Thursday, December 06, 2007

Playmobil Advent Calendar Competition

The Spooky Librarians have two advent calendars this year: the "Knight's Duel," aimed at boys, and the "Unicorn Paradise," geared toward girls. We're going to look at each day's offering and compare and contrast. Join us and vote for your favorite, won't you?

December 6th

Knight's Duel: Little boy with cape.
Brian's take: The knight's squire -- the original medieval ass-kisser! Shine your cuirass, m'lord? He's no knight, but he's okay for now.

Unicorn Paradise: Bowl and crown.
Jeanne's take: It took me a while to figure out that these were two separate items and I wasn't supposed to try to make a basket or something out of them. The little girl figure wears the crown and holds the bowl. Um. Well. There we are, then!

"Aren't you done cooking my dinner yet, you wench?"
"Wench? I'm a princess! See this crown?" (Whacks squire with bowl)

Which do you prefer?


Dawn said...

I'll always vote for accessories

Anonymous said...

Shit you not, I once had a teacher who explained to us, “You see, women, by nature, are receivers. Men are not.” So, the bowl could be a metaphor for woman’s essential role. (in addition to cook, haha) Women receive. They hold. They are receptacles. Sperm receptacles.