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A Mother's Prayer for Her Child, by Tina Fey

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by manleywoman, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    FSU is mentioned! Well, I doubt she means OUR little FSU but let's just roll with it, shall we?
     
  3. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    :rofl:

    I really want to read her new book. Can't wait until it hits my library.
     
  4. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    I was wondering what FSU she was referring to, actually. Anyone know?
     
  5. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    Florida State University?
     
  6. Coco

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    I know this is a gush thread, but I could do without this part. Way to blame the victim, Tina.

     
  7. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I also assumed she meant Florida State University...
     
  8. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

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    She's talking about pervert radar, not "blaming" the victim. Perverts pick on damaged kids, cause they know they can groom them. If she's blaming anyone, it's the parents of damaged kids.
     
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  9. Coco

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    that's a charitable way to read it. But a kid who's been 'messed with' by the creepy soccer coach will not read it that way at all.

    Everyone would love to believe that they can distinguish themselves from people who suffer those kinds of predations. She's no different. I just think it's never that simple.
     
  10. Satellitegirl

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    that part cracked me up :lol:
     
  11. MacMadame

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    And I think you are projecting. I don't see any of that in what she said. And I was sexually molested as a child so it's not like I think I'm immune because of my greatness. ;)
     
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  12. chatsworth

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    Love it. Reminds me of something Anne Lamott would come up with, slightly more irreverent. I especially like "break the internet forever"
     
  13. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    That was my favorite part. We've all seen it, done it, heard it.

    The Pooh w/FSU logo tatoo was also :lol: ... Fla State being the most infamous party school in the States.

    Amazing writer, this Goddess Tina :kickass:
     
  14. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    This was my favorite part:
     
  15. Artemis@BC

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    ^ Mine too, Manleywoman. (and I ain't sayin' nothin' about my own experience with drummers ... )

    Hmm, this Tina Fey has some talent, I think she might have a future in comedy.