Friday, July 18, 2008

Overload

This post is just too much for me to process. Megan attempting to act as an intermediary for her newest bestest black friend's post on a word I'm too white to type out is way beyond my pay grade. TBogg or Roy need to dig into this one.
At least there's a heartwarming tale of child abuse tucked in there, too. Y'know, for kids.

as far as I can remember, I've spoken the actual word aloud exactly once, when I was in kindergarten, and my mother slapped me so hard that my head fell off and I had to carry it with me to school like a lunchbox for three weeks.
It would appear that Megan thinks this was the proper response by her full grown adult mother to her five year old daughter doing something she quite possibly did not realize was wrong. I refuse categorically to in any way explore the potentially quite disturbing psychological implications of this.

7 comments:

Clem said...

"...my mother slapped me so hard that my head fell off and I had to carry it with me to school like a lunchbox for three weeks.

"I carried my lunchbox on my neck, leading to my eventual discovery by a New York City modeling agency."

clever pseudonym said...

Childhood head trauma. That explains a lot.

Susan of Texas said...

I refuse categorically to in any way explore the potentially quite disturbing psychological implications of this.

I should hope not; that's my gimmick.

By hitting her, hard, Megan's mother showed that it was extremely important to act polite, but she also showed that Megan's feelings were unimportant. Most parents swat their kids, but they need tell their kids that it was a mistake and that adults don't have the right to hurt other people.

NutellaonToast said...

I actually liked the lunchbox joke.

Does that make me a bad person?

clever pseudonym said...

No, it just means you have awful taste in jokes.

Susan of Texas said...

No, it just means that nobody can be crummy 100% of the time. Maybe she would actually be conpetent if she tried, although I won't hold my breath.

NutellaonToast said...

yeah, i'd say she hits about 10 to 30 % of the time with her jokes.

The rest are just so trite, smug, self indulgent, or mean though that it's hard to even laugh at the ~20% that are funny.