Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How Stereotypical

You know what I hate? Those commercials and shows that depict the bumbling husband with the all-knowing wife who has to clean up or fix his debacle. How stereotypical. Or how about the PMS nagging wife that the poor fella must tolerate? How stereotypical.

I know, you think you're beyond that. You're more sophisticated. You don't stereotype.

But the gnomes are suspcious and they want to test you. Answer these as quickly as possible...


Guy or Gals desk?

Guy or Gals bedroom?


See...not quite as simple to stop stereotyping as you might think!

Let's try some more...

Which car is the guys and which is the gals?





Which activity will the guys probably do and which activity will the gals probably do?

Who came home from the DVD rental store with these movies...the guy or the gal?

Don't kid yourself...stereotyping just is...

40 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Whew DIA, this is getting close.

Mrsupole said...

Lighting farts from your butt is fun until you get your ass burned. I'm just saying that it is fun to watch, and yup I am stereotyping that I have never done it. But I will watch it again and again to laugh my ass off at the butt burning.

Stupid ass burning is as stupid ass burning does.

God bless.

And this is a continuation of comment #1

subby said...

@ Mrsupole, watch the movie "Fandango" and FF to the drive-in scene...

Dunno what's worse VE, stereotyping or profiling...and ...um...that was me coming out of the video store, heh...

Collette said...

OK, I guessed that these are all yours, right VE? Not judging. Just, uh, making an observation. Because it was a trick question, right? Or are you just trying to drive us crazy this early in the morning? Oh well, it's a short drive for me!

Beth said...

Stereotypes are like clich├ęs – some of their origins lie in the truth.
But I would never, ever drive around in a pink car!

Kurt said...

Both him and her are capable of psychologically manipulating the other for the course of an entire relationship.

Roy Scribner said...

Pretty sure I know the answer to the DVD movie one, since I threw up a little bit in my mouth, at the thought of having to watch those.

VE said...

Mrsupole – You were still nearly an hour ahead of anyone else today…

Subby – Fandango? You mean those paper sacks that sell movie tickets made a movie?

Collette – How’d you know that was my bedroom?

Beth – Me neither! I’d walk before I did that…

Kurt – Ha! Excellent point…so you’re basically saying the definition of relationship is manipulation…

Roy – Armageddon comes when somebody makes a sequel that fuses those two movies into one…

Elizabeth said...

I want that bedroom!!

Quirkyloon said...

Heh, heh, heh.

Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could be? I could fly higher than a mountain, For you are the wind beneath my wings.

Fly!

Fly!

So high against the sky!

*sobbing*

Just THE best movie ever made!

*sobbing*

LadyCat said...

I don't like those shows with the nagging wife either. The nagging really gets on my nerves.

JenJen said...

I like this post, VE. Personally I think the Corvette desk is bitchin'

subby said...

VE, you didn't know? Heh, heh...

sarah said...

I don't know....give me the Vette desk, only in red...just sayin'

ReformingGeek said...

Who is more likely to start a mommy blog?

Isn't a nag a horse?

Do you want to be riding a horse with PMS?

padraig said...

Most stereotypes are generally somewhat true. What makes them stereotypes is not their factual nature, but their implied causal context.

"Girls have pink bedrooms (because pink is a girly color and no manly man likes pink!)"

"Boys like lighting their farts (because boys are generally amused by bodily functions because men are always more immature than women!)"

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I like fireworks, hate scrapbooking and would never watch either of those chick flicks. That pink overload room gives me the willies. I also think the car desk is tres cool! Holy Crap! I think I might really be a guy!

VE said...

Elizabeth – Sold…to the female from Alaska!

Quirkyloon – You couldn’t resist…could you! Doh!

Ladycat – Only the nagger can tolerate nagging…

Jenjen – It’s true…a couple of them could swing the other way. How’d you know I had a pink car and watch Beaches in my pajamas?

Subby – I did not know!

Sarah – I agree…I think if you’re going to have a Vette desk, it should come in “Speeding Ticket” red…

Reforminggeek – You mean I should shut down my secret mommy blog?

Padraig – That last little bit…the wifey-poo put you up to that, didn’t she?

Perpetual chocoholic – Do you have tools in the garage? Did you play video games for two hours straight last night? Did you drink out of the milk carton when nobody was looking? Is there lint in your belly button? These are a few more warning signs…

CatLadyLarew said...

I regularly fire off Roman candles from my butt cheeks. What does that say about me?

aladdinsane12 said...

sometimes stereotypes are good. i mean, if i ever came home to my guy watching "beaches" and weeping, it's over.

Jaime said...

since you're asking, the corvette is in the middle of a woman's office - the rest of the office is full of frilly pink knickknacks to offset the masculine desk. and the pink barbie doll motif is really in the closet of some super manly sports star.

did i pass the gnomes' test?

Megan said...

Sigh. I guess I'll always be single.

Annie Ha said...

The guy totally picked Steel Magnolias over Beaches.

The Incredible Woody said...

I am such a guy...

Bonnie the Boss said...

The lighting of the bottle rockets in and of itself is a gender neutral activity. But the butt cheeks clinches it, BOY! No girl that I know would.
I bet there are some women on People of Walmart that would.

Bonnie the Boss said...

BTW, I HATE both of those movies!

VE said...

Catladylarew – It says you might have some serious candle calluses…

Aladdinsane12 – Good for you…because that’s just not pretty…

Jaime – You know those pesky gnomes…they’ll just tell you there is no passing grade…

Megan – You could find the guy with the pink collection…

Annie ha – Given the choice between them…I’d kill myself…

Incredible woody – See…that’s why stereotyping is bad…

Bonnie – The people of Walmart would have a Pinto desk…

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Yes to everything except the belly button lint. I can't abide that;-)And don't tell anybody I drink out of the milk carton okay?

Janna said...

OMG! OMG, I love the Corvette desk!
I even like the color.

And I love that freaky green car next to the ugly pink one.
The only thing is, that front bumper hangs down so low that it would scrape all the road kill and push it along as I drove.

We have a lot of road kill here in Michigan.

All I'd have to do is run into about 7 raccoons, 4 skunks, 2 deer, and 3 rabbits, and the load would be too heavy to push anymore.

And don't even get me started on the squirrels.

On the bright side, I could always save the road kill and get it stuffed and set it next to my Corvette desk.

The Silver Fox said...

I liked the fact that the writers of "My Best Friends's Wedding" obviously said, "Ohmigod! This is a definite chick flick! We've just cut out half of our potential audience!" So they threw in a car chase so husbands and boyfriends would go see it with their wives and girlfriends.

secret agent woman said...

I am all woman and yet, I didn't like either of those movies, as a kid I'd have liked the car desk and hated all the pink crap, would definitely taken the cool green car over the pink one and wouldn't scrap book if you paid me. The only stereotype here that I fit is that I think that firecracker thing is absolutely gross.

Gladys said...

You know the guy brought home the movie with boobs on the cover.

lime said...

ok, you have a point but i want the green car. the pink one would make me OD on estrogen.

VE said...

Perpetual chocoholic – You mean I gotta take down that YouTube video of you with the milk carton? Aww shucks…

Janna – You do have a lot of road kill. Are you sure you’re actually using roads up there?

Silver fox – Stripper poles are a lower budget option too!

Secret agent woman – I’m glad you’re all woman. I know if the wife-poo hadn’t been all woman, that would have been a deal breaker. Hairy chests or butts was not on my “let it slide” list when dating…

Gladys – It’s the only consolation to having to pick up either of those movies…

Lime – But you could sing “I feel pretty…” in it…

Pranayama mama said...

I seriously came home with both of these movies once right after the hubby had his wisdom teeth out. I'm not sure he's ever forgiven me.

Since that day, he's allowed (read: encouraged) to choose the movies!

C said...

HAHAHA! Oh, boy! I used to think I didn't stereotype! I guess you proved me wrong with this post! ;p

This post cracked me up. Thanks for the laughs, VE!

VE said...

Pranayama mama - That is cruel and unusual punishment. Of course my gnomes give you two thumbs up...

c - You went for the firecracker lighting, didn't you?

gab said...

I wont shot the rockets from my butt cheks but I will shot them off. I dont like pink so I would never own any car or anything else pink. my favorite colors are blue and purple. as for those moves it could be guys....gay ones

VE said...

gab - I don't even think gay men would get those movies...

Chris C said...

How much is that Corvette desk? I so want to buy it.