Tag Archives: Social Commentary

How to take a ball to the face, and take it well…

September 30, 2010


Pounding faces for at least 100 yearsHey, remember high school gym class? And those epic dodgeball games you got to play on Fridays?

Sure, there might have been some variations: number of players on each side, number of balls in play, etc.

Some of you may have even played “Bombardment,” or another version of the traditional game, but one rule likely remained constant 98.735% of the time: “NO AIMING FOR THE HEAD. OKAY, BOYS?” ~ Coach Williams. God rest his soul.

Now, one’s social status obviously affected their perspective on this rule.

For some, it was a godsend, and probably restored their faith in something, anything, on a weekly basis. It reminded them that someone had their back during this awkward high school period, and that once they got to college — where everyone would obviously be so much more mature and less taken by the superficial — their interpersonal relationship fortunes would blossom. 

God rest those expectations.

For others, the rule was just another in a long line of equalizers employed by those ex-hippie “can’t-doers.” A calculated effort to minimize the effects of natural selection, destroying the competitive fiber of American society in the process. 

Hey, at least Coach Williams understood.


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Little Girls Dancing to Single Ladies = WTF?

May 14, 2010


Folks have sent us several different clips of people dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. I guess such things are trending right now, or something.

There’s been “fat girls,” “gay guy,” “college chicks.” You know, the usual suspects for this kind of stuff. Well, this most recent submission takes the cake, and by “takes the cake” I mean truly creeps me the hell out.

Seriously, I’m not some wholesome, up tight, moralistic prude or anything — far from it, actually — but just what the f*ck are people thinking these days? Isn’t this basically just a burlesque show of 10 and under girls? Dancing to a song about jaded, single women (For real, screw him liking it and putting a ring on it; if you were really over “it”, you wouldn’t need to champion a song like this)?

Were there lots of guys in dark sunglasses and trench coats in the back row? Perhaps someone in a bear costume? Jeeze…

Thanks to Dbj for the tip.

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