So anyway, a friend of mine, Gabby over at California Monkey Momma, got a tattoo recently of some sort of thingy called Optimal Prime...Or Optimus Prime...Or something like that. She posted photos on her Facebook. I asked her what it was, since I obviously had no clue whatsoever, and she started messing with me and wouldn't tell me. A bit later while I was talking to her, she mentioned something about the Decepticon Army trying to steal the sun. I have a 14 month old, an 11 year old, and a newborn. I am horribly sleep deprived, and I haven't been watching the news much lately. I didn't even know about the civil unrest in Libya until well after a week or so of it making headlines. I have had so much going on that I just haven't been keeping up with current events. So since I am ignorant to the world of super-heroes, I thought that maybe the Decepticon Army was some odd cult or terror cell that actually thought they could steal the sun. Stranger things could happen. Look at Heaven's Gate, for instance. The followers thought that if they dressed in odd outfits and Nikes and drank the poisoned Kool-Aid, the Mother Ship would come and get them. And then of course, we have Charlie Sheen and his "tiger blood",lol...There are some CRAZY people out there. So while I knew there was no way possible that anyone could find a way to "steal" the sun, I didn't put it past some nutty person or people to think they could try.
So when my husband came home from work, I casually asked if he had heard anything about this, and explained that I haven't been watching the news lately. He told me he HAD heard this, and shook his head at me. He refused to give me any details. I felt dumb, so I made him turn on FOX News, MSNBC, and CNN, thinking SOMEONE would have coverage of these lunatics known as the Decepticon Army. I watched for awhile, and not a word was spoken about it.
So then I ask my 11 year old who is very into space and astronomy if HE had heard anything about this. Let me point out that he isn't at all interested in super-hero movies or cartoons, either, so he had no idea what this was, and was as clueless as his mama. He proceeded to FREAK OUT. He thought it was real, too, and that some crazy people were going to exterminate all life on earth. He was crying his eyes out, saying he needed a big gun to kill the Decepticon Army and save all of humankind. He thought we were all going to die! Finally, my husband felt bad and couldn't take it anymore. He took the laptop from me, and Googled the Decepticon Army.....Then he gave the computer back to me, and staring back at me was the picture at the top of this post.
True story. Gabby, you got me good! And Kyle too, for that matter. You know you all wanna laugh at me now. Go ahead. I think it's funny, too...A bit mortifying, but definitely funny.
But I still won't watch any super-hero mov