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April 22, 2007

Alec Baldwin – The Funny and the Not So Funny

Filed under: Adoption,children,Culture,Family,Humor,mainstream media,media,MSM,Philosophy,Politics — avoiceofreason @ 5:40 pm

Hat tip to Little Miss Chatterbox

Okay, Alec Baldwin has a wee problem with anger management. Here is one solution offered by Jerry Seinfeld to George Constanza when talking about his issue with rage.

“You know you really need some help. A regular psychiatrist couldn’t even help you. You need to go to like Vienna or something. You know what I mean? You need to get involved at the University level. Like where Freud studied and have all those people looking at you and checking up on you. That’s the kind of help you need. Not the once a week for eighty bucks. No. You need a team. A team of psychiatrists working round the clock thinking about you, having conferences, observing you, like the way they did with the Elephant Man. That’s what I’m talking about because that’s the only way you’re going to get better.”

Not a bad idea. However, while Baldwin’s tirade was wrong, so are social policies that use a divide the spoils mentality when awarding custodial rights to one parent and often exclude the other.

I know I have “thought” similar things when my children wouldn’t “visit” me but sure didn’t mind asking for a present or a check for a trip.

Too bad Alec couldn’t be like the father he portrayed on Outside Providence. I kind of liked that crusty Blue Collar Dad.

Maybe a better solution, to go with all my tongue in cheek posts about adoption and ebay is to combine the ideas. Put the kids of bad divorces up for bid on E-Bay. This will not only make everyone, particularly the child ungrateful, but will cut out the middle man in the adoption for profit/human trafficking corporation. See, a market based answer for a social problem! Just make sure ALL those that bid have a pool and a pony and get the book The Adopted Family written in 1965.

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7 Comments »

  1. Not a bad idea. However, while Baldwin’s tirade was wrong, so are social policies that use a divide the spoils mentality when awarding custodial rights to one parent and often exclude the other.
    I know I have “thought” similar things when my children wouldn’t “visit” me but sure didn’t mind asking for a present or a check for a trip.

    My friend and I just got through talking about this kind of stuff. I think that Baldwin was wrong for what he did but at the same time I wonder if some of our social policies are also to blame for this relationship between a child and his/her father.
    My friend and I were also talking about the dead-beat dads that are being put on pizza boxes, but that’s a comment for another post.

    Comment by LLR — April 22, 2007 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

  2. It is undeniable that Mr Baldwin was wrong. But all he did was to leave a message on a tape recorder. If his small child heard the message it was not the doing of Mr. Baldwin. Someone, an adult, had to release the recording to the public. That would insure that the child certainly heard it. With all the hull-a-baloo against Mr Baldwin, I think it is even more wrong to be gtiving a complete pass to the “wife and mother” who released the recording thereby insuring the child would hear it. I would go to great pains to shield my child from hearing anything like that.

    Comment by tommy49646 — April 22, 2007 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  3. When people divorce they lose all sense of sanity many times.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 22, 2007 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  4. It is undeniable that Mr Baldwin was wrong. But all he did was to leave a message on a tape recorder. If his small child heard the message it was not the doing of Mr. Baldwin. Someone, an adult, had to release the recording to the public. That would insure that the child certainly heard it. With all the hull-a-baloo against Mr Baldwin, I think it is even more wrong to be giving a complete pass to the “wife and mother” who released the recording thereby insuring the child would hear it. I would go to great pains to shield my child from hearing anything like that.

    Comment by tommy49646 — April 23, 2007 @ 12:00 am | Reply

  5. I think that it was a voice mail message on the little girl’s cell phone, but I may be wrong. Someone close to them must have leaked the message.

    Comment by LLR — April 23, 2007 @ 12:04 am | Reply

  6. Isn’t that Seinfeld quote awesome? I have wanted to use it many times and I finally took the time to go dig it up. It took some time but it was worth it.

    Comment by Little Miss Chatterbox — April 23, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  7. Yes, it was just great. I’m waiting for a chance to use the Michigan Option for $.10 on bottle deposits sometime!

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 23, 2007 @ 8:30 pm | Reply


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