TODAY | October 23, 2012
>> time now for today's "take 3" where the three of us give our take on the stories that have caught our attention and yours, too. adding her two cents is host of the new nbc lifestyle show "first look" alifedotenski.
>> tell us about your show.
>> we travel around the country and do cool fun things from night life to food.
>> sounds great.
>> let's get to our takes. weigh in on this, all right. first it was the controversy that the latina princess at disney turns out she's not latin after all. that's settled, but disney now facing a controversy along with barney's over the new mini minnie mouse . this is the new holiday display.
>> that's not minnie mouse . wearing haute couture fashion. the idea is, as -- as disney --
>> that's just goofy.
>> this is a light-hearted holiday project. apparently it's a whimsical. minnie steps into the high paris fashion world.
>> and she's a twig.
>> and she's a twig. over 125,000 people have weighed in on the controversy, signing a petition on change.org saying this is sending the wrong message to kids. what do you think?
>> the studio says it's meant to be light hearted. it's a fantasy world .
>> i'm 125,000 and 1, i'll sign that petition. that's crazy. that just looks dark to me. it looks dark and they look sick. i would never want my kids to do something like that.
>> i think it looks like the characters we all love.
>> here's another question.
>> those are icons.
>> donald doesn't wear pants. how come daisy's got a dress?
>> i'm sorry.
>> but we digress, i think.
>> thought to be some artsy kind of take on it.
>> the same way they did gaga. had a whole gaga display window last year, barney's. they say once again this is all art, and it's an artistic interpretation.
>> do they have to make them so thin?
>> that's the thing. parents are saying, you know, they take their kids to see the windows and what message is that sending our kids that if you want to step into a high-end fashion designer dress you've got to be a model.
>> that's the point that's being made. whether or not you agree, we'd love to you weigh n.send us on our wednesdayite today.com, your thought and opinions or tweet any of us. let us know what you think about that.
>> pays to be popular. there's a study that finds popular kids in high school actually earn more later in life. 40 years after graduation those who were said to be in the 80th percentile of popularity, how do they measure that, i have no idea, earned 10% more than their peers in the bottom 20th. i guess the theory is popular teens know what they need to succeed later in life. i always thought it was bad to peak in high school . like you don't want to be the most popular person in high school and then you peak too soon and then everything falls apart , but maybe that's just what i told myself
>> i think it depends on where you live honestly. like, for instance, i've talked to a girlfriend about this last night and she said that in l.a. she thinks that might be the case, like if you rule the school, you rule the world later, but in san francisco , let's say silicon valley , i don't think that's the case. i think the kids that sat in the back with the books are the ones that are creating facebook.
>> that's true.
>> i was on the a.v. squad, not that popular.
>> that's how nerdy we were.
>> i do think there's something to be said that the popular kids develop more social skills and that's the point. this is a study by the national bureau of economic research . basically saying maybe there's leadership skills involved here. these are kids who know how to make friends and know how to make peace and know how to bring people together and perhaps those skills should be applied later on in life.
>> the popular kids drive people apart.
>> good managerial part.
>> they drive people apart because if you're not with the popular group because then you're with the not so popular group.
>> i think there's always the in-between group. i was always the in-between group
>> i always knew where the party was. people would call me on friday night and say where's the party are and i would say, okay, well there's one here and one there.
>> is that still the case?
>> no, i go to bed at 8:00.
>> savannah in high school , heard stories. for another day, entirely.
>> do we have video of you in high school ?
>> i hope not. it was pre-video. just sketches.
>> all right. take three. we have seen the cute and adorable babies all the time, but it's halloween, so we want to talk evil babies. parenting blogger alana wiles created an evil baby glaroff on mommy.com. take a look.
>> oh, my goodness.
>> from 0 to 5 were selected from 300 entries and created a bracket and pared up kids against each other. ultimately it came down to lil d versus kadence.
>> i think lil d gets this one.
>> she's like crawling.
>> kadence by 59.3 percent.
>> liking that starbucks too much.
>> don't you take that away from me.
>> she's got her own go-go juice.
>> don't you mess with the go-go juice.
>> finally we do have a bonus take, and this one is certainly a bonus. probably one of the best halloween costumes you'll ever see on a dog. take a look.
>> oh, wow. oh, my. if he sneezes, back away.
>> oh, my god.
>> that is just plain wrong.
>> that is wrong.
>> take it away.
>> i know.
>> he doesn't like it either.
>> you don't know whether he's coming or going.
>> meanwhile, the dog is like what? what did i do? what? there's something on my tail. ali, aren't you so glad you joined us?
>> come back any time.
>> nice having you.