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What the (supply suitable expletive)!?

Okay. So we established that Terrell Owens is not someone we'd like our offspring to imitate, right? He appeared in an indecent commercial, was a jerk (trying to refrain from fruity language here) to his teammates, was and remains the most infantile player in the League if you judge by maturity alone, and recently nearly killed himself. (Oh, it was an accident? nice one...) Yet he supposes that he's as well qualified as anyone to write children's literature. Sure his books are going to be about traditional values...I guess. Sharing, and the like. But if little kids are the astute and impressionable creatures I've been told they are, this might not work out too great. If you read a book to a child the way you're SUPPOSED to, complete with author and title, the child will remember the name. Unless he hates the book. But anyway; I distinctly recall my very young nephew hearing "Make Way for Ducklings" and bellowing appropriately: "ROBERT MCCLOUSKY! (By the bye, I don't know how to spell that name either.) So I think it follows that if children know the name, know the book, and you own a TV and they hear about the further expoits of T.O....well. You catch my drift.

5 comments:

Father Barry said...

Robert McCloskey is still a popular favorite - but you should have heard him reciting Carl Sandburg the other day. Freaky.

-said nephew's mom

Catherine_Creagan said...

A) Why is his mother's name "joe"?
B) Why is his mother letting him read Carl Sandburg?

Lenor said...

World's shortest book,

How to Behave Like a Decent Person.

Lenor said...

World's shortest book,

How to Behave Like a Decent Person.

Father Barry said...

First rule of blogging - the name under which you log in (oh, the trauma of deciding which preposition must dangle) may not necessarily be one's own. Isn't that so, Miss Creagan?

Secondly, because it was a cute little poem about pumpkins, you literary snob, you.

-the mom

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