This AP story first caught my eye because the headline is so funny — especially with the image of a My Little Pony: "Sunshine, rainbows, James Spader?"
Sunshine, rainbows, James Spader, indeed. Apparently, cast members of Boston Legal (does this TV show choice seems random to you, too?) will design My Little Ponies to be auctioned off for the Give Kids The World charity "as part of a celebration of the toy's 25th anniversary." Who else is designing ponies? To find out, read more.
Spader and his costars on the show, Candice Bergen and William Shatner will contribute designs, along with a smattering of others: LeAnn Rimes, Deborah Gibson (another iconic presence from my youth!), actor Danny Aiello, Spanish illustrator Catalina Estrada, "New York graffiti artist-turned-designer Claw Money and Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno."
The AP goes on to explain My Little Ponies:
The pastel-colored ponies — with names like Rainbow Dash and Daybreak — usually sport decorations on their hind quarters, often of hearts, balloons or stars. The celebrities and artists were given blank, 18-inch versions of the usually 4-inch-tall ponies to decorate, Hasbro spokesman Dan Benkwitt said.
Did you used to play with My Little Ponies? What do you think will end up on Shatner's pony's hind quarters?
And finally, I must note here that, upon reading this news, CitizenSugar (who gets to Sugar HQ way earlier than any of the rest of us) quipped: "I hear the NIH classified ponies as the key to 'whinny-ing' the war on illness!" Ha. Ha ha.