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(Huffington Post)   Wanted: kids for a new reality show. Children should be younger than 10, but can have up to 400 years of life experiences   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 53
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2013-03-25 01:18:52 AM
I call shenanagains.  My oldest daughter has a lot of her grandpa's mannerisms, right on down to a hatred of medical probes being attached to her.  It was literally the ONLY moment I got to share with my dad over his first-born granddaughter, who was very much alive when she was born and was the last day of good health he had; he quickly got sick and died three weeks later.

Call me crazy, but re-incarnation requires the person being re-incarnated to be dead first.

/not saying I don't believe in it, I can recall being in the Middle East or some place hot with sand and rocks
//I just don't think a kid can remember a past life at that age
 
2013-03-25 01:35:25 AM
I can see this as terribly scarring to a kid that young. You want to indoctrinate people with this bull to make money, go with adults.
 
2013-03-25 06:19:47 AM
Wow. Humbug and hokum.
 
2013-03-25 06:20:08 AM

bluorangefyre: I call shenanagains.  My oldest daughter has a lot of her grandpa's mannerisms, right on down to a hatred of medical probes being attached to her.  It was literally the ONLY moment I got to share with my dad over his first-born granddaughter, who was very much alive when she was born and was the last day of good health he had; he quickly got sick and died three weeks later.

Call me crazy, but re-incarnation requires the person being re-incarnated to be dead first.

/not saying I don't believe in it, I can recall being in the Middle East or some place hot with sand and rocks
//I just don't think a kid can remember a past life at that age


It's a possession.  Sorry man, your father was a lich.
 
2013-03-25 06:21:17 AM
When I was little I used to tell my mother stories about my house in Ireland. Right down to an address and a description of the place and flowers in the road.  She says that she once asked me how I can to be a little girl with her & says that I told her about how I shot myself and what the gun tasted like. Kids have exciting imaginations.
 
2013-03-25 06:27:18 AM
We need some Trill symbiants in here, stat.
 
2013-03-25 06:30:45 AM
The headline makes it sound like the probable requirements for job applicants in 2016.
 
2013-03-25 06:31:05 AM
All they need is one or two shows with good free P.R. like Huff is giving them and it will mean employment for child actors.
 
2013-03-25 06:37:12 AM

gadian: When I was little I used to tell my mother stories about my house in Ireland. Right down to an address and a description of the place and flowers in the road.  She says that she once asked me how I can to be a little girl with her & says that I told her about how I shot myself and what the gun tasted like. Kids have exciting imaginations.


What if it was true, though? More fun investigating bullshiat than another idol show.
 
2013-03-25 06:40:33 AM
The Interesting tag was the Stupid tag in a previous life.
 
2013-03-25 06:42:05 AM
Darwin Christ, all these supposed informational channels like the History Channel or this Bio Channel should stick to actual information. My mother watches these ridiculous ghost shows on one of these channels, and she kind of actually believes in them. It makes me really worry about her.
 
2013-03-25 06:45:11 AM

gadian: When I was little I used to tell my mother stories about my house in Ireland. Right down to an address and a description of the place and flowers in the road.  She says that she once asked me how I can to be a little girl with her & says that I told her about how I shot myself and what the gun tasted like. Kids have exciting imaginations.


This sounds almost identical to a story my neighbors once told me about their son. One day out of the blue, at age 5 or so, he said "When I was a man I died in a hole in the ground with a gun in my mouth." Freaky for sure, but being a rational atheist type I don't believe in reincarnation for a second. Also, putting a kid on this show sounds like a guaranteed way to fark them up.
 
2013-03-25 06:47:14 AM
Great. Because there is just not enough 'stupid' in the world already.
 
2013-03-25 06:48:07 AM
You were not re-incarnated. You will not be re-incarnated. There is no such thing. Please stop promulgating children's fairy tales.
 
2013-03-25 06:48:28 AM
Now, producers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina -- who are married to each other

Joke? Biagio? I have no clue what sex either of these two people are...

/Seriously, who names their kid "Joke"?
//Is this whole story a joke??
 
2013-03-25 06:51:05 AM
I hope I come back as a butterfly. Because no one ever suspects the butterfly.
 
2013-03-25 06:53:09 AM
I'm not saying it's bullshiat.

But it's bullshiat.

/giorgio tsoilkoupudolopis
 
2013-03-25 06:54:22 AM

untaken_name: You were not re-incarnated. You will not be re-incarnated. There is no such thing. Please stop promulgating children's fairy tales.


The History and Science channels ignore both on a regular basis in favor of shows about alien abductions, alternate history, and context-less mythology presented as fact.

This isn't particularly a new thing, especially for cable networks, which have a lot of space to fill.
 
2013-03-25 06:55:40 AM
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2013-03-25 07:08:30 AM
Oskar Matzarath desperately sought.


/obscure
 
2013-03-25 07:24:06 AM
This ought to be a great way to set some kids up for ridicule.

I imagine a scenario like this:

[Camera is focused on a little white kid in tails and a stovepipe hat.]

Little Joe: Umm, eight, umm, score years 'go ... I was, umm, for Pwesident of the U-nine-tid St--

Mother of Little Barry: [Calling from behing camera] Unh-uhhh! [Camera turns and focuses on Barry's mother, a thirty-something African-American woman.] No sir! No sir! Barry was Abraham Lincoln! Tell 'em baby... [Camera pans down and focuses on Barry. His mom nudges him.]

Little Barry: Wewl member I fweed da afwika ... afwika ... afkin 'mericans 'cause 'ey was swaves and was bein' [Pauses; looks at mommy.]

Mother of Little Barry: [Leading...] ... made toooo ... made to pick ... cah ... made to pick cahhhhhh...

Little Barry: ... madetapick COTT-innnn!

Little Joe's Dad: That's bullcrap. Ask him what year was he born in. Ask him his mother's farking name. Little faker! I bet he don't know *beep*!


/I'm all for it.
//It'll be interesting to see what kind of loser parents shepherd their kids into this spotlight and just who the fark they're going to coach them to be.
///Can't wait for little Hitler and little Churchill to square off and wreck all of little de Gaulle's toys.
 
2013-03-25 07:24:48 AM

stuhayes2010: Oskar Matzarath desperately sought.


/obscure


Wasn't that just one f*cked up life's worth, not 400 years?
 
2013-03-25 07:34:35 AM
The children they get for this show will make Honey Boo-Boo look like one of the von Trapp kids.
 
2013-03-25 07:46:44 AM
great, another opportunity for parents to whore their children out.  We place far too much emphasis on fame and notoriety in this country.
 
2013-03-25 07:48:07 AM
When my son became old enough to talk in sentences, he used to tell us about his sister he used to have when he was a grown up. She lived in the woods. She drove a truck. She liked to watch Star Wars on her TV. I always wondered what her Fark login was.
 
2013-03-25 07:50:36 AM
This reminds me. I really should find a new dealer from whom I can buy some pot.
 
2013-03-25 08:20:41 AM
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2013-03-25 08:25:43 AM

ArkAngel: I can see this as terribly scarring to a kid that young. You want to indoctrinate people with this bull to make money, go with adults.


Wait a minute.  Let me get this straight.  Are you seriously suggesting that helping kids "recover" memories under the pressure of grabbing ratings while desperate parents are wiling to sacrifice a normal life for their children in exchange for a few bucks and 15 minutes of camera time is going to scramble the kids' brains?  You must not be very open minded.
 
2013-03-25 08:30:37 AM
www.thecampuscompanion.com
 
2013-03-25 08:54:09 AM
Jesus farking Christ on a pogostick, what the fark is wrong with people?
 
2013-03-25 09:03:07 AM

xanadian: This reminds me. I really should find a new dealer from whom I can buy some pot.


Just go to the doctor and complain about menstrual cramping. They'll give you a special card and a list of places to buy.
 
2013-03-25 09:09:34 AM
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2013-03-25 09:32:19 AM
Stopped reading when I speed read bumped into this gem

"We were pregnant at the time when the idea first came to us,"
 
2013-03-25 09:37:05 AM
Was hoping they were bringing back Kid Nation

/with Taylor screaming "Deal With It!!!!"
 
2013-03-25 09:39:14 AM
When my fiancee died a few years ago, her family decided the best thing to do, aside from going crazy, was to take a life regression class to get in touch with their spirituality and find her in the afterlife.  Her dad saw images of his past life as a pharaoh in Egypt.  Of course, my fiancee had been obsessed with ancient Egypt.  But man, if reincarnation were real, what a step down - to go from a pharaoh to a podunk middle school teacher with a tenuous grasp on reality.

/then I married an Egyptian
//coincidence???
 
2013-03-25 09:43:23 AM
My three year old daughter hates the same foods that one of her great grandmothers hated.  I guess we better sign her up.

/Still a better show that Honey Boo Boo
 
2013-03-25 09:43:48 AM

AqueousBoy: When my fiancee died a few years ago, her family decided the best thing to do, aside from going crazy, was to take a life regression class to get in touch with their spirituality and find her in the afterlife.  Her dad saw images of his past life as a pharaoh in Egypt.  Of course, my fiancee had been obsessed with ancient Egypt.  But man, if reincarnation were real, what a step down - to go from a pharaoh to a podunk middle school teacher with a tenuous grasp on reality.

/then I married an Egyptian
//coincidence???


Why is it that no one ever decides that they were a low-life scum chicken thief in their past lives?
 
2013-03-25 10:28:45 AM

AqueousBoy: When my fiancee died a few years ago, her family decided the best thing to do, aside from going crazy, was to take a life regression class to get in touch with their spirituality and find her in the afterlife.  Her dad saw images of his past life as a pharaoh in Egypt.  Of course, my fiancee had been obsessed with ancient Egypt.  But man, if reincarnation were real, what a step down - to go from a pharaoh to a podunk middle school teacher with a tenuous grasp on reality.

/then I married an Egyptian
//coincidence???


Was her name Shayeera?
 
2013-03-25 10:41:39 AM
One thing I've never understood about reincarnation woo believers: there are approximately 7 billion people alive on Earth today, and of those about half have been added just in my lifetime. So where do they think all the extra souls came from? Do they believe that new souls are being manufactured all the time, so some of us have "old"  souls and some have "new" souls? Or have there always been 7 billion souls, but in the past you had to wait around between lives for another turn?

Or maybe there are actually only about 100,000 souls, and the vast majority of so-called people alive today are empty, soulless husks?

Actually, that last theory would explain a great deal about the world.
 
2013-03-25 10:44:18 AM
This kind of illustrates why adults believe in this shiat. As a kid you don't have enough experience and knowledge to understand the world, so you imagine shiat to fill in the gaps. You put together stuff you've overheard from adults, TV, books, and stuff you just flat out made up. It amazes me when adults carry on conversations like kids aren't there and then later the kid says something that might not be a direct quote but is a kid's interpretation of what was said earlier and the adults say, "Where did you pick that up?!" From you, you ignorant dumbass! So many adults assume that kids simply can't hear what they can't understand. No they might not understand it on an adult level, but they sure as hell are doing their kid best to make sense of it. I have a distinct memory of Disney-esque bandits scampering through our yard which I didn't realize until I was years older was my understanding of an adult discussion about raccoons. I remember the adult conversation, and I remember how I understood it at the time, especially since I was aghast that there were bandits crawling around our yard and the adults didn't seem to fazed about it. Kids and metaphors don't mix logically.

Not that kids should be discouraged from using their imaginations. Kid imaginations are great. But they should also be encouraged to think, question, and evaluate. If kids aren't encouraged to question what their imaginations are cooking up, and instead have their wild imaginings affirmed, encouraged, and fed as facts by dumbass adults like these, they end up as... well, dumbass adults like these.
 
2013-03-25 10:46:21 AM

TheGreatGazoo: My three year old daughter hates the same foods that one of her great grandmothers hated.  I guess we better sign her up.

/Still a better show that Honey Boo Boo


She got her great grandmother's super-taster gene.
 
2013-03-25 10:48:20 AM

czetie: One thing I've never understood about reincarnation woo believers: there are approximately 7 billion people alive on Earth today, and of those about half have been added just in my lifetime. So where do they think all the extra souls came from? Do they believe that new souls are being manufactured all the time, so some of us have "old"  souls and some have "new" souls? Or have there always been 7 billion souls, but in the past you had to wait around between lives for another turn?

Or maybe there are actually only about 100,000 souls, and the vast majority of so-called people alive today are empty, soulless husks?

Actually, that last theory would explain a great deal about the world.


Not for nothing, but can't people supposedly be reincarnated as animals and such?  There are a whole lot of extinct animals out there.  Maybe your neighbor is a Dodo bird with memories of eating yummy seeds.
 
2013-03-25 10:53:52 AM

chatikh: Darwin Christ, all these supposed informational channels like the History Channel or this Bio Channel should stick to actual information. My mother watches these ridiculous ghost shows on one of these channels, and she kind of actually believes in them. It makes me really worry about her.


Yeah, it turns out the History Channel was actually the Fox Network in a previous life.
 
2013-03-25 10:56:41 AM
This is retarded. You know what, Maybe I should try to get in on this by claiming to be my grandfather reincarnated. I have a short temper, hate annoying people, and think all this twitter stuff is bullshiat. Of course, I'm the reincarnation of my granddad, it make compleat logical sense.
 
2013-03-25 11:07:37 AM
great I should we get to listen to Kidz make up things about how awesome they used to be. I mean my little brother used to be a dragon, a knight and ninja in his past lives if his imagination is any indication.
 
2013-03-25 12:05:10 PM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: xanadian: This reminds me. I really should find a new dealer from whom I can buy some pot.

Just go to the doctor and complain about menstrual cramping. They'll give you a special card and a list of places to buy.


If I were to go to the doctor and complain about menstrual cramping, I think they'd be doing more than just getting me a marijuana card... :/  Like, they'd be checking me into the nut house or something.
 
2013-03-25 12:31:42 PM
Reincarnated Kids Needed For Reality Show.

One of these things is not like the other.
 
2013-03-25 12:50:01 PM
Reality shows are pure trash, and this one will be no exception. No caring parent would want their child exploited in such a fashion. But spontaneous past life recall is actually pretty common among very young children, and most who experience it aren't claiming to have been anyone famous or important. According to my mother, my grandparents, and assorted aunts, uncles, and cousins, I would tell anyone who would listen to me about how "when I died before" I had been buried without any shoes. Apparently, it really bothered Toddler!Nmissi that somewhere out there, my previous corpse was rotting barefoot. As the whole family was hyperchristian, it gave them all the creeps and they actively discouraged the whole thing. (Mom didn't even know what reincarnation was until several years later, she'd never heard of such a thing.) It stopped by the time I entered school, and I have no memory of it now, it just comes up at those family events where all your ancient relatives sit around and talk about embarrassing things you did as a child.
 
2013-03-25 01:09:44 PM

Old Gnarled Oak: AqueousBoy: When my fiancee died a few years ago, her family decided the best thing to do, aside from going crazy, was to take a life regression class to get in touch with their spirituality and find her in the afterlife.  Her dad saw images of his past life as a pharaoh in Egypt.  Of course, my fiancee had been obsessed with ancient Egypt.  But man, if reincarnation were real, what a step down - to go from a pharaoh to a podunk middle school teacher with a tenuous grasp on reality.

/then I married an Egyptian
//coincidence???

Why is it that no one ever decides that they were a low-life scum chicken thief in their past lives?


I once dated a woman who swore she ran around as a 4-5 year old child yelling "Libertad" and talking about the Spanish Revolution (first real gf in college, where I learned  No one ever wants an imagined life to be boring
 
2013-03-25 01:11:00 PM
And the dumbification of America continues unabated.
 
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