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Childhood Trauma Revisited August 21, 2022

Posted by geoff in News.

We had a kids’ record when I was growing up (yes, well after the invention of the phonograph) that has renewed relevance today. The Story of Slow Joe told the tragic tale of a kid who did everything slowly until the nail-biting climax of the story, when he had to get some ice cream.

For me, ice cream and beer are pretty much what makes life worth living, and that was true as a child. Except for the beer. Probably.

But back to Slow Joe and his ice cream. “How could they entrust such a precious resource to this incompetent?” I wondered as a child. Thankfully it all turns out OK.

In the end, getting ice cream quickly turns out to be his big accomplishment.

I leave you to draw your own parallels with the current administration.


1. geoff - August 21, 2022

I don’t actually recommend that you listen to the story, but if you must, the last minute will probably suffice.

2. jam2 - August 22, 2022

Right up there with other literary treasures.

3. jam2 - August 22, 2022

This gets a snopes rating of “Mostly True “

4. Jimbro - August 22, 2022

Slow Joe is turning America into the leaky kettle

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