"Blogging the Bog of Outer Banks Politics"
EOD has chosen to make this blogpost, not because, at age 68, he thinks that he cannot survive what he has left of the 21st century, and the growing vileness that our society continues to push forward; but because he shudders to think what the future holds for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.How can parents who truly loves their children sit back and laugh at this book? How can they buy it, for themselves or for someone else. I would urge you to boycott this book. Thanks.
You're wrong on this one. That book is hilarious, especially if you have the ability to have a sense of humor about what we all go through as parents... that line..."I know you're not thirsty. That's bulls__t. You're lying..."Is EXACTLY what every one of us has thought a hundred times, but bit our lip and got our kids a drink.Lighten up, Ray, remember, some people think cats are stupid animals, but we let you guys have your fetish for them. Let the rest of us enjoy adult humor.
That dog won't hunt, Anon. There are zillions of ways to enjoy adult humor without it being at the expense of children. I cannot imagine anyone thinking this book or Samuel L. Jackson is funny. And,if you don't think kids mock their parents, you've never raised kids.
It hunts just fine, I raise kids NOW, you don't, and you haven't in this generation, so stop telling current parents what is funny and what's not. That book is a best seller. Must be funny to most of us.That humor in the book is not at the expense of kids at all. You don't get it. You just don't like the language. Well, when you were my age, your parents didn't like YOUR language either.
The humor IS AT THE EXPENSE OF KIDS...YOUNG KIDS. If good parents today approve of that kind of language when discussing or thinking about their children I feel sorry for them. I hope you are the exception, rather than the rule. The fact that the book sells has no bearing on my opinion of it.
The beaches are crowded, our seagull's bellies filled with toxic tourist snacks.Their poop rains on 36 million dollar one-summer sand, those are the engineered facts.An old man who likes cats is complaining again, he just doesn't get 2-job-2-income exhausted- parent jokes.He really should focus on raising cats, they don't talk back, and return to picking on Mayor Oakes.
This old man likes cats, dogs and all of God's critters, even the sandfleas that are being killed by the millions in Nags Head right now. :0And, yep, two-job, 2-income, exhausted parents, shouldn't be throwing their hard money away on baby porn these days either.
For pity's sake EOD, beyon the fact that this book *is* funny, what does this have to do with anything in Dare? This is national news. And all you did was re-post someone elses opinion.It's not a kids book-duh! Anyone who lets their kids read this is probably doing worse things to them than swearing in their presence. I'm far more concerned about the fact that our country is going further into debt every day (while old people get free motorized scooters and china gets freign aid even while we borrow money from them) as regards my children's future than I am that some people find this book funny.
Katherine, it's my f****** blog and I can complain about anything I want to, whether it pertains to Dare County or not. And, I disagree that the f****** book is national news. It affects every F****** parent and child in the world. Now, how's that? Now, are you looking out for your F****** children's future? I hope so..
As a parent of 3 children (12) (9) and (7). I found this book to be an absolute delight.Just b/c you don't agree with something EOD, doesen't mean it is a bad thing.Of course I have a sense of humor.
I totally agree with you on this one Ray.How a parent can buy a book,with a title using the word F***,is beyond me.I can't believe they can even publish a book,using that word in the title.It just shows you how F***** up this country really is!
OK, then I am sorry to say that you appear to be one of the reasons for the downfall of good family values in this country. May I ask, "are you a single parent".Oh, that's right, it doesn't matter, people don't get married or stay married any more.It's a perfectly correct f******, 'me thing'.
I heard the sequel is going to be.."Hey grandpa, shut the f**k up, we don't keep you alive to hear you b*tch..."(I am just joking around)
Wow, I'm a little surprised at where this post has gone. I will admit when I saw it on facebook a couple of months ago I read through it and laughed my butt off. However, I didn't realize it was actually a book. I thought it was an internet spoof. I agree that sometimes you just feel that way when all you want your kids to do is go to sleep. With that being said, I would NEVER buy this book for fear that my kids would find it. My husband and I work diligently to keep "adult" things away from them. I'm appalled at how many little children are allowed by their parents to watch horror films. I'm disgusted by it, in fact. Our goal is to raise our kids in a child envoirnement and teach them of they ways of the world at appropriate ages. It would be my total luck that I would buy this book as a joke and either stick it away or forget and leave it out and one of my kids would find it. I agree with Ray, children are little mocking birds and they watch everything we do. For example, I yelled out my car window at a tourist the other day (stupid thing to do, I know) and my kids piped up and started yelling too. I was so embarrased of my actions. I had to apologize to my kids and explain how wrong I was. Can you imagine trying to explain this book?I agree that parenthood has to come with a sense of humor. I'm just worried about this book because it looks so much like a child's book it would be totally likely that a child would pick it up. As for the personal attacks on Ray. I find that disgusting. It's his blog and his opinion. Let's be respectful. We can state our opinions and disagree like respectable adults.
Although I may disagree with him, enough with the personal shots at Ray. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Like a bumper sticker I saw yesterday so graciously said in our Southern Dialect, "Ack Nice".
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