I still don’t really understand the Betty White Internet Phenomenon of 2010. She has had a long and successful career, yes, and many people who are still alive (although in hospice) carry fond memories of her work on Golden Girls, sure, but Betty White herself is over 1,000 years old. And her most recent work was on a daytime soap opera and a recurring character on Boston Legal. I mean, come on. I don’t begrudge her any of this late career (and let’s be honest, late life. I’m just saying, she is actually an ELDERLY woman at this point) success. Please, Betty White, take all the success! Enjoy it, please! But the Facebook petitions and General Internet Support seems, I don’t know, sarcastic? I just don’t understand the motivation, and I do not believe that it is just because Betty White is the best. Let’s put it this way, the majority of people who make Facebook petitions were born AFTER Betty White’s career had peaked (unless it’s peaking now?), so, the whole thing is at least laced with some irony. Speaking of laced with irony (and cow faces, and pig butts), here is a picture of Betty White eating a hot dog (via HuffingtonPost). Caption it, why don’t you?! But, please don’t be gross.
Leave your caption in the comments. The winner will receive special mention in this week’s Monsters’ Ball. Hot dog! (Said in the tones of a 1940s newspaper barker.)