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Friday Caption Contest: Elderplayground edition

Friday, February 1st, 2008
By raincoaster

From the land that gave us Monty Python and, inadvertently, The United States of America, comes this delightful concept: playgrounds for old people!

Seniors’ playground

From the Guardian:

Manchester, UK: John and Patricia Baxter, aged 73 and 57 respectively, try out the new play equipment at the Older People’s Play Area in Dam Head Park, Blackley. The new play area, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is designed to give gentle excercise for the elderley and has the slogan “You’re never too old to play”

True enough, and now it’s time for us to play: Captions in the Comments section, please. Winner announced Monday, and I promise not to pick myself this time.

Parenting Code Violation Alert!

Friday, February 1st, 2008
By Glinda

Matthew McConaughey: Brushing your teeth is important, kids!

Oh Matthew, you’ve gone and done it now.

As it is stated in Section 2, Article 13 of the Parenting Code:

Thou shalt never attempt to predict the personality of thy child, for thou doomest thyself to have a child who is exactly the opposite.

Or something along those lines, anyway.

Want a little girl to dress up in tutus and tights? She’ll be a tomboy.  Or better yet, a boy.

Long for a little boy who is a whiz at math?  For sure he’ll be drawn to the arts.

I mean, I guess you could try to pull a fast one on Fate and just envision the opposite of what you want.  Because Fate just might be fooled by reverse psychology. It’s worth a shot, anyway.

But back to Matthew. As quoted in People magazine:

The often shirtless McConaughey made note that the apple won’t fall far from the tree: “Make no doubt about it. My kid will dance. He will be on the beach and he will be taking hikes with a wild bandana on.”

I almost feel bad for him, because now he has practically gauranteed that his child will be a homebody more interested in the latest computer games than hiking in the woods.  The child will roll their eyes when Dad entreats them to spend  another day on the beach practicing the bongo drums.  Sigh, Dad just cannot get with it, the child will think as Dad yet again flexes his six-pack at them to inspire them to work out.  Embarassing!

But hey, nothing says the child can’t wear an awesome bandana whilst playing the latest version  of Super Mario Galaxy.

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