Mom and Dad used to play S&M† and Kings in the Corner, vicious little card games that led to lots of trash talking and certain bragging rights.
Dad and the Peach have been playing Kings in the Corner, but Dad wants to branch into S&M.‡
"Didn't you say you found the rules online a couple of years ago?" he asked.
"Yeah, through the magic of Google," said I.
[SUMMARY: This is not subtle foreshadowing.§]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010
9:08:43 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: S & M
I googled "S & M", "Sadism & Masochism" , then put "card game" behind each... went through about a dozen pages of sex topics¶ without finding anything about the game.
[SUMMARY: You knew it was coming, but you still laughed.#]
I had to remind him it stands for "Spite & Malice."
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): Stop it. That's my DAD you're sniggering at.
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): Enough! I don't laugh at your father's predilections. Of course, if you blog about them, I might.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): But you're going to laugh when you get to the punchline anyway.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): I know we're not talking about my Dad's weirdities, but does anyone else think there's a sitcom moment in the fact that he apparently continued to browse through dozens of sex sites before he called for help?
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Told you so.
@RANDOM ADDITIONAL FOOTNOTE (atted): What do you suppose this post will do to *my* Google searchability?