Tuesday, June 5, 2007

That word...

...I do not think it means what you think it means.

So I'm looking at an Oriental Trading catalogue. The ENTIRE thing is devoted to "patriotic" products.

Aside from the fact that seeing "patriotic" splashed all over a catalogue is pretty annoying, I keep seeing this sentence:

This [insert item name here] will make any [insert activity here] patriotic!


It'll make the party love its country? Or make the game sing the praises of our constitution? I'd like to see that. Truly. So maybe I'll buy some of your "Stars and Stripes Kick Balls" (sounds dirty...like racking someone in the name of the Constitution, which doesn't sound like a bad idea, except that it will probably be viewed as terrorism, and though I'm probably already on the "watch" list for having an opinion, adding to that with physical assault probably wouldn't be a good idea), throw a party, and WATCH THE PATRIOTISM FLY!

As an aside, when the hell did I become so cynical?


Babs RN said...

...when the hell did I become so cynical?

Probably when you became so observant. Join the club! :)

Squeaky Wheel said...

Then I've been cynical my whole life, because I've always been pointing out the obvious to people who can't see the forest for the trees. :-)