Monday, April 6, 2009

Annoying Trends

It's time for some complaining.

Here are words and phrases I'm tired of hearing:

Our New Economy
I hear this phrase every night on the news. What is "our new economy" anyway? Oh! They must mean the one that's in the tank? I guess "our new economy" sounds better than "our crappy hide-money-in-your-mattress-because-that's-the-only-place-it-will-be-safe economy."

Octo-Mom
I hope this woman's 15 minutes is up soon because I'm tired of hearing about her.

Bikini Body
Have you heard? Middle-aged ladies that used to be famous a really long time ago are getting their bikini bodies back. Evidently they lost them in the 80's and found them again by becoming spokespeople for weight-loss companies, hiring personal trainers and nutritionists, undergoing a professional make-over and photo-shoot, and having the resulting photos subjected to the greatest Photo Shop minds of this decade.

Overseas Contingency Operations
OK, I haven't really heard this one on the news, unless you count The Daily Show: Overseas Contingency Operations is what we used to call "The War on Terror." But "War on Terror" is so "George Bush." And "War on Terror" sounds scary and mean. So Obama and his team niced it up a little. I think they are also referring to terror attacks as "man-made disasters."

6 comments:

Senia said...

I have to say, I was sad to see Phylicia Rashad (Claire Huxtable) sink down to the diet-ad level.

Debbie said...

I am officially 100% out of touch!!! I didn't know any of these! However, you're still a great writer so I was entertained reguardless!

It sounds to me like you need another batch of peanut munchies! That will make you feel better (although it will interfere with your bikini body). ;)

shiguy4076 said...

HI I'm Megans friend. You are oh so funny.. ROFL I love reading your blog

Afton said...

Thanks Megan's Friend! I love getting comments. And I also love when people tell me I'm funny. :)

Angela and Kevin Taylor said...

I am so with you! I can't stand hearing about the oct-mom! What gives man? Do we really care that much that she chose to fire the nannies and that she's mad people keep following her around? Duh, she told everyone where she lived!

The whole economy/politics crap is another story! All I can say is it's so old!

I was hoping to see LOL in there somewhere, aren't you tired of that?

Afton said...

Angela, I thought you covered LOL quite well in your post. Maybe i should add a subject heading for it and a link to your blog.