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2013-02-15 09:26:58 PM
Was the kid born in America or Africa?


so confused
 
2013-02-15 09:45:17 PM

DittoToo: Sybarite: I just want to know if the kid was circumcised and if anyone bothered to tip the flight attendant.

The last time I tried to tip the flight attendant for my beverage she got all offended.


That's cause she usually gets paid way a lot more when someone throws her on her back.
 
2013-02-15 09:48:09 PM

ciberido: ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: MeanJean: Fark Guy Rob
My point here is that he slapped the wrong person.  The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.  I don't blame the dog upstairs for barking, I blame the owners that are responsible for it.

This is a farking TWO YEAR OLD, not a ten year old. You can be the best parent in the world and they will still throw tantrums and cry and carry on for no farking reason.

Its called the "terrible twos" for a reason.

Actually... why isn't it just called the "terrible two." I mean we call them "the teens" because there's several of them: thirteen, fourteen, etc. With two, there's only the one year. Why IS it called the "terrible twos?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."

No, "pattern of events" has nothing to do with it.  The flu is an uncountable noun.  Headache is countable.

Thus,
-(uncountable) They have the flu.  They have fruit.
- (countable)  They have headaches.  They have apples.

Notice that you say "I have a headache" but you don't say "I have a flu."


I don't have anything to say about TFA but this is the stupidest goddamn argument I've ever seen.
 
2013-02-15 09:55:11 PM

meatsack_01: One word, Nyquil. Be polite to the rest of the passengers.


A shot for the kid and a shot for you. Pop in the earplugs and chill.
 
2013-02-15 09:55:11 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: My experience is that hitting children just makes them cry more.


You haven't hit them enough then.
 
2013-02-15 10:02:21 PM

Chameleon: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: MeanJean: Fark Guy Rob
My point here is that he slapped the wrong person.  The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.  I don't blame the dog upstairs for barking, I blame the owners that are responsible for it.

This is a farking TWO YEAR OLD, not a ten year old. You can be the best parent in the world and they will still throw tantrums and cry and carry on for no farking reason.

Its called the "terrible twos" for a reason.

Actually... why isn't it just called the "terrible two." I mean we call them "the teens" because there's several of them: thirteen, fourteen, etc. With two, there's only the one year. Why IS it called the "terrible twos?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."

No, "pattern of events" has nothing to do with it.  The flu is an uncountable noun.  Headache is countable.

Thus,
-(uncountable) They have the flu.  They have fruit.
- (countable)  They have headaches.  They have apples.

Notice that you say "I have a headache" but you don't say "I have a flu."

I don't have anything to say about TFA but this is the stupidest goddamn argument I've ever seen.


Well, thank you for contributing.  I learned a lot.
 
2013-02-15 10:21:51 PM
images.smh.com.au
 
2013-02-15 10:45:00 PM

MasterPython: If the kid was white I could see this story getting a hero tag.


What the hell kinda persecution complex are you running with, here?
 
2013-02-15 10:48:07 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: CapeFearCadaver: Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 700x600]

He's really cute, but.... I don't get it.

That's The Racism Bat.  Some other Farker, I forget who, created the character in the Politics tab a few years ago, and I kinda ran with it.  I just couldn't think of a good line for him to say this time.  It's odd, it's obscure.... yeah, it's a Fark post.


Thanks for the explanation! I love it!
 
2013-02-15 10:54:02 PM

Rapmaster2000: BarefootInTheFark: Pocket Ninja: coco ebert: A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*

If the mother had been breast-feeding her child at the time, we might now be facing the very real possibility that this thread could have become self-aware and, ultimately, decided to destroy us all.

Only way it could get worse after that is if one of them was on a bike and refused to leave a tip.

A fixie... on his way to a Critical Mass event.


This thread is going to implode under the weight of all the posts!

/ Proud I restrained myself from saying anything about likely lack of crossover between fixie riders and critical mass cyclists.
// oops!
 
2013-02-15 10:54:28 PM
Serious error.  He should have slapped the parents.

/Regardless of ethnicity.
 
2013-02-15 10:54:55 PM

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


Slapped the child herself, first?
 
2013-02-15 11:19:38 PM

jfbnr24: scottydoesntknow: BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)

Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....

Article says the kid is adopted but as a matter of point, most do go back once they have a kid because they need a father figure who will actually be there to help raise the kid.


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 11:24:27 PM

PsiChick: Fark_Guy_Rob: Agreed.

And if I'm not an adult, it stands to reason that I'm a child.

Which exempts me from social obligations like NOT being a giant d-bag in public.  But you can't object to it; because if you do, by your own criteria - you'd be failing in your job to put up with my shiat.  That'd make you a child as well.

I have to say, I'm not sure I agree with your world view; but to each their own.

...Um, no. You missed my point. Being an adult means you a) differentiate between what is and is not within another person's control and b)  if it is not within their control, STFU and politely ignore it.

If you're being a douche, you're being a douche, and that's voluntary. Then you decide on the appropriate response. Being one of those people who JUST CAN'T STAND children even when the children are  in farking pain makes you a douche, nothing else. You chose to express annoyance at someone else's injury. Would you wail about how annoyed you are that someone with a broken leg is screaming? If so...you're a douche. Same principle.


It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.
 
2013-02-15 11:41:19 PM

Medic Zero: It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.


Sure. It's natural. What's  not natural is having so little sympathy you  express that emotion. Especially for a  farking baby. That's quite frankly weird.
 
2013-02-15 11:50:41 PM

PsiChick: Medic Zero: It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.

Sure. It's natural. What's  not natural is having so little sympathy you  express that emotion. Especially for a  farking baby. That's quite frankly weird.


Depends on what you mean by express. To me it seems natural to want to share that with someone, hopefully in a whisper so the person in pain doesn't hear you. I wouldn't want to share that with the person who is actually in pain, as that seems rude.
 
2013-02-15 11:58:31 PM

Medic Zero: PsiChick: Medic Zero: It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.

Sure. It's natural. What's  not natural is having so little sympathy you  express that emotion. Especially for a  farking baby. That's quite frankly weird.

Depends on what you mean by express. To me it seems natural to want to share that with someone, hopefully in a whisper so the person in pain doesn't hear you. I wouldn't want to share that with the person who is actually in pain, as that seems rude.


Well, I meant the second, but the first falls under violating what, at least in my area, is a pretty damn important social rule, so...that's a different question.

All basically falls under the 'if your grandma would smack you for it, don't do it' rule, though.
 
2013-02-15 11:59:52 PM
Okay, I have a perfectly good solution for this problem, both parts-

Whenever you fly on a plane, and you bring a young child, also bring a couple packages of earplugs for the passengers around you.  It costs you maybe $10 and you seem like you are actually being proactive and considerate.

The second part would normally be difficult, but since this guy is the president of an aircraft parts company it actually works out pretty well.  He will be required to design and sell to every airplane he rides on, a special seat for himself.  It will have special built in active sonic cancellation features so he won't have to listen to babies crying.

It will also have stirrups and restraints to hold his legs apart and after every flight he and the seat will be placed at the end of the screening line for people who have been humiliated by the TSA to kick as part of a stress relieving program.  After his testicles have fallen off, the chair will be flipped over, and he will be wheeled over to the lost baggage department, where frustrated passengers will be given a broken suitcase handle to sodomize him with.  He will then be wheeled back to the naked body scanner.  Whichever handle is forced the farthest into his body will be declared winner, and the passenger responsible will be given life long free upgrades to first class.

After that, he will be wheeled over the scanning station, where he will be flipped over again.  Passengers who wish a 'special' screening will get to place whatever body parts they want in his mouth for special taste testing, to, you know, test for explosive residue.

Huh.  I'm grumpy today.  Usually I'd just demand that his company fire him and he be placed in a jail wearing a lacy teddy.
 
2013-02-16 01:04:57 AM

Pocket Ninja: coco ebert: A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*

If the mother had been breast-feeding her child at the time, we might now be facing the very real possibility that this thread could have become self-aware and, ultimately, decided to destroy us all.


Zeus help us if she was riding a bicycle at the same time!
 
2013-02-16 01:39:45 AM
This is the type of person that carries a gun, to defend him self when he starts a fight...savage retards.
 
2013-02-16 02:35:51 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I've got a dog...it's a great dog, but it's a dog.  I can't leave it home alone with a steak on the counter and expect it to not eat it....so, as a responsible dog owner - I don't do that.


And your dog hates you for that.
 
2013-02-16 04:01:31 AM
 
2013-02-16 04:33:02 AM

Pocket Ninja: coco ebert: A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*

If the mother had been breast-feeding her child at the time, we might now be facing the very real possibility that this thread could have become self-aware and, ultimately, decided to destroy us all.


But did he leave a tip?
 
2013-02-16 05:02:12 AM
Hitting a child is uncalled for in any circumstance. It accomplishes nothing. Tried to convince my ex-wife of this repeatedly. One of several reasons she is 'ex'.
 
2013-02-16 05:57:29 AM

AndreMA: Red_Fox: roc6783: I have no clue how I would react to someone hitting my child

I know how I'd react...with as much damn violence as I could possibly create on the guy's head.

And your sitting in prison for a few years will help your child how, exactly?


The kid can comfort themselves with the knowledge that their family member graduated from internet tough guy to real life tough guy.

imageshack.us
 
2013-02-16 07:33:19 AM

doglover: If you bring a child under 6 onto an airplane, you should be forced to pay a LOT extra as a safety deposit. If you don't keep your kid quiet at least 80% of the flight, you personally refund everyone's ticket who could hear the kid.


Every passenger, regardless of age, should have to have a ticket for their own seat. Babies too young to just use the lap belt should be in a baby seat that will fit between the arm rests and be buckled in.

It'll reduce the number of babies on planes because it will make things more expensive, and it's safer. They won't let you hold five pound laptop or a two pound purse during takeoff and landing, but you can hold a struggling, 25 pound two year-old kid. Passengers being buckled in makes turbulence safer for them, and for the people around them. It will prevent the kids from kicking seats, as well.
 
2013-02-16 09:54:07 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)


BarkingUnicorn: Because People in power are Stupid: My experience is that hitting children just makes them cry more.

Hit harder.


Oh fark, how I love thee.
 
2013-02-16 11:01:29 AM

Snargi: I lived in Spokane, Wa from 5th grade until high school graduation. Nothing good ever came from Hayden, ID. Full of racists and devil worshipers.


So, Mormons?
 
2013-02-16 12:05:09 PM
i.cdn.turner.comupload.wikimedia.org

/Just me?
 
2013-02-16 12:28:10 PM

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


She should have looked the kid dead in the eyes...and then headbutted him!
 
2013-02-16 01:24:34 PM
Hundley told TSG that the weapon he allegedly brandished was a wine corkscrew.

So he was dating a cork?
 
2013-02-16 01:29:09 PM

alywa: Or if the suspect was driving an electric car or hybrid.


I suspect it was a bicycle.
 
2013-02-16 02:32:32 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


That's awesome. Nice to know not everyone who flies is a dick.
 
2013-02-16 03:05:06 PM

Your Average Witty Fark User: That's awesome. Nice to know not everyone who flies is a dick


Another CBS flying story:

Flying out of DFW a couple of Februarys ago. Heavy snow. I got on the ONE flight to Tampa. 3 others canceled. We're in line to de ice so I got up and hung out in the galley BSing with the cabin crew. After about an hour or so, some ass munch comes up biatching about how we haven't moved. I looked at him and said, "Hey buddy, there's about 400 people in that terminal that would kick-yer-ass for the opportunity to be sitting in your seat. His face screwed up a little and he wandered back to his seat without another word. I drank for free on that flight.

Karma doesn't have to be  a biatch.
 
2013-02-16 04:46:48 PM
CSS:

Two Valentine's Days ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to dinner at a reasonably nice place, but certainly family-friendly.  The couple sitting behind my husband had a little toddler girl who would now and then turn around and flirt with me - just shyly smiling and being curious, not being noisy or disruptive in any way.  I was admittedly encouraging it; smiling back at her (which perhaps wasn't the best thing for me to do I suppose, shame on me!).  Each time the parents would get her attention as soon as they noticed.

After our entrees were completed these two glasses of champagne showed up (inner thoughts: "Oh no!...Proposing on Valentine's is cheesy! But I'll take it!") but he was just as surprised as I was.  The couple was getting up to leave and as they went by they said that they ordered them for us and apologized for their little one turning around so much, sorry-they knew it must have been disruptive to our evening, particularly for Valentine's, etc.  It amazed me; nobody does stuff like that anymore.  (And of course, I admitted my role in her behavior -- that I found her adorable so it was mainly my fault).  It's still one of the nicest things that has randomly happened to me from strangers.

Then again, I love kids and have a lot of empathy for  good parents.  Others may have felt champagne was the least someone could do (how dare people go out as a family with their curious but well-behaved child!) but I still think it was an extremely nice gesture.
 
2013-02-16 10:46:25 PM

Chameleon: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: MeanJean: Fark Guy Rob
My point here is that he slapped the wrong person.  The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.  I don't blame the dog upstairs for barking, I blame the owners that are responsible for it.

This is a farking TWO YEAR OLD, not a ten year old. You can be the best parent in the world and they will still throw tantrums and cry and carry on for no farking reason.

Its called the "terrible twos" for a reason.

Actually... why isn't it just called the "terrible two." I mean we call them "the teens" because there's several of them: thirteen, fourteen, etc. With two, there's only the one year. Why IS it called the "terrible twos?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."

No, "pattern of events" has nothing to do with it.  The flu is an uncountable noun.  Headache is countable.

Thus,
-(uncountable) They have the flu.  They have fruit.
- (countable)  They have headaches.  They have apples.

Notice that you say "I have a headache" but you don't say "I have a flu."

I don't have anything to say about TFA but this is the stupidest goddamn argument I've ever seen.


Shhh, you're observing grammar nerds in their native habitat. Keep quiet and they may start displays of plumage.

/copy editor
//takes one to know one
///long live the Oxford comma
 
2013-02-17 10:56:52 AM

Infobahn: Snargi: I lived in Spokane, Wa from 5th grade until high school graduation. Nothing good ever came from Hayden, ID. Full of racists and devil worshipers.

So, Mormons?


If there are Mormons in Hayden Lake, I never saw them. They were all over the place in Spokane. The Spokane area probably has the largest concentration of Mormons outside of Utah.
 
2013-02-17 11:24:21 AM

Snargi: Infobahn: Snargi: I lived in Spokane, Wa from 5th grade until high school graduation. Nothing good ever came from Hayden, ID. Full of racists and devil worshipers.

So, Mormons?

If there are Mormons in Hayden Lake, I never saw them. They were all over the place in Spokane. The Spokane area probably has the largest concentration of Mormons outside of Utah.


That would be Boise, if not Phoenix.

I lived in CDA, and there were plenty of Mormons in the area.  I just remember people in CDA referring to Spokane as "The Jungle".
 
2013-02-18 12:00:42 AM
Ned Stark

yes, but if they are traveling in a rented car then only the people who valued perpetuating their genes enough to take on the enormous task of parenting are inflicted with it.

Why sure, I'll subject a small child to the stresses of a week long cross country road trip instead of a short plane ride to spare your delicate senisiblities.
 
2013-02-18 08:32:11 PM
Big deal.

Just another day in the 60's.
 
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