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Roses, a Card, and a Plastic Spoon.
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Roses, a Card, and a Plastic Spoon.
H is for the help she always gave me, U is for her unimposing care,
M is for her many many virtues, I is for her instinct to be there,
L is for her love that never falters, I, impressive in most every way,
A, amazing gifts of kindly nurture, T the tears I shed when she's away
I and O for all the things I owe her, N for everything I never say...

Line them up they spell HUMILIATION ... the gift I give my mother on this day!



Over at USS Mariner, Derek Zumsteg reports that for their Mother's Day promotion last Sunday, the Tacoma Rainiers buried a diamond ring in the infield, and --- I wish I were joking --- sent women out to dig for it with plastic spoons.
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willwheels From: willwheels Date: May 16th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The WSJ had an article Saturday on Me Mother's Day. I don't subscribe, but a summary can be found here:
http://www.getalifesoon.com/weblog/item/the-me-generation

The gist is that twentysomethings buy things like tattoo and laser hair removal or gym and dating service memberships for themselves and call it a Mother's Day gift because it would allegedly make their mom happy. Ugh. At least these moms got a plastic spoon.
brooklynite From: brooklynite Date: May 18th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
"Allison Billings calls it the adult version of the macaroni picture frame."

Sweet.
rednekkid From: rednekkid Date: May 16th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only hope there wasn't really a diamond buried out there. I couldn't be troubled to read the article to find out....
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 17th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
After that did they make them clean the toilets with toothbrushes? They love to feel needed, don't they? It's amazing how far we've come.

G
willendorf5761 From: willendorf5761 Date: May 17th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
The part that amazes me most is not that some stupid ball club buried a diamond in the infield, but that all those women are out there looking for it.

False consciousness? I blame the patriarchy.
brooklynite From: brooklynite Date: May 18th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I have this image of sons taking their mothers to the game, and saying "go on, ma!" when they start handing out the spoons. And of mothers sighing inwardly and trudging down to the field because they don't want to be bad sports.
willendorf5761 From: willendorf5761 Date: May 18th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I can see that. Sigh.
brooklynite From: brooklynite Date: May 18th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and yeah --- I did inform Twisty.
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