Sorry, I'm going to digress from my normal book/media post, but this is just too funny to exclude from my blog. Cabbage Patch Kids are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year by re-releasing the original dolls. Growing up in the 1980's, I owned two of them myself, so this release has triggered a lot of great childhood memories. If my daughter were at all interested in the dolls, I might just line up to buy her one for Christmas just because.
Now here's the hilarious scoop -- There is a strange auction going on at ebay right now involving the Cabbage Patch Kid dolls. You, yes you, can bid on and win your very own one-of-a-kind 2008 Cabbage Patch Kids Candidate doll of your choice: Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, or Sarah Palin. The auctions are for charity and the proceeds will go to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The Sarah Palin doll is currently going for US $1,025.00 with 4d 17h 04m left.
Not sure I view any of them as that particularly cute or cuddly! How about you?
Here's a video announcing the 25th anniversary release-
Cabbage Patch Kids Anniversary - You Tube