Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sex, Clothing And Too Much Money

Wow! Burqas for everyone. Female, that is. Two articles got me going this morning. The first was about the girl who was asked to leave the Southwest flight to Tucson because some male flight attendant didn't like the way she was dressed. He felt it was too revealing and did everything in his power (falling into the give a man a uniform and he lets it go to his head category, thank goodness he doesn't have a gun to go with it) to embarrass and humiliate the girl. The people that read ABC online are puritanical to the extreme. I used to wear hot pants when I was younger and they were pretty short, nobody complained because we were all doing it. Nowadays I personally find the midriff baring outfits to be a little more than I like, but it isn't up to me.

Mom and I were walking in downtown San Jose the other night and this girl and her parents came walking by. Her skirt was so low on her hips that it was obvious she had trimmed the upper pubes so they wouldn't show. Her dad looked mortified and mom made a comment after we went past. She thought it was a little too revealing, as did I. But it isn't my place to tell people how to dress, I can always avert my eyes. Not so the commenters at ABC. 929 comments, all of them judgmental.

The second article brought out even more rigid opinions. If you don't like what's on television, don't watch it. But whatever you do, stop trying to regulate other peoples behaviors, likes and dislikes. According to one commenter, 150 million people in America go to church on Sunday. Really? They don't act like it, no turning the other cheek here.

Glamping. Another way of saying that people have too much money. Way too much money.

Playing in the background while reading the articles. I do believe the old iPod has a sense of humor.

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield
We Used To Be Friends by the Dandy Warhols
Go All The Way by The Raspberries
Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet
Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider
Cuts Like A Knife by Bryan Adams
Psychobabble by The Alan Parsons Project
One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head
SuperFreak by Rick James
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

As I was adding the labels, one last jab from the iPod and it definitely made me laugh. Honestly, the thing is on shuffle. It really is.

Putting On The Ritz by Taco.


  1. Jesusistanis just love to clothe their women head to toe.

    Now if they'd decide to not molest the youth among them, we'd be getting somewhere.

  2. They are disgusting, aren't they? They spend more time worrying about sex than they do about taking care of the innocent.

    Unless they are unborn. After that, you are as guilty as sin.