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(The New York Times)   Old and busted: Getting tattoos and piercings to rebel against your parent. New hotness: Sticking it to the old man with a Facebook movement   (nytimes.com) divider line 71
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2010-01-16 12:06:30 PM
Duh. Password protect the router. No more internet access for you, young lady.
 
2010-01-16 12:15:26 PM
100wmarshall: Duh. Password protect the router. No more internet access for you, young lady.

I was wondering why she was grounded for five weeks and still had internet access.
 
2010-01-16 12:28:35 PM
So basically, Tess explains on her group page, she made an honest late-night mistake.
...
Tess was grounded for what all parties confirmed was a first offense of drinking at a party and missing her 11:30 curfew by an hour.
but honest, it was a mistake! i accidentally drank alcohol and broke curfew!
 
2010-01-16 12:30:02 PM
Stupid little coont. Her parents should triple the grounding AND take away her internet access.
 
2010-01-16 12:46:39 PM
5 weeks grounding is excessive, but so is the crap the little teenage bi*ch is doing.

Both cancel each other out. And like someone else said, block her router access.

Like it or not, Princess, your mother and father own your life until you are 18, or emancipated, whichever comes sooner.
 
2010-01-16 01:09:21 PM
Tess, who is active in her school's environmental group and struggles a bit with math, was full of fast-flying, impassioned arguments: how much genuine remorse she had already expressed, her inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness, other parents' more lax standards, the injustice of so heavy a punishment for a first-time offense.

That's another week for whining.

Bup! *wags forefinger* That's another one. *raises eyebrow* Do you want to add a third week? No? Then zip it.

Injustice, bah.
 
2010-01-16 01:37:15 PM
Dallymo: Bup! *wags forefinger* That's another one. *raises eyebrow* Do you want to add a third week? No? Then zip it.

jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
/approves
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2010-01-16 02:00:20 PM
"Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776."

- Susan B. Anthony
 
2010-01-16 02:00:55 PM
Three months from the dad? He sounds like either law enforcement or church.
 
2010-01-16 02:02:16 PM
#2: "Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776."

- Susan B. Anthony



and it only took the ladies another 44 years to vote. Nice
 
2010-01-16 02:02:42 PM
Robert Heinlein wrote a book once where children and parents could divorce.

Read it at age 15: "Kids divorce their parents? GROOVY!"

Read it at age 35: "Parents divorce their kids? GROOVY!"

Just hang in there, chick. You're gonna have a kid someday, and when you do, all the sh*t you brought down upon your parents' heads will come back down on yours, with compound interest.
 
2010-01-16 02:03:17 PM
If kids really want to rebel against their parents these days, they should swear off all material goods and pop culture, content to sleep on a bamboo mat in a bare room while contemplating life, the universe, and everything.
 
2010-01-16 02:08:54 PM
this is the dumbest thing I've ever read, and I felt that necessitated my commenting on it.
 
2010-01-16 02:09:48 PM
icanhazstapler: Three months from the dad? He sounds like either law enforcement or church.

I remember being grounded once for a period of six months. No tv, no going outside, stay in your room. For a "C".

/dad was a church man
//also a douche
///still is to this day
 
2010-01-16 02:18:20 PM
olddinosaur: Robert Heinlein wrote a book once where children and parents could divorce.

Read it at age 15: "Kids divorce their parents? GROOVY!"

Read it at age 35: "Parents divorce their kids? GROOVY!"

Just hang in there, chick. You're gonna have a kid someday, and when you do, all the sh*t you brought down upon your parents' heads will come back down on yours, with compound interest.


Haha, I love this. I'm not having children, so I win!
 
2010-01-16 02:19:33 PM
Been said already but:

-5 weeks rather long, however
-If I ground/punish that includes net/pc access.
-With this facebook stunt I'd be doubling the term.
 
2010-01-16 02:22:05 PM
King Sticky: icanhazstapler: Three months from the dad? He sounds like either law enforcement or church.

I remember being grounded once for a period of six months. No tv, no going outside, stay in your room. For a "C".

/dad was a church man
//also a douche
///still is to this day


Six months is the standard sentence for being dumb. You got what you deserved.
 
2010-01-16 02:25:21 PM
15-year-olds can be pretty hard to control and by 16/17 it's damn near impossible. If at 15 they're not aware of how various actions can affect their lives and can put trust in what you tell them (which causes you in turn to trust them) then you have already failed as a parent. Good luck trying to force them to do your bidding at that point.
 
2010-01-16 02:28:52 PM
15, drinks at party, home by 12:30a instead of 11:30p. Whoopty-doo.
Sounds pretty tame. 5 weeks seems absurd-I could see a week and extra chores or some kind of crap like that.

The daughter seems to have developed the same poor sense of proportionality and responsibility as her parents.
 
2010-01-16 02:30:08 PM
jehovahs witness protection: Stupid little coont. Her parents should triple the grounding AND take away her internet access.

No argument there. Stay out late? Yep, that's relatively minor. Drink while underage? Not so minor - if you break the law under my roof, be thankful all you get is a grounding.

What's worse is rewarding this idiot with attention - thanks, New York Times!
 
2010-01-16 02:33:49 PM
FormlessOne: if you break the law under my roof, be thankful all you get is a grounding.

To split hairs, the article didn't say she drank at home, so it was someone else's roof. Of course 12:30 could past some idiotic local curfew, so it's two laws she broke...
 
2010-01-16 02:34:41 PM
1000 sigs, eh? Let me see how much I can get for every electronic device you own when I put it up on ebay. Here's a pencil and a notebook. Shut the fark up and do your homework.
 
2010-01-16 02:35:53 PM
FTFA: "For the duration, there will be no parties for Tess, no sleepovers, no Sweet 16s, no hanging out at a friend's, and certainly no hanging out at a party"

Why go with arbitrary punishments like this? You violated their trust, so your punishment is a loss in trust that must be earned back. After something like that, I would no longer trust you going anywhere but school without parental supervision (other parents don't count). Maybe I don't trust you to use the computer anymore either.

It might take you a month to earn back enough trust to go hang out with friends. It might take you a few months or longer to earn enough of my trust back that I feel I can trust you to behave at a party. And every time you lose my trust it will be harder to gain back.

Teach your children the value of trust. Let them know that their behavior has ongoing consciences. As it stands with this girl, all she's learned is that after the 5 weeks are up she better not get caught next time.

/IANAP
 
2010-01-16 02:37:30 PM
I'm surprised this is a "real" story, because it sounds like something I'd read on "The Onion"....

/ still wondering if this isn't satire...
 
2010-01-16 02:38:34 PM
good on her parents for actually punishing her. i'm surprised that parents still do stuff like that. it could be worse, sweetheart. if you drank underage, that's against the law. some real hardcore parents might have called the cops.

on a related note, my parents never had a real way to ground me in school, because i never left the house anyway. if they wanted to actually punish me, they'd kick me out of the house all day. but since we lived way out in the country, all i would do is sit on the back porch and read a book. my parents never figured out a punishment that actually inconvenienced me.
 
2010-01-16 02:39:50 PM
Not only would I change the router password, I'd add a day to the period of the grounding for every 100 people who join her FB group.

/my folks would never have put up with that shiat if I pulled that stunt.
 
2010-01-16 02:41:48 PM
It's not a Democracy, sweetheart. It's a dictatorship. Mom & dad don't give a flying fark that a thousand self-righteous teens in possession of infinite amounts of free time joined your ineffectual and toothless organization on Facebook.
 
2010-01-16 02:52:36 PM
Back in the day, it was the grounded girls that always put out when you helped them sneak out of their window at 11pm. I guess it was gratitude for braving the wrath of the male parent, combined with the sense of freedom that came with not having to worry about a curfew.
 
2010-01-16 02:53:17 PM
FormlessOne: jehovahs witness protection: Stupid little coont. Her parents should triple the grounding AND take away her internet access.

No argument there. Stay out late? Yep, that's relatively minor. Drink while underage? Not so minor - if you break the law under my roof, be thankful all you get is a grounding.

What's worse is rewarding this idiot with attention - thanks, New York Times!


Couldn't agree with you more....what was the point of writing a story about this? "Oooh, look! She's a modern rebel, all tech-y with her form of protest!"

And as someone else mentioned earlier - how do you have a "simple misunderstanding" over drinking underage and blowing curfew? I'm throwing the bullshiat flag on that one...


/okay, now I sound like my Dad
 
2010-01-16 03:01:39 PM
Well there you have it. That just goes to show that kids have learned they don't have to be accountable for their actions if they whine load enough.
 
2010-01-16 03:02:04 PM
The little biatch has a Macbook and the interwebs? This is punishment how?
 
2010-01-16 03:06:22 PM
If she spent less time on Facebook and more time on math, she wouldn't be "struggling with it."
 
2010-01-16 03:08:01 PM
Take everything out of her room and make her buy it back by being RESPONSIBLE. Capish?

i43.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-16 03:09:45 PM
I accidentally jerked off a donkey. Honest mistake.
 
2010-01-16 03:10:44 PM
Old and busted: Getting tattoos and piercings to rebel against your parent. New hotness: Sticking it to the old man with a Facebook movement. Fark: Drugs and tattoos in nursing homes to rebel against your grandchildren
 
2010-01-16 03:13:33 PM
Whiny Teenager: "But Dad, 1000 of my 'friends' think I should be ungrounded! So you have to do it."

Dad: "No I don't, and now you don't get your computer."

Conversation Over

/Can't wait to ruin my future kid's childhood
 
2010-01-16 03:15:16 PM
That does it Tess. Go to your room.

cdn3.sbnation.com
 
2010-01-16 03:16:15 PM
She still doesn't get it. It was a mistake? No, sweetie, it was a choice. And as you'll see, choices have consequences.
 
2010-01-16 03:18:30 PM
Always be nice to your children.

They will be the ones who will choose your nursing home someday.
 
2010-01-16 03:19:28 PM
obligatory (new window) NSFW
 
2010-01-16 03:22:03 PM
hmmmm, ok then, how about a not-so-hotlink...
obligatory (new window) NSFW
 
2010-01-16 03:24:59 PM
I don't get it...
try this
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http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4541/karmaisabiatch2.jpg
 
2010-01-16 03:26:28 PM
FlukeBoy: hmmmm, ok then, how about a not-so-hotlink...
obligatory (new window) NSFW


404 buddy.
 
2010-01-16 03:29:44 PM
We are doomed if kids think facebook is the way to rebel, doomed I tell ya
 
2010-01-16 03:39:19 PM
FlukeBoy: I don't get it...
try this
copy paste (NSFW)
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4541/karmaisabiatch2.jpg


fark's filter is adding an 'a' to biatch (heh). it does it on urls as well as text
 
2010-01-16 03:41:17 PM
olddinosaur: Always be nice to your children.

They will be the ones who will choose your nursing home someday.


They might put me in a crappy home, but I'll control my will until I die. It's never too late to give it all to charity.

Or to the dog.

Or someone else's dog.

/would've gotten much harsher punishment
//Army brat
 
2010-01-16 03:47:11 PM
Stop whining and do your time princess.
 
2010-01-16 03:57:13 PM
Megain: but honest, it was a mistake! i accidentally drank alcohol and broke curfew!

Accidentally breaking curfew I can understand. My ex would stay out late and forget to call me all the time. But you don't accidentally drink alcohol.
 
2010-01-16 04:03:05 PM
I tried that '1st offense' crap with my mom once about 30 years ago. She shot right back 'Did you know you weren't supposed to do it? Of course you did, so this is the first time you intentionally chose to do it.' and gave me an extra week for being a dumbass.

'Sides, sounds like she already got leniency on this one...dad should bump it to the 3mo he originally wanted.

And smash her computer with a sledgehammer...

Not having any of the crap work on my mom sucked back then, but OTOH, my poor 5yo is going to have to get really creative on her arguments, since I tried anything even semi-reasonable and got shot down hard when I was a kid.

The one time my brother and I got brought home by the cops at 2:30am (snuck out of the house after curfew), we tried to talk the cop into taking us to the station and booking us rather than taking us home. He laughed and said that if that is what we were asking for, he was quite comfortable leaving the whole thing in my mom's hands.
 
2010-01-16 04:10:38 PM
Megain: FlukeBoy: I don't get it...
try this
copy paste (NSFW)
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4541/karmaisabiatch2.jpg

fark's filter is adding an 'a' to biatch (heh). it does it on urls as well as text


Ahhhh! Of course! Thanks for pointing that out...
this should work then (new window)NSFW language
 
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