Atrios wonders when advertisers are going to catch on to the fact that women watch sports.
Which reminds me that Shakesville regularly wonders when advertisers are going to catch on to the fact that women are people.
Which reminds me of this Klondike bar commercial, seen most recently at the in-laws' this weekend during some marathon or other of a crime show. The theme of these commercials is, natch, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? for a Klondike bar, and this slobby, John Belushi-looking guy's supreme sacrifice was "listen to your wife." No, seriously, he had to listen to her speak for a full 5 seconds. When the clock hit 5, confetti and balloons and hotties appeared. And an ice cream bar.
Marriage SUCKS, y'all. You have to be all listen-y to stupid bitches all the time! I bet this commercial is a continuation of a movie in which this guy gets married because of a hilarious contest involving women fighting over a ring or something, since Furry McSweatynuts here is such a prize. And I'm sure there could be an equally hilarious version in which a girl has to do something like go to a Monster Truck rally and sigh because her husband is such a child. It is the height of married life, after all, to do what your partner wants, but only with such Herculean effort that the other person notices and feels guilty for wanting anything at all.
Look, I get sometimes you have to do stuff you don't like when you're married. That's not the point. The point is that the mainstream portrayal of marriage is always this punishing bullshit ritual of man vs. woman, Mars vs. Venus, that makes me yell at the TV, "Just get DIVORCED already! It doesn't take an act of Parliament anymore! If you are with someone whose voice makes you break out in hives, that is a SIGN FROM GOD that you should leave this person and go out and find your own way in the world."
I wonder why anybody gets married at all, I really do sometimes, since this is the kind of recruiting poster we lawfully wedded folks are slapping up everywhere.
My favorite YouTube comment:
Did Klondike make Mark's wife marry the biggest prick in the universe for a Klondike bar? Because that would explain their relationship.