April 16, 2003

Comrade Gorby has a new home

I got the coolest doll off eBay for a buck.  It’s a Mikhail Gorbachev doll produced around 1990.  He’s about 10 inches tall and when you squeeze him he squeaks.  I’m trying to figure out how I can rig a voicebox so he says “glasnost” and “perestroika.”  That would be sweet.

Anyway, here is Gorby:

Gorby is wearing black corduroy pants, a red and black striped shirt, and a black leather jacket that says “Gorby” on the back.  I found this to be quite odd, as I never knew about Mikhail Gorbachev’s secret life as a Hell’s Angel.  I would expect a Gorby doll to be dressed in a suit, but eh, whatever.

In other news, good luck to all those college grads in search of a job!

Tony Blair is going to be on the Simpsons…well, his voice anyways. 🙂