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March 25, 2008 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Miss Bimbo invites users to become the "coolest, richest most famous bimbo in the whole world". Unsurprisingly, the site, which encourages girls as young as seven to give virtual dolls breast implants and put them on crash diets, has been widely condemned by parents and children's activists.

"Level 7: After you broke up with your boyfriend you went on an eating binge! Now it’s time to diet ... Your target weight is less than 132lbs."
posted by chuckdarwin (23 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, on face value this sounds a lot like a satire. If I can get the page to load, I'll see if I'm right.
posted by flatluigi at 1:24 PM on March 25, 2008


Their server seems to be having a wee spot of bother. One hopes it's a coordinated DOS attack.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:28 PM on March 25, 2008


wasn't this on rtmark?
posted by parmanparman at 1:31 PM on March 25, 2008


Maybe the site is being lipo'd.
posted by Dizzy at 1:32 PM on March 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


My guess is that most of the players are men who like to think of themselves as 9-13.
posted by Citizen Premier at 1:34 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I had an idea for a game called "Biggest Pimp." It's a turn-based MMO where each player is a pimp trying to take over as many street corners as possible by amassing a large stable of prostitutes. It never went anywhere.

I'm jealous of all the free marketing these Miss Bimbo people are getting.
posted by sdodd at 1:43 PM on March 25, 2008


Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?
posted by pieoverdone at 1:44 PM on March 25, 2008


Area Man Believes Onion Article Is Real
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:49 PM on March 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


It never went anywhere.

Really?
posted by uncleozzy at 1:50 PM on March 25, 2008


This was featured on the national television news today... so I imagine that fed a load of traffic to the site
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:07 PM on March 25, 2008


how on earth does anyone imagine that something called Miss Bimbo could possibly be a sincere endorsement of being a bimbo?
posted by shmegegge at 2:24 PM on March 25, 2008


Is it wrong that I actually want to play this game?

Oh God - IT IS!!!
posted by jabberjaw at 2:25 PM on March 25, 2008


I saw this on Jezebel earlier today. I have a hard time taking this very seriously, mainly because I have a hard time believing anyone under the age of 65 still uses the word "bimbo".
posted by tastybrains at 2:28 PM on March 25, 2008


Bimbo is a great word that deserves a revival. You get everything in there: attractive, shallow, ditzy, fun, fungible, and yet somehow also harmless and light... I don't think we have a good modern substitute.

(Site's still down, but I also assume its parody, based on the name/description.)
posted by rokusan at 2:41 PM on March 25, 2008


I'm logging in as "Pro-ana".
posted by Tube at 2:42 PM on March 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


I don’t see the problem.
Bimbo is a clown, right? Shows up on your birthday, makes balloons, gives out ice cream and treats to...Oh.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:44 PM on March 25, 2008


Bimbo is a great word that deserves a revival.

Bimbo is a clown, right? Shows up on your birthday, makes balloons, gives out ice cream and treats to...

No need for a revival because it's bread. You may need some soup, though. Or some PB & J.
posted by sleepy pete at 3:11 PM on March 25, 2008


Excellent tagging on this post, and I don't visit those other sites, so I appreciate this FPP, IF I can actually get the links to work. I don't think they expected this much traffic.

OH NOES! We broke teh intranets!
posted by misha at 4:18 PM on March 25, 2008


I don't think we have a good modern substitute.

Well, there's...."bimbo".
posted by DU at 4:38 PM on March 25, 2008


So, basically, it's like half of all those "simulator" games that come out of Japan only you don't actually get to rape the girl with tentacle monsters.





 





 

God damn it, Japan
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:54 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I had an idea for a game called "Biggest Pimp."

Over a million pimps have registered at Pimp War and thousands await you..

One hopes it's a coordinated DOS attack.

I suspect it's a million people all responding to the free publicity. I hope they've signed up for Google Ads so they can take advantage of all this fat, rich moral entrepeneurialism that's going on.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:16 PM on March 25, 2008


Miss Bimbo: Meet Feral Cheryl!
posted by hadjiboy at 10:54 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Due to unforseen worldwide interest in Miss Bimbo we have had difficulty in maintaining our game in the manner players have become accustomed. We are sorry for this inconvenience and can assure you that our game will be up and running as soon as possible.

As a result of this rather surprising media attention we have decided to remove the option of purchasing diet pills from the game. We apologise to any players whom this may inconvenience but we feel in light of this weeks proceedings it is the correct action to take.

We would also like to sincerely apologise to our players for the media comparison of Miss Bimbo and Paris Hilton. We feel that this does a dis-service to the players whom send their bimbos to university, tea parties or chess tournaments.

At this time we would also like to remind players that the Miss Bimbo team assume no responsibility or liability for any fashion faux pas, hair style disasters or boob jobs incurred in real life as as a result of playing the Miss Bimbo game.

posted by chuckdarwin at 4:20 AM on April 3, 2008


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