February 1, 2009

"Think about it—your own mom? Looking for sex? Disgusting!"

Did I ever tell you about the time The Onion — intentionally (don't ask how I know) — used my name but — unintentionally — got my name wrong?

20 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Another in the long the line of Oedipals working out his inner hurt that she's not being faithful to him. I truly hope that he will learn to forgive her without rejecting her and goes on to a healthy life of his own. In the meantime he could screen her calls and tell everyone she's not home. She did wait from age 8 to age 16, which was noble to do, but she could have had her friends set up encounters with known, safe men for her. The son probably is feeling that she is in Danger and he is helpless to protect her.

Michael H said...

Dude, it was an article in The Onion Fiction.

HelenParr said...

Richard Lawrence Althouse wrote for the Onion?

Ann Althouse said...

Helen, no. Somebody else.

dbp said...

If I recall correctly, The Onion was started by a couple of undergrads at UW Madison.

Between her sons being around the same age and Althouse being on the faculty, it is not a huge surprise that there is a small degree of separation...

Bissage said...

Dude saw his mom’s personal ad?

Big deal.

I caught my mom at J.B. Doodangles on “Nuts ‘n’ Bolts Thursday.”

And yes, our parts fit together.

Talk about embarrassing!

(And kind of a turn-on, truth be told, you know what I’m saying?)

Ann Althouse said...

The part about "me" is at the end. "I" am the psychiatrist who wrote a book called "Post-Divorce, Pre-Death." I love the title. It's so cruel.

dbp said...

Yes, I assumed it was the psychiatrist Althouse was talking about.

The author probably used Cohen by mistake because he knew one of Althouse's sons, who have that last name. He must have thought it would make a cool inside joke to put his friend's mom in the story, but then d'oh! He got the name wrong. Which might in some ways be funnier.

Pogo said...

"Think about it—your own mom? Looking for sex? Disgusting!"

I was in 5th grade when I learned the facts of life from a neighbor, a highschool girl. She thought it was hilarious that I was grossed out.

So I figured it was a fact of nature that my parents employed, begrudgingly.

But when the neighbor girl told me sex had to be done for each baby. I was horrified at my parents. They had 13 kids.
Eeeeeeeeew.

EDH said...

Newton, MA is Barney Frank's hometown, but shucks he's over 50.

former law student said...

I was in 5th grade when I learned the facts of life from a neighbor, a highschool girl. She thought it was hilarious that I was grossed out.

This is the lamest how-I-learned-about-sex-from-the-neighbor-girl story I have ever heard.

Pogo will never get a job at Penthouse Forum at this rate..

Pogo said...

Heh.

Even more lame is that she told me the facts; I had to imagine the rest.
Very, very lame indeed.

The next 40 years weren't much more interesting either.

I married my high school sweetheart. I got a job. I had kids. I'll die soon enough. The end.

Meade said...

Not so quick, Pogo. Your death could still be interesting.

Ann Althouse said...
"Helen, no. Somebody else."

You mean somebody else you slept with?

William said...

Post natal; pre death. Life tends to peak after the sixth prenatal month. The rest is just epilogue.

Mark O said...

Fake but accurate.

MadisonMan said...

I think dbp's theory is very plausible, but the Onion's founders are pretty much older than the Althouse offspring, if I'm remembering things correctly. I wonder how the professor knows the wrong name was unintentional.

peter hoh said...

Madison Man, I'm pretty sure that the Onion has a rotating pool of "interns" doing most of the work for very little compensation.

Michael said...

GOSH, Ann...who else has used your name? Do you have any more pictures of...YOU...or where you eat...or listen to music...or drink coffee...or take picture of others...who want to be near YOU?

People wanna know.

blake said...

Added Cohen: "Think about it—your own mom? Looking for sex? Disgusting!"

That phrase is very Althouse bloggy.

Ann Althouse said...

LOL. I think Michael will enjoy my new post! The one with the 2 scans.

DHP and Peter Hoh have the authorship correct.

And, Meade, no.