My apologies

Two apologies:

1) Yes, the site is having difficulties today; it’s a drag. It’s a real pain in the neck trying to work with, too. I apologize for this; it’s not my fault. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

2) I have taken down the “When Good Children Go Bad” post for reworking. I was trying to be funny, but it seems (according to a reader and one of my kids) that I had drifted into “mean.”

I wasn’t trying to be “mean” -it’s not my way- I just wanted to give poor Myrna an escape, because she is so clearly in misery, in this joyless rendition here:

One favor, please: Until the site is workable again, please refrain from posting “naked” (or unembedded) url’s in the comments section. It has been taking me about 20 tries each to get them embedded with a site that is down more than its up, and my frustration level is climbing. Thanks.

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  • Team Bender

    The dialogue you had up before made me think of the movie ‘Carrie’ for some reason;-)

    But here’s the thing, I bet that’s just what me and my 14 year old look like when we are singin’ in church, except I’m still taller than she is…

  • Maggie45

    Oh my word, that poor girl! I’ll bet she had a bruise for years after….the way she was clutching her arm. It looked like she was trying to keep herself from lying down on the floor and bawling her eyes out. I couldn’t watch the whole thing.

    I didn’t see the original post.

    And Bender’s Team, my dear, sweet friend, there’s no way in the world that you could ever have a sourpuss look on your face. Weeelllll, maybe, but not in church! lol

  • DaveW

    I saw the original post, I didn’t think it was mean.

    Then again, I have a coarse sense of humor. Former Marine, you know.

    [My son thought the part about Henrietta's blood matching Aunt Jezebel's red shoes was funny, but he thought I was rather hard on Henrietta, otherwise -admin]

  • Scott

    I really enjoyed your story/lead-in to the video and I hope you will put it back for others to read. I didn’t see a mean thought in it. After all, isn’t that what writers do for fun? They see a scene and whip up an entertaining back story.

    Thanks for all you bring to us everyday.

  • MargaretMN

    I didn’t think it was so bad (your text). The video was so bad it begged for a back story. I really hope it was from the early 80s or that hair was evidence of child abuse.

  • Don’t get ruffled

    There is nothing wrong with satire. Your original article was way too cool. Put it back up. Of course, everything can be explained by internet inconsistancies.

    The Video is tacky, kind of funny, and maybe you should take that off to end their obvious humiliation.

    Wicked arrows & darts, keep stinging our hearts….

  • Team Bender

    You’re right Maggie – when I sing for Mass the look on my face is usually one of unadulterated terror:-)

    As for the arm clutch – in the original post there was something about a cleaver…I was waiting to see if she really had one – yep, a little slow on the uptake, me…