Well, you had to be there, but to this day, many moons later, mere mention of this incident causes great mirth among Wonker and the Wonkettes (are we violating anyone's copyright here?) It was simply hilarious to Wonk and sister #1 that sister #2 should be so dumb that she had no clue as to milk's secret origins.
But the point of this seemingly pointless story is to serve as a lead-in for this one which arrives via TigerHawk:
Pamela Anderson has finally realized that UGGs sheepskin boots are made of... sheep! From her "diary" entry of February 21, 2007 (photo at right for purely illustrative purposes):
I'm getting rid of our Uggs - I feel so guilty for that craze being started around Baywatch days - I used to wear them with my red swim suit to keep warm - never realizing that they were SKIN! I thought they were shaved kindly? People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend - yikes! Well lets start a new one - do NOT buy Uggs! Buy Stella McCartney or juicy boots - I'm looking for alternatives myself for my boys and the men in my life! I'm designing some right now for my family and will try and have some available on my website soon.
It's what I grab by my door in the mornings to bring my kids to school or walk my dog on the beach at 6am or anything early - I've definitely over used them - and that's it!!!!
Again, let's go over this. Sister #2 was flabbergasted to discover that milk actually came from cows. But she was 6. Pamela Anderson, who must be nearing 40, had no clue that shearling sheepskin is just that: the skin of an actual sheep that retains its wool. Which, of course, is why it's called "sheepskin," right?
With the latest tiresome Oscar gasbag fest now blessedly a thing of the past, we need to remind ourselves that it's often been the likes of Pamela Anderson, clearly a member of Hollywood's intellectual class, who have been hectoring and lecturing us ad nauseam lately on topics as diverse as freedom of speech, the evil of our Global War on Terrorism, and, of course, America's Satanic central role in the destruction of our precious planet via "global warming," particularly that personally caused by George W. Bush and anyone who voted for him.
Pam Anderson, in short, except for her surgically-enhanced silhouette, is typical of the "intelligentsia" in the entertainment world that the MSM has anointed as our new scholarly class. They do bring a certain glamor to the table, I'll admit, when compared to genuine scholars and policy wonks. But the problem is that the depth and breadth of knowledge emanating from these giants, as illustrated in this example, is somewhat less impressive than that of a naive and gullible 6-year old from flyover country many years ago. Why these self-appointed scholars are given such mighty press coverage and praised to the skies for their obvious ignorance about everything except serial monogamy once again illustrates the triumph of, er, form over substance when it comes to the American left. In La-La land, all you have to do is proclaim your ignorance loud and proud and you're an instant sage, like, well, the latest addition to Tinseltown's Groupthink Tank: His Royal Smugness, the Goracle himself, the latest proud holder of the Oscar granted annually to the "Most Polished Piece of Socialist, anti-U.S. Propaganda Disguised As a Documentary."
BTW, speaking of form, TigerHawk's entry is somewhat more attractive than ours as it features a mini-photo of Professor Anderson for the edification and amusement of his readers. If you must, you may link to his entry here.