Thursday, February 3, 2011

We Go Together

 Quick!  Before my mother gets caught up on yesterday's blog and takes exception to being compared to Whistler's mother...let's discuss what I have had to put off for days. 

Pressing Matter #1

Summer Love
No one wanted to be boring
Sandy for Halloween
The critical panning of the movie Grease. I am aware that the movie came out in 1978, and I should probably be over it by now, but I'm not.  Every time it's re-released in some new format, or on TV, I am reminded of all the complaints the movie got. 
First, was about John Travolta's singing.  As a kid I can recall wondering why they were complaining about his singing.  It was fine.  It was perfect.  Even listening as an adult I have no complaints.  Leave him alone.  There was some whining that the cast was too old to play high schoolers.  So what.  The movie was awesome and everyone loved it. 

Who didn't want to look this? 
No one, that's who.

AND, the crap about how it sends girls a bad message because Sandy tarted herself up at the end to be with Danny?  Nonsense!  Danny spends the whole movie trying to turn himself into a straight-arrow jock to get her to like him.  She's not interested.  No one cares that poor Danny tries all year to get Sandy's attention, making an ass of himself.  Everyone knows that at the end Sandy's new look was awesome and her hair looked great and that was who everyone wanted to be for Halloween.

Pressing Matter #2

The use/ misuse of the word "gay."  When I was a kid, if someone was being dorky, annoying, nerdy, stupid, mal-coordinated or generally uncool you might call them gay.  No one blinked.  It was really meant only as a minor tease or insult and it had nothing to do with being homosexual.

I would have gone to Stanford
and Anthony's wedding.
Here's my issue; no one is using the word correctly, so why do homosexual people get dibs on it?  Don't get me wrong here, I have absolutely no issue with homosexuality.  None.  My thought is that if you are against homosexuality or gay marriage then don't go to a gay wedding if you get invited.  Other than that, how's it affecting your life?

What I am talking about is the word "gay."  Some synonyms for this word are:  gleeful, jovial, glad, joyous, happy, cheerful, sprightly, blithe, airy, light-hearted; vivacious, frolicsome, hilarious.   So, the way people use it when they are insulting someone as I described above doesn't really fit.  But, you know what, neither does using it to describe being homosexual.  Unless you believe the stereotype that all homosexual men are flamboyant in nature, "gay" seems like it would be an insult or at best a little patronizing.

So, this would put us at an impasse.  But, I am all about peace and harmony, so, I am going to graciously let the homosexual world keep the word "gay" (no thanks necessary).  Here's the thing - I am keeping "queer."  That word mean odd or different or strange.  That kinda works for my above-mentioned insulting needs.  And, gay people, you should not want to be called queer.  It's not that nice a word.  "Gay" is a better one, keep that.

You may be wondering why it is I need to be insulting people in the first place.  Hello?!?!  Have you met people?  They are annoying (none of us of course).  I need to have a wide variety of words I can use.

To wrap up; an update on President Mubarak.  I'm upgrading him to a whistle AND smack.  In an attempt to quiet the unrest and answer the call for his immediate resignation, Mubarak, who appeared to be previously unaware that people were unhappy, agreed to step down.  In September.  After he helps peacefully transition a new government into place. Guessing the Egyptians don't want his help with that.  I think we can start to see why people are constantly trying to kill him.  He's not so much from the listeners. 


  1. Grease, Gay, and the unrest in Egypt. I no longer have to read the paper or watch the news. I just wait for your blog to see what's really going on!

  2. Wahey!!!!!! I can post comments now!!!

  3. Based on your quotes from Webster's dictionary, you blog is truly gay!!! and I love it! btw, grease is the word .... =) bc

  4. To this day when I see a pair of shoes even remotely like Sandy's Grease shoes..... I buy them. Sad, but true.

  5. I totally agree with you on Grease. Loved it then, love it now. And my nine-year-old daughter loves it, too.

    Oh, and did you see that reality show where people were auditioning for Sandy and Danny in the Broadway revival? That was some seriously yummy tv goodness!

  6. Love this blog! Too funny. look forward to reading it no matter what time of the day or night!

  7. Awesome as always!! PS. You have an award waiting for you at my blog!!

  8. Thanks Mommy 2.0 - how fun!!!

    Hey guys - Mommy 2.0 (my new bff) listed me on her blog, which was very cool and nice. Go give it a look - it's a great "mommy blog."

  9. I have nothing to say except that I might love you. In perhaps a gay way.

    You are right, people are annoying -- I've met them -- except for us.

    And I'm going to start my own whistle/smack list. Purely for my own amusement.

    Thank you for that.

  10. I introduced both my girls to Grease at a young age. My Mom objected, of course. (Like 2 year olds understand all the hidden jokes/innuendos.)

    I *love* Grease! Even Grease2 was fun.

    Sorry, I'm just now catching up on your blog. Such fun! :)


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