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2013-04-04 04:27:54 PM  
Writing a bitter screed decrying life as being unfair, then calling it sarcasm when called out on your crap? Wonder what her Fark handle is.
 
2013-04-04 04:43:41 PM  
There are some pretty good shots in it.

That being said, Looks like University of Illinois!
 
2013-04-04 04:59:42 PM  
In order to be a satire, it would need to be satirizing something. So she's either satirizing herself and her own generation, or she's satirizing the admissions process. The first is suspect because most people of her generation don't feel the need to go on long, bitter rants about affirmative action. In fact, her (and technically my) generation is the most diverse and accepting of diversity ever. If she's satirizing the admissions process, it would seem to me to have been far more effective if done from the perspective of an admissions officer.

I just don't buy the "satire" bit. It sounds more like someone who really sucks at life and is bitter about it, but threw in a line or two at the end to give herself plausible deniability if it went the wrong way.
 
2013-04-04 05:07:45 PM  
yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"
 
2013-04-04 05:15:42 PM  
Read the original bitter thing.  Typical high schooler mentality.  Nothing better or worse than that.

Can't really be angry at a kid for being disappointed and bitter.  She's a kid.  They do that sort of thing.
 
2013-04-04 05:16:35 PM  
Good satire includes whatever it is you are satirizing: Swift "The English treat the Irish so badly we should just eat them, it'd be more humane."

Snowflake, if you were going for satire, you deservedly got rejected by wherever you applied.

/but since we're in America, I'm sure you will fail upwards spectacularly.
 
2013-04-04 05:30:37 PM  
FTA..Although Weiss didn't get into the Ivy League schools she sought, she was accepted into numerous other prestigious schools including Pennsylvania State, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

She'll fit right in with those denialists.
 
2013-04-04 05:42:01 PM  
Once you got mocked by everyone and realized only the WSJ and other affirmative action haters were on your side, it suddenly becomes "satire."  Sure.
 
2013-04-04 05:44:35 PM  
Sure it is, sweetie.

Now go outside and play. Mommy and Daddy need some alone time.
 
2013-04-04 05:47:30 PM  

naughtyrev: Writing a bitter screed decrying life as being unfair, then calling it sarcasm when called out on your crap? Wonder what her Fark handle is.


Do you think she'll send us BIE?
 
2013-04-04 05:54:36 PM  

Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"


"the cheese stands alone"
 
2013-04-04 05:59:22 PM  
You mean like when people read something from The Onion, BBSpot and other sites and never noticed the SATIRE tag? Good times years ago....
 
2013-04-04 06:03:49 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: There are some pretty good shots in it.

That being said, Looks like University of Illinois!


As an Illini alum, we don't want her. Send her someplace it's easy to get into, like Purdue.
 
2013-04-04 06:04:48 PM  
Ah yes, the last defense of stupid people who get burned on the Internet:  "It's satire".
 
2013-04-04 06:06:22 PM  
"Like millions of teenagers out there, I was crying to my mom and she said 'I cannot hear about this any more, just go talk to someone else,' so I called my sister," she said. "I was crying, but she was hysterically laughing, and she said, 'Go write this down.' So I did, and this is what came out of it."

...How does that equate to satire?

"It's a satire. That's the point. Just like '30 Rock' is a satire, which pokes fun at things that are politically correct. That's what I was trying to do," Weiss told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.

Oh, I get it. She doesn't know what satire is. Makes sense now.
 
2013-04-04 06:07:07 PM  

Mentat: Ah yes, the last defense of stupid people who get burned on the Internet:  "It's satire".


I'm surprised she didn't go with "snark".
 
2013-04-04 06:10:01 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Mentat: Ah yes, the last defense of stupid people who get burned on the Internet:  "It's satire".

I'm surprised she didn't go with "snark".


I'm surprised she didn't spell it satyr.
 
2013-04-04 06:11:34 PM  

Lusiphur: In order to be a satire, it would need to be satirizing something. So she's either satirizing herself and her own generation, or she's satirizing the admissions process. The first is suspect because most people of her generation don't feel the need to go on long, bitter rants about affirmative action. In fact, her (and technically my) generation is the most diverse and accepting of diversity ever. If she's satirizing the admissions process, it would seem to me to have been far more effective if done from the perspective of an admissions officer.

I just don't buy the "satire" bit. It sounds more like someone who really sucks at life and is bitter about it, but threw in a line or two at the end to give herself plausible deniability if it went the wrong way.


It could be "satire" if you view at as a conservative attempt at humor. She made fun of elitist colleges and her own stupid liberal gay/Obama supporting generation. How is that not funny? Granted, it should have ended with some well-known liberal getting butt raped, but she's young. She'll learn the tricks as she goes.
 
2013-04-04 06:26:08 PM  

Car_Ramrod: "Like millions of teenagers out there, I was crying to my mom and she said 'I cannot hear about this any more, just go talk to someone else,' so I called my sister," she said. "I was crying, but she was hysterically laughing, and she said, 'Go write this down.' So I did, and this is what came out of it."

...How does that equate to satire?

"It's a satire. That's the point. Just like '30 Rock' is a satire, which pokes fun at things that are politically correct. That's what I was trying to do," Weiss told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.

Oh, I get it. She doesn't know what satire is. Makes sense now.


the Phrase "poke fun at things politically correct" is a code for "I Wanna be racist, homophobic and elitist, but people shun me when I do it. WAAAAH!"
 
2013-04-04 06:26:50 PM  

Car_Ramrod: As an Illini alum, we don't want her. Send her someplace it's easy to get into, like Purdue.


It was a movie quote.
 
2013-04-04 06:27:14 PM  
Despite a 4.5 GPA, an SAT score of 2120 and a stint as a U.S. Senate page, Weiss was rejected by Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.
 
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2013-04-04 06:30:24 PM  

tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"


"I want to spend more time with my family"
 
2013-04-04 06:35:16 PM  
can this be the last thread about this little Twunt? Sure, lets please deride her and all her CYA foistering... and lets have another 300+ strong thread.. i just think that the next followup thread will be that theyoung lady doesnt exist at all and it was all just a rouse put forth by a senior editor at the WSJ
 
2013-04-04 06:41:05 PM  

sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"


"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"
 
2013-04-04 06:41:49 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"


"It's a slippery slope"
 
2013-04-04 06:43:31 PM  
Lazy biatch
 
2013-04-04 06:43:54 PM  
An SAT of 2120? When I took it, 1,600 was the highest you could go.
 
2013-04-04 06:43:56 PM  

thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"


"Common sense gun control"
 
2013-04-04 06:44:16 PM  

thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"


I slipped and fell onto that coke bottle
 
2013-04-04 06:45:09 PM  

thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"


"I swear to God she was dead when I got here"
 
2013-04-04 06:45:58 PM  
OUCH. Didnt get into Yale huh? Bummer. That makes one of us lol! Her SAT is better than mine too. Oh wait, whats that? Its the new fangled 2400 score essay version. Check that, you suck. State school for you darlin. How did I get into Yale? I guess I was just more "persuasive".

MAIL IT IN! ...MAIL IT IN!!
 
2013-04-04 06:48:06 PM  
MAIL IT IN!

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2013-04-04 06:48:44 PM  

ModernLuddite: thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"

"I swear to God she was dead when I got here"


"My junk is stuck in the slats of my chair"
 
2013-04-04 06:49:41 PM  
If any college rejected this moron, seems to me that was the appropriate choice. Chick should repeat a grade, or four.
 
2013-04-04 06:50:35 PM  

A Shambling Mound: ModernLuddite: thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"

"I swear to God she was dead when I got here"

"My junk is stuck in the slats of my chair"


"She said she was 18."
 
2013-04-04 06:50:48 PM  
 
2013-04-04 06:50:53 PM  

Infernalist: Read the original bitter thing.  Typical high schooler mentality.  Nothing better or worse than that.

Can't really be angry at a kid for being disappointed and bitter.  She's a kid.  They do that sort of thing.


Although 99 out of a hundred white kids who get rejected from schools and complain about affirmative action were rejected on merit, not due to any affirmative action reasons, the original article was funny. I'm impressed that a 17 year old wrote it.
 
2013-04-04 06:51:16 PM  
A high school kid did something stupid on the internet, you say? BURN HER!!

/but not before every adult online and in print, on radio and tv has a chance to ridicule an immature teenager.
 
2013-04-04 06:52:30 PM  
Not pretty enough to be that stupid.
 
2013-04-04 06:52:36 PM  
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2013-04-04 06:52:42 PM  

ModernLuddite: thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"

"I swear to God she was dead when I got here"


"POPUPS!"

----

But seriously, this was not satire. Just come out and admit you were taking a bitter swipe at a lot of bullshiat and a lot of us would probably agree with you at least on a few things, or if nothing else respect you for owning up to your opinions.

/Went to a community college near home
//Transferred to a state university nearby as well
///BA with no loans and for less than $20k
////People don't give a fark outside of the ivy league anyway
 
jvl
2013-04-04 06:53:06 PM  
It wasn't satire.

But it was an attempt to be funny. If you didn't get that, you might just be dumber than a rock.
 
2013-04-04 06:53:35 PM  
Sounds like this guy I used to know: say something rude and insulting, causing people to become angry. When people become angry, say, "I was KIDDING! Jeeze, can't you take a joke?? Got no sense of humor, do you?"

PS even if it was satire, it sucked. It was bad and she should feel bad.
 
2013-04-04 06:54:12 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: A Shambling Mound: ModernLuddite: thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"

"I swear to God she was dead when I got here"

"My junk is stuck in the slats of my chair"

"She said she was 18."


"I was just giving that prostitute a ride, officer.."
 
2013-04-04 06:54:32 PM  
Margaret Mitchell and Brett Easton Ellis, now with young up-and-comer, Suzy Lee Weis, in on the act! C'mon, everybody, let's hear it for retrospective satire!*cue applause*
 
2013-04-04 06:54:41 PM  

jvl: It wasn't satire.

But it was an attempt to be funny. If you didn't get that, you might just be dumber than a rock.


See, that only works if you can pull funny off. She can't.
 
2013-04-04 06:54:51 PM  

jvl: It wasn't satire.

But it was an attempt to be funny. If you didn't get that, you might just be dumber than a rock.


I didn't call it satire. She did.
 
2013-04-04 06:55:04 PM  
I have no doubt that there was a satirical element to it, that's certainly how I read it (of course you can't get into the college of your choice without extracurriculas), but the gratuitous shots at affirmative action and Elizabeth Warren is what set her up for the backlash.  Of course, that's also what made the WSJ want to publish it.
 
2013-04-04 06:55:10 PM  

Somaticasual: SN1987a goes boom: A Shambling Mound: ModernLuddite: thamike: God Is My Co-Pirate: sentex: tnpir: Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"

"the cheese stands alone"

"I want to spend more time with my family"

"I was undercover for a story on prostitution"

"It's a slippery slope"

"I swear to God she was dead when I got here"

"My junk is stuck in the slats of my chair"

"She said she was 18."

"I was just giving that prostitute a ride, officer.."


"I have a wide stance."
 
2013-04-04 06:55:38 PM  
I would like to move that we strike the word "butthurt" and this usage of "entitled" from the language. The first because it's just farking stupid. If I have to explain that, I hate you. The second because it's one of those times when a word means two things that contradict each other.  If they were "entitled" to a thing and did not get it, we should be annoyed for them, not at them. I'm entitled to the money in my bank account, for example."Self-entitled" correctly expresses the idea you're trying to get across. They decided they were entitled to something, but they actually aren't.

The first person to say I sound butthurt is entitled to a stabbing.
 
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