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(WTSP)   Protip: If you're a DJ, before you make fun of a caller for sounding retarded, you may want to make sure it isn't actually a kid with Down Syndrome who called you by accident   (wtsp.com) divider line 30
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2013-02-04 12:58:29 PM  
7 votes:

czetie: Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of?


Have you seen the politics tab?
2013-02-04 12:51:02 PM  
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-04 01:00:38 PM  
4 votes:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


When it's based on them espousing a viewpoint rather than the manner in which they speak:

"I like crayons!" <- Not okay
"I like Fox News because it's fair and balanced reporting gives me unbiased information my friends appreciate me sharing via e-mail" <- Okay
2013-02-04 12:56:06 PM  
4 votes:

ABQGOD: 30-year old women are considered "kids?"


Only if they're retarded.
2013-02-04 12:41:23 PM  
4 votes:
i1136.photobucket.com
2013-02-04 12:38:40 PM  
3 votes:
Protip: If you're a DJ, before you make fun of a caller for sounding retarded, you may want to make sure it isn't actually a kid with Down Syndrome who called you by accident you aren't half as funny as you think you are
2013-02-04 01:23:43 PM  
2 votes:
By now it's a safe bet that we all know:

DJs are the classiest people on the planet.
2013-02-04 01:02:01 PM  
2 votes:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


Sarah Palin.
2013-02-04 12:28:12 PM  
2 votes:
That DJ should be OH MY GOD 137 PHOTOS OF HOT WOMEN IN TINY BIKINIS!
2013-02-04 11:59:08 AM  
2 votes:
I'm sorry...

/what's this about again?
//I got distracted by another article on that page
2013-02-04 06:18:36 PM  
1 votes:

LDM90: Is this like how on Fark it's bad to make fun of gay people, but totally cool to insult someone by calling them get if they profess to be straight, like a Republican or a famous Scientologist?


i105.photobucket.com
2013-02-04 04:14:21 PM  
1 votes:
Stories like this can be such a downer...
2013-02-04 03:57:06 PM  
1 votes:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


Like, when som newb is all like durrrr so yous say dooooooyyyyy back and call hims a newbf@g and is all like I hate You and stuff and BALTMORE RAVANS 4 EVER!;) also FARK negrobama and libitards!!!! And Twilight Sparkle kicks ass and so do furrys!
2013-02-04 03:03:17 PM  
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Oh please

I've heard the actual bit, and he didn't do anything wrong.She was a random caller, he couldn't understand her. After asking a few times about why he couldn't understand her, she kept talking. He never said anything about her being retarded, never even suggested it. The first time anyone mentioned that she was a Downs "kid" is when her parents started complaining that he was mocking their precious snowflake, long after the fact. TFA is stunningly one-sided in the coverage, making it appear that he picked her to be his victim.


If you listen to the video in the article he mentions getting a text saying the girl might be mentally retarded and suggesting he go easy on her.
2013-02-04 02:13:10 PM  
1 votes:
So what's his Fark handle?
2013-02-04 02:08:34 PM  
1 votes:

czetie: Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


Um... featured partners?
2013-02-04 01:35:02 PM  
1 votes:

T Baggins: More generally, when someone of ordinary cognitive ability who did something carelessly or intentionally stupid to cause a temporary/reversible not-overly-serious mental or speech impairment.


Pro tip: do not try this on people who sound retarded because they are wearing a hockey mouth guard. It will end badly.

T Baggins: Oh, and people with half their mouth numbed from dental unaesthetic...idiotic DJs could do a regular call-in segment with dental patients.


Oh, geez, thanks for the reminder. Many years ago I actually did a job interview in that condition. I had no idea the anesthetic would last so long (first timer). For reasons too boring to get into I had no clue how bad I sounded until I arrived at reception and said "Hurruh, huhm huhr huh huh hurruruh."

No, I didn't get the job.

/CSB
2013-02-04 01:30:21 PM  
1 votes:
When I saw 10 news, I was like, "please be Bubba or MJ please be Bubba or MJ please be Bubba or MJ," but then I was disappointed.
2013-02-04 01:27:20 PM  
1 votes:
Maybe I'm old school, but I like calling things gay and retarded when those words aren't connected to things that actually are literally gay or retarded. I'm willing to fight for my right to continue on that one and oh my God I sound like those assholes in the gun threads.
2013-02-04 01:21:05 PM  
1 votes:
Here's a better pro-tip :

If you're a radio DJ, go back to school and apply yourself until you learn skills that are useful. You probably barely have a job as it is, and your field is only shrinking and becoming less relevant every single day.

Some more free advice : No one cares about you, the guy who's on before you, or the skanky little chick your station hired to drum up male ratings. You're all completely replaceable and entirely forgetable.

/Former DJ who got a real job.
2013-02-04 01:20:41 PM  
1 votes:
How is a DJ in a position to call anyone retarded?

That kettle sure is black.
2013-02-04 01:15:01 PM  
1 votes:
Well, for all their moral outrage, this TV station's website sure has los of links to some lascivious shiat.

NTTAWWT
2013-02-04 01:10:29 PM  
1 votes:

Knucklepopper: czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.

You have an inordinately large number of ailments running through your genes. May want to think about that before having kids.
But going back to your question, it's generally unacceptable to make fun of people's bad fortunes in life. It's a little weird that you haven't figured this out yet but perhaps that's your own shortcoming.


OK, I found one. Mock away.
2013-02-04 01:09:54 PM  
1 votes:
i2.ytimg.com
2013-02-04 01:03:29 PM  
1 votes:
Q92 has a facebook page.

/OMG HOOTERS CHICKS
//WTF #5 dint win? BOOOOOO!
2013-02-04 12:51:14 PM  
1 votes:
Thank the stars I am a talk show host and not a DJ.  Otherwise, I'd have to shoot myself in the face for playing shiatty music, cracking jokes someone else came up with and pretending to like pop culture.
2013-02-04 12:44:23 PM  
1 votes:

cgraves67: Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.


It's okay if we do it.
2013-02-04 12:42:19 PM  
1 votes:
Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.
2013-02-04 12:40:35 PM  
1 votes:

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2013-02-04 11:52:38 AM  
1 votes:
Normally I would be filled with snark and the such...

But this guy was just an asshole!
 
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