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Things that are pissing me off:

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Ben Roethlisberger is accused of sexual assault AGAIN. When I was a kid, every.single.time I got caught doing something I wasn’t supposed to be doing I would whine, whine, whine. Like it was the END OF THE WORLD. And my dad would look at me and remind me that for every time I got caught, there were at least 10 times I didn’t. So how many times you think he’s gotten away with it?

The French Association Fromages de Terroirs is a group of artisan cheese makers seeking to reverse the decline in the purchase of ¬†their cheeses and has launched a campaign to put the sexy back in cheese. By producing a calendar that depicts, wait for it…wait for it…scantily clad women suggestively nibbling on various (ostensibly) artisanal cheeses. (To see the calendar check¬†The Economist) Un huh. ‘Cause we all know seeing the naked ladies makes us want to buy the thingzzz.

And finally, AirTrans Airways has put an advertisement for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue on one of their planes, causing the Association of Flight Attendants at AirTrans to voice objection. An excellent move, in my mind. The airline’s response went something like, “Sorry you’re upset, but we think we put a family friendly image on the plane.” Hmm…thanks AirTran for reminding us that objectification of women for commercial gain is totally “family friendly.” (hat tip to Spare Candy)

That’s all I can take for one night.


Written by this woman

March 7, 2010 at 9:39 PM