Friday, October 3, 2008

Ubiqui-bounce

Ok, so what is the goddamn deal with bouncy houses taking over the universe? 

Seriously?  I get that they're fun.  But they're not always necessary are they?  It seems like every roadside attraction now has to have one.  Our local farmer's market has one, and what's worse...every pumpkin patch in our area has TWO!  I can only imagine the poor parents trying to get their kids out of the bouncy house, "Come on Johnny, you can't go in the other one until you pick out your pumpkin."  I mean, hello - isn't the fun of going to the pumpkin patch PICKING OUT YOUR PUMPKIN?  It's just insane to me.  I guess they'll be at the Christmas Tree joints, too.  I find it so odd.

I don't mean to be all old-fashioned, but I just wonder if my kids are going to grow up thinking that bouncy houses are everywhere.  It seems like a sign of the times, and not a good one.

You know what else is odd?  The idea that Sarah freaking Palin might be elected into the Vice Presidency.  It's more than odd, really.  It's fucking terrifying.  Not to mention her war mongering pal.  What is wrong with this country?  How has she made it this far?  Who thought that she'd appeal to to Americans?  Why are they a little bit right?  All that babbling last night probably appealed to a lot of people and that's just scary.  I can't even write much more about it, or I'll go nutty.   But I will say that there ought to be an Amendment stating that VP candidates should be able to name at least one major newspaper.

7 comments:

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Standing up a clapping!! I agree with you totally on both of these topics!

SP must be superwoman because when you can read any and all newspapers out there I don't know how you have time for much else!

Leah said...

My daughter is obsessed with moonbounces so I feel your pain. It's like she's got radar for where they are and can spot them from 3 miles away. Ugh.

As for SP, I agree wholeheartedly. She is a doofus. And her sidekick looks like he's got 1 foot in the grave (does anyone else think he looks like a walking cadaver?) so there exists the real possibility of her actually taking over as Prez. Makes me want to move to Canada.

Caba said...

I'm not even going to get started on the Palin thing. I loathe her. Enough said.

We haven't gone pumpkin picking yet, but I haven't seen an adundance of moonbounces. When my kids are old enough to go in them, I can already see the struggles of trying to get them out!

edie & ella said...

What the Wasilla Times doesn't count??????? Yeah the whole eye winking "Maverick" calling thing was gettin on my nerves too!!!!!! SAM

Rebecca said...

Soon we'll all be living in bouncy houses! The girls on The View said that Sarah wouldn't name a newspaper/magazine because then she would be endorsing one...that's ridiculous. All she had to do was name a local paper or Newsweek or something...whatever...it's going to be the election of the lesser of two evils as usual!

butterflyanla said...

especially if they were a journalism major. ;) I haven't seen a bouncy house in ages. Let's be real SP is scary on her own, but what is more scary is M is over 70, a former Vietnam pow, and has cancer. She could be PRESIDENT! now that my friend is scary.

Chili said...

Bouncy houses are both wonderful and horribly horribly evil!!! SP is only the latter. ;)