Friday, 15 August 2008

things have changed since the seventies

Scene: I shuffle downstairs seeking coffee. Ah, life-giving fluid!! The kids are sprawled on the couch laughing at Big Bird. (Or torturing the dog. Whichever.) I take a big sip. Life is good.

Perky Voice From TV: Okay, boys and girls, today we're going to talk about incest.

Wha-?

Perky Voice From TV: Does anyone know what incest is?

The Hell? I launch myself from the kitchen towards the living room and skid to a stop (the kids lean towards the tv, mouths agape) to hear...

Perky Voice From TV: Insects have wings!

Must.Get.More.Coffee. And possibly a shot of bourbon.



19 comments:

crazymumma said...

And really. I wouldn't have been surprised if it was the topic of the day.

DD said...

Where was your mind this morning?

I remember thinking the science of farting was progressive when Beekman aired.

Mike said...

Very funny. A shot of bourbon in the coffee might have had you thinking you heard "incest and whips"...

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

Hahah that is a good one, the tricks our ears play on us!

Suzanne said...

Boy, you woke up FAST this morning, didn't you?!

Yikes!

jenontheedge said...

Oh my. You do need a lot of go-juice in the morning, don't you?

Ree said...

Hil-arious. I would hear incest. But I'm kinda sick that way.

womaninawindow said...

I was wondering. It's been a while...since Sesame street...not the incest.

Stomper Girl said...

Holy Moley, that woul have had me jumping too.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Insects also have six legs. :)

Loth said...

Ha! If you had heard "incest has 6 legs" your brain would probably have exploded!

Vacant Uterus said...

Eeeek!

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Isabelle said...

Reminds me of the time I had a conversation with a student about his report on psychopaths in Edinburgh. I was startled until I realised he had said cycle paths.

mamatulip said...

OMG I am laughing so hard I can't come up with anything decent to say.

*snort*

jAMiE said...

What a morning that was, thank goodness for coffee!

OvaGirl said...

Eek. See this is why decaff is so dangerous.....

Molly said...

Yup. Your reaction time will be faster with the industrial strength.........That woke me up, and I was falling asleep!!

Erin said...

I'm with MamaTulip. I'm laughing too hard, thinking about you, half-awake, lunging into the living room. Too funny.