Dumbass Sayings: “Poster Child”

Sometimes when you pay all your car insurance bills on time you consider yourself “The poster child of paying car insurance payments on time.” How did “poster child” become a term that people use? Think about that. What is a “poster child” exactly? I would assume that it’s a child on a poster, which begs the question: who has posters of children? That’s just disturbing. The only poster of a child I can fathom being acceptable is a “Home Alone” movie poster of Macaulay Culkin in his iconic hands slapped on his face moment. There may be a few more examples that escape me, but generally speaking it’s not okay to have posters of kids. Why would you? Who wants to look at kids all the time? Even if they’re you’re own you get tired of seeing them so what chance would a stranger child have? Plus, Michael Jackson probably had that “Home Alone” poster up somewhere in his house so maybe I was even wrong about that being okay. Even if this became a popular phrase a long time ago, it was never cool to have posters of children. It’s not even cool to have posters of adults anymore. Imagine having a random poster of Shaquille O’Neal in your house staring at you all the time. A couple decades ago that would have been fine, but this is 2015. No one has posters anymore. This should not be a current phrase. There should be no such thing as poster children. And paying your bills on-time doesn’t make you worthy of a special title anyway. In the immortal words of Chris Rock, “Whatchu wanna cookie?!”

The modern day equivalent would be a "Fathead kid," but that sounds more like a derogatory term for a child with a birth defect.

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