31 August 2006

Life imitates The Onion, yet again

Actually, this is more like something from a Todd Solondz movie

Welcome to the ``Flat Daddy" and ``Flat Mommy" phenomenon, in which life-size cutouts of deployed service members are given by the Maine National Guard to spouses, children, and relatives back home.

The Flat Daddies ride in cars, sit at the dinner table, visit the dentist, and even are brought to confession, according to their significant others on the home front.

It's like the human equivalent of baby birds being fed by a puppet that looks like the mama bird. Only much, much more pathetic.


Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Oh, man, that's... pretty disturbing. It's almost like Monty Python. Or that episode of the Simpsons when Homer's on tour with the B-Sharps so he makes the horrific dummy of himself with a tape deck that eats tapes and a nightmarishly painted bucket with balloons for arms. Oi.

3:02 PM, August 31, 2006  

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