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2013-03-20 01:46:05 PM
Kids?
www.burningsettlerscabin.com
 
2013-03-20 01:46:05 PM

neaorin: Pimped out rims on a Civic is just a waste of money.


FTFY
 
2013-03-20 01:46:14 PM
Can we just get automated cars already. A lot of problems get solved by taking the human out of the equation

I long for the day I can jump in my car tell it where i want to go and just go to sleep or whatever. get out and tell it to go find a spot. Tell it to come pick you up when your ready etc

No more DUIs for folks to worry about, traffic tickets thing of the past etc etc, people going the wrong way down streets

Basically a couch with wheels and a brain
 
2013-03-20 01:47:58 PM

kindms: Can we just get automated cars already. A lot of problems get solved by taking the human out of the equation

I long for the day I can jump in my car tell it where i want to go and just go to sleep or whatever. get out and tell it to go find a spot. Tell it to come pick you up when your ready etc

No more DUIs for folks to worry about, traffic tickets thing of the past etc etc, people going the wrong way down streets

Basically a couch with wheels and a brain


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-20 01:48:14 PM
In my work i see less of the middle ground. Either the kid is bouncing off the walls and the parent says "i don't know what to do with him, despite never trying any sort of real discipline, or they are so beaten and cowed they can only say "yes sir" to everything.
 
2013-03-20 01:48:56 PM

bdub77: Kid hating thread rules:

1) Whenever possible replace the word kid or child with 'crotchspawn'.
2) You were never a kid and your mother was never a whore for giving birth to you.
3) Relate story about one time a baby or toddler was bad on your flight because you f*cking paid $1000 to be crammed into a sardine can going 500mph and you can't be bothered to buy a nice $200 pair of noise cancelling headphones that will last you the rest of your life.
4) Alternate airplane horror story: some kid behind you kicked your seat, forcing you to relive memories of being in middle school.
5) Your relative has a child and they are fine - it's YOUR child that is the problem.
6) Kids should be beaten so they learn their lesson. You don't abuse your child that's why you fail as a parent.
7) Babies can't even eat by themselves or go to the bathroom without help what kind of bullsh*t is that?
8) Kids these days, all they do is listen to crappy pop music and Twitter sex messages. Why in my day...
9) Abortions are really cool and make an amazing sucking sound. I got one so should you and...hold on I have to cry for a few minutes...
10) My life is awesome because I don't have them.
11) Kids are horrible investments.
12) People with kids are less happy.
13) Stop sharing your life with your children with us.
14) Overpopulation blah blah blah and f*ck adoption.

Have I covered all the bases?


Nailed me perfect on #10
 
2013-03-20 01:51:24 PM

kindms: Can we just get automated cars already. A lot of problems get solved by taking the human out of the equation

I long for the day I can jump in my car tell it where i want to go and just go to sleep or whatever. get out and tell it to go find a spot. Tell it to come pick you up when your ready etc

No more DUIs for folks to worry about, traffic tickets thing of the past etc etc, people going the wrong way down streets

Basically a couch with wheels and a brain




thegoodthebadthetruth.files.wordpress.com
I like to use my senses.
 
2013-03-20 01:51:59 PM

blatz514: bdub77: Kid hating thread rules:

1) Whenever possible replace the word kid or child with 'crotchspawn'.
2) You were never a kid and your mother was never a whore for giving birth to you.
3) Relate story about one time a baby or toddler was bad on your flight because you f*cking paid $1000 to be crammed into a sardine can going 500mph and you can't be bothered to buy a nice $200 pair of noise cancelling headphones that will last you the rest of your life.
4) Alternate airplane horror story: some kid behind you kicked your seat, forcing you to relive memories of being in middle school.
5) Your relative has a child and they are fine - it's YOUR child that is the problem.
6) Kids should be beaten so they learn their lesson. You don't abuse your child that's why you fail as a parent.
7) Babies can't even eat by themselves or go to the bathroom without help what kind of bullsh*t is that?
8) Kids these days, all they do is listen to crappy pop music and Twitter sex messages. Why in my day...
9) Abortions are really cool and make an amazing sucking sound. I got one so should you and...hold on I have to cry for a few minutes...
10) My life is awesome because I don't have them.
11) Kids are horrible investments.
12) People with kids are less happy.
13) Stop sharing your life with your children with us.
14) Overpopulation blah blah blah and f*ck adoption.

Have I covered all the bases?

Nailed me perfect on #10


Same here. I need kids like I need another hole in my head.
 
2013-03-20 01:53:38 PM
My three year old is a never ending fountain of chatter.  "Mommy - a concrete truck! Mommy - a bus!  Mommy - why that red car going slow? Mommy - put on the wipers! Mommy - can I have a Timbit?"  Once the whining starts, or the stretching waaaaay across to kick his sleeping sister's seat, I hand out the Leappad.  Best invention known to man.
 
2013-03-20 01:54:21 PM
True story:  I once rear ended a car because I saw the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  It was awesome and totally worth the $35 I had to pay for the new license plate on the guy's car.
 
2013-03-20 01:54:59 PM
I hate the people who drive with dogs on their lap. Sorry but it makes me insane-

1. Your dog is trying to climb out the window and you are holding them in with one hand.
2. You clearly have no control over the thing and what is to stop it from hopping down onto your gas/brake?
3. If you were in an accident or even stopped quickly your dog would fly right through the windshield. Even in a minor accident the trauma of slamming his head on the window could kill him. I know two teens who were transporting some kittens just loose in the car- they were in a MINOR fender bender and all the kittens died.
4. It is as simple as getting a car harness or a little crate for your car. My dog is always harnessed in and it really doesn't matter what he does back there (pukes, tries to get out the window, barks, sleeps)- I don't even have to LOOK AT HIM and can focus on driving. PS: If we were in an accident a 70 lb dog wouldn't crush me.

I am also seriously considering just laying on the horn every time I pass someone who is going 40 and using their phone while driving on the highway. Phone use while driving isn't illegal here- I just want to show them how distracted they are.
 
2013-03-20 01:55:08 PM

kindms: Can we just get automated cars already. A lot of problems get solved by taking the human out of the equation


The system goes on-line August 4th, 2017.  Human decisions are removed from driving.  Your car begins to learn at a geometric rate.  It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th.  In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
 
2013-03-20 01:55:39 PM
I saw the national news article on this subject last night. Even with the reporter-mom knowing there was a camera in her minivan watching her every move, she would STILL look back at her kids literally every five seconds while she was driving. Not just look at them through the rear-view mirror (she did that too), she would turn around and look at them, apparently to see if they were still there or they weren't eating each other.

There were times she'd turn around and look at them for 2 or more seconds; the VaTech reviewer looking at the tape with her was giving the reporter-mom a look like "you idiot, you're going 60mph, you know you're being recorded, and you STILL do this???".

/was Paula Faris
//hot, but not real smart
 
2013-03-20 01:56:20 PM
Go back to letting kids ride in the camper of pick ups. Toss the kids back there with a deck of cards and a little radio and make them entertain themselves until you reach your destination. Problem solved.
 
2013-03-20 01:57:11 PM

spidermilk: I hate the people who drive with dogs on their lap. [...] It is as simple as getting a car harness or a little crate for your car.


Or not.  I saw a guy the other day on the highway with several dogs in the back of his pickup, with no tailgate.
 
2013-03-20 01:57:12 PM
The trick to dealing with kids, and I'm naturally speaking as both an expert and the first person to ever think of this in the history of the world, is to promise them something, and to promise them something that they want, so that you can take it away. And when they decide to step out of line, then you just mention "I guess you're not getting [that thing you want]." Incidentally whining about not getting things is also stepping out of line.

It also helps to remind children of what you promised them, how their behaviour is impacting the likelihood of them getting it, and practicing something very much like a zero-tolerance rule when they act out so that they understand exactly where the boundary lies in terms of good behaviour, and bad behaviour.

Like any other animal, children need to be trained to behave, and need to practice that behaviour in a consistent way and on a regular basis, and the little oinks will keep a very close eye on you to make sure that punishing them for acting out will be very, very difficult. It's the regularity more than anything else, the consistency which will both get them used to behaving well, and to train the lesson into their soft, malleable bones.
 
2013-03-20 01:57:51 PM

spidermilk: I am also seriously considering just laying on the horn every time I pass someone who is going 40 and using their phone while driving on the highway. Phone use while driving isn't illegal here- I just want to show them how distracted they are.


Because you artificially making a problem is the best solution.  How about this the next time you are driving I'm going to pull in front of you and hit the brakes, when you hit me it will be your fault.
 
2013-03-20 01:58:25 PM

december: I'm getting a kick out of these replies since just this morning the guy behind me in a Honda Civic with tricked out rims was driving with his 2 or 3 year old daughter on his lap.

In what universe does any rational person think this is a good idea?


Sacremento.
 
2013-03-20 01:59:09 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: After countless hours of research, the most dangerous driving distraction is.......

[red-hot-girls.com image 450x600]


I tend to get more distracted by women I actually have a snowball's chance in hell of having sex with.  She'd distract me about as much as an ice cream truck selling Flintstones Push-Up Pops.
 
2013-03-20 01:59:47 PM
I can hardly hear them in the trunk.
 
2013-03-20 02:04:36 PM

meat0918: MaxxLarge: bdub77: Have I covered all the bases?

None of the snark changes the fact that kids just plain used to behave better in public, because their parents weren't indulgent hipster jagoffs who let the tiny assholes get away with bloody murder. Kids acting up and pitching tantrums in public used to be a shocking rarity.

No they didn't.  It's the same damn complaint every farking generation.  "Kids these days!!!"

Kids have always misbehaved in public.


As a kid who did his fair share of "acting up" in public over 25 years ago, and the son of a father who "acted up" as a child over 50 years ago, I'd say that once again MaxxLarge is once again spouting some serious bullshiat. Stick to poems, Maxx.

/no tantrums though
//I had two brothers; my dad had two sisters - of course we acted up. It turns out the most dangerous cause of acting up is also kids.
///Like Meat0918 said, kids have always misbehaved in public.
 
2013-03-20 02:04:44 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-20 02:05:22 PM

TNel: spidermilk: I am also seriously considering just laying on the horn every time I pass someone who is going 40 and using their phone while driving on the highway. Phone use while driving isn't illegal here- I just want to show them how distracted they are.

Because you artificially making a problem is the best solution.  How about this the next time you are driving I'm going to pull in front of you and hit the brakes, when you hit me it will be your fault.


Honking doesn't make a problem, it draws their attention back to the road.
 
2013-03-20 02:05:22 PM

MaxxLarge: Kids acting up and pitching tantrums in public used to be a shocking rarity.


No, no it didn't.

/and I'm old enough to tell most people in this thread to get off my lawn
 
2013-03-20 02:06:06 PM
skrame: Once again, I said 'once again' too many times, dammit.
 
2013-03-20 02:07:49 PM

MaxxLarge: bdub77: Have I covered all the bases?

None of the snark changes the fact that kids just plain used to behave better in public, because their parents weren't indulgent hipster jagoffs who let the tiny assholes get away with bloody murder. Kids acting up and pitching tantrums in public used to be a shocking rarity.


How long ago was that? 30 years ago it wasn't much, if any, better than it is now, so I am going to have to assume you are Methuselah.
 
2013-03-20 02:08:01 PM
Especially when those kids too distracted to hand you a beer.
 
2013-03-20 02:11:26 PM

Wellon Dowd: 1. High school girls at fundraiser car washes.


i.imgur.com

/I feel so dirty just looking at it.
//Sometimes they wear bikini tops.
 
2013-03-20 02:12:32 PM

spidermilk: I hate the people who drive with dogs on their lap. Sorry but it makes me insane-


CSB time, folks:

Not too long ago, I saw a dog jump out of moving car...'cause he saw another dog in another car (going the opposite direction on the same road).  Both dogs were, initially anyway, in their owners' laps.  The first car broke suddenly and the car behind him nearly rear-ended him.   The runaway dog was still trying to chase the first car, which almost caused another accident.  Eventually the first guy pulls off the road and calls his dog to him, but not before the whole episode caused a lot of mayhem.

\occurred in Brentwood, West Los Angeles where dogs are far more loved than children are
 
2013-03-20 02:13:00 PM
I gotta go with those yoga pants from the other thread. I've seen those and damn near hit a car.

/tight
 
2013-03-20 02:13:17 PM

Girion47: Honking doesn't make a problem, it draws their attention back to the road.


It could cause the driver to jerk the wheel causing an accident, if they are in their own lane and not weaving back and forth there is no issue and you are making up an issue for fun.  How would you feel if that person jerked the wheel and then hit someone and killed someone in the car?  You were directly the reason for that death.
 
2013-03-20 02:13:29 PM

FizixJunkee: They look like they're 14 years old, dude.


You're saying this like its a bad thing?
 
2013-03-20 02:13:32 PM

MaxxLarge: So, wait...let me get this straight: Having a sticky, shrieking, incontinent, Goldfish-cracker-dust-covered rug-ape bounding unescured around the back of a mini-van, obstructing your view, hearing and attention while you try to navigate dense traffic is regarded as "dangerous?"

Shet mah mouf.


I just beat mine into submission.  Give them a mouthful of fist and they will mmrummphffff for the next 10 miles.
 
2013-03-20 02:14:38 PM
wiwille

In what universe does any rational person think this is a good idea?

Sacremento.


a.k.a. Excremento
 
2013-03-20 02:17:30 PM
No one wants to take your kids away but there is no reason for you to need a dangerous assault child with a lung capacity over 150ml or able to run more than 2 laps through a restaurant before collapsing.
 
2013-03-20 02:17:50 PM

cgraves67: "Wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat? Dump truck? Dump truck? Dump truck?" - my almost 2 year old in the car

/no, it's a house


So much this. My two year old has a comment on most everything, but if we see a: fire truck (or anything with a siren...), a bus, or a tow truck/trash truck/semi/piece of construction equipment...
 
2013-03-20 02:20:07 PM

namegoeshere: cgraves67: "Wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat? Dump truck? Dump truck? Dump truck?" - my almost 2 year old in the car

/no, it's a house

This was my youngest brother. He loved trucks of all kinds. Every time he saw a truck, he would jump up and down (car seat rules not so strict back in the day) and scream TRUCK!! TRUCK!! TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!

Only he had a bit of a speech problem, and said all his TRs as Fs.

Yeah, that was fun.


We had a dog named Trucker.  My sister had the same speech pattern with TRs and would stand at the front door screaming at the top of her lungs her version of the dog's name.  Really sweet in a trailer park.  We were mobile home schooled.
 
2013-03-20 02:20:50 PM
Kids can't be beat/what a shame
 
2013-03-20 02:22:27 PM

skrame: As a kid who did his fair share of "acting up" in public over 25 years ago, and the son of a father who "acted up" as a child over 50 years ago, I'd say that once again MaxxLarge is once again spouting some serious bullshiat.


I didn't say it was unheard of, just that it wasn't as common. I guess your family was just ALWAYS part of the problem.

And anyway, "kids have always acted up!" is a weak-ass "defense." Yeah, because it's A-okay for everyone to slide down to the level your bloodline apparently occupies, rather than try to shoot for good behavior from the ones who are capable of it with a little encouragement.

skrame: Stick to poems, Maxx.


There's a reason why THIS has been on my profile for at least a few years now:

i33.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-20 02:26:26 PM
just tie them up to the roof of the car like a dead deer.
 
2013-03-20 02:26:37 PM

TNel: Girion47: Honking doesn't make a problem, it draws their attention back to the road.

It could cause the driver to jerk the wheel causing an accident, if they are in their own lane and not weaving back and forth there is no issue and you are making up an issue for fun.  How would you feel if that person jerked the wheel and then hit someone and killed someone in the car?  You were directly the reason for that death.


If your response to a honk is to jerk the wheel....get the fark off the road, seriously I don't want people like that driving, that's farking scary that someone would jerk the wheel in response to a honk, wtf?
 
2013-03-20 02:31:02 PM

bdub77: Kid hating thread rules:

1) Whenever possible replace the word kid or child with 'crotchspawn'.
2) You were never a kid and your mother was never a whore for giving birth to you.
3) Relate story about one time a baby or toddler was bad on your flight because you f*cking paid $1000 to be crammed into a sardine can going 500mph and you can't be bothered to buy a nice $200 pair of noise cancelling headphones that will last you the rest of your life.
4) Alternate airplane horror story: some kid behind you kicked your seat, forcing you to relive memories of being in middle school.
5) Your relative has a child and they are fine - it's YOUR child that is the problem.
6) Kids should be beaten so they learn their lesson. You don't abuse your child that's why you fail as a parent.
7) Babies can't even eat by themselves or go to the bathroom without help what kind of bullsh*t is that?
8) Kids these days, all they do is listen to crappy pop music and Twitter sex messages. Why in my day...
9) Abortions are really cool and make an amazing sucking sound. I got one so should you and...hold on I have to cry for a few minutes...
10) My life is awesome because I don't have them.
11) Kids are horrible investments.
12) People with kids are less happy.
13) Stop sharing your life with your children with us.
14) Overpopulation blah blah blah and f*ck adoption.

Have I covered all the bases?


You sound fat.
 
2013-03-20 02:31:59 PM

Magnus: namegoeshere: cgraves67: "Wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat? Dump truck? Dump truck? Dump truck?" - my almost 2 year old in the car

/no, it's a house

This was my youngest brother. He loved trucks of all kinds. Every time he saw a truck, he would jump up and down (car seat rules not so strict back in the day) and scream TRUCK!! TRUCK!! TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!

Only he had a bit of a speech problem, and said all his TRs as Fs.

Yeah, that was fun.

We had a dog named Trucker.  My sister had the same speech pattern with TRs and would stand at the front door screaming at the top of her lungs her version of the dog's name.  Really sweet in a trailer park.  We were mobile home schooled.


Eye heart this post.

Pro'lly had a station wagon out front with the back window duct taped in place, too...
 
2013-03-20 02:37:19 PM
Kids in the back seat cause accidents. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
 
2013-03-20 02:42:11 PM

namegoeshere: Magnus: namegoeshere: cgraves67: "Wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat, wuzzat? Dump truck? Dump truck? Dump truck?" - my almost 2 year old in the car

/no, it's a house

This was my youngest brother. He loved trucks of all kinds. Every time he saw a truck, he would jump up and down (car seat rules not so strict back in the day) and scream TRUCK!! TRUCK!! TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!

Only he had a bit of a speech problem, and said all his TRs as Fs.

Yeah, that was fun.

We had a dog named Trucker.  My sister had the same speech pattern with TRs and would stand at the front door screaming at the top of her lungs her version of the dog's name.  Really sweet in a trailer park.  We were mobile home schooled.

Eye heart this post.

Pro'lly had a station wagon out front with the back window duct taped in place, too...


I ran into it trying to fly a kite.  It was one of those old Rambler station wagons with the fins...have a nifty scar on the left side of my forehead that makes me look like a James Bond villain in waiting.
 
2013-03-20 02:45:03 PM
I hate kids.  That's why I don't make love, I just fark.
 
2013-03-20 02:53:02 PM
This 'research' seems to be ... light on statistics and scientifically gathered data from controlled sources.

Isn't this just a soft news report where they parrot popular opinion back at you and 'back it up' with a single piece of evidence and make the blanket case that they're all like this?
 
2013-03-20 02:56:39 PM

meat0918: MaxxLarge: bdub77: Have I covered all the bases?

None of the snark changes the fact that kids just plain used to behave better in public, because their parents weren't indulgent hipster jagoffs who let the tiny assholes get away with bloody murder. Kids acting up and pitching tantrums in public used to be a shocking rarity.

No they didn't.  It's the same damn complaint every farking generation.  "Kids these days!!!"

Kids have always misbehaved in public.


No they haven't.

/You sound like a child
 
2013-03-20 02:57:59 PM

quietwalker: This 'research' seems to be ... light on statistics and scientifically gathered data from controlled sources.

Isn't this just a soft news report where they parrot popular opinion back at you and 'back it up' with a single piece of evidence and make the blanket case that they're all like this?


Lighten up, Francis, or you're going to kill the internet.
 
2013-03-20 02:59:54 PM
Confucious say while children in backseat can cause accidents, accidents in back seat may also cause children.
 
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