Sunday, June 28, 2009
I stumbled upon this show while surfing late night T.V. and I gotta say I like this little family- they're really cute. Unlike Jon & Kate Plus 8, these parents actually seem to love each other and have really cute chemistry. The husband's a goofball and the wife is cute and doesn't seem to take herself too seriously so they have a lot of fun with the kids. The kids are SO cute. On today's episode, it was Halloween so the kids (1.5 yrs old) were all dressed as bumble bees and the parents were dressed as beekeepers. So adorable. I can't wait to dress Sam up for his first Halloween!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Upon watching funny footage of The Price is Right on YouTube (yeah, I'm that bored) I noticed something that kinda pissed off the feminist in me. Okay, so the show starts off with the camera panning over the audience and while its doing that there's writing on the lens that introduces "Bob Barker and his Beauties". So Bob Barker has a name, but the women on the show (who do not speak, by the way) are only referred to as Barker's beauties. Then I see that not only are all of these women skinny and beautiful, but they all wear the exact same outfit and some look like the same person... like 3 chicks who all look the same. They simply saunter around the fake living room set pointing their toes in heels to accentuate the carpet, running their manicured hands over large pieces of wood (no pun intended), and smile & wink at the camera. They are mere decoration. They do not have names, or voices, or even distinguishable faces. They are Barker's Beauties, and they are the reason a woman with a mouth on her is seen as unattractive. I guess we don't go with the carpet.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Such lucky bastards are we, the cynics. For the cynic is blessed with an advanced ability so profound it remains to be the biggest differential between humans and animals- the ability to reason. The desire to question is the opposite of blind faith and remains to be that which separates the sheep from the freethinkers. Those who dare to stand out and gather all facts and possibilities before signing their name on the dotted line. Those whom are educated not in institutions, but in common sense. These are the defenders of logic- of intelligence. The ones who fear not judgments and refuse to fall prey to scare tactics designed to keep the masses dumbed down. He whom is skeptical is uneasily fooled. He whom is uneasily fooled is uneasily manipulated. He whom is uneasily manipulated is not controlled by the puppetmaster. He is free. The cynic not only sees the world through accurate eyes, but learns from it's mistakes and does not shrink from reality but instead embraces its truth. The cynic is not living a life of denial, but knows every pulsating, breathing feeling -beautiful or treacherous-- is real. The fake facade is weak and not respected. The masquerade is unattended. And ironically, in all the assumed negativity, lies the greatest beauty of all-- the birth of sincerity.