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Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas,
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine? Sounds like something worth discussing on our message board.

The Li'l Jimi Doll

Thank you. Thank you, The Franklin Mint, for making my world a richer place by making a cutie-pie collectable doll version of psychedelic guitar god, Jimi Hendrix.

Isn't he cute? I hope there's a little string on his back that you can pull and make his little cherubic face spout such Hendrix nuggets as:

"Aw, there ain't no life nowhere."

"Well, I think I'll go turn myself off,
And go on down
All the way down
Really ain't no use in me hanging around"

"Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
I'm going down to shoot my old lady,
You know, I've caught her messin' around with another man"

The Franklin Mint, always known for its authenticity and attention to detail, got this one just right. Not only is the guitar a right-hander strung for a left-handed player, but also the headband is completely soaked with LSD. The fingers are perfectly positioned for giving the peace sign or hoisting a fatty. Fly on, little wing!

Please note that the ad reads that this is "The first porcelain doll officially authorized by Authentic Hendrix, LLC." I take that to mean there may be more L'il Jimis just waiting to be made. My suggestions for the next two: Burning Guitar Jimi, and Drowning in His Own Vomit Jimi. I'm sure collector's would snatch those suckers up faster than you can kiss the sky.

Don't worry, true-believers. Castles made of sand melt into the sea.