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Wednesday, February 06, 2008


WHAT DO WE WANT? COOKIE! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!

From an article in The New York Times about a book called "The Happiest Toddler on the Block":

[A] toddler throwing a tantrum over a cookie might wail, “I want it. I want it. I want cookie now.”

Often, a parent will adopt a soothing tone saying, “No, honey, you have to wait until after dinner for a cookie.”

Such a response will, almost certainly, make matters worse. “It’s loving, logical and reasonable,” notes Dr. Karp. “And it’s infuriating to a toddler. Now they have to say it over harder and louder to get you to understand.”

Dr. Karp adopts a soothing, childlike voice to demonstrate how to respond to the toddler’s cookie demands.

“You want. You want. You want cookie. You say, ‘Cookie, now. Cookie now.’"

12:07 PM


THE CONSTANT CHAUNCEY GARDNER

Dear Rabbit,

Thanks for the HuffPost link to the satire on Obama. Baldwin's bloviation couldn't get around the fact that this was a genuinely funny takedown of Obama's magnificent nothingness and coy dancing around race.

The Obama phenom reminds me of nothing as much as the movie and book "Being There." An emptiness that empty people yearn to believe is somethingness.

RW


Dear RW,

Yes, calling Obama "YoMama"? That was fucking genius! I laughed and laughed and rolled on the floor laughing, and then I picked myself up and dusted myself off and proceeded to live in my happy little racist honky bubble for the rest of my pathetic life. Hurray!

Why does silly Obama repeat that stupid word CHANGE all the time? What's so important or special about CHANGE? OK, fine, we're stuck in two wars with no end in sight while creeping closer to a third, we've run decades of international diplomacy into the ground in a few short years, we're sliding into a major recession, we're fucking the environment and our legislators are thoroughly corrupted by corporate interests.

But still. CHANGE! What an empty word! And HOPE. Why would we cling to HOPE, when clearly our country is HOPELESS? What's that guy Obama's fucking problem anyway?

Rabbit

10:35 AM



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