Takashi Murakami meets Lilly Pulitzer meets “no cuts, no buts, no coconuts”

September 22nd, 2009 · 127 comments

Dee Dee in Virginia says her five-year-old daughter, Lilly, presented her with this card after Kindergarten last week.

“At first it seems like the usual ‘I love mommy’ card,” Dee Dee says, “but the back clearly addresses her irritation with the neighboring copycat whose use of hearts, stars, and flowers were infringing on my daughter’s copyrighted design. (Coming soon to a overpriced handbag near you!)

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five year old's do not copy me card

related: startin’ young

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127 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Clarissa

    And she was careful enough to put little hearts on the message adressed to te copycat. You know, to bring together the whole art piece.

    We need more kids like Lilly.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:24 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   hellocello

      And she was careful enough to put little hearts on the message adressed to te copycat. You know, to bring together the whole art piece.

      We need more kids like Lilly.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:47 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Clarissa

      I feel so… validated (?) right now.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   analogeyser

      The word you’re searching for might be “violated”?

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   T imo® bang

      And she was careful enough to put little hearts on the message addressed to the copycat. You know, to bring together the whole art piece.

      We need more kids like Lilly.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Clarissa

      And she was careful enough to put little hearts on the message adressed to te copycat. You know, to bring together the whole art piece.

      We need more kids like Lilly.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Canthz_B bang

      And she was careful eno-, Oh! Hi, Lilly. Huh? Nothing. What did you think I was doing?

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   mamason bang

      DO NOT COPY Me

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   jadefirefly

      Timo gets bonus points for correcting the typo when quoting. :>

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:51 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Clarissa

      He sure does.
      Thanks Timo.

      Not a very good copycat though…

      Sep 23, 2009 at 5:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   BlackMarketBeagle

    Why does Lilly know how to write in cursive already?

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:27 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Flaboy2425

      Perhaps for the same reason I learned to write in cursive in kindergarten. My first written word was “cat.”

      Sep 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   mamason bang

      Because Lilly is a little geneous.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   TheOldSchool

      mamason, she’s so smart, she don’t even need a tudor.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:39 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   mamason bang

      Let’s not lose our heads now, TOS.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   analogeyser

      After school Lilly goes down to the lanes with Mary and Anne for a little recreational Boleyn…

      After that it’s over to Tower Records…y’know, just to hang

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Canthz_B bang

      Lilly’s mom taught Lilly how to write in cursive so that someday Lilly can forge her husband’s signature almost a well as Mommy can forge Daddy’s.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   parkrose

      You executed that with precision, AOG.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Karisa

      I learned how to write cursive in Kindergarten!

      Sep 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   analogeyser

      Well, Rose…

      It was either nip the thing in the bud or stock up for a Hundred Years War kinda hassle, y’know

      Sep 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   MAMARILLA2 bang

    Lilly is clearly a rising star in the Kindergarten world..She has set herself as one to be followed and copied because she has the best in ideas and fashion…I can see her future as captain of the Cheerleader/Soshes when she gets to High School.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:33 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   analogeyser

      Lilly knows how to write in cursive because Lilly’s Mommy thinks it is a good idea for little girls to know how…an idea she got from Lilly’s Grammy…who got it from…Kind of like how clothes-hanger discipline is passed down through the generations…

      Note how that “phantom” or undeveloped heart behind the word “NOT” calls into question the sincerity of her purple/orange double-hearted offering to MOMMY…much like the subservient sneer Amy Adams used in thanking Mimi Rogers for correcting her in the more grown up version of this little drama whose working title is “Crayola Intentions”.

      If Lilly starts drawing cards with cute Dalmation puppies on them…
      that would have to be called “Cruel-la Intentions”.

      Lilly’s Master’s Thesis on Dickens’ Oliver Twist, expected when the precocious darling’s former Kingergarten class will be struggling with their Junior year in High School, will, natch, be titled “Gruel Intentions”.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:42 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Canthz_B bang

      Ooops, bad gigglebrax…my bad! :oops:

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   analogeyser

      Ouch! and he’s here all week folks…

      After cursive, Lilly’s Mommy Dearest teaches her about FMP’s…

      Finally, it’s over to JonBenet’s house for a seminar!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   anglophile bang

      Lilly should be careful. She may be peaking too soon. I speak with the sad voice of experience. Voted 5th grade class president 3 times.* It was all downhill from there.

      *We voted every month. I didn’t actually take 5th grade three times.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, Glo, I wondered for a sec! :lol:

      Maybe her little nemesis is peeking too soon. She should wait until they take English Lit. in HS, where Lilly will really shine!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Gustav J Gustav

    Maybe this message is printed on the back of real greeting cards and she was looking at one.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:34 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Bob Loblaw

    I agree, I’m calling bullshit on this as well.

    I have nine year old who cant write as well as this.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Meljean

      I have a girl who just turned six. When she was five, she could write two-page stories, complete with plot, with nice handwriting, on college-lined paper.

      One other kid in her kindergarten could manage Lilly’s level — that’s a kindergarten of six kids total.

      I don’t call bullshit.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:21 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Sarah

      Yeah, I don’t know… If you look at all the letters (non-cursive), they all are started at the bottom of the letter. Looks to me like an adult did the old “turn the page upside down and write upside down to make it look like a child wrote it” sort of thing. I don’t know any kid that learns to write from the bottom up. Especially one that has learned to write cursive already.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   analogeyser

      Bob,

      If your 9-year old (3rd Grade?) is in a public or private school, you can look into having some testing done if the writing is remarkably worse than others in his/her age bracket. There could be some sort of visual processing problem involved.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Yikes

      If that’s the case, your nine year old really needs to practice penmanship.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   Meg

      Bob,

      One of my kids could write just like Lilly (the girl – go figure!), and one of them never did learn to print at all (the boy, of course).

      They taught my boy cursive as part of his Occupational Therapy in kindy. They said it was too hard for him to learn both ways of writing, so he should just start with the one he’d use most.

      Your nine year old’s fine motor skills are seriously delayed if he writes worse than that!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Jen

      That’s embarrassing.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   mamason bang

      Maybe it’s retarded.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   TheOldSchool

      special

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   TheOldSchool

      De l’autre côté, peut-être votre enfant est un imbécile.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.10   notolaf

      Bob, I bet I know lots more kids than you and spend way more attention on their handwriting. I wish starting letters on the bottom were uncommon.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 1:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.11   Charlie Bucket

      TO: MOMMY
      FOR: MOM

      Interesting that she addressed the note twice. Maybe distracted by the copier or maybe reconsidering the relationship with her mother.

      “Lilly” is the only word not written in block letters – - age appropriate.

      Meljean – - Either I call bullshit on you with your five year old constructing plot driven, two paged tomes on lined paper or you are raising a child resulting from the combined egg of Madame Curie and the sperm of Leonardo DaVinci.

      Sep 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.12   mystic_eye_cda

      Kids imitate. If someone important to Lilly commonly uses cursive (mom, older siblings, other family members, etc) she’d easily copy and practice it especially for her name.

      And I agree that a 9 year old that can’t write that well may have a problem or possibly just a crappy school or crappy attitude abouts school.

      PS “on lined paper” doesn’t mean the writing was small enough to fit between the lines

      Sep 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   thrall38

    Another tiny budding lawyer… ready to apply hearts before she cuts yours out.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:36 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   HeatherFeather

    As the mother of a First Grader, they started learning cursive in Kindergarten at the particular school my children attend. So I really don’t doubt the authenticity. My son is 7 and has great handwriting, my 12 year old daughter still writes like chicken scratch-they go to the same school so go figure.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:47 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   blue eyes

    I’ve never heard of a kindergarten class learning cursive. I’d think it was to the children’s own detriment to learn so young.

    Her mom probably taught her just her name in cursive, but the artwork is screaming 5 year old.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Bunnee bang

      Fwiw, my 5 year old son (who is no slouch in kindergarten, btw) can read in cursive, but definitely can’t write in cursive. Since he can only write capital letters, we are still working on writing lower case leters. Kudos, Lilly!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Meljean

      I agree, the cursive probably comes from seeing an adult sign their name, and wanting to learn how to do that. My daughter (who, judging by all of the pink, hearts, and flowers, seems to have taste similar to Lilly’s) loves to write her name in cursive because it’s so curly — a lot prettier than print :-D

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:25 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   GhostWriter bang

      Yes, maybe they picked up cursive by watching an adult sign their name…

      …or maybe those cursive-penning kids are possessed by Demons!!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:28 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   analogeyser

      …or they learned it at the McMartin Preschool after watching adults making Satanic ritual signs…

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Snayl bang

      …or she saw it on a prescription pill bottle.
      Don’t they make Prozac?

      Sep 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   analogeyser

      No Lie, Eli Lilly…there’s a palindrome in there somewhere…or maybe it moved to Alaska

      Sep 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   mamason bang

      Upon closer inspection it appears that flower is actually wearing a ball gag… TOS!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   eternal damnation

      The judge up in Juneau ordered that gag order removed months ago…
      I think somebody’s starting to enjoy their discipline a little too much…

      Sep 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Bunnee bang

    Stops copies me! (5 internet bonus points to the person who knows this reference!) :lol:

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Clarissa

      Some manga series, right?

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   wdcat

      Sounds like Pickles from Metalocalypse

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Bunnee bang

      Right show, wrong character, wdcat. Actually, 2 characters say it to each other, Toki and Skwisgaar. I’ll give it to you anyway–I’m feeling generous today! ;)

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   RP

      Pickles is the drummer. It was Skwisgaar and Toki arguing in the equipment store in the episode where they go to the Amazon.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   wdcat

      D’oh! I blame an overworked brain! Even though I was hearing Skwisgaar saying it, I was picturing Pickles. Go figure!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   aaa bang

      Metalocalypse FTW.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Shelley

    My thought was that she probably has an older brother or sister (who is at least in third grade) that taught her to write her name in cursive.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Melissa

      Or just parents, who were, heaven forbid, involved in her education.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:44 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   bowloftoast bang

      I’m thinking Lilly is probably an only. Parents pouring all their energy into her, teaching her cursive, sending her to the best kindergarten.

      This also explains the note. I don’t think Lilly was threatened by her neighbour in class, I think the note is directed at her Mother, and is an expression of Lilly’s deep-seeded fear over the recent conversations about ‘a little brother or sister.’

      poor dear.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   analogeyser

      Deep-seeded fear? Perhaps for Mom, whose seed would be deeply involved in the production of “a little brother or sister”.

      Lilly’s fear is far more likely to be deep-seated, which would go a looong way towards explaining her (like Kathryn in “Cruel Intentions”) formulation of the rule of “Never in the butt”.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   bowloftoast bang

      ah yes correct – deep-seated…as in ‘a deep-seated need to point out the mistakes of others in an attempt to compensate for one’s lack of social grace.’

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I don’t know..Deep-seeded sound about right for a 5 yr old..After all the OCD must be planted first and allowed to grow and flourish.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   analogeyser

      Sheesh…it was just a question mark?

      From what I’ve seen of your writing (which seems to be very good) it could have been used ironically in contraposition to Mom’s ovaries… y’know, the little brother or sister thing.

      Lack of… Social Grace…isn’t that the Holly Hunter cop show set in OKC with the snuff-dipping angel? How in the world could you know that my new cable provider doesn’t carry that show? Mad skillz or mad warez!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   bowloftoast bang

      I’m not nearly that clever.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   analogeyser

      Yer too modest by half (I think that’s the right way to say that)…

      or maybe there’s more than one “bowl of toast!” here.

      Sorry ’bout the “!”, can’t/don’t do much graphics…barely color…

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   bowloftoast bang

      Nothing personal analogeyser. I just have a love/hate relationship with the grammar police – had some traumatic experiences in grammar prison…let’s just say that the phrase ‘insert colon’ is surprisingly open to interpretation and leave it at that.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   svo

      Personally, I love it when grammar police make punctuation errors, like putting periods and commas outside of quotation marks instead of inside the quotes. LOL

      Sep 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.11   Anne

      Personally, I love it when people mocking the “grammar police” see mistakes where there are none. Punctuation inside quotation marks is an American rule, not an English rule. :)

      Sep 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.12   analogeyser

      I’ll have to look into that….all this time I’ve been thinking I was some sorta Grammar Rebel (without a Clause) for putting the period outside the quotation marks.

      Blimey, now I just find out I’m channeling like maybe Jack the Ripper or somewot…

      Sep 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.13   parkrose

      It all depends upon why you are using the quotation marks and what they hold within them.
      As always, quite often, and usually, it’s also a matter of style.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.14   Canthz_B bang

      ♥ rose. As always, quite often and usually. ♥

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.15   flying fish

      i wish america and great britain would just combine their damn languages already.
      i currently spell some words in american and some in british, same with my punctuation.
      it is all very confusing.
      and then there is the issue of my abhorrence of capital letters.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   KV

    I believe in Lilly!

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   analogeyser

      And just because the kid isn’t reading or writing yet doesn’t mean that they’re dumb.

      I know a teacher who is a reading specialist. Her daughter didn’t read at anywhere near her grade level until midway through 5th grade, at which point she started devouring libraries. Some of these things are mysterious even to the pros.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Clarissa

      We all do, KV. We all do.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   chrys

      Especially Whitney Houston.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   T imo® bang

    Hoooray for Lilly! Oh that little copycatting bitch will get her comeuppance when lilly gets her “Grover’s voodoo kit”™ in the mail.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:06 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   analogeyser

      The Who did “Pictures of Lilly”.

      What was The Searchers’ big hit in the ’60s ??

      Bueller ? Anyone ??

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   pophitsfor800, alex

      Wasn’t that “Needles and Pins” ???

      Sep 22, 2009 at 8:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   GhostWriter bang

    Lilly’s rant may cause her classmates to think twice about copying her “creations,” however, nothing here is original.

    That “Tiny-Blue-Heart-Grows-Into-A-Big-Red-Heart-And-Shatters-The-Magnifying-Glass” design has been seen annually, in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” since 1966.

    *yawn*

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Meesh

    It looks like this card is actually a keeper, unlike the rest of the crap they bring home from school, which I like to spit on and then throw directly into the trash.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:41 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   bowloftoast bang

      That seems incredibly callous…

      At least recycle their crap after you spit on it – think of the trees.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Nobody

      Unless Meesh spit isn’t recyclable…

      Sep 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Stream of bat's piss

    I wouldnt fuck with Lilly. I bet she’s packing a piece.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Bunnee

      …and she’s just man enough to use it!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 11:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   analogeyser

      I hear she’s got a play date with “A Boy named Sue”…

      They’re going to watch “Thelma and Louise” after target practice.

      Actually, she’ll be fine until she gets the learner’s permit.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Geek Goddess

    The truth is, Lilly is the copycat. The child who created the oh-so-original heart-laden card cleverly wrote “DO NOT COPY Me” in pencil, and watched the unfortunate Lilly copy the line out in purple prose felt pen. She then proceeded to erase hers, with a smug look on her face. Lilly sensed a problem, and tried to retrieve the whole situation by dressing it up with washed out looking yellow hearts.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   LeeLee

      I had the same thought – how do we know Lilly is not the copy cat?

      Sep 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Clarissa

      I honestly think Lilly’s card is legit.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Geek Goddess

      Teacher, LeeLee is copying me!

      Sep 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   analogeyser

      GG,

      You might wanna run this by CB…
      He was just such a big help to me with literary forensics last time.

      He lives for this type of puzzler…
      Where, exactly…he’s not so sure…
      But I’m sure he’ll thank you for thinking of him

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Canthz_B bang

      Ah, trolls. Looks like I’ve acquired yet another (perhaps the site has, as every post is a gigglebrax).

      Any and all attention drawn to my presence is greatly appreciated.

      Only thing that sucks for you, analogeyser, is that people around here tend to back-read, and they will see that I didn’t offer any opinion about the “forensics” of the last note. Others did, but not me. Why lie? Lines, bumps, pen-strokes? That’s not what I usually do here.

      I wouldn’t have relied on those things anyway.
      I’d have pointed out that the writer of the note mixed capital letters with lower-case letters and none of the responses did…that is, if that were my niche here. ;-)

      Sep 22, 2009 at 8:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   analogeyser

      Hey, CB…

      I’m happy for people to back-read, especially when it helps them keep threads in line…of course your regular colleagues and anyone with a few spare brain cells who happened to read back a whole day based on my comment would see that what I said @16.4 was a lie if they thought me delusional, but more likely to be interpreted as MILD SARCASM, especially with the inclusion of “Where, exactly…he’s not so sure…”

      So…to use your line, “Cool your jets”.

      If only your saying so had the power to make the fact that people here tend to back-read the “only thing that sucks” for me!

      But life goes on, huh, dude? So, let’s see what people have been doing with “compassion in the workplace” here today.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Helen

    Has anyone noticed that the smiling flower is actually sticking its tongue out?

    It’s the ultimate in passive-aggressive. And so young too.

    GO LILY.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Stream of bat's piss

    Anyone else find the illustration kind of ‘vaginal’?

    Perhaps this is not as lilly – white as it all seems

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   scooby jenkins

    Cursive? I always called it “Joined up writing”!

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   parkrose

      We called it ‘running writing’. Printing was printing, though, not ‘standing writing’ or ‘motionless writing’.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   shwonline bang

    Tomommy, tomommy
    I love ya, tomommy
    But please do not copy me…

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   aaa bang

    I have to say, I feel Lilly’s pain. I’m taking a Ceramics class right now and the person who sits across from me leeches ideas off of everyone around her. Granted, there aren’t grades in kindergarten (Or are there now? I can’t tell anymore with people treating preschool and kindergarten like the most important AP classes in the world these days.), but it really sucks when lazy people get good grades off of your mental effort, you know?

    Sep 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   aaa bang

    P.S.

    Takashi Murakami is pretty damn awesome.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   jc

    In the grade school I attended we were only allowed to write in cursive, learning to spell your name in kindergarten was encouraged. I don’t see what the big deal is, people don’t expect much from their children these days I guess.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   T.U.M.

    F. Not enough flying pink peniseses.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 5:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   TheOldSchool

      t.u.m.,

      they’re just like cops, never around when you really need them.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   analogeyser

      They’re with the cops…down at Krispy Kreeme…

      just pokin’ their noses into everybody’s bizness

      Sep 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   GK bang

      The cops are poking pink penises into everybody’s business at Krispy Kreme?

      Sep 23, 2009 at 7:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   Bunnee

      Where do you think the glaze comes from?

      Sep 23, 2009 at 9:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      But the hole is so small….

      Sep 23, 2009 at 11:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   Renagade676

      Of course the hole is so small. They’re cops, aren’t they?

      Oct 1, 2009 at 10:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   oi

    Why there is so much fuss about cursive writing?
    Looks like coming from who can’t write cursive.
    Whatever you say it looks prettier than those gangly, ants running on pages hand writings.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   TheOldSchool

      psssssst … oi,

      when the words turn into gangly ants skittering about the pages, it’s time to back up from the bong.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   analogeyser

      Not sure if the gangly ants skittering were from the beginning of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” or “The Curse of Lono”…. either way there may be more to step back from than just a simple bong…

      On second thought, Gangly Ants Skittering might have been Captain Beefheart’s bass player on Trout Mask Replica, back when his band included Zoot Horn Rollo and Winged Eel Fingerling…

      After so many well-intentioned legitimate Hollywood dope transactions got queered by lecherous ex-Munchkins pretending to have the ghost of Zappa in a brown glass jar…it’s just so hard to remember with any confidence anymore…

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   GK bang

      I wonder if analogeyser is a friend of oi’s? They seem to take the same drugs.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 7:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   mamason bang

    Lilly decided to make the card the night before when she overheard her mother talking on the phone to a Dr. from Gen-Labs about cloning our charming little Lilly. “DO NOT COPY ME” seemed a bit harsh and abrupt so Lilly decided on the hearts and flower to help soften mom up a bit although one can’t help but notice the tongue sticking out of the flower’s mouth. As precocious as Lilly is, she’s still only 5 and petulance will win out on occassion.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   TheOldSchool

    Something about this note troubled me, so I put out a few feelers.

    Damn it. I was right. Again.

    I hate having to write these words. Lily didn’t make the card. Dee Dee did. Apparently it’s a deperate suburban housewife thing. “My kid loves me so much she made me this.”

    Ironically, the “Do Not Copy Me” was being directed at li’l Lil.

    Dee Dee is in custody. The tv reporters are still interviewing neighbor moms. Lilly will be living with Daddy until Mommy comes back from her “vacation.”

    Sad.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   analogeyser

      And all the neighbors told the TV reporter that they just totally can’t believe Dee Dee did it…”She was so normal, you know…not the kind of person that you would ever expect could do such a horrible thing.”

      Sep 22, 2009 at 9:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Canthz_B bang

    This a very rare find. Multiple Personality Disorder doesn’t usually become apparent this early in life.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   leftfoot

    Man.. there must be something wrong with the public school system if kids are already copying each other during art time.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Canthz_B bang

      It could be all of the pressure the kids feel to succeed.
      My classmates and I were happy if we had paste to eat during art time in kindergarten!

      Cursive? We were busy trying to remember which animal sticker denoted our cubbyholes!
      Mine was a panda bear. That’s why I grew up to be an ass panda! :-P

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   analogeyser

      LF,

      Public Schools in your town, city, or state have enough money these days for Art? Where’r'y’at?

      I figured this was a Montessori operation or maybe an Episcopal one…

      Sep 23, 2009 at 11:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Monica

    Hilarious!

    Sep 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   April

    Man, I am 27 and my handwriting is not much better than Lillys, especially the cursive. My guess is the mother taught her how to just do her name in cursive because the little girl asked. We learned cursive in third grade and I still loathe it. Such a useless waste of time. Some schools have stopped teaching it and teach typing instead. I am all for that.

    I remember my little girlfriends being all about the “stop copying me” bull back in elementary school. Sometimes it was over stuff like “you are eating your lunch like me…Stop copying me!”.

    Sep 24, 2009 at 5:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Suzy

    I also noticed the smiley face/flower with the ball gag. What the heck?!

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Renagade676

    Honestly, if I was a teacher and had a student of any determinate age copying students around her, I’d have her sit by herself or with other copycats until she learned her lesson.

    Oct 1, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      what if you had a student of indeterminate age copying? “Hmmm you are copying, but I can’t tell if you are 4 or 27. Carry on.”

      Oct 1, 2009 at 10:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   gobnait

    doesn’t look like a child’s printing or cursive.

    Oct 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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