I’d like to start by saying gambling is probably bad. I’ve been told that it’s bad, I’ve read that it’s bad, and I’ve heard that it’s bad, so I’d have to say it’s like golf: it’s a sport for those with tons of money who want to spend it as fast as they can.
Next, I’d like to move on to the fact that teenagers are probably not very good at poker. We are extremely adept at solitaire, because that was one of the few games originally offered on the iPod, but poker is not our strong suit (pardon the pun. If you don’t see a pun, you should go read something funnier, like the FBI warning before movies. Hoo-Ha, those details are hilarious). However, poker face perfectly describes what teenagers look like, in addition to being a hit song.
Here is the teenage expression in extremely emotional situations:
On fire:Winning the jackpot of a slots machine:Exposed to Owner-less Gum:In two out of three of those extreme situations, the test teen (whose charred remains are currently auditioning for a toothpaste commercial) kept the same face. How is this possible?
Firstly, nothing surprises us teens anymore. Even before somebody who actually deserved a Grammy won a Grammy, we’d gotten used to surprises: the fact that the waiter/waitress still gave us a kid’s menu when we walked into the restaurant (for kids 10 and up), Shrek 4 (I had no idea there could possibly be another sequel coming out, because I thought that Pixar had used every possible plotline-actually, they had, but that didn’t stop them), and the fact that one actually had to be able to drive before one could get one’s license (I always figured I’d learn on the freeway-start tough, fail early, that’s my motto).
Secondly, we teens are constantly under attack by other teens (not with weapons, with emotions). Heck, teens have mastered the emotional atom bomb. Why else would we teens have a reputation for being emotional? The flat face is our defense (unless you are French. Similar to the French Army’s reputation, French teens aren’t too good at defending their emotions. Instead, French teens use those funny hats as emotional shields, because their faces always betray their emotions).
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