I was just thinking about how I’d like to reread The Border Trilogy and, through some related Googling, found this! Aren’t they lovely? They’re lovely. Which reminds me - wouldn’t it be great to see Billy Bob’s original ~4-hour cut of All the Pretty Horses complete with its original score?
- mayonnaisejane said: The conditions described in the video are those of a full time parent. If they were not a full time parent they’d have breaks, sleep, etc.
The conditions described are of a dutiful parent. They say “Moms,” not “stay-at-home Moms.” That you’re applying it solely and specifically to stay-at-home Moms, particularly the parts about lack of sleep and breaks, might say more about your value judgment on stay-at-home versus working mothers than my attitudes on the matter. Especially since you’re the one making the assumption any of this is about stay-at-home Moms and intimating that stay-at-home Moms are the only ones that put in the time, lack of sleep, etcetera.
The long and the short of it, though, is that the video’s saying “Moms.” That’s it.
More importantly though this is kinda reminiscent of yesterday, when you said something smarmy about how I should have known something since I’m a journalist, and when I said I actually wasn’t a journalist, your response was “ORLY?”
As if I wouldn’t know whether or not I was a journalist.
When I further clarified (my exact words were “…yeah…”) you replied that you assumed I was because I blogged for the TU (true but it was a lifestyle blog) and worked for local television stations (I did not and never did).
And again, here, you’re working on assumptions and a reach, then overreacting with condescending remarks, then telling ME to knock it off (it being the thing I didn’t actually say and attitude I don’t hold), then after I clarify, inferring that I don’t know what I’m saying or what I do for a living.
I mean, really, it’s all too much. Chiiillllllll.
- mayonnaisejane said: Well given that the video makes it pretty clear it’s about actual good active stay at home parenting, your comments on how people should stop patting themselves on the back “just” for having procreated come off pretty devaluing.
Again, bolded emphasis mine.
And again, incorrect. It’s about “Moms,” not stay-at-home. They make it clear it’s about ALL Moms in a blanket statement. That’s the whole point and exactly why it’s so patronizing.
"Stay-at-home" is not stated or inferred in that video or in my post. That’s a qualifier and interpretation you’ve applied to it. But it’s simply not there and it never was.
- mayonnaisejane said: Ok, yes if these aren’t actors they screwed with unemployed people and that’s not ok. But lets not continue to devalue the work of active stay-at-home parents. We have enough people saying parenting isn’t work. Knock it off.
Whoa! That’s not even what I said!
(Bolded emphasis mine - I dare you to find where I devalued the work of active stay-at-home parents. Quite the contrary.)
Got this new gadget that I hook up to my brain while I’m sleeping so you guys can watch my nightmares. Here’s one from last night!
Let me spare you three minutes of stupid, saccharine platitudes in the form of a “prank:”
Fake ad posted. Hundreds of hours! No vacations! Physical exertions, etc., to no surprise the job is being a MOM
BEING A MOM
If billions of people do it, it’s not a remarkable feat.
Some Moms are great. Some not so great. Some are terrible. Awful, even.
Having a child is not enough to get you a gold star. You can be a good parent. Hell, you can be a GREAT parent. But don’t pat yourself on the back simply for being a parent.
You will have no shortage of people that will encourage you to do so. Most of them will have a financial incentive, like this company, whatever the fuck they do (I think it’s online greeting cards). I beg of you, though, to not allow it to stop at procreation. Do not think simply having kids is ever enough. Because I’m telling you, and I say this as someone who one day hopes to have kids himself, the mere existence of your children does not entitle you to anything.
It’s on you, fuckers. Be a good parent and just say no to this patronizing bullshit.
Speaking of bullshit, can this possibly be for real? If so, they must have filtered out numerous others whose reaction was “you didn’t just really waste all that time so you can not only not hire me, but inform me there is no job and you’re going to make money off this. Wait, for real? I’M UNEMPLOYED, ASSHOLE.”
Rhiannon, Agatha, Gloria, Claudius, Denny, Antony (no H), Ricky.
‘Rhiannon (Live on ‘The Midnight Special’)’ by Fleetwood Mac
It kicks ass from “this is a song about an old Welsh witch,” but shit gets real at 4:14.
‘Games Without Frontiers’ by Peter Gabriel
"If looks could kill, they probably will"
Fucking enough already with the “we’re so white doing this black rap, am I right?!” schtick.
- not nearly as funny as it is patronizing
- kinda racist and classist, and not in a satirical way
- been done to fucking death. This bit was tired and beaten when Dynamite Hack did it in 1998.
Stop and thanks,
I didn’t even hear about this one until just now.
Another local tweeter weirdo that I had an unfavorable interaction with at one point, was also arrested a couple months ago.
First, the twitter offense that led to her blocking me: me being a total dick about her Justin Bieber obession. I think she made one of those “Bieber is REAL music” statements, which I just couldn’t resist entering a discourse about. I wasn’t completely trolling her, but I was being a total dick about it. Also, I should mention, she was my age, at the time, late 20’s, early 30’s. And she had “Belieber” in her bio.
A few months ago, she was arrested, at age 31, for having sex with a 15 year old student she was teaching.
PSA: people that are weirdos on twitter are also weirdos in real life.
Whenever I get sad about my anatomy I look at Rob Liefeld’s art and that cheers me up.