The generational divide online
I received an a forwarded email this morning from my grandmother with some goofy troll looking baby. I tend to get a occasional emails from family that are amusing, and some that I've got to reply to with links to snopes. Someone put together a site called Postcards From Yo Momma, which allows people to submit emails from their mothers and other family members that may be amusing. Everyone has a different relationship with their parents, but some of these posts are golden, such as this one from the front page:
"In other news, your father asked me this morning if he could borrow my nasal irrigator. I got very excited, thinking he was being pro-active in fighting the cold that’s got him sniffling non-stop already. Turns out he just wanted to use the irrigator to inject jelly into the croissants he was baking. I could write a f$%@ing book.
I’ve got to buckle down now and read this new script.
Websites like this make you smile, especially when you get to see a snippet of the affection and/or annoyance that exists between mother and child. It is the happy end of the voyeuristic spectrum, with the sad end being Post Secret.