Toad in the Hole

February 10, 2006

Sometimes a Great Notion

I was listening to KPIG on the way to the orthodontist this morning and heard an ad for a store in Fairfax that I know from one or two visits. Fairfax is the town where we got T-boned in our pickup by a four-point buck who ran out from between two cars parked at meters, is the kind of town Faifax is.

(For you humanitarian types: the buck was unhurt. Bounced to his feet and bounded off with an indignant glare at us. I didn't know what hit us till I saw that glare in the rearview mirror. I had to use a crowbar later, to pry the fender straight so we could open the passenger door all the way.)

The store sells all sorts of dime-store stuff, for Marin County values of dime-store. Sundries and notions, odds and ends, some very odd. The ad mentioned "self-inflating whoopie cushions."

What the hell is this country coming to? Self-inflating whoopie cushions!? We can't even blow our own god damned whoopie cushions up with our own god damned lungs??? Man, that's pitiful. No wonder the fundies are taking over.

Posted at February 10, 2006 05:20 AM


i'm not sure my kids even know what whoopie cushions ARE. they missed, by a few decades, that time when mrs. spinnler was setting up the film projector in 5th grade, and someone snuck a whoopie cushion onto her chair -- and she must have figured it out, because she hovered atop her seat for the entire film, while all us little hooligans and angels were waiting for the whoopie...

this pretty much sums up sex education for my elementary years. or maybe it was something historical...

Posted by: kathy a at February 10, 2006 09:05 PM

Lord, lord, Kathy, your kids need an introduction to Archie McPhee. Tha catalogues seem to be tilting toward decor lately, but last time I was in the store in Seattle, they had a good supply of the basics IIRC. Whoopie cushions, tooth-blackening chewing gum, dribble glasses, disappearing ink, handshake buzzers, fake puke puddles... Hmmm, maybe you're better off.

Posted by: Ron at February 11, 2006 04:22 PM