Friday, October 13, 2006

Today's Kinsella Question

I read Kinsellout's masturbatory blog today. Why did Chinchilla punish his 6-year-old for saying some guys have a big penis, some guys don't, when the kid was asked in school about the differences between people? Seems like a normal answer for a kid who's not sexually screwed-up. And the parental reaction seems to be a step forward toward making him have a few problems. In my six-year-old's school, the teachers might have held back a snicker, but they certainly wouldn't have have called me about an snswer like that. I guess that's the difference these days between a Catholic education and a public one.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obviously your children don't go to Catholic schools or you would know that they teach sex ed, starting in 5th grade.

Now, do you have a problem with the Catholic school system?

Ottawa Watch said...

No. I have a problem with making kids neurotic about sex.
If my son had made that remark, I wouldn't have blinked.

Anonymous said...

My oldest son is two and he loves to make fart noises. Would he be a pariah in the Kinsella household?

Anonymous said...

So. Hmm. I believe you went to a Catholic school.

Are you neurotic about sex?

Ottawa Watch said...

Not anymore. But it's been 35 years, most of those in therapy.
Catholic schools don't make kids neurotic about sex. Freaking out when a kid comes up with something that actually makes some sex, just because he's talking about body parts, does make people neurotic.
I just know that, had my son given the same answer to the same question, I would never have heard about it. And if I had, I would have been very surprised. And I would have said and done absolutely nothing about it.

Here's the Kinsella blog entry:

October 13, 2006 – Our six-year-old had a bit of a rough day yesterday. In religion class, the grade-oners were discussing the differences between people.

The teacher asked all of them to name certain "differences," and then she asked our guy. Said he: "Penis size. Some big, some small."

Needless to say, he got in trouble when he got home - but it sure was a challenge keeping a straight face while doling it out.


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What I'm saying is that my six-year-old son would not have got in trouble, at school or at home, for saying that. It's a reasonable assumption for a six-year-old to make.

Anonymous said...

I thought openly discussing religion was a no-no in Liberal circles?

Ottawa Watch said...

By the way, I decided not to send my kids to Catholic schools when I heard the local one had "Ritalin Roundup" time, and did some real psyche-twisting punishments on the kids.
The Catholic schools I went to were very good schools, no more nor less brutal than the public schools I went to after Gr. 5. But if you want some good storis of brutality, ask my dad's generation. My father went to a very high-end Catholic boarding school for high school. He wasn't sexuality assaulted, but the level of brutality was right off the scale.

Ottawa Watch said...

You can discuss religion, but obviously penis size is verboten -- even to those who are so young that they think penises are only used for one thing: peeing.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it either. Why would Kinkella give his kid a hard time ("he got in trouble when he got home - but it sure was a challenge keeping a straight face while doling it out")
over it? The poor kid got enough of an earful at school, I'm sure, *Dad* surely didn't need to harp on him too! Sheesh... unbelievable.

Ottawa Watch said...

Must be tiring come home from a hard day peddling "Shit From Hell" CDs and give your kid a lecture for talking about pee-pees.

Anonymous said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall when one of the kids talks about what Daddy does... Oh, he has a website, it has Shit From Hell on it, that's the name of his punk band. BWAAAAAAAA!

Ottawa Watch said...

Yup. My kids can say what I do for a living without worrying about being called a potty-mouth.

johnny maudlin said...

I want to see a study of Warren Kinsella commisioned by the government of Canada. He is a very strange man.

But as strange as HE is, I also want to see a study of Canadians who study Kinsella done. I am one of them.

It's odd. Observing Kinsella is a bit like watching a car accident in slow motion, over and over. He has phases, like an alcoholic. He has an abusive hallway monitor phase, where he is the Dark Knight of Cyber Hallways, making sure nobody does anything he disapproves of.

Then he has a sad phase, when something sad happens in his life or close to his life or in anybody's life.

Then he has a I'm-going-away-from-the-internet phase that follows the sad phase. The going away phase doesn't last very long because the guy (like the rest of us) is a fucking addict.

He is really the quintessential Catholic, trying and failing to be a good bad boy, very hungry for Dad and Mom's love and in need of a hard spanking.

I guess that's about as good a study as you'll get...

johnny maudlin said...

Mark

You may be interested to know that Warrant Kinsella is about to issue a bounty on my head. Just got an email from the guy, upset with my character analysis, with a cryptic note that he assumes "...family is fair game now..."

This guy is guilty of bugging me, the worst of all possible offences, so I am going to challenge him to a fight. Stay tuned...

Here is his email and my response:

Kinsella:

I assume from your latest foray on the site of Rachel Marsden's stalker that you now consider family fair game. And the apology below, like the person who sent it, is dishonest

My response:

Speaking of stalkers, Warren, what are you doing trolling around the blogosphere? My comments about you on Bourrie's site are fair comment. You are a public figure, notorious for your internet behaviour and apparently convinced you have some divine right to monitor cyberspace.

Note your characterization of Bourrie: "...Rachel Marsden's stalker..." Not very nice, especially for a devout Catholic boy like yourself.

My analysis was accurate and I am going to post this email, with your implied threat (re family) on Bourrie's blog and my own.

Now go and fuck yourself and have a nice day. Make a good act of contrition, say ten Hail Marys and get back to me when your head clears....

Anonymous said...

Love it! Jesus christ these self-appointed keepers of the net bug the shit out of me. Where do they get off? Don't answer dat! :P Fuck, ya don't like what ya read, fuck off and leave us alone. Have a nice fucking day, kinkella, and take a chill pill while you give your head a shake...