ELA 12: Identity and Ethnicity

Genetically modified death mice, suspiciously codependent horticulturists, and attention-seeking activists... eh, we get it. You've got to make your own fun in the suburbs.

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run amok and the dad happens teo genetically manipulate mice

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Okay well maybe normal isn't the right word We'll start

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with the mother joyce Her day job is poured a

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culture roll expert where she caters to the needs of

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helpless plants but her professional instincts spill into her desire

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to tend to the needs of her sons to warrant

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all that helpless or plant like And when mila and

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irish show up at the child fins placed millet gets

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caught in this web of attention and affection That's the

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cleaning people come thursday Well the father marcus has some

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obsessions of his own but rather than focusing on care

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independency his big thing is a whole bunch of very

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little things Mice His work is focused on genetically manipulating

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the dna of mice which ultimately produces his claim to

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fame The future mouse coming soon to adult swim marcus

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genetic modifications the future mouse can grow cancerous tumors at

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predictable times and even die we're guessing he probably didn't

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get these mice to sign any kind of waiver Well

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marcus work is about more than just making amounts miserable

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it's about eliminating randomness so that people could be the

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directors of their own fate Of course anyone who's seen

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jurassic park knows that eliminating randomness through genetic manipulation isn't

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the best idea of all time At least marcus had

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the good sense to work with mice instead of velociraptors

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Last but not least white teeth also features one of

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the chop and sons joshua well joshua goes to school

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with millet and fiery and has a bit of a

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crush on ira All three kids get caught in a

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smoking rate at school and the principal decides that the

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best punishment is for ira and mila to study at

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josh's house which as punishments go sounds pretty good Teo

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love struck josh However when i re in mill i've

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come to casa chalfen Things don't go is josh might

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have hoped millet becomes the new target of joyce's maternal

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instincts and iranians of working for marcus Well josh had

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always had a good relationship with his parents But this

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new lack of attention drives him to join a radical

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animal rights group that protests against his father's Work out

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hitting him where it hurts Well as we see with

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the cha finn's being a quote normal family unquote is

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definitely no guarantee that your family is going to be

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normal unless raising radical animal rights activists is the new 00:02:40.915 --> [endTime] hot trend in british parenting