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(NBC News)   Teenager whose classmates jokingly nominated her to the Homecoming Court because she was unpopular gets overwhelming support from her hometown to attend, just to stick it to all the assholes who thought it would be funny   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 175
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2012-09-24 05:11:26 PM
Didn't those A-holes ever see "Carrie"?
 
2012-09-24 05:18:13 PM
High schoolers are idiots. Why is that kid being kicked on?
 
2012-09-24 05:21:41 PM

JerseyTim: High schoolers are idiots. Why is that kid being kicked on?


They're high school kids...they don't need a reason.

I was going to submit a link to this story...because while the joke was cruel, the outpouring of support restored a bit of my faith in humanity.
 
2012-09-24 05:43:58 PM
We chose a really nice girl who was a complete tomboy. It was really freaking funny to see the traditional girl that expected to win as the announcement was read that morning.
 
2012-09-24 06:01:44 PM
She's cute, too. How does a girl that cute become that unpopular?
 
2012-09-24 06:05:37 PM

Ricardo Klement: She's cute, too. How does a girl that cute become that unpopular?


From one of the articles about her...she's different and she dresses in black. Apparently that's a huge deal in a small town.

At least she wasn't arrested, tried and convicted of murder...so she has that going for her.
 
2012-09-24 06:06:56 PM
She should call me in ten years when she's a rocket surgeon.
 
2012-09-24 06:18:25 PM

Vodka Zombie: She should call me in ten years when she's a rocket surgeon.


She's welcome to call me much earlier.
 
2012-09-24 06:34:36 PM

Ricardo Klement: She's cute, too. How does a girl that cute become that unpopular?


You can be cute but have weird behavioral issues. Like maybe she is super shy or awkward around others. Social skills make a world of difference. Teens are brutal. Is she in special ed classes? That gets people picked on.

And girls are awful and vicious - there is sooo much drama around being the Alpha Female in HS. When one of the pack senses weakness, they go in for the kill.
 
2012-09-24 06:36:24 PM
Ugh. See? NOW I think of a better response:

Ricardo Klement: She's cute, too. How does a girl that cute become that unpopular?

Let's ask Andy from Pretty in Pink!
 
2012-09-24 08:00:32 PM
Kropp described her daughter as quiet, polite and kind, rarely finding fault with peers and people.

There's her problem. She's a decent human being, not a douchebag.
You asshole voted for her, so suck it.
 
2012-09-24 08:40:00 PM
Hopefully it motivates this girl to do big things. Living well is the best revenge!
 
2012-09-24 08:42:16 PM
I think the most Dazed and Confused moment at my highschool was when a bunch of doofi in the stands began pelting the Junior Varsity cheerleading squad with Puppy Chow during their first pep-rally routine.  Then the football coach came out grabbed a microphone and proceeded to have a ten minute verbal aneurism. 
 
It was a  kinder more innocent age.
 
2012-09-24 08:53:03 PM
The town only has 2,100 people, but the high school has 800 students? That does not compute. My small town was five times that big and had the same number of kids in high school.
 
2012-09-24 08:59:00 PM

shower_in_my_socks: The town only has 2,100 people, but the high school has 800 students? That does not compute. My small town was five times that big and had the same number of kids in high school.


The high school might be located in town X but also serve as the high school for towns Y, Z, R and Q.
 
2012-09-24 08:59:05 PM

shower_in_my_socks: The town only has 2,100 people, but the high school has 800 students? That does not compute. My small town was five times that big and had the same number of kids in high school.


It's probably a county-wide high school. My hometown was roughly 5,000 population, but there were around 1,200 kids in my high school, because it drew from the entire county, whose population was roughly 40K.
 
2012-09-24 09:12:06 PM

jake_lex: shower_in_my_socks: The town only has 2,100 people, but the high school has 800 students? That does not compute. My small town was five times that big and had the same number of kids in high school.

It's probably a county-wide high school. My hometown was roughly 5,000 population, but there were around 1,200 kids in my high school, because it drew from the entire county, whose population was roughly 40K.


It's not quite county-wide in this case, but fairly close. Covers most of Ogemaw County and pieces of adjacent counties.
 
2012-09-24 10:06:39 PM
She's not ugly enough for this to be heartwarming.
 
2012-09-24 10:17:47 PM

Three-Fifty: Ricardo Klement: She's cute, too. How does a girl that cute become that unpopular?

You can be cute but have weird behavioral issues. Like maybe she is super shy or awkward around others. Social skills make a world of difference. Teens are brutal. Is she in special ed classes? That gets people picked on.

And girls are awful and vicious - there is sooo much drama around being the Alpha Female in HS. When one of the pack senses weakness, they go in for the kill.


Females like that also attack someone who has no interest in being in their clique and ignores them. This is most likely what happened. They hate anyone who dares stand alone.
People that attack pothers like this never consider that they may have problems. It's amusing to stand back and watch them work themselves into a frenzy.
 
2012-09-24 10:35:10 PM
They've got her hair taken care of, as well as dinner, gown, shoes, and tiara. She still needs:

Limo
Hotel
Condoms
AK
Ammo

Anyone up for a Farkraiser(TM)?
 
2012-09-24 10:49:28 PM

dahmers love zombie: They've got her hair taken care of, as well as dinner, gown, shoes, and tiara. She still needs:

Limo
Hotel
Condoms
AK
Ammo

Anyone up for a Farkraiser(TM)?


What can I do to guarantee that my donation goes to the formation of a war brony color guard escort?
 
2012-09-24 11:09:00 PM
She's cute for 16.

/Knees are still a bit sharp
 
2012-09-24 11:10:58 PM
When asked, the girl was quoted as saying "I'm still here, adenoid!"
 
2012-09-24 11:24:02 PM
Did these kids NOT watch Carrie?
 
2012-09-24 11:37:17 PM
This is just like some sort of sappy teen rom-com. Attractive geek and/or tomboy lets her hair down and becomes popular, even though she wasn't that far from it to begin with.

Call me back when they make the depressive whale girl the prom-queen and I'll start believing society isn't shallow.
 
2012-09-24 11:37:57 PM
What in the fark is a homecoming court and why should anyone in or out of high school give a shiat?
 
2012-09-24 11:37:58 PM

shower_in_my_socks: The town only has 2,100 people, but the high school has 800 students? That does not compute. My small town was five times that big and had the same number of kids in high school.


Probably a county school.
 
2012-09-24 11:39:02 PM

RealAmericanHero: This is just like some sort of sappy teen rom-com. Attractive geek and/or tomboy lets her hair down and becomes popular, even though she wasn't that far from it to begin with.

Call me back when they make the depressive whale girl the prom-queen and I'll start believing society isn't shallow.


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2012-09-24 11:39:09 PM

jaylectricity: She's not ugly enough for this to be heartwarming.


That's what I was thinking. She's cute enough to dominate at least one other truly ugly girl, so this is a matter of her not applying herself.
 
2012-09-24 11:40:03 PM

Elvis_Bogart: Didn't those A-holes ever see "Carrie"?


hubiestubert: Did these kids NOT watch Carrie?


It would have been awesome if these were the first and last posts in the thread. But since it's not even green I don't feel bad about ruining that possibility.
 
2012-09-24 11:40:51 PM
any of you that believe in an angry god, I'm going to need to borrow his fist in say 2 or 3 years
 
2012-09-24 11:41:43 PM

jaylectricity: But since it's not even green


I suppose a "refresh" was in order.
 
2012-09-24 11:41:52 PM

jaylectricity: She's not ugly enough for this to be heartwarming.


No, don't you see, the thin, cute blonde girl with the boyfriend gets teased and bullied into being prom queen, but she totally shows them by showing up and- get this- being prom queen! And she gets a makeover! And possibly a scholarship somewhere, but she decides to take a year off and model and/or work for the Peace Corps. Where she meets a really hot guy who's also a model and possibly an heir to a shipping fortune. And this was all because she was teased for being unpopular.
 
2012-09-24 11:42:02 PM
Kids are douchebags... i'm thankful I never had any, i'd probably end up beating them into submission.
 
2012-09-24 11:42:38 PM
heh this thing happened to me in HS except for king. high school kids are... well... there is a reason why i learned to appreciate an older crowd... including some fine cougar womens rawr
 
2012-09-24 11:42:47 PM
Cute kid. What the hell gives?
 
2012-09-24 11:42:58 PM
She probably has a hairy GWB
 
2012-09-24 11:43:04 PM

Theaetetus: jaylectricity: She's not ugly enough for this to be heartwarming.

No, don't you see, the thin, cute blonde girl with the boyfriend gets teased and bullied into being prom queen, but she totally shows them by showing up and- get this- being prom queen! And she gets a makeover! And possibly a scholarship somewhere, but she decides to take a year off and model and/or work for the Peace Corps. Where she meets a really hot guy who's also a model and possibly an heir to a shipping fortune. And this was all because she was teased for being unpopular.


I love that movie!
 
2012-09-24 11:45:02 PM
She can be my home coming queen anytime. Once she's legal, of course
 
2012-09-24 11:46:04 PM
She's hot and unpopular?

Exactly the kind of girl I would have gone after in high school.
 
2012-09-24 11:46:15 PM
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"Kill them all and burn down the town."

Mind you, that's my solution to pretty much anything.
 
2012-09-24 11:47:44 PM
As I have told my oldest who is in middle school. Some people are dicks now and you will encounter them for the rest of your life.
 
2012-09-24 11:47:47 PM
CSB time:

My best friend in high school had a vendetta against the girl running for homecoming queen, so he ran with her as homecoming king. The other two candidates did their school-wide interview in nice suits and taking things very seriously. My friend did a damn good impression of a drunk hobo. Naturally, he won. You can't be pranked if you're rolling with it.
 
2012-09-24 11:48:28 PM
That's how I ended up as prom king. I was weird enough that the popular kids thought it would be funny and nice enough to get votes from friends.

In a stunning turn of events my date was independently voted prom queen. She wasn't weird, just generally well liked by all the cliques.
 
J1
2012-09-24 11:50:10 PM
I'm apparently missing some cultural background here. What the hell is a homecoming (court)?
 
2012-09-24 11:50:26 PM

pecosdave: She's hot and unpopular?

Exactly the kind of girl I would have gone after in high school.


Too bad they're figments of your farking imagination. Like male-affectionate, easy to get along with, non-political agenda lesbians.
 
2012-09-24 11:50:31 PM
she is sittin on he kitchen counter! only thngs to be eaten go on the counter!
 
2012-09-24 11:50:32 PM
The shy nerdy ones always end up smoking hot, smart, and well off. The hot tail usually ends up pregnant with a DB or fat, and sticking very close to their hometown. It's amazing 10 years out of HS how true that really was, at the HS reunion.

Parents need to get that across to their kids a bit more, even if you tend to think there's not much besides HS at that point.
 
2012-09-24 11:51:24 PM

J1: I'm apparently missing some cultural background here. What the hell is a homecoming (court)?


Believe me, you're not missing anything important.
 
2012-09-24 11:51:35 PM
They're all going to laugh at you. They're all going to laugh at you.
 
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