Thursday, June 28, 2012


Remember, back in the day, when Arsenio Hall had his own show and was really popular, he had that segment called, "Things that Make you go, Hmmmm"?

I had one of those moments recently with the upcoming movie Ted. I saw a still poster for it (the picture to the left). Seeing the sweet Teddy bear, I thought it might be a kids movie and pulled up the YouTube trailer. Thankfully, my kids were at camp, not at home with me, because Ted is rated R. Ted is not about a cuddly teddy bear kids might adore, as I thought when seeing the poster.

Ted is about a foul-mouthed, beer drinking teddy bear who is a roommate to an equally foul-mouthed character portrayed by Mark Wahlberg. 

The movie does not fit my tastes at all. But, I have to say, "hmmm" on the poster. Why the ambiguity? The teddy bear alone makes one think cute and cuddly, not rude and crude.

The beer is a tip-off it's not kid-friendly.
I guess others had the same thoughts I did, because I've seen newer posters and they're like the one on the right. They give more an indication that this is not an upcoming family flick. 

That's my mini-rant for today.

Tomorrow, I'll have a weekend roundup.

-Hyattsville Mom

Fun to do: Today at 2 pm, kids can see Nicolo the Jester at the Beltsville library branch. The show is designed for kids ages 6 and up.  For more information, visit

Also, tomorrow, the Circus Camp will give a FREE performance at 1 pm in the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd.  Circus Camp is performed by kids ages 8 and up; acts include juggling, clown routines and unicycle riding. For more information, call the community center at 301-397-2208.

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