Art Linkletter webEach generation finds the next generation somewhat incomprehensible. This seems especially true with the flood of social media posts and pontifications. Do you remember the days of little black-and-white screens, and shows like Art Linkletter’s “House Party”? Enjoy a sampling of genuine, funny, unscripted thoughts from regular kids! A universal question that adults ask kids is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We may expect “fireman” or “ballerina,” but . . .

“I want to be a boom bomber when I grow up,” bravely stated a six-year-old.
I’ve never heard of one of those. What do they do?
“Why, that’s a guy who goes up in the air, catches eagles by the tail and brings them down for his mommy to cook.”

Would the following child survive in today’s techno-world?
Who can tell me how color television works?
“I can. It’s kind of mixed up, but I know that there’s a whole bunch of straws that go from this studio with all kinds of paint, and the straws go to the house and squirt color on the screen.”

“My dad’s a policeman, and the best shot on the force.”
Did he get a medal?
“No, he got a man.”

I hear you got over the chicken pox. How was it?
Nothing to it. All you do is sit in bed and scratch.

You should always eat a good breakfast so you’ll grow up quicker.
“Not for me. If I grow up faster, I’ll get older sooner and then I’ll have to die younger.”

What animal wouldn’t you like to be?
“A lion or tiger.”
Why?
“They eat people and people don’t taste so good.”

“I have a dog.”
What kind is it?
“Half cocker spaniel and half my neighbor’s.”

Do you want to be a bachelor”
“No.”
Why not?
“Because my dad’s a bachelor.”

Do you have any real problems in life?
“When I go to a school dance, somebody else always gets the pretty girls, and I’m left with the dregs.”

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