Yeah so this little pic is going around facebook for people to tag their friends in and is causing quite a stir! Everyone wants to be tagged, but hardly ever are they pleased with how they’re tagged because it represents how they are viewed by their peers. I myself have been tagged a couple times in this and… well… I had to untag and retag myself so it was more fitting 🙂
Thank heavens this nonsense only happens in the U.S.
Imagine, some idle child decides that his ears are too sensitive for curse words and gets some more idle judge type person to institute No Cursing Week in Los Angeles. This from the LA Times.
Can Los Angeles County residents go a week without cussing?
At least one county supervisor thinks so. Supervisor Michael Antonovich is set to proclaim this week No Cussing Week on Tuesday, following the example of sandy-haired soccer player McKay Hatch, 14, who has become something of a media darling since he started his No Cussing Club at South Pasadena Middle School two years ago.
“A lot of kids at my school, and some of my friends, would cuss and use dirty language all the time. They did it so much, they didn’t even realize they were doing it. It bothered me so much that one day I challenged them to stop!” McKay wrote on his website.
“They were shocked. They didn’t know that it was bothering me. They didn’t even realize how much they were doing it until I said something. I was actually surprised at how they reacted; they accepted my No Cussing Challenge. But some of the kids said they didn’t know how to stop. That’s when I started the No Cussing Club.”
Within a month, the club had 50 members and soon grew to include 30,000 members in every state and 30 countries, including Argentina, France and the United Kingdom, where swearing is often considered an art.
McKay has since appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Fox News,” “Good Morning America” and “Dr. Phil.”
Those who accept the challenge, which can vary from one week to a year, agree not to “cuss, swear, use bad language or tell dirty jokes. Clean language is a sign of intelligence and always demands respect. I will use my language to uplift, encourage and motivate. I will Leave People Better Than I Found Them!”
“Through the ‘No Cussing Challenge,’ we see the power of positive peer pressure among all people and how saying ‘No’ to cussing is a motivating factor, one that has made it easier for some to say ‘No’ to drugs and violence,” Antonovich wrote in his motion supporting No Cussing Week and commending McKay for “being a positive role model and encouraging the use of clean language.”
But can all of Los Angeles County (and particularly those caught in rush-hour traffic) follow McKay’s lead? And what happens to those who slip when they, say, stub their toe?
No worries — Antonovich has no interest in ticketing the foul-mouthed. “It’s not enforceable,” said Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell. “It’s like Breast Cancer Awareness Week. We want to remind people about their choice of words. Use different language — be kind; be civil.”
— Molly Hennessy-Fiske
McKay Hatch, 14, a 9th grader at South Pasadena High School, started a no cussing club at his school, back in October of 2007. South Pasadena has declared March 3 thru March 7, 2008, don’t cuss week. Hatch was photographed at South Pasadena High School on March 5, 2008.
Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
Bleh! Now, I try not to curse on my blog for several reasons, but don’t be fooled, I have quite the potty mouth and my favourite word is the big C ending in UNT. Someone once told me I punctuate sentences with curse words, I promptly replied “What the f*ck ever!” and conceded his point. I digress.
Now before there’s a “No Hunger Week” where they go feed some hungry people or something, they’re pre-occupied with encouraging children in folly.
I would love to meet that little boy and tell him what I really think about his week. Rest assured, his ears would bleed.
I’d just like to take this opportunity to point out a few things that have annoyed me or in some way affected me in a negative manner of recent.
1. Ignorant names for children.
Now I won’t accept “thee parents’ names were boring” as justification for naming your children folly. These names may seem cute to you at the time, or even original, but somewhere along the lines, they lose their shine and the children are left to deal with some crap for names.
The current examples:
i. Le-a (Pronounced Leedasha) and
ii. Assholé (Pronounced Asholay)
I’ve decided within myself those parents need to be reprimanded for naming their children those foolish names and the children be allowed to change them if they so desire.
However, I will admit the first name inspired me to come up with a sexy name for an Indian child: “&” That’s right, ‘ampersand’. I can hear it now, Ampersand Pardasani is a HOT name, but to each his own.
2. Theft on Public Transportation
For those of you who may or may not know, or even care for that matter, I have been the victim of not one but TWO incidents of theft aboard public transportation vehicles. It needs to stop. I dislike theft in general but especially such cowardice as pick pocketing. At least gun point shows some testicular fortitude, though I abhor gun violence of any kind, it’s still more brass b… I digress. The fact of the matter is I decree Harsher Penalties for Persons found Guilty of Theft!
3. The rise of the Dunce Class
It has baffled me for many a moon as to how being stupid is now the order of the day. I am sure you, my educated readers remember the days when all the rave was school, educating oneself, having a command of the standard and what not. However that is being seen as ‘old school’ and the new wave being ridden is that of abandonment of values, norms and a general disregard for self-improvement. What happened?
Personally, I believe one too many parent refused to burst their child’s ass and tell them “You, go! Learn!” and then plopping duncy down in front of a television to watch shite. No longer is Sesame Street as enlightening as it was, it has now been watered down, glossed up and super commercialized to dominate sales and saw down the glazed over little kiddies abandoned by their hard working parents. Bring the old Sesame Street back. Frig Dora, she’s a loser.
That’s it for now, my little announcement of sorts is over. I just had to clear my mind of that.
You may now returned to your regularly scheduled lives.
Someone sent me this link, loved it instantly. Check it out.
EVERYBODY KNOWS …
You can’t be all things to all people.
You can’t do all things at once.
You can’t do all things equally well.
You can’t do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.
You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of “being you.”
You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due,
And you’ll be a most vital mortal.
DARE TO BELIEVE …
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. After all today is the
tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”
This is one of the funniest videos I ever saw!!! It had me cackling! It’s from the series Robot Chicken. The theme song is stuck in my head.