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Aw...Bill Cosby, too? Right in the childhood

Dear Hipster:

You used the phrase, “right in the childhood” a little while back. What does that mean? I could probably Google it, but I want to hear your explanation.

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— Dave, Bonita

The scandalous debasement of childhood iconography. Nothing more, nothing less. Pervy photoshops of cartoons? Right in the childhood. Jimmy Kimmel’s trick with the unnecessary censorship of Sesame Street clips? Right in the childhood. Edward Furlong (precocious John Connor from Terminator 2) going to rehab and collecting restraining orders from various exes? Bam, right in the childhood.

Then, when you find out Dr. Huxtable Bill Cosby is supposedly this big-time rapist and that everybody has known for a while, but for reasons of crippling institutional misogyny it hasn’t really come to light... Well, that pretty much gets everybody.

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Dear Hipster:

You used the phrase, “right in the childhood” a little while back. What does that mean? I could probably Google it, but I want to hear your explanation.

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— Dave, Bonita

The scandalous debasement of childhood iconography. Nothing more, nothing less. Pervy photoshops of cartoons? Right in the childhood. Jimmy Kimmel’s trick with the unnecessary censorship of Sesame Street clips? Right in the childhood. Edward Furlong (precocious John Connor from Terminator 2) going to rehab and collecting restraining orders from various exes? Bam, right in the childhood.

Then, when you find out Dr. Huxtable Bill Cosby is supposedly this big-time rapist and that everybody has known for a while, but for reasons of crippling institutional misogyny it hasn’t really come to light... Well, that pretty much gets everybody.

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Yup, it gets you right in the childhood, along with all the other sick stupid stuff you learn about adult behavior. Especially hurtful when once held in esteem.

Nov. 26, 2014
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