Barbies.)

Blue Gal said...

Of course, we have hello kitty airline travel death watch at my place. Then I got caught with a hello kitty birthday card on my wall. It was there ironically, of course.

I'll be giving you linky love over this, but...

Fran said...

I'm guessing this bling Pez food dispenser will be a hot item on both the lead paint or choking hazard recall list.

Kids get to have ALL the fun!

FDChief said...

BG: No reason to hide you face in shame. Say it now and say it loud: I'm "Hello Kitty" and I'm...waitaminnit! She can't say ANYTHING loud. She's got no freaking mouth!!!

Wassupwitdat?!?

Fran: my understanding from the original site is that those sparklers are actual diamonds, so any kid that chokes on this rascal can consider themselves well done by, frankly.

andrew: Are you spamming my blog, you little bastard? Get the hell off my lawn, dammit!