Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What a Web

I got into this (Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast). But then quickly got out of it because I could hear the sound the speaker's mouth made every time she opened it to speak. And that sound makes me feel weird. And I think it's avoidable. Plus most of the stuff they talk about, a majority probably had learned in history class. So catch 22*, moving on.

But in the podcast on the Pazzi family (sucker for a mafia tale), they used the word nepotism, which I actually hadn't learned in history class. Or any class. So I looked it up. Nepotism: favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives. I think I should have known that. Thanks, Illinois educational system**.

When I got home that night, my friend Brandon was over and I asked him why he's never taken a job with his cousin. He said because that would be nepotism. Of course it would be.

Oh word Gods, you are just hysterical sometimes.

Nepotism: Pay it forward.

* I give this term three years before no one actually knows what it means anymore and it becomes a wild card. This is me doing my part.
**49/50. Thanks, Mississippi.

7 comments:

Dave W said...

I've been familiar with nepotism (no pun intended) for quite some time now. In fact, I believe most of the success I've had in life can be traced back to it. When you're mediocre at everything it's good to be related to everyone.

jonny said...

you meant catch 20/20 right...? or....

Holli said...

using catch 22 inappropriately is one of my favorite pastimes.

em said...

you didn't know what nepotism was!?! ha ha ha HA HA WAWAH HAHAHAHAHAH BAH HA HA HAAAAA!

Alyse Bitty Hair said...

I love that podcast... sometimes, you know what I like more? This post.

Jess Mac said...

Thats funny because when I used to watch School of Rock and Jack Black talk about how they gave the job to Yoyoma's cousin he follows it up with "little nepotiz", which I always thought was the rap name of yoyoma's cousin. I now know he was reffering to nepotism.

Ferberizing twins is a bitch.

John said...

I'm a fickle fan of that podcast but I probably won't make it through another episode now that you've pointed that out.

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