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(TMZ)   The case against the Tanning Mom is dead after the grand jury says there is not enough evidence to indict her for child endangerment. In other news: children can magically turn orange   (tmz.com) divider line 40
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2013-02-27 02:25:46 AM  
Actually, children can turn orange.  High consumption of tomatoes or carrots can lead to carotenemia (too many carrots turn you orange/yellow) or lycopenemia (similar thing from tomatoes).  It isn't really dangerous, and the treatment is to simply not eat so many damned carrots.

Not saying it applies in this case, but it certainly happened to me when I was a kid.
 
2013-02-27 08:07:17 AM  
It's one thing to turn orange, and another to become a leathery husk of a person.
 
2013-02-27 08:08:16 AM  
If you check the weather, the day in question were unseasonably warm and sunny - about 75 out. It seems pretty obvious to me the kid was out playing. If the mother is that much into tanning, she obviously knows her kid in incabable of doing so, and probably has five or six years of sunburnned summers to back it up.
 
2013-02-27 08:08:35 AM  
FTFA: The Oompa Loompas couldn't be reached for comment.

Beautiful
 
2013-02-27 08:08:46 AM  
Hopefully this ends the press coverage of this person.
 
2013-02-27 08:09:04 AM  
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TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM
 
2013-02-27 08:10:51 AM  
Well subby, where do you think Oompa-Loompas come from?
 
2013-02-27 08:14:56 AM  
At first glance, I only read "Tanning Mom is dead."
 
2013-02-27 08:15:12 AM  
Oompa, Loompa, doopity do, nothing rhymes with orange.
 
2013-02-27 08:16:12 AM  
It's very important that we continue to follow the life of this woman.
 
2013-02-27 08:23:47 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [blogs.orlandosentinel.com image 368x278]

TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM TAN MOM



NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM
 
2013-02-27 08:25:46 AM  
Is she mentally defective or just drunk all the time?  I saw her on the morning news today where she was yelling at reporters outside her house.  She was falling over her self constantly losing balance and talking with a slur.  I couldn't tell if she was retarded or just drunk?
 
2013-02-27 08:26:23 AM  
That headline started off with four unnecessary words.
 
2013-02-27 08:30:46 AM  

FullMetalPanda: I couldn't tell if she was retarded or just drunk?


I don't believe those conditions are mutually exclusive. I'm guessing a little from column A and a bit from column B.
 
2013-02-27 08:31:25 AM  
Her kid was never orange.
 
2013-02-27 08:36:09 AM  
After growing up with a mom who looks like a basketball left out in a monsoon when those kids leave the house they'll be so sun-shy they'll end up making Kat Dennings look like Wesley Snipes.
 
2013-02-27 08:36:23 AM  

strife: At first glance, I only read "Tanning Mom is dead."


Tanning Mom is dead! Long live Tanning Mom!

*genuflecting furiously*
 
2013-02-27 08:36:37 AM  
This is an outrage. :-|
 
2013-02-27 08:37:57 AM  

danvon: FullMetalPanda: I couldn't tell if she was retarded or just drunk?

I don't believe those conditions are mutually exclusive. I'm guessing a little from column A and a bit from column B.


Probably all that time in the tanning booth baked her brain a little.
 
2013-02-27 08:37:59 AM  
if the kid was orange, couldn't that be a spray tan?  Which is much less dangerous than real tanning.
 
2013-02-27 08:39:34 AM  
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They should move her to foster care where she can live   in peace and safety, away from all the Wangdoodles, and Hornswogglers, and Snozzwangers, and rotten, Vermicious Knids.
 
2013-02-27 08:46:25 AM  

FullMetalPanda: Is she mentally defective or just drunk all the time?  I saw her on the morning news today where she was yelling at reporters outside her house.  She was falling over her self constantly losing balance and talking with a slur.  I couldn't tell if she was retarded or just drunk?



I don't know if it's true, but I heard an interview where she claimed that some guy at a bar cracked her skull many years ago and she's had trouble with balance and speech ever since.
 
2013-02-27 08:50:56 AM  
Her kid looks pretty white actually in the pictures I've seen, so yeah, i don't think the girl has been tanned much.
 
2013-02-27 08:54:28 AM  

strife: At first glance, I only read "Tanning Mom is dead."


You too, huh?
 
2013-02-27 08:58:31 AM  
They are from New Jersey, it could be from all of the toxic waste dumps......
 
2013-02-27 09:00:37 AM  
I never thought she put the kid on the tanning bed to begin with. A fair-skinned child like that gets pink after just a few minutes in the sun.
 
2013-02-27 09:06:12 AM  

Sybarite: I saw her on the morning news today where she was yelling at reporters outside her house.


She just got off the hook for a baseless, trumped up child endangerment charge where the press brutalized her mercilessly. I can forgive her if she's a little belligerent to reporters.
 
2013-02-27 09:09:56 AM  
Yow.  She looks older than my 75 year old grandmother.
 
2013-02-27 09:13:08 AM  

Heffaloo: Actually, children can turn orange.  High consumption of tomatoes or carrots can lead to carotenemia (too many carrots turn you orange/yellow) or lycopenemia (similar thing from tomatoes).  It isn't really dangerous, and the treatment is to simply not eat so many damned carrots.

Not saying it applies in this case, but it certainly happened to me when I was a kid.


Also, Jaundice...

When my son was born he was orange.  A few days in the light box and he was good to go.
 
2013-02-27 09:43:52 AM  
It's sad that kids playing outside is so rare that a sunburn from doing so is now enough to get child endangerment charges. Reminds me of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Such_a_Beautiful_Day
 
2013-02-27 09:51:12 AM  
Why the photo of a scrotum wearing a red dress? Oh, yeah - never mind.
 
2013-02-27 10:00:44 AM  
You mean Jerseyites aren't born that color?
 
2013-02-27 10:34:04 AM  
considering i had really really bad jaundice when i was a baby, subby, Shut the fark up
 
2013-02-27 10:56:41 AM  

flamingboard: Oompa, Loompa, doopity do, nothing rhymes with orange.


...kid changes color? Well, the state cannot sue.
 
2013-02-27 12:14:14 PM  
Is it too late to say.. ick?
 
2013-02-27 12:28:09 PM  
That whole "jury of your peers" backfires sometimes, doesn't it Lady Liberty?
 
2013-02-27 01:11:44 PM  
When they were little, my siblings started to turn orange after becoming addicted to carrots.

Bonus Fark:  You can become addicted to carrots.

The reason for this is too much carotene, the yellow-orange pigment in carrots. Another reason for turning orange is jaundice, which is a nutritional deficiency. Of course, neither of these causes cause you to turn as orange as John Bohner, New Jersey Guidos or Tanning Mom. That's just freaky and unnatural.
 
2013-02-27 03:45:47 PM  

dittybopper: Well subby, where do you think Oompa-Loompas come from?


The fiery pits of hell. Same as primordial dwarfs.

brantgoose: When they were little, my siblings started to turn orange after becoming addicted to carrots.


Were they named Babs and Buster Bunny? Montana Max had money? Elvira was a pain? Did they go to Acme University?

Uglybarnacle: considering i had really really bad jaundice when i was a baby, subby, Shut the fark up


Apparently now you have a really really bad case of "Not being able to sense sarcasm"
 
2013-02-27 04:04:10 PM  

FullMetalPanda: Is she mentally defective or just drunk all the time?  I saw her on the morning news today where she was yelling at reporters outside her house.  She was falling over her self constantly losing balance and talking with a slur.  I couldn't tell if she was retarded or just drunk?


Does this pic clear things up for you?  It was taken at a drag show to which she was invited:

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2013-02-27 04:37:13 PM  
I would like to point out that the Grand Jury did not say she was innocent and telling the truth.  They said there wasn't enough evidence against her to proceed with trial.  I like to think that my default position is to believe her (innocent until proven), but a catcher's mitt with eyes does not inspire confidence.

Here's hoping the kid doesn't have too much psychological damage.
 
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