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(CityRag)   Teacher with tribal face tattoo says students accept the way he looks. Either that or they're afraid he'll eat them (with pic)   ( divider line
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36448 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Oct 2006 at 5:41 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-10-05 03:32:21 PM  
Prof. Tyson
2006-10-05 03:48:45 PM  
What FARKIN' tribe does Bruce Potts belong to..? He looks like just another loser who's gone and "decorated" themselves in hopes that society will learn that he's a quiet sensitive type but, if you're prepared to take a chance, you might just get to know the inner Bruce: witty, adventurous, passionate, loving, loyal.
2006-10-05 03:49:03 PM  
My god.

Headline made me laugh. Picture made me cry.
2006-10-05 03:50:44 PM  
Ah, from TFA: "Either that or they study really hard because they're afraid he'll eat them."

Submitter copies-and-pastes, loses!
2006-10-05 04:10:35 PM  
FTFA: Potts said he hasn't had trouble getting a job, because success is all about how one presents him

If nothing else, NOBODY is going to forget you after you come in for your first interview. You will forever stand out from the crowd.

/thinks the guy is nutso but to each his own.
2006-10-05 04:11:29 PM  
Peaceboy: Submitter copies-and-pastes, loses!

But it's green, so they like, won
2006-10-05 04:19:58 PM  
You know, when the Anasazi and others carved up cliffs and drew shiat in caves, it's called archaeology. Do that now and it's called vandalism or graffiti.

Same deal with tattoos. Maori=cool. Professor whitey=notsomuch.
2006-10-05 04:32:25 PM  
Oh look, another Fark entry lifted from Boing Boing lifted from some other crappy blog lifted from yet another blog. Good work.

BTW, let me get this out of the way now:
He's a very nice guy. A little bit of an oddball, but a nice guy who seems to be quite happy with what he's doing. And he's retired, so yeah, I think he has considered what he's going to look like when he's old!

/IAM.BMEzine members can look him up as IAM:tribalface, btw
2006-10-05 04:35:44 PM  
lordargent: But it's green, so they like, won

Yes, but they must live with the shame, which can be crippling and has sent many into a future filled despair and, in some documented cases, institutionalization.
2006-10-05 04:48:24 PM  
I wouldn't hire him, I think he looks stupid.
I guess UNM has a different opinion on what "professional" is than me.

Now watch as the pierced/overly tattooed crew come defend this retard.
2006-10-05 05:16:37 PM  
Now THAT's a tatoo.
2006-10-05 05:19:53 PM  
Shouldn't that be a follow-up?
2006-10-05 05:44:23 PM  
What is it with teachers and eating children today? Geez!
2006-10-05 05:45:36 PM  
The new spokesman for the NAACP.
2006-10-05 05:45:54 PM  
Two words. Motherfarking idiot.

/look at me! I'm speshul cuz I got my entire head tattooed like a TOOL!!!
//It signifies something special!
//Maybe him and the Tiger Guy can go cruising for the chicks they'll never get
2006-10-05 05:46:23 PM  
Bet he takes a great photo for his driver's license.
2006-10-05 05:47:09 PM  
NikolaiFarkoff [TotalFark]

Maori= genuine. Professor whitey= affectation.
2006-10-05 05:48:19 PM  
Cannibal teacher trifecta in play?
2006-10-05 05:49:35 PM  
[image from too old to be available]


/got nuthin
2006-10-05 05:50:08 PM  
Tattoos: The perfect way to wear your mental illness on the outside.
2006-10-05 05:50:10 PM  
Huh. I don't seem to recognize his tribe. Don't suppose they mentioned it anywhere...?

/"yeah, man, that tribal shiat on the wall"
2006-10-05 05:53:52 PM  
Wow I really wasn't expecting that. In fact, that has got to be the strangest thing I've seen all day. Looks like he would have been a normal professor. I wonder what tribe he belongs to, and how long that took.
2006-10-05 05:53:58 PM  
His tattoo looks like the pattern on a couch we used to have in the early 70's.
2006-10-05 05:54:09 PM  
My boss just passed by coming from the beer fridge and I was laughing and he wanted to know why, so I showed him the dude, and beer came flying out of his nose all over me. He's laughing so hard I expect to get a raise. One thing is certain: this guy probably has more people tune out on whatever his "public speaking is" and all they can see is the wierdness. I don't even want to think about those eyelids adn how that must have felt.
2006-10-05 05:54:30 PM  
I think it's pretty farking cool. He has the right face for it or something...
2006-10-05 05:54:33 PM  
He should sign up to be an extra in a police line up. That would be funny. All of a sudden that light comes on and all the prisoners are standing there and there's that dude in the line up smiling.
2006-10-05 05:54:40 PM  
Tribal tattoo? He looks pretty white to be wearing those colors.

/comes from a clan, not a tribe
//part Irish
2006-10-05 05:55:45 PM  
I was going to make the snarky "WHAT TRIBE?" comment, but others beat me to it.

But really, this whole "tribal" thing is a bit ridiculous -- unless you were on Survivor. Then I guess you can claim Ulong or some bullshiat made-up TV tribe like that.
2006-10-05 05:56:18 PM  
That would be a lot cooler if it was a tattoo of a skull.
2006-10-05 05:56:20 PM  
headline of TFA...

Tattooed teacher teaches tolerance

sounds like a few Farkers could learn a thing or three from this guy.
2006-10-05 05:56:30 PM  
I had a friend who I watched get tribal tattoos all over his face.

Actually, they were't tribal tattoos as much as they were phrases like "I (heart) c*ck" written with Sharpie markers. And he was passed out when he got them.
2006-10-05 05:58:23 PM  
Nice RocketRod.

/choose life.
2006-10-05 05:58:28 PM  
spleef420 sounds like a few Farkers could learn a thing or three from this guy.

Gosh, I feel properly chastized! For a minute I thought I was on Fark and not
2006-10-05 05:59:07 PM  
Does anybody remember a time when people defined their individuality and uniqueness through nolbe accomplishments and actions rather than how much ink they could get or how many piercings they have?

/neither do I
//but I recall my father talking about "real" individuals
2006-10-05 05:59:40 PM  
If it weren't for the fact that our society frowns on it I would love to get facial tattoos. If I was rich I would do it in a heartbeat.

I love the way maori tattoos look and the meaning and importance behind them. I would see if I could get them done the old fashioned way too.

I have always admired those people ballsy enough to just go with it and get the full body tattoos.
2006-10-05 06:00:02 PM  
He belongs to the Ngati-Pakiha tribe. (said Nah-tee-pah-key-hah.) Translation = local white idiot tribe

Actually there are some Maori designs there, the whorls and curves. But the colours are wrong, the Maori only had dark greens, blacks, reds. No blues or yellows, or lime greens.
2006-10-05 06:00:03 PM  
noble... not nolbe

2006-10-05 06:00:27 PM  
My boss just passed by coming from the beer fridge ...

Dude, you have a beer fridge at work? What the hell do you do?
2006-10-05 06:00:37 PM  
dhudd: My boss just passed by coming from the beer fridge...

So, um, like where do you work, man? A beer fridge?
2006-10-05 06:01:59 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
Don't worry kids...I'd never eat you.
2006-10-05 06:03:37 PM  
I remember this guy on Miami Ink. He was a real pussy about the pain. he kept took like four extra hours because of the tears.

/Just farkin' with ya'
//Got nothing
2006-10-05 06:04:07 PM  
Ycarus: beer fridge

10 seconds. Glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.
2006-10-05 06:04:07 PM  
I hope he and Mike Tyson both go to New Zealand and get the dog-snot beat out of them.

Farking moran posers.
2006-10-05 06:05:00 PM  
Try picking him out of a police line up.
2006-10-05 06:05:13 PM  

"sounds like a few Farkers could learn a thing or three from this guy."

Yeah, I'm a bit all out of tolerance for doucherockets like this attention whore.

/off to the Beer fridge.
2006-10-05 06:05:18 PM  
We, too, have a beer fridge at work. It is a great atmosphere. I work at a post-production house in dallas. My bet is that dhudd works in a similar field.
2006-10-05 06:06:13 PM  
If I could get and keep a good job with them, I'd probably get more visable tattoos, but the close-mindedness of most people in hiring positions makes it very unlikely I will.

On the subject, I've met The Enigma a few times, he's a pretty cool guy. Last time when he was playing with Pigface they came over to my place after the show to hang out.

/I think that looks pretty cool
//wouldn't ever do anything that extreme
2006-10-05 06:07:21 PM  
Nasti Asti: Try picking him out of a police line up.

Forget that - Try finding four other guys with full face tats to also put in the line-up.
2006-10-05 06:07:26 PM  
Hey, I had that guy! He told me the greatest stories!

* "The Veldt"
* "Kaleidoscope"
* "The Other Foot"
* "The Highway"
* "The Man"
* "The Long Rain"
* "The Rocket Man"
* "The Fire Balloons"
* "The Last Night of the World"
* "The Exiles"
* "No Particular Night or Morning"
* "The Visitor"
* "The Concrete Mixer"
* "Marionettes, Inc."
* "The City"
* "Zero Hour"
* "The Rocket"
2006-10-05 06:07:53 PM  
That tattoo hides his eyes... which is really unfortunate.

And honestly, a Button down shirt (which is a casual shirt) with a tie?! Who dressed you?!
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