Remember when Microsoft was trying to buy Yahoo, and they were calling it Microhoo? Didn't that sound kind of cute and Dr. Seussical? Well, the buyout failed, but Yahoo has now hired Google to help with some of their advertising sales. I see the possibility for two names there. The obvious choices are Yahoogle and Goohoo. Which do you prefer?
I've been feeling pretty mellow lately, but Fox News' latest is just so irritating I have to comment. Usually I find their stuff to be so obviously slanted that it's not worth paying attention to, but they're really acting like a bunch of A-holes now. The "terrorist fist jab" was ludicrous and laughable. I do that with my friends all the time. Ken and I do it all the time. I've done it with my stepson! We do NOT have a little terrorist cell going on here at Nutwood, believe me. By airing such a ridiculous comment, Fox News is simply showing their ignorance of widely accepted behaviors, not to mention a complete and utter lack of even one iota of hipness.
Which was proven further by calling Michelle Obama "Obama's Baby Mama."
Okay. First of all, "baby mama" is an urban slang term for the woman with whom a man has had a child out of wedlock. The Obamas were married in 1992, their first daughter was born in 1998, and their second daughter in 2001. There is no "baby mama" applicable here.
Secondly, I find it extremely disrespectful to both Barack and Michelle Obama. They have been married for 16 years, and to attempt to characterize them in such a way is false, misleading, and just plain nasty.
Thirdly, I also find it extremely disrespectful to their two young daughters. They are essentially saying that the little girls are bastards! (If you recall, the literal definition of bastard is a child born out of wedlock.) I think I'll start going around and saying that Fox News called two innocent little girls bastards! How d'ya like that, Fox News? Pick on somebody your own size.
Finally, I find it very irritating when someone makes an attempt to sound "cool" by using current parlance...but uses it completely incorrectly. If you're going to throw a phrase like that around, use it in the correct context, okay? Hmm, someone at Fox News was a little sloppy in their research, eh?
Ugh. I'm turning on CNN.