Thursday, October 7, 2010
Am I the only one who’s sick and tired of hearing the news add “gate” to the end of any scandal in existence? It was amusing when they started doing it shortly after the Watergate scandal in the early ’70s. but c’mon! 50% of the viewers watching TV don’t even know what Watergate was! Most of them don’t even give a shit about Nixon and if you asked them who he was, they’d probably tell you he was a head in a jar on Futurama. It was clever and witty to add “gate” to the end of a scandal when Watergate broke causing President Nixon’s resignation back in 1974, but now it’s horribly, horribly clichéd! And it’s being used for everything! It used to be that it was a major scandal (seeing as it’s namesake caused the downfall of the President of the United States) but what is it now, Veggiegate? Some people are raising a ruckus because vegetables picked on Iron Chef at the White House weren’t usable when the cooking segment was filmed over a week later? C’mon people! Just shut up and get the message Mrs. Obama wanted to get across and eat some goddamn vegetables! That’s right, put down the french fries, bloomin’ onions, and Ho-hos and eat some motherfucking broccoli!