Plugged In Author: Bob Hoose

Bob Hoose is a senior associate editor for Plugged In, a producer/writer for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey, a writer of plays and musicals and one-half of the former comedy/drama duo Custer & Hoose. He is a husband, father of three and a relatively new granddad.

Barbie’s French Connection

You’ve come a long way baby … er, Barbie! Mattel’s little plastic doll has found herself embroiled in many a controversy over the years—from some racial miscues to Tokidoki the tattoo-covered Barbie to Happy Family Midge, Barbie’s pregnant best friend with a removable tummy and baby insert, etc., etc. And even if you never spotted […]

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The Idol Boogie of Tussauds

Sometimes I think that we Americans have the impression that our fascination with celebrities is a relatively new thing. Some youngsters out there may believe that Kim Kardashian herself invented the concept of seeing celebrities as simultaneously human and botoxed demigod. But, nope, the fact is we humans have been idol-prone for a very, very […]

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The Robot Secret Is Out

Robots, robots, robots. I’ve got to admit that ever since I was a kid, I’ve been really interested in robots. I’ve devoured robot short stories and novels, picked up random robot comics and watched tons of the-bots-are-among-us movies and TV shows. And even really weak cinematic automaton rampages with terrible animatronics haven’t kept me from […]

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