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(Hartford Courant)   Thirteen-year-old student to Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Your map is wrong." OH SNAP   (courant.com ) divider line
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2012-05-02 11:45:59 PM  
I assume that's the sound the waistband of his underwear makes as it's pulled over his head?
 
2012-05-03 12:13:57 AM  
by the end of the article I ended up wanting to punch that kid.

/I'll probably have to get in line.
 
2012-05-03 02:45:37 AM  
Sounds like something I would do... I love maps, and when I was young I had a habit of impressing adults with my knowledge of random things... Actually, I still do.

/my puns, not so much...
 
2012-05-03 04:03:21 AM  
that kid's really got his geek on
 
2012-05-03 04:53:02 AM  
The real credit goes to Miss South Carolina.
 
2012-05-03 04:53:44 AM  
He has a significant woody in the photo...just sayin'
 
2012-05-03 04:53:49 AM  
As one maplete to another, good job kid.
But try to cup a girl's breast at least once in your life.
 
2012-05-03 05:04:09 AM  
FTA: "During a September visit to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13-year-old Benjamin Lerman Coady noticed an error in one of it maps of the Justinian conquests."

The kid should be hired as an editor for courant.com. I'll bet he could also spot the error in that sentence.
 
2012-05-03 05:05:38 AM  
www.courant.comlastrow.files.wordpress.com

Maybe this didn't really need to be left here.
 
2012-05-03 05:06:46 AM  

Bucky Katt: that kid's really got his geek on


My money is on Asperger's Syndrome. I recognize that behavior pattern of correcting people accompanied by high intelligence and attention to detail at a young age.

/Takes one to know one.
//Wouldn't be surprised if he also came out as transgender later. He's scarily similar to me...
 
2012-05-03 05:08:09 AM  
When I was five I remember noticing that the town courthouses flag was upside down so my Mother and I went inside and told them. I got a can of coke for it!
 
2012-05-03 05:09:38 AM  

calbert: by the end of the article I ended up wanting to punch that kid.

/I'll probably have to get in line.


It'll probably be a long line; the world is full of idiots who are envious of intelligent people.
 
2012-05-03 05:14:15 AM  

DrPainMD: calbert: by the end of the article I ended up wanting to punch that kid.

/I'll probably have to get in line.

It'll probably be a long line; the world is full of idiots who are envious of intelligent people.


Does thinking that help ease the wedgie pains?
 
2012-05-03 05:26:37 AM  
I was ten when I corrected my older brother when he was taught that Libya was a peaceful beautiful country. His text said so, so it must have been true to him. I wasn't a nerd or anything. I simply had met a kid who came to the US for surgeries after a tank crashed into his house. The kid was my age and even though we couldn't speak the other's language, we played all day. The world news became very real for me back then.
 
2012-05-03 05:42:51 AM  
Obviously, the Metropolitan Museum of Art needs to take the climate change approach: Avoid any discussion of changing the map, and make sure the museum is completely rebuilt.
 
2012-05-03 05:55:12 AM  
Perfect response from the museum. You don't like ours? Fine, you draw one. That'll keep the little one busy for awhile.
 
2012-05-03 06:03:55 AM  
Is this the best news story this newspaper can print?
This sounds like it belongs in the kids school newspaper.
I mean good job kid but all in all boring.
I imagine errors are found by kids all the time but get no news story.
 
2012-05-03 06:16:28 AM  
Had to read the article to find out that was a picture of a male. Scary.
 
2012-05-03 06:16:32 AM  
next thing ur gonna tell me is that the world map is wrong lolz

incunabulum.co.uk
 
2012-05-03 06:26:35 AM  
If this was at a history museum, I would say that correcting the map would be the right thing to do. Seeing as how it's in an art museum, I'd have been very tempted to tell the kid they were using artistic license in that display and he just doesn't get art. Probably a good thing that I'm not an art museum curator.
 
2012-05-03 06:26:44 AM  
Byzantine Empire

s3.gamefreaks.co.nz

I know what video game he's been playing.
 
2012-05-03 06:30:14 AM  
Shaddup you little prick.
 
2012-05-03 06:34:22 AM  
I hope he enjoys the fame and fortune this is bringing him now, because for the rest of days it's just going to be a slow slide into the agony of inescapable obscurity.
 
2012-05-03 06:34:55 AM  
He found an error. The error was real. He got some recognition for it. Some of you need to deal with your anxiety; I recommend Bruce Catton's Civil War trilogy for starters.

Some of the posts on this thread are by people I knew in high school, designated by a word beginning with "c" and ending with "ocksuckers."
 
2012-05-03 06:35:11 AM  

neomiasma: Seeing as how it's in an art museum, I'd have been very tempted to tell the kid they were using artistic license in that display and he just doesn't get art. .


This was the Met, not MoMA.
 
2012-05-03 06:37:32 AM  
he's probably the first one that looked at it
 
2012-05-03 06:37:38 AM  
FTFA: Benjamin told a museum docent about his observation, who instructed him to fill out a form at the front desk.

I wonder if there are forms at the front desk of the Creation Museum where visitors can point out errors?

/lol
 
2012-05-03 06:47:09 AM  

Dadoody: next thing ur gonna tell me is that the world map is wrong lolz

[incunabulum.co.uk image 640x462]


It must be wrong - I don't see Mordor on there!
 
2012-05-03 06:47:09 AM  

0Icky0: As one maplete to another, good job kid.
But try to cup a girl's breast at least once in your life.


FTA: History is definitely one of Benjamin's passions, but he said he doesn't envision a career as a history teacher or a museum worker.

"I want to move to Greenwich and open a modern exotic car shop," he said with a smile.


I think he just hit puberty.
 
2012-05-03 06:50:56 AM  
He is a nerdy geek of a teen with above-average intelligence in a very specific area and he dreams of tossing that aside for a cool pipe dream of a job.

So what's his Fark handle?
 
2012-05-03 06:51:23 AM  

slackist: FTFA: Benjamin told a museum docent about his observation, who instructed him to fill out a form at the front desk.

I wonder if there are forms at the front desk of the Creation Museum where visitors can point out errors?

/lol



Jesus actually rode dinosaurs side-saddle.
 
2012-05-03 06:55:37 AM  
Benjamin, 13, of West Hartford, is a seventh-grader at Renbrook School. Fascinated by history, he reads ahead in his textbooks. His mother sees his passion for the past and tries to provide an environment where Benjamin feels free to explore his interests.

Or, to put it another way: "an ass-kicking waiting to happen."

/sad but true
 
2012-05-03 07:06:42 AM  
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2012-05-03 07:22:29 AM  

neomiasma: If this was at a history museum, I would say that correcting the map would be the right thing to do. Seeing as how it's in an art museum, I'd have been very tempted to tell the kid they were using artistic license in that display and he just doesn't get art. Probably a good thing that I'm not an art museum curator.


You know how I know that you've never been to the Met? Seriously, I highly suggest it. One of the best museums in the country. After three or four days there, you can go spend a few at the American Museum of Natural History across town. Also wonderful.
 
2012-05-03 07:26:19 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-03 07:27:47 AM  
attachments.conceptart.org
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2012-05-03 07:32:16 AM  
Hey man, let's go make fun of the smart kids! Then we can do a couple of donuts in the HS parking lot after school.
 
2012-05-03 07:33:38 AM  
I laughed when they asked him he wanted to be a historian, and he said no.

Smart kid, he already knows that a History degree makes you qualified for jobs that ask "you want fry's with that?"

/First major was History
//then I decided I wanted to move out of my parents house before I turned 30.
 
2012-05-03 07:36:26 AM  
Yeah but how does the map always know where I am? No matter where I go in the museum, when I look at that map on the wall, it says "You are Here" and it's always right.
 
2012-05-03 07:38:07 AM  
I think this says more about the museum than it does about the kid
 
2012-05-03 07:42:47 AM  

Soiled Underwear: When I was five I remember noticing that the town courthouses flag was upside down so my Mother and I went inside and told them. I got a can of coke for it!


Your mom should have called the police. Flag upside down is a sign of being held hostage or similar distress.
 
2012-05-03 07:43:44 AM  

BigBooper: Smart kid, he already knows that a History degree makes you qualified for jobs that ask "you want fry's with that?"


Fry's what?

/English major
//Now rearranging electrons for a living
 
2012-05-03 07:49:39 AM  
media.americanidol.com
 
2012-05-03 07:50:41 AM  
I thought the lady in the pic was his grandmother, they look eerily similar...
 
2012-05-03 07:52:28 AM  
So what do you think the other kids call him? I'm guessing either "Choady" or "Bengina"...
 
2012-05-03 07:54:51 AM  
McDougal:

Wtf is that?
 
2012-05-03 08:02:03 AM  
When I was 9 my family and I were on a cross country road trip and at one point were discussing the planets. When I named them, my mom (who is actually a fairly bright person) told me Neptune wasn't a planet, but a Roman god. I became incensed (as a 9 year old would of course do when his astronomy is called into question) and told her it was actually both. She insisted it wasn't so. When we arrived at my aunt and uncle's house, I made a beeline to the dictionary to validate my claim. I don't think I got much of a "reward" out of it, except for a taste of sweet, sweet vindication...
 
2012-05-03 08:02:55 AM  

Terrified Asexual Forcemeat: [www.courant.com image 383x510][lastrow.files.wordpress.com image 375x442]

Maybe this didn't really need to be left here.


Thank you. I needed that.
 
2012-05-03 08:04:04 AM  

endtimethirtyfour: When I was 9 my family and I were on a cross country road trip and at one point were discussing the planets. When I named them, my mom (who is actually a fairly bright person) told me Neptune wasn't a planet, but a Roman god. I became incensed (as a 9 year old would of course do when his astronomy is called into question) and told her it was actually both. She insisted it wasn't so. When we arrived at my aunt and uncle's house, I made a beeline to the dictionary to validate my claim. I don't think I got much of a "reward" out of it, except for a taste of sweet, sweet vindication...


That's the most wonderful story I'm likely to read today.
 
2012-05-03 08:08:32 AM  

Splish: I assume that's the sound the waistband of his underwear makes as it's pulled over his head?


And I think we're done here...
 
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