Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Fluffy Dollars Holiday Drinking Game: Part 2

So our week of toasting mad dads and kids with candy is up. Now on to part 2.
Raise your glasses to:

Pointless Consumerism

This week, take a swig of your soothing totty every time you see one of those horrifying television ads for Wal-Mart. Now Jesse McCart-whatever, we knew he sucked. But Queen Latifa? Holiday commercials usually bum me out, but that shit makes me wanna cry.

Persisting Patriarchy

Um, did anyone catch the season finale of the Real World? If you're like us, you probably didn't make a point to watch it, but since I can't grade without the TV on, it sort of seeped into our living room. Anyway, one of the male roommates hits a female roommate during a stupid drunken argument. I honestly don't even know what it was about. But, what is up with women getting hit by their male roommates on this show? I mean, it's not like it's the first time it happened. WTF? Isn't there some macho code about never hitting a girl? If there is, it seems like the macho assholes on this show don't care. As far as I can tell, the male members of the Austin cast basically harassed and abused the women they lived with all season...which says something pretty creepy since these people KNEW they were being filmed. Now I'm not saying the girls on the show were anything other than awful, but physical violence against women is always deeply, deeply disturbing.

Anyway, this week we're going to drink every time we see some reality show argument or brawl that involves gross macho-bullshit. We realize that both of this week's items are tv-related, and thus completely avoidable if you don't worship the pretty picture box like we do. Although we usually watch dvds, we often tune in for Best Week Ever, Veronica Mars, and Making the Band, so I'm pretty sure we'll be exposed to the aforementioned items. *sigh*...bottoms up!

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