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05 September 2008 @ 12:54 pm
The Wisdom of Lauren  
My daughter just recently turned 11, and she's developing a wonderfully dry wit. Some examples:

This morning's summary of McCain's speech at the Republican National Convention last night (complete with flat delivery):
My friends. Today we gather. To support. ME.


This summer, after I'd explained the premise of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and how the cyborgs from the future seek to keep John Connor from ever launching his later revolution:
Well, why don't they just kill the mother?


Last Christmas, while touring the neighborhood holiday light display:
Some people barely even try. They slap a string of lights on the house and go, "Hey, I'm done..."


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PamalaX: Kiddearpamalax on September 5th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh she's a smart cookie :o)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
:D The McCain speech paraphrase kills me, because when you take away the rhetoric that's basically what it means! :0
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
but of course I enjoy the 'verse sufficiently that that just would. not. be. any. fun. But I was totally the kind of kid who'd say stuff like that.
Exactly! She's too young to watch the show, but yet she bypassed the whole premise with one sentence of logic.

But I was trying to get across that they ruined the flow of storyteling IMO and they didn't have to do a curtain call. I mean, it was about 30 seconds after we saw this epic lightning storm in which the kid is electrocuted and dies, and they immediately bring her back... I was ridiculously pissed off.
I can see why that would be utterly weird and annoying to a kid. It negates the story that you're still under the spell of!

Luckily I am a little better at suspension of disbelief under my own power these days, although a lot of people might not consider that a boon. ;)
:D Mine still has its limitations, and if the storyteller doesn't convince me to suspend my disbelief then woe betide THEM. :0
eponin10 on September 5th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
*giggles* That first one is priceless.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Isn't it though?

Imagine how much shorter those conventions would be if the speakers would just stick to the point like that. ;)
happy is as happy does: LMAO - SPNhappywriter06 on September 5th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
I love it. You must be so proud.

She gets McCain. There is hope for the future.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yay!halfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
She gets McCain. There is hope for the future.

She gets him and finds him a little bit of an empty suit (her Obama impersonation was much more dynamic).

And boy is she ever rooting for McCain to lose-- the war is a very big priority for her, and I sure remember what that's like. When I was her age, the Vietnam War had already been going on for a decade and the public wanted out and yet it felt like no-one in power cared, and we might be stuck there forever. Within the year (I think), the U.S. finally pulled out. But to grow up with something that's been around for your whole conscious existence at that age makes it seem like a 'forever' thing.

I saw your post yesterday, too, and like the rest of us Lauren is infuriated at the idea that people should vote for McCain just because of Palin (who is the ANTI-female vote in my book). Lauren liked Hillary a little more than Obama, but was happy to have two excellent candidates running on the Democratic ticket.

Choosing from among riches is SO much better than choosing among the lesser of evils. ;)
happy is as happy does: Barack kissing Michelle @ the DNC.happywriter06 on September 7th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
(her Obama impersonation was much more dynamic).
I would love to see that.

I read a quote yesterday about how the future of a country is determined by the opinions of it's citizens under 25. So I think we'll be okay if these youngsters think like Lauren.

I want something that says, "Palin. The Anti-Hillary."

Choosing from among riches is SO much better than choosing among the lesser of evils.
Hopefully, this is a trend.
brigid_tanner: Dean approved black jacketbrigid_tanner on September 5th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
LOVE her take on McCain! Smart kid.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
She is not fooled by the grandfatherly exterior.

And she also knows that he's not planning on ending the war anytime soon, which is not okay with her. ;)

I hadn't heard him speak live until about 6 months ago, and I got a "Napolean complex" vibe off of him.

Turns out, he's 5'7". Yeah. Self-explanatory. :0
Kimberley: Johnny smileslampshade_days on September 6th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
My friends. Today we gather. To support. ME.

Ha!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
And you know it's totally what he's thinking, too! :D
alazysod on September 6th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Hahaha love it! :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
I'll bet you were this kind of kid yourself. Maybe me too, but that's too far away for me to remember. ;)