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    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
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    Pauline Botchko: social worker

    Saturday night when I got home with my wife from dinner, my children as a joke had made a dummy sitting on the couch with a list of complaints from Child Services. "No shishkabobs, frosting should be pink, not enough pictures of your gorgeous children...etc."

    Her name is - I am told - Pauline Botchko and she apparently talks with a strange sort of Germanic/Arabic mixed accent when she yells at me about how my children are "RUNNING AMOK!"

    I just thought you should all know that my weirdness is genetically inheritable, obviously.

    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Saturday night when I got home with my wife from dinner, my children as a joke had made a dummy sitting on the couch with a list of complaints from Child Services. "No shishkabobs, frosting should be pink, not enough pictures of your gorgeous children...etc."

    Her name is - I am told - Pauline Botchko and she apparently talks with a strange sort of Germanic/Arabic mixed accent when she yells at me about how my children are "RUNNING AMOK!"

    I just thought you should all know that my weirdness is genetically inheritable, obviously.

    Would you mind enrolling your children in Cyburbia?
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Saturday night when I got home with my wife from dinner, my children as a joke had made a dummy sitting on the couch with a list of complaints from Child Services. "No shishkabobs, frosting should be pink, not enough pictures of your gorgeous children...etc."

    Her name is - I am told - Pauline Botchko and she apparently talks with a strange sort of Germanic/Arabic mixed accent when she yells at me about how my children are "RUNNING AMOK!"

    I just thought you should all know that my weirdness is genetically inheritable, obviously.

    Ummm.. stick with family fun night
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Would you mind enrolling your children in Cyburbia?
    What he said.

    Ursus, your kids should get some kind of award! Even if we have to create it on the spot!
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    Why is her head so much smaller than her legs and body? I do enjoy her scarf though. Do you just have spare mannequin parts hanging around the house?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Why is her head so much smaller than her legs and body? I do enjoy her scarf though. Do you just have spare mannequin parts hanging around the house?
    We have some dummy heads because...well because we just do. Except for the scarf and sweater she's dressed in my clothes! On Sunday night they put her in my bed while I was out for a minute. Scared the hell out of me. You'd think I'd be used to it.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Just want to say, I find that awesome! Those are some clever kids - they'd be welcome at our house anytime. Though I fear the critical of mass with my own young'uns might implode the universe into a black hole of irreverent humor and sarcastic wit.
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    She's kind of cute.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Ursus's threads about his children and their shenanigans make a strong argument for having more than one.

    On a related note, I had a friend whom, along with his siblings, would always loudly complain to their mom about stuff like the food, chores, and curfews and threaten to call child services on her. She decided to call their bluff and put the number on all their speed dial options to make it easier for them.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    They can always come over to my house. The frosting is pink, but I don't think I have enough pictures to satisfy them.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Would you mind enrolling your children in Cyburbia?
    I wonder what a Cyburbian run school would be like. Ursus's kids could be our first test subjects, errr students.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    I love it... Just when I think my kids are weird special as I was asked "how did dinosaurs mate?" this weekend.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Why is her head so much smaller than her legs and body? I do enjoy her scarf though. Do you just have spare mannequin parts hanging around the house?
    She reminds me of the shrunken head guy in the afterlife waiting room in Beetlejuice, or one of the Wide Ends from Saturday Night Live. I can't decide.

    Your kids inherited your wit and zany-ness, ursus. I'll be there's never a dull moment at your place.

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    I want to punch her in the face.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I want to punch her in the face.
    She does look smug and punch-able, doesn't she? You should have to listen to her critique your parenting....
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post

    I just thought you should all know that my weirdness is genetically inheritable, obviously.

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    I can't see her on my work computer but I'm picturing Frau Farbissina from Austin Powers. She sounds like a memory they'll be talking about over the holidays 20 years from now, good stuff!

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    Your kids are awesome ursus!
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I just thought you should all know that my weirdness is genetically inheritable, obviously.
    I really hope that's the case. I can accept it from nature, but I shudder to think that children's minds could be warped that badly by nurture.
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    Ursus needs to write a parenting book. If my kids ended-up with that kind of sense of humor & creativity, I'd be elated.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I really hope that's the case. I can accept it from nature, but I shudder to think that children's minds could be warped that badly by nurture.
    I grew up to George Carlin and Cheech y Chong and Black Sabbath. It is possible. ;o)
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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    Ursus needs to write a parenting book. If my kids ended-up with that kind of sense of humor & creativity, I'd be elated.
    If I ever do, you can rest assured it will be under the pen name "Pauline Botchko".
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    It's Dan's fault, I learned how to make a meme

    I don't know how to make the link to the meme itself post, though. (embarrassing)

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    She's kind of cute.
    How you can fly under the radar is WAY beyond me.......

    She does seem to have a rack on her doesn't she?
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