Yeah exceptional kids don't have a hard enough time trying to [be] kids, they should have perfect writing style as well. It's thinking like that that gives kids complexes.
[My daughter said that] yes she could easily have written this and would have thrown in the “prolly” and other teen speak purely through bashfulness. She would be aware that while she writes in the “formal” voice which is heavily emphasised by the education system here, were she to participate in a discussion with adults about this she might try to “prove” she knows what she is talking about and is not just some precocious high-achiever (nerd in their speak) like this kind, so she would throw in the teen stuff for credibility. I felt that was the false note you so cleverly identified..
The cartoon continues, as Poochie capers about in a proactive and
outrageous fashion, including skateboarding and basketball -- both at
Poochie: [hands out his hand to Scratchy for a high-five] Catch you on
the flip side, dudemeisters. [Scratchy extends his arm --
Poochie withdraws his] NOT!
Hey, kids, always recycle... [screams] to the extreme! Bust it!
[he drives away in the sunset, past the fireworks factory]
-- And thus endeth the cartoon, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"
Why are we picking on the 13 year old? This is really distasteful.
posted by Saucy Intruder to etiquette/policy at 9:18 AM PST
*spits in ori's general direction*
posted by mediareport at 6:26 PM PST on June 20
ori: Hopefully the lesson learned is that everyone else thinks you're an idiot.
posted by delmoi at 5:18 PM PST on June 20
You were a promising child too, ori. But what could have and should have ripened to genius has rotted, instead...
posted by jamjam at 2:14 PM PST on June 20
And Ori, I think you're a total jealous prick.
posted by cavalier at 6:39 PM PST on June 20
STOP! STOP!! STOP!!!
this is deplorable. it's making me sick to my stomach!...as far as i am concerned, all the cynics can go to hell.
posted by bwg at 11:30 PM PST on May 18
...I'm 99.9% sure this is not a hoax at all (like I'm 99.9% sure that gravity pulls things down towards earth).
posted by mathowie at 2:07 PM PST on May 19
why do we have so much trouble trusting? ...maybe we should take the blinding light we have so strongly focused on being doubtful/judgmental/jealous/nitpicky about everyone else's lives and turn it a little more inward, look at what these thoughts say about ourselves...
posted by queenkelly at 9:40 PM PST on May 19
insensitive buffoons...Next time I see "My [grandma/friend/livestock] just passed away..." on one of your sites, expect an email from me demanding you prove it. Then we'll see how *you* feel.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 11:35 PM PST on May 19
I retract my doubts about the kid's authenticity - that was unfair, and FeistyFerret, if you're reading, I apologise.