Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I like to laugh at stupid things

One of the advantages of being home with a sick child is that I get to watch the extended version of the morning news, where they venture beyond weather (a source of near obsession in our house) , stocks, and traffic to . . . well, it's hard to call it news. Entertainment? Hell, yes.

This morning Donald Trump takes to the airways to straighten out everyone about Miss California's racy pics! You didn't think for a minute I would let this one go by, did you?

The Donald reports that he has reviewed the photographs. Very carefully! They are acceptable! They are fine! In many cases lovely!! And you know what really killed me? NO ONE WAS LAUGHING. How on earth is that possible? I was wiping tears from my eyes.

Thank you, Donald!

Next up, a few words from Carrie! Honestly, I haven't had this much fun since Sarah Palin. Clad in matching purple blouse and eyeshadow (LOTS of it), she commends Trump for defending her. Fine, not that there wasn't more than a little self-interest involved here. Next she moved on to "thank God." Right on. As if God took out time from his concern over Darfur to ensure that Carrie Prejean lives another day in the media to support "opposite marriage." Honestly, I've been cracking up ever since I heard that term. But you know, she may have a point. I once dated someone strangers thought was my brother. It did not work out. I married someone from a completely different gene pool who is in background and temperament nearly my polar opposite. Opposite marriage, you see. At eleven years, it's going just swimmingly. I had lunch with my high school homecoming date when I was home for Christmas, and he also married an opposite. Whereas my friend is a blond southern California boy, his husband is dark and foreign. They are both ridiculously handsome, but I'm sure it's the opposite business that makes it work for them.

Honestly, it's nearly been too much for me. Opposite marriage. Biblical correctness. Windy photoshoots.

But I wasn't laughing when I read that the California pageant paid for her breast implants because they wanted her to have confidence. Jeez. That just makes me sad. What a message to give to young girls.

Should she keep her crown? She shouldn't have had it in the first place. No one should. These pageants should not exist. Shut them down. After all, as The Donald pointed out, this is the twenty-first century. Haven't we come further than this?


Purple Flowers said...


Monica said...

This whole thing is a completely.stupid.effing.waste.of.time.

Honestly, Cindy...doesn't this kind of shit just make you want to leave the country sometimes?? The things that are newsworthy here just make me shake my head...

Coffee with Cathy said...

Staying home and watching morning "news" shows always feels so luxurious -- and slightly illicit, as if you should be doing something more worthwhile. But I love it! Hope your sick child is feeling better.

ANFQ said...

Seriously, doesn't it sometimes make you wonder if there are only a few of us left that actually are functioning with a full brain?
But, we are, on the other hand, supplied with endless sources of humor from it all.

Poor Sophie. That stinks.

Adrienne said...

I'm just surprised that this is "news." Really, who cares? I saw Donald on "The Today Show" yesterday, and I had to turn it off... but not before he got in a "Celebrity Apprentice" plug. Sigh.

Cid said...

It pains me to think we live in a world where corporate sponsors pay for boob jobs to give a woman confidence. I'm surprised she didn't thank god for that too.

KatieGirlBlue said...

Amen to this post. ("I'd just like to thank God for this post from Cindy...")

Man, Big D really goes above and beyond for his little tarts, no? I mean, what commitment.

I'm laughing so hard, but I'm also a little sad because half our country respects these clowns.

I think it can just be a straight up rule across the board that one should trust no one who matches clothing to make-up. Or wears dye-to-match shoes.

Steph said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months now and haven't commented before, but after reading this post I just have to say I think we were separated at birth! So much of what you say is exactly what I have been thinking!
I love it!

Belle said...

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. You made my day. What a couple of...I don't even know what to call them. blech.

Have a great day!

Kate said...

But how would we ever bring peace to the world without these pageants? These delightful girls with their noble aspirations to end world hunger in South Carolina.

The whole "it was windy" thing is incredible. Maybe stupid people can't imagine that other people could be smart enough to recognize the smell of horseshit.

Tonia said...

I agree wholeheartedly. No crown, no pageant, no thanking god for her chance to to support "opposite marriage" WTF is up with this shit? I agree with Monica this whole thing is such a waste of time and resources.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh I am positive Donald (gag!)planned this all from the get go. So if she keeps the crown...what's next. What exactly does one do as Miss California?

Speaking of Sarah Palin...should I assume you will be first in line for her (multi mil $) book next year? What could she possibly have to say worth that effin' much?

Deb said...

Cindy!!! You are spot on girl!

Oh, and if she wanted confident boobs, that is in stark contrast to mine, which are apparently hanging their head in shame.

Mom on the Run said...

The morning shows drive me crazy. And now my alternative viewing, BBC America, has stopped running three hours of BBC news in the morning, replacing it with Cash in the Attic, etc. I swear that every day on the Today show, there is at least one, and usually more than one, awkward and pointless interview on the couch or via remote with someone who did something stupid/brave/odd and they have to talk to Meredith or Matt for an interminable (to me) 5 minutes.

This whole Miss California thing took up way too much time...I shudder to think of the number of brain cells in the heads of anybody who gives a damn. How do people that stupid make it through the day?

adozeneggs said...

You know, I've been hearing about this girl for the past 2 weeks.
I haven't seen her until now, and I haven't seen her "racy" photos. I had a hard time getting past her idiotic answer to the question. (which didn't really answer the actual question) And I could go on about The Donald, and Perez Hilton.
You are so right, shouldn't we have moved past these ridiculous pageants??
I did love the part of her answer where she says "in my country" WTF? When did California become it's own country??
I could go on, but I've got more important things to do, like think about cupcake flavors.