Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Random bullets of good news from around the web

It's March now, so spring can't be far behind.  Can it? CAN IT?

Herewith some random bullets to elevate our collective spirits.
In other news: I did not watch the Oscars last month, and we were part of the Nielsen survey for that time, so take that, Seth McFarlane! Seriously, all the magazine and blog coverage pretty much said it all. I am not a 13-year-old boy, and gross-out humor doesn't interest me much (sorry, Family Guy, South Park, Bridesmaids, and Judd Apatow, etc.), so I figured I'd skip it. Who knew the bonus would be avoiding a misogyny-fest?

Speaking of misogyny, someone ought to write about an interesting phenomenon: since "b---h" has lost its sting by being used for women so frequently in modern media, and various synonyms for female sex  workers have also become so common in the MSM, what used to be known as "the c-word" has made an incredible surge in use in the past 5 years or so as an obligatory checked-off item in the list for "edginess" in serious dramas like House of Cards.  I'm sure we all joyfully await the rise of the next misogynist slur once the c-word has lost its punch through overuse.


Dame Eleanor Hull said...

"It's March now, so spring can't be far behind. Can it? CAN IT?"

Um, I hate to tell you this . . .

undine said...

Oh, no, Dame Eleanor--don't tell me it's far away!