{ metropolis devoured }
a tribute to my san francisco

3/4 oz scotch whiskey
3/4 oz local politics
1/4 oz public policy
1/4 oz disaster preparedness
1/2 oz alamo square

Shake over neighborhood dives & venues, strain into a chilled cocktail dress, garnish with a sprig of gov 2.0, and serve.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

PSAs on sex: How fathers are more afraid of their daughters than their daughters are of them

According to Wikipedia, which is to say that I'm absolutely certain it must be true, .gov domains are "restricted for use by government entities in the United States", so I am understandably perturbed by all the abstinence-only education commercials produced by 4parents.gov. Alright, I get it, it's a "national education campaign", and everything is done by the books. But this is San Francisco, and I'm watching CNN on a Sunday afternoon, and I don't want to see a hokey commercial featuring a dad who is advised, via telekinesis, by his teenage daughter that he doesn't need to talk to her about the "parts" of sex, because that's too hard. Instead, she implores him to tell her to wait, because that's all she really wants to hear.

Well, let me tell you, once upon a time in the 90's I was a teenage girl too, and back then pretty much all well-meaning parental guidance promptly rolled off my back during an exaggerated eye roll. But talk to me about sex, as in, actual sex? I would pull off my headphones and temporarily put away my precious CD player for that.

Unfortunately I can't find the commercial on youtube. This makes me question if it was just a figment of my imagination: if it can't be found on the internet, does it truly exist? Which comes first, the event or the twitter update? I'm getting off-topic. I can't find the actual commercial, but here's a great clip by public-service studmuffin Henry Rollins about how much this website sucks: