Friday, July 08, 2005

Wine Can't be Fun

You see, this is what I'm constantly railing against. Wine can't be fun, it can't be "coarse" and it can't be funny. It has to to serious and stodgy and adhere to certain standards. Oh no, its okay for other industries (fast food, cars, music, etc.) to appeal to "base" instincts, but not wine. Oh no!

Oddly, the writer favors Bonny Doon for its more tasteful labels, yet ignores BD's "
Bouteille Call" wine. Is it okay to be coarse in French?

Let's get wine down off its high horse, knock it off its pedestal, and crumble its ivory tower. This kind of elitist treatment only reinforces the preconceived notion that wine is stodgy and exclusively for special occasions.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Abby Genteel said...

Yeah, I'm going to head right out for a bottle of Nigger wine, myself.

Point being, that the problem is not with labels being "funny", it's with their not being funny. There's nothing funny about acting as if the neutral genetic characteristic "fat" is somehow an automatic joke or intrinsic insult. There's nothing funny about using a wine lable as a excuse for pulling out a bunch of tired, predictable White Boy's ethnic hatred and ancient, wearying, boring, dirt stupid sexism. (Take another look at those lables -- they are solely, strictly appealing to Bigotted white "men" who never quite made it out of junior high. Doesn't that tell you something?

I confess, what's scariest of all is that you didn't get this on your own. Do you really belief the objects of these hate messages are someone supposed to put up with this crap? To just roll over and pretent there's something intrisically special about white boydom that means y'all get to piss on everyone else?

July 08, 2005 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Abby Genteel said...

Apologies for the errors. A typo-free version of the previous is up at my site.

July 08, 2005 10:36 AM  
Blogger Huge said...

Uh....Abby? Have you stopped taking your meds?

Do some research into the history of "Fat Bastard" and find out what "fat" actually refers to (hint: its a wine term).

Your attempt to take most of my post out of context and insert hyperbolic, inflammatory rhetoric and ad-hominem attacks leads me to believe you are just trying to create a bit of noise on a quiet Friday.

Reread my post and think about it a bit. Don't try so hard to be easily insulted and you just might enjoy life a bit more. I'm not here to walk on eggshells for you and if you don't like it, feel free to rant on your own blog.

In the future, if you continue to post comments using language that incites racial tension or is offensive in other ways, I will delete them.

Cheers!

/huge

July 08, 2005 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Abby needs a hug.
Or different medications.
Maybe both, or detox...

I agree that there are some things "not funny" and that there should be a balance between tastefullness and funny. Though the funniest thing here is someone named "Genteel" who sounds more like a femi-nazi than anything else...

But WOW. You're really trolling here aren't you? Anything to get some attention to your piddly bad-attitude rant blog with it's whopping 46 visitors so far...
Good luck Abby, I won't be looking you up again.
Ross

July 08, 2005 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Abby Genteel said...

A wine called "royal bitch" is OK, but pointing out that the message is exactly the same as calling something "Nigger Wine" is incendiary. Even if it's a "noir"? Don't you understand wine terms?

Looks like by by "incendiary" you mean "accurate." And, it looks like I nailed it. You want to hate everybody, but can't take it when your intended victims fight back.

See you in the courts and the streets and anywhere else you try to resurrect 1950s-era white boy b.s.

July 08, 2005 11:49 AM  
Blogger Huge said...

Abby, I'm not quite sure what got the bee in your bonnet. I've reread through my post, the article I linked to and the sequence of comments that have followed. I fail to see what is upsetting you, or from where you are drawing your conclusions.

As for your question as to whether I understand wine terms, a quick read of your blog and a quick read of mine answers that question nicely, thank you very much.

If you have further comments that are rational, I welcome your input. If, however, you just want to troll, please do it somewhere else.

/huge

July 08, 2005 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So - is a female troll a 'trollop'?

I do want to be 'PC' and all that, or do I 'risque' being pun-ished for just asking??

E.M.F.

July 08, 2005 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huge,

I've always found that with trolls, its best to ignore them and they will go away. This person is trying (in a sad, pathetic way) to generate a little traffic for her own blog. Get a life. Keep up the good work, Huge. I appreciate the work you've put into this blog.

LMH

July 08, 2005 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot to mention, I'm a hispanic female and I find all of those labels to be funny, despite what the muddleheaded Abby thinks. Don't take yourself so seriously, girl!

LMH

July 08, 2005 9:39 PM  

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