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Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

You Think?

CNN's headline:

Former teacher: Sex with pupil 'really bad choice'

She goes on to explain:
Lafave said she has a difficult time thinking of herself as a sexual predator, as she is now classified under Florida law.

"I was a kindhearted person who loved children, who would never, you know, do anything to break the law," she said. "I was a good person. And then, now everything has just changed. So it's just really hard for me to accept that."
Goodness me: that's a paragraph with lies and bullshit packed to neutronium-like density.

There's a lesson here, and it's this: You should never have sex with someone who's materially dumber than you are. If that lesson had been applied, the 14-year-old kid would have refused to have anything to do with her.

[Editor's note: While we were perusing this story on the CNN website, the affinity ads along the right-hand border invited us to "Find your graduating class" at classmates.com.]

Comments on "You Think?"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

"You should never have sex with someone who's materially dumber than you are."

How are you still married? Or is there just no sex?


Blogger Yeoman said ... (10:39 AM) : 

In spite of myself, I did watch the TV interview. It has a real aspect of voyeurism to it, I admit.

Still, what struck me most is that this person is a teacher, and she's clearly as dumb as a box of rocks.

She isn't dumb because she chose to engage in an infantile puppy love crush with a student, and she isn't dumb just because she chose to engage in sex at every conceivable opportunity, in every conceivable location with that student, thereby making herself, in spite of her protestation, a rapist. Yes, that is evidence that she's a moron, but there's more to it than that.

She's dumb because she's dumb. Listen to her talk, and it's evident she's really stupid. She's stupid in an attractive package, but she's still stupid.

Now, what is alarming here is not so much that a really stupid young woman chose to rape a 14 year old boy, although that's alarming.

No, what's really alarming is that this person somehow is qualified somewhere to be a teacher. I don't state it's alarming because she's going to jump into bed with every boy who asks her too, although she probably would have. No, its alarming as no functioning teacher certification program would have caused somebody so dumb to be a teacher, and no society that cared about education would allow it. Moreover, no functioning teacher education system would have allowed her to get through it.

But, I dare say, she's probably not the exception to the rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:43 PM) : 

I saw part of it. Further to the proposition that she's dumb--

She agreed to appear on national television to confess her crimes to the world. And, my favorite part, she made sure to look babe-o-licous for an interview in which her point was supposed to be I'm not really what everyone must think. Was there no one there to advise her to wipe off that scarlet lipstick? to dye her hair a darker color and pull it back into a sensible librarian-like look? She had evidently been coached to proffer psycho-babble excuses for the most outlandish aspects of her outrages, so couldn't that coach make her understand she shouldn't blush and blink her eyelashes when Matt Lauer says she must have been every 14-year-old boy's fantasy?



Anonymous Inara Serra said ... (4:00 PM) : 

". . . the kind of red lipstick that naughty night vixens use to scrawl threatening messages on the mirrors of their more stingy customers."


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (4:10 PM) : 

This all makes sense if this young woman intends to write a book, which will include not only her well-known story, but other, equally salacious, stories as well. And pictures: little girl, teen, soccer, cheerleader, and, best of all, new - neverbeforeseen - professional "glamor" shots.

It pays better than teaching high school.


Blogger Yeoman said ... (10:52 AM) : 

What the Gentleman Farmer says makes sense. I guess her ex husband has already committed his story to print, which suggest their must be a lot of people who have read everything worthwhile, and now only have refuse to read.

We must assume, of course, that the author of the Teenie Teasing Blomb Bombshell's book will actually be somebody else, and will be ghost reading, as there's no strong evidence of literacy on her part.

Oh goody, I can hardly wait for the movie. "Lolita's Revenge"? "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes II"? We can only hope that Mel Brooks directs.


Blogger Yeoman said ... (10:53 AM) : 

Eee gads, I'm not exhibiting much evidence of literacy today either.

Not enough coffee yet. Sorry for the typos.


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