I’m sure you’ve seen this dumb-ass ad from Mass Mutual…right?
Well, the premise is fundamentally dumb and what’s more—wrong. Why? Coz there’s not a single nekkid woman in sight. Anywhere. And lest you offer up “Well maybe he’s gay,” Gentle Reader, stop and think. I really don’t think you’d want to see the gay equivalent of nekkid women. We’re talking front of the mind here. Gay or straight, men tend to be the same in this regard.
I was gonna quote that ol’ “seven seconds” thing as proof of my “nekkid women” theory, until I found out it’s not true, assuming you believe a Snopes article written by a woman about how men think. I’m not sure I do. Well, Hell… let us not beat around the bush: No, I don’t believe it. At all. And then there’s this from “Frequently Asked Questions About Men” (which is where I think Mass Mutual
got stole the idea):
Q: Why do men only have one thing on their minds?
A: While technically correct, this statement is not strictly true. We may only be able to entertain one idea at a time but we do think of lots of other things besides sex, such as sports and beer. We also get hungry quite often.
The FAQ is technically true. But when it comes to what really lives “in the front of the (male) mind,” I’ll rely on my own personal experience, which is admittedly (a) anecdotal in the extreme and (b) inordinately influenced by the fact I haven’t touched anything soft in so long I’ve…oh, fuhgeddaboutit. You get the idea.
The commercials are still dumb. And wrong.
Speaking of sports… (we were, weren’t we?) the NHL season kicks off on Saturday with the first of two back-to-back (Sat & Sun) games between the reigning Stanley Cup champion Ducks and a less-than-worthy opponent, the LA Kings…in
. Yeah, that London … not the one in London or New Hampshire , or Connecticut , or somewhere up there. And the Brits are excited, as well they should be. I’ll miss the opener, as it’s not being televised on any network I get… but that’s OK with me. Saturdays are for football and I don’t need conflict in my life, thank you very much. But Sunday’s game is on teevee (if you get Versus, and I do). You know exactly where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing…even though the game begins at 1000 hrs., my time. So, no beer and no nekkid women. But lots of hockey! Rhode Island
Today’s Pic: I thought we might have a good sunset last night…and it started out well. Alas, the beginning was as good as it got. It began with pastel pinks and blues and then just sorta fizzled out altogether. Don’t get me wrong…this ain’t bad. Not every sunset (or sunrise) is all brilliant golds and reds. I like the pastels, too. This shot was taken directly behind El Casa Móvil De Pennington, looking west-northwest. That’s Eastern New Mexico U’s baseball field in the background, with ENMU married student housing to the left of the field. Not to mention the usual frickin’ wires.