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06 December 2006

Udolpho's Advice for the dating single parent

Some terrific advice from the great Udolpho - do pass along to anyone you feel may benefit (like a single guy). Sample:
Another goal is to acquire a positive role model for your children. Particularly during prepubescent development, a male authority figure is essential to making sure that your son does not grow up to rape boy scounts and that your daughter does not die with a d*** in her mouth.[Censorship Added]
Yes, the discussion is frank, but what good would it do to sugar-coat it?


Anonymous Udolpho said...

Holy synchronicity, Batman. I just added a post decrying, among other things, the use of stars to conceal rude words. No offense intended (the subject is much ruder words than this one), and thanks for the link.

December 06, 2006 2:17 AM  
Blogger Glaivester said...

You go, Ziel. I like the stars.

December 06, 2006 2:32 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

I only used them because I thought the shock value would be too much in such a short snip without the full context of the article. I don't think stars would have been a good idea in the full post. There the shock value of the words are important contrasts to the otherwise elegant prose style.

December 06, 2006 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That single dating guide post on Udolpho's site is beautifically funny. It gave me some of those rare "stabbing" bellylaughs, kinda like the scene with Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction or with Walken again in True Romance. Its the "oh my Gawd, did he just say that?"

Note on comedy.......has anyone else noted that lately comic cartoons like The Family Guy, American Dad are SO much more funny than anything else thats on? They push the envelope unbelievably far if you really stop and think about it, but your too busy chuckling to notice during the show. Miles

December 06, 2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

I agree - I'll watch those when I happen to catch them, but I haven't watched a new situation comedy in years.

You could always do things with cartoons that you can't with live actors, obviously, but rarely was that ever exploited for the entertainment of adults (as opposed to 'adult entertainment'). I guess starting with Simpson's they finally hit on an approach that works.

Back to Udolpho's piece - he is very funny, but he outdid himself with this one. Different parts of it flash through my mind during the day, keeping me entertained through the daily misery. The phrase "'two drink minimum' tattooed on her stomach" alone kept me going for a couple hours.

December 06, 2006 9:13 PM  
Blogger Glaivester said...

I don't know. Family Guy is okay, but half the time they explain the joke too much or put something in that doesn't have any joke value (Moby Dick sitting at the table during one reference to the book, and none of the "humor" in any way was specific to the character). Also, during an episode dealing with gay marriage, they missed an opportunity to play the most obvious joke: "If you let men marry men, next you'll be letting them marry dogs." (This would be particularly relevant because one of the gay guys trying to get married was a dog (Jasper, Brian's gay cousin).

December 08, 2006 1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


December 08, 2006 5:27 AM  
Anonymous jimbo said...

sorry, the previous DICK was me...

December 08, 2006 5:28 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

There are a lot of misses on Family Guy, but there's so much material packed into the 30 minutes there's a lot of hits as well. Glaive, I agree it's only "Ok", but "Ok" is far superior to any live sitcom out there (AFAIK).

December 09, 2006 9:49 AM  

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