Sunday, September 7, 2008

Babies are the parrots of the human kingdom

Our nation's amusement parks use parrots for time-honored entertainment. So, too, do humans make their babies put on a show. Just go on YouTube and enter "funny," "dancing," or "cute baby."

Just like parrots, language is a skill mastered by the ridiculously short and weight-challenged by mimicking what the subject tells it to say. "Make him say 'shit' again!" "Elmo wants you to say 'Shit.'" Insert baby saying "Shit." Roaring parental laughter ensues.

It amazes me that we do not give our tax dollars to much needed parrot training programs, but all these babies have to do to get my hard earned money is roll over in their cribs, fart and make people smile.

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