Monday, 17 March 2008

Wife Swap USA

'If you're not happy, act like you're happy and you'll start to feel happy.' NO! You'll turn into a children's television presenter! The God botherer family was hilarious, I loved their Waltons-esque singing into the answerphone. Scary as fuck.
The other family were 'wild' ie. they swore a bit and the mum worked for a rock radio station. So it was a bit like Mary Poppins swapping places with Sharon Osbourne. Sharon did a fantastic impression of Mary P without ever having met her.
The religious people said things like 'loose moral character' and 'we need to train our kids up'. Just let your kids become the people they are meant to be! The religious kids said they had no need to be happy. The rock daughter was having fun being a groupie (which I'm sure was making a whole tourbus of people happy). It was a shame she changed her ways.
I thought the rock wife chucked the Bible into the fire for a minute! But she just threw their rota in the fire instead. Cue tears!
The moral of the story, as always, is just be somewhere in between, not a crackpot, or a satanist.


coxon le woof said...

The whole 'training' the kids thing was a bit scary. Made me wonder what crazy shenanigans the parents had gotten up to as youngsters that they were so afraid to let their kids be 'normal' and learn through their own choices.

Like the parents in that baby bible bashers programme, there always seems to be something more sinister that they're trying to hide by going so far into their religion.

lightupvirginmary said...

yes exactly. every religious person I've ever known who's tried to push it on others has been inherently a bad person. And that's a fact.