Thursday, March 7, 2013
I don’t know if you saw Good Morning Tri-State this morning, but if you didn’t…what’s going on there? Unless you were sleeping or partying on 50 Cent’s private plane after a night at the club, I accept no excuses.
Back to the point: Kendall Herold was live at UC, where a group is putting up billboards as a counter-protest an abortion protest earlier this year.
Yep, a protest to a protest. But that’s not the part you’ll remember about this story.
It’s this: the billboards will feature pictures of vaginas .
Vaginas. There. I’ve typed it twice.
This was quite a topic of discussion this morning in the newsroom this morning, as you might guess.
Do we say that word? Do we call it something else? If so, what?
My opinion (I’m not speaking for anyone else) – is that you call it what it is. It’s a vagina. Does that word offend anymore than calling it female genitalia or private parts? If it was a picture of an arm would you call it an appendage so as not to offend anyone? Nope. Heck, these days, appendage would offend someone.
Using a euphemism just calls attention to the fact that we’re dancing around what it really is.
Moving on now.
-Today is Green Beer Day in Oxford, the day parents pay ungodly amounts of tuition money for their kids to skip class and drink food coloring-laden beer, only to have to clean it out of those same kids’ laundry soon thereafter.
Something that goes down that green with most certainly come back to haunt you. Especially when combined with eggs for breakfast.
-Did you get out in the snow yesterday? I grew up in the South, where there was virtually no snow, and I have kids who generally don’t like to go outside when it’s 72 degrees and sunny, let alone when it’s snowing and freezing.
But yesterday, they surprised me. They wanted to build a “snowlady,” which we did. This was perfect snowman-building weather. I don’t think I’d ever experienced it. I was almost shocked. My kids thought I was a superhero, too – since I could roll out two-thirds of our snowlady in about four minutes.
If only the rest of parenting was that easy.
From Today’s Show:
-Filibuster, Baby: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul spent 13 hours filibustering last night – and into the morning – to block the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director. I have been thinking – and have decided that pretty much the only subjects I could spend that long talking about would be Elvis and my love for junk food. Yep, that’s it.
Today’s Distracting Link:
This one’s been making the rounds, but I laugh every time. Best unintentional news graphic bloopers.
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