Zoë's new favorite movie is Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper. (The author is 'Mattel'. For purposes of the Berne Convention.) It's not as bad as you might think. When Zoë and I play Barbie now, I have to be the villain - Preminger! (now why that name?) Preminger is the Evil Advisor to the Queen, Princess Barbie's mom. Zoë's critical assessment: Pweminger is nawt a vewy good adwisor. Being Preminger means imitating Martin Short's vocal talents. Zoë says I sound just like him. I think she was sort of impressed. I do not find it a very challenging role: a sort of pained, mincing malice as I am thwarted in my attempts to take over the kingdom, which in the end is saved from bankruptcy by conversion to a geode-based economy. (No, really.) Princess Barbie being a bit of a geology whiz. We don't usually get to economics before Zoë calls down the whole Justice League, with Super Zoë in command, on my poor head. I have one musical number, "How Can I Refuse?" My feelings exactly. Zoë didn't like Barbie - Fairytopia nearly as well. I'm holding out for the remake of the Lord Dunsany classic, Barbie As The King of Elftopia's Daughter. Maybe they can stretch it into a quadrilogy somehow.