The Average Joe, Shit Cupcakes & Paula Dean


     I’ve been thinking (oh ohhh)…
      Why is it…
      that seemingly intelligent people get caught-up, believe in, allow themselves to be influenced, spread the word, make decisions, judge character, based on the amazing hyperbole of media ten-second news bytes that are obviously skewed to increase regurgitation of the same shit (at a later hour), hoping to go ‘viral’, and increase advertising revenue?
     Do you not SEE a pattern of deception in the reporting?
Recent Case In Point: Paula Dean.
     Poor Paula. I won’t go into the right or wrong, the did she or didn’t she, the does she or doesn’t she of the situation, but I will point out that many respectable news outlets and their writers (I’m loathe to say journalists) have been suggesting that her diabetes announcement (January 2012) was scheduled to coincide with her son’s healthy lifestyle cookbook and a lucrative contract to represent a diabetic drug, as being evidence of her being a calculating liar.
     Duh.
     Of course it was.
     Scheduled, that is.
     That’s what ‘brands’ do- they hopscotch over their own developments.
     It’s called Pelican Publicity Poop (at least that’s what I call it- brands serve it up, news outlets pick it up, media flies with it, crap comes out all over your just washed mini-van, and everyone eats it up because they can’t tell the difference between Pelican Poop and the cheetos that are carpeting their back seats from the little darlings that think neon orange is a food group color).
     But I digress.
     What I didn’t hear, from anyone, was the oddly timed (by several months) Angelina Joile announcement of her elective double mastectomy with the same day newsstand cover of Brad Pitt on Vanity Fair and within a week of his new movie opening at a theatre near you.
     But I guess that was just…

 coincidence.
Sure it was.

PINIMAGE
Delicious
Cat-Shit Cupcakes
served daily- piping hot-
and ready for the
Average Joe’s consumption.




  • onepairofshoesatatime - Thank you for making me laugh. It never ceases to amaze me how we are expected to be taken in by blatant manipulation of publicity. But that’s what PR is. Maximation of the minimum at the least cost and most exposure.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - It really is amazing, isn’t it. Not the PR aspect but the willingness of the Average Joe to just scoop it up!ReplyCancel

  • NJGirlinCO - I just got back from a week vacation and just found out about the Paula Deen blunder. If she is off the air for a while I do believe that sales of butter will decrease.

    Watching her cook with butter, butter and more butter was very comical. I think we could all use a good dose of learning how to cook healthier.

    And yes, the media wants to hype up things so we watch their broadcasts (er milliseconds of worthwhile information and 10 minutes of pitching Tide detergent) so things are so overly hyped it is pretty darn comical.

    People get sucked in easily. I’m glad I was on vacation and didn’t hear a peep about this issue.

    So question – why isn’t her show on tape delay? Why aren’t mistakes and junk filtered out? Or was the network trying to get rid of her and let her do it all by herself……

    Either way I am sad people feel they can verbally slur different races and cultures …….. she messed up. Oh well, enjoy your millions Paula and relax and have some dessert and coffee. You are done.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Lucky you to have been on Vaca during this crap-fest du jour.
      The butta was a bit over the top- as her diabetes diagnosis is testament to.
      None of this happened on her show- oh no, she was being sued by an ex-employee, and gave testimony as such, saying she had used the ‘N’ word in the past. What WAS taped was her FIRST apology (she’s done many since then- each one more professional) and it was spliced together, edited to give the most emotional display she could butta-up.
      As for SLURS- I don’t believe there are degrees of insults (so no free passes) and wish everyone would just SHUT TF-UP and try some empathy for a change.
      Great comment! Come back and visit soon NJGirl!ReplyCancel

  • Another Clean Slate - They say any publicity is good publicity… it gets people talking!ReplyCancel

  • enchantedseashells.com - Umm, thats’ rather large scoops of cat poop. Just how large IS your kitty?ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - You are very observant. The kitty is doing well, and eating like a horse- as you can see. My posts are classy- don’t you think?ReplyCancel

  • bookworm - Honestly…this Paula Deen stuff is news????? Compared to people losing jobs, people losing their homes, people getting run over by tornadoes and floods, Supreme Court decisions and all the things happening overseas? Is there such a thing as an actual news channel anymore? Or an actual cooking show?ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - No. No there is not. Keen observation Oh Wise One. And on a lighter note: Thanks for stopping by bookworm!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - You’re preaching to choir here, my darling. I hear you … loud and clear. But must say that if you find a market for your piping hot cat shit cupcakes … well, I do believe we will be rich! Love your visual! Only a blogger extraordinaire would compromise her cookware for the perfect picture.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I just actually DID laugh out loud. No shit! (sorry for the pun). The visual is a masterpiece. I know. Now let’s start working on a new start-up with this idea.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Calhoun - Ha! Look at those cupcakes! LOLOLOL
    And yes, sometimes there’s coincidence, but big names and businesses plan ALL that crap out: the unveiling of a product that gets touted by someone’s surgery that same week. Yes, yes.
    Good points and thank you, too, for your wonderful insights over at the ‘Tude. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Well thanks Cyndi. It really amazing what get’s ‘scheduled’! And it was my pleasure to comment on your blog. I’m a regular stalker at your site.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - You are so right Cheryl. I am so sick of hearing about Paula Deen and how the newscasters go in depth about the right or wrong of it. I am on board for more news worthy discussions about the economy, snooping, and IRS targeting, so…as they keep harping on Paula and the current murder trial for that matter, I change the channel to X the rating out for them. Kitty Poop Cupcakes rating for the news is a good one. They can be rated as one scoop, two scoops, or a whole litter box.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I love your idea about rating the news in shit scoops. BRILLIANT! (why didn’t I think of it?) Hahahaha. How bout u and I just turn the boob tube off?ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - PR baboons, of course, are the first cousins of marketing chimps, after all…ReplyCancel

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