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(MSNBC)   Nine-year-old gets photo of woman performing oral sex sent to his cell phone. Mother texts back to complain. Sender apologizes, says it was a wrong number and he was just trying to sell his sofa and that was the only picture he had   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 192
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2011-02-08 10:02:45 AM

beroff: "I am like let me see that text and I am like wow."

I'm not sure who I should feel more sorry for, the person who said this, or the reporter who didn't bother to paraphrase the comment into something slightly more coherent.


I think the reporter was definitely being a dick.
 
2011-02-08 10:05:26 AM
A video would have been more effective in demonstrating just how awsome this couch actually is.
 
2011-02-08 10:08:00 AM
That's not a name. That's a syntax error.
 
2011-02-08 10:10:58 AM
You're all wrong about the kid and his grandmother and their demographic.

The kid is danish:

Link (new window)
 
2011-02-08 10:11:32 AM
This article is EVERYTHING that's wrong with America.

Thank you.
Good night.
 
2011-02-08 10:13:34 AM

itazurakko: strangeguitar: Should've said he was selling his love seat.

Heh. Seriously.

Britney Spear's Speculum: I'm more outraged that a 9 year old has his own cellphone

It's common anymore - all the parents insisting they have to be able to contact their kids at all times. Apparently calling the principal's office and having their kids paged is no longer sufficient.


blah blah blah columbine or something
 
2011-02-08 10:14:11 AM

Wytchone:

Me too. Hell if he has to check in a lan line will do.


Umm, it's land line.
 
2011-02-08 10:14:49 AM

djujah: His name sounds like something out of Star Wars. Maybe the article should read like this:

WBBH-VN UPdated Via VidNets

updated 42/7.2/211 ABY 11:47:41
Share Print Font: Bothawui: A nine-year-old Bothan recieved a pornographic photo sent to his cell phone of a Rodian performing a sex act on a Hutt. We spoke to the boy and his grandmother and found out the excuse the Hutt on the other end of the commlink had for pressing send.

Ty'Ge Dav'is is at the top of his class third grade class.

"I am the most advanced in my class," he said.

But he is not advanced enough to see the text messages being sent to his commlink.

Someone sent Ty'Ge a picture of inter-species activities on a couch.

"I was like, 'What is this?' I ran in the house and showed my mom," he said. "That was just too old for me. I wasn't ready for that."

"I am like let me see that text and I am like wow," his grandmother Dor'ote Mo'rre said.

Ty'Ge says he texted the number back and told the Hutt he was only nine-years-old, but the Hutt sent another text. 'Sweets patogga, ah-koh tee womp rat e'nachu, Kee baatu baatu!'

...


She might be a Na'vi
 
2011-02-08 10:14:50 AM
Is he a Klingon or something?
 
2011-02-08 10:15:39 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: criscodisco: crab66: Your 9 year olds phone should be just that...a phone. No data/pictures/texting.

Attached to the kitchen wall, with a 30-foot curly cord, for "privacy".

Damn it, no children should ever have things that I didn't have as a child.

/not gonna bring up cable television.


When it comes to protecting your child, then yes your child doesn't really need a cell phone except the most basic model with GPS so you can keep track of where your child (or at least, where your child's phone) is. There's a difference between giving your child the necessities of life, which you could not afford in your own youth; and giving your child the material luxuries of life, which are just 'keeping up with the jones' bullshiat.

And no, no one actually 'needs' cable, either. (Though it can get depressing to see someone treat cable as a utility! when it comes to asking for cash help... social services persons and church charity persons know what I'm talking about.)

And back to the guy who sent the text, shiat happens. He came up with a clever response after apologizing, instead of blowing them off, which is commendable. As soon as the text happened, they should have contacted their provider for information on parental controls for a child's phone. They ARE out there. It's the shiatty parent who doesn't at least try to employ them. If the phone services' parental controls are shiatty, time to look into a new service provider.

/we've heard from mama, and grandmama -- where's daddy?


Why should that matter other than to confirm your preconceived stereotypes?
 
2011-02-08 10:16:40 AM

CheapEngineer: chilidog: oh so many things to comment...
ok, to the folks who are commenting on a 9yr old having a cell...well maybe you still think its 1995 when phones were expensive?, newsflash their not anymore, if you have a family plan its probably about $20/mo. kids are expensive and 20 beans aint really a big deal, if your tech savvy that phone can be monitored by gps, the bill payer gets to see ALL calls, texts etc. you can tell the twerp that when I text you, you call me immediately, no call, no phone and no more freedom, really a phone like that is a tether and cheap insurance.



You know how I know you're 12?

\real parents know where their kids are
\\the *most* I will ever do is have a spare phone for my daughter to *borrow*, *occasionally*, for a special purpose


If parents get cell phones so that they know where their children are, they are in for a surprise
 
2011-02-08 10:18:32 AM
wbbh.images.worldnow.com

biatch better swallow!
 
2011-02-08 10:20:18 AM

Brick-House: A video would have been more effective in demonstrating just how awsome this couch actually is.


Not really, it's very worn out from too many people having sat on it.
 
2011-02-08 10:20:25 AM

NewportBarGuy: I'm sorry, what the f*ck is his name? You're serious?


THIS
///100 Farking times - !!THIS!!1!!!!
 
2011-02-08 10:23:19 AM

Cybernetic: Gramma: News flash! Not every place kids go have phones. My daughter loves to go fishing. I gave her a phone so she could call me when she's ready to come home. It's hard to ride a bike with a couple rods and a bucket of fish. She's never used more than 30 minutes a month.

No, it's not that hard. I did it. So did my friends. I also rode that same bike to school all the way through eighth grade, regardless of traffic, weather or anything else. All without benefit of a cell phone.

Here's a thought: if you're that concerned about your daughter going fishing, go with her.


I'm not worried about her going fishing, I'm giving her a ride home when she's done. She's a little wisp of a girl and can't ride her bike carrying all that stuff. I guess if I was an Internet Tough Parent, I would have her ride home even if she wipes out coming down the hill.
 
2011-02-08 10:23:42 AM

in a landscape: This article is EVERYTHING that's wrong with America.

Thank you.
Good night.


I'm going to go with "What is THIS!" for a thousand, Alex.

 
2011-02-08 10:25:28 AM

Maxout623: That's not a name. That's a syntax error.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2011-02-08 10:29:17 AM
My sister's tween daughter got some p.i.t. from some random nebraskan teen, who was trying to sext a girl whose number he hadn't saved and dialed hers by mistake.

Needless to say, the boy's father found out. Lucky for the boy my sister is understanding.
 
2011-02-08 10:29:23 AM

Latinwolf: Why should that matter other than to confirm your preconceived stereotypes?


Because bastardy is highly correlated to crime and poverty. Yelling "RACIST!" at anyone who points that out doesn't change the reality of the situation, and actually helps to perpetuate it by suppressing debate on the subject.
 
2011-02-08 10:30:32 AM
IGGERS NAY
 
2011-02-08 10:34:40 AM

dittybopper: Latinwolf: Why should that matter other than to confirm your preconceived stereotypes?

Because bastardy is highly correlated to crime and poverty. Yelling "RACIST!" at anyone who points that out doesn't change the reality of the situation, and actually helps to perpetuate it by suppressing debate on the subject.


Bullshiat. Hasd this been a white family, there whould have been no questions about where's daddy even if this family lvied in a trailer park. You got certain persons on Fark who look for any excuse to bash non white people (like yourself since you have a history of doing that very thing), who then, when called out on it, start complaining about people yelling racism.
 
2011-02-08 10:35:28 AM
/CSB on

I work for a cell phone company and recieved a call from a customer upset that her 6 year old twins had both broken their sencond iphones...at the same time...I asked her why she had iphones for her kids, she had replied "because my babies deserve the best!"

I couldn't help facepalming on this one...

/CSB off
 
2011-02-08 10:37:01 AM
I thought all young black girls were promiscuous. How is this a story? She'll probably be pregnant in a year or two.
 
2011-02-08 10:38:55 AM

WienerButt: dittybopper: ExperianScaresCthulhu:

/we've heard from mama, and grandmama -- where's daddy?

With a kid named Ty'Ge, probably in prison. Certainly *NOT* married to the mother.

No, seriously. The lack of a stable two parent family is a big problem in that demographic.

What do you mean, 'that demographic'?


Que https://thatsracistkid.gif
 
2011-02-08 10:42:42 AM

kcfarker: poot_rootbeer: syrynxx: A 9-yr-old got sent porn - and decided to show it to his mother?

Apparently "Ty'Ge" is pronounced "Teh Ghey"....

And we have a Winnah!


Another article on this story lists Ty'Ge's middle name as 'Aquafresh.'
 
2011-02-08 10:43:36 AM
The kid was trying to buy a couch?
 
2011-02-08 10:44:24 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: A nine-year-old...his cell phone

I'm more outraged that a 9 year old has his own cellphone


Came to say this. My 8 year old son recently asked for a cell phone and if he could have a facebook page because the spoiled rotten princess that goes to his daycare has them. I told him not until he's a teenager.
 
2011-02-08 10:46:01 AM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: So did he sell the sofa?


After a thorough disinfecting I hope.
 
2011-02-08 10:47:01 AM
I guess there is going to be plenty of disagreement over what age to allow a phone, or cable in the bedroom, internet on a PC in private or out in the living room, short skirts or make-up etc. whatever....

but...

"Ty'Ge"? really?
 
2011-02-08 10:49:03 AM

steve_lou: "I am like let me see that text and I am like wow," his grandmother Meowsaidthedog said.


This.
 
2011-02-08 10:49:33 AM

Latinwolf: dittybopper: Latinwolf: Why should that matter other than to confirm your preconceived stereotypes?

Because bastardy is highly correlated to crime and poverty. Yelling "RACIST!" at anyone who points that out doesn't change the reality of the situation, and actually helps to perpetuate it by suppressing debate on the subject.

Bullshiat. Hasd this been a white family, there whould have been no questions about where's daddy even if this family lvied in a trailer park. You got certain persons on Fark who look for any excuse to bash non white people (like yourself since you have a history of doing that very thing), who then, when called out on it, start complaining about people yelling racism.


If you read this thread, you have to hope that this is not typical of the average farker. The amount of implied and explicit racism is amazing. And you are right. When called out on it, people will retreat very quickly and start talking about 'race cards'.

People have mainly commented about 4 things
1. His name-which is unoffensive but ethnically distinct.
2. The way his grandmother spoke in the interview
3. The absence of his father in the interview (with the assumption that there is no father in the picture, not just that the father may be working)
4. 9 year olds shouldn't have cell phones.

Of those 4 observations, only the last isn't tinged by, or outright expressions of, racism.

In this story, I didn't see a thing that the kid or the adults did wrong. I am trying to imagine if this story was the exact same, but with a middle class white family who spoke in a way that most people are more comfortable with, with a kid named 'Tommy'. I really doubt that people would have the same reaction.
 
2011-02-08 10:50:55 AM
Reading this reminded me of years ago when I was a young loan officer at community bank in Minnesota. My desk was up-front, right next to the lobby, with the desks of those with more seniority behind me. So, I'd get most of the requests for "check ok's" and referrals from the teller line. One afternoon, a young fellow came in, went over to the teller line, I glanced up and saw him there, and from 20 feet away, I could tell he was having trouble cashing a check, and about then the teller pointed over to me, and he turned around and came my way.

The check was from one of the local car dealers, and I knew it was ok, but this 20 year old fellow didn't have an account with us, so I asked him if I could see his drivers license. Sure thing, and he whipped his wallet our, opened it up and handed it to me. Inside, right there, was his Minnesota drivers license behind plastic, and directly across from it was a black and white photo of a naked man standing and a naked woman on her knees performing what appeared to be a pretty good job of fellatio.

I initialed the check, handed it back with the wallet and said "Oh, by the way, you might want to move that photograph you have into another area of your wallet" . The kid turned about twenty shades of red, rushed back to the teller line to cash the check, and out the door he went. This made for a good story for the guys at the next coffee break.
 
2011-02-08 10:52:14 AM

Splinshints: Ty apostrophe jee?


+1
 
2011-02-08 10:55:54 AM
Ty'Ge who is proudly at the top of his third grade class. Nice wife beater you are wearing.

Come back in about 7 years when we can see his mugshot on the latest roundup. When you name your kid Ty'Ge you are not positioning him for success.

Also - do they really rank 3rd graders now?
 
2011-02-08 10:58:07 AM
just stopping by to remind you all that prejudice != racism
 
2011-02-08 11:01:13 AM
La-sha...the dash don't be silent

/ladasha
 
2011-02-08 11:11:29 AM

Dixie_Wrecked: La-sha...the dash don't be silent

/ladasha



shouldn't it be 'Ladashsha'

/perhaps the 'sh' is silent - if so, which one ??
 
2011-02-08 11:11:39 AM

aniyn: My niece is 7, and has a cell phone. She can't tie her shoe laces. But she has a cell phone.

I facepalmed at christmas when she opened it.


7! Wow. And I was surprised when my 13 year old niece got a Blackberry for Christmas.
 
2011-02-08 11:11:54 AM
My 10 year old has had a cell phone for the last two years. She walks a mile to swim or library. People use to not care about kids walking. Now it is a big deal. She has more than once had police called on a "small" child walking alone. She isn't short she is actually taller though skinner than most average children. She also has been freaked out because one of these "concerned" callers kept driving up and down to watch and protect her. This lady was so afraid that a stranger might stealer her. My daughter called the police, apparently after the crazy lady but before the police officer.

If she went to school she would walk, there is no walkers in our area. There is no pay phones. There use to be 3 pay phones in this mile walk.

The two kids that go to school have been turned away from office phones for wanting to call home because after school activities were changed. We had a family member have an heart attack. We arranged for our kids the kids to go someone else home after school. We didn't know when we would be home. My son got it 3 days later. My daughter got it the next day. They got text right when they turned on their phones.

Both of their schools use to have pay phones, no longer.

We decided to pay for the phone instead of doing pay-as-you-go because we can shut it off if the phone is abused. We also can track when they make calls and who with. It is easier to block callers and text messages....but with our plan if we block picture text we also block standard text.

My kids have been asked by teachers to call/text us information. My son has a teacher that use this call home as a discipline method. Most parents get pissed at the kids if the teacher tells the student to call a parent and explain why they are in trouble. It happened to him one.....he spent the rest of the day sweating bullets.
 
2011-02-08 11:14:11 AM

MythDragon: kmmontandon: "Ty'Ge"


I ... I just ...

Now how the F*CK is that supposed to be a name?

What about that mom who named her kid "La-sha" and insisted her name was Ladasha?


What? It's a good, proud African tribal name. It means "She who stalks the plains in search of the Lion Mother."
You have a problem with them trying to hold on to some of their proud heritage, that was stolen from them by the white man?

Racist...
 
2011-02-08 11:15:33 AM

aniyn: My niece is 7, and has a cell phone. She can't tie her shoe laces. But she has a cell phone.

I facepalmed at christmas when she opened it.


I'd be more concerned that a 7 year old can't tie her shoes.
 
2011-02-08 11:17:25 AM
I wouldn't want a couch that's been used for sex anyways.
 
2011-02-08 11:18:32 AM
Yes, I'm calling about the sofa you have for sale. Would it be possible to send me a picture of the sofa?

Sure. Well, actually I don't have a photo of the sofa per se, however, I have one of me getting a beej I could shoot your way. That is if you're at least 9.
 
2011-02-08 11:23:38 AM

Pert: /other children include La,t and Lad&ser
//Lacomet and Ladandser
///Couldn't find punctuation for Rudolph etc.


Lacomet and Ladampersandser

FTFY
 
2011-02-08 11:26:27 AM

allthebetter: /CSB on

I work for a cell phone company and recieved a call from a customer upset that her 6 year old twins had both broken their sencond iphones...at the same time...I asked her why she had iphones for her kids, she had replied "because my babies deserve the best!"

I couldn't help facepalming on this one...

/CSB off


Maybe that is were I a mean mom. First they got free phones from AT&T. Son has never broken a phone. Watched my oldest daughter put it in her wet swim bag. She was ever so please to become my best friend because she couldn't call me, or she had to take her sister or brother along. She had to save her money and got a GO phone and switched out the card. My youngest phone was broken by me - we bought her a nicer Go phone because it wasn't lack of responsibly on her part.

My oldest daughter was mad at me for not buying her an iTouch or iPhone. But all her friend are in trouble or broke because of buying apps. There are some that are mad because the iDevice broke and their music is trapped and this is horrible for 12-14 year olds.
 
2011-02-08 11:26:40 AM

SandmanMS: Pert: /other children include La,t and Lad&ser
//Lacomet and Ladandser
///Couldn't find punctuation for Rudolph etc.

Lacomet and Ladampersandser

FTFY


You ped&!
 
2011-02-08 11:30:14 AM
 
2011-02-08 11:36:47 AM
here4few
the iDevice broke and their music is trapped and this is horrible for 12-14 year olds.

This is the perfect time for a parental lecture about how piracy is the only way to go.
 
2011-02-08 11:36:51 AM

Nemnoch: I prefer BIE myself.


Really? I'd have assumed it was better when you get another person involved.

/preferably one with nice B's
 
2011-02-08 11:46:33 AM

Oh_Enough_Already: MycroftHolmes:
People have mainly commented about 4 things
1. His name-which is unoffensive but ethnically distinct.


Uh, "distinct?" or made-up nonsense that will hold him back the rest of his life competing in a world that will judge him on that alone and would, in fact, be racist if white folks insisted that black kids be ostracized from mainstream society by insisting they be given such ridiculous names?


OK, if I understand your run-on sentence correctly, you are saying that is OK to make fun of an ethically distinct name, because society will do so as well. As long as the prejudice is socially acceptable and widespread, then it is OK to join in.

It is very common for people to give their kids unique, often made up names. But is only the black parents who are accused of 'holding back their kids'. You seem to be justifying your racist views by hiding behind society's racist views.

I am not claiming to be immune to it. I just want to make sure that everyone is aware of their bias.
 
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