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Monday, May 6, 2013

Children Are Parasites Who Take and Take and Take

Posted by on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I got an e-mail this morning detailing the perfect Mother's Day gift for mothers who also happen to be total assholes:

Make May 12th An Atlas Shrugged Mother's Day

For one week only, take 10% off of the Official Women's "Atlas" Pendant & Necklace or, the Official Rearden Steel Dagny Taggart Bracelet. This Mother's Day, give the perfect gift to the woman who first inspired you.


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Well, for the Mom who loves ugly jewelry I guess.
Posted by Mugwumpt on May 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 2
"Children Are Parasites Who Take and Take and Take"

Essentially my words to my daughter on Saturday. She didn't find that as amusing as I did.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on May 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM · Report this
Zebes 3
Gifts? How altruistic.
Posted by Zebes on May 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM · Report this
Song for If Your Mom's a Big Ayn Rand Fan

M is for the Money that she hoarded
O is for her Objectivistic slant
T is for the Times that she ignored you
H is for how you Hated all her cant
E is for her Egotistic worldview
R is for each stupid Randian thought
Put that all together, it spells M-O-T-H-E-R...
A word that makes you wish she'd just go Galt.
Posted by bobbyjoe on May 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM · Report this
THAT MOVIE IS SO FUNNY!!! I laughed so hard at so many different scenes, and then I realized it wasn't a comedy!!!

Well, it is true, about children being parasites. I'm Louis C.K. on this one, up until a kid in his late 20s, they have never made any contribution to society.

I like kids and all, but they are selfish little resource vacuums. Damn near every one of em thinks that they are the star of their own movie...
Posted by scratchmaster joe on May 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 6
Joe My God linked to Chris Ware's lovely "Mothers' Day" cover art and story in the New Yorker. Kids are much too expensive for me to bother with, but I admire everyone who takes on the challenge so gladly.…
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on May 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 7
@4 Sweet. But needz moar vicious.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on May 6, 2013 at 3:47 PM · Report this
Many have pointed out that Rand's protagonists either don't have families or have heroically chosen to cut off all ties with their families. They certainly don't concern themselves with anything as mundane as caring for children, and they wouldn't be caught dead admitting that their own parents contributed anything to make them what they are.

They sprang into being as fully-realized Makers, and everybody else in the world did nothing but try to hold them back. See also "narcissistic worldview."
Posted by Proteus on May 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM · Report this
Giving gifts to your mother will only weaken her.
Posted by codswallower on May 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 10
Real Ayn Randers will force their moms onto Social Security and Medicare, since Ayn Rand used those too.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 PM · Report this
Trotineta 11
Take and take and take and never give back!
Posted by Trotineta on May 7, 2013 at 1:33 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 12
How can it be made from 'Rearden Steel'? Isn't that the fictional alloy from the book?
How gullible are Rand fanatics, anyway? Oh, wait, don't answer that.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on May 7, 2013 at 7:08 AM · Report this

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