Saturday, May 30, 2009

Oh I LOVE how the NYtimes writes about teenagers as if they were this alien life form. From an article about how huggy teenagers are, which also includes accounts of schools where hugging has been banned as "dangerous," and parents bizzarely mourn the decline of the "high-five":

Some parents find it paradoxical that a generation so steeped in hands-off virtual communication would be so eager to hug.

“Maybe it’s because all these kids do is text and go on Facebook so they don’t even have human contact anymore,” said Dona Eichner, the mother of freshman and junior girls at the high school in Montvale.

Maybe these kids have carpal tunnel syndrome from being on Facebook? So handshakes hurt?


Anonymous said...


based on this blog and the previous and on our phonecall of today, it is my opinion that you should apply to that Columbia program. The world of readers who will hang on will welcome the connections you make; the new world of readers to come will come about through not your helping hand but helping hugs. If they don't die a week later . . .

Rose said...

I like backwards hugs where people crack my back so i can sit in front of the computer and facebook some more=)