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2012-04-23 05:25:23 PM  
So did she put out?
 
2012-04-23 05:29:10 PM  
ticket please
 
2012-04-23 05:32:32 PM  

Mugato: So did she put out?


More importantly, did he give her The Shocker after the dance?
 
2012-04-23 05:33:11 PM  
hahaha!!

we are monsters.
 
2012-04-23 05:34:36 PM  
Her mom looks like the land lady from 'Spaced'.

Hello Bwyan.
 
2012-04-23 05:35:07 PM  
I don't know who is a worse human being, Subby for writing that headline, or me for laughing at it.
 
2012-04-23 05:35:42 PM  
lol
 
2012-04-23 05:40:32 PM  
+1
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-04-23 05:51:10 PM  
cache.jezebel.com
 
2012-04-23 05:56:59 PM  

Cagey B: Mugato: So did she put out?

More importantly, did he give her The Shocker after the dance?


And would it register on her face if he did?
 
2012-04-23 05:58:46 PM  
"Did she go downs on him"

Some farker I can't remember right now.
 
2012-04-23 06:00:46 PM  

Cagey B: Mugato: So did she put out?

More importantly, did he give her The Shocker after the dance?


I have the feeling that sex with girls isn't high on his priority list, he totally pinged my gaydar.
 
2012-04-23 06:01:45 PM  

2xhelix: he totally pinged my gaydar


not that there's anything wrong with that
 
2012-04-23 06:09:07 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: hahaha!!

we are monsters.


We're here, aren't we? :D
And there was no way I wadn't getting in on dis fwed.
 
2012-04-23 06:11:55 PM  
Maybe he just likes the slow dances. Back in my prom days, I wasn't to much for all the arm and leg flailing either.
 
2012-04-23 06:17:15 PM  
You guys are...
Crap. I'm totally going to hell.
 
2012-04-23 06:18:09 PM  
You're all going to hell.

All. Of. You. Page me in the chain-smoking section of the mezzanine when you get there. We'll get drinks.
 
2012-04-23 06:29:34 PM  
Awww, sweet story. That said, LULZ.
 
2012-04-23 06:29:50 PM  
I think it's appalling that Bella Boutique doesn't make foam helmets.
 
2012-04-23 06:32:25 PM  
I don't know what more there is to say about this, so here's Corky from Life Goes On with a turnover on his head.

i6.photobucket.com
 
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2012-04-23 06:39:35 PM  
damn. *shakes head*
 
2012-04-23 06:44:34 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-04-23 06:47:54 PM  
This guy needs to be told that it's almost certainly gonna smell like pee down there.
 
2012-04-23 06:52:09 PM  
Get Downs and boogie!
 
2012-04-23 06:52:15 PM  
Firstly, Subby, well played.

Secondly, it seems like her parents have a very low opinion of what they think their daughter to accomplish in life. Many people with Downs are more than capable of living independently, holding jobs, and achieving a happy marriage. She seems to be on the higher-functioning end of the spectrum but her mom doesn't seem to expect any of that from her.
 
2012-04-23 06:56:33 PM  

AmazinTim: Firstly, Subby, well played.

Secondly, it seems like her parents have a very low opinion of what they think their daughter to accomplish in life. Many people with Downs are more than capable of living independently, holding jobs, and achieving a happy marriage. She seems to be on the higher-functioning end of the spectrum but her mom doesn't seem to expect any of that from her.


Maybe she just loves her daughter for who she is and isn't making unreasonable expectations.
 
2012-04-23 07:04:07 PM  
She spent all week picking out that extra special chromosome for the prom.
 
2012-04-23 07:18:39 PM  

quickdraw: AmazinTim: Firstly, Subby, well played.

Secondly, it seems like her parents have a very low opinion of what they think their daughter to accomplish in life. Many people with Downs are more than capable of living independently, holding jobs, and achieving a happy marriage. She seems to be on the higher-functioning end of the spectrum but her mom doesn't seem to expect any of that from her.

Maybe she just loves her daughter for who she is and isn't making unreasonable expectations.


I wasn't aware that loving your child and wanting them to live as full and happy a life as they are able to were mutually exclusive sentiments.
 
2012-04-23 07:19:38 PM  
Video is gone, anyone have a link?

/what?
 
2012-04-23 07:31:58 PM  
But thanks to one, sweet 16-year-old guy, Amber, 18, from Houston, Texas, was able to go to the prom like all the other high school teenagers last Thursday.

So the boy's name was also Amber? Even though all the pictures have him captioned as Matt?
 
2012-04-23 07:32:01 PM  
Did he get to potato base?
 
2012-04-23 07:32:15 PM  
I am so going to Hell for laughing at that headline.

Heartwarming story, though.
 
2012-04-23 07:33:06 PM  
I can dance to potato
 
2012-04-23 07:33:11 PM  
You're evil, subby. I laughed, but you're still evil.
 
2012-04-23 07:36:32 PM  
so did they have child sex on the dance floor? or did they rape each other in the closet??
 
2012-04-23 07:37:04 PM  
Kudos to the kid who took her to the prom, do a set of brass balls bigger than any of us.
 
2012-04-23 07:37:37 PM  
I think it is bad ass the dude did it.Great guy-- I hope they had a great time. You guys are just mad nobody that wasnt retarded didnt ask you to the prom.

I wonder if the DJ Played Link
 
2012-04-23 07:38:45 PM  
Did they hire a limo, or did they take the short bus?
 
2012-04-23 07:38:54 PM  

2xhelix:
I have the feeling that sex with girls isn't high on his priority list, he totally pinged my gaydar.



My thoughts were "that's one suave motherfarker for a teenager", so that probably makes sense.
What a horribly awkward, uncoordinated creature I was when I was 16.
It didn't get better.
 
2012-04-23 07:39:00 PM  
So I walked into the bar and see a hot girl sitting down. I walk right up to her and say "Were your parents retarded, because you sure look special to me."
 
2012-04-23 07:41:34 PM  
A buddy of mine once dated a chick with Downs Syndrome. She didn't know they were dating, though.
 
2012-04-23 07:41:56 PM  

cig-mkr: Kudos to the kid who took her to the prom, do a set of brass balls bigger than any of us.


I dunno if it's a "brass balls" situation. Even an auditorium of snot-nosed high school kids are going to respect what looks to be a genuine act of kindness. In a way it may get him some tail later on. You're right though, he is a gentleman and a scholar.

That being said...

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


I laughed more at this than I should have.
 
2012-04-23 07:45:30 PM  
dammit
 
2012-04-23 07:45:41 PM  
I'm sure it feels great that such a big fuss is made over her getting invited to prom. She must be so proud that she surmounted the insurmountable and found a guy willing to spend a few hours with her out of pity, who is now hailed as a hero by news people for having the compassion-balls to do such a selfless thing.
 
2012-04-23 07:47:01 PM  
i386.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-23 07:48:16 PM  

NobleHam: compassion-balls


I like this phrase. I'm stealing it now.

"I'm going to go to that soup kitchen, and I'm going to whip out my compassion-balls and teabag the everloving shiat out of hunger!"
 
2012-04-23 07:48:31 PM  
i1086.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-23 07:48:40 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: 2xhelix:
I have the feeling that sex with girls isn't high on his priority list, he totally pinged my gaydar.


My thoughts were "that's one suave motherfarker for a teenager", so that probably makes sense.
What a horribly awkward, uncoordinated creature I was when I was 16.
It didn't get better.


He is 16 so this is likely not his Senoir Prom. He does come across as pretty suave, so so long as he doesn't make any stupid or nasty comments about her later he has the 'sensitive' and 'suave' angles all locked up and can probably ask any girl at the the school out he wants to in the future.
 
2012-04-23 07:50:52 PM  

Mugato: So did she put out?


Who cares? He can now bag every other chick in the school with impunity. "Oh my god, did you hear what he did, that is soooooo sweet!"
 
2012-04-23 07:51:07 PM  
But was she hot? I know I'm going to hell for asking... Special hell
 
2012-04-23 07:51:39 PM  
I shouldn't have laughed...But I laughed hard at this headline. Might have even coughed up some phlegm.
 
2012-04-23 07:51:57 PM  
God-is-a-Taco: My thoughts were "that's one suave motherfarker for a teenager"

Score, I'm crossing 'down syndrom' off my list tonight.
i.dailymail.co.uk

Next up, a dwarf, followed by twins.
 
2012-04-23 07:52:24 PM  

Mugato: So did she put out?


No. But I'm sure she was all smiles.
 
2012-04-23 07:52:52 PM  
www.feldis.com+ www.almightydad.com= t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-23 07:53:48 PM  
He's 16 and she's 18?
So when does she go to jail?

/double standards!
 
2012-04-23 07:54:08 PM  

lordargent: God-is-a-Taco: My thoughts were "that's one suave motherfarker for a teenager"

Score, I'm crossing 'down syndrom' off my list tonight.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x372]

Next up, a dwarf, followed by twins.


I'd be more impressed if he got the girl with down syndrome and the dwarf twins together for a foursome.
 
2012-04-23 07:54:09 PM  
Sure are alot of waterheads in the UK. No wonder your empire disappeared.
 
2012-04-23 07:54:23 PM  
If he isn't gay, he's paving the way for primo puss puss for a very long time.
 
2012-04-23 07:54:24 PM  
Now, isn't that special?
 
2012-04-23 07:56:08 PM  
Goddamn, I wish I had that much empathy and compassion when I was 16. Hell of a good dude.
 
2012-04-23 07:57:57 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-23 07:58:06 PM  
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Sure are alot of waterheads in the UK. No wonder your empire disappeared.

they pioneered "keeping it in the family" and look where that got them
 
2012-04-23 07:59:13 PM  
FirstNationalBastard: lordargent: God-is-a-Taco: My thoughts were "that's one suave motherfarker for a teenager"

Score, I'm crossing 'down syndrom' off my list tonight.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x372]

Next up, a dwarf, followed by twins.

I'd be more impressed if he got the girl with down syndrome and the dwarf twins together for a foursome.


The ARISTOCRAT
 
2012-04-23 07:59:30 PM  
Came for the Family Guy reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-04-23 08:02:15 PM  
You people are all going to hell. And thanks to this thread, so am I.
 
2012-04-23 08:04:19 PM  

cig-mkr: Kudos to the kid who took her to the prom, do a set of brass balls bigger than any of us.


THIS. That kid did a good thing. Hard to be sarcastic about this.
 
2012-04-23 08:05:53 PM  
This thread stands out as one of the few great places to check the funniest results:



peg_leg 2012-04-23 07:32:01 PM
8 votes:
Did he get to potato base?


TommyymmoT 2012-04-23 07:04:07 PM
3 votes:
She spent all week picking out that extra special chromosome for the prom.

"Potato base" = Fark comment of the year.

/I'm sorry I'm a dickhead
 
2012-04-23 08:07:24 PM  
This thread is special.
 
2012-04-23 08:08:35 PM  
I smiled at the title.

What's happening to the world?!
 
2012-04-23 08:10:01 PM  

Cagey B: NobleHam: compassion-balls

I like this phrase. I'm stealing it now.

"I'm going to go to that soup kitchen, and I'm going to whip out my compassion-balls and teabag the everloving shiat out of hunger!"


Ha!
 
2012-04-23 08:10:15 PM  
Didn't any of you watch the video at the end of the article? ..

The reporter, from outside the dance while it was going on says:

"I peeked in just a few minutes ago and yes there was some awkward, SLOW dancing going on." (emphasis hers)
 
2012-04-23 08:10:16 PM  
P.S.: "Compassion-balls." HA!
 
2012-04-23 08:11:39 PM  
The boy totally looks like
images.wikia.com
 
2012-04-23 08:14:40 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Sure are alot of waterheads in the UK. No wonder your empire disappeared.


ultraholland: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Sure are alot of waterheads in the UK. No wonder your empire disappeared.

they pioneered "keeping it in the family" and look where that got them




FTFA:

But thanks to one, sweet 16-year-old guy, Amber, 18, from Houston, Texas, was able to go to the prom like all the other high school teenagers last Thursday.
 
2012-04-23 08:14:56 PM  
I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...
 
2012-04-23 08:15:02 PM  
It is sad we live in a world where this is considered noble, extraordinary and news worthy :-(
 
2012-04-23 08:15:22 PM  
My first thought was, "someone's parents raised him right". My second thought, after reading all the comments, was, "I hope they serve Pina Coladas in hell."
 
2012-04-23 08:15:40 PM  
He invited her to the prom but she thought he took her to Hawaii.
 
2012-04-23 08:16:23 PM  

Cagey B: Mugato: So did she put out?

More importantly, did he give her The Shocker after the dance?


electroshock therapy for mental illness?
 
2012-04-23 08:23:00 PM  
Despite her best efforts, she still showed up to the dance tardy
 
2012-04-23 08:23:10 PM  
Well, at least she was a mong friends....

/window seat, please.
 
2012-04-23 08:24:14 PM  
Article didn't say, but was the limo shorter than usual?
 
2012-04-23 08:28:03 PM  

DysphoricMania: Article didn't say, but was the limo shorter than usual?


i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-23 08:28:25 PM  
You guys are mean.

Stop it.
 
2012-04-23 08:31:24 PM  

SageC: [www.feldis.com image 439x310]+ [www.almightydad.com image 319x300]= [t2.gstatic.com image 286x176]


I wondered when Carrie would show up...

The senior prom was a largely forgettable event for me. Yes, the corsage, the suit, the dances, etc., but overall the whole thing was just a very expensive dance with people I saw all the time at school anyway.

I remember more about, years later, my step-daughter's prom. We paid for the dress, getting her hair done, all of that. Drove her to the school, dropped her off, got a call from her, went back to pick her up. She had walked in the door and seen that every last person -accept her- was in casual clothes (jeans, t-shirts, etc.). We took her home, she changed into casual clothes, and we took her back. We lived in a very barrio/ghetto/white trash-y school district at the time. The district, on average, wasn't that poor and we certainly weren't on the upper end of the financial spectrum, but wow did it ever say something about the area we lived in.

The point is I've seen proms that were much less than they were made up to be. For the girl in this article I imagine this is a major life event she will cherish forever. Gaydar aside, sinister plans to make points with other girls in the future, the boy in the article gave her a wonderful memory she will hold for the rest of her life. Good for him.
 
2012-04-23 08:31:25 PM  
My wife is a teacher. She teaches seniors and is a Senior Sponsor. That means she has to go to prom, so I had to go with her. We both graduated 12 years ago.

The senior class voted for a boy with Downs as their Prom King. It was sweet.

/csb mode off

Also, damn. Girls got even hotter than when I was in school.
 
2012-04-23 08:32:36 PM  
Nice to see a young Christian acting Christian.
 
2012-04-23 08:33:30 PM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


I had a couple smirks up until I saw this. I'm glad my wife is on the phone so I don't have to explain why I'm wiping away tears I'm laughing so hard.
 
2012-04-23 08:35:05 PM  

ghare: Nice to see a young Christian acting Christian.


So, he farked her in the ass, wiped his dick on her dress, and made her hitchhike for a ride home?
 
2012-04-23 08:35:32 PM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


Since the guy is still alive I doubt it. If she was in the mood, she likely would have used her superhuman strength to tear through him like a Kleenex at a snot party .
 
2012-04-23 08:36:38 PM  

Mugato: So did she put out?


I'm wondering if she went down.
 
2012-04-23 08:38:04 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ghare: Nice to see a young Christian acting Christian.

So, he farked her in the ass, wiped his dick on her dress, and made her hitchhike for a ride home?


Well, if it happened to you, it probably happened to her.
 
2012-04-23 08:38:13 PM  

AmazinTim: I wasn't aware that loving your child and wanting them to live as full and happy a life as they are able to were mutually exclusive sentiments.


Honestly, how many kids with downs get asked to the prom in real life though? Unless they are at a special school its really rare, dont kid yourself into thinking people arent judged by appearance.

Soracloud: It is sad we live in a world where this is considered noble, extraordinary and news worthy :-(


I guess your brain is just that much better than everyone, would you ask out a mentally challenged kid in high school, not now but when you were a kid.

I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...


Again, shes honest about expectations, unless she meets another mentally challenged kid the odds are rare. Christ some of you remind me of parents who think their ugly kid deserves to be the pageant or my kid deserves to play on the team even though they cant throw for shiat. Get over it, they arent special.
 
2012-04-23 08:41:57 PM  
Oh man this thread has me in tears laughing so hard!
I have the damnedest image of them getting it on afterwards and her screaming "Potato!" as she came.


All joking aside thought it was cool of this kid to do that for her.
 
2012-04-23 08:42:45 PM  

ghare: FirstNationalBastard: ghare: Nice to see a young Christian acting Christian.

So, he farked her in the ass, wiped his dick on her dress, and made her hitchhike for a ride home?

Well, if it happened to you, it probably happened to her.


I love you so much right now.
/not in a gay way.
 
2012-04-23 08:45:58 PM  

NobleHam: I'm sure it feels great that such a big fuss is made over her getting invited to prom. She must be so proud that she surmounted the insurmountable and found a guy willing to spend a few hours with her out of pity, who is now hailed as a hero by news people for having the compassion-balls to do such a selfless thing.


That was my thought too.

People with Down's Syndrome can and do live fulfilled lives. They can get married. They can live independently sometimes. It sounds like her parents think this is all she'll ever be able to achieve- and the part where her mom called the boy's mom back to say "Oh no, it's too much, too generous of your son to be willing to be seen in public for a few hours with our daughter"... blech.

This would have been awesome for her if it had been private. I'm sure articles like this treating her like a charity case feel pretty awful though.
 
2012-04-23 08:46:46 PM  
Ok, so if you watch the video, the mother told the reporter that the good thing about home school prom is that "the kids can sleep in tomorrow morning"... uh huh...
 
2012-04-23 08:47:27 PM  
rickycal78: I have the damnedest image of them getting it on afterwards and her screaming "Potato!" as she came.

26.media.tumblr.com

"Oh look! Little potatoes!".
 
2012-04-23 08:47:44 PM  
Has no one mentioned that they met in Home School Choir???
 
2012-04-23 08:47:57 PM  

Buffco: My wife is a teacher. She teaches seniors and is a Senior Sponsor. That means she has to go to prom, so I had to go with her. We both graduated 12 years ago.

The senior class voted for a boy with Downs as their Prom King. It was sweet.

/csb mode off

Also, damn. Girls got even hotter than when I was in school.


that happens quite a bit actually.
in high school two of the kids with downs were two of the most popular kids in school in a completely non ironic way because they were both utterly hilarious and decent people.
a few people tended to take advantage of their disability to get them to do or say utterly awful and hilarious stuff, but then usually one of the larger football players would give them the WTF MAN? and it went away.
it was kinda like some honor system to not be utter douchebags to the handicapped there.
but the shiat those guys did to non handicapped kids was reprehensible.
strange world.
also, this thread is diamonds.
 
2012-04-23 08:48:22 PM  
If I didn't know better, I would think he was the one with the downs
 
2012-04-23 08:49:30 PM  
Good headline.
 
2012-04-23 08:49:47 PM  

I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...


Yeah, huh? Farkers I can pass off as having warped senses of humor and generally coming off as more insensitive than they probably are in real life, however...

Actually, the girl looks pretty much okay, and the guy decent enough. Mom looks like she fell in a vat of potato chip oil, leaving me to wonder who's got the more severe chromosome damage in the family. Mom's comments make me think she was busy telling her poor daughter "Now you know nobody's going to ask you to the prom, because you're 'special' and special girls don't go to the prom or get married, so we'll have our own fun night at home..." and being genuinely shocked when an actual human being thought it might be fun to go to the prom with a girl in his class like any other kid.
 
2012-04-23 08:52:32 PM  
That kid is more of a man than I am, and a better person to boot.
 
mjg
2012-04-23 08:56:16 PM  
Some songs are fast

Might da Powa!
www.spikednation.com
 
2012-04-23 08:57:31 PM  

NoleFarker: Has no one mentioned that they met in Home School Choir???


Yeah I came here expecting a Home School thread with bits of Retard interspersed. Maybe Home School Choir Prom is where he got such talent

PNDB
 
2012-04-23 08:58:53 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...

Yeah, huh? Farkers I can pass off as having warped senses of humor and generally coming off as more insensitive than they probably are in real life, however...

Actually, the girl looks pretty much okay, and the guy decent enough. Mom looks like she fell in a vat of potato chip oil, leaving me to wonder who's got the more severe chromosome damage in the family. Mom's comments make me think she was busy telling her poor daughter "Now you know nobody's going to ask you to the prom, because you're 'special' and special girls don't go to the prom or get married, so we'll have our own fun night at home..." and being genuinely shocked when an actual human being thought it might be fun to go to the prom with a girl in his class like any other kid.


It's a funny combination of emotion having a disabled child. People ask you, will he be able to marry, have a job etc. and you either say yes (then you get the head tilt, big eyed pity the poor soul she's disillusioned or if you say you don't know you get the you're a monster look.

Sometimes the parent just doesn't want to get hopes up or say anything out loud because it's too painful.
 
2012-04-23 08:59:10 PM  
I enjoyed the headline.

Not sure how to feel about that.
 
2012-04-23 09:08:43 PM  

Lobster_of_Hate: I enjoyed the headline.

Not sure how to feel about that.


Like you belong here. Unsettling, isn't it?

cdn1.diggstatic.com

/epic thread is epic
 
2012-04-23 09:18:24 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-23 09:24:58 PM  

Soracloud: It is sad we live in a world where this is considered noble, extraordinary and news worthy :-(


It depends on what her developmental age is. It's really hard for an awkward teenager to relate to someone who is developmentally stuck in fourth grade, and that's why this is the adjectives you used to describe the situation.

/And potato-y.
 
2012-04-23 09:32:04 PM  
Their Limo

www.theshortbuslimo.com

Short Bus Limo
 
2012-04-23 09:33:31 PM  

I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...


I agree that it struck an odd tone, but she may have been just awkwardly expressing her gratitude.
 
2012-04-23 09:34:54 PM  
In fairness, there's not really much of a difference between "Down's syndrome" and "Texan".

(She's cute as hell. I'd hit it.)
 
2012-04-23 09:35:45 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: You're all going to hell.

All. Of. You. Page me in the chain-smoking section of the mezzanine when you get there. We'll get drinks.


I always say, if I'm going to hell anyway, may as well take the express train.

I laughed. Hard.

/but seriously, good for that kid
 
2012-04-23 09:36:41 PM  
OH wow i love the puns ;)

/Farkers never let me down(s)
 
2012-04-23 09:39:02 PM  

Spazmojack: I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...

I agree that it struck an odd tone, but she may have been just awkwardly expressing her gratitude.


I think part of her realized the social problem she'd created by homeschooling someone with a manageable disability
 
2012-04-23 09:53:43 PM  
www.devo-obsesso.com
 
2012-04-23 09:57:59 PM  
I laughed out loud at the headline and then cried inside when reading the article
 
2012-04-23 09:59:20 PM  
Trisomy twenty-WIN
You're a horrible person, submitter, and now, so am I for laughing.

/Nice young man, there.
 
2012-04-23 10:00:43 PM  
He's a nice guy. The biatch will crap all over him.
 
2012-04-23 10:10:31 PM  
One more fark thread, one more step down the ladder to hell.

I'd probably hit it
 
2012-04-23 10:15:50 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com

That's my boy...
 
2012-04-23 10:18:24 PM  
Hope his prom ended better than mine. My date got too retarded and threw up in the limo.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:44 PM  
Nadie_AZ:

i.imgur.com

Bonus: girl in TFA is called Amber; Marsha's daughter is called Amber.

/Spaced really is all kinds of awesome though.
//Ugh. I can't believe I just typed such an American phrase. Yuk.
 
2012-04-23 10:32:14 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: hahaha!!

we are monsters.


Speak for yourself- I don't find it funny.
 
2012-04-23 10:38:02 PM  
aw. shes cute, and hes in with any girl at that school from then on out. win win I say, good on him.
 
2012-04-23 10:38:49 PM  
Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask "How are you?", do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
'cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it's like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn't a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is potato.
 
2012-04-23 10:48:05 PM  
First, her mom might just be realistic. Downs kids are not all the same, the impairment varies a great deal. And you can't really tell from a photo how impaired the girl may be.
Second, the guy is a sweetheart.
Third, thanks to you farkers, I find myself with a ticket with my name on it for laughing so hard. Y'all are evil. And hilarious. And evil.
 
2012-04-23 10:48:12 PM  

DonkeyDixon: Spazmojack: I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...

I agree that it struck an odd tone, but she may have been just awkwardly expressing her gratitude.

I think part of her realized the social problem she'd created by homeschooling someone with a manageable disability


I didn't even think about that. And yea, that's a big problem.
 
2012-04-23 10:53:38 PM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


Beef base to Chicken base. Fish base is under attack!
 
Skr
2012-04-23 10:54:02 PM  
This is a heartwarming change from the kids asking starlets out to their prom.
 
2012-04-23 10:58:32 PM  
I had a good future in the hereafter before reading this thread - now I have to take this thread to the heavenly gated as proof I didn't say these things
 
2012-04-23 11:01:47 PM  

abhorrent1: He's 16 and she's 18?
So when does she go to jail?


Here's one that will really cook your noodle: Can she give consent? If she can't and he can't, clothes off and game on?
 
2012-04-23 11:04:51 PM  

6502programmer: abhorrent1: He's 16 and she's 18?
So when does she go to jail?

Here's one that will really cook your noodle: Can she give consent? If she can't and he can't, clothes off and game on?


I think in that case the guardians go to jail.
 
2012-04-23 11:07:07 PM  

Skr: This is a heartwarming change from the kids asking starlets out to their prom.


In both cases, the heartwarming part is the charitable intent. It's just in different directions, depending on the case.
 
2012-04-23 11:11:27 PM  
There sure is a lot of dust in here all of a sudden.
 
2012-04-23 11:15:30 PM  
FirstNationalBastard: FTFA:

1) don't ever interrupt me when I'm hating on Great Britain
2) why does the Daily Fail love reporting on worthless stories from across the pond?
 
2012-04-23 11:17:49 PM  
The jury is out. We'll see how much credit is deserved in 9 months.
 
2012-04-23 11:21:37 PM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


What a great name for...well, damn near anything, actually
 
2012-04-23 11:22:26 PM  

ultraholland: FirstNationalBastard: FTFA:

1) don't ever interrupt me when I'm hating on Great Britain
2) why does the Daily Fail love reporting on worthless stories from across the pond?


I don't mind you hating on Great Britain for a good reason.

But Texas deserves hate, too.
 
2012-04-23 11:34:36 PM  
That young man is really well-spoken. Regardless of his opinions, he made it definitely sound like he wanted to take HER to the prom, because he liked HER. Not because it would be nice, or kind, or because adults would pat him on the head (all of which are still true).

However, the headline was aces and I laughed like a hyena.
 
2012-04-24 12:34:57 AM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


Oh god, I'm going to hell. I laugh so hard that I almost peed myself.
 
2012-04-24 12:45:30 AM  
I think the coolest thing about the whole article is that it sound like the guy asked her
out because he was good friends with her and thought they'd have a good time if they
went together. He didn't do it to be known as the guy who was decent enough to ask
out the DS girl.

It was the parents who made it into such a big deal.

That being said, I think what he did was wonderful. They look sweet together and I bet
they had a great time.
 
2012-04-24 01:46:09 AM  
They danced to Syndrome of a Down, of course.
 
2012-04-24 02:31:28 AM  
i.dailymail.co.ukacidcow.com
 
2012-04-24 02:55:48 AM  
And then they watched The China Syndrome
 
2012-04-24 03:16:29 AM  

aerojockey: (She's cute as hell. I'd hit it.)

Phew, thought I was the only one.
 
2012-04-24 05:11:51 AM  
Either they had some sort of SUV limo, or they were exceptionally short people.
 
2012-04-24 05:36:53 AM  

panfried: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423][acidcow.com image 326x453]


That was brilliant.
 
2012-04-24 06:49:44 AM  
Damn, I am more jaded than I originally thought. At first I was hoping he really was just a good kid who wanted to something nice. Especially for someone whom he realized wouldn't normally have an opportunity like that. I would have been cool with leaving it at that. Then the thought crept in my head that it's all just a publicity stunt.

/Delt with way too many corrupt people.
//Too many.
 
2012-04-24 07:11:59 AM  
She make me feel funny tingly in my pant
 
2012-04-24 07:18:07 AM  

Aidan: That young man is really well-spoken. Regardless of his opinions, he made it definitely sound like he wanted to take HER to the prom, because he liked HER. Not because it would be nice, or kind, or because adults would pat him on the head (all of which are still true).


That's what I thought too. He sounded like he did it to be with her, not as a favour or any kind of charity.

However, the headline was aces and I laughed like a hyena.

Me too, and that disgusts me. Not as much as having choked on some tea at the potato base comment does though. That's pushed me over in to genuine self-loathing.
 
2012-04-24 07:24:07 AM  

I Love Rooster: I'm more appalled at the mother's attitude of having such little faith that her daughter will ever have normal moments in her life like dating, getting married or going to prom than I am by anything said in this thread. I mean...wow...


That's probably a reflection of the treatment she has seen her daughter get by the rest of society, rather than any lack of faith or love. See these comments for ample examples.
 
2012-04-24 07:29:28 AM  

DonkeyDixon:
I think part of her realized the social problem she'd created by homeschooling someone with a manageable disability


Why should that be a problem? Home education can wok extremely well for kids with Downs, particularly because it generally brings much better socialisation. Such dubious social benefits as are brought by being educated with a group of the same physical age evaporate when that's not your developmental age. Home education can work much better for those significantly in front of or behind the curve.
 
2012-04-24 07:52:08 AM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


I would tag this as "funny", but since I am on my mobile, I shall repost it and call you a magnificent bastard.

/slow clap
 
2012-04-24 07:55:06 AM  
after seeing all the photos, I'm thinking she did him the favor by going to prom with him
 
2012-04-24 09:02:24 AM  
Hero tag busy? Good for him. I worked the after-prom at my kids' school last weekend, working the jousting pit (an inflatable version of American Gladiators). There was one kid with extreme Down Syndrome trying to get anyone to take a turn with him, no one would. My son walked by and I said the kid had been there for 20 minutes. Without a pause he said "I'll go with you, Joey." It took 5 minutes to let the kid knock him off the podium 3 times and it made the kids night. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I have great kids. They never don't make me proud.
 
2012-04-24 09:07:01 AM  
Was this just a slow news day at the daily mail?
 
2012-04-24 09:08:10 AM  
Well?

img820.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-24 09:10:01 AM  

stoli n coke: peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?

Since the guy is still alive I doubt it. If she was in the mood, she likely would have used her superhuman strength to tear through him like a Kleenex at a snot party .


Nice Simpsons ref!
 
2012-04-24 11:15:35 AM  
+1 nice!
 
2012-04-24 12:00:32 PM  

peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


This is right up there with tard zapping for a guilty laugh.
 
2012-04-24 01:08:28 PM  
>Did he get to potato base?

I don't get it...

/feeling really left out
 
2012-04-24 01:40:12 PM  

drink_chai: >Did he get to potato base?

I don't get it...

/feeling really left out


GIS for "I can count to potato".
 
2012-04-24 04:17:08 PM  

orbister: DonkeyDixon:
I think part of her realized the social problem she'd created by homeschooling someone with a manageable disability

Why should that be a problem? Home education can wok extremely well for kids with Downs, particularly because it generally brings much better socialisation. Such dubious social benefits as are brought by being educated with a group of the same physical age evaporate when that's not your developmental age. Home education can work much better for those significantly in front of or behind the curve.


While I get that it can be a better way to get them throug hthe schooling, in what way does isolating children (whether normal or potato) from their peers bring about "better socialisation(sic)"?
 
2012-04-24 04:40:03 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [weknowmemes.com image 562x329]


TommyymmoT: She spent all week picking out that extra special chromosome for the prom.


peg_leg: Did he get to potato base?


GodDAMMIT Subby that shiat is funny. And to all the excellent Farkers listed above in italics; you're all a bunch of dicks and I laughed so hard I actually have tears in my terrible eyes.

Who says you can't laugh at funny shiat and still be a fine human being? I mean really; this thread is damn clever.
 
2012-04-26 03:52:40 AM  
Great story, ruined by someone calling the media.
 
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