Thursday, February 14, 2008
I'm not going to lie, I curse all of the time, even, or especially, when it's unnecessary.
But even I have my limits as to which words I toss around without a care and those I never say. Ever. EVER. I'm girding my loins so that I can even type this one word inparticular...cunt. There, I tapped it out. Guess who blurted this word out this morning on the Today Show? No, not the dark lord Dick Cheney. It was Jane Fonda. She was on with Eve Ensler discussing The Vagina Monologues and all of the sudden she dropped the c-bomb. Meredith Vierio (how the hell do you spell her last name? nevermind) looked like she was going to pee herself a little bit. Of course they cut to commercial and when the show came back Meredith issued a lengthy apology on behalf of Fonda, the show, the network, the space program, Santa and the free world outside of our galaxy.
I love Jane Fonda, I really do. She was my first celebrity crush. My sister and I used to watch The Million Dollar Movie (back when a million dollars was really something) and one day after school while we were doing our homework 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They' was on and I was transfixed. The movie was nothing great, but Jane sure caught my attention. Then my mother actually noticed what we were watching and made us change the channel (to The Twilight Zone, probably).
Anyway, Jane, if you're reading this, and I know you are, don't sweat it. Yeah, the c-word is harsh, even by my low standards, but it's not like you've started a war based on carefully crafted lies or anything.