Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Open letter to whoever it is that created the Jack Bauer Damn It! reel :

Thank you thank you thank you. Anyone who has watched 24 with me knows that I wait for the damn it. I anticipate them and shout it whenever I think a damn it might be coming. I LOVE the Jack Bauer damn it. This is perhaps the greatest thing ever.

Solitarily yours,
Bitter Amanda

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I Am...Ridiculous?

Have you seen this Burger King commercial? They’ve taken the classic female-empowerment anthem “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy and transformed it into an anthem about…burgers.
Actually, it’s about rejecting anything that isn’t inherently manly. Like quiche. This has been seen before in ad campaigns, like the
Miller Lite “Man Law” ads. I think those are some of the funniest ads on tv—they support the same cause as Burger King, only, you know…they’re more clever.
Now, I am totally on board with this whole “reclaiming masculinity” crusade. I’m not looking for a man who wants to go shopping with me. I’m looking for a man who goes shopping with me because he feels obligated to go! Who fears my nagging if he says no! Who goes with the hope of me sleeping with him because of it! You know, the old-fashioned way.
My real issue with this Burger King ad is that they seem to have compared equality for women with driving mini-vans. I didn’t realize that men were feeling unheard and unseen. Imagine my surprise when a man burned his underwear in this ad. I guess…I guess that’s kind of like women burning their bras? What exactly is he protesting with this move? I just don’t get it.
Burger King, you may be hungry, incorrigible, and man, but I think you’re putting your issues too high on a pedestal. Come on, just eat the quiche and know that it earns points with your lady. Just like generations of men before you.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Correction. Dammit.

I hate having to correct myself--nobody likes saying, "Hey everyone! I was WRONG." But here I am.
I once said that I'd be flattered by any song that was written for me, regardless of quality and sentiment. I appreciate effort.
But WOW do I ever stand corrected. Have you heard the song "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder?? I would be so pissed if that was for me! I would not be having that, thank you very much. Poor girl. Lips of an angel? Really? Was that the best you could come up with? Hey Hinder, shut up. Shut your whiney mouths and come up with a more creative compliment. Oh, and next time please write a song that will not drive me crazy if it's stuck in my head for more than 38 seconds. Thanks.