Thursday, February 20, 2014
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?
Oh Jesus. I still have a blog. It's just been sitting here, like a kid waiting in a running car for his mom to come back from the grocery store, not knowing that she abandoned her shopping cart and moved to New Zealand on a whim instead.
My younger daughter Ivy is four years old, by the way. Unlike my older daughter, who embraces the skin-deep Judeo-Christian value-pastiche of Superbowl ads and Fresh Beat Band lyrics, my youngest has a much more malleable take on ethics. Example:
Ivy: Storm troopers work for the emperor, but not Darth Vader. Darth Vader is good.
Me: In the end he's good. But not the whole time.
Ivy: Yes, he IS good the whole time.
Bill: Darth Vader does horrible things.
Me: Yeah. He had a whole planet blown up. That's about as bad as it gets.
Ivy: Those are just aliens, those aren't people.
Then again, maybe she is soaking in the ambient values of her homeland.