Thursday, February 26, 2009

Joking About Octomom

Octomom is a disease of humanity and media.

Listening to Stephanie Miller tonight, I heard a lovely joke:
Did you know IHOP is doing a new Octomom omlette?

It's 14 eggs, no sausage, and the guy next to you paid for it.
How do you punish someone who doesn't do anything illegal, but something morally and socially wrong? In our society, you give her an international platform so everyone can talk about how you punish someone who doesn't do anything illegal, but something morally and socially wrong. And everyone watches.

And nothing happens, though I cannot come up with an answer as to what should. Besides, perhaps, sending all her kids to foster care.

Masters of the Universe, answer our prayers.


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Pyzahn said...

That is a very funny joke.

Alas, the whole Octomom thing is so weird and sad. I have too many unkindly thoughts about her scrambled in my head.

At this point, I think the media frenzy needs to fade away. We really do need an overhaul on thinking of what constitutes news.

Naomi said...

We have finally witnessed uterine-critical-mass. And it turned a lot of people off. That was a good thing, in my opinion.

However, we'll probably witness a few nonuplets or decuplets. Hopefully, it will be outside our borders. And since our neonatal care (uber-expensive but cutting-edge) won't be available to them, most of the infants will die from birth defects. And some will survive, despite birth defects.

After all, OctoMom is receiving disability for more than one singlet. My guess is, among the new litter, 50% will qualify for benefits, too.

Humanity has shown that it needs to push the limits until we're ALL appalled...

Ricky Shambles said...

Thanks for the comments!

One day we will regain our accountability. Right after our self-respect. Until then we must accept that very few of us must server as bastions of those traits.