Archive | August 4, 2006

Gender confusion

Okay, maybe I’m just way too picky but there are now 2 media items out there that are going to confuse the heck out of kids not familiar with farm animals.

One is that movie “Barnyard”. Hello! Male cows are not cows and DO NOT have udders. Male cows have penises (penium? no that would be neuter, anyway.) They are either bulls or steers, period, no udders.

Now a lot of small children will think male cows give milk?

And last night I saw a new Burger King add that had a rooster and 2 hens. The problem is those hens had MALE voices. So are these really dykey chickens?

On the other hand kids raised around farm animals are going to laugh at the stupidity of the media and marketing and never trust them again. That’s a way to build a savvy consumer. Show them the media is stupid.

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Having A Geek Moment!

How big a geek am I? I bought the “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Latin” so I can brush up on my Latin skills for FUN! Not for a class or because I need to because LATIN is Fun!

Semper ubi sub ubi

And yes I know it’s bad Latin but it’s still funny just like it was when I first learned it in ninth grade.

Translate this if you dare. It was the first thing we ever learned.

Mica, mica,Parva stella
Miror quaenam sis tam bella
Splendens e minus in illo
Alba velut gemma caelo
Mica, mica,Parva stella
Miror quaenam sis tam bella!

And not church Latin either! No soft C’s, good hard K sounds like they are supposed to be. Why do you thing the Germans had a Kaiser because it sounds the same as Caesar. Hard G’s too. So it’s Gaius (guh- long i – oos) Julius (hooleeoos) Caesar (k-long i – sar)