Good clean fun..

One of the things that I’ve been getting at least a little bit of enjoyment from lately is a bit of culture-jamming.

I have subscribed to a couple of the especially egregious conservative ‘mail-your-congressmen’ lists – and whenever they send out a request, I go to their site, edit the email so it says what I want it to say, and then send it. Somehow this is more fun than doing it through the liberal lists.. I get this feeling of subverting the system…

Their latest whine is about the sexual nature of recent Carls Jr. ads. Now I in general hate advertising, and so I haven’t actually *seen* the ads in question, but I have to ask: what sexually themed ad could possibly be worse than, for example, ‘Cops’? In terms of messages being sent, violence seems a far far worse one to me than sexuality, and I think it’s truly sick that there are so many people out there that disagree.

Then again, I’m oversensitive to violence. I’m still having trouble with various violent incidents that occured in my past – some of them in my *distant* past, others more recent – I don’t really understand why I’m not just completely over them, and it’s upsetting to me that I can’t just be appropriately manly, or at the very least forget them. But I think I do have to recognize that I am much more affected by violence than the average human and so probably I abhor certain types of violence inĀ  fiction (i.e. the characters on Friends [or any number of other sitcoms] hitting each other) much more than most people do.

On the third paw, I read a book a while ago about abused men which had some astonishing statistics in it [of course, anyone can lie with statistics] so perhaps i’m not as alone as i think I am.

One Response to “Good clean fun..”

  1. Cori Says:

    You’re not as alone as you think.

    I think your sensitivity is one of your more endearing qualities. It’s kind of funny. I KNOW how pacifist you are, but it surprises me on occasion.

    I think you sending the letters with your own wording from the opposite side’s pages is awesome. That’s some genius thinking!

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