Tuesday, August 22, 2006
This is Technically Child Abuse
Still on deadline, so still linkwhoring. via both our old friend TBogg and the nastier friends at Something Awful we get the Armor of God PJ's. You know, God bless, and you're certainly free to take advantage of capitalism in ay way you see fit to serve your community. But don't expect not to get made fun of for it.
Yes, this is mean spirited. I am not a nice man. I'd think you'd know that by now.
The most interesting part for me is in the write-up:
"The whole Armor of God Pajama set will help your children to depend on God to protect them from their fears, doubts, and uncertainties at night so their sleep can be restful and peaceful."
"... depend on God to protect them from fears, doubts, and uncertainties"? Yeah, wouldn't want the kids to start early developing any constructive coping mechanisms for their daily life. Whatever happened to "God helps those who help themselves"?
You know what my Grandfather, a lifelong Catholic, once told me? "I believe in God. I just don't believe he's going to show up any time soon and loan me this month's rent."
I am paraphrasing. The actual quote is "I believe in God. I just don't think he's going to show up and kill those Nazis over there for me. So I'd best get to work. Hand me the fucking knife. No, the big one." But you get the point.
I will say, that fears, doubts and uncertainties at night are a problem, but really more as you hit 40 or so. I'll admit to some late-night panic attacks recently. So if they sold these in adult size, I would buy them.
And then have sex in them.
I'm not even gay, but I'd feel obligated.
Seriously, now I want the adult ones, and I've probably pissed off the manufacturers, so they won't go for it. Dammit.