Saturday, December 12, 2009

“Jane, You Ignorant Slut” - SNL

Okay. I shouldn't have to explain sarcasm or my jokes, even if they aren't that funny, but apparently I do. In my last blog, I referred to the t-shirts sported by many exhibitors at cat shows as "slutty garments". The phrase on the t-shirt states "Sleeps with Cats". The intent of having this stated on a shirt is to get attention (and sell shirts) because of what it insinuates. The human meaning of "sleeping with" is a phrase also commonly used in human relationships. For example: Tiger Woods has reportedly slept with many women. One could say that Tiger is a slut. If I wore a Nike golf shirt, I could now refer to that as a "slutty garment" given the recent news events.

The double meaning to the statement "Sleeps with Cats" is also to give the wearer the chance to proclaim her love of having cats surround her at all times, even in bed. We cat ladies are a diverse group from many walks of life, but have an undeserved public image of being frumpy, frazzled, middle-aged women who hoard cats….not exactly what you'd think of as slutty. Like I said, I shouldn't have to explain it…..maybe I'll be more careful from now on, but probably not.

3 comments:

  1. "We cat ladies"?!

    Are you officially referring to yourself as a cat lady now?

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  2. I'm a few other things as well, but I can't deny the obvious.

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  3. NEVER be more careful! One reason I read your Blog is because you speak your mind and are not politically correct or bland. I remember well, "Jane, you ignorant slut!" and laughed unroariously every time I heard it!

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