I was watching t.v. the other day when I suddenly noticed what has to be the most demeaning event to be broadcast, no it's not The Miss America Pagent or Who want to be a Millionaire. The 126th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
It just sounds snooty doesn't it?
Not only does it look like a pain in the ass for the dogs, who appear as if they are being strangled by those little leashes, but it's hilarious to see how they are so pampered and made all foofy (yes thats a word). All of the dogs are seperated into a group based on what there general purpose is (i.e. working, toy, sporting, non-sporting). You get the idea.
Now, I got to thinking, what if the Miss America Pagent was similar to a dog show in that all of the contestants were seperated into the same groups. Can you imagine the working group? Would it be made up of prostitutes or just the average waitress? What about the non-sporting group? No wait, that would just be the Miss America Pagent. The toy group....I don't even want go to there.
There is one, and only one, difference between the Miss America Pagent and the Westminster Dog Show - the winner of one is rented out for sex afterward. I'm not saying which.
And as for dog show, I just watched "Best in Show" this weekend, all about a fictitious dog show. A very funny movie, I suggest you rent it now. Or better yet, rent "Spinal Tap" or "Waiting for Guffman," both written by the same team, and much funnier movies.
by mg at February 19, 2002 6:58 PM
whoa -- miss america pageant = westminster kennel club show. never thought of that before, but they are pretty much the same. the contestants have handlers & groomers that make them up into a caricature of what they started out to be, so they can strut their stuff for the judges, & afterward, the winners get rented out for sex -- or spokesmodel jobs -- same thing, right?
by kd at February 19, 2002 9:26 PM
Yeah, except the girls don't have to have their 'tails' handled for the photo shoot... what is up with that, already?
by jenn at February 19, 2002 10:50 PM