Everyone knows I don’t like to get political on my blog, mostly because I don’t know how to get political. But I couldn’t help but make three incisive politicalsy inferences from (Miss USA) Rachel Smith’s fall last night during the evening gown portion of the Miss Universe competition:
1. Like this is really what we need right now. Miss USA falling on her butt? Could the metaphor BE any more pronounced? She may as well have slipped on a Big Mac and started an unwinnable war while she was down there.
2. She wasn’t that pretty.
3. More people probably uploaded this clip to YouTube than actually watched the broadcast or cared, in the least, about the Miss Universe Pageant. I’m not saying this is a bad thing (beauty pageants are nothing more than long, drawn out eating disorders anyway), but when did we stop caring about winning and start caring only about laughing at people? It makes me sad for the internet.
Bonus observation! All that being said, if you’re going to fall on your ass on national television, that’s the way to do it. With the music in the background, it almost looked like a dance move. In fact, if it had been a Disney movie, every other contestant would have fallen down the same way like an impromptu choreographed dance number just to make her feel better. Instead, that fall could have led directly to Miss Japan’s victory. Like sushi, revenge is a dish best served cold.