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2013-01-29 01:56:49 PM
fill up an RV with their children-all of them-and travel the country in search of adventure.

Next stop: Detroit!
 
2013-01-29 02:06:01 PM

Family of 14 ... live in an RV


That place is gonna stink.
 
2013-01-29 02:07:02 PM
I saw this once. It was called Surfwise.
 
2013-01-29 02:08:30 PM
Susie Kellogg, mother of 12

i304.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-29 02:09:10 PM
White people problems.
 
2013-01-29 02:09:17 PM
features.cgsociety.org

Picture of the RV they now live in.
 
2013-01-29 02:09:26 PM
Also this:

www.imcdb.org


pic is borrowed
 
2013-01-29 02:10:01 PM
"I like having my house on wheels because I can go anywhere I want without having to pack and plan." Yes! Freedom. Freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want! We don't play well by other people's rules. We don't like to be told what we can and cannot do. This nomad life is exactly what we were born to do!

And it doesn't hurt that sometimes we are treated like rock stars by people who recognize us from YouTube or our blog! I wouldn't trade my life for anything in the world.


This reads like a person who is really, really trying to convince themselves that they're enjoying life.
 
2013-01-29 02:10:39 PM
I've got a great idea; I'll quit my paying job, sell my house and take my wife and 12 kids RVing forevah... It'll be an adventure.

/ I can hear the banjos now
 
2013-01-29 02:10:50 PM
All but one of the Kellogg children-aged 3 months to 19 years, each with names ending in a "y"

I bet there's a "Tiffany" and a "Brittany" in there somewhere.  (youtube, sfw version)
 
2013-01-29 02:10:55 PM
According to their website they have "eleven amazing, loving kids". Where does the 14 come from?
 
2013-01-29 02:12:16 PM

Frozboz: According to their website they have "eleven amazing, loving kids". Where does the 14 come from?


One kid is a complete dick.
 
2013-01-29 02:12:24 PM
www.cmongethappy.com
Do they sing?
 
2013-01-29 02:12:34 PM
That's how Susie Kellogg, mother of 12, describes family life these days,

Welp, at least they have a place to park the RV.
 
2013-01-29 02:12:56 PM

tricycleracer


This reads like a person who is really, really trying to convince themselves that they're enjoying life.


Exactly, though I like how these people seem to think they can go ANYWHERE without planning. I guess the RV can teleport them from place to place.
 
2013-01-29 02:13:18 PM
Nihilism: life is short and I might as well do what I want.

I get that. As you get older, it's more on your mind. It's also called "self indulgent."

Society: I sacrifice a bit of my life to contribute to the common good. That's where roads and RVs and savings accounts and grocery stores come from.

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach. Particularly if you're teaching your children that it's acceptable. In twenty years the cultures that bothered to work and not gaze at their navels will be able to railroad our bankrupt, non-productive "adults" into any pigeonhole that suits them, because the won't have the background or creativity or resources to fight back.
 
2013-01-29 02:13:38 PM
Yay!  Mommy and Daddy turned us all into Gypsies!!
 
2013-01-29 02:13:51 PM

Frozboz: According to their website they have "eleven amazing, loving kids". Where does the 14 come from?


They likely didn't update it since 3 months ago when the new one popped out.
 
2013-01-29 02:14:22 PM
They're just going to do this forever? Got a lot of money eh? Going to buy more RVs when the kids grow up or they all just gonna stay single forever or better yet start having crazy incest parties and be the rolling Incestmobile.
 
2013-01-29 02:14:31 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Family of 14 ... live in an RV


That place is gonna stink.


Grey water tank gonna asplode.
 
2013-01-29 02:16:23 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Sounds like a really, really, really, really bad sequel.
So you can make a living off blogs and Youtube posts? I kept looking for the reality TV plug but I guess they didn't get picked up. Redneck Vacation probably trumped them.
 
2013-01-29 02:16:32 PM
Wait a second... how in the holy hell do you get 14 people inside an RV for even an hour, let alone indefinitely?
 
2013-01-29 02:16:42 PM
Where exactly do 14 people sleep in a RV?
 
2013-01-29 02:17:15 PM
Ten bucks says these people are secret Quiverfulls.
 
2013-01-29 02:18:11 PM

dmax


Nihilism: life is short and I might as well do what I want.

I get that. As you get older, it's more on your mind. It's also called "self indulgent."

Society: I sacrifice a bit of my life to contribute to the common good. That's where roads and RVs and savings accounts and grocery stores come from.

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach. Particularly if you're teaching your children that it's acceptable. In twenty years the cultures that bothered to work and not gaze at their navels will be able to railroad our bankrupt, non-productive "adults" into any pigeonhole that suits them, because the won't have the background or creativity or resources to fight back.


You sound like a very small and bitter man.
 
2013-01-29 02:18:22 PM
We're living in a van, down by the river.
 
2013-01-29 02:19:10 PM
Family motto: Are we there yet?

FFS, who would want to be in an RV with their family....PERMANENTLY?

The guy says this is about freedom? This exhibits freedom about as much as riding an ATV, shooting your shotgun in the air and yelling YEE HAW!
 
2013-01-29 02:19:12 PM

Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 182x277]

Sounds like a really, really, really, really bad sequel.
So you can make a living off blogs and Youtube posts? I kept looking for the reality TV plug but I guess they didn't get picked up. Redneck Vacation probably trumped them.


Heh.  I was just thinking that I hope they don't stop in Vegas to renew their wedding vows.
 
2013-01-29 02:20:29 PM

dmax: Nihilism: life is short and I might as well do what I want.

I get that. As you get older, it's more on your mind. It's also called "self indulgent."

Society: I sacrifice a bit of my life to contribute to the common good. That's where roads and RVs and savings accounts and grocery stores come from.

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach. Particularly if you're teaching your children that it's acceptable. In twenty years the cultures that bothered to work and not gaze at their navels will be able to railroad our bankrupt, non-productive "adults" into any pigeonhole that suits them, because the won't have the background or creativity or resources to fight back.


Waaah.
If I had the resources, I'd consider this. At least for a year or so.
I guarantee that my tombstone will not read "productive member of society", regardless of my earning status.
This would be a blast, and I'd have more time with my kids.
You could follow the initial colonization, Revolutionary War, Civil War campaigns, the expansion westward, etc. Great history/geography lessons to be had.
 
2013-01-29 02:20:32 PM

doubled99: dmax


Nihilism: life is short and I might as well do what I want.

I get that. As you get older, it's more on your mind. It's also called "self indulgent."

Society: I sacrifice a bit of my life to contribute to the common good. That's where roads and RVs and savings accounts and grocery stores come from.

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach. Particularly if you're teaching your children that it's acceptable. In twenty years the cultures that bothered to work and not gaze at their navels will be able to railroad our bankrupt, non-productive "adults" into any pigeonhole that suits them, because the won't have the background or creativity or resources to fight back.

You sound like a very small and bitter man.


Well, instead of insulting me, how about you address my argument?
 
2013-01-29 02:21:28 PM
That doesn't sound like fun at all. I spent 12 hours on the road in a van with 5 kids 2 summers ago, and by the time it was over I was ready to eat a bullet. I think I could do the "RV" life once the kids are gone and it was just me and the wife, assuming I had the financial assets to back it up, but doing it with 14 people just seems like a nightmare. Looking at the picture in the article though, I'd take the mom and the oldest daughter up into the mountains in my rolling love shack. (Although mommy is probably a little worn-out "down there").
 
2013-01-29 02:21:47 PM

deanis: This exhibits freedom about as much as riding an ATV, shooting your shotgun in the air and yelling YEE HAW!


Or burning a flag, signing a petition, marching against injustice, running for office... Sorry if your taste in expressing freedom runs counter to some others. Actually, no, I'm not sorry.
 
2013-01-29 02:21:50 PM

Galloping Galoshes:

Waaah.
If I had the resources, I'd consider this. At least for a year or so.
I guarantee that my tombstone will not read "productive member of society", regardless of my earning status.
This would be a blast, and I'd have more time with my kids.
You could follow the initial colonization, Revolutionary War, Civil War campaigns, the expansion westward, etc. Great history/geography lessons to be had.


Hey, a year or so sounds like a great vacation. (Except for the 14 people in an RV thing...)
 
2013-01-29 02:22:08 PM
FTFA: But "we can do anything we want now. Anything. And nothing is holding us back."

Anything except finding a private place to masturbate.
 
2013-01-29 02:22:35 PM
They must forage for food like a Roman legion.
 
2013-01-29 02:22:56 PM

Two Hearted: I saw this once. It was called Surfwise.


I came here to post that.

Surfwise was a sad, sad mess. The two things that stuck with me most was the punk song about how much one son hated their dad "Doc" and another son who dreamed of being a doctor only to find that his complete lack of education precluded him from even getting into college.

The cameo of Andy Irons blowing off the film crew was touching too.

I thought I was going to see a magically wonderful story about a surfing family and got a depressing mess instead. Apparently, having a large, angry, uneducated family living and traveling around in a tiny metal box may not be particularly healthy.

I'm sure this time will be different.
 
2013-01-29 02:23:03 PM
God damn it, America.
 
2013-01-29 02:23:51 PM

dmax: doubled99: dmax


Nihilism: life is short and I might as well do what I want.

I get that. As you get older, it's more on your mind. It's also called "self indulgent."

Society: I sacrifice a bit of my life to contribute to the common good. That's where roads and RVs and savings accounts and grocery stores come from.

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach. Particularly if you're teaching your children that it's acceptable. In twenty years the cultures that bothered to work and not gaze at their navels will be able to railroad our bankrupt, non-productive "adults" into any pigeonhole that suits them, because the won't have the background or creativity or resources to fight back.

You sound like a very small and bitter man.

Well, instead of insulting me, how about you address my argument?


I'll start. "Abdicating from being productive" can also be called "retirement." And if this guy has the resources to do that at his age, then it seems perfectly acceptable to teach his kids that once you've made enough, you can leave the rat race. I personally look forward to this state of "abdicating" as soon as I possibly can.
 
2013-01-29 02:23:57 PM
I am trying to work this out. I know there are RVs with bunks, the max I have seen is three bunks but let's say they have four, and two sleeper couches and a queen size.

So four kids in bunks, four kids on the 2 sleeper sofas, maybe the dinette converts into a bed, so two more there, the parents in the queen size bed [2 ppl] and two on the floor with the sides pushed out.

Am I close?
 
2013-01-29 02:23:59 PM
FREEDOM to spend far more than a property tax bill on fuel costs.
 
2013-01-29 02:24:47 PM

dmax: Hey, a year or so sounds like a great vacation. (Except for the 14 people in an RV thing...)


Only would have 5. Actually, I bet they are better at living in close quarters than the five of us. Or they'd be dead by now.
 
2013-01-29 02:25:39 PM
We don't play well by other people's rules. We don't like to be told what we can and cannot do.

This guy is totally in my face.
 
2013-01-29 02:25:41 PM

doubled99: dmax

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach...

You sound like a very small and bitter man.


Ah.  Every now and then someone you can't remember why you favorited pops up in color and reminds you.
 
2013-01-29 02:26:32 PM

Braindeath: I am trying to work this out. I know there are RVs with bunks, the max I have seen is three bunks but let's say they have four, and two sleeper couches and a queen size.

So four kids in bunks, four kids on the 2 sleeper sofas, maybe the dinette converts into a bed, so two more there, the parents in the queen size bed [2 ppl] and two on the floor with the sides pushed out.

Am I close?


If they're jewish, the rest can go in the ashtray.
/I already have a ticket; I'll take a window seat.
//very old joke. sorry.
 
2013-01-29 02:26:36 PM

xmasbaby: son who dreamed of being a doctor only to find that his complete lack of education precluded him from even getting into college.

having a large, angry, uneducated family living and traveling around in a tiny metal box may not be particularly healthy.


Same thing I was saying. Life in the States is better than most places, but it's because our parents and grandparents didn't cruise around in RVs. They built the highways and laid the electrical lines and created Tang.
 
2013-01-29 02:26:40 PM
Maybe they're looking for a Perfect Place?
 
2013-01-29 02:27:22 PM

Rapmaster2000: We don't play well by other people's rules. We don't like to be told what we can and cannot do.

This guy is totally in my face.


How well does he do with traffic laws?
 
2013-01-29 02:27:44 PM

dmax

doubled99: dmax


Nihilism: life is short and I might as well do what I want.

I get that. As you get older, it's more on your mind. It's also called "self indulgent."

Society: I sacrifice a bit of my life to contribute to the common good. That's where roads and RVs and savings accounts and grocery stores come from.

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach. Particularly if you're teaching your children that it's acceptable. In twenty years the cultures that bothered to work and not gaze at their navels will be able to railroad our bankrupt, non-productive "adults" into any pigeonhole that suits them, because the won't have the background or creativity or resources to fight back.

You sound like a very small and bitter man.

Well, instead of insulting me, how about you address my argument?


Argument? No, it was a little diatribe. I understand, though. I'm not disagreeing, really.

I think it takes all kinds to make up the world. The world needs lots of drones like you, and a few flighty free spirit hippie types as well.
This family certainly isn't diminishing society with their lifestyle. Why does it bother you?
 
2013-01-29 02:27:50 PM

4tehsnowflakes: doubled99: dmax

Abdicating from being productive is a selfish, short-sighted approach...

You sound like a very small and bitter man.

Ah.  Every now and then someone you can't remember why you favorited pops up in color and reminds you.


He's kinda the Honey Boo Boo of Fark?
 
2013-01-29 02:28:47 PM

The Angry Hand of God: Where exactly do 14 people sleep in a RV?


As long as we are asking questions of practicality... What about seat belts and child safety seats for your 12 kids? Are RVs magical vehicles immune to physics and crashes or are those thin aluminum walls more substantial than they appear?
 
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