One of the most interesting new blogs, Either End of the Curve, cited this post, leading me to a spray promising to give someone instant understanding of Modern Art.
Reader__iam, the author of the Curve blog, said that her favorite item on Stupid.com, where the spray was featured, was a Sigmund Freud Action Figure
That triggered a memory...
Some months before his death, we saw a John Paul II doll at Half Price Books.
He was fully vested and wore a miter. I could just see some kid, after getting the doll for a birthday or Christmas, staging fights between his GI Joe and the Pope.
Not long after that, my wife and I were in this little shop that stocks all sorts of unique items. On a rack with various paper doll books, I spied one featuring John Paul at different stages of his life. You could dress and undress the young Karol; do the same thing with Father Karol; and later, accessorize the Pope.
One thing I have yet to see though, is a Popemobile at Toys-R-Us.