October 09, 2006

 

I'm Glad We Don't Have Kids


This is one block from where we live:

Kate

What do you do? Avoid it and walk 8 blocks out of your way to go to your favorite restaurant around the corner? Or do you just walk by and pretend to ignore it.

What if your 5 year old daughter starts asking questions?
Daddy? Why is that lady naked?

Well honey, she was tired and wanted to take a nap. But it was too hot so she took off her clothes.
And, of course, the next day you get a call from her Kindergarten principal who tells you that after graham crackers and apple juice, your daughter took off all her clothes because she was too hot.

Or what if your 15 year old son looks at it and asks,
Hey Dad, isn't that the chick who dates the ex-Libertines lead singer?
Pete

You have to tell him the truth, that yes, indeed, that's Kate Moss, the on-and-off girlfriend of crackhead Pete Doherty. And you know that inside your son is thinking if he begins to emulate the Pete Doherty's of the world, he'll be able to score the hot chicks at school.

So this is why we have dogs. No questions.

Comments:
Professor,
Whats another word for Pirate Treasure?

Why.....why...I think its

BOOTY!

thats what it is!
 
I have kids.

While we haven't encountered that particular billboard,
I can assure you that images of unclad slender young
women, heavily made up and provocatively posed,
are unavoidable in our culture.

> What if your 5 year old daughter starts asking questions?
> Daddy? Why is that lady naked?

Honey, that's an advertisement.
Companies have figured out that some foolish people
will buy expensive things they don't need, if they
see those things in advertisements with bare-naked young women.
Does that billboard make you want to buy that silly ring,
with the black stone as big as an egg?
Me either.
But that's what it's supposed to do.



> Or what if your 15 year old son looks at it and asks,
> Hey Dad, isn't that the chick who dates the ex-Libertines lead singer?


Hell, I don't know. I don't pay much attention
to celebrities.
Pretty naked, isn't she?
I wish they wouldn't make billboards like that.

That's the kind of ad that tells you that the
companies involved are depending on advertising
to create what they think of as glamor.
Glamor is essential when you want to sell something
that cost $50 to make for $10,000.
 
How lucky you are to have no kids. I'm pleased that I don't have any mainly because they give me trouble, especially with noises. But I'm not against all kids.
 
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