Sunday, April 26, 2009

Personal Measures and a Mostly Unknown AOTW

Okay, another week has gone by, and I'm trying to summon the energy to fill another post until I get to the bottom and the Asshat of the Week. So here's what's on my plate:

First, on the personal front, I spent Friday and Saturday morning in the hot and windy weather doing some more garage sale-ing (and thinking about the fact that I have to hyphenate sale-ing because it looks horrible any other way). As usual, it was a quest to clothe children on the cheap. I did manage to find some elliptical thing so I could begin shedding my belly (think the Mini-Me version of Fat Bastard's belly). And I only spent $2o. Of course this is a concession since I can't very well ride my bike 20 miles with the younglings about and no one to watch them.

And with some time on the machine, I can say I'm most decidedly out of shape.

The village of New Bremen has pissed me off by shutting off power on Monday from 9-12. I usually blog and listen to Dee at this time (10AM, EDT, Mondays). Now I do also happen to have the day off, so that has both plusesses and minusesses.

And I do have the plans for podcasts in the works. It's an idea I've been considering for a while, and I had a breakthrough in ideas that make it possible for me to do it now. More to come on this when I get the next part tested (recording a convo with my buddy in New Zealand (if he ever shows his ass up online on a Sunday afternoon (my Saturday night)) without significant suckage).

Also, let me give a quick nod to CB for the link to a fun article on Obama: 100 Days, 100 Mistakes. It's good for debate, if nothing else. And I'll get it all read eventually. And most importantly, it might be the item I use to come up with my 100 days of suckitude post.

(Oh come on, libs! The word 'suckitude' makes it at least funny, even if you're cringing.

And now, as I contemplate turning on the radio to talk and the TV to Fox News for the preponderance of blond infobabes (if it looks interesting, I'll switch over) due to the fact I'm too cheap to buy porn and too lazy to click for it:

Kristen Dalton is Asshat of the Week

Ok, I know most of you are now saying "Who the Hell is is Kristen Dalton. Well, as I had to look her ass up, I probably should share. She won the title of Miss North Carolina, then went on to win the title of Miss USA.

I really don't give a shit. But as non-existent as the beauty contest winners are on the American consciousness are, it's worse for this poor, blond, likely failure for a Fox News infobabe slot (it's QVC for you, sweetie (seriously, she was on 4-8 on Saturday)), thanks to two people who sucked her 15 minutes out of existence: Miss California (and future Fox News infobabe) Carrie Prejean, and judge/blogger/gay joke/douchebag Perez Hilton.

You know the "scandal" already. Peckerface Hilton asks sweet Carrie the gay marriage question (with the expectation of a perfectly vacuous non-answer). And she manages a mostly vacuous non-answer, except at the end, she mentions that she believes in traditional marriage (1 man, 1 woman, 1 dog (oops)). So she loses, and the reason she loses is revealed when Jizzmopper Hilton gets on his video blog and starts screaming about it, calling her a dumb bitch and what not (too lazy to find the quote).

So now #2 Carrie is the next "conservative" hero, right after the overhype that was Joe the Plumber (who probably would have made a better candidate in 2008 than the insipid camera whore McCain). And we're going to have to put up with liberal hacks looking for her nude pics (and me Googling them shortly thereafter).

As for Perez Hilton, he still gives perennial gay jokes like Barney Frank a bad name. And that's saying something.

So for making me have to search for your name because you got upstaged by the girl you beat and the dildo that scolded her, you get a nudge from someone who wants to see you on the Fox News Channel. With the sound turned down. Boioioioioing!


Satyavati devi dasi said...

At least she had the nut to say what she believes in rather than make up some nonsense.

It might not have been a bright PR move, but good for her and her honesty anyway.

And who gives a shit about Perez Hilton and his hissy fits?

Gayle said...

She proved she had the courage to stand up for her convictions and has definitely upstaged Miss Dalton.

I didn't watch the pagent because I find them boring. Perhaps if I were a male I'd feel differently but to me they're superficial and a waste of my time. As for Perez Hilton, he's a waste, period.

Off topic, but I can't help wondering what Paris and Perez Hilton's parents were thinking. It sounds like they were naming French Poodles instead of their own children.

rockync said...

Here's my problem with the whole bimbo fest.

#1 Why is an obnoxious gay turd who is decidedly NOT funny judging a female beauty contest?

#2 Why would said turd be allowed to ask such a provacative, political question at said bimbo fest. (What ever happened to asking them about world peace?)

#3 Why do we still insult hard working, intelligent women with these T&A contests for adolescent minded boys both young and old to jerk off to?

TRUTH 101 said...

"Why do we still insult hard working, intelligent women with these T&A contests for adolescent minded boys both young and old to jerk off to?"

That's just plain mean posting this Rocky. I went and promised to be nice and you give me the best set up line since Rowan and Martin's Laugh In.

C'mon Patrick. You didn't make any promises. Pleeeeeeeaaaase give the punch line.

Patrick M said...

Saty: I think you've just clarified why Kristen Dalton got the award.

Gayle: Paris's parents were grooming a future slut. Perez, from what I've heard, picked his name because he wants to be a bigger whore than Paris.

Rocky: To address your third point, there is no point. If I want to jerk off, there's a whole lot better things I could download rather than watch this snoozocity. At worst, there's Fox news (and the delicious Megan Kelley).

101: Which punchline?

TRUTH 101 said...

"Why do we still insult hard working, intelligent women with these T&A contests for adolescent minded boys both young and old to jerk off to?"

I'll answer your question when I'm done jerking off to the T&A contest on television now.

Please delete this after you read it Patrick. Thanks Bro...

rockync said...

So much for brotherly cooperation Truth ---

Satyavati devi dasi said...

#3 Why do we still insult hard working, intelligent women with these T&A contests for adolescent minded boys both young and old to jerk off to?One word: RATINGS.

Personally, I think pageants are awful. These parents dress up their little girls like sluts (Jon-Benet?) and have them dancing around provocatively and so on. It teaches them right early on that how you look is more important than who you are.

And at the same time as we dress 5 year olds like 20 year old whores, we freak over pedophiles. I'm not making any excuses, but think about that: dress your kindergarten kid like a slut, teach her how to do everything but pole dance and then flip out cause some 45 year old pedophile can't handle it.

There's just something wrong with the whole system.

rockync said...

Saty - you're right, the whole system is wrong. Girls are paraded around and celebrated for their superficial beauty. Women are exploited in skin mags and porn movies and the same men who enjoy these venues don't see the irony when they look into the faces of their own daughters - or maybe they just don't care about who their daughters are and what they want to accomplish.
It is a man's world and we will always be at a disadvantage, but it would be nice for some guys to step up to the plate and recognize how insulting and degrading this is for those of us who have had to fight all our lives to overcome the backward female stereotyping.
Patrick - do you have any daughters? I hope you will take the opportunity these events present to teach them that they are so much better than this and help to build their self esteem early because as they get older, they are going to need it.

Satyavati devi dasi said...

I saw on 60 Min one time when they interviewed a girls' basketball team at a Muslim school in Atlanta. They asked the girls if they felt constrained or embarrassed because their uniforms were long pants (like sweatpants), long sleeves, head covered. They asked the girls what dressing like that meant to them. One girl replied, 'By covering my body I am forcing you to accept me for who I am, not what I look like.' The other girls all agreed that they felt that they were at an advantage and that people would consider them for their intelligence, etc., rather than their looks.

That's the healthiest attitude towards self-image I have EVER heard out of a teenage girl.

Now, these are American Muslim girls, not girls who are forbidden to go to school and risk being beaten to death if they don't dress appropriately. I do not and would never condone that sort of thing.

However, these girls are proof that their system works and that it's entirely appropriate, and that despite the fact that we see it as weird or restrictive, it isn't. It actually gives these girls a healthy self-image and self-respect; something you're not going to see very often anymore in the eating-disordered, physically-fixated, sex-swamped American culture.

In that light, when properly managed, which system is really more repressive and injurious to women?

Arthurstone said...

Wrong vacuous blonde as AOTW.

Patrick M said...

Arthur: If you look at why it isn't her, it's because she didn't win and she's now playing in the big-time politics (agree or disagree) and has instant name recognition, while I had to scroll back up to remember poor Kristen Dalton's name.

Success does not become asshattery except in specific circumstances (the inaugural AOTW, for example).