dimanche, janvier 04, 2009

Corrupted by history?

I'm beginning to wonder if its good for Mr. C to watch so much of the History Channel...

Let's not even talk about the scary music and the graphics they put up when some perfectly respectable Cambridge University professor or less respectable clergyman or a so-called "expert" is talking. Let's not ask about their obsession with the 16th-century prophet Nostradamus as his 500th birthday approaches.

This past week we've watched a show on lust, part of the seven deadly sins series. Tonight zoomed in on pride. Last week was a scary show on the truth behind the attempt to kill Hitler (now made into a Tom Cruise movie) code-named Valkyrie.

When I told Mr. C that perhaps he should not watch such terrible things, he said "it's history, Mom."

Although I'm sure he's taking it all in, the fruit of all this watching has been merely some question mom can't answer and some deft wordplay.

The "Dork Ages" began, not 1200 years ago, but with the birth of his sister. And apparently her birth is also (a fact not yet known to the scholars and "experts" who show up on the History Channel) one of the first of Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.

We're re-writing history here. But this revision may make as much sense as the first one did.

2 commentaires:

Sabrina Vourvoulias a dit…

Awww. I think his sister deserves a rebuttal post.

Offcenter a dit…

The DQ says: Little do they know that the birth of Mr C was the day that everyone frowned, but I made it all better with my bright smile. So his gloomy stare won't be able to make the world frown anymore.

I quote.