Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Nice Oolong


I heard a super funny thing yesterday but I didn't think it was fair to the talker to share it with the whole internet. Today she gave me permission to share, as long as I didn't link directly to her mom's e-mail or anything, and thus I was able to jump on a bandwagon. Let's hope MAB doesn't think any less of me.

First just make sure you're familiar with this conservative protest movement.

Yesterday I was at work and my friend's phone rings. It's her mom. My friend is a socially liberal but somewhat physically conservative lesbian (not especially relevant in general but does make the story a little funnier). Her mother is similar without the lesbian part. I hear that it's her mom on the phone. I go to the kitchen. I return to hear her telling her mom "Just GOOGLE it! It's not like you don't have google? I'm just going to send you a link." I go the ladies' room and when I come back I hear giggling and, "No, like you'd, you know, dunk it in hot water?" I laughed so hard I had to sit down.

Apparently mom had been listening to Rachel Maddow, as she often does, and didn't understand the jokes.

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  1. Anderson Cooper said it, too.
    There's a video on the Huffington Post. H-I-Larious.

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  2. Do you mean fiscally conservative?

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  3. No, actually I don't, I mean conservative about some bodily things.

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  4. Okay, I'm going to go out and admit that, before all this dumbass hoo-ha started, I'd never even HEARD of teabagging. Frankly, I don't see the appeal, but that's just me, I suppose.

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  5. I don't expect that everyone would have heard about it but since there's a whole episode of Sex & the City about it I feel as though it is at least mainstream-adjacent. I'm just sort of flabbergasted that in a (loosely termed) movement that purports to be national there's not ONE person who knew what it was and spoke up to say, "Uh....this...we probably want to call it something else." Maybe they thought it was something only creeps and pervs knew about/engaged in/liked so they figured it wouldn't matter, I don't know. I'm a sucker for a filthy joke, though, so I'm quite enjoying the whole deal.

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  6. i'm conservative? really? huh, you learn something new every day...

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  7. I didn't mean it as a bad thing. Maybe the word isn't right. You don't talk about this category of subject as a general rule. You leave that mess to me and your brother. :)

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  8. hmm, maybe it's more like i'm the straight man (ha) to you and my brother...

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  9. she's the straight man to me too, i guess.

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  10. I keep trying to think of some clever response but every time I read her comments I start laughing again and I'm useless.

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  11. I'm so glad neither of my parents asked me to explain that one.

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