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Little Baby Mosquito Bite Doll – Bambola Zanzarina Punturina

18 Jun

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Anyone who has experienced Rome in the summer has probably come away with a mosquito bite or two. We have the “normal” mosquitoes, and then we have “tiger mosquitoes,” whose bites can give you (they give me, at least) huge, swollen monstrosities that shrink down in the course of days to actual bruises which can then last over a week. Yeah. It’s kind of a problem.

Anyhoo, you know mosquitos are a real problem when the culture of child playthings starts to reflect this sad reality. I’m sitting around watching cartoons with my kiddos this morning and see this commercial I’ve seen a couple times for a little blonde baby doll. I didn’t pay much attention to it until like the umpteenth time it came on, and then I realized what it was. It’s “little tiny mosquito bite doll!” I couldn’t find the commercial on You Tube (I guess no one is quite as odd as me to take interest in these sorts of things and then make the actual effort to upload it), but get a load of this picture:

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Check her out! She’s got her girly-girl fly swatter all at the ready. Her little anti-mosquito bandaids. And from having been a viewer of the television advertising, I can also share with you that she gets little mosquito bite marks on her face and body and you get to wipe them away with that there spray. I’m still not quite sure what the circular anti-mosquito thingy is in the lower left corner. I’ll have to study the ad better for you all next time. It kind of looks like a no-mosquito pacifier or something. Now, that would be an idea!

Chi ha vissuto a Roma d’estate sa qualcosa delle zanze. Abbiamo quelle zanzare “normali,” e poi ce ne stanno quelle “tigre” che ti massacrano. Almeno a me mi massacrano. Fanno una specie di buffet sulle mie povere gambe, risultando in delle bolle atroci, inguardabili, gonfissime, che poi una settimana dopo diventono lividi ancora piu’ inguardabili. Quindi la bellezza estiva non mi e’ mai appartenuta. Niente abbronzatura, gambe distrutte. Lasciamo proprio perdere. Dovrei uscire vestita dal capo ai piedi. Forse dovrei diventare suora. (Poi ci sono quei sandali che sicuramente puoi comprare solo da un negozio specializzato in roba “suoresca” — una ragazza puo’ sognare, no?)

Insomma, sentite un po’. Stamattina stavo facendo la supermamma straiata sul divano guardando i cartoni animati con i miei figli e ho visto questa pubblicita’ per la bambola “zanzarina punturina.” Per l’amor di Dio, ma l’avete visto voi?

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Fantasticisssima! Lei ha tutta quella roba anti-zanza, tutta rosa. Posso anche informarvi se non avete avuto il piacere di assistere alla pubblicita’ in TV, che la bambola ha tutta una serie di punture in viso che puoi curare utilizzando quella roba spray. Ancora non ho capito bene che cos’e’ quella cosina in basso a sinistra. Forse un ciucio anti-zanza. Ehi, sarebbe ‘na figata, no?

Uffa, ora c’e’ Paola che si e’ svegliata dalla penichella piangendo. Forse le e’ stata puntata da una zanzarina. Basta che le metto uno di quei cerottini anti-zanzare, e subito ci sara’ pace. E meno male!

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4 Responses to “Little Baby Mosquito Bite Doll – Bambola Zanzarina Punturina”

  1. Michelle | Bleeding Espresso June 18, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Maybe that thing is a bracelet? Magari that skeeter bites could be wiped away so quickly; I have one of those “bruises” fading away on my left forearm now…been two weeks or so since I was bitten. Pfft.

  2. Karen June 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    I’ve seen that commerical. The doll is by Nenuco, who do some really odd toys. They also had a doll that catches fever and needs a shot. The commercial was hilarious, the jingle went like this: “La bimba è contenta nel bagnetto, Ma quando la tiri fuori prende freddo.” No worries, though, “Con una puntura, guarira!” My daughter has the one that gets a sunburn.

  3. Un'americana a Roma June 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    That jingle is hilarious, I haven’t seen that one but I love the words… the baby is happy in her bath but when you take her out she catches a cold! OMG that is soooo Italian! Next thing they’ll do a baby that eats before she gets a bath, or do one with a little plastic A/C that you can turn on and off so she doesn’t get a cold. AAAHAHAHAHA love….

  4. Un'americana a Roma June 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    That is so me, honestly, my legs end up looking like a war zone, it’s embarrassing… hate tiger mosquitoes, hate them!

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