Thursday, July 09, 2009
I had never even heard the term *cougar* until last year when someone used it to describe vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
But since then, the word has been everywhere; amazingly, a word that implies *horned old broad* has become mainstreamed. We've sure descended a long way in our public dialogue from when saying *heck* on low def television spurred an outrage.
Now, I'm well aware that network and cable TV are veritable cauldrons of filth these days. Still I was blown away when I saw an ad for an upcoming ABC show titled Cougar Town. That's the *Disney* network, right?
And, I was somewhat surprised to see a recent Newsweek article titled:
This is freakin' crazy, no?
Is this going to be Sarah Palin's legacy?
So get this. There's a restaurant/bar nearby that has the reputation of being a *cougar bar*. Hearing all this cougar talk I just HAD TO check it out. I mean, I'm relatively new to suburban, married-with-kids living. The guys who told me about this place made it like it was a real spectacle to behold. Even though I'd been in a jillion bars across the land, perhaps there was a drinking sub-culture I'd yet to witness?
So I went one Thursday night and saw next to nothing - not a cougar in sight. Figures.
But my research into this sweeping phenomenon is ongoing:
It lasts less than a minute....
And Cougars mate 50-70 times per day!
BTW, Sarah Palin is only 45 years old....my wife and I concur that, if anything, she's better described by that lewd acronym popularized by American Pie. Click here for the gutter etymology. [Warning - Adult Language]
Lastly, I just found the preview of Cougar Town:
A Courtney Cox fan AND a Desperate Housewives addict....I just don't see how my wife doesn't watch this show.