Sunday, April 19, 2009

Illustration Friday - Impossibility


Impossible Barbie. This is from an episode of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: “If Barbie was a real person, she would be six feet tall and weigh only a hundred pounds. Her measurements would be 39-19-33. Her neck would be twice the length of an average person’s, and she would wear a size three children’s shoe. If she were life sized she wouldn’t be able to walk with those tiny feet and her top-heavy frame, and she couldn’t have both a trachea and an esophagus because her neck was too narrow. She would have to choose between breathing and eating. With a figure like that I’m guessing she’s gonna choose breathing.”

2 comments:

Aya Rosen said...

That's a really cool illustration. I like what you choose to express using this word. We all aspire for such an unnatural and impossible figure those days. it's nice to be reminded it's more then a little silly.

Jack Foster said...

Very nice. I like your story....so true and interesting. What a tough thing for girls to grow up trying to be....impossible.