In the interest of setting good examples
A flapping shmata? A tangerine polling booth? Art?
An old friend of Mr Nice Guy has struck your correspondent to the very quick! Thoughtfully, he laid out the arguments for proper capitalization. Impressively, he inveighed against my liberal use of expletives. Of course Mr Nice Guy, knee jerk that he is, was initially inclined to write him off as a stick in the mud, a maroon and, not unlike the John Lithgow character in "Footloose," a smelly fundamentalist!
But then I got to thinking. WWCD? That's right: What Would Cosby Do? Ah, the crown prince of hilarity would refrain from using words that rhyme with DUCK that aren't CLUCK. He would probably almost never say on stage that word that sounds a lot like CLOCKSHUCKER--merely to get a cheap laugh. You know? (Of course, he apparently has had a hard time keeping it in his pants. That's a debate for another time, though.)
monday in the park with christo
But this is about the guppy, after all. My unborn squidkid. So. What do you think? Should Mr Nice Guy abstain from profanities? Ought not Mr Nice Guy properly capitalize his sentences? What sayest thou, imaginary readers?
UPDATE! this was perhaps my fault, titling the post what i titled it and all. the point here is not to stop swearing for the sake of my unborn (and let's face it, still largely hypothetical) child. no. the kid will swear and i will be powerless to stop it from swearing (and largely uninterested in doing so). no. the issue here is using "bad" words as cheap laugh-getters. the "clean" comics are usually the funnier ones anyway. but i digress. the main point here is that, frankly, i will type all the filth and flarn i want, but i suspect my unparalleled comedic powers will dominate even if i don't type like a syphilitic sailor.
oh and also: let's face it, i am too fucking lazy to capitalize properly.