Dec 20, 2006

Grrrrrr.

Almost all the media is concentrating on the most important story of our time and that is the Miss USA scandal. For those of you who are not familiar Miss USA was pictured in various states of undress, simulating oral, and basically acting like your basic Girls Gone Wild debutant the night before she was crowned with the honor of representing America's young women. The pictures have become public and pageant co-owner Donald Trump made the difficult decision to let the beauty queen keep her crown as she enters rehab.

Now enter Rosie O'Donnell, who I swear will say anything to keep herself in the headlines. She criticized the annoying billionaire for not being the best judge of character being of loose morals himself. He shot back in a candid, childish manner which insured this story will stay with us for a while.

I for one make no judgements on the behavior of any of the parties involved, but I have to say I'm shocked, shocked I say, to find out that a beauty pageant contestant is an attention whore. I mean really I was always under the impression that all women who starve themselves and willingly participate in a contest that objectifies them were well adjusted individuals with the morality of our lord and savior's mother.

Okay writing this was just an excuse to post a picture of a hot woman. Mission accomplished. Today is indeed a good day.

Earlier today my team at work had a morale event where we all got together for dinner at the Coho Cafe. My co-worker and dear friend Andrea decided it would be a great idea to announce to everyone (my boss, teammates, and my boss's boss) that I enjoy musicals. She was basically trying to make the point that even seemingly masculine men have feminine traits.

My boss's boss, who I almost never see, was indeed shocked by this. She looked at me and said in her always loud voice, "I would've never guessed."

"I get that a lot," I replied.

"Well you see," she said. "Whenever I see Erik he's always got on a hat and he's scruffy and gruff and he's always like (sticks out chest, makes burly arm gesture) grrrrr....I like to drive trucks."

This elicited laughter from all involved. It seems to be a new trend here to make humorous statements about my looks. I think I'm going to shock everyone for a while and wearing nothing but slacks and button down shirts. I'll even (gasp) shave regularly. Or I could just show up naked, but I'm afraid that would just cause more hilarity for them.

“It’s a story that has happened many times before to many women and to many men who came to the Big Apple. They wanted their slice of the Big Apple, and they found out it wasn’t so easy.” - Donald Trump

7 comments:

rawbean said...

Isn't Donald just brilliant? I mean wow....wow.

Good post!

whatigotsofar said...

I heard that Miss USA was caught on camera making out with Miss Teen USA. Any truth to that?

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Screw the truth, how 'bout photos of that!

Anonymous said...

It was all out of love Erik! It is amazing how much people make assumptions of others based on their looks isn't it? I mean you know me, I'm just a bimbo with big jugs...
~Andrea~

Mattbear said...

While in past I too have disparaged musicals as the domain of women and gay guys, I have to admit that I am changing my tune (bad pun much intended).

You still won't catch me watching The Sound of Music, but I have seen Phantom of the Opera and Chicago (which I know you don't care for) live and enjoyed them much. I think it's time we admit that even masculine, truck-driving straight men can enjoy all forms of art, including musicals.

And I can so picture Shannon doing the "gruff Erik" imitation. She cracks me up.

Scott said...

Rosie is such a tool. Why exactly does Ms.America have to adhere to ridiculous moral standards anyway. It is not liked she heiled Hitler or killed babies.

God i hate Rosie oh and musicals.

sorry dude.

Anonymous said...

Naked Erik = Hilarity?

Glad I work on the flip side to your shift! lol

-Jowie

BTW Linked ya on my blog...

Carey said...

Are you sure you're not getting Miss USA confused with Miss Nevada? Those pictures were of Miss Nevada (Katie Rees), who was set to enter the Miss USA contest when all hell broke loose and the pictures were splashed about.

Miss USA (Tara Conner) was just accused of inappropriate behavior, mostly underage drinking and whatnot in and around the Big Apple.. She was also said to have been seen kissing Miss Teen USA. Then Trump did his whole publicity stunt and sent her off to rehab.

The scariest part of all of this is that I know the details.

God, I need a life.