Friday, April 22, 2011

The Self-Thinning Applets Don't Fall Far From The Tree

The Barefoot Dirty Girls' [Unrelated] Family Tree


For millenia, mankind has observed and practiced various techniques on fruit trees. Some trees are self-fruitful; some require pollintors. Some are self-thinning; some must have the immature fruit thinned by hand. "Fruit drop" is a term describing self-thinning of apple trees, which must be supplemented by hand-thinning to increase the current crop and protect the tree into the future.

Between Newton's articulation of physical laws (specifically gravity), and Darwin's postulations of natural laws (individual mutation and selection within species), and Mendel's genetics experiments on plants (dominant and regressive characteristics), at that confluence stand the Barefoot Dirty Girls, those homo sapiens somehow related to them, and a kaleidoscopic posse of redneck loafers, squatters and hangers-on.

Yesterday one such human genome field experiment, with at least three young buds, was on hand to ferry
Mattresses, bedposts,
Boxes and bags,
And assorted more flotsam
For the familial hags
{sorry... I accidentally slipped into verse again...}
from the house to the cars and trailers.

[Note: We have visited Lyin' Lynda's and Rotund Red's family tree before, where it shows conclusively that none of their DNA has been successfully transmitted.]

Anyway, one of the unflowered progeny practiced the Waggle Dance on several occasions, exuberantly jumping about, posing and dis playing for the camera. It was a touching, heartwarming scene to witness the transmission of colony culture from the Secondary Queen Bee, Great-Auntie Red, to an impressionable squirt two generations removed. Even more significant is that one of those performances was done with an audience composed of sire and siblings, and under the smiling approbation of Primary Queen Bee, Great-Auntie Lyin' Lynda. (Pray never to see such a smile - "We show you our faces, You're gone without traces..." from this post.)

Another way of looking at this episode is just as valid; that the Barefoot Dirty Girls, themselves, never matured past prepubesence. Mature adult judgment appears missing in the training, or condoning of misbehavior, of their juvenile charges and their parents.

Or, the BDG's are manifesting regressive personality characteristics as they rapidly age, bloat, and succumb to psychotropic drug use.

This topic of disrespectful, anti-social parents training up their children in the ways of disrespectful, anti-social behavior is covered in Chapter 3 of the book, Neighbors From Hell, by Bob Borzotta. In that chapter, Kids - From Bad Parents Come Bad Neighbors, the author cites examples and discusses the nurturing incubation of tomorrow's cockroaches adult neighbors from hell.

Of course, there is nothing new under the sun, and the world has suffered fools continually since the dawn of time. And children, being mimicking little monkeys, if they soak up their worldview neighborview from loutish parents, aunties, family, and assorted village idiots, it is no great wonder they turn out twisted or damaged.

Harry Chapin put it this way in his recording, "Cat's in the Cradle:"
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you dad,
You know I'm gonna be like you."
Moses put it a different way when he wrote:

"The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation." Numbers 14:18
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Disney puts it this way...

Just ducky...

The [image] presented here is [] from the freely available Inducks database at