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Adults and over-reaction

Lies Parents Tell Their Kids (Source)

No.1  Carrots help you see in the dark
No.2  Watching too much TV will damage your eyesight
No.3  Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis
No.4  If you swallow chewing gum it will stay in your stomach for seven years
No.5  Swimming after eating causes cramps
No.6  If you go outside with wet hair, you'll catch a cold
No.7  Crossing your eyes will make you go cross-eyed
No.8  If you sneeze with your eyes open, they will fall out
No.9  Eating chocolate causes acne
No.10 Drinking coffee will make you short

Really? Then why aren't there more adults whose eyes are crossed? 

Plagiarism Infographic from (via Stephens Lighthouse)

Really, one plagarized paper will make me a homeless bum at age 70? And a smoker? Anything, but please not a politician! 

GEICO Pig on a Date Angers One Million Moms

GEICO’s newest mascot is Maxwell, a talking pig who is the latest target of One Million Moms, a conservative organization that its website says targets the “trash in today’s media” that is aimed at children. ... Monica Cole, director of One Million Moms, says the commercial promotes bestiality.


Really? Somebody thinks that Maxwell is so hot that girls might be tempted to make out with him? Sorry, girls, this farm boy knows the difference between a boar and a barrow - and Max sure doesn't talk or look like a boar to me.

I really get disgusted with any over-hyping of a problem. Aren't kids facing enough real problems, dangers, and tough choices without adults selling a product or POV by ramping up the consequences or temptations.

How are adults supposed to have any credibility when real threats come up when stupid concerns like these are so common?

BTW, I wonder where One Million Moms stands on this perverted flick?



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Reader Comments (1)

1. Plagiarism - silly but funny. If I hadn't already finished my unit of ethics I would add it immediately. I still have some opportunities later.
2. Beauty and the Beast - never even crossed my mind -

March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenn Gorman

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