Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wax on, Wax off

Remember the summer of 1984- it was so hot and sticky and you escaped the heat to a cool movie theater only to discover Ralph Macchio in the Karate Kid, he was your dream boy. Little did you know he was really like 32 years old!

We all fell in love with him the moment he had to get in his Mom's beat up station wagon to pick up his date. What I also remember about that movie was it teaching me indiretly what "whack off" means. HUH?! Yeah, you heard me. Soon after the movie boys in school were making jokes about "wax on, whack off" Well, there you go, how I learned that boys masturbated.

On Sunday night I was watching the MTV Movie awards with my baby, who by the way turns 18 in July *nooooooooo* The show was littered with commercials for the upcoming new and improved Karate Kid. In one of the commercials Jackie Chan, is teaching the kid the equivalent of "wax on"only he says: Jacket on.

wha-wha-WHAT?!?! I turn to my son and make my "goofy teenage boy" to him "If it is Jacket on, does that mean the next move is- JACKET OFF?!" with a slight hand gesture (I know, it's horrifying to find out I am that Mom!) He looks at me- brings his hand to his face and groans, but laughs at the same time- MOM! hahaha...jacket it off!

He pretends I'm not funny and tells me how unfunny I am all the time, but let's face it: I KNOW I AM FUNNY! bua-hahaha, how do I know? I crack myself UP all the DAMN time!


  1. Ahh well, I'm sure you haven't scarred the boy too much with your jokes that he'll nee the therapy later. Hee hee! I feel like I will be the same way when I am a mom, once my kid is old enough...pity the poor future child!

  2. I don't think there's any way to save that one - whether it's 'wax on, wax off' or 'jacket on, jacket off' (which sounds stupid, imo). Unless they go for 'paint on, paint off' but I think the powers that be like messing with us.

  3. It means you make him so sacred lol... and the idea is intersting lol..

  4. "Remember the summer of 1984- it was so hot and sticky..."
    Ah yes...I remember it well...


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