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Sunday, November 26, 2006

"How Much Money Did He Piss Away On This?"

Geez, just when those damnable political ads are finally at an end, here come the damnable Christmas ads...

Of all the stupid ads (for diamonds, tickle-me-whatnots, etc.), the one I most despise is the insipid Lexus campaign. These ads take the worst of the greediness and consumerism and affluenza that have hijacked the holidays and compress it into a 30 second orgy of hedonistic debauchery and unrestrained self-indulgence...OK, maybe they aren't that bad, but Lord knows they do make the stomach turn. The couples make me sick; somehow even the token black couple looks WASPy.

In the Sy and SSB household, we have a little tradition where instead of buying gifts for ourselves and our friends and relatives (all of whom have too much stuff already, thank you), we go out and buy large quantities of toys for charity and large quantities of food for the local food shelves. And it makes us feel even better than buying a luxury car on a whimsical impulse like it was a box of chocolates.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Ahhh...That's The Stuff!"

Como se dice...."most awesome thing ever", en espanol?

(Also, how do you do an upsidedown question mark en el Blogger?)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"He Didn't Give You Gay, Did He!?!"

Well, SSB's head is hanging down today, disgraced that majority of the citizens in the land I love, Wisconsin, has taken it upon themselves to write discrimination, hatred and bigotry into our state constitution with the passage of the so-call "Defense of Marriage" amendment. Defense of Marriage?!? Really?!? Just who are these unstable heteros whose marriages are threatened by the matrimohomoterrorists?!? And why doesn't my keyboard have an interrobang key?!?

I've always thought of Wisconsin as a fairly progressive state. Sure, there are a fair share of Larry the Cable Guywannabes and Johnny-Bible-thumps in residence, but by and large, we are a mostly "you leave me alone and I'll leave you alone" kind of place. For Chrissakes, we re-elected the only senator who didn't vote for the "Patriot Act", our state motto is "Forward", and we are the proud homeland of one Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli a.k.a. "The Fonz"...maybe you've heard of him?

Anyhoo, I found it deliciously ironic that the day our tribute to homophobia passed, Brittney Spears' seemingly rock-solid marriage ended. Maybe marriage does need defending, but it seems to me that it's the breeders that are the ones who are damaging its foundations.

Monday, November 06, 2006

"Deep Down Iside You Secretly Long For A Cold-Hearted Republican To Lower Taxes, Brutalize Criminals, And Rule You Like A King."

Get out and vote!

...and be careful what you wish for...