dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On being the star and other annoyances.

Of course, the really irritating thing about this year's Christmas pageant isn't that Lynn decided to fill a collection with strips about a woman disintegrating under the inhuman pressure of dull children behaving witlessly or that she was able to somehow use it to help create another stupid April-fools-all-of-us strip. What bothers me is that we're leading off with a genre of humour I simply cannot abide: the "kids say the darnedest things" jokes that I've always seen as a blight on the world.

You see, the part of me that isn't fond of laughing at the disabled or at foreigners who can't help doing odd things never managed to reconcile himself to programs that exhorted us to laugh at small children who, having been intimidated into a sort of sinister, personality-blunting silence by the unblinking eye of the camera, tell the adult sadist monster freak interviewer how they see things and end up wondering why people laugh at them. It might just be me talking but the vibe I get is "Look at the offsprings talking....they think they're people."

This is because I remember something others do not: children don't like being made to look foolish and tend to not react well.
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