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Play Dates
    #4242660 - 06/01/05 02:12 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Heard this term for the first time today, and I didn't know what to think.  It was one of those things that puts me at a loss of words and/or thought.  Here are someone elses...


Another bunch of ignorant bullshit about your children: school uniforms. Bad theory! The idea that if kids wear uniforms to school, it helps keep order. Hey! Don't these schools do enough damage makin' all these children think alike? Now they're gonna get 'em to look alike too?

And it's not even a new idea; I first saw it in old newsreels from the 1930s, but it was hard to understand, because the narration was in German! But the uniforms looked beautiful. And the children did everything they were told and never questioned authority. Gee, I wonder why someone would want to put out children in uniforms. Can't imagine.

And one more item about children: this superstitious nonsense of blaming tobacco companies for kids who smoke. Listen! Kids don't smoke because a camel in sunglasses tells them to. They smoke for the same reasons adults do, because it's an enjoyable activity that relieves anxiety and depression.

And you'd be anxious and depressed too if you had to put up with pathetic, insecure yuppie parents who enroll you in college before you've even figured out which side of the playpen smells the worst and then fill you full of Ritalin to get you in a mood they approve of, and drag you all over town in search of empty meaningless, structure: Little League, Cub Scouts, swimming, soccer, karate, piano, bagpipes, watercolors, witchcraft, glass blowing, and dildo practice. It's absurd.

They even have "play dates," for Christ's sake! Playing is now done by appointment! Whatever happened to "You show me your wee-wee, and I'll show you mine"? You never hear that anymore.

But it's true. A lot of these striving, anal parents are burning their kids out on structure. I think what every child needs and ought to have every day is two hours of daydreaming. Plain old daydreaming. Turn off the Internet, the CD-Roms and the computer games and let them stare at a tree for a cople of hours. It's good for them. And you know something? Every now and then they actually come up with one of their own ideas. You know how you can help your kids? Leave them the fuck alone!

- George Carlin

Gotta love George :thumbup:

"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

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Re: Play Dates [Re: daimyo]
    #4243024 - 06/01/05 04:41 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

George Carlin's the man.

1.Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow man.
2.Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his own consciousness.
-Timothy Leary

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