HarperGirl: Snare the Vote

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HarperGirl: Snare the Vote

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remind remind's picture

Weird the thread has anonymous starting the OP, but TAT has it as "pogge"

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pogge

I clicked on the Discuss link at the bottom of this article to see what discussion had taken place and it created this thread even though I didn't post  anything. Then I went back to the article and clicked on Discuss again and it appears to have created a second thread.

Houston! I think we have a problem!

pogge

I think someone has already realized there's a problem. Now the Discuss link is just pointing back at the front page and doesn't create new threads.

 

remind remind's picture

*sigh* firefox has crashed about 10 times this morning loading and linking babble.

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Tor Sandberg

so sad that babble is working out for you remind. came to the thread hoping to see what people thought of HarperGirl.

janfromthebruce

 Tor Sandberg, Harpergirl made me feel uncomfortable. Although the woman is really promoting fair vote and not FPTP, there is undercurrent of her devaluing herself through her body image in order to make this point. Eating the cake at the end, smearing her face in icing was just demeaning herself. I didn't like that and it made me cringe. 

 

Our kids live together and play together in their communities, let's have them learn together too!

RubyJones

Sweetest Jan

I am not devaluing myself !!! Honest !!

I just happen to be chubby but I love tory sugar as much as the next skinny girl !!   

xoxo - watch more videos and you will see !!!

P.S. Isn't it just ROCK AWESOME that my Babaliscious Perogied the Government ... He is totally the cutest bestest !!!! 

Stargazer

Harper made perogies with the government? He turned them all into potato and cheese filled dough? Well, that explains a lot....

remind remind's picture

Wow, "step into the twilight zone",  it appears the mental midgets that supported GWB have come for a visit, saying the same type of steaming shit about Harper as they did about Bush.

Well, I suppose that when religious cult nonsense has rotted your brain anything goes.

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Stargazer

I blame the perogies....

remind remind's picture

LOL, stargazer, clogged the arteries to her brain?  Maybe it is both the perogies and the indoctrination of the religious cult. ;)

There is open warfare going on in our family at the moment over certain members drinking the kool aid of the evangelical cult and making poor choices, amongst which is the braindead support of Harper. So perhaps I am biased against the perogies being the problem.

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Catchfire Catchfire's picture

I think that RubyJones IS 'HarperGirl' and giving satire her best crack. Your mileage may vary.

Stargazer

Well if she is HarperGirl, she has a huge love of perogies.

 

LOL at remind! Biased against the perogies! How can that be, they are so tasty. 

Maysie Maysie's picture

Stargazer wrote:
Harper made perogies with the government? He turned them all into potato and cheese filled dough?

I read this as Harper made perogies *with* the government, as in, they all put on aprons and got their hands all doughy while making home-made perogies. Tongue out

For me, perogie jokes will just never get old. 

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Maysie: the babbler formerly known as bigcitygal.

Wilf Day

For Harper to prorogue perogies would be a prologue to oblivion.

Drifting back to HarperGirl: Ruby, I'm sorry, I know you're a great comedienne, but it just makes me wince to see stereotyped Harper fans equated with stereotyped fat dumb blondes. I can't decide whether the fat blondes should be more insulted at being stereotyped as fat blondes in the first place, or at being stereotyped as dumb, or at being equated with Harper fans. It just makes me wince, that's all. Call me a dumb humourless male, but that's how I twitch.

Michelle

I thought it was funny, but I also have mixed feelings about that sort of fat-phobic humour, even when self-inflicted.

That said, I used to find the "Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker" routine pretty funny too, and that always ended with him working himself up into such a lather that he would fall on some piece of furniture - usually a table - and breaking it.

Michelle

Click on the link next to the picture.  That'll take you to a page with the YouTube video embedded in it.

That's not very obvious, is it?  I'll mention that the page could use some instructions.

RubyJones

Dear M. Spector

Thanks for speaking up on a ladies' behalf !!

 What is the big deal palios -- I just happen to be chubby because our dear evangelical lord made me adorably cute and chubby!!

geez louise !  It is true- if I was a WAIF or looked like Helena Gorgeous or Rona Ambrose I would still love my HarpDaddy just like they do !!

 Why discriminate against chubby love ?!?! 

I like you M. Spector -- are you single?  Did you vote Tory?  A girl always needs a Plan B !

xo Lovelies !! 

HarperGirl 

Michelle

I love it. :D

Sarann

I love you Ruby Jones.  And I love you satire.  Some people can read anything into anything.  Get lives people.  You just wish you were that funny.

Michelle

That's kind of insulting, Sarann.  (I say this as a participant, not as a moderator.)  People should be able to express their opinions on pop culture phenomena without being insulted for doing so.  (Although, it's true, I do wish I were that funny! :D ) 

That said, I take M. Spector's and Ruby Jones' points, and I thought it was hilarious too.  The smearing of the cake kind of hit me the wrong way, but overall, I loved the videos.

Sarann

Not half as insulting as what you said about Ruby Jones.

Michelle

What did I say about Ruby Jones that was so insulting?  Why are you being so defensive?

Sarann

I'm sorry.  I was just defending her right to be herself.  As I read back up I see it was not you who turned the whole topic into a discussion about blondes and weight and other things.  If she had been 125 lbs with brown hair would the discussion have turned into one about body image instead of her talents. 

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

What do I have to do to get that video to play on my computer?

There's not even a "play" button. 

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

WTF?

I didn't see any fat-phobic humour or any other fat-phobic content in that video. "Stereotyped fat dumb blondes"? Where does that come from? It wasn't in the video.

I think the "stereotyping of fat people" in this video is all in the mind of certain beholders who can't get past the fact that the woman presenting it is plus-sized.

There is no evident trading on the woman's physique for cheap laughs or any other purpose. And as a fat guy myself, I'm certainly not insensitive to that sort of stereotyping. The fact is this video would be just as funny, just as satirical, if HarperGirl were a waif.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Catchfire wrote:
I think that RubyJones IS 'HarperGirl' and giving satire her best crack. Your mileage may vary.

She actually identifies herself clearly as "Ruby Jones" at the start of the video. 

 

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

RubyJones wrote:
 

I like you M. Spector -- are you single?  Did you vote Tory?  A girl always needs a Plan B !

I am not single - but I am unique!

If I said I didn't vote Tory, but I like your body, would you hold it against me?

But if Harper is Plan A, I think I'm more like Plan X than Plan B.