If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Daily Mail)   Back in my day Indonesian school children didn't even have a dangerous bridge to walk to school on. They had to fight off baboons while swinging from the tree branches and THEY LIKED IT   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 49
    More: Misc, Indonesian, The City  
•       •       •

5437 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Nov 2012 at 8:27 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



49 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-11-23 05:56:18 PM  
Heh. And parents in Texas worry about their snowflakes having to step across a ditch on their way to school.  Link
 
2012-11-23 06:05:34 PM  
The little bastards have bikes and they are biatching about 3 measly miles?
 
2012-11-23 08:00:40 PM  
I would have loved that as a kid.
 
2012-11-23 08:08:47 PM  
"We're going to need a smaller boat".
 
2012-11-23 08:30:22 PM  
To machete
 
2012-11-23 08:33:00 PM  
The aqueduct ate my homework.
 
2012-11-23 08:34:25 PM  
Speaking of aqueducts. . .It seems the Romans trick with cement was to use water that had been used for boiling grain in the mix. The polysaccharides seem to bind the mix somehow.
 
2012-11-23 08:35:09 PM  

signaljammer: Speaking of aqueducts. . .It seems the Romans trick with cement was to use water that had been used for boiling grain in the mix. The polysaccharides seem to bind the mix somehow.

To grain

 
2012-11-23 08:37:31 PM  
so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?
 
2012-11-23 08:37:38 PM  
Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*
 
2012-11-23 08:39:29 PM  

thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?


Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.
 
2012-11-23 08:39:35 PM  

iheartscotch: Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*


Viva Ortega Construction Co.!
 
2012-11-23 08:41:17 PM  

beantowndog: I would have loved that as a kid.


Which part?
 
2012-11-23 08:42:23 PM  
Brings a whole new dynamic to roll call each morning.
 
2012-11-23 08:44:08 PM  
Hold on. Is there a chance that Obama had to fight a baboon as a child?
 
2012-11-23 08:45:35 PM  
We used to have to cross railroad tracks to get to school and sometimes, because the trains were going so slow, we would have to jump in one side of a boxcar and jump out the other side so we wouldn't be late.

One day Tommy Rebstock froze up and wouldn't jump off.

I lived in Pittsburgh and they called his parents to come and pick him up in Reading.
 
2012-11-23 08:57:06 PM  

Arkanaut: Hold on. Is there a chance that Obama had to fight a baboon as a child?


Come on man! I thought that he didn't meet Michelle till college.

/ I keed, I keed; please don't hurt me
 
2012-11-23 08:58:30 PM  

Arkanaut: Hold on. Is there a chance that Obama had to fight a baboon as a child?


Then he finally gave in and married her.
 
2012-11-23 08:59:18 PM  

iheartscotch: Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*


What's a small Hispanic girl doing in Indonesia?
 
2012-11-23 08:59:25 PM  
You misunderstood the article, subby. Children fighting off territorial animals while precariously perched on tree branches WAS school. Every test is pass/fail, and the graduation rate is 100 percent.
 
2012-11-23 09:13:49 PM  

skinink: The aqueduct ate my homework.


content9.flixster.com
 
2012-11-23 09:15:44 PM  
I was happier then and I had nothin'. We used to live in this tiny old house with great big holes in the roof.
 
2012-11-23 09:17:16 PM  
Would it KILL them to just add some more planks and make it a proper width?? Seriously!!
 
2012-11-23 09:18:37 PM  
First, baboons are primarily terrestrial, not arboreal The primate you're looking for is the orangutan.
 
2012-11-23 09:19:15 PM  

PonceAlyosha: First, baboons are primarily terrestrial, not arboreal The primate you're looking for is the orangutan.


* Sorry, I forgot to mention that baboons live in Africa, not Indonesia, unlike orangs of whom the opposite is true.
 
2012-11-23 09:20:15 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: iheartscotch: Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*

What's a small Hispanic girl doing in Indonesia?


If you didn't get it; it's a reference to a commercial for Ortega brand taco shells.

Otherwise; she's solving fiscal and dietary conundrums
 
2012-11-23 09:22:57 PM  

Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.


Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket.
 
2012-11-23 09:29:00 PM  
"...and then I got mad..."
 
2012-11-23 09:29:46 PM  

beantowndog: I would have loved that as a kid.


^ This.. It doesn't look all that dangerous.. Sober
 
2012-11-23 09:29:46 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket.

To engineer

 
2012-11-23 09:30:34 PM  
Baboons to the left of me, baboons to the right... A pair of the great apes rose up at me...
 
2012-11-23 09:44:19 PM  
I wish I was ALLOWED in trees when I was a child. At home or at school it was always "get down from there, you'll hurt yourself". AND THEY WONDER WHY I WAS OUT OF SHAPE!

/Climbing is why we have hands!
 
2012-11-23 09:44:20 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-23 09:51:24 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket ravine.

 
2012-11-23 09:52:55 PM  

Amos Quito: The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket ravine.

To threaten squared

 
2012-11-23 09:55:43 PM  

Indubitably: Amos Quito: The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket ravine.

To threaten squared


I've seen your ravine, and I jumped down there once, but the hair was SO thick, I pulled out of that hairy pussy. I got caught in pubes only momentarily. *)
 
2012-11-23 10:02:46 PM  
I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.
 
2012-11-23 10:09:52 PM  
I grew up in Chicago in the early sixties. I lived in Jefferson Park. There was a rule back then that city workers had to reside in the city. Every other house was occupied by a fireman or policeman. I can't say it was all that integrated. Has a female cousin around my age, she was a real raver, so walking around there brought many invitations to fight. Back then, people searched for ethnic tensions. I'm an American mutt, but sort of a Volksdeutcher.

Man, scrawny as some of them looked, dem Micks was tough!
 
2012-11-23 10:16:20 PM  
Did you know that English translation of the Indonesian word "orangutan" is "jungle man"?
 
2012-11-23 10:18:54 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.


LUXURY!
 
2012-11-23 10:35:07 PM  
 
2012-11-23 10:37:42 PM  

EnderX: AssAsInAssassin: I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.

LUXURY!


I suppose you're going to tell us how you were genetically designed to be shipped off to a military academy where you had to fight for your life against sociopathic mutant genius children, float in zero-G war games, and perpetrate genocide against a peaceful race of insects and thus become more reviled than Hitler for your acts of heroism.

OK. You win. Yeesh.
 
2012-11-23 11:10:48 PM  

probesport:


We didn't have video games. To entertain ourselves, we had a game. A game called STARE AT THE SUN!
 
2012-11-23 11:25:25 PM  
My wife is from Indonesia, east Java, Jawa Timur. She is always telling her daughter how hard she had it going to school. Up at 4:00 in the morning to go to the market. Cooking soup to sell in the canteen before going to school. 17km trip one way. Up hill both ways. THEN the volcano next to the village erupted...

/getting a kick
 
2012-11-23 11:35:01 PM  
Come on. I can't be the only one that immediately thought of that ridiculous scene from the last Indiana Jones movie can I?

Can I?
 
2012-11-23 11:40:13 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: EnderX: AssAsInAssassin: I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.

LUXURY!

I suppose you're going to tell us how you were genetically designed to be shipped off to a military academy where you had to fight for your life against sociopathic mutant genius children, float in zero-G war games, and perpetrate genocide against a peaceful race of insects and thus become more reviled than Hitler for your acts of heroism.

OK. You win. Yeesh.


You lazy brats think nothing's good enough
 
2012-11-23 11:45:31 PM  
Back in my day Indonesian school children didn't even have a dangerous bridge to walk to school on. They had to fight off baboons while swinging from the tree branches and THEY LIKED IT

randommization.com
 
2012-11-24 12:37:35 AM  

corneliusfiddlebone: Did you know that English translation of the Indonesian word "orangutan" is "jungle man"?


I knew that years ago. It was just as irrelevant then as it is now.
 
2012-11-24 03:18:00 PM  
www.christopherfowler.co.uk

dnrtfa
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report