Friday, 30 January 2015
Thank you NASCAR
A reader emailed me asking me to respond to the NASCAR ad that will play at the Superbowl. If you would like to see it, watch it HERE.
I also know that lots of other Celiacs are blogging about this issue. One of my favorites, Gluten Dude, has posted an ARTICLE about having the ad pulled. I usually agree with Gluten Dude because he is the guru of Celiacs, but on this one, I have to respectfully disagree.
I think Ron Swansen did us a favor.
He wasn't talking about Celiacs. He isn't making fun of Celiacs. I think he is talking about all the morons in the world who have gotten it into their heads through whatever Pintrest article they read that says that gluten is bad for everyone.
I think he is making fun of them, not us.
Thank you NASCAR.
(There's a sentence I never thought I would type. Included on this list is, 'I bought new gun rack with the money I earned stripping.')
I think people who don't eat gluten because they think it will make them skinny or smart or have blonder hair or be better at croquet, or whatever the reason of the month is, are soft. I think they are whiners. I think that George Washington would think they are idiots.
And yes, those whiners eat from the same restaurants that I do and yes, they are the reason that a manager said to me, "Don't worry, there was only a little bit of flour in it." Those whiners should be made fun of, mocked, ridiculed and then maybe they would stop doing it. NASCAR just called them out. They pointed at them and publicly called them names. I think they did us a favor.
As far as I'm concerned, the less that Lyndsay Lohan pretends to have my disease, the better it is for me.
Celiac fakers are stunting the gluten education curve more than any Superbowl ad could.
NASCAR didn't say anything about Celiacs and I think we are getting a little sensitive on this issue. I think we, as a community, need to build a thicker skin on this. Anytime someone puts their two cents in about gluten, we all stand up and scream fowl.
Celiacs aren't soft and NASCAR isn't saying we are.
Don't get me wrong, if they had said the word Celiacs, this would have been a very different post. It would have been a lot longer and had a great deal of unladylike language in it.
Making fun of people with a disease is not okay, making fun of self righteous liars is always okay and honestly, that's what I think is going on here.
NOW, LET'S GO WATCH SOME FOOTBALL.
Entertaining side note: Canada doesn't get American commercials during the Superbowl. We have never figured this mystery out. We get all your other commercials during all other TV shows, causing us to get excited about all the cool stuff you have only to realize that we can't get it. Can anyone say Chipoltle? But NEVER during the Superbowl.
Posted by Laurie Lyons at 07:29