Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Priorities

So Joe is flipping through channels tonight and asks me, "Do you want to watch the Democratic National Convention? Or Wipeout?"

"OOH! WIPEOUT!"

Why does this show make me laugh so hard that I cry?

I'm sure I sound like the stereotypical ignorant/apathetic American because I could care less about politics. Oh, well. I already know who I'm going to vote for so I'd rather watch Wipeout.

7 comments:

Short and Sweet said...

I guess I'm one of those "stereotypical ignorant/apathetic Americans" because I'm not going to watch a minute of either the DNC or the RNC which is next week. I know who I'm going to vote for and I'm sure I know who you are going to vote for. The last time I was interested in the Republican National Convention was when Ronald Reagan was running and the country gave him a mandated, overwhelming victory. That was a great convention and I really supported Reagan. This time the whole world is different and so are our nation's politics. Should be an interesting outcome!
Love,
Mom

Rachel said...

Actually, I think my mom really likes that Wipeout show too. At least, I know she liked to watch clips of the Japanese show that it's based on. You should search for Takeshi's Castle on youtube sometime. Good stuff :-)

Anonymous said...

Who you voting for Karen??? OBAMA RULES!!! :) Lindsey

Anonymous said...

Seriously, Palin? She's the anti-woman. I'm glad the 50s ended, I don't want to go back to anything so oppressive. Please vote for the person, not the genitals because she is NOT someone we need in power. Sex ed is important. So are women's rights.

Karen said...

I find it highly insulting to assume that I would vote for a candidate soley because they are female. I knew I wanted to vote for McCain before he had chosen Palin as a running mate, and although I don't agree with some of her extreme conservatism, I prefer McCain to Obama. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however I don't appreciate being unfairly insulted/judged on mine simply because someone jumps to preconceived conclusions about my views.

Thank You.

Anonymous said...

"I'm sure I sound like the stereotypical ignorant/apathetic American because I could care less about politics." These are your words so how can you be sure of your vote? Since you could care less . . . There were no "preconceived conclusions" to jump to, you stated you were uninterested in politics. Doesn't seem you are being unfairly judged, someone is just trying to wake you up a little. - Baffled in Baltimore

Karen said...

Considering I posted this before McCain announced he was running with Palin, I wonder how anyone came to the conclusion that my post implied I chose to vote for McCain ONLY because he chose Palin? My post was intended to be a humorous reflection of a tiny conversation that occured between my husband and myself while we were sitting in our living room watching TV. I don't mind when people express their opinions about political candidates, however it does make me quite irritated when, as I previously commented, someone ASSUMES the only reason I would vote for McCain is because he chose a woman as his running mate. Her sex has nothing to do with it. In fact, I'm not a huge fan of her. As I had mentioned, I prefer McCain to Obama ... and I will vote for the person I feel will do a better job as president.

And I wonder how anyone finds my blog anyway. The only people I know of who read it are a few friends and my mother ... the anonymous comments really throw me for a loop.