Friday, December 26, 2008

Hitchcock Versus Barbie?

Basically, what it came down to was years of resentment from all things avian over the that stupid Sing A Song Of Sixpence rhyme (eating them and running them over...literally at every turn, didn't help things along). The blackbirds tried to start an uprising through the poultry industry that was quietly, and swiftly crushed by Colonel Saunders, back in 1957.

Yet all the birds of the world would not stay silent and they waited to strike again, this time in 1963, in the Northern California town of Bodega Bay (a.k.a. "The Bay of Birds"). To commemorate their valiant, but inevitably futile battle, the birds of the world have issued a Barbie in memory of their fallen comrades.


8 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

Yikes!

Cormac Brown said...

Flan,

Of course this wouldn't happen in Ohio at this time of the year, because, the birds that haven't flown south, could just be snapped like icicles.

Gifted Typist said...

Barbie Hedren. Good point. Hitch used Barbie as the model for Tippi and all his blondes. I forget, who is Tippi the mother of? Someone famous, no?

Cormac Brown said...

Gifted,

None other than Melanie Griffith and he gave her a Tippi doll in a box (I think during this film), which Melanie obviously took for her mother in a coffin. Hitch was a hellva filmmaker, but his sense of the macabre, ya know?

cb said...

can't wait to see the new barbies they will come out with since it's 50th anniversary.

Cormac Brown said...

CB,

Welcome, and, I thought Barbie was older.

Gifted Typist said...

That's right tooooo.
Thanks. It was driving me nuts, but not nuts enough to google, so maybe I'm not that crazy after alllllll

Cormac Brown said...

Gifted,

Before the Internet, that was the kind of thing that would send me around the bend.

Why, just last night, after some thirty-three years of not knowing just what the hell Groucho was singing, I finally looked up the lyrics of Lydia, The Tattooed Lady.