Thursday, May 07, 2009

For fun's sake

Some people really shouldn't be allowed to have children. Of course, you don't often find out those details about someone until after they've got kids of their own.

Take, for example, this story about a man in Oregon, who decided that he needed to find a new use for a shock collar usually put on dogs. Instead of using it properly, the man put it on his kids. But before getting up in arms, you should realize he wasn't doing it as some sort of crazy new punishment.

Oh, no. He was doing it because he thought it was funny.

Yeah. Just let that soak in for a bit. Let the rage boil up. Now let it out, slowly.

Seriously, what would possess someone to even try to experiment with this, let alone continue doing it? Sure, some discomfort to others is a calling card of much of comedy, but it shouldn't be funny to continue to cause pain to your own children. There should be a protecting, nurturing side to a parent that would prevent them from doing just this thing.

We're just going to go out on a limb and assume that this guy either has never heard of any comedians, or he was training the kids to be part of the next generation of "Jackass" stars.

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