Blogging can be stressful. Like today I spent two hours doing “Hello Kitty” research. I know what “Hello Kitty” is. In any department store whenever I see something pink & say “that’s cute”, “Hello Kitty” is the face that is inevitably peering up at me before I say “Ohhh” all disappointed & put whatever it is down. There’s “Hello Kitty” computers, DVD players, alarm clocks, & even postcard holders, which I desperately need. That is what is missing in my life, a novelty postcard holder. So why all the hype over a floating anime cat head? The Gilmore Girls reference “Hello Kitty” all the time so it was up to me to find out what is this all about.
I was going to originally post my findings in this paragraph. I’ve looked & looked, & I don’t have anything solid that “Hello Kitty” is besides a merchandising gimmick. At least the “Power Rangers” are also a cartoon. What is “Hello Kitty”? I think of her as the Paris Hilton of the cartoon world, she’s everywhere but no one knows exactly why. An enigma, that’s right “Hello Kitty” is an enigma.
Check out the official site for some “Hello Kitty” games. You can match “Hello Kitty’s” bow to her outfit (I failed miserably, stupid college which provided no street skills). They even have a story generator. Oh & if you happen to know why “Hello Kitty” is so popular, do leave me a comment & let me know.