Saturday, January 09, 2010

Playhouse Forum

Yesterday on Facebook, someone (kiddingly ha ha isn't that funny not at all even close to the truth) commented that I show my child pornography. (Dear FBI...I apologize in advance that the previous sentence required me to put those two words together. And that my site is called Brutalism. And that I honestly thought your acronym stood for "Female Body Inspector" until just recently...)

You know, we kid around a lot here at Brutalism headquarters, but please know that I would never, ever show my child anything that was not specifically geared toward children. Which means, I guess, that we will not be reading Shel Silverstein anymore:

"Piece", "Big O", "roll by yourself" -- really, Larry Flynt Shel Silverstein?

But that was not enough for you, was it, disturbing combination of John Wayne Gacy and Ron Jeremy Shel?:

Curled up in a fetal position,


Ri, the Music Savvy Mom said...

You know what? You are just not right. Not right at all. Is it any wonder I love you so?

(And FWIW, Shel has always creeped me out. The Giving Tree gave me nightmares. True story!)

Ali said...

I'm a Shel fan. And a fan of Brutalism. But then many say I'm weird. So I got that goin' for me...which is nice.

Dilettard07 said...

OK, well here's a "no shit!" kind of discovery on my part: Shel Silverstein was a Grammy-winning songwriter whose works included "A Boy Named Sue" and many others.

You gotta read the whole Wikipedia entry. Including references to "rolling on your own."

I think I gotta donate to Wikipedia now

Frankly, Brutalism, you are probably onto something here.

Moooooog35 said...

I suppose that's why everyone calls me Cloony.


Brutalism said...

Ri -- The Giving Tree is sooo creepy. I was also reading one poem and it was all about being kidnapped and tied up in the basement with rusty barbed wire. WHAT?

Ali - Let's go with "eccentric" -- it sounds better.

Tard - I never knew all this about Shel. Makes sense. Guess that means anyone could write a children's book. "Tub Time" by Roman Polanski, for instance.

Moooooog35 - So THAT's the Cloony you're always getting mistaken for? I naively assumed George, because this guy seems like such a Dickface.

YinMetYang said...

Dear Playhouse Forum,

I always thought these stories were fake until it happened to me. I was at this New Year's Eve party at a neighbor's house, and in the foyer was a ceramic bowl with keys in it. I thought to myself "What a lovely key receptacle....Native American, I think." I threw my keys in. Little did I know....

Brutalism said...

YinMetYang - Was there a reason you had keys when you were spending New Year's Eve at a neighbor's house? You didn't need to drive, I'm guessing. Perhaps this was not as innocent as you're letting on. Are you a teacher? A cop? Ever been to a conference in Buffalo, New York?

YinMetYang said...


The Absurdist said...

I stand by my previous comment made just a moment ago in the previous blog post.

But really I just wanted to comment because the captcha word is "bustsy". That's somehow painfully appropriatesy.

True storsy.

aaschirmer said...

My favorite song of the moment is from Sesame Street "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco"

Brutalism said...

AASchirmer - Cookie monster is a slut. A filthy slut.