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Toward a Less Productive America

Dear Kay,
Two time-eaters for you today:
1. SMKR. (Alert: spicy language. But you’ll probably recognize most of the sentiments.)
2. “Rx from the Cursing Mommy” by the incomparable Ian Frazier in The New Yorker. (Alert: superdy-strong language alert. But it’s The New Yorker so it’s like classy and stuff.)
Love,
Ann

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. the diaper blowout brought back too many memories. eeewww!

  2. Just found smkr this morning! All my son did was sit quietly removing tissue after tissue from the box…

  3. i’m SO glad you shared the Rx article — i read it yesterday and LMAO. or should i say LMFAO ;-)

  4. Hysterical. Put links to them both on my FB page. Thanks for the laughs.

  5. SMKR – O.M.G.!!!!

  6. FUNNY!

  7. SMKR saved my day. I thank you. :-)
    (and I probably have about 27 photos I can submit to them LOL)

  8. Thank you for the link to Ian Frazier’s article. I laughed so hard that tears streamed down my cheeks. I can so relate those infuriating medical expenses!

  9. Love SMKR. Wish I’d taken more pictures when the kids were younger and my life was in ruins. Who’da thought it would have entertainment value?

  10. Funny stuff!!!

  11. I wonder about you Ann, sometimes I really do. (Only kidding!) Decided against having kids. Couldn’t quite skip the parents though. What is it with the fax thing? Staplers are sentient (like mayonnaise) and are determined to kill you.

  12. I love The Cursing Mommy (a recurring New Yorker character)–but hubby gets insulted that I find it so funny ;(

  13. I love The Cursing Mommy (a recurring New Yorker character)–but hubby gets insulted that I find it so funny ;(

  14. Thanks Ann for such educational links. Hey, did SMKR get those from my photo album? I know I have photos of Desitin smeared kids (except mine has a 2yo who sooo helpfully desitined and diapered his 1yo sister…), diaper blow-outs and many, many, many broken dishes (including a piece of Grandma’s china). And my sweet baby sister taught my kids from an early age that Oh f*ck is just grown up code for Oh fudge and that no one under 21 is allowed to say Oh f*ck in public and if they do they nevereverever heard it from Aunt Jenny.

  15. I guess I’m either too old or too sensitive. I love your knitting blog, but the continuous FFF is enough to drive me nuts…even though it was provided through a link. I wonder if anyone was ever funny when that word was never used? I remember laughing a lot way back then.

  16. Went to HS with Ian Frazier….he wasn’t this funny then…who’d have thought he would end up being such a big deal? Love his stuff though. Thanks for the link.

  17. Thank you for the much-needed laughs!

  18. Thank you for the much-needed laughs!

  19. These two links made me laugh out loud and made my day!! Thanks for sharing.

  20. These two links made me laugh out loud and made my day!! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Yes, that Ian Frazier piece was funny but I really, really laughed at May 17, “Remembering John Paul Stevens.” Hope Kay has read it.
    Belated big wishes on your 20th anniversary. Told Ron and he smiled large; we’re always pleased to hear about longterm marriages!