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  • Just once, I’d like to hear the family of someone who commits a heinous act come out and say “He was a bad kid.  Really, we struggled for years to help him and get him on the right path, but it never worked, usually because of him consistently and maliciously making bad choices.  There will be no funeral or memorial for him, and we plan on burying his ashes in an unmarked landfill and denying his existence to future generations.  We are all ashamed of what has happened, and will live with that for the rest of our lives.  Our only hope going forward is that those who have been hurt and their families will find it in their hearts to forgive our family for the evil that we unleashed upon the world.”
  • I don’t know what happens to young men (OK, teenage boys, but I’m trying to give them some credit), but they seem to lose their everloving minds when left to their own devices.  I had to tell a bunch of them that the mass of belongings they took camping was a fire hazard when they spread it in a thin layer across the cabin.  I’m not even going to talk about how massive amounts of sugar and caffeine impacts their behavior and volume.
  • Remember the scenes in “Gremlins” where the young Mogwai were all cute and fuzzy, but were growling and wrestling all the time?  Yeah, I helped chaperone about 40 similar creatures over the weekend.
  • Girlie Bear and I have a ritual that we’ve been doing since she was little.  We call it “bonking,” in which we clonk the upper parts of our foreheads together.  Sometimes it’s rather hard.  Doing this in front of her JROTC instructors and friends this weekend drew a lot of winces.  Apparently, this is an uncommon form of affection among the soft-skulled variety of Americans.
    • It took a while when she was younger to teach her to only ‘bonk’ me, because she almost gave Irish Woman a concussion when she tried it.
  • I’ve heard three adults threaten to either commit suicide or emigrate if their candidate of choice doesn’t win in 2016. Am I wrong in thinking that I would be willing to chip in for a passport or a couple gallons of kerosene and a book of matches in the event that this becomes necessary?
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8 Comments

  1. I’m in for some bucks for passports, OR gas whichever… 🙂

  2. Girlie Bear

     /  October 6, 2015

    Correction: I did give Irish Woman a concussion when I bonked her at age of 4.

  3. Farm.Dad

     /  October 6, 2015

    ” Just once, I’d like to hear the family of someone who commits a heinous act come out and say “He was a bad kid. Really, we struggled for years to help him and get him on the right path, but it never worked, usually because of him consistently and maliciously making bad choices. There will be no funeral or memorial for him, and we plan on burying his ashes in an unmarked landfill and denying his existence to future generations. We are all ashamed of what has happened, and will live with that for the rest of our lives. Our only hope going forward is that those who have been hurt and their families will find it in their hearts to forgive our family for the evil that we unleashed upon the world.” ”

    Pretty much exactly what we ( I ) did with my cousin

  4. Considering how many people are still here after threatening to leave in 2000, I’d be tempted to quote G.W. Bush at them: “All hat, no cattle.”

  5. Old 1811

     /  October 7, 2015

    If I recall, the family of the Virginia Tech killer did pretty much exactly that. They were Korean-Americans, and they stated that they and the entire Korean-American community were shamed by the actions of one of their own.

  6. The threatening/promising to emigrate/suicide trope had been going since 2000, at least. I don’t remember anyone other than a Liberal celebrity pulling it, but I may have missed one or two. So far it has reliably identified tangent-proof idiots.

    Regarding the rampant dicy of teenage males; I read somewhere the theory that teenage males are genetically programmed to be annoying, so they will get thrown out of the ape-pack and thus spread the genome.

  7. Grey Mobius

     /  October 7, 2015

    I’m adding the last one to my list of favorite quotes – LOL!

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