Hey, it’s Aging Baby Boomer Barbie

Aging Baby Boomer Barbie and KenEpisode 6: Polymer Degradation. The horror!—  Ken and Barbie must sell their Corvette and their condo in Malibu to support their parents in a long-term-care facility. A door-to-door evangelist gets them thinking about shelf-life and product expiration dates. They discover they were the first models made of biodegradable injection-molded plastic, and now microorganisms in the environment are already metabolizing their molecular structure to produce an inert, humus-like material. That is their destiny. They receive little comfort from the fact they will not harm the environment by becoming part of it. An existential crisis ensues. Will they lash out at each other or come to terms with their fate and submit to the hand of the Maker?
Next week: Barbie faces the challenge of being single again in her 50s.

About Skippy R

Skippy R is retired after toiling as a scribe for a large denominational newspaper in Texas for about 40 years. He's written for The Wittenburg Door and Beliefnet. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Mrs. Skippy, and leads a Bible study in his home. Mostly spends time running after his grandkids. He is -- what are they calling it now? -- a Jesus follower.
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