Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mad TV Totally Called It

I am currently piecing together an argument for why, contrary to a calendar-maker's opinion, the week actually starts on Monday. My husband is a heathen and apparently skipped the whole chapter where it said "And God rested on the 7th day." Sunday. There are 7 days to a week and God rested on the last one, the Sabbath, which...according to everyone except the Jehovah's Witnesses (and I think the Jewish folk) is SUNDAY. I'm not even sure how the discussion started this morning since he is usually walking out the door just as my feet hit the floor. But somehow, there was extra time this morning to debate lunar years and Biblical facts. Anyway, he has decided to go all Beaker on me and argue the tilt of the sun, the rotation of earth, and why Sunday is the new Monday. So, I need a little more time to build my argument because this is one I'd hate to lose. (After all, every photo calendar I've ever given starts on a Monday. I will give you gifts, but they will abide by my personal lunar laws). I will bring it to the jury (yes, you) to decide when I'm ready.

Until then, please enjoy this uber-short sketch from Mad TV. This came out a couple of years ago...well before Apple's newest attempt to become masters of the universe. That Girl Blogs mentioned the ridiculousness of the iPad name last month, but Neal actually brought this particular skit to my attention over the weekend (ahem...weekEND, encompassing Saturday and Sunday...huh..). Apparently, Steve Jobs' hormonal imbalance has caused him to think so much about hormones that now he's naming products after other products, which are made necessary by hormones. Ahh...how I do love a nice slice of irony pie with my daily cup of joe*.



*I know I said I would be better about calling Neal out on here but I just have to mention...he asked me who Joe Biden was the other day. I mean, CNN plays in the background of his office for 7.5 straight hours, 5 days a week. His wife, the CNN junkie, covers the other 16.5. REALLY?? When I clued him in, he said "Oh, Joe's his first name?" I guess he missed the VP debates when Mrs. Palin leaned over and whispershouted "Can I just call you Joe?"

19 comments:

  1. LOLOL!!! Thanks for the laughs. Love the video and Neal :)

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  2. I totally agree about Monday being the first day! I mean really, you don't say "Gotta make it through Sunday!" NO! You say "Ugh, gotta make it through MONDAY". I don't want to live in a word while 5 shitty days have a good day at the beginning and one at the end. I like my good days TOGETHER. As in the WEEKEND. As in the end of the mother effing week!

    Besides, my pills always started on Monday through Sunday. So there!

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  3. Oh my gosh that skit was HILARIOUS. Is Mad TV even still on anymore? I used to love it with all my heart - it was so much better than SNL there for a while. iPad is about the dumbest name EVER - what in the world were they thinking?

    And surely Neal knew that you were going to out him about not knowing Joe, right? He was fully expecting it, right?? And how did anyone miss Palin's "can I call ya Joe" quote??

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  4. Sunday Funday? The last day of the week is always the most fun. Why would you start off a week on a fab day only to be let down with Monday Notafunday?

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  5. Don't worry chickadee. You will win this arguement. Though as I just glanced over to my desk calendar it starts with Sunday. Shhh. don't let Neal read that.

    And I had to be told who Condoleeza Rice was back in her hayday. Yeah, politics are NOT my thing.

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  6. All the British and European calendars start with Monday and it does make sense to put the weekend together. The US has to be different for some reason.

    I'm with you... :)

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  7. Wow I haven't heard anything about this whole Sunday...Monday business. Now you've got me curious! I must go surfing now!

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  8. Mad TV is hilarious. I used to watch it all the time and now I can never find it anymore (is it even still on? I will be so sad if it's not!)

    Oh my gosh just reading about the start of the week debate made my head hurt. (Too much beer last night? Mmmmmayyybeeee.) I always considered Sunday to be the first day of the week. Only because it's that way on like every single calendar I have ever owned.

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  9. THAT is the funniest video ever! Great for a snowed-in day! Thanks.

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  10. omg ive never seen that skit before!! AWESOME. and psshhhh to neal. maybe he was just having a brain fart?

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  11. CAN I JUST CALL YOU JOE?!?!

    im really sorry all i ever do in comments is repeat what you say, but you are so. so. so. funny.

    my dad and i were just joking about the ipad. (does that sound weird> its not) skit is so funny

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  12. hahaha!!! poor neal. poor you. poor joe.

    (btw... not to help neal out... girls gotta stick together... but seventh day adventists also believe that saturday is the sabbath and that sunday is the first day of the week.)

    i'm with you. go mondays!

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  13. No, God resting on the 7th day is in the Old Testament, I think. So, lump the Jews in there as "believers," too! And that comes from a gal whose high school was 75 percent Jewish, so I should know! PS: Mad TV is the best!

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  14. Hhahah I totally said this as soon as I found out the name!!

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  15. I think my week starts on Wednesdays.

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  16. Weeks start on Mondays in my head. Calendars are dumb. iPad??? Why the hell was that name approved? That video is awesome!

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  17. Sunday is totally the end of the week. And the whole Joe B bit made me laugh!!! OOP!

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  18. Looooooving you is easy cuz you're beautifulllll. Doo doo doo doo doo dooooooo AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


    Hope you're doing good lady! (I worry when you don't blog for a week!)

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