Thursday, January 18, 2007

Kids today

What kind of bizarre semi-fantasy world do todays youth live?

Before proceeding, have a look at this article.

My 17 year old son came home last night quite disturbed. Looking a little pale.

He wanted to know if we'd heard the news that Armageddon was imminent (well, he actually said "didya hear about the atom bomb fing?"

Apparently, at quarter to twelve ("or somefink") the Palestinians were gonna set off loads of these Atom Bombs all round the world and that there was a good chance we were going to die.

He does this all the time. He can read a news article or listen to the news and just pick out a couple of words and just fills in the blanks himself.

And it's not just him (clueless as he is). Him and his mates had actually discussed this Palestinian Nuclear Threat wondering if (as the world was about to end anyway) they shouldn't just go down to WineRite and buy a crate of cheap lager.

Imagine if he read a headline like this: "Headmaster sacked over theft allegation"

He'd come home and say "see that fing about the bloke who was in a sack giving head to an alligator"

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