Back in my day, all you could get was Hello Kitty erasers, stationary sets, backpacks, that sort o’ thing. And it was just for the kiddies. It all made sense. It was just as it should be: sweet and innocent and totally kitschy.
This is a horrible thing to do to wine. And of course, Stephen Colbert has an idea where this trend could be going next:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Tip/Wag – Hello Kitty Wine & Pig’s Blood Filters|
Forget pale horses. This, my friends, is the harbinger of the end. Next thing you know, there’ll be Strawberry Shortcake condoms and Power Rangers butt plugs. Every damned fad is destined to be resurrected as something adults-only, because apparently companies are too lazy to come up with original adult fads.
And thus continues the infantalizing of America.