Monday, September 11, 2006

Sign Of The Times

Boston Globe:

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.
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Via Slog

9 comments:

Stuart Moore said...

Do all the "flat daddies" look exactly like Harold Ramis in STRIPES?

Superfrankenstein said...

Yes. That's why the kids look so sad.

e said...

Superfrankenstein, Monster Forces,

Need a ruling here: If they bring Flat Daddy to Confession, does that mean it has been involved in some sort of sin?

Superfrankenstein said...

"Show me on the flat doll where Flat Daddy touched you."

Sleestak said...

I'm going to write a modern voodoo tale, of a Wife who goes to extremes to protect the Flat Daddy from damage and wear because of the irrational (OR IS IT?) belief that any harm to the Flat Daddy will be reflected in the 3-D Daddy.

Stuart Moore said...

My wife & I were talking about this last night, and the more you think through the consequences of this program, the more disturbing it is. God forbid something fatal happens to Real Daddy. Who has to upend Flat Daddy and put him in the dumpster? Do the kids have to look at his feet sticking out until trash pickup day?

Superfrankenstein said...

No, they put it in the Flat Casket.

Goody said...

I hate you! I wanna live with Flat Daddy!

Sleestak said...

As long as Mommy isn't flat, I can deal with it.