Sunday, November 23, 2008

the rally monkey likes to read on the can.

Recent Can Reading (which I encounter on the windowsill by the toilet after they are, umm, officially selected) have included The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, Skateboarding Today, and European Cars.

Today, I sat down to notice a new selection: He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know. Jessica Valenti, I think perhaps you need to rethink your subtitle!

13 comments:

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Who puts those selections on the window sill?

We have a basket beside the throne, with selections like the Ikea Catalogue and yesterday's newspaper.

Reader's Digest is a good choice.

Ulysses said...

I think a subtitle that most would prefer to see would be:

"... 49 names and phone numbers."

Melanie Avila said...

I can't believe that's actually the subtitle. It makes its point, but sheesh.

Haste yee back ;-) said...

That's WHAT'S wrong!

I put the magazines in the commode...

and sit on the basket!

(I get it now, Sweetheart)!


Haste yee back ;-)

Anonymous said...

Time, Newsweek, Smithsonian, National Georgraphic. One should never just 'waste' time.

moonrat said...

hmm, you guys took this in a different direction that i meant... i was pleased that the RM had come up with female-targeted feminist literature and clearly found it at least as entertaining as Calvin & Hobbes.

Aerin said...

I'm still deciding if I like Jessica Valenti or not. About 50% of the time, feministing.com makes me want to scream - and not in a good way.

Then again, I don't ever read her on the toilet - maybe that's the key

JES said...

Er, just out of curiosity: prior to your "noticing" this "new selection," did you know this title even existed? in YOUR household?

Not that there'd be anything wrong with that. Just wondering if RM actually acquired the book on his own, or might have been wondering why YOU had.

moonrat said...

No, it's definitely my book--like Aerin, I have a mixed relationship with Jessica Valenti and wanted to make sure I'd read all her stuff so I could have an informed opinion about her take and what kind of feminism sells these days. I blazed through the book, though, and put it on some far-off shelf. I have no idea where he dug it out of, or why it caught his fancy. But I was really pleased it did.

Crimogenic said...

I like the sub-title (dodges rotten tomatoes). And the Rally Monkey has good taste.

Haste yee back ;-) said...

Moonrat writes...

"what kind of feminism sells these days"

Tell the Rally Monkey, Bass Pro has a sale on ladies camoflauge lingerie... Hey, it's the holidays!

Haste yee back ;-)

Pamala Knight said...

My sons (like their parents) love Calvin and Hobbes and I'm constantly removing it from their bathroom. My little one likes to tell the story where C and H are fascinated by putting bread in the toaster and getting back toast. "Where did the bread go?" gets a giggle out of him every time.

Son of Incogneato said...

I feel that the title The Essential Calvin and Hobbes is kind of a non sequitur. All Calvin and Hobbes is essential. Extra points to Watterson for not endorsing C & H spinoff crappola and quitting when he ran out of ideas. If only the rest of the world would follow after . . .

- Son