Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wait, Wait, What?!

It won't surprise many people that when I'm in the car, I listen to NPR. Last weekend, when I was running errands, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the comedic current events show, was on. And they were talking about the Hobby Lobby case during the part where callers have to identify certain current events. Readers, they were not kind to crafters. Here's the transcript:

PESCA: It is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. At issue, the owners of the chain of arts and crafts stores, based on their religious beliefs, do not want to provide certain kinds of contraception to their employees. Really, though, is there any more effective form of contraception than walking into an arts and crafts store?

PESCA: In fact, the Hobby Lobby was originally named Granny's Prophylactic Attic.

PESCA: I think I was watching a Viagra ad, and it said if your erection lasts more than four hours, visit a Hobby Lobby.

I think we might have to make a calendar of sexy crafters...

11 comments:

Barbi said...

Here! Here!

Margaret said...

Ah well. Typical attitude to crafters. (I love NPR! Wait Wait is a funny show -- I catch it once in a while.)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Do we know any sexy crafters?
;-)
JK, of course!

Anonymous said...

Well, based on the people I've seen in Hobby Lobby, I might generally agree with them. The sexy ones shop at their LNS. :-)

Carol S.

Lee said...

I kinda get where they're coming from. For instance, if I walked into a Cabela's or a Bass Pro Shop, any sexy feelings I might have had at the time would disappear into thin air.

Needle Nicely said...

I have a different take on that by-play: my needlepoint shop is NOT a craft store, at least that's my take. It really irritates me when people (obviously not customers) walk in and say: "oh, what a nice craft shop". Exit is right behind you and please use it immediately!! I think of needlepointers as being artisans. Anyway, I'm glad I don't have a Hobby Lobby anywhere near me, because my 1970's mojo might rear its head and want me to boycott!!

Jennifer said...

When Hobby Lobby stops getting their stock from China, then they can talk about "Christian Values".

But as far as being unsexy, I think I might be okay with that. Better than being a Kardashian of Crafting.

mskathk said...

I'm with Jennifer--
I think a 'girlcott' (sexism intended) is necessary for HL!
As for NPR, perhaps an opposing point of view needs to be added.....

Anonymous said...

Not only are most of the crafters that I know unsexy, but most are overweight. Not all, mind you, but most. I don't consider the needle workers "crafters" but they tend to not be sexy and not be healthy either (me too). I don't know if its that they get sick then turn to needle arts or the sedentary lifestyle of needlework makes them unhealthy. I know I'd rather sit and stitch for 4 hours than get up and walk or lift a few weights. Its a constant struggle. I on the other hand, am a ravishingly sexy femme fatale (allbeit, fat!). LOL

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sitting with my mouth agape at the last Anonymous comment!!!!!!!

Why are the Anonymous ones always most offensive, even if she was joking and being self-depreciating at the end?

Judging by the photos of the retreats I have seen I would say many Americans are larger than many British people who enjoy our hobby BUT they all look rather attractive and brimming with vitality which surely is as sexy as some hard-faced lollipop woman with silicon boobs on MTV?

On a more practical note - how about Mr X-Stitch aka Jamie Chalmers for your calendar?

Coral said...

I think not allowing Contrceptives for employees (on medical aid) is weird. Do they realise how that skews their employment figure data due to staff turnover? They look like bad employers if you look at stats. There again, we all know how to stop reproducing...

And is it that expensive in the US? And another question: does the medical aid provider charge more for the inclusion of the contraceptive avaiability?

BTW I was slim and sexy when I started stitching - over 20 years ago! Now I'm larger, and sexy!