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Betty White was AWESOME on snl–now it’s Carol Burnett’s turn! ~.m. by maria b.

there’s a facebook campaign to get Carol Burnett to host SNL. i’ve seen re-runs of the Carol Burnett Show and her performances in some movies, and she is fucking brilliant. guaranteed her SNL would be at least as good as Betty White’s. sign up for the group and make it happen!

are people this lazy? are people this stupid?? ~.m. by maria b.

the claim: the pump on your soap dispenser harbors germs! ewwwwww!

the problem: you touch the pump, and the germs on it, when you dispense the soap to wash your icky hands! whatever shall you do?!?

the “solution”: this (presumably) battery-powered Lysol touchless soap dispenser will give you the antibacterial soap you need for your disgusting, disease-filled, germ-spreading hands without you having to touch a gross soap dispenser. it’s only 4 times more expensive than your old dispenser (batteries not included), uses more soap per “pump” and uses more batteries that are hardly ever disposed of properly. ta-da!

it’s perfect!

HOWEVER: has anyone realized that this is redundant with the use of any antibacterial soap? if you’re using antibacterial soap to wash your hands, why the FUCK do you need a touchless soap dispenser? the soap will kill the bacteria on your hands no matter what you touched before you lather up–INCLUDING the soap dispenser. did ANYONE at Lysol think of this? do the advertising and Lysol executives think people are that stupid? ARE people that stupid? UGH, Amurrikuh.

the best rebuttal for the tebow super bowl ad: facts. ~.m. by maria b.

regardless of the plot behind the benign-looking ads themselves, the facts behind Pam Tebow’s extremely touching (/sarcasm) story–the facts about the risks of her pregnancy–are not rosy. this article at Slate points out that a significant portion of the women who made the same choice as Pam Tebow are not around to make commercials about their dangerous pregnancies and defiance of doctors’ advice because they, like the doctors warned they might, actually died.

sorry to be grim, but that’s the reality. the details of the Tebows’ story are in the article, but the gist of it is this: the stories of the many people who gambled and lost when they made the same decision as Pam Tebow do not get to tell their story because they’re, you know, deceased. just because one lady got lucky, lived through her risky pregnancy and had a healthy baby who then also defied the odds and won a Heisman trophy and will, in all likelihood, play in the NFL doesn’t mean that’s how all risky pregnancies play out.

they might as well have made a commercial about how everybody who buys a lottery ticket wins millions of dollars every time. or even $10 every time. sheesh. irresponsible, but hey, what do you expect from Focus on the Family?