Thursday, January 24, 2013

[Expletive] Betsy Says

You've seen those [Expletive] Girls Say videos, right?  I follow them on Twitter and retweet 95% of what they come up with.  (Don't judge!  I know you do it, too.)   My favorite spin-off is the Jewish Mothers one; I was aching with laughter by 0:53, at which point I started crying because it hit so close to home. When Eliza made her own... well, I knew I wanted to do the same!

I enlisted my fiancé, my sister, and my dad to help.  They each came up with five things I say the most often, and I'm slightly ashamed to admit that they're all spot on!

Editor's note: after I drafted this post and included Jon and Dad's contributions, Sarah emailed me.  Not only had she given me five examples, but she'd written a fantastic intro (and pasted in a closing tweet) that I have to share with you.

When Betsy first told me that she was writing an [Expletive] Betsy Says post with the help of those who know her best (our dad and Jon), I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive. The whole [Expletive] Girls/Jewish Mothers/Whomever movement amuses its audiences because it parodies the person/group and fits them in a little box – and then lets us laugh at them for their “typical” thoughts, sighs, and outbursts. So, when Betsy asked for my input, my hesitation stemmed from two places: first, I don’t want anything I suggest to be seen as offensive, when in fact, everything I have listed below is meant to be endearing. Secondly, I would never want my suggestions to paint Betsy into a one-dimensional box, the way that parodies sometimes do to their subjects. But with that being said, I trust that you, her Dear Readers, know enough about our multifaceted subject, her other interests and hobbies, as well as her diverse personality to see the following as neither insulting, belittling, nor constricting of who she is.








14 comments:

  1. haha sorry to disappoint! BUT actually I have a vlog scheduled for next Tuesday :)

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  2. How have I never seen the Jewish mothers video? I AM DYING.

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  3. I know. I'm pretty sure Nana said "I'M A SKYPER!" when Sarah taught her how to do it.

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  4. I am always saying 'Take a picture. No, take it again. Take it from the waist/neck/left side only!'

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  5. oh my gosh, a vlog for this would have been the best! but only if it featured your dad, Jon, and Sarah saying these things in their best Betsy voices, of course.

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  6. This is brilliant.
    I am guilty of a few of these... especially when they have to do with taking pictures!

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  7. I know! I didn't realize how demanding I sound... it was a wake up call to be more polite!

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  8. haha I'm working on getting them to vlog... I'll add your voice to the call :)

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  9. Bwahaha you crack me up! I wonder what Charlie's answers would be?

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  10. some things are better left untranslated from the original Dog...

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  11. Bahhhh such a teaser! I need a vlog =P But this post was AWESOME! What a cool idea. I'm totally asking Nick what my most said phrases are!

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  12. This is hilarious Betsy! Good idea! I love your sister's intro. You can tell even from that little paragraph how much she loves you.

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  13. Cute!
    I cannot get enough of the clips. If I start watching them, I fall down a youtube hole and don't surface for hours.

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