Amanda Dougherty, a seventeen year-old junior at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Philadelphia, was barred from prom for not having a date. One scarcely knows where to begin with this. Sometimes, I think my job is to find things in the news that are the most likely to make me Hulk-Hogan-style flip my coffee table.
I’m not even gratifying this with a justification of how bat-shit crazy it is. I mean, I think the only time you ever even have a “date” is at prom. And even then, it’s most often not even a “date.” Also, just whaaa?
Also, the average American family spends $1000 on prom? My kids are going to prom in a burlap sack. Apologies in advance, future offspring.
P.S. Who is that chick in the photo on the far right? I need to talk to her about how her dress is, like, the most sophisticated and amazing thing I have ever seen a teenager touch.
Well, that’s all fine and good, but we know that some of you might be looking for something a little more…old-fashioned. So how about throwing water on them and hitting their legs with pussywillows? That’ll be sure to get their attention.
Of course, if you live in a Polish American community, then you probably already knew that. And you might’ve spent all day yesterday doing it.
Who doesn’t love picture books?
Thanks to a heads up from the fabulous L is for Foxy, I came across an amazing archaeological find – scanned pages from a dating guide that was published in 1938. Written for single women (I hope that doesn’t surprise you! Men don’t need advice on this sort of thing, remember?), the guide features illustrated pearls of wisdom such as:
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