Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Magic Shake-Ball

Dear Magic Shake-Ball: I love me a bargain. Is it wrong for me to let this influence where I send my kids to camp? I mean, some of these places are insanely expensive even though it looks like the kids are sleeping in the same pee-infused cabins no matter where you send them. So, how about it, Shake-Ball? Do you get what you pay for here, or is it all a scam to make parents feel like the more you pay, the greater your chances are that your kid will go straight from Camp Keeyway-hoodin to Harvard?


"His means of death, his obscure funeral—
No trophy, sword, nor hatchment o'er his bones,
No noble rite nor formal ostentation—
Cry to be heard ..."

(Hamlet 4.5.201-213)


I'm not liking your reference here to an obscure burial. It's making me think of the "Friday the 13th" movies where all those kids got slaughtered at Camp Crystal Lake. Does more money=less chance of a psycho killer getting my kids? I don't think so. Answer: day camp.

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