17.10.08

Goiter of Indignities

goiter1
"Don't forget your project, Tessa."

"OK."

"It looks pretty good and... JESUS!"

goiter2
"Ha ha ha, 'goiter!' Oh man, I can't believe you put that on your poster!"

"Don't laugh. It's not funny. It's terrible. That's a real person."

"Tessa, as a parental figure, if there's one thing I can teach you about the way the world works, it's that terrible things are always hilarious as long as they're happening to other people."

12 comments:

Megan said...

Oh man, you're an ass and a truly honest person.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Wow. And no one even gave you a manual? You're doing great!

Joan of Argghh! said...

That's why the Discovery Health channel is so popular.

You should show her a pic of the Tree Man.

glen said...

And if terrible things DO happen to you, then you can write a funny blog about it on the internets and share your glorious misery with the world.

Just think about how much happier Joe the Goiter would be if he could tell his story on a blog instead of frowning and moping around in old timey black and white pictures. Think about it.

Mr. Austin said...

She's going to get more comments about Cap'n 'Goiter' (quotes) than any other piece of info. I had to read the post twice before realizing it was about Iodine.

cIII said...

I've always thought you'd be a Kick-Ass role model for Impressionable Youth.

Drew said...

Dibs on joethegoiter.com/blog

Megan said...

Oops, I hope my post didn't seem too buttholey.

Did Tessa learn anything about the perils of cretinism when there is a lack of iodine in the diet? That's no fun either, yet relegated to far pockets of China and other places that don't see it worthwhile to iodize salt for the brethren. But overall, a goiter is far more shocking on first look.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back.

I was getting tired of reading your book for the 4th time.

Ozma said...

That's some real wisdom, right there, that is. Some down home real fatherly wisdom. You just have to add 'don't let them see you laugh at them.' That's the compassionate way to be.

Nicole Hughes: destraught relative.... said...

I'll tell my goiter you're a bigot.

Anonymous said...

That ole feller has a hell of a rack. But no neck. Weird.