Friday, December 17, 2004

Sarcasm Girl Strikes

I have two kids, the older of whom is 14 and a freshman in High School. At her school all freshmen take "Strategies for Success," a class meant to instill good work habits and teach organization. Since said child is organizationally challenged, this would seem to be a good thing. But as is often the case with such classes, the materials they give the kids lend themselves to parody and sarcasm (SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS--the habits are fine, but the book couches them in terms that are often condescending and dim).

So yesterday the kid comes home with a worksheet she has to do--not turn in, the point of the journey is simply to think about your answers to the questions. One of the questions was something on the order of "Having a vision of who and
what I want to be in the Future is important because:"

Her response: "...otherwise you'll end up in a trailer in some Red State eating Spam(tm) and asking your insignificant
other (who is about to dump your lazy, sorry butt) to get you a beer from the fridge."

And that is why we call her Sarcasm Girl. I'm thinking of getting her a spandex superhero costume...


Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

Can Sarcasm Girl bend irony in her bare hands? Does she have a =literally= withering glance? Does her curling lip make a villain grab wildly at his shirt front as he is slowly hoist into the air? Does she have Attitude enough to power her attitude jets?

If facetiousness hurled girders, every teenager would be Magneto.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Sarcasm Girl has two major powers: irony, and the Eyeball of Death, aka the Hairy Eyeball. Strong adults have been known to wither away to ash and blow away.

Sarcasm Girl intends to be a snappier dresser than Magneto. "I mean, what's with that thing on his head? Puh-lease!"

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarcasm Girl probably has no need of an autosarcasterizer.


9:21 AM  

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