Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Granny Attack

This ad greeted me as I turned to page 4 of the Washington Post Express this morning.


That's what I thought.

Why did I think this?

Because I'm old.

I bet if there were any 15 year olds out there reading this, they were probably all "whatev" cause they see this kind of stuff all the time.

The same thing happened to me recently when I saw a music video during a class presentation. I didn't even know there were music videos anymore. And then this thing with bare asses (women's asses, mind you. no men's asses) all over everywhere grinding up against stuff. WTF?!

It's not that I'm a prude or particularly innocent or anything. It's just that I thought there were some sort of basic boundaries floating around out there.

I guess I'm being sort of hypocritical because if it were a piece of art (the ad, not the video), I'd find it all edgy and bold. But on page 4 of the paper, I found it mildly traumatizing.

It's a new sign in a long line of aging indicators - like my plethora of gray hairs and penchant for Murder She Wrote.

When I was about 18, my mom went on a tyrade about my Victoria's Secret catalogs and how they would've been wrapped in plastic covering when she was growing up - "I mean, they're basically porn!" And I was all "whatev."

Of course, she was over 40 at the time. This does not bode well for me.


Virgin In The Volcano said...

When you're watching Angela Landsbury, that's the end of the line.

(In)Sanity Gal said...

I was afraid of that. And yet I can't stop. I do love her so.

Mrs. G. said...

I think you would have felt much better about the music video if there had been men's asses in it too. Equal opportunity ass is an important social issue.

(In)Sanity Gal said...

Oh my god. Mrs. G just commented on my blog. Be. still. my. heart.

the babe said...

One nice thing about this ad: the girl in it has a normal body size. She's not super thin and all tanned and airbrushed. Not that she's fat either, just that she has a normal curvy body. Even though I probably would have been at least mildly surprised that an ad like this was in the Washington Express, I'm glad that it shows a "real woman" in it. Way to go Westwood Gardens.

(In)Sanity Gal said...

hey babe - fancy meeting you here. :)
i think it's because of the whole full-bodied amenities thing. but yeah, i say props to 'em!

Trannyhead said...

I'm all *shrug* about it. Then again - I'm 27. But I'm all WTF about stuff when I'm with my toddler. Especially when stupid teenagers curse (and yes, I do tell them to stop).

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