Caolinn: OMG I just saw an ad for car loans, and the storyline was that this nerdy white kid was trying to pick up this 40-year-old lady on a street corner in a crappy car, and he says, ‘Car ruined my game’, so he gets a loan and winks at the camera with the woman in his new car. WHAT. EVEN. He looks twelve and she was this middle-aged, independent black woman who had been throwing him some appropriate sass, and now is IN HIS CAR. WHAT IS HAPPENING!? America!? Feminism!?
Me: What in the holy hell are you watching?
Caolinn: I have no idea. I was watching Teen Wolf and right in the middle of it, the commercial break took a really weird turn.
Me: To be clear…in a show about a werewolf who plays high school basketball…things took a really weird turn.
Caolinn: I don’t have time to explain these things to you, Mother.
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HA! At this point my response of the moment would have been something along the lines of,
“…excuse me a minute, I need to throw out the encyclopedias now because it’s apparent you know every thing!”
She’d find fault with my logic. I don’t know how…but she would.
That’s adolescence for you… Even when you’re right (as an adult), you’re wrong!
They play Lacrosse, to be technical, although I find myself accepting all sorts of
unbelievable stuff from that show, but criticizing the commercials as being unrealistic . Go figure……
Ahhhh, I’m basing all my information on the old movie. No wonder.
Hey why shouldn’t our youth believe in basketball playing lycanthropes, The USA twice elected George W. Who said magical things like… “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” . or this gem.. “I’m the commander — see, I don’t need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president.”…or… “They misunderestimated me.”… but this one is my fave… “Do you have blacks, too?” –to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001 .
The world is a magical place 🙂
“They misunderestimated me.”…
At least it wasn’t Teen Wolf 2.
That, Sir, is the silver lining.
I know this commercial and I think how different my life would have turned out had I access to this information when I was young and single. Sigh.
If only we all had 20/20 hindsight.
Reminds me of the time my (now ex) stepson criticized Toy Story for something unrealistic… and I reminded him he was picking holes in a movie where the toys secretly talk and have lives of their own. Hmmmm.
Lol. Pick your battles, kids.
Uh, it’s lacrosse, and not basketball! And the show isn’t weird, it’s supernatural! Ugh, I don’t have time to explain these things to you, Mother!!
LMAO…hey, I don’t watch the show! And I’m willing to bet I know why YOU watch. Mmmmmhmmmm
For the thrilling story line and captivating special effects, obviously! I reject any implication that it might be for more superficial or lustful reasons! *shifts eyes guiltily*
Right…and for Lacrosse tips…for when you’re “in the crease”.
I swear, if I were drinking something, this would be the part where I comically spit it all over my coffee table!
You win! Nothing I say can trump that response! LOL
How do you raise a kid with that level of media awareness? Thankfully all I’m combatting right now is that there are no such thing as space aliens, and the moon isn’t made of cheese, but I would love to hear what has worked for you given your daughter’s opinions.
Unfortunately, I have forces working against me. If it was up to me, she wouldn’t have had a phone until high school, and then it would have been a basic phone only. Her other (absentee, no less) parent, sent her an iPhone in the 8th grade. *sigh*
Caolinn is my hero.
She’s frequently my spirit animal. 🙂