Sunday, March 05, 2006

Hello Kitty Creeps Me Out...

Mostly Sunny - Hi 77 Lo 54 for Baghdad, Iraq
Partly Cloudy - Hi 49 Lo 36 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Say Hello, Deep Dish


Saturday Night Special:
Saturday in the Park, Chicago

I was introduced to Hello Kitty around 1975... I've never been a big fan, but having a Japanese heritage, it was inevitable that people will just assume you like all things Japanese... Now despite my pride in my heritage, I freely admit that some of the things that the Japanese find interesting lean toward the, how shall we say... uhh... bizarre side... Now, Hello Kitty on the surface seems wholesome and sweet, but behind those charcoal dots for eyes....lurks evil...pure evil....

"She has no mouth because she speaks from the heart, in no one particular language." Riiiiiggggghhhhtttttt!

A few years ago, Target did a commercial and it included Hello Kitty crap... Target commercials are modern yet retro... vibrant and hip. Do you remember the Motorola "Hel-lo Mo-to" commercials? Same thing... except instead of saying Hello Moto... the hollow, computerized monotone voice over would chant "Hello Kit-ty"... Not skipping a beat, Michael would immediately chime in and say... "Hel-lo Kit-ty... Kill my moth-er... kill my fath-er... wor-ship sa-tan". I still laugh just thinking about it. If anything had a subliminal message it was this commercial... Hello Kitty is sickenly sweet saccharine...There is a dark side to this cute kitty, but this is a PG rated blog... if you don't know about the dark side of Hello Kitty, well... good.... and if you do know about the dark side of this marketing masterpiece... you know why I'm creeped out....

Rob's wife JoAnna, sent me an email filled with pictures of a Hello Kitty Jet... good grief! EVA Air based in Taiwan knows how to boost sales...

adorable

love the kimono

1st class binto box... looks really tasty!

.....yeah....

Hello Kitty Stuff:

* Sanrio's Hello Kitty.
* Go here for Hello Kitty, Japan
**** A Pyscho...logical test performed by Hello Kitty...
* Get your Hello Kitty Stratocaster here.



there should be an age limit....

Would Erich Kunzel do this?

Additional information provided by Wikipedia & Master Jedi Rob.

Housekeeping:

I think I changed the font size and widened the middle column... I changed a couple of things on the side bar... nothing dramatic and nothing to aid in your viewing pleasure...

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

* Cutie Pie Officer Candidate Phil has turned the light off at Camp Katrina, but has opened the doors at MilTracker. Go read the Good News about our military.

* Rusten Currie was one of the first military blogs I ever read... His passionate words were found at Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. Rusten is back from the war and has opened a new blog, The Road Ahead. Take a moment to thank this man.

* Cute Overload - The title speaks for itself. A sampling of what you will find::

...and if that picture isn't enough... then well, this is for Michael... and yes that is a baby squirrel impersonating a puppy...


*** One final note before I go, I need it to be known that I may not be a Hello Kitty fan, but I do love my girls...that is the Power Puff Girls...

pint sized super heroes saving the world before bedtime!

and if that doesn't do it for you... go to Japan Window and see the compelling photography of the father of these two cutie pies.



Have a great week everyone!

4 comments:

Jedi Master Rob said...

I am reminded of the immortal words of Austin Powers:

"Bring on the sexy stews, baby! Yeah!"

Jedi Master Rob said...

Regarding the Hello Kitty Strat; That whine you hear is not the sound of a twin jet engines cycling up but the sound of Hendrix and Vaughn spinning in their graves.

Laura said...

That Hello Kitty plane is too funny! I confess to having a fondness for Hello Kitty & friends, especially Choco Cat. But had to chuckle at your funny post! --Laura

Cathy said...

Rob: LOL!

Laura: I always suspected you had a dark side... ;-)