I like cursing, but I also know when it's inappropriate and how to hold it back. My mom hates hearing curse words, especially out of the mouth of her oldest child (me). If we're watching a movie and someone says "Fuck!" the next thing I'll hear is a gasp escaping her lips, as if she can't believe that someone in an R-rated movie just swore-- out loud! Suffice it to say that cursing has been something I've kept on the down-low in my life, for fear of disappointing my mother. Zealot that she is, my mom would even chastise the kids on the playground if she heard them using foul language. You can imagine how embarrassing it was for nine-year-old me!
Despite my rocky history with curse words, I enjoy employing them. I try not to put them into practice too often on this blog because I feel like swearing gives people the wrong impression (I don't want my readers thinking I'm some idiot and that "shit" and "fuck" are the only words I know), besides my mom reads my blog and I am not trying to intentionally piss her off. Anyway, I was really excited about this month's theme for karaoke vlogging and so I made a bonus video in addition to my longer piece (to be featured on someone else's blog next week) which I would like to share with you.
A disclaimer first: I really like Eminem. I think he is clever, extremely talented, and usually very funny. I understand that a lot of people do not get his humor and therefore think he is a bigot. I once performed this song at a karaoke club and though I wasn't booed off stage, I might as well have been. Several people left during my performance and the karaoke jockey couldn't wait to get me off the microphone. I don't get it, though. I am a woman and also a feminist. I am not a misogynist and I don't believe Mr. Marshall Mathers is, either. He just has a sick sense of humor, which I greatly appreciate. I can't stop chuckling at times when I recite his lyrics, he's too damn funny.
What do you think of this song?