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(C|Net)   Indian child, separated by circumstance from his family at five and adopted by Australians, finds his mom over 20 years later by using Google Earth   (news.cnet.com) divider line 45
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2012-04-16 05:20:00 AM
There is a mom joke; if you can find yo' mamma on Google Earth.
 
2012-04-16 05:20:02 AM
My lord, there are so many uncharted settlements. It could be smugglers, it could be...
 
2012-04-16 05:20:15 AM
I watched Slumdog Millionaire, so I'm well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with.

I'm happy he was eventually reunited with his family, and I grieve with the family over the loss of the older brother.
 
2012-04-16 05:20:54 AM
Was the first thing she said to him "are you satisfied with your current electricity provider?"

What?
 
2012-04-16 05:33:15 AM
What a cocktease of a story
 
2012-04-16 05:35:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I grieve with the family


Really..do you really grieve
 
2012-04-16 05:41:01 AM
Good story, sappy indeed.I'm sure that the mother is grateful to now know her soon is alive.
 
2012-04-16 05:41:37 AM

publikenemy: AverageAmericanGuy: I grieve with the family

Really..do you really grieve


This. You might empathise, even sympathise, but you 'grieve with the family'? I've seen some conceited, self-indulgent posts in my time, but this one takes the biscuit.
 
2012-04-16 05:52:07 AM
That's worse than being "well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with" from watching a movie? I've seen lots of movies and, while I have empathy for people in dire circumstances, oppression, torture, genocide, etc. I certainly could easily say i have no grasp whatsoever of the pain, suffering, horror or any other real effect of any of those horrifying conditions, nor do I think I could gain any such knowledge by watching a popular film.
 
2012-04-16 05:52:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I watched Slumdog Millionaire, so I'm well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with.

I'm happy he was eventually reunited with his family, and I grieve with the family over the loss of the older brother.


9/10

Seriously, that's really good. Much better than your usual efforts. I almost didn't want to give you kudos here, but then I thought it's better to encourage you to spend your time this way than causing trouble in the real world. So, uh, keep it up.
 
2012-04-16 05:57:09 AM
CSB.

AverageAmericanGuy: I watched Slumdog Millionaire, so I'm well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with.

I'm happy he was eventually reunited with his family, and I grieve with the family over the loss of the older brother.


damn
 
2012-04-16 06:08:35 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I watched Slumdog Millionaire, so I'm well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with.

I'm happy he was eventually reunited with his family, and I grieve with the family over the loss of the older brother.


Good content and subtle, but ruined by the delivery. I hit 'Slumdog Millionaire', went Nope, and skipped the rest at first. Turn it around however and I think you would have really had something:


I'm happy he was eventually reunited with his family, and I grieve with the family over the loss of the older brother.

I'm well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with, because I watched Slumdog Millionaire.
 
2012-04-16 06:54:11 AM
Man what is the point of ignoring someone if everyone is going to quote him.
 
2012-04-16 07:03:03 AM
why not link the original article?
Link (new window)

instead of linking the article written about the original article. is money changing hands somewheres?
 
2012-04-16 07:11:36 AM
20 years later and still a child, he's got that going for him, too.
 
2012-04-16 07:16:16 AM
just last night i saw a movie about George Barris of Gong Show fame supposedly being a government secret agent.
that movie and Slumdog Millionaire are the worst game shows movies i've ever seen, simply putrid.
game shows are fun and festive. i would expect the same of a movie on the subject.
 
2012-04-16 07:19:27 AM
I wonder if he'll ever figure out that his parents ditched them on purpose.
 
2012-04-16 07:37:07 AM

david_gaithersburg: I wonder if he'll ever figure out that his parents ditched them on purpose.


I wonder if he'll ever find the ginger curry house again
 
Skr
2012-04-16 07:39:51 AM
I wonder what the child's genuine feelings were when he first saw his original family. After living with Aussie parents, I can't help but think he felt pity when seeing the family from all so many years ago.
 
2012-04-16 07:43:17 AM
Had the adorable little tyke used common farking sense instead of following the script, he could have done it in a week.
 
2012-04-16 08:00:47 AM
At least he grew up in a nice place.

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-04-16 08:09:37 AM

way south: At least he grew up in a nice place.

[dl.dropbox.com image 640x480]


where the fark is that?! i am moving there tomorrow.....
 
2012-04-16 08:10:35 AM

Mad-n-FL: There is a mom joke; if you can find yo' mamma on Google Earth.


Thought exactly the same thing... you mama so fat, you can find her with google earth... at minimum zoom.

/ba dum tss
 
2012-04-16 08:27:47 AM

Sardonic_Padre: way south: At least he grew up in a nice place.

[dl.dropbox.com image 640x480]

where the fark is that?! i am moving there tomorrow.....




Austria you twit, welcome to Fark. Hallstatt to be precise. Watch out for the platypii, that lake is full of them and they're poisonous.
 
2012-04-16 08:36:30 AM

OscarTamerz: Austria you twit, welcome to Fark. Hallstatt to be precise. Watch out for the platypii, that lake is full of them and they're poisonous.


So much vitriol...o_0

Thanks though.
 
2012-04-16 08:44:11 AM

david_gaithersburg: I wonder if he'll ever figure out that his parents ditched them on purpose.


I was wondering the same thing...
 
2012-04-16 08:47:08 AM

SomethingToDo: Was the first thing she said to him "are you satisfied with your current electricity provider?"

What?


Is this what cold calls sound like in Austria?
 
2012-04-16 08:57:47 AM
CSB

I don't believe stories like that unless they're on the internet, That way I know they're true.
 
2012-04-16 08:59:03 AM
I didn't read the article. How fat was his mother?
 
2012-04-16 09:04:54 AM

unknown_user114: why not link the original article?
Link (new window)

instead of linking the article written about the original article. is money changing hands somewheres?


No, the original article had apparently been submitted by someone else, and wasn't listed, so I couldn't submit it. Had to find another.

/subby
 
2012-04-16 09:22:58 AM
So 25 years ago the police couldn't do this and get the kid back where he came from? Cool story though.
 
2012-04-16 09:57:11 AM

KrispyKritter: just last night i saw a movie about George Barris of Gong Show fame supposedly being a government secret agent.
that movie and Slumdog Millionaire are the worst game shows movies i've ever seen, simply putrid.
game shows are fun and festive. i would expect the same of a movie on the subject.


Coincidentally (and maybe even ironically), I watched The Gong Show Movie with the real Chuck Barris last night. IT has to be the worst game show movie ever>
 
2012-04-16 09:57:49 AM
At a glance I misread this as having something to do the an Indian child .. circumsized.

/disappointed since a circ thread would start Monday off right.
 
2012-04-16 10:02:23 AM

TNel: So 25 years ago the police couldn't do this and get the kid back where he came from? Cool story though.


Depends. Indian police or Aussie police?
 
2012-04-16 10:11:53 AM
All everything else aside...damn, what an awesome time to be alive, in this technological Renaissance.

That is all. Carry on, as you were.
 
2012-04-16 10:16:31 AM

TNel: So 25 years ago the police couldn't do this and get the kid back where he came from? Cool story though.


Homeless street beggers probably learn pretty quickly not to have anything to do with the police.
 
2012-04-16 10:24:57 AM
I can see my birthfather trimming his hedges in Ireland on Google street
 
2012-04-16 10:58:43 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I watched Slumdog Millionaire, so I'm well acquainted with the kinds of tortures kidnapped children in India are faced with.

I'm happy he was eventually reunited with his family, and I grieve with the family over the loss of the older brother.


really? you are grieving for a family that you read about in 1 internet article today? I can understand sympathy, but seriously grieving for them? dude... if you get this worked up on the internet, then maybe staying off the net is the best thing for your long term health...
 
2012-04-16 11:03:03 AM
gah... I got trolled!!!!
 
2012-04-16 11:04:37 AM
I thought Fark headlines had to be funny
 
2012-04-16 11:34:37 AM
Am I the only cynic who smells "viral for movie" here?
 
2012-04-16 03:24:10 PM
i12.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-16 03:53:12 PM

Mad-n-FL: There is a mom joke; if you can find yo' mamma on Google Earth Erf.


FTFY
 
2012-04-16 07:48:48 PM

OscarTamerz: Sardonic_Padre: way south: At least he grew up in a nice place.

[dl.dropbox.com image 640x480]

where the fark is that?! i am moving there tomorrow.....



Austria you twit, welcome to Fark. Hallstatt to be precise. Watch out for the platypii, that lake is full of them and they're poisonous.


'Platypodes', you twit.
 
2012-04-17 05:27:56 AM

KrispyKritter: just last night i saw a movie about George Barris of Gong Show fame supposedly being a government secret agent.
that movie and Slumdog Millionaire are the worst game shows movies i've ever seen, simply putrid.
game shows are fun and festive. i would expect the same of a movie on the subject.


Uh, that was Chuck Barris.
 
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