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(US Magazine)   The Dunphy's son on Modern Family, who is portrayed as an idiot, has an IQ of 150 and just graduated from high school at 13 years old   (usmagazine.com) divider line 65
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2012-10-12 11:17:11 AM  
After reading that he seems like he would be a really cool nephew to tote around.
 
2012-10-12 11:17:27 AM  
You mean to say that actors are not the same people as the characters they portray?

Colour me shocked.
 
2012-10-12 11:19:00 AM  
To be fair, most moderately intelligent middle-schoolers could also graduate from highschool at age 13 if all they have to do is take a test and read some books.
 
2012-10-12 11:21:26 AM  
He isn't portrayed as an idiot; he's portrayed as a 7th-grade boy that likes gross things, dangerous things, while being fairly devious but caring.

The next thing you're going to tell me is that Eric Stonestreet isn't gay! Come on, Subby!
 
2012-10-12 11:23:03 AM  
"Sitar center?" LMAO. This kid is funny.
 
2012-10-12 11:24:06 AM  

factoryconnection: He isn't portrayed as an idiot; he's portrayed as a 7th-grade boy that likes gross things, dangerous things, while being fairly devious but caring.


Then there's the occasional implication that he's the kind of kid that probably shouldn't leave the house without a helmet. He's basically the DJ of this show.
 
2012-10-12 11:24:14 AM  
What's the old adage about having to be smart to play stupid? Oh, it's that.
 
2012-10-12 11:27:35 AM  
The Dunphy's son on Modern Family

Dunphys'. Plural possessive.

I'll bet he's smart enough to know better than this.
 
2012-10-12 11:27:43 AM  
cefm: To be fair, most moderately intelligent middle-schoolers could also graduate from highschool at age 13 if all they have to do is take a test and read some books.

Yep. But studies generally suggest that it's not a smart way to go. Our culture is really, really bad at fostering precocious kids.

This particular kid is in showbiz and probably wouldn't have any kind of normal school experience anyway, so I'll give him a pass on the skipping-grades thing.
 
2012-10-12 11:29:43 AM  
www.317am.net
 
2012-10-12 11:31:52 AM  
"You should try to watch a sunset at least once a day."
 
2012-10-12 11:34:07 AM  
Modern Family?

Please. That's SOOOOOOO 2010.
 
2012-10-12 11:34:37 AM  

Shadowtag: What's the old adage about having to be smart to play stupid? Oh, it's that.


Wait, does it work in reverse? Harrison Ford seems to be "stupid" in any interview I have seen of him, however, he sures does pull off "smart" in roles.
 
2012-10-12 11:36:29 AM  

Gordon Bennett: You mean to say that actors are not the same people as the characters they portray?

Colour me shocked.


This...

ACTING How does it work?
 
2012-10-12 11:40:01 AM  
How about this. When he can tell me the implications of testing 3 standard deviations above the mean for an IQ test and what that means for spacial reasoning vs deductive reasoning I'll believe he is as smart as his publicist says.
 
2012-10-12 11:41:05 AM  

Zombie DJ: "You should try to watch a sunset at least once a day."


"When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all, like, whaaa?
 
2012-10-12 11:41:32 AM  

Carth: How about this. When he can tell me the implications of testing 3 standard deviations above the mean for an IQ test and what that means for spacial reasoning vs deductive reasoning I'll believe he is as smart as his publicist says.


Potato.
 
2012-10-12 11:49:30 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Carth: How about this. When he can tell me the implications of testing 3 standard deviations above the mean for an IQ test and what that means for spacial reasoning vs deductive reasoning I'll believe he is as smart as his publicist says.

Potato.


Potatoe. There, fixed that for you...

/// I want to be Phil Dunphy when I stop growing up. 'You only get one chance at a first impression. I recommend Julia Childs, because she's easy to do...'
 
2012-10-12 11:51:38 AM  

factoryconnection: He isn't portrayed as an idiot


Yes, he is. The show has made that pretty clear.
 
2012-10-12 11:51:43 AM  

rugman11: Zombie DJ: "You should try to watch a sunset at least once a day."

"When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all, like, whaaa?


"Old black women make the best iced tea"
 
2012-10-12 11:58:09 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: The Dunphy's son on Modern Family

Dunphys'. Plural possessive.


Phil is commonly known as The Dunphy, like The Dude in The Big Lebowski.
 
2012-10-12 12:00:14 PM  

And Ariel Winter isn't flat-chested.

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i.imgur.com 
 
2012-10-12 12:11:25 PM  
Dance until your feet hurt,
Sing until your lungs hurt,
Act until you're William Hurt.
 
2012-10-12 12:12:42 PM  

Carth: How about this. When he can tell me the implications of testing 3 standard deviations above the mean for an IQ test and what that means for spacial reasoning vs deductive reasoning I'll believe he is as smart as his publicist says.


What's spacial reasoning? Is that like astronomy?
 
2012-10-12 12:16:26 PM  
I hope a print of this book lands in the ABC store.
 
2012-10-12 12:20:46 PM  
Has Honey Boo Boo been tested?
 
2012-10-12 12:24:26 PM  
Big deal Mine's 166, and I'm still on food stamps.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:58 PM  
You can tell alot about a person from his biography.
Marry someone who looks sexy when disappointed.
Always look people in the eye, even if they're blind. Just tell them "I'm looking you in the eye".
If you ever get pulled over for speeding, tell them your spouse has diarrhea.
 
2012-10-12 12:30:39 PM  
He and Ty Burrell are comedy gold, IMO.
 
2012-10-12 12:32:13 PM  

Wellon Dowd: And Ariel Winter isn't flat-chested.


 


You can take a seat over there...right next to me.
 
2012-10-12 12:45:28 PM  

Dr. Q Alias: Carth: How about this. When he can tell me the implications of testing 3 standard deviations above the mean for an IQ test and what that means for spacial reasoning vs deductive reasoning I'll believe he is as smart as his publicist says.

What's spacial reasoning? Is that like astronomy?


Like sports and stuff. Or riding an ATV
 
2012-10-12 12:46:16 PM  

dmac1964: Marry someone who looks sexy when disappointed.


See?! Like that!
 
2012-10-12 12:49:04 PM  

Carth: How about this. When he can tell me the implications of testing 3 standard deviations above the mean for an IQ test and what that means for spacial reasoning vs deductive reasoning I'll believe he is as smart as his publicist says.


Did you mean spatial reasoning?
 
2012-10-12 12:49:28 PM  
Good god, Ariel Winter is only 14.

FOURTEEN.

and yet I'd still motorboat the hell out of those tits.

/no need to have a seat, I'm already over there.
 
2012-10-12 12:51:24 PM  
Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail.
 
2012-10-12 12:56:01 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: Good god, Ariel Winter is only 14.

FOURTEEN.

and yet I'd still motorboat the hell out of those tits.

/no need to have a seat, I'm already over there.


Is that also her characters age on the show? I know the older sister is in college now, but is her character a freshman in HS now?
 
2012-10-12 12:59:15 PM  
The last time the internet truly went wacko over an underage girl it was Lohan.

Don't go full Lohan people.

Go full Hayden though. Save the fapping, save the world.
 
2012-10-12 01:22:44 PM  
I used to not like his character, but now I think he's one of the funnier things on the show.
 
2012-10-12 01:38:32 PM  

OhioUGrad: Is that also her characters age on the show? I know the older sister is in college now, but is her character a freshman in HS now?


She was a freshman when Haley was a senior. The 8th-grade graduation fiasco was the closer for the season before last.

rugman11: "When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all, like, whaaa?


That was another LOL. I love this show.
 
2012-10-12 01:47:58 PM  

billybobtoo: Big deal Mine's 166, and I'm still on food stamps.


Mine's eleventy + amillion + infinity :p
 
2012-10-12 02:40:42 PM  
What is the square root of 64 Lilly?

8.

What is the square root of this potato?

8.

Congratulations. You have a parrot.
 
2012-10-12 02:43:48 PM  

factoryconnection: That was another LOL. I love this show.


Phil Dunphy: Okay, huddle up everybody. Your mother's right. She's the quarterback of this family and we need to protect her like Blind Side did.
Luke Dunphy: She just said that mom was Blind Side.
Phil Dunphy: She's confused. Blind Side was the black kid who played Tight End.
Alex Dunphy: Offensive Line.
Phil Dunphy: Sorry, African-American kid.
 
2012-10-12 03:10:42 PM  
Genius and already rich. Thanks a lot, God.

/mostly kidding.
 
2012-10-12 03:15:15 PM  

doczoidberg: Wellon Dowd: And Ariel Winter isn't flat-chested.


 

You can take a seat over there...right next to me.


Me too, good god she looked good in that last ep

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2012-10-12 03:15:41 PM  
Being super smart seems really awesome until you realize that you're trapped on this rock with morons. Seriously. It's like Idiocracy every day for me.

/Drugs help.
 
2012-10-12 03:28:25 PM  

halfof33: factoryconnection: That was another LOL. I love this show.

Phil Dunphy: Okay, huddle up everybody. Your mother's right. She's the quarterback of this family and we need to protect her like Blind Side did.
Luke Dunphy: She just said that mom was Blind Side.
Phil Dunphy: She's confused. Blind Side was the black kid who played Tight End.
Alex Dunphy: Offensive Line.
Phil Dunphy: Sorry, African-American kid.


If you ain't White, you ain't right!
 
2012-10-12 04:03:17 PM  
FWIW, while (only possibly; depends on the instrument) incredibly high, an IQ of 150 doesn't graduate high school below the age of 16 (and even then it's mostly a handjob to the parents that force such an event). That said, an idiot savant graduates as soon as they've finished reading the books.

/This is assuming we're going w/ the IQ of 155 being the highest measurable (+99.999%)
//If we're using one of the pussy tests that near 200 as a top IQ, 150 is considered just above average
///Standard deviations, not raw scores, should be reported for IQs
 
2012-10-12 04:11:55 PM  
The little no-dialogue moment where Cam discretely notices that his shirt matches their curtains was pure comedy genius.
 
2012-10-12 04:51:07 PM  
Next thing, you're going to tell me that Neil Patrick Harris isn't a medical doctor.
 
2012-10-12 04:59:37 PM  
But he's Hispanic. That can't be right.
 
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