What the frock do I do with this?

January 1, 2009

Blog Guy, you’re the person I always come to for fashion advice.

That’s pretty sad.

Anyway, my husband gave me a Japanese kimono for Christmas, and I’m not exactly sure where I could wear it.

I searched our photo files for the past couple of days, and it turns out there are two things you can do with a kimono. First, you can put it on your dog.

Oh crud. So now I have to get a dog?

Not necessarily. You can also wear it underwater and swim with eels.

Dogs or eels? That’s it? Anything else I should do?

Yeah, maybe cut up your husband’s credit card.

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A dog in a “Kimono” accompanies her owner on a visit  to a temple in Tokyo, January 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Kim Kyung-Hoon

Diver clad in Japanese kimono swims with an eel at Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, December 31, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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To the parent of the teen who tortures animals. First, immediately remove all pets from your home. Second, get him to a psychiatrist! This is classical behavior of a budding psychopath. Thank your lucky starts that he hasn’t tortured his own parents (yet)! Hello?? Left untreated, his behavior will escalate. This kid was born without the ability to feel empathy. He MUST be taught how to imitate social norms even though he can never intuitively feel/know right from wrong. In other words, he has no conscience to prevent him from committing horrible acts that others instinctively know are wrong. Put locks on your bedroom door.

Kathy, what the heck are you talking about? Torturing a dog in a kimono? I wouldnt think the dog cares how stupid it looks. I am actually being tortured by you and the visual picture of the dog. The eel seems to be swimming just fine too. Altho, I must admin a bit of penis envy.

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I think Kathy was confused and meant to post that on http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 09/01/02/send-your-kid-to-cruel-school/. Though, I do think any parent of a kid that dresses a dog like that should keep their bedroom door locked.

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