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The Wit and Wisdom of Bean, 2009 Edition
A few minutes ago, I was petting Smokey with the blunt end of a butter knife. I pointed out to Skylar that my ministrations were welcome. Skylar was incensed. But then I made clear that I wasn't using the cutting part of the blade. Plus, butter knives barely cut to begin with. The following conversation ensued:
Me: Skylar, can you even imagine me hurting a cat?

Skylar: I don't know. Anyone who likes Foucault could hurt a cat.
Apparently, her early training in critical theory, back when I would show her the books I was reading when she took a break from Teletubbies, has not abandoned her. It will be interesting to see what she thinks when she can actually read Foucault, which will be in less time than it's been since those days when she was toddling about our place in Vallejo.

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celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: March 26th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I laughed out loud when reading this. Skylar is so brilliant and so hilarious in her brilliance.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: March 27th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
LOL!!! That was a good one about Foucault!
From: e4q Date: March 27th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


you LOLd me.

see also shrodinger.

(i never liked foucault, i think he's a boy's thing)
flw From: flw Date: March 27th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I think Foucault would make a great TV sitcom Dad.
From: veggieducksalad Date: March 27th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

It could have been worse

. . .she could have said "Robert Darnton."
barca_k From: barca_k Date: March 28th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
cat. butter knife. Foucault. daughter.

this is a combination i think of every day.

every morning i have that in my head as soon as i wake up - "if i had a cat & a daughter i surely would fetch my butter knife & then figure out a way to introduce Foucault into this equation."

i then always think, "if i could figure out how to involve a pendulum in here somewhere, that would make it better. not sure how... in fact, a pendulum & some butter would complete it... maybe."


what a charming post.
From: ext_129711 Date: March 28th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


you should have explained to her that a butter knife death would be more humane than a life of collared surveillance.

hilarious. i hope ada is that witty when she grows up.
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