Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Today)   Latest from entitled, butthurt, college-rejected high schooler whose open letter was posted by the Wall Street Journal: "It's a satire"   ( todaynews.today.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Wall Street Journal, Savannah Guthrie, holistic approaches  
•       •       •

11899 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Apr 2013 at 6:39 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



207 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2013-04-05 01:52:28 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.


So she thinks that just because she watches '30 Rock' she's suddenly an expert on satire?

If she REALLY wants to know the reason why she wasn't selected for the Ivy League schools; she need to look no further than the open 'satirical' letter she penned to those who 'scorned' her.

I'm no fan of the college admissions process either (it's a goddamned racket).  But what she did was just some crybaby, entitlist rubbish.
 
2013-04-05 01:54:49 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: She was clearly claiming that people who do pursue those resume items are either insincere or lying rather than actually doing those things.


In her defense, there's a ton of that.
 
2013-04-05 02:01:39 PM  

The Muthaship: AdmirableSnackbar: She was clearly claiming that people who do pursue those resume items are either insincere or lying rather than actually doing those things.

In her defense, there's a ton of that.


Maybe, depending on how you define "a ton of that". It happens but it's far from the norm, and for the most part college admissions offices see right through the lies. She was told - correctly so - that getting into a college was a game and she wanted to play.  But she wanted to play the game her way, not by the rules she was given.  When she lost, she blamed the refs (admissions offices), her coaches (her parents), her opponents for being better than she was, and then she claimed that others got a head start (her borderline bigotry).

It would have been a lot better satire had she decided to bypass college entirely.  If you play a game, you need to play to win. If you don't do that then you don't get to whine about losing.
 
2013-04-05 02:03:08 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: If you play a game, you need to play to win. If you don't do that then you don't get to whine about losing.


On this we agree.  Can we go get a beer now?
 
2013-04-05 02:29:50 PM  

The Muthaship: AdmirableSnackbar: If you play a game, you need to play to win. If you don't do that then you don't get to whine about losing.

On this we agree.  Can we go get a beer now?


Absolutely.
 
2013-04-05 04:19:58 PM  
Can't wait to catch up with her in four years and find out that she blames her not getting a six-figure salary straight out of whatever cow college she picks is due to brown people, people whose parents  really really loved them, and everything and anything but her shiatty attitude.
 
2013-04-05 05:29:40 PM  

Mr. Toadcheese: Can't wait to catch up with her in four years and find out that she blames her not getting a six-figure salary straight out of whatever cow college she picks is due to brown people, people whose parents  really really loved them, and everything and anything but her shiatty attitude. picking a terrible major or not moving to the highest COL areas in the country after getting a degree in a non-terrible major.


FTFY.  You CAN get a six-figure job straight out of college, but it usually involves getting an in-high-demand engineering degree from a good program, and then moving to NYC or SF, where the poverty line is something like $60K.

/Or being expected to work a minimum of 80 hours a week with occasional spikes to 100+ and always being on 24/7 on-call.
//There's a reason why I took a 35% real paycut and 60% paycut once you count COL to avoid that job.
 
Displayed 7 of 207 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.

In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report