Oh my!! I needed a great, big laugh tonight! Thanks! This is more than way too funny.
November 09, 2006 at 08:45 PM
BOB BOB BOB BOB BOB BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!
You owe me a new computer monitor. My wife just threw the living room couch through the screen after viewing this video.
Any spelling mistakes are purely the result of not being able to see much through the shattered shell that was once a reasonable decent monitor, which deserved a better fate.
November 09, 2006 at 10:14 PM
I really adore kittens, too.
November 09, 2006 at 10:32 PM
Oh, my gosh! I actually remember those days (in the '50's). Now you know why we rebelled in the 60's. It all started going down hill for men when we obtained the right to vote. Women sure had their work cut out for them in the last century!
Glad we straightened that out!
November 10, 2006 at 09:26 AM
Bob, I especially like the effects of education on a woman's brain. I never realized it caused beard growth but it makes perfect sense to me.
I don't like kittens, though. Does that make me bad? :-) Maybe I have had too much education?
But, seriously, this is funny because it rings true for some. My husband and I went out to dinner with another couple once. We were all talking about the economy (I have an accounting background and my husband has a degree in economics and business). The wife, who was a beautiful woman inside and out and was such an example of hospitality and godliness to me, added a thought to the conversation. Her husband snapped at her and told her that the conversation was "too high over her head" and then he told her that she should stick to other subjects that don't tax her brain. What she said was very insightful. My husband was seriously disturbed and I could see it on his face. The woman fought back the tears and the rest of the dinner was absolutely ate in strained silence. My husband grabbed my hand under the table and squeezed it and told the woman he appreciated her comments and that what she said made perfect sense.
I am truly thankful for men like my husband. He is my biggest supporter and he has never looked down on me. God has blessed me with a husband who honors me and appreciates my brain as well as what else I have to offer.
OTOH, my dad was like the men in the video. He was less refined than the men, he was more like Archie Bunker in his delivery. But, it was still the same mentality. He once told me that he wish God would have made women with a flat head so he could rest his beer on it. I can't tell you what the other reason was that he wished she had a flat head but it went along with her hold his beer while she performed another task in the ways of Song of Solomon. I was about 13 when he told me this.
And because this attitude is real and many of us have grown up in its shadow, the church would do well to be sensitive to that fact and not dismiss people's concerns as the rantings of frumpy feminists.
Whatever happened to compassion and understanding? I see those two concepts are alive and well on this blog and reading through the posts on this blog have been a healing balm for me.
November 10, 2006 at 11:21 AM
Thanks corrie- I really appreciate you saying that. I struggle to show the gentleness and respect that everyone deserves- my tendency is to be sharp and witty, rather than compasionate and understanding.
But having people affirm the good we do does much more to move us towards better action than people pointing out our failings, so, thank you for helping me in that regard!
Glad the blog-read has been good for you!
November 10, 2006 at 01:33 PM
ahhhh the joys of the comic talent of Harry Enfield!
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November 11, 2006 at 01:10 AM
Bob. That was hilarious. Just discovered this blog tonight. I'll have to visit again.
November 12, 2006 at 04:10 AM
Please dedicate to the Baylys -- they've already taken it to heart.
It was great. Reminded me once again to be thankful that I came from a family that expected higher education for women: grandmother -- Wellsley, class of 1908; great-aunt, Wheaton, class of 1919; mother -- Wheaton, class of 1941; me -- Wheaton, class of 1969.
Oh yes, the men all attended too.
November 12, 2006 at 03:07 PM
Sweet. I've plundered this video and posted it on my blog. Thanks for leaving your keys in the car.
November 15, 2006 at 01:36 AM
Hey, it started long ago but it really came to a climax when the planes and ships had to be built to beat the Japs and Huns (terms used then). Women worked in horrible conditions and never complained because their work may save their brother or husband. What amazed the world was the quality of their output with very little training.
Most do not know this, but most of the Venona code breakers were women in their 20's.
Real men love smart women. :)
December 02, 2006 at 06:44 PM
Let's see if I can communicate this properly...I agree that was funny. I agree real men love smart women. I don't even feel the need to defend a woman's right to think and participate -- it's so obvious.
But as a Christian, (and my husband shows me this same courtesty) I have no desire to open my mouth and spout my big brain in disagreement if it might discourage or embarrass my husband or anyone else for that matter. Like in anything else, it's a matter of preferring one another...thinking not every man on his own things, but every man on the things of others...taming the tounge...or as the world would say, "pick your battles."
Neat blog. Unfortunately, you've been linked to a scandalous "food fight" over in the comment section of Ministry Watchman.
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December 02, 2006 at 09:33 PM
Food fight, eh? Based on the idea that a woman should not venture far from home until married, I'd say that Doug Philips is a bit nutty...
December 02, 2006 at 09:42 PM
"Oh, my gosh! I actually remember those days (in the '50's). Now you know why we rebelled in the 60's. It all started going down hill for men when we obtained the right to vote. Women sure had their work cut out for them in the last century! Glad we straightened that out!"
And we are glad you did, Jane! We younger ones often forget how hard our mothers and grandmothers had to fight for what we have. We owe you a big thank you. In the immortal words of Virginia Slims, "You've come a long way, baby!"
December 03, 2006 at 07:08 AM
"Hey, it started long ago but it really came to a climax when the planes and ships had to be built to beat the Japs and Huns (terms used then)."
Lin, my grandma worked in Plastics and Plexiglass in an airplane factory in WW2. Her job was to rebuild the cockpits of damaged planes and then send them back out for duty. I went with her to a Rosie the Riveter Association meeting a few years back and those ladies are darn proud of what they did!
December 03, 2006 at 07:15 AM
Bob, thanks for posting the above link. It certainly looks like the above spoof is pretty spot-on when it comes to how many think.
The above is a real film that will be released in the summer of 2007. If you go to the monstrousregiment.com you can see some info on the film. This is being produced by the Gunn bros. and it is heralded by Doug Phillips.
I am appallled that they would take the misguided and ignorant comments about women from John Knox and base a movie on it and call it "truth". As for women being able to vote being "monstrous", Doug Phillips and others think so.
December 03, 2006 at 08:25 AM
Grafted, I do agree with you and I am glad you stated that this goes both ways. Do you feel that the lady in the comedy spot embarassed her husband by sharing her opinion?
December 03, 2006 at 08:32 AM
Bob, I had a small concern sending it over to you, but who's to know? glad you like the u-tube!
December 03, 2006 at 11:16 PM
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