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(The Times)   Two-year-old refuses to sleep during day, may get charged with resisting a rest   (thetimes.co.za) divider line
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2009-02-27 08:00:32 PM  
It's not a big deal, as I'm a smart guy and I figured it out after a few sentences, but a little notice that the question ended and the answer started would have helped.
 
2009-02-27 09:09:22 PM  
Oh, submitter. That pun...
 
2009-02-27 09:09:55 PM  
Best Headline '09
 
2009-02-27 09:10:32 PM  
aaaaaaaaaaaa... this guy...
 
2009-02-27 09:10:38 PM  
[hisses at subby]
 
2009-02-27 09:10:43 PM  
*golf clap*
 
2009-02-27 09:14:06 PM  
Toddler trifecta?
 
2009-02-27 09:16:45 PM  
"Two-year-old refuses to sleep during day, may get charged with resisting a rest"

A truly superior headline.
 
2009-02-27 09:19:11 PM  

jaylectricity: It's not a big deal, as I'm a smart guy and I figured it out after a few sentences, but a little notice that the question ended and the answer started would have helped.


Seriously. When I see a "Q:" I expect to see an "A:".
 
2009-02-27 09:19:23 PM  
Not original, subby. I've heard that pun for years. booo.
 
2009-02-27 09:19:51 PM  
I, for one, welcome our future astronomer.
 
2009-02-27 09:22:33 PM  
I prefer puns about Djibouti.
 
2009-02-27 09:24:16 PM  

etyer: Not original, subby. I've heard that pun for years. booo.


Don't call it a comeback!
 
2009-02-27 09:29:23 PM  
upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size


Problem solved, just don't use too much, Tot Mom.
 
2009-02-27 09:31:14 PM  
Do what my mother did and get him drunk.
 
2009-02-27 09:33:23 PM  

Juniper Jupiter: Problem solved, just don't use too much, Tot Mom.



Colorforms? I thought those things had more fun and magic and less hydrogen.
 
2009-02-27 09:33:42 PM  

Chinchillazilla: jaylectricity: It's not a big deal, as I'm a smart guy and I figured it out after a few sentences, but a little notice that the question ended and the answer started would have helped.

Seriously. When I see a "Q:" I expect to see an "A:".

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Well, in their defense, it wasn't much of an answer.
 
2009-02-27 09:34:47 PM  
Who cares if the pun's original. It's not original when Tiger hits a hole in one, either. It's still farking well-played.
 
2009-02-27 09:34:59 PM  
Great headline, submitter.

The answer given was surprisngly good, for an advice column.

/the terrible twos.
 
2009-02-27 09:35:07 PM  
This got green? Huh...
 
2009-02-27 09:35:28 PM  
approves
 
2009-02-27 09:36:44 PM  
damnit

[image from mediatalents.org too old to be available]
/approves
//there we go
 
2009-02-27 09:37:35 PM  
I once read a story about a mother he gave her kid weed because he wouldn't eat his lunch or take a nap.

/just sayin'...
 
2009-02-27 09:44:27 PM  

half-mad-genius: I once read a story about a mother he gave her kid weed because he wouldn't eat his lunch or take a nap.

/just sayin'...


Never thought of trying that one. I feel bad for the parents there too. I got a non-sleeping child. Ow. That was very hard.

/The headline was very punny, indeed.
 
2009-02-27 09:51:55 PM  
Just wait till he gets to college. Then you'll complain because he's sleeping through ALL his classes!
 
2009-02-27 09:56:41 PM  
This is a t-shirt worthy headline. Bravo.
 
2009-02-27 10:02:28 PM  
Oh dear!
 
2009-02-27 10:25:52 PM  
Guess no one ever heard of the old "babysitter sticks kid's head in gas oven" story.

Only it has to be a gas oven, without an automatic pilot light. A microwave won't work.
 
2009-02-27 11:34:20 PM  
The kid's obviously trying to fake being a vampire. He'd better watch out or he'll piss these guys off.

Link
 
2009-02-27 11:47:41 PM  
subby, just because you just recently heard this decades-old pun for the first time, doesn't mean you should actively search for a random, inane, un-newsworthy advice column to apply it to.

-1
 
2009-02-27 11:52:18 PM  
For you, punmitter.
 
2009-02-28 12:53:45 AM  
Who needs chloroform when you have this...

[image from e-firstaidsupplies.com too old to be available]
 
2009-02-28 01:21:53 AM  
I really must be a man at heart. Quite aside from the terror I feel regarding the whole process of gestation and birth (which has caused my vagina to retract in fear since I was old enough to grasp the general idea), I cannot fathom responding to this kind of bullshiat from a child in a way that does not involve a kind of existential horror and a painful devotion to duty combined with heavy drinking.
 
2009-02-28 01:55:21 AM  
antialias:

here here
 
2009-02-28 02:26:59 AM  
+1 subby

\I lol'd
 
2009-02-28 03:02:38 AM  
Subby walks into a bar. Bartender says, "We don't serve your kind." Subby says, "Why not? I'm a pun guy?"
 
2009-02-28 05:50:59 AM  
protip: people sleep at night and are awake during the day. _especially_ children. I remember "nap time" during kindergarten for me was "time to lay down in the dark staring at the ceiling". naps are for old people.
 
2009-02-28 08:13:48 AM  
At what age do kids stop taking naps?

I don't remember when I did, but my mom tells me it was before I was 3.
 
2009-02-28 08:56:38 AM  

GoatEwHelenWate: At what age do kids stop taking naps?

I don't remember when I did, but my mom tells me it was before I was 3.


I remember having nap time in Kindergarten. That was back in 1980.
 
2009-03-01 01:15:28 AM  

GoatEwHelenWate: At what age do kids stop taking naps?

I don't remember when I did, but my mom tells me it was before I was 3.


My daughter just stopped taking naps. She's 3. She gets tired enough by the end of the day that she doesn't fight us at bedtime. I kind of miss the break in the middle of the day though.
 
2009-03-01 04:12:38 AM  
antialias: I really must be a man at heart. Quite aside from the terror I feel regarding the whole process of gestation and birth (which has caused my vagina to retract in fear since I was old enough to grasp the general idea), I cannot fathom responding to this kind of bullshiat from a child in a way that does not involve a kind of existential horror and a painful devotion to duty combined with heavy drinking.

It's not for everyone. I'm a guy who enjoyed having the kids around (not every second of it, mind you) and am now having fun with the grandkids whenever we can get together. When kids go into that refusal to acknowledge logic thing or just start screaming it can be tough to get through, but in those cases distraction is your friend and before you know it the situation has been defused. Sometimes it really is as easy as "hey, look over there!"
 
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