February 13th, 2003

JOY

Simon is a F*g

More on this Simon on Howard thing--I can't stop thinking about it.

When Fred was singing his song, they bleeped out the word f*g. But when Simon halfheartedly tried to get back at Fred by explaining that in Britian, a fag is a cigarette, therefore he just sang a song about how Simon is a cigarette (to which Fred replied, "yeah, I'm sure you've been smoked plenty of times"), "fag" wasn't bleeped out.

Sure, context, blah blah, but way to spill the beans. I mean, where's the secret in that? Simon could have been a fig or a fog, but there they go, showing their hand and reavealing that Simon is in fact a fag. Censors are no fun.
JOY

The Mad Forwarder What Forwards at Midnight

The forward queen is back again. You may remember her as the woman who sent me the All Women Are Beautiful and Marilyn Monroe Was Fat Too So It's Okay email forward just days before she sent the Isn't It Funny That Women Can't Drive For Shit email. She hasn't sent any that were too ridiculous in the past few months, and one of them was actually a really cute animated little flash kitten that would follow the pointer around and bat at it that I played with for way too long. Anyway, today, she made sure to remind me that being a woman is embarrassing for more than four days a month. Particularly when 75 of my gendermates have affixed their names to this one single forward thread.


>From: The Mad Forwarder <madforwarder@spam.org>
>To: maeincarnate@livejournal.com, et. al.
>Subject: (none)
>Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 9:49:32 -0500
>
>Gentlewomen:
>
>Today 25 Congresswomen in the US House of Representatives walked out -- and refused to participate in the vote to give Bush war
>powers -- they were led by Barbara Bell of California and they took up residence on the White House lawn..... They say women can
>change the world. Here is a chance! A nationwide effort to unite women against war has drafted the statement below and asks each of
>us, if we are so moved, to send it out to as many women and women's groups as we can for endorsement. Please cut and paste this
>message into a new message, sign it with your own name, and forward it with the petition on to as many people as you know.
>
>please also e-mail a copy back to:
>pramila@mindspring.com
>This is our chance to stop this war.
>Women are a strong constituency in this country. We only have a few days.
>
>Please act immediately, Maya Breuer

>PETITION


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There are women who have experienced violence, so therefore war is wrong! I don't want to think with my head! I think with my emotions only! Please do not talk to me about logic or thought--I want hearts, flowers and peace! THINK OF THE CHILDREN! We do not want to think about reasons! If it doesn't feel good, don't do it! Think about our happiness! I only know how to speak because Oprah taught me catch phrases! Don't you see that this perpetuates the cycle of violence? If it sounds icky or dirty, we don't want it! And we can't be bothered with thinking about a solution we like, we just know we don't like this one! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

If it helps out the soldiers at all, I'll be mailing my uterus to Iraq.