John Lennon Was A Communist?
Re-reading some of my past posts, I’ve come to the conclusion that I very rarely say positive things about my stepson, the infamous Lad. While this post is not designed to ‘teach’ us anything or even to make us think, I do hope it makes some of us laugh.
Ladism #1: Late one evening, I was indulging in one of my worst addictions, popcorn. Standing over the stove, the Lad wandered through the kitchen, asking me what I was doing. I replied I was making popcorn. He asked why I wasn’t using the microwave. “it isn’t that kind of popcorn.’ I explained. “Huh,” said the lad, “I didn’t know you could do that.” I guess in the Lads world popcorn was invented with the microwave.
Ladism #2: I once asked the lad if he would like to eat dinner with us. “I just ate two 1/4 pound hamburgers, that is a whole pound of meat.” In the Lads world, math apparently doesn’t work the same way as it does in our world.
Ladism #3: Hubba and I were sitting and talking about Lenin. The Lad was listening intently. Hubba and I were commenting on how odd it was that they put his body in that glass coffin and that people could walk by and see him, years and years after his death. Lad asked us why and I said I didn’t know, maybe because he was a symbol of communism. The lad waited a few moments before saying in amazement: “John Lennon was a communist?” I guess I should be happy I finally convinced him that the Beatles were a major musical force, but in his world? John Lennon lead the Russian Communist Party.
Ladism #4: Hubba told the Lad last night his favorite quote by Thomas Jefferson is “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.’ The Lad replied: “my favorite Thomas Jefferson quote is that it took him 200 attempts to make the lightbulb before he got it right.” In the Lad’s world, Thomas Jefferson, not Edison invented the lightbulb.
Laughing for Once,
The Wicked, Laughing, Stepmother