Saturday, August 18, 2007

Led into a life of poetry (Gasp!)

This is a disclaimer on the first page of a web site for Gwyn McVay ... a young poet:
Disclaimer: Most of the content on this site is probably perfectly fine for Younger-Americans under the age of 13, but seriously, if your kid is on the computer a lot, don't you want to... supervise them just a bit? I cannot guarantee that they won't be led into a life of poetry and other text-related depravity. If little Johnny or Susie turns around and majors in English, don't say I didn't warn you.

Yes, poets corrupting young children ... turning them away from becoming corporate executives, politicians, TV pundits, deputy chief of staff to the president ... and, instead, writers of poetry. Some parents might send them to rehabilitation camps ... or just kick them out of the house and disown them.

Others would rejoice.

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