We discuss a lot of baseball here. We also snark a lot; photoshops (I've seen quite a few in my time), lolcats, jokes, memes...if it's silly or goofy we do it. I join in just as much as anybody (I might not be as funny as most, but I have just as much enthusiasm as anybody). The status quo here is to try to be lolier than thou.
But this post is quite serious. It is also not about baseball.
Today is Mother's Day. And, even though we should acknowledge our mothers every day, it is important to have a day set aside just for them.
So do something nice for your mom. Even if you hate her. Seriously. I know that not every mother/child relationship is great. But even if the only thing your mother ever did for you was to bring you into this world, that's still something. Regardless of how little talent it takes for conception and regardless of whether it was responsible or not to conceive you, she gave you a chance. And that is a lot.
I know some mothers don't have any relationship at all with their child. I may not be a mother, but I am a parent. And I know the unique attachment that a parent and a child has with each other. Even if it lies dormant, it is there within your mother. It is the single most important aspect of our humanity. So do something nice for her, if you can. There is no guarenteed fairy tale ending. But it will make the world a better place.
Happy mother's day to all you MCC moms (wait, nevermind. There are no women on the internet).
P.S. It is two in the morning and this post might not be as eloquent as Mother's Day deserves. I just wanted to express my belief in the importance of this day (or, at least, the concept behind the day).