|Rin Tin Tin|
Anyway, I recently saw a post -- a thing about dogs. I started reading it and thought I might re-post it on Facebook. (It was about dogs and their silly dogness...) As I read further, it got more and more crass. By the end, I decided that it wasn't how I, a teacher with many former students as friends -- and even some of their parents as friends as well -- wanted to represent myself on social media.
The thing is, the profanity in it was simply not effective; it didn't make the piece any more funny. If anything, it took something away from the contrast of dogly innocence to the real world that would have made it even more humorous.
It is as if people are desperately looking for ways to inject profanity and crassness into things, regardless of context. It as if the teacher didn't show up for class and the kids are running amok. It just seems so stinking immature; and embarrassing -- embarrassing in the same way I feel embarrassed for a person who puts his or her body on display, but in a manner that shows a complete lack of understanding of the part mystery plays in sexiness.
|Lassie. Come on -- can you imagine profanity here?|
So there, Mister Dookie-head-dog-defiler. (See -- that was funnier than if I had called him a @#!$%^& &^%& head.
(I know it would have helped in your understanding of this if I had linked to the post in question, but...well, you see the paradox of effectiveness that would have presented...)