Friday, February 26, 2010

Oral Editorial

One of the new panels in the fresh issue of The Ester Republic.
On the basis of one complaint, an entire school district (temporarily) banned the dictionary. Perversely this sorta stuff gives us insight on the validity of homeschooling, if only to keep other kids from being exposed to such staggering stupidity:
"When a mother volunteering in her son's class at Oak Meadows Elementary in Menifee Union School District, Southern California came across a definition of 'oral' sex' in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th Edition - some reports are indicating that the woman's son came across the word - and complained to the school's principal, officials decided to remove the dictionary from the district's classrooms."
Just a blip on the morality radar that signals the continued erosion of Standards of Decency, if not the impending Collapse of Civilization. Infantile, derogatory humor is probably giving the issue too much credence as it is, but it warrants a reminder how kid's minds (and immature cartoonists) really work. Then again, if this sort of idiocy isn't mocked for what it is, it runs the risk of being taken seriously. Oh wait, it already was.

“Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.” - Barbara Bush

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