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{Saturday, January 08, 2005 . I don't appreciate spankings.}

Oh, my Lord. I was freaking robbed. I went 4-1-3 in prelims. Didn't break.

For those of you not hip to the lingo, that means that I competed thrice, each time against a different group of six speakers. The first time, I got fourth out of six. The second time, I got first out of six. The third time, I got third out of six. Bull-freaking-shit. The chick who gave me a three gave no explanation as to why, and the chick who gave me a four was a completely ignorant slut. A quote from my first round critique sheet: "Isn't the word 'suffering' a bit much? I mean, they're just animals." I wanted to kill her. And that's saying a lot, since I won't kill animals, and they are, after all, 'just animals.' Fuck you.

So I shant be posting my speech. I'm sure you're disappointed. But what else can I write about?

I know. I was watching Dateline NBC or some shit like that with my mother last night (after I blogged), and they were reporting on this gadget show in Las Vegas. There were laptops and digital cameras and iPods and stuff like that - stuff that pretty much anyone would be able to use. So then this fucking young blonde anchor comes on and says something to the effect of, "But in past years, one key group that the gadget show has failed to target is women. That's why GE has come out with this high-tech OVEN." I was speechless. I turned to my militant feminist of a mother and just stared at her for a moment. "Did they honest to God just say that?" I asked.

That's absolutely disgusting. It's like they're saying, "We have these laptops and MP3 players, but what would a woman do with those? All a woman needs is a good oven and a nice sturdy vacuum cleaner and some place to squirt out babies."

FUCK YOU, NBC!!!!!!!!

I'm so angry about this. Sometime when I have more energy, remind me to expound on this point a little. Right now, I have to go brush my teeth.

posted at 10:48 PM by Alison


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