dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Accidental Deconstruction Theatre with John and Elly Patterson

For those of you paying attention, you'll notice that a terrible, horrible, scary word is about to apply to Michael: teenager. We are about to spend the next seven years being baffled by the fact that the alleged adults in the room run around like frightened salamanders because of a word. I don't see much substantive difference between the bonehead who flunks his driving test because he got friendzoned and the muttonhead who got dared to stick his fool head in the girls' shower stall but, boy, howdy, do John and Elly ever panic about the non-existent shift in his behaviour.

This, I think, is because they've been trained by those annoying "social issue" films from the fifties and sixties that pretty much turn banal adolescent behaviour into part of the Red's conspiracy to give a middle finger to Mom, America/Canada and Apple Pie/Butter Tarts. Since they've been indoctrinated into thinking that being part of a demographic cohort means that Mike is a menace to everything they hold dear, they view him through this lens. This, of course, makes of them the same kind of moron Mike himself is because he seems to get letting the media do his thinking from him from Dear Old Mom And Dad. What this also means is that without intending to, wanting to or realizing it, Lynn has accidentally indicted the Johns and Ellys of the world for panicking without dignity because the box says to.
Tags: cathode ray poisoning., john and elly fail parenting forever

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