Thursday, April 21, 2011

Conversations with my Kid: Pop Culture > Canadian Politics

A couple weeks ago, at my sisters place, we caught the energetic yet vaguely horrifying Iggy Pop performance on American Idol. (I say horrifying because put a shirt on already, Mr. Pop.)

This morning, the radio discusses the upcoming Canadian election and Michael Ignatieff's visit to Montreal.

T:  Mom! Iggy's coming to Montreal!
Me: Huh?
T: On the radio... they said Iggy's coming to Montreal!!
Me:  Not Iggy Pop, honey.  Michael Ignatieff.

*pause*

T:  Oh.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting insight into how the mind makes connections. Take me, for instance. I'm a walking, confectionery, word association man.

    Ice = Ice Cream
    Bomb = Bomb Pop
    Phone Ring = Ring Pop
    Tired = Red Bull
    "So and so had their baby!" = COOKIE BOUQUET!!!

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  2. I wholeheartedly believe that the theory of relativity as it pertains to children's minds is what we really needed from Albert Einstein.

    On a side note:
    I wonder what the Vegas odds are on who'll put a shirt on first?
    Iggy Pop or Matthew McConaughey?

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  3. The things which come out of the mouths of kids are hilarious.

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  4. Please God in heaven, let Iggy pop win that race. I could handle a few more years of McConaughey's naked chest.

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  5. But how often is Iggy Pop invited to places where shirts are required? Hate to say it, but Matthew is probably going to be wearing a shirt more often than not. Sorry for your loss.

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  6. I'm sure Iggy occasionally has to grocery shop or hit a convenience store.

    I wonder what it would be like to be the convenience store clerk saddled with the task of telling Iggy pop to put a shirt on else he gets no service?

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  7. I could see a "don't you know who the f*@# I am?!" moment happening in about 2 seconds American time or 1.2 hosers Canadian.

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  8. omg Hubby says the same thing to me all the time!

    Me: "Iggy's in town."
    Hubby: "Iggy Pop?"
    Me: "What do you think?"
    Hubby: "I think your a sad mess."

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  9. :-) Sounds like something my dad would've said. :-)

    Pearl

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Engaging in discussion and/or general sucking up.. that's where it's at!