Thursday, September 21, 2006

I was helping my teen translate her assignment of a particularly difficult chapter of Oedipus yesterday. I was explaining, in terms she could understand ( you know, like, MTV terms), a conversation between Oedipus and Jocasta. When Oedipus confesses to having met and killed the people in the carriage long time gone, and realizes that the soothsayer may just be right about him killing his father and sleeping with his mother...she blurts out:

"Mom, (pause)...THIS would make an excellent episode on Jerry Springer!!!"

So right, my child, so very right.


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