Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:55 pm

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Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:55 pm
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Because the radio antenna on my car isn’t working very well anymore, about the only radio station I can pick up with any regularity is WKZL. So I was listening to their morning show on the way to work this morning when Jack Murphy and his crew go off on how Halloween has become a slut-fest, costumewise.

I happen to think that’s perfectly OK — for grownups. For minors, not so much, which was kind of Jack’s point. He said something to the effect that he saw what turned out to be a 12-year-old girl in one of the slut getups and said any parents who would let their kids out of the house looking like that ought to have the kids taken away. (As the father of an 11-year-old girl, I have a certain sympathy for that viewpoint. Our culture is incredibly bad about sexualizing children.)

Whereupon Jack’s daughter Ashley called to remind Dad that when she was 14, she and all her friends dressed up as pirate hookers.

Jack was sort of floored by that. He said something like, “I thought y’all were milkmaids.”

Nope, Ashley said, you’re thinking of when I was 15 — when I was a German beer girl.

We shall, as Mark Twain once wrote, draw the curtain of charity over the remainder of the scene, mainly because that’s when I pulled into my parking place.

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