How do you like housework? And remakes? And exercise?
Might as well kill all those birds with one stone, right?
So, this week's question is, "Can housework be a workout?"
The Stepford Wives think it's the only workout. And they've given it a name: Clairobics.
Does Housework Count as Exercise? Workout like a Stepford Wife!
(STEPFORD WIVES RECAP: For those who aren't familiar, married women who moved to Stepford would change overnight a few months after arriving, becoming creepily over-smiley and submissive, conformist and housework-obsessed, among other things).
...scattered about it, some in there overturned war machines, some in the now rigid handling-machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians - dead! - slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared...
Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast. Could he get away with that now?
A bottle of Yakult should take that down. Michael Condron's sculpture of a Martian tripod from H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, in Woking, Surrey. Photo by Warofdreams (CC-BY-SA-3.0) via Wikimedia Commons.
I was staying the night with a friend when I first heard it and I must have been about 9 years old.
Who could forget the mad curate? The tragic sinking of the Thunder Child? The weird progressive rock whistling sounds the Martian tripods made? Ooh-laaa...!
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