Saturday, February 23, 2008

Light Sabers and Tampons

After a week of coughs and sniffles, a full moon, and the threat of giant snakes, today just seems like a Monty Python kind of day to me. Comic relief. Yeah, that's what we need around here.

Have a Happy Saturday! *Disclaimer: Every time I say "have a happy" whatever any more, I think of those tacky, vapid commercials for feminine hygiene products that exhort women to "Have a happy period!" Yeah, right. And that reminds me of my latest peeve with feminine hygiene products on parade on TV. It's the one attempting to guilt women into buying a particular brand of pad to help young ladies in Africa. The claim is that the young ladies in question are missing a week of school per month because they have no feminine hygiene products. Puh-leeze! I'm pretty sure that ever since the first woman had her first period, women have known what to do about it. You can make a pad out of leaves if you have to. Women always have it covered. And then ... they invented tampons. Trust me, nobody's missing a week of her life for lack of a particular brand of pad. Duh.


G-Man said...

ARRRRGHHHH...No Sound!!!
Do you do this to see how NONPLUSSED I can get..?

Fortunately...I know this Movie well!!

"tis but a scratch"
'A scratch? Your arm is off'..
"No it isn't"
"I've had worse"

"...Eees no ordinary rabbit, ees a Killa!"

And my all time favorite line.....
"I fart, in your general direction!"

Of course the very first sanitary product was...
Kotex..Multi-Obsorbant Banana Leaves!!
(make sure to have the blue line out)

have a great day..Non-Plusser!!!

snowelf said...

I agree SJ! And I hate to sound cold hearted, but even in the pioneer days of non modern convenience, they had it under control. I certainly don't mind contributing, but I don't like to be guilted into things either. And I just feel like there are better charities--like the AIDS campaign, and world hunger, medical supplies, and badger population control and stuff.


snowelf said...

ROFL! G-man!!

Serena Joy said...

Yeah, G, but you have to admit you like it when I nonplus you.:D Luckily, you already know the dialogue, so all is not lost. And it's some damn funny dialogue.:)

Inquiring minds want to know how you know so much about that blue line. You have a great day, too. I'll be busy nonplussing.:-)

Yeah, Snow, it's ALWAYS been under control. There are charities that need our money more. And I don't mind contributing my milk money to worthwhile programs like badger control and shrimp eradication.:-)

Mona said...

Serena, there may not be a dearth of hygiene products but Women DO have a week off in some places.

In India, some of the upper caste Hindus do not let the women touch anything or do any work since they are considered to be impure in those days. They are even served food on their room. So its a ' blessing in disguise kind of a holiday' for them .

No such luck here ...

Charles said...

That has to be one of my favorite scenes in the funniest movie I've ever seen in my life, still. That they made it into a StarWars spoof is a stroke of genius.

I'm not going to buy any of the products in question, but if I had the need, it wouldn't be based upon their BS claims.

I don't think you need worry about the shrimp eradication, I think environmental considerations (or inconsiderations) are taking care of that, in Florida's panhandle region, anyway. It hasn't been long ago they were talking about it on the news, part of the problem is that Georgia needs the water that feeds the river where much of the shrimping is taking place. Shades of my story's environmental tack.

Serena Joy said...

I think that holds true in a number of cultures, Mona. To me, it's astonishing that in this day and age menstruating women would be considered "sick" and "unclean." I've never gotten a holiday out of it; just headaches and crankiness.:)

It is, indeed, a brilliantly funny piece done with a stroke of genius, Charles.

I heard about that river water brouhaha, but I wasn't aware of the shrimping issue. These are strange times we're living in.:)

Pink said...

ya...just what we need...more landfills filled with pampers and tampax.

have a happy d


It hurts when you smack me upside the head!

Anonymous said...

it's the
range of material here
that keeps 'em coming back
again and again

snakes one day
snake oil sales the next

hugs & kisses to serena

¤ ¤ ¤


Roxan said...

I'm quite sure in some warehouse they have tons of the old fashioned extra long medieval pads that had to be worn with an elastic contraption or safety pinned to your underwear. They ought to send those to Africa.
Mona also makes an excellent point about different cultures and how they believe when it comes to that issue.

Little Wing said...

A week off?????
A seven day week off?
And they are complaining?????!!!!!

Serena Joy said...

Oh, damn, Pinks, was that you I smacked upside the head? I'm sorry! My aim is getting worse and worse. Have a Happy-Happy!:)

LOL, /t. I never know where my head is going to lead me. Why, if I could only get my hands on the "right" snake oil, I could die rich. Wouldn't that be a hoot?:D

Yikes, Roxan, I remember those medieval monstrosities and the devices of torture required to hold 'em up. The Taliban would love to get their hands on those.:)

I doubt the women themselves are complaining, LW. I think it's more a case of Madison Avenue would have us believe they are. I wouldn't mind a week's vacation every month, though.:)

VE said...

That is one of my favorite video clips.

Oh...and I hate it when I don't have a pad........Why I was just trying to write down my grocery list just the other day and couldn't find a pad. I had to starve for an entire week!

Serena Joy said...

VE, it's been my experience that Kotex Lightdays work best for grocery lists. Or ... you could just get one of those little pocket memo recorders. Sure beats wandering the aisles with a vacant stare and starving for the next week.:)

Hale McKay said...

A very funny video indeed. I agree with Charles about the clever melding of the Stars Wars light sabre fighting with that funny Monty Python bit.

Not to non-plus the G-man, but I thought the line was

"Just a mere flesh wound."

Anonymous said...


Corn Dog said...

Great video clip.

And there's a reason I never watch TV. That be it.

G-Man said...

I'm lookin for Bob, and I'm still on Cooter Cleansing???

Wake up sleepyhead!!!

Serena Joy said...

I agree, Mike. It's a funny, funny video; a real classic.:)

Thanks, /t.:)

I don't blame you, CD. That kind of stuff does make you want to junk the TV.:)

I'm up, G, and so's Bob.:D