Cross Culture

Monday, March 20, 2006

Last night, about 10:12 p.m. I am reading. Terrance walks into the bedroom and sighs.

Terrance: (Tone full of despair) That’s My kid. Listening to the Folk Show on NPR.
Me: (Laughing) No, honey – That’s MY Kid – listening to the folk show!
Terrance: How can any self-respecting black father allow his daughter to listen to the folk show?
Me: Aw, Honey, just think of it this way, she’s already bi-lingual.
Terrance: We have got to get her around some more black people.


PS. He let me sleep until 10 a.m. yesterday. I love that man.

9 Baleful Regards:

Mignon said...

Is Tracy Chapman not cool? Or Ben Harper? I think black people can do folk.

Anonymous said...

What is this 'folk' you speak of? The only things I ever listen to on NPR, are Car Talk and Garrison Kieller (sp?).

Lisa said...

I don't listen to NPR, except when our old neighbor would do his yardwork and have it on full blast on weekends. Then, I couldn't help but listen to it. heehee.

Will have to check this program out...

MrsFortune said...

Is this "Folks Like Us" ... I'm white and I think it's kinda dorky. :) Just kidding - but have you seen "A Mighty Wind"? Talk about "awesome" folk music...

Jess Riley said...

Ah, Simply Folk! That is so cute.

My favorite NPR programs include "This American Life," "Whaddya Know," "Calling all Pets," and "Your Health with Dr. Zorba Pastor." Yes, I am a card-carrying nerd.

My dog absolutely HATES the theme music for "All Things Considered" and will growl and jump in front of the speakers until their music ends. (Or is it "To the Best of our Knowledge?" I forget.)

Anonymous said...

I feel Terrence's pain.

Despite our best efforts, cultural awareness is scarce around our home.

The joke around here is that our daughters think that they are half white, half anime.

I had mentioned to my husband that I wanted them to see a film on the Internment camps that is coming out soon. He said in the interest of equal time he would have to sit them down to watch some reruns of "Hee Haw."

Dawn said...

I think the thing that really brought it home for Terrance was this exchange earlier in the day:

Terrance: Emily! What is your deal?
Emily: Daddy, I don't have a deal, I have an issue.

Sometimes he feels he is a cultural army of one.

mamatulip said...

LOL. She's smart: "I don't have a deal, I have an issue."

Sugarmama said...

Ha! I love that exchange! I don't have a deal, I have an issue! I'm still laughing!

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