Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jeopardy Clues Slammed For Being Sexist--Chill Out

The icon of game show hosts Alec Trabek
Last night was hit by the PC train wreck
The category what women want a firestorm of controversy did ignite
The twitter explosions lit up the PC and sexist night
Clues that to a vacuum cleaner or tea quickly led
To demands of Trabek being sent to the PC and sexist woodshed
I did not see the show sad to say and did not record it on my DVD
So the other clues I cannot comment as I did not see
Jeopardy is supposed to be a game show with millions over the years won
Not a political statement on the need for “equal pay’ to put ratings on the downward run
Once again our collective skin is becoming far, far too thin
Looking to on the slightest deviation from PC to lay on a racist or sexist spin
My mother used to say to me “If you are in a state of pique
Hold your tongue, count to ten before you speak.”
Great way to avoid a fight or say something you will later regret
Must we before we write or speak any words have a PC committee vet?
I hope the answer is no and all of us will look at the thickness of our skin
Life is a lot calmer and less stressful if as to words it is not so thin.
© October 14, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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