Judge John Hodgman 109: Seating Arraignment

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Chris brings the case against his sister-in-law, Jenna. For many years, their extended family has had kids and adults tables at holiday gatherings. Chris thinks that since the kids are all grown up, they should abandon the kids table. Jenna thinks the table should retain its sovereignty. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Kids Table Lack of Kindness

As someone who doesn't have any grandparents left alive due to either age or disease, I am quite upset that an adult of Jen's age would be so oblivious to the attention needed by her elders. She should be lucky to have them to speak with and share experiences with. Especially when being given the evidence brought forth of Nancy's account of the situation. This just seems cruel.

kindness

Jenna sounds like a jerk. Where is any kindness to the 'olds'? I'm younger than these 'kids' and the lack of kindness or sympathy to their elders really bothered me. It really bothered me to listen to this one

comforter

Am I right in thinking a comforter is also called a duvet? Because if so I'm right behind the guy who doesn't want a sheet.

no, the REAL money quote is:

"The thing is, you drink enough strawberry wine, you can get to sleep no matter what the thread count is." --Bailiff Jesse Thorn

The money quote

"This is what's the problem with kids today. Kids think they're the first ones who ever farted." - Judge John Hodgman, Episode 109, "Seating Arraignment", 8 May 2013

Blithe Power

Callous. Entitled. Self-centered. Aloof. Glad I don't know these hipster dirtbags (and that coming from someone their age who lives in Brooklyn, NY).

Those Olds are all going to die soon, and these Kids will be left with their own children showing bitter indifference to THEM. Grow up. You're gonna die too. And all too soon.

You're already dead. Crass.