Wednesday, April 18, 2007

last to go

April 18, Easter eggs have all become egg salad by now. Still some licensed property baskets hanging around CVS. Last to go? Naughty Naughty Pets.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Remaindered Easter Baskets

Remember the huge Easter baskets I was worried about at the CVS? They're still sitting on the discount display, and underneath it, too. They still have more than twenty.

On the forlorn table you see plenty of "Naughty, Naught Pets" as well as "Disney Princesses." The baskets that sold out? Well, if you've been following this blog, you'll have predicted this...
Pirates of the Carribean!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Many lives of kid bloggers

Kids drive the blog on Though moderators post topics from which fans launch conversations, most of the time, fans take over and talk about their interests. They love Johnny Depp and pirates in general. They think Edgar is "hot." Willy Wonka shows up a lot, as do typical kid themes: homework, pets, and question of identity.

What's new is that fans try out emo and goth identities, they assume three identities and get them to arguing among themselves, they go overboard under one name and renew themselves under another.

By changing a screen name you can change your identity faster that your shoes. Online tweens are the Imelda Marcos's of on-line identities.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

April Showers bring Big Baskets

They're featuring pre-packed Easter Baskets as big as Santa's packs in the CVS drugstore on Armitage in Chicago where these kids' mothers shop. Bubble wands have given way to licensed properties like "Animal Planet" and "Build-a-Bear". I had thought that Halloween was the new Christmas. Now there's yet another contender in kids' world of giant gift-occasions.

But beware! A pre-packed basket may be a convenience but a giant one brings an inconvenience. It's harder to hide. I'm not sure that they'll sell.

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