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(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 31
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2013-04-04 04:27:54 PM
9 votes:
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 05:07:45 PM
6 votes:
yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"
2013-04-04 04:43:41 PM
4 votes:
There are some pretty good shots in it.

That being said, Looks like University of Illinois!
2013-04-04 06:10:01 PM
3 votes:

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 06:55:38 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-04 06:52:36 PM
2 votes:
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2013-04-04 06:27:14 PM
2 votes:
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 09:38:32 PM
1 votes:

antisocialworker: Here's the last paragraph in her article:

"To those claiming that I am bitter-you bet I am! An underachieving selfish teenager making excuses for her own failures? That too! To those of you disgusted by this, shocked that I take for granted the wonderful gifts I have been afforded, I sayshhhh-"The Real Housewives" is on. "

For a 17 year-old, she sounds pretty self-aware.


The thing is, if you had read this followup, you would know that that isn't actually true. She got decent, middling marks, volunteered, had extracurricular activities. She just wasn't good enough. And she's bitter about it, because clearly she's better than all that other filth that took her place. She's not like all those other self-entitled whiny losers in her generation. I mean, her parents have money, and connections! So the only reason she didn't get in to her top choice is because of affirmative action, and stupid liberals who lied on their applications, and besides, they only did those activities because they were padding their resumes. Everyone must be as vapid as she is, and no one could possibly care about anything or genuinely want to help people, or have a real moment of enlightenment.

I can see this being humor. I could see this being humor yesterday. But it's conservative humor. The kind that seeks to cover up for individual failure with cruel, mean-spirited caricatures. The kind that uses humor not for exposing truth, nor for making people laugh, but to cover for bitterness and resentment. It's humor as a smoke screen. Humor as an excuse to let her inner demons play free. Worst of all, it's humor that just isn't that funny.
2013-04-04 08:52:13 PM
1 votes:
Christ, you people and the Gawker/tumblr crowd are the biggest bunch of babies. I would have never imagined that a light-hearted opinion piece by a teenage girl could cause so much righteous indignation and vitriol. Dewad thy panties.
2013-04-04 08:29:08 PM
1 votes:
it's like when you launch a snowball from across the street at the neighbor kid because you think it'll be funny. but then you realize you misjudged your aim and hit him right in the face, and no matter how hard you try to laugh it off and reiterate the fact that "i meant to hit you in the back! it was a joke!" you still look like an asshole.
2013-04-04 08:24:41 PM
1 votes:
i'd like to hear how spentmiles applied to college
2013-04-04 08:16:42 PM
1 votes:

Tigger: yeah, that's convincing

"It was satire"

"It was my wife typing"

"I was in the marine core"


'my handle really is my surname. it's french'
2013-04-04 08:15:33 PM
1 votes:
If only she'd been a black, blind lesbian from an inner city.
2013-04-04 08:13:42 PM
1 votes:

Rufus Lee King: Mister Pleco: The Muthaship: Gyrfalcon: peasants_are_revolting: An SAT of 2120? When I took it, 1,600 was the highest you could go.

"It's a joke."

Max is 2400 now.  There's an essay section now.

Wow.  So, now there's a point on learning to write essays.

/How I Spent My Summer Vacation....

The first day of my summer vacation I woke up. Then I went downtown to look for a job. Then I hung out in front of the drugstore.

The second day of my summer vacation...oh, hell, y'all know the rest.



Hey, I gotta godada can, man!
2013-04-04 08:11:12 PM
1 votes:

peasants_are_revolting: An SAT of 2120? When I took it, 1,600 was the highest you could go.



They shouldn't score it at all, that's discriminatory and racist. Everyone should get a participation trophy!
2013-04-04 07:26:40 PM
1 votes:
If she's so dumb that she doesn't understand the concept of applying to a "safety school" it's no big jump to the conclusion that she really doesn't understand the concept of satire either.

/I hear Devry is nice this time of year.
2013-04-04 07:13:21 PM
1 votes:

aerojockey: In other news, Yale, Princeton, UPenn, and Vanderbilt just saved this young woman about a quarter of a million dollars in student loans.


It is ALMOST as if entrance boards provide a service to students...
2013-04-04 07:00:23 PM
1 votes:
www.blindfiveyearold.com
2013-04-04 06:58:28 PM
1 votes:

Yogimus: Debeo Summa Credo: "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."

"I never inhaled"


"I was hiking the Appalachian Trail."
2013-04-04 06:53:35 PM
1 votes:
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.
jvl
2013-04-04 06:53:06 PM
1 votes:
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 06:48:44 PM
1 votes:

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 06:41:49 PM
1 votes:

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 06:41:05 PM
1 votes:

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 06:30:24 PM
1 votes:

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 06:26:08 PM
1 votes:

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 06:11:34 PM
1 votes:

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 06:06:22 PM
1 votes:
"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 05:47:30 PM
1 votes:

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 05:44:35 PM
1 votes:
Sure it is, sweetie.

Now go outside and play. Mommy and Daddy need some alone time.
2013-04-04 05:16:35 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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