News, but not the serious kind
A heartwarming holiday tradition…
Blog Guy, this is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, our family’s favorite day of the year! Our children, Paige and Preston, know this is P-Day, the day your blog is devoted entirely to “Cute Stuff That Begins with the Letter P.”
The children are sitting here with their steaming mugs of cocoa, their eyes sparkling with excitement. What do you have for them?
Hi Paige, hi Preston! Gather ’round!
This year, we’ll kick off P-Day with this adorable PANDA. Is that darling, or what?
Next, on the left, we have this cute news photo from a few days ago. Awwwwww!
Er, Blog Guy, you’re saying Vladimir PUTIN is cute? Cover your eyes, kids!
No! Putin is holding a PUPPY! That’s the p-word here!
You should make that clearer. What else?
Check out the shot on the right. a really cute PENGUIN, and a PORPOISE! How about those?
Paige says that’s just a baby dolphin, not a porpoise. She says they are similar, but not the same.
Big deal. They’re all fish, right?
No. Preston says dolphins and porpoises are actually mammals, who give birth to live young.
So do you have something you want to say to Paige and Preston, Blog Guy?
Yeah. Just suck it up. Learn to tolerate this sort of ignorance and misinformation from grown-ups, or you’ll have miserable, depressing childhoods.
Meanwhile readers, starting next year, the Sunday before Thanksgiving will be devoted entirely to vegetables grown in Estonia.
Top: Giant panda Basi holds a doll of the Guangzhou Asian Games mascot at Fuzhou Panda World in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer
Left: A Bulgarian shepherd dog looks on as Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin carries it, in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 13, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov
Right: An erect-crested penguin watches a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, Uruguay, November 5, 2010. REUTERS/Andres Stapff