Wednesday, January 16, 2008


In Alan Sepinwall's blog, "What's Alan Watching?" (link to the left!), a commenter posted this question in regards to the premiere of 'Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles'. (I originally typed that as "Sarah Jane Chronicles"; you know where my mind usually is!)

Anyway, here's the question:

Another point: Why is it that when there's a strong female character she always comes across at least 4 frat boy types that are misogynistic and always saying really stupid stuff like "Oooh baby, yeah come here I'll show you what you can do"?

One of the foundations of Toobworld is its dependence on cliches. This particular one can join the likes of:

An elevator will break down while a TV character is riding in it with a pregnant woman who goes into labor.

Shopping bags contain at least one loaf of Italian bread.

Phone numbers all begin with the prefix of "555".

Everybody has a wacky neighbor and an evil twin.
So it didn't bother me that when Cameron, Sarah, and John arrived in 2007, the first people they encountered were the good ol' boys. (Nor that their clothes would be a perfect match for them, since their own outfits were lost in the time-stream.)

I would have been more surprised if it had NOT happened!

Toby OB

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