Even though I know a lot of parents don't get this, there really is a point in development—-which has nothing to do with the child's physical strength or size—-where spanking (a few pops with an open hand on the buttocks or a light smack on the wrist) actually does teach a lesson. Before about age 6 (or 4 in some… Read more
^^ thank you for saying this. These words needed to be said very badly. It's nice to see someone humble enough to acknowledge that there are people who go about things differently than they, and that it's okay. I was spanked (not **whipped** but spanked) as a youth. The thought of me holding it against my parents… Read more
I was going to say the exact same thing.
A bit off topic, but I doubt much or any of it was uncomfortable laughter. It was laughter at the absurd, and absurd things can - and often are - horrific. That's part of a [good] comic's genius: exposing the absurdity of our existence, whether disgusting, grotesque, or awe-inspiring.
I could not agree more. Fake cheese is the devil's work. If you're a vegan fine, but don't make me something with "cheese" in it. Make me a nice vegetable stir fry. I'll eat the hell out it.
"It's rich in bunly goodness."