This mother has her parental shit together.

(11AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)


This rare voice of sanity can see the Necker cube in both ways, without undue or muddled effort.  Flip, flop.  Disambiguate one way, then the other.  Sure, there is resistance in switching between perspectives by the mind, but once you know the trick, just how hard is switching between multi-stable points of view?  Less hard than people proclaim.  In fact, if you can’t disambiguate perception in several directions, then something is unusual about you, because most people can more easily pop their cubes this way or that than they will likely admit.

I am rarely gob-smacked in a good way.  This woman kicks ass.  And yeah, “Daphne” rocked the whole outfit.  I had hoped that (somehow) my Scooby-Doo cartoon-watching days would not leave me utterly mentally deficient.

My nephew, at eight years of age, watches Scoob and Shag, just like I did, in 1969, and I’m not commenting on the value of that media franchise, but Jiminy effing crickets, time flies, and it’s hard enough finding oneself without the undue pressure of expecting the cube to pop this way or that.


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  1. I noticed it via the poorman.

    • Edger on November 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Was the pumpkin part of the costume? 😉

    Cute kid!

    • Edger on November 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Which way is she going?

    • melvin on November 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Among those piling on her case was “Doctor” Gardere, one of CNN’s in-house imbeciles. Along the way he describes having a gay child as “any parent’s worst nightmare” – as I noted at towleroad, where this incident caused an uproar, maybe Dr. Gardere is unfamilar with little nightmares like cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.

    I wouldn’t let this bozo trim my cat’s toenails:

    The kids came to the door this year as tigers, vampires, and fairly princesses. But they will grow up to be plain old people.

    • RUKind on November 10, 2010 at 2:59 am

    What’s the big deal?

    • banger on November 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Girls can be boys but boys can’t be girls. Very interesting and it means a lot. We have to back to why that is and how deep that is. The other mothers don’t want males to be “weak” women is what it implies. In part, it’s because in they know very well that in the male subculture if appear “weak” you’ll be relentlessly and brutally bullied.

    Fear of being gay and of trans folk is stunningly powerful in our society. We can only hope for gradual evolution here. But here’s why the story is important and why LGTB issues are actually more important and critical than we think: fully accepting the full-spectrum of human sexuality will give us the ability to accept the full-spectrum of humanity and enable us to relax and be ourselves and not always worry about being assaulted. I think we have to appreciate that this is a tall order and the fact we are making gradual progress is nothing short of a miracle. I can almost say that accepting LGTB people will move us towards a real hunger for peace by making the celebration of humanity in its rainbow colors the central aspect of our lives–not greed, fear, ignorance and violence as seems to be the case at present.  

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