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April 7, 2009

SOME SERIOUS THOUGHTS ABOUT MODERN ISSUES

How often do you have to do laundry for a baby?

At first I thought "not that often" because babies don't sweat, but they do spill stuff all over and throw up all the time. Pants I can understand washing a lot because babies don't know how to use their bladders, but shirts? I'm not convinced that you'd have to wash a baby's shirt all that often. Same with socks. Why would you ever need to wash a baby's socks? Their feet barely ever touch the ground. This kind of thinking led me to the idea of disposable baby clothes. I feel that if I ever spawn a child, I won't really care how it's dressed because it's a damn baby and fashion is the last thing on its mind. What I'd really like is a roll of shirts that I could just throw out once the baby inevitably vomits on it and a roll of socks that would last its entire baby life. If anyone out there has a baby, drop me a line and we'll develop these products further.

There was an article in the Star today about how first year university students are lazy and rely on Wikipedia for everything. I side with the students on this one. I remember in my last year of school, which was in 2005, Wikipedia was just starting to catch on and I remember discovering it while I was working on this big paper on that DJ John Peel and I thought it was the best thing ever because it had all the info I needed in one spot. If that thing had been around my whole university career I would've relied on it heavily because doing research in a stale old library is the most boring thing in the world next to waiting in line for something. And think about the kids in University today - they probably didn't grow up using the library the same way we did, so they've been conditioned to rely solely on the Internet for information. I blame the universities for not adapting to this new generation and with every new generation it's only going to get worse.

That was a straight up rant. I didn't put a twist on that at all. PURE UNFILTERED OPINION.

It's really fun riding my bike through the entertainment district on the weekend because you see dumb people doing dumb things. Last weekend I saw two fights on King St. and several women wearing highly impractical outfits meant to tantalize. It's also a great place to find out what isn't funny anymore. In my mind, if a group of drunk morons are reciting a line from something while hopping from club to club and finding it hilarious, then it's probably is over-saturated and shouldn't be repeated. I heard this one group singing the "I'm on a boat'' song and even though I think that song is funny, I will never again reference it because those guys think it's the best. The same thing happened to mullet jokes, Austin Powers impressions and Chapelle's Show. These are the same people who gave "Fast and Furious" the biggest April opening weekend of all time.

Don't wig out today, okay?

8 comments:

Mrs. Poland said...

disposable baby clothes? Seriously? People are trying to go back to basics and "green" ideas with babies, not the other way. washable/reuseable diapers are making a comeback, and now you want to make clothing that you toss aside...

Duke of Spook said...

You could always burn them

cara said...

i'm glad you're thinking about baby clothes. this shows you're growing up. i have lots of friends who have babies and they're constantly doing laundry. babies can't keep anything in their mouths and their clothes are always dirty, so i think tons of laundry would be required. you're right about the socks though. no need for washing.

Duke of Spook said...

Why would anyone buy their baby new clothes? When I have a kid I'm only shopping at thrift stores and costume shops

cara said...

the only people who buy new baby clothes are those who are really concerned with looks, and they usually make sure their kid wears baby GAP and ROOTS hoodies

Duke of Spook said...

I'm working on a birthday special for tomorrow. Stay tuned. I don't have a preview but I can announce that there will be celebrity guests

highwaisted said...

good wiki rant.

i kind of disagree with you on the chapelle show. i was just recently looking for a copy of that to watch... but couldnt find one and was very disappointed about it.

Duke of Spook said...

The show is still waaaaaaaay funny. It's one of my favourites of all time. But you can't go around impersonating Rick James anymore because people do it too much. But that sketch still rules.

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