When I was eight, my mom – a very pretty lady, yeah, so? – took me to a fair, and one of the dudes at the Pop-a-Balloon dart scam called out to her “How’d you like to play, sexy lady?” It made me so upset. She didn’t blink an eye. As I got older, I realized women deal with that stuff all the time. Much more than I knew, and in much worse ways, I found out only recently. Balloon Dick probably pissed her off on some level, but – on all levels – she was used to it.
Thanks to Ginny Leise and a host of other female comedians opening up about male abuse, subtle and overt, the next generation of moms may be far more apt to tell horny carnie workers to go fuck themselves. That, or they’ll do what Leise did to the dude in this video, and I ain’t talking about placing him in a cinematographically stunning place (doin’ it Bill Kirstein and Dan Stewart), ladies and gents. I’m talking about some shit you won’t be able to un-see. Watch and be wowed by a world that’s only sort of surreal, and then be inspired to do what you can to make sure it only gets more so.
Luke is an executive producer at CollegeHumor and a watcher of many web videos. Send him yours @LKellyClyne.