Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Continuing with the "stuff to masturbate to" theme we have going today (especially the Krugman article), I offer up this.

This at first looks like a stupid idea, but then gets kinda interesting when you think how neat it is to see a chick fight, and they up the ante by getting Lawrence Taylor involved, but then it goes back to stupid when you realize "Why don't they just have a regular ol' chick fight?," and then finally ends up completely stupid when you see that it costs $30. Thanks anyway, Dodge, but I can find stroke material elsewhere.

I do have to give Dodge some credit for the two guys in the bathroom commercial. It's just sad that something like that is considered somewhat "controversial." Once again, though we are so bloody uptight about anything sexual or remotely "dirty." If you want something controversial and dirty, I can show it to you, assholes.

We're afraid of anything sex related. Except for Viagra. For some reason, this one is acceptable now. This is a pill used by, amongst others, old men who can't get their dicks to work. We get edgy with dick/car commercials, but pills to enable geriatric wood is A-OK. It's odd that the Viagra thing irritates me, since I'm all for us being more open about sex, even if it may or may not involve old people. I think it's just the fact that we are usually so tight-lipped (I think there's a pun in there, and it was intentional) about anything sex-related that when I do see us being comfortable, I'm so taken back that it kinda scares me.

Of course, then there are areas where we look like we're accepting something, but really aren't. A good example of this is the "gay craze" that's sweeping pop culture. Will and Grace, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, etc. All this crap that is designed to look like mainstream acceptance of gays when it really isn't. I promise you, the second any of those Queer Eye fans see two men making out, they're gonna be screaming "Ewwwww! Gross!"

This isn't to say that we haven't come a long way in terms of not being total homophobe pussies. I just hate seeing this forced and contrived shit that is packaged as something that it isn't.

As I said, we're making progress. The Supreme Court striking down sodomy laws. The Massachusetts court decision paving the way for gay marriage. Things like this are real progress, and will lead to actual acceptance of homosexuality.

Well, okay. Considering how fucking weak and lame Americans are (as evidenced by the large numbers who are against gay marriage for no good fucking reason), I don't know if we'll ever really have true acceptance. But if we can at least afford these people the same rights and privileges as the rest of us while not criminalizing what they do in their bedrooms that harms no one else, then it'll be something.

No comments: