July 30, 2009

but i still took a sassy pic in front w/ lips puckered

we went to the Holocaust museum today.

:(


ugh.

genocide is SUCH a bummer.

45 comments:

Trent!? said...

Wow.

I snorted.

And I never snort.

Cheri said...

I love that in TAMN language a "bummer" covers everything from a hangnail to the Holocaust.

debbie said...

I couldn't go. I couldn't go to the towers site either. I don't look cute when I cry.

Rach said...

bravo.

Catherine Agnes said...

You must really have big-picture perspective to still be able to label this post "MY WAY FUN LIFE". Serious props.

Angela said...

witness.

Kerry said...

Hahaha! TAMN, did you know that once, after my sibling died, someone much like you told me that "That must be such a downer"?

Yes they really did.

Kathy said...

dang!

Elizabeth said...

You are so brave, you know a security guard was shot there not too long ago.

Kristina P. said...

I don't know if genocide is ALWAYS a bummer. The world without Twilight Vampires wouldn't be such an awful place, would it?

Claire Marie said...

Oh, TAMN. I'm sure you'll get a few offended emails/comments but I read a mo-blog where a bunch of girls went to the Arlington cemetery and laid down on the ground like dead people and then made funny faces during changing of the guard. They totally support our troops!!!!!!!!

Amy B. said...

Bummer...

Stephanie said...

Well, getting a cute picture is all that matters anyways. Good for you.

Mhana said...

Why did you even take the twinners there?! (I assume you would never leave your children in the care of a non-family member and Glamma is gone?) I mean I'm all for education and everything but how do you explain frownie subjects like that to youngsters? You know how precocious your children are, they're going to ask questions. I rewatched Legacy today and I was grateful for the first time since I got married that I'm not preggo because there are strong adversity thematic elements that would have made my fetus worried. I can only imagine what the Holocaust museum do to their tender celestial minds -- remember they are still bits of heaven, do you really want to plunge them into the telestial kingdom? I'm sorry but no number of sassy faces makes that a responsible parenting choice. Just because you moved to DC doesn't mean you should let those kids out of the Utah bubble!

Kelley said...

tamners- are you really my sister making fun of me? this blog is getting creepy!

Brittany Ann said...

Awesome, I bet I could get much the same effect posing all sexy-like at the Titanic exhibit here.

Maren Hansen said...

Painfully hilarious... :)

Burton Family said...

you so crossed the line on that one. I am totally offended.

kris said...

oh, dear.

TAMN, if I knew you in real life, I would kiss you.

Molly in the Jello Belt said...

A traveling memorial exhibit of the Titanic came to Salt Lake several years ago. When you paid the admission price, they assigned you the name of one of the passengers. After you went through the exhibit, they told you whether or not the person whose name you had been assigned lived or died.

And for a souvenir, you could buy a coloring book. There was a page of drowned bodies floating in the water for the kids to color.

It was a national traveling exhibit.

Burts said...

Bummer?! Really?! I really hope you are not that shallow!!!

The Boob Nazi said...

My Jewishness appreciates this post. :) I personally would label going to the Holocaust as way fun too.
(But I really do hope people wouldn't REALLY say this. No one would, right???

The Redhead Riter said...

That is such a very sad place. I get so angry when stupid people claim that it never happened. My heart just aches for those people.

Little Lovables said...

yikes... too far

Cristin said...

I know, I like totally couldn't believe that they wouldn't allow cameras in there. They obviously don't blog.

Kate said...

What WILL you think of next?

Super L said...

bEst. PoST. EvEr!

Lyanna said...

That museum is hardcore. I grew up in DC suburbs, and went in grade school. I cried my eyes out! So sad...

Mrs. Clark said...

Yeah, well, first time I went to the Holocaust Museum (it's only 20 minutes away from me) I got the name and picture of one of the prisoners. And she survived! Woo hoo!

Did you go to Anthropologie in Georgetown after so your spirit could be uplifted? I'm not going to suggest attending the temple--oh no.

Rach said...

Weirdly accurate, as usual.

I have read posts almost exactly like this, where people say "Ugh. 9/11 bums me out." or "the holocaust museum was so sad, and reminded me of when my dog died."

thanks TAMN.

Tay said...

OMG! Were you one of the beehives I went with to Winter Quarters? Were you one of the ones that laid down on the statue of the babies grave and pretended to be dead? It totally must have been you!

Kathryn said...

Don't be offended, gentle readers. Be offended by people who actually post things like this on their actual blogs. And thank darling TAMN for drawing our attention to them.

Frau said...

The only thing that would make this better is if you share a personal trial that made you understand EXACTLY what they went through.

Megan said...

Tamn, I love your blog and I'm sure you mean well, but this is the first post that offended me. My ancestors were killed in a genocide in the Middle East a few generations ago, and I would NEVER make light of something like the Holocaust.

No offense.

Sarahn and Cade Mund said...

I'm just not so sure how I feel about this.

Little Lovables said...

yeah, come to think about it, my so righteous "friend" told me that cow slaughter houses are like the Holocaust and so she was going to go veg (even tho she eats McD's like 4 times a week.

dharvey said...

Genocide.....totolly a downer. Frownsmile.....

Laura said...

The fact that you are able to maintain your sassy-picture-taking, way-fun-life-touting attitude in the face of genocide is just an example of how we have the gospel to put things in perspective and not ever, ever be sad.

Presley family said...

This is a very hard place to go. It is a bit odd to see what you walked away with from it. There is a saying that I live my life by
"If you change the way you look at things,
The things you look at change."
Just step outside of yourself for a moment and maybe you will understand why some of the other people reading this might have been hurt or offended. I am sure that you have a huge heart and would never say or do anything to hurt someone.......

Kerry said...

I can't tell if the "I'm offended" comments are serious or if they are kidding. But, in case they are serious...

THIS IS SATIRE. TAMN is not making fun of the holocaust. She is making fun of people who make light of real, serious, tragic, large-scale things by calling them "bummers." Read it again in that light. Sometimes humor has more than one level.

This post, as most are, is spot on, TAMNers. Lurve you girl.

Emmie {orange + barrel} said...

Hmm...since I know this is satire I guess it's cool...but the Jewish in me kind of cringes.

Brooke said...

I had a mission companion who would lie down in Civil War cemeteries and pose reading the Plan of Salvation pamphlet.

Carolyn said...

I'm just surprised you knew the word "genocide." It's kind of a big word for you, TAMN.

Kerry said...

lol.

Sharon Anne Hill said...

I love this blog and enjoy many of the comments. I really do get the author's play on the trivial, funny topics.

When I went to the Vietnam Memorial in DC, I truly expected it to be a total bore, but would be respectful. When I saw and read the volume of name, I unexpectedly became quite emotional and in my heart could imagine the volume of grief the families of the names must feel. I can't say I enjoy an "ugly" cry either, but boy I went away with a truly different perspective and grateful for the experience.

Thanks Tamners' [author] for the serious so blessed laughs.

ALTHOUGH not this post, it makes us pause; we ALL so seriously so blessed. God bless those who've died and their families.