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.


T:  Oh.


  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!!!

  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?

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

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

  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.

  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?

  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.

  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."

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



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