I’m sure everyone has heard about this by now, but in case you haven’t the AP is reporting that Katherine Lester is a tard.
I’m kidding, I really don’t mean to be so hard on her. I was young and in love once too. I once told my parents I was sleeping over a friend’s house, but really I was riding my bike to a secluded beach where my friend and I intended on camping out with two girls we had crushes on. So I know the extraordinary lengths to which love can drive a person.
Mostly, I blame the parents. What mothers and fathers need to teach their children is that if they are looking for high school dropouts who live with their parents, the United States has many wonderful opportunities for them. They don’t need to go to Israel to hook up with Staind fans, even if they do put you as number one on their MySpace friends list, even ahead of Tom. And even though it may seem perfectly reasonable at the time to justify the whole thing by saying “We love the same things, the same songs and we have similar dreams,” kids need to realize that in ten years when they have student loan debt, stalled careers, and all the disenchantment that comes with being a fraction of the success you think you will be at 16 that sharing a love of “The Lord of the Rings” and rollercoasters isn’t going to make the Zoloft work any faster.
In other news, this picture made me grow ovaries.