Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Conversations with the Fledgling Sparrow

The Fledgling Sparrow was working away at the computer the other day, slogging out a paper for her English class. I was sitting over on the couch, reading the newspaper. She looks across the room at me and says "Mom, are there still idealists in today's world?"

"Of course," I respond, somewhat surprised.

"Well," she asks, "can you give me a definition or example of one?"

"Easily," I say. "An idealist is a person who firmly believes that Bush stole the election, but still thinks that a woman or a black guy have a good shot at becoming president."

Fat Sparrow


Philip said...

An idealist is what happens when an idea can't quite stand up on its own.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

An idealist is someone who tells you to you don't need to bother bewaring the 15th of March because everything will be fine after the revolution on then 14th.

Great to see you back on the blog, sweetie-pie.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Bloody hell, it looks like a Slovakian ESL student wrote that last comment.

Old Knudsen said...

Idealists are the people that have gone quiet in my comments when I give the reality of a situation and they don't like it.

Old Knudsen said...

Reality 1 - head up yer hole nil.

Foot Eater said...

An idealist is what happens when an idea can't quite stand up on its own

Perhaps it could be supported by Eileen?

First Nations said...

...or Bob, the leper in the hot tub?

So glad to see you posting, birdie!

First Nations said...

Wait, the was Bob, the quadiplegic in the hot tub. The leper's name is Stew.

never mind.

whyioughtta said...

Shit, does this blog have a 3-drink minimum for commenters?

If so, I've finally found home.

Welcome back, FS.

Kav said...

I Don't Even Assume Leopards In Spandex Masturbate.

Idealists are the first to lose the plot when they find out it ain't gonna happen.

Cynnie said...

i love your example sparrow!.
And i'll not even try to compete with your humor..
I'm in awe of you..
I hope you're feeling better

Andraste said...

Nothing clever to say about idealists - I guess opening this comments window and hoping something would comem to me makes me one of them...

Glad you're feeling better and posting again! Dare we hope it continues?

Sassy Sundry said...


First Nations said...

..yeah, 'Stew'. the leper in the hot tub is Stew.
get it?
because, lepers, like, they're all, kind of, like, bleah? and then the hot water, with bubbles and everything...


Eddie Waring said...

Speaking of people in the bath. I recently found out that the local old peoples home bottles their used bathwater and exports it to China as an aphrodisiac. Isn't free enterprise a wonderful thing?

The Hangar Queen said...

Funny I was blethering with you from the bath earlier.
I wonder what my bathwater would do to the Chinese.
Probably curl their hair AND toes at the same time.

Fat Sparrow said...

Philip -- That one works for me.

Sam -- That one works, too.

Old Knudsen -- Are you getting your bitter balls out again? Quit putting them in the dip, dammit.

Footie -- I won't even get into the repercussions of that comment on Irish politics that you made there.

First Nations -- Thank fuck you cleared that up; I thought my brain cloud was worse than usual.

Whyioughtta -- That's as good of an excuse as any.

Kav -- I thought they were the last?

Cynnie -- I didn't realize I was being funny....

Andraste -- We can hope, but I wouldn't put big money on it.

Sassy -- Why, thank you.

Eddie -- Proving once again that the Chinese will eat anything.

Devin -- That's all right; I knew you were a dirty girl already. Did you see Old Knudsen's pic of Daniel Craig's bathwater? Minging, it was.