Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Offended or the Scion of West Jordan Speaks or You don't fuck with family

I have no clue why I am so offended by this event that has to do with my family: Online Ticket Office | The Ghosts of Gardner Village
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What the hell? Ghosts? 13 bucks a pop?

What the hell.

They were my ancestors, not theirs to be exploited for your entertainment.

I had words with someone who doesn't understand family on this issue. I regret that.

Still, I am very protective of my family and was quite riled to see our name used in such an egregious fashion.

Yes, I probably am old-fashioned in that sense. Despite my rather unconcerned nature, I'm ready to come to blows over this insult.

I think what it is, is that someone is taking control of my family's history, other than someone who is of the family.

That's an extreme violation of taboo in my family. Only the family tells its history. All others are flat out wrong.

Wow. I'm surprised at the guttural nature of my feelings on this matter. In any case, I am right, and they are wrong.

Pure and simple.

That's pretty much how my family has kept it over the years. The first and best joke I ever heard was "The only problem with the X-family (insert a suitable name there) is that they think they are as good as the Gardners. "

Oh yeah, I am pre-disposed to think I'm better than you all.

Actually I've moved beyond that, but it is stunning how this little bit of usurpation really scritches me.

Funny what pride can do, ain't it? It is at moments like this when movies like the Godfather make total sense.


  1. Interesting enough I understand your feelings on this matter. I went to the UPHA website and read all about it. Bizarre.

  2. I think what we need is a clan war.

  3. Sounds good, Middlebrow: your mace or mine? Hardihar har.

  4. How do you feel about the whole Gardner Village Fun Park anyway?

  5. To tell you the truth, I haven't been there for years. Overall it is a fine place, but full of shops I would never go to--you know full of home crafty kind of shit. The inside of the mill itself is cool, however. I don't know anything about the fun park.

    It is not the retail part that bugs me, but that they are using my ancestor to tell what no doubt amounts to a pretty stupid story.

    Everyone knows, of course, that the only place that he haunted was the old West Jordan Elementary school. (Hah!)

  6. Oh and I only saw this on a rushed trip out for a family emergency.

    Don't worry, all is ok.

  7. Kind of reminds me of the different Native American tribes demanding their ancestors remains back from different museums. "What do you mean you don't want your ancestors to entertain todays tourists for profit." Maybe someday we will learn.

    At the same time we did go on that stint where we watched countless hours of that terrible show where people went to supposedly haunted spots to try and catch ghosts on film. We never gave those families a second thought.

  8. Quite, but they weren't as good as the Gardners!

    Har har.

    "A ghost touched my nipple!"