Hello Kitty is a Cat: My Open Letter to Sanrio

In case you haven’t heard, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Well, that’s what author Christine R. Yano was told by Sanrio (the company that owns Hello Kitty and her friends) when she was preparing her script for a Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum. ...more
If it looks like a kitty and it's name is Kitty than it's a kitty.more

DOUBLE RAINBOW HELLO KITTY

That guy's reaction to double rainbows might not compare to my reaction to double Hello Kitty. She actually has a rainbow on each box so this is also a double rainbow. lol. Honestly, this is kind of how I react normally to Hello Kitty so this is not much of a stretch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP7C-XQPRVQ&feature=player_embedded ....more

She's the Cat's Meow!

Hello Kitty cropcircle. Photo credit: Circlemakers. This week I have been thinking about Sanrio's supernaturally-popular Hello Kitty, partially because lately I have stumbled onto an unholy amount of crazy Hello Kitty-related products and about six hojillion Hello Kitty superfans. Hello Kitty was born in 1974, three years before me, which means I cannot remember life without her beloved, vapid face. I do remember discovering her at an out-of-town mall while on a family vacation when I was about six years old. I walked in and was hit with the glorious Sanrio Smell. How to describe it? Plasticky, to be sure, but also indescribably pink. If anything can smell "pink," a Sanrio store does. If you ground up a batch of the tiny pens, erasers, and cel phone charms, and the other dozens of doodads they sell, you could juice it all and sell it as perfume: Sanrio's Eau de Chat Blanc. Ooh la la! ...more

The commentary on that post is really funny too!

AK-47 kitty? I wonder if that's another one ...more