Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Right before i went to sleep last night, I watched the weather, and I noticed that while the reporter was talking, there was snow coming down quite hard. I turned off all my lights, went to my bedroom, and watched it snow for a good 10 minutes. This brought back all those memories of elementary, junior and high school, when they would predict 1,045 inches of snow, but only 6 inches would fall, and they would cancel school anyway. Usually, I'd stay in the house all damn day driving myself and my brother crazy, or I'd go out and play a football game with my friends in the snow. Usually about 2pm, I was bored out of my mind and secretly wishing I had school..until the next morning, when I'd be hoping for more snow, or at least a two hour delay or something. So when I woke up this morning, I was halfway hoping that instead of the 1 to 3 inches of snow they had predicted, I'd see 1,045 inches of snow on the ground, as God's way of saying thank you for being patient all these years. Surprisingly, there were about 2 inches of snow on the ground, and here I am at work, on time and disgruntled.

During the Super Bowl, there was this Snickers commercial that involved two mechanics who accidentally kiss while trying to eat a Snickers at the same time. At the end of the accidental kiss, the guys feel the need to do something overly masculine(like pull chest hair out) in order to offset the kiss. Neil Giuliano, the president of the GLAAD is quoted as saying, "I don't know what kind of mindse it takes to think its okay to slug another guy because of a mistaken kiss". Really Neil? Are you kidding me? Well allow me to end the mystery for you. There are some men who are straight and love granted any scenario where two, non related men kiss is a bit far fetched. But if it just so happend to occur, you can best believe that the two involved men will be a bit peeved. If the two men were supposed to be gay, there would be no problem. But clearly the two were supposed to be straight. Now I'm not defending the commercial at all, because I thought it was a bit crass, plus kids don't need to be seeing that, especially since it may put parents in a position where they have to explain something during the Super Bowl. Plus, I don't need to see two guys kissing at all, but I think GLAAD overreacted just a bit. Maybe I'm being insensitive, I'm sure someone(Tia) will check me if I am.

Raheem Devaughn - Promise

1 comment:

Jo said...

The snikckers commercial was corney. Is kissing another guy really all that bad? I feel sorry for fathers and sons, if that's the case.

And you sure are up on GLAAD nowadays. Look at you! You are turning into such an advocate! I'm learning a lot. Cool Web site, too.