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2012-05-13 08:36:35 AM  
Looking through a lens of gold
Or roses in my spectacles
Only with my naked eye

I can see a violet sky
Mountin' to the morning rye
Only with my naked eye
Only with my naked eye

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo

Written in a fortune cookie line
Beauty is what you will find
Only with your naked eye

Leave this modern age behind
And go back to a simple time
Only with my naked eye
Only with my naked eye

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh (whistle)

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo

The family tree is growin' tall
Leaves are riding, bound to fall
Pull the weeds and till the land
Plant the seed and we can start over again

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Oooh
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo

Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
Doo doo, doo-de doo doodoo
 
2012-05-13 08:38:17 AM  
give ur moms a hug or some food. unless they abandoned u as babies. then just punch them in the womb.
 
2012-05-13 08:39:59 AM  
Hallmark would never let that happen.
 
2012-05-13 08:44:48 AM  
America: exploiting good intentions for a profit since 1914.
 
2012-05-13 08:45:14 AM  
Jesus is trying to get Christmas rescinded because it's become too commercial. Good luck with that, JC.
 
2012-05-13 08:50:15 AM  
Every day is Children's Day, right?

So where's my card, Mom?
 
2012-05-13 08:50:26 AM  
This should be abolished, there's already enough holidays that I have to put up with.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are fun, everything else can go
 
2012-05-13 08:51:22 AM  
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE.
 
2012-05-13 08:51:39 AM  
"...charlatans, bandits, pirates, racketeers, kidnappers and termites."

My new favourite catch-all phrase.

/Happy Mothers Day
 
2012-05-13 08:54:51 AM  
She referred to the florists, greeting card manufacturers and the confectionery industry as "charlatans, bandits, pirates, racketeers, kidnappers and termites that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movements and celebrations."

Well she was right.
 
2012-05-13 08:56:13 AM  
The last person who tried to cancel Mother's Day was found sealed up in a toxic waste drum in Staten Island.

Cause of death? 4,522 paper cuts inflicted with scented, bedazzled, $8.99/square foot card stock.
 
2012-05-13 08:57:28 AM  

Skyred: This should be abolished, there's already enough holidays that I have to put up with.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are fun, everything else can go


THIS

I'm glad im not the only one who feels this way, everything besides the big 2 are just secondary holidays
 
2012-05-13 08:58:26 AM  
I did not know that.
 
2012-05-13 09:04:57 AM  
Mother's Day, Father's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Arbor Day, President's Day, MLK Day, Columbus Day. They should all go as "official" or "recognized" holidays. Why anyone needs a holiday to honor their parents is beyond my imagination.
 
2012-05-13 09:10:54 AM  
My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.
 
2012-05-13 09:11:24 AM  

abhorrent1: She referred to the florists, greeting card manufacturers and the confectionery industry as "charlatans, bandits, pirates, racketeers, kidnappers and termites that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movements and celebrations."

Well she was right.


She forgot: "rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers, and Methodists!"

/Mother is near
 
2012-05-13 09:16:55 AM  
I hate holidays in general. It's the obligation that I hate more than anything. I prefer do stuff when I feel like it, and I do but the holidays still have that unavoidable obligation that pisses me off.
 
2012-05-13 09:19:53 AM  

Skyred: This should be abolished, there's already enough holidays that I have to put up with.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Halloween are fun, everything else can go


FTFM
 
2012-05-13 09:20:49 AM  

James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.


For 26 years, my mother has treated my son like a bastard. I can forgive every unkind thing she's done to me, but I cannot forgive the way she's treated my kid. I don't wish her any ill, however. I'd like to think I'm the better woman.
 
2012-05-13 09:42:54 AM  

James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.


I love my own mother, but I don't like my mother. I understand her idiotic brain patterns come from upbringing, and as I've gotten older, I've gotten familiar with her good and bad traits. I try to mimic the good ones and lose the bad ones.

Hopefully, I'm more emotionally supportive to my own kids, if I ever have any, but might have some hang ups.

All in all, its heaven and hell. I love/hate family. Stronger love/hate than anyone who's not family.

I like to hang out with my friend's family all the time...I have love none of the hate.
 
2012-05-13 09:46:07 AM  
Thanks for ALL THE THINGS, mom.
 
2012-05-13 09:56:05 AM  
Yes I did, subby. Yes I did.

Anyone else who doesn't speak to their family, join me over here for a drink.
 
2012-05-13 10:00:35 AM  

MoronLessOff: Yes I did, subby. Yes I did.

Anyone else who doesn't speak to their family, join me over here for a drink.


Mimosa, please.

I consider my son, husband and step children my family, now. And, I thank he FSM every dang day for them.
 
2012-05-13 10:05:40 AM  

James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.


Mine was, too. She passed away two years ago this month. About a year before she did, I stumbled upon a superb little collection of essays about narcissism and narcissistic people. It really helped explain what I'd been dealing with for half a century and made processing her death a whole lot easier.

I'd recommend this to anyone with a true narcissist in his or her life.

http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/howto.html
 
2012-05-13 10:09:59 AM  
mothers day is not a holiday
 
2012-05-13 10:10:11 AM  

vodka: I hate holidays in general. It's the obligation that I hate more than anything. I prefer do stuff when I feel like it, and I do but the holidays still have that unavoidable obligation that pisses me off.


Oh don't be such a pussy. If it bothers you that much, man up and explain your feelings to the other people in your life. If you do it in a respectful, truthful way, they'll respect you.

Or continue to be a little biatch and mope and whine about hard it is due to these "unavoidable obligations".

Your choice.
 
2012-05-13 10:12:41 AM  
subby: Happy Mother's Day. Did you know the woman who created it hated the holiday and wanted to have it abolished?

Yes.

Have you ever found yourself noticing certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it's the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts on your local 6 o'clock news ("Tsunami could hit the Atlantic any day!" EVERYBODY PANIC), or the seasonal articles that appear year after year like clockwork ("Roads will be crowded this holiday season." Thanks AAA.).

Nowadays, this article comes out every May from somewhere.
 
2012-05-13 10:22:59 AM  
What I treasure most about Mother's day are the cute little things my kids--Steven 9 and Allison 5--make for me at school.

When my husband asks me what I want for Mother's day--I give him the same answer every year--nothing.

This year--ignoring my request like always--he gave me a pen that has a different message appearing in a window every time it is clicked. The messages are things like "dude, no way" and "it's unlikely to happen." These are to my students who ask for extra credit the day before finals are due. He also got me a very, very cool hologram book mark of the universe. Lastly, a stamp which reads WTF?! Again, for students' papers.

I hate roses. I buy my own perfume. I do not want jewelry. I despise going out to eat as everything is crowded and overpriced.

He is cooking dinner for me at home. What is it? Do not know. Does not matter. It could be toaster waffles and Tropicana OJ for all I care. He and the kids will make it, serve it, and clean it up.

My kids are happy, healthy, and bratty. Just like they should be.

My mom? Well. . .she lives 2100 miles away in San Diego--fine by me. I have the most awesome mother-in-law, Kathe. She rocks!
 
2012-05-13 10:27:11 AM  
Jarvis was never told that her bill for her time at the asylum was partly paid for by a group of grateful florists.

Just ... AWESOME.
 
2012-05-13 10:28:52 AM  
Did you know the woman who created it hated the holiday and wanted to have it abolished?

Well, a lot of women feel this way about their offspring.
 
2012-05-13 10:45:53 AM  
That bi -- My mom has been dead since 1986, and a fine thing it is, too.

/dying while I was in my 20s = best thing she ever did for me
//have the badly-healed collar bone to prove it
 
2012-05-13 10:51:51 AM  

phenn: MoronLessOff: Yes I did, subby. Yes I did.

Anyone else who doesn't speak to their family, join me over here for a drink.

Mimosa, please.

I consider my son, husband and step children my family, now. And, I thank he FSM every dang day for them.


Club soda with a twist over here, please. Got sober 6 weeks before Mom died -- rough time but good things came from it.
 
2012-05-13 10:59:48 AM  
MOTHER'S DAY
Because gross generalizations of a
lh4.googleusercontent.com.

/happy mom's day mom, you f*cking whore
 
2012-05-13 11:10:03 AM  

phoolishone: phenn: MoronLessOff: Yes I did, subby. Yes I did.

Anyone else who doesn't speak to their family, join me over here for a drink.

Mimosa, please.

I consider my son, husband and step children my family, now. And, I thank he FSM every dang day for them.

Club soda with a twist over here, please. Got sober 6 weeks before Mom died -- rough time but good things came from it.


you getting sobered killed your mom?
 
2012-05-13 11:11:48 AM  

James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.


Are we siblings? ...Although I don't want to inflict my maternal unit on others. That would be cruel and unusual punishment.
 
2012-05-13 11:21:10 AM  
Cuz he was hatched from an egg...amirite?
 
2012-05-13 11:29:01 AM  

James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.


But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?
These things are important to a mother, you know.

And mothers, when was the last time you turned off the tv, sat down with your kids, and beat them?
 
2012-05-13 11:29:47 AM  
She wanted to abolish a holiday that didn't exist but ended up inventing it?

/somebody needs to call an ambulance for Subby
 
2012-05-13 11:33:06 AM  

Dansker: James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.

But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?


The dumbest thing one can do with a narcissist is to directly address any problem you have with his or her behavior.

Try it, and see.
 
2012-05-13 11:34:06 AM  
I want a holiday for those of us who didn't or couldn't have kids. I vote for "happy not having more snowflakes and destroying the planet day."
 
2012-05-13 11:36:23 AM  

Dansker: But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?
These things are important to a mother, you know.


While I was still living at home, my mom asked me if I thought she was a good mother. Well, I was still living at home, so of course I told her she was.

If she asked me the same today the best I could say is, "You tried."
 
2012-05-13 11:37:13 AM  

Cowboy Spencer: I want a holiday for those of us who didn't or couldn't have kids. I vote for "happy not having more snowflakes and destroying the planet day."


That contribution is its own reward.
 
2012-05-13 11:38:56 AM  

markfara: Dansker: James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.

But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?

The dumbest thing one can do with a narcissist is to directly address any problem you have with his or her behavior.

Try it, and see.


I'm slightly disturbed that someone thought I actually meant that. I now return you to srs thread.
 
2012-05-13 11:41:01 AM  

MoronLessOff: Dansker: But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?
These things are important to a mother, you know.

While I was still living at home, my mom asked me if I thought she was a good mother. Well, I was still living at home, so of course I told her she was.

If she asked me the same today the best I could say is, "You tried."


. . . assuming she actually did. Mine was a horrible person -- mean, lying, abusive, tantrum-throwing, and conscious enough about it not to do it when anyone outside the family would have witnessed it.

In her later years, she became fond of commenting, "Well, kids don't come with instruction books."

Feh-koff, Mom.
 
2012-05-13 11:42:18 AM  

Dansker: markfara: Dansker: James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.

But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?

The dumbest thing one can do with a narcissist is to directly address any problem you have with his or her behavior.

Try it, and see.

I'm slightly disturbed that someone thought I actually meant that. I now return you to srs thread.


No, I didn't really think you did. Just underscoring your point, sort of.
 
2012-05-13 11:43:51 AM  

Cowboy Spencer: I want a holiday for those of us who didn't or couldn't have kids. I vote for "happy not having more snowflakes and destroying the planet day."


I think they call that "Sunday Morning"

// up early with kids so my wife can enjoy her sleep in.
 
2012-05-13 11:53:53 AM  

markfara: Dansker: markfara: Dansker: James F. Campbell: My mother is a manipulative, lying, abusive, narcissistic biatch. I'll be glad when she's dead. The only thing I regret is that I can't inflict her on others.

But when was the last time you made the small effort of reaching out, calling her, or maybe even writing a letter, and told her you hate her? Why not do it today?

The dumbest thing one can do with a narcissist is to directly address any problem you have with his or her behavior.

Try it, and see.

I'm slightly disturbed that someone thought I actually meant that. I now return you to srs thread.

No, I didn't really think you did. Just underscoring your point, sort of.


Oh. Cool. Cool, cool, cool.
 
2012-05-13 12:14:36 PM  
Happy Mother's Day to the women still with the Father of their children. I hope all 16 of you have a good day.
 
2012-05-13 12:20:47 PM  

Ray_Peranus: Happy Mother's Day to the women still with the Father of their children. I hope all 16 of you have a good day.


You sound divorced
 
2012-05-13 12:28:32 PM  

kvinesknows: phoolishone: phenn: MoronLessOff: Yes I did, subby. Yes I did.

Anyone else who doesn't speak to their family, join me over here for a drink.

Mimosa, please.

I consider my son, husband and step children my family, now. And, I thank he FSM every dang day for them.

Club soda with a twist over here, please. Got sober 6 weeks before Mom died -- rough time but good things came from it.

you getting sobered killed your mom?


LOL No, Mom had been dying from brain cancer for a few months at that point. I got sober because there weren't enough hours in the day, nor could I get soused enough, to cope with it well. Not drinking/toking up helped a lot.
 
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