December 7th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

The Legend Of Exile Farm.

As we all know, all of the Pattersons have a terrible time when they go to Exile Farm. The kids have to endure Cousin Laura and her wall-to-wall bitchy moral superiority, Elly has to deal with the fact that despite what the media tells her, exposure to grain silos and barn yard animals doesn't ennoble people and John winds up becoming the farm hand he feared becoming. The reason that I mention this is that despite the fact that he really hates farm life when he's actually living it, John tells himself that people who live on the land are really lucky.

This is important for two reasons. Not only did he marry a city girl who also blanks out on how miserable she is on the farm, he has at least two children out there who look back on their purgatorial period of dealing with recalcitrant future meal options and the boorish yokels Elly and John think are better than civilized men and women with the same idiot gloss of sentimentality. Oddly enough, the only person sane enough to remember what a craphole the farm is went nuts in a different way and thinks Blandthony is Galahad.