… also known as Interesting S*!# that I saw On Television. "Interesting" being interchangeable with "stupid", "embarrassing", or "depressing." You won't find iShots anywhere else on this world wide web, Mamas. Especially since I just made it up. But rest assured, there's nothing better for assessing where we are in our slow-motion ride to hell in a hand basket than a review of the week on television.
Going back on Cali
Miss California certainly is getting a lot of flack for her answer to the gay marriage question, right? I thought the purpose of these contests (other than having a gaggle of tight teenage bodies bounce around in bikinis) was to encourage young women to be confident, which probably includes speaking their own minds. I may not agree with Ms. Cali's view on gay marriage, but I certainly agree with her right to say it. Of course the whole topless thing. That's another story.
I've been pretty quiet about the Burger King/ SpongeBob controversy caused by the "square butts" commercial. You know the commercial where that creepy-ass king dances around with women with square behinds to the tune of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "I Like Big Butts"? Honestly, the commercial is so stupid I had to sit it out. Is it funny? I can take it or leave it. Is it inappropriate? Well, view yonder creepy king taking out a measuring tape to get stats on one girl's butt. Or the end when Sir-Mix-A-Lot reminds us that "Booty is booty." Nice BK… thanks for teaching the Nickelodeon crowd the nuances of judging good and bad asses and the right way to portray women as pieces of meat to be ogled and measured. Good job.
Palin on Pregnancy
How interesting to see Bristol, Baby Trip (or is it Trigg?) and proud grandpa Todd on NBC yesterday morning dancing around the issue of whether or not kids need to be educated about other forms of birth control other than "Don't do it!" Of course, abstinence is the only 100% pregnancy prevention, but Bristol herself admitted not even 2 months ago that it wasn't realistic for many of today's teens. That tune is a-changing now though.
But I'm happy to see her speaking out. It's one thing to get pregnant at a young age, then suck it up and muddle through the trails of being a young parent, it's another thing entirely to say "This is what I did." "It's not a good choice"…."Make a better one." Hopefully kids will learn from her example and take what they need from it.… either you don't do it OR protect yourself! And considering that teen pregnancy rates are back on the rise (after years of steady decline) we need all the help we can get.
You look great, Dad…oh, by the way
Easily the worst commercial ever. Picture it...Middle aged man, struggling to tie his necktie. Says something like, "I never thought I'd be going on job interviews again." Daughter comes in to help with the tie and says something like, "You'll do great dad. Oh and by the way…" hands him a box of hair dye! Real subtle, hon! If my daughter handed me a box of hair dye before I walked out of the house I'd knock the stew out of her (my mother's saying, not mine. And for the record,I've never knocked the stew out of anyone that I know of).
But this weeks best iShOT must go to whoever thought it was necessary to make this news. I can't even remember what I wore yesterday, much less what the FLOTUS wore 3 months ago. If they're short on news, I can give them something to talk about.
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