Friday, February 20, 2009

Super Bowl Drew Three Times the Viewership of Oscars last year

Timothy Noah in Slate notes that the Super Bowl drew 99 million viewers Feb 1st. And the Oscars last year drew 33 million watchers. What that tells perceptive watchers of the national Zeitgeist is that the Sports Industry is becoming the new entertainment industry of the USA.

"The [ridiculously misnamed] Fairness Doctrine" will soon transfer to TV as well as radio, since Hollyweird will want the citizens of this land to watch their crappy second-rate flicks---NFL Football simply isn't enough.

And airhead ditz female half-wits don't like all that violence---NOW would protest---unless, of course, it is a reactionary violent Muslim male beheading his architect wife. That's evidently okay, until the NOW bimbo biyotches & their ninny come up with a better whine than the ridiculous:
Past studies have also shown that when men view images of highly sexualized women, and then interact with a woman in a separate setting, they are more likely to have sexual words on their minds, she said. They are also more likely to remember the woman's physical appearance, and sit closer to her -- for instance, at a job interview.

Taken together, the research suggests that viewing certain images is not appropriate in the workplace, Fiske said.

"I'm not advocating censorship, but I do think people need to know what settings should discourage the display and possession of these kinds of things," she said.

Both women and men have something to learn from this line of research, Raison said. Women should be aware of how they are perceived when wearing provocative clothing, and men shouldn't let feelings of impersonal sexual longing interfere with their more personal relationships with other women, including female friends. "Many men make foolish choices because of sexual attraction," he said.

"The suggestion might be that there's some hard-wiring there that can interfere with the average man's ability to interact on deeper levels with really hot looking stranger women in bikinis," he said.

Women may also depersonalize men in certain situations, but published research on the subject has not been done, experts say. Evolutionary psychology would theorize that men view women as objects in terms of their youth and apparent fertility, while women might view men as instrumental in terms of their status and resources," Fiske said.

Another "fertile" line of questioning, probably never occurring to the clueless Susan Fiske, would be to examine why women wear bikinis in the first place..... Duh.

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