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(Nashville City Paper)   Family of teenager with Down Syndrome whose photo became an internet meme are suing for potato   (nashvillecitypaper.com) divider line 184
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2013-04-30 11:02:15 AM  
nnnyyaaaayyyy, subby?
 
2013-04-30 11:13:42 AM  
I don't think that family should ever go through any Fark threads.
 
2013-04-30 11:17:46 AM  
Article fails. They didn't even post any examples of his meme pics.
 
2013-04-30 11:28:49 AM  
Yeah - we kinda deserve this lawsuit. We should feel really bad.
 
2013-04-30 11:39:13 AM  
mojoimage.com
 
2013-04-30 11:49:00 AM  
Before I clicked the link, I thought it was going to be Torg.
 
2013-04-30 11:49:37 AM  

WTFDYW: Article fails. They didn't even post any examples of his meme pics.


THIS
 
2013-04-30 11:49:53 AM  
We done a baaaaa-aaaad thing.
 
2013-04-30 11:49:55 AM  
I thought it was going to be Count To Potato girl.
 
2013-04-30 11:50:46 AM  
That's just retarded.
 
2013-04-30 11:50:58 AM  
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-30 11:51:59 AM  
Gawd that lawsuit is RETARDED
 
2013-04-30 11:52:06 AM  
What's this lawsuit gonna read like? "Potato-Counter Vs. EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET"?
 
2013-04-30 11:52:27 AM  
Everybody needs a little helmet now and then - was the comment I generated - and now I want to know who I can write the 18 million dollar check to. Of course, the check will have no more than a picture of Mickey Mouse on it which proves it's legit...
 
2013-04-30 11:52:50 AM  
ERMAGERD! LOWSOOTS!
 
2013-04-30 11:54:44 AM  
Hey people, have a heart.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-30 11:54:59 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: I thought it was going to be Count To Potato girl.


Same. She already came out about how "hurtful" an experience it was. Reality check, that mother is the one to blame for posting such a picture all over the internet like that.
 
2013-04-30 11:55:45 AM  
img521.imageshack.us

thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-30 11:55:52 AM  

LessO2: Before I clicked the link, I thought it was going to be Torg.


Ditto.  I actually don't like to see Torg in political threads: he's a guy with a mental disability who seems to be pretty comfortable with it.  He doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the trolls and idiots he's supposed to be parodying- he's almost certainly a far better person than they are.
 
2013-04-30 11:56:05 AM  
Fink seems larked already.
 
2013-04-30 11:56:31 AM  

WTFDYW: Article fails. They didn't even post any examples of his meme pics.


Thread fails so far -- nobody has posted any examples of his meme pics.

=)
 
2013-04-30 11:57:06 AM  
Fakred already.
 
2013-04-30 11:57:39 AM  
...and someone posted the pictures before my comment hit.  Goddammit so much.
 
2013-04-30 11:57:48 AM  
Eps05

ERMAGERD! LOWSOOTS!

I could swear I know the girl in that photo
 
2013-04-30 11:57:59 AM  
I would actually feel so violated if my kid who had disabilities became some viral meme.  No, not violated... utterly destroyed.  I try not to partake anymore.
Just saying.
 
2013-04-30 11:58:11 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: LessO2: Before I clicked the link, I thought it was going to be Torg.

Ditto.  I actually don't like to see Torg in political threads: he's a guy with a mental disability who seems to be pretty comfortable with it.  He doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the trolls and idiots he's supposed to be parodying- he's almost certainly a far better person than they are.


I was thinking Torgo
www.monstershack.net
 
2013-04-30 11:58:17 AM  
This has Striesand Effect written all over it. Particularly if you put this type of news in the hands of the soulless people of Fark.
 
2013-04-30 11:58:34 AM  
The radio station, WHPT-FM, pictured Holland holding a sign with "Retarded News" written on it.


Some people are just mean for the sake of it.
 
2013-04-30 11:58:43 AM  
I thought it was going to be the little 'tarded girl.
 
2013-04-30 11:58:47 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
IT'S NOT A TUBER!
 
2013-04-30 11:58:49 AM  
The internet is a series of potatoes.
 
2013-04-30 11:59:07 AM  
hah so the family is just as retarded as the kid.

18 million dollars? they think that a picture is worth 18 million dollars? I'd offer to settle for $1 and some shiny trinkets.

The most sensible thing that could happen is the family loses said lawsuit and is forced to pay for the defendants legal fees.   We could curb this frivolous lawsuit crap almost overnight if we moved to a loser pays system.

Sure - you'd still be allowed to sue someone if you spilled hot coffee all over yourself or got your feelings hurt, but when you realize you have a high chance of losing AND being on the hook for possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars... it would finally start unclogging our legal system.
 
2013-04-30 12:00:14 PM  
i.imgur.com

The $18 million picture.

Is.. is that Comic Sans?

That should cost the radio station extra.
 
2013-04-30 12:00:21 PM  
Link is returded.
 
2013-04-30 12:00:37 PM  

special20: Everybody needs a little helmet now and then - was the comment I generated - and now I want to know who I can write the 18 million dollar check to. Of course, the check will have no more than a picture of Mickey Mouse on it which proves it's legit...


i43.tinypic.com

Something tells me he'll take it.
 
2013-04-30 12:00:58 PM  

DeathCipris: FirstNationalBastard: I thought it was going to be Count To Potato girl.

Same. She already came out about how "hurtful" an experience it was. Reality check, that mother is the one to blame for posting such a picture all over the internet like that.


Are you farking kidding?

To be proud of your kid and to share that pride is a pillar of being a parent.

What about Laina.. or Zeddy, (not sure on spelling).. and all the other people who became memes? The internet is a capricious monster... it will do what it does... you can embrace it (like they did) ignore it ... but you can't really fight it. But I certainly don't blame mother for trying to do something about it.
 
2013-04-30 12:02:02 PM  
sad
 
2013-04-30 12:02:28 PM  

Shadow Blasko: DeathCipris: FirstNationalBastard: I thought it was going to be Count To Potato girl.

Same. She already came out about how "hurtful" an experience it was. Reality check, that mother is the one to blame for posting such a picture all over the internet like that.

Are you farking kidding?

To be proud of your kid and to share that pride is a pillar of being a parent.

What about Laina.. or Zeddy, (not sure on spelling).. and all the other people who became memes? The internet is a capricious monster... it will do what it does... you can embrace it (like they did) ignore it ... but you can't really fight it. But I certainly don't blame mother for trying to do something about it.


She posted her mentally challenged child's picture publicly on the internet. What did she think would happen? The internet is a cruel and unforgiving place.
 
2013-04-30 12:03:13 PM  
You people are horrible. You make society worse.
 
2013-04-30 12:03:21 PM  
ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY
si0.twimg.com
SUE FOR POTATO.


 
2013-04-30 12:03:22 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: special20: Everybody needs a little helmet now and then - was the comment I generated - and now I want to know who I can write the 18 million dollar check to. Of course, the check will have no more than a picture of Mickey Mouse on it which proves it's legit...

[i43.tinypic.com image 419x247]

Something tells me he'll take it.


lmao. oh gosh i shouldnt laugh at that.

hope they dont ever come on fark. she'll sue everyone one of us
 
2013-04-30 12:03:23 PM  
Curious if the use of the image falls under fair-use for satire.
 
2013-04-30 12:03:52 PM  
^the tards, I mean
 
2013-04-30 12:05:22 PM  
relax people
yer family member is more respected and relevant than any celebutard
 
2013-04-30 12:05:38 PM  
DeathCipris: She posted her mentally challenged child's picture publicly on the internet. What did she think would happen? The internet is a cruel and unforgiving place.

And that's the lighter side of the internet. Then there's /b/
 
2013-04-30 12:06:47 PM  

DeathCipris: Glockenspiel Hero: LessO2: Before I clicked the link, I thought it was going to be Torg.

Ditto.  I actually don't like to see Torg in political threads: he's a guy with a mental disability who seems to be pretty comfortable with it.  He doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the trolls and idiots he's supposed to be parodying- he's almost certainly a far better person than they are.

I was thinking Torgo
[www.monstershack.net image 432x288]


OMG. The MST3K comment I laugh the hardest at every single time I watch is when Torgo is struggling to get up to do the master's bidding and they add the commentary "Here I go Vroom!" Sorry to digress from the rest of the thread...you just completely made my day.
 
2013-04-30 12:06:57 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-30 12:07:04 PM  

natas6.0: relax people
yer family member is more respected and relevant than any celebutard


Well, to be fair, the Guy in the meme in question has probably provided more entertainment than any Kardashian.

/he's also almost certainly more intelligent and likeable, too.
 
2013-04-30 12:08:48 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: DeathCipris: She posted her mentally challenged child's picture publicly on the internet. What did she think would happen? The internet is a cruel and unforgiving place.

And that's the lighter side of the internet. Then there's /b/


Very true. I am not saying the mother shouldn't be proud of her child, but posting your handicapped child's image on the public internet is just asking for trouble. These are the same moronic people that spill coffee on their lap from McDonald's and go "I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS HOT!"
I have no sympathy for those types.
 
2013-04-30 12:09:30 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: LessO2: Before I clicked the link, I thought it was going to be Torg.

Ditto.  I actually don't like to see Torg in political threads: he's a guy with a mental disability who seems to be pretty comfortable with it.  He doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the trolls and idiots he's supposed to be parodying- he's almost certainly a far better person than they are.


What are the origins of the Torg pictures?   How does anyone know his name (or is it his real name)?  Jes curious.
 
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