Comediva Pick: The Winner

You know, we all have bad days. And by “we,” I mean everyone who isn’t Honey Boo Boo Child (’cause for her, I’m pretty sure every day is the best day ever). Anyhoo, when I’m having one of those days, I like to turn to the good people at The Internet. They know what’s up. They provided me with this gem: The Winner. After watching the video several dozen times, it really got me thinking.


For some reason, it’s perfectly acceptable for men to act like adolescents when they’re feeling blue. They can just retreat into their “man caves” and play Halo for, like, ever. Man-child behavior is condoned, even nurtured by popular society. (You know you have a major lady-boner for Seth Rogan and Jason Segel. It’s ok. We have a bi-monthly support group.) But what can us ladies do when we don’t feel like confronting adulthood? Sometimes, life sucks and there are only so many episodes of Gilmore Girls to help us through our troubled times. Where can we go?

I’ll tell you where. Chuck-E-Mother-Effing-Cheese.


Next time you’ve had a long day at work or you’re frustrated that the hottie with the Pomeranian-Lab mix from the dog park STILL hasn’t responded to your Facebook friend request, maybe it’s time for you to call up your besties and say, “Listen, b*tches. Tonight, we’re getting hammered and rolling around in a ball pit for a few hours! OMG LOL ROFL SCUBA!!! <3”

I think we can all agree that when life hands you lemons, you should drown your sorrows in overpriced skee-ball and cafeteria-grade pizza.

As the commercial says, “Come on little guy, it’s time to shine.” Chuck E Cheese’s, where a kid can be a kid, and a grown-ass lady can be an epic mess.


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Bethany Boles was born in Boston on the hottest day of 1986. Some time later, she appeared as the Donkey in her kindergarten production of The Brementown Musicians. After that pivotal performance, Bethany knew she had to make show business her life. She studied Theater and Psychology at Connecticut College and went on to work for PBS, where she discovered the wonderful world of production. Now, she is a graduate student at Boston University and is working on her Master’s Degree in Being Awesome. That’s going pretty well so far. This plucky upstart now resides in Los Angeles where she spends her time being stuck on freeways and plotting global domination. Also, she hopes to go see a taping of The Price Is Right.

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1 comment

  1. Chuckette Chase

    If you don’t have a child with you, you can’t go into Chuck-E-Cheese if you’re over 18. So, uh, kidnapping?

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