Two Timing and Joan River's Smilin

Sunday, January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment(s)

Well, it turns out that the penance one must pay for two weeks in paradise is a week and a half of work hell.  So be it.  It was totally worth it.  I'd do it again in a second.  Anyways,  I've been pretty busy and feel as if I've been neglecting my blog (you know, emotionally).  But don't worry, I've been plotting.

I was listening to the radio in the car yesterday and I heard a pre-Valentine (oh, just wait til i tell you how I feel about Valentine's day) 2 for 1 jewelry deal.  Now this, in and of itself, is not particularly surprising, but then a young woman's voice comes on and sings this little happy jingle, "Buy one for the wife and the girlfriend's free!"  

(for fun i used this picture from the The Women's Philanthropy Network's newsletter--I'm probably going to hell for it.  [i figure they are philanthropically giving humor to this blog post])

What what what!!!  Now I know what you think I'm gonna say.  But I'm not going to go there.  It's too obvious and easy.  How do they get a young woman to sing that.  What WOMAN would sing that.  It's like the tag-line to infidelity and insecurity.  And I realize that I guess she would be the girlfriend and therefore would be "making out" on this 2 for 1 deal, but that really is shortsighted.  I mean, if (s)he is buying the first piece for the wife, it's not like this girl can have the illusion that (s)he is going to leave the wife.  So this (i have to presume) hussy is really be ceding the high ground.

And how is this acceptable advertising.  And what's worse, it's a trend that is catching on!  My friend Dana Jay recently wrote a blog post about  A website designed to facilitate affairs.  Way to stay classy America.  Let's be sure not to let the gay's ruin marriage for everybody.  Uber sigh.

On a separate note, I think there is something sadly poetic about the fact that all of these celebrities, determined to preserve their youth with plastic surgery, all end up looking freakishly the same.  Yes, I'm taking to you Cameron Diaz (sad cause you were so pretty--funny pic though), Madonna, Heidi Montag (I'm not sure who you are, but you seem WAY too in the middle of your youth to be trying to preserve it), Nicole Kidman, and OMG Bruce Jenner.  And I also can't tell whether I find it disturbing or hilarious that, to me (and I might be so bold as to say those of my generation), you all just end up looking like Joan Rivers.  I wonder if that is something Joan would be proud of?  Any publicity is good publicity?  In the end I guess it is why they invented the term "poetic justice."

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