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(Toronto Star)   Let's just stick the wheelchair kid over on the side   (thestar.com) divider line 208
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2013-06-17 06:42:33 PM  

SavageWombat: No, it wasn't malicious - just an overly-anal artist type composing the shot, trying to make the group symmetrical with the risers.  They should have ignored the risers and moved the group over to include the chair, just as suggested.


This, obviously. Bad photography, and the only other adult present didn't understand the issue, apparently.
 
2013-06-17 06:45:03 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-17 06:45:06 PM  

jst3p: Was he hopping mad?
I don't think he had the spine to say anything.
[www.commonsenseevaluation.com image 500x379]


Food on my keyboard now.  Thanks!
 
2013-06-17 06:47:06 PM  
When I saw the headline, I was thinking it would be something like this:

blog.modernmechanix.com
 
2013-06-17 06:47:38 PM  

ParagonComplex: This gave me the giggle fits, but not in the assholy way one is accustomed to with Fark. These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids. One of those things that's so sad you either have to laugh or cry so I just got the giggle fits at the abbrasiveness and audasity of these failures of humanity.


Soooooo....the whole class...NAY...the whole school, has to change everything for one kid? Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few....or the ONE.
 
2013-06-17 06:48:23 PM  

FormlessOne: SavageWombat: No, it wasn't malicious - just an overly-anal artist type composing the shot, trying to make the group symmetrical with the risers.  They should have ignored the risers and moved the group over to include the chair, just as suggested.

This, obviously. Bad photography, and the only other adult present didn't understand the issue, apparently.


That's a good point too.  The kid's mother has probably drilled every last sentence of that kid's 504 into the teacher's head by now, you'd think she would've spotted this as an actual issue.  Then again, she probably has about 15 ADHD cases in her class that she was trying to get to sit right at the time.  Either way, all the things stated above are true.  Moving the seats to accommodate the wheelchair would've broken the photographer's OCD-riddled mind.
 
2013-06-17 06:49:31 PM  

Eternal: ParagonComplex: This gave me the giggle fits, but not in the assholy way one is accustomed to with Fark. These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids. One of those things that's so sad you either have to laugh or cry so I just got the giggle fits at the abbrasiveness and audasity of these failures of humanity.

Soooooo....the whole class...NAY...the whole school, has to change everything for one kid? Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few....or the ONE.


I agree.  Allow peanut butter in schools.
 
2013-06-17 06:51:36 PM  
Yeah, just scoot all the kids camera right until they meet up with him, recenter the top rows, would have been great.  They just weren't thinking.
 
2013-06-17 06:52:46 PM  

jckgdig: Why didn't Hodor just put him down next to the other kids?

/Hodor?
//Hodor!


[golfclap.jpg]
 
2013-06-17 06:53:32 PM  
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This thread is Udo approved.
 
2013-06-17 06:54:26 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-17 07:01:29 PM  

Thelyphthoric: cedarpark: jst3p: FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?

[i284.photobucket.com image 497x338]

Can you put some tits on the teacher too? Then it will be fixed.

[i.imgur.com image 491x309]

Happy now?

Do you have the original of that?


Sure!

www.holdinoutforahero.org
 
2013-06-17 07:02:30 PM  

Dragonflew: When I saw the headline, I was thinking it would be something like this:

[blog.modernmechanix.com image 849x1258]


Manufactured by Mitt Romney Enterprises!
 
2013-06-17 07:09:08 PM  

jaybeezey: Uzzah: ParagonComplex: These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids..

At a minimum, have the teacher stand next to/behind the wheelchair kid, rather than as far away from him as physically possible.

She probably didn't want to cath what ever syndrome/itis or biffida put that poor happy looking kid in the wheelchair to begin with.


or maybe he gets touchy when he's too close to other people and the only way to get a shot was to put him out of arm's reach. He does look quite "enthusastic" in that picture

/or maybe it's just gas
//window seat, smoking section
 
2013-06-17 07:09:20 PM  

Abner Doon: cwolf20


Try looking down the fark list.  We's has 2 articles about the same kid and his class
 
2013-06-17 07:11:53 PM  

Abner Doon: cwolf20: What to do after someone posts an article about this kid being placed to the side.  Post an article about this kid being placed to the side.

It's still stupid of the school to do it.

Uh, wut?


But never mind now. Looks like someone decided an earlier article was a duplicate of this one instead of the other way around. Oh well.
 
2013-06-17 07:12:02 PM  

cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.


what's that in Canadian time? like 7 seconds?
 
2013-06-17 07:18:19 PM  

kwame: Should have put the teacher in a wheelchair on the other side for symmetry.


I haven't laughed this hard at a post on the internet for a long time.  Well done!
 
2013-06-17 07:18:23 PM  
He should be happy since he's the only one with a face.
 
2013-06-17 07:20:23 PM  
Meh.  Doubt it was malicious, just dumb.  There are a lot more professional photographers than good photographers.
 
2013-06-17 07:20:47 PM  

Walker: Oh for f*cks sake, where did she want them to put him? The wheelchair could only go to the side.


So they couldn't have scooted the kids over two feet? Is it harder to move a bunch of kids if the distance is measured using the metric system?
 
2013-06-17 07:25:25 PM  

Walker: Oh for f*cks sake, where did she want them to put him? The wheelchair could only go to the side.


Kids on the front split into two groups. Each side moves down one seat. There is an empty one on each side.  Place wheelchair in front, centered where there's a new empty spot caused by the kids sliding to both ends.  Voila.
 
GCD
2013-06-17 07:25:48 PM  
It's actually quite refreshing to see the parents just pointing out the absurdity of the situation rather than screaming bloody murder and threatening everyone involved from the kids, to the teacher, to the principal to the manufacturers of the behemoth wheelchair with a lawsuit.

Oh wait, this happened in Canada?!?

Figures.

/Canadian too
 
2013-06-17 07:38:38 PM  
i.imgur.com

/Window seat please.
 
2013-06-17 07:40:59 PM  

cwolf20: Walker: Oh for f*cks sake, where did she want them to put him? The wheelchair could only go to the side.

Kids on the front split into two groups. Each side moves down one seat. There is an empty one on each side.  Place wheelchair in front, centered where there's a new empty spot caused by the kids sliding to both ends.  Voila.


He would be two feet in front of the kids in the front row, and 6 feet in front of the kids inb the back.
You don't see why that wouldn't work?
 
2013-06-17 07:45:10 PM  

Mock26: [img.photobucket.com image 441x365]


Its not so much cutting the two foot section out of the bench that is the problem, so much as cutting off the legs of the kid behind him.
 
2013-06-17 07:47:32 PM  

Dwindle: Mock26: [img.photobucket.com image 441x365]

Its not so much cutting the two foot section out of the bench that is the problem, so much as cutting off the legs of the kid behind him.


yeah, why not just cut off the legs of the kid in the wheelchair? It's not like he's using them!
 
2013-06-17 07:51:52 PM  

TrixieDelite: TheRealist II: Yes it is a malicious act obviously well planned out before hand with pure evil intent the day the photographer got his license , the photographer should be investigated in all the other pix. he took to see how many children he has shoved to the side.Also all his life savings along w/ all future income should be garnished as punishment.

Were you trying to hit your word quota for the day, or just peg the Stupid-o-Meter for a few minutes?


Do you honestly think the photographer was licensed? I doubt it... I am familiar with the Photography field and there are a ton of pyramid scheme get-rich-quick type photography setups for people wanting to take class photos. They usually involve hiring idiots that can't get a job at McDonalds or anywhere else and they are hired if they can push a button... that is about the only qualification they need. Actual ability to compose a decent photo or use common sense is completely optional.
 
2013-06-17 07:53:06 PM  
Again? Didn't this just happen with some kid in choir?

You know, if this were my child, instead of not showing the photo to him to 'spare his feelings' (I mean, he was there), I'd let him have it and mention nothing. If he had a problem with it (unlikely), I'd act excited about his special placement. Kids pick their vibes from adults -- negative or positive. Not looking at your child's special needs as a negative would help a lot in his feeling more positive about his situation. But what donI know, my kids were fabulously healthy until one was permanently disabled in an accident. (Which, yes, we freaked the fark out for a while and then begin appreciating the positives of her/our situation. The situation will never change, but our attitudes did)
 
2013-06-17 07:55:59 PM  
I wonder if it was possible to remove the kid from his chair and sit him on the bleachers? Just sayin...
 
2013-06-17 08:14:14 PM  
What were they supposed to do, have everyone crowd around wheelchair kid because he's special?  Get a farking grip.
 
2013-06-17 08:22:38 PM  

MutantMotherMouse: Again? Didn't this just happen with some kid in choir?

You know, if this were my child, instead of not showing the photo to him to 'spare his feelings' (I mean, he was there), I'd let him have it and mention nothing. If he had a problem with it (unlikely), I'd act excited about his special placement. Kids pick their vibes from adults -- negative or positive. Not looking at your child's special needs as a negative would help a lot in his feeling more positive about his situation. But what donI know, my kids were fabulously healthy until one was permanently disabled in an accident. (Which, yes, we freaked the fark out for a while and then begin appreciating the positives of her/our situation. The situation will never change, but our attitudes did)


Saw a pretty cool episode of Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days" series on this topic. You've lived it, so you don't need to watch it, but it taught me a little about the power of the human spirit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205012/
 
2013-06-17 08:24:31 PM  

Dwindle: He would be two feet in front of the kids in the front row, and 6 feet in front of the kids inb the back.
You don't see why that wouldn't work?


That depends on how the lens is set.  Step it down enough and that's fine.  Whether there is enough light there to do that I don't know.  (I'm pretty sure it's an ambient-light shot.)
 
2013-06-17 08:32:01 PM  

Uzzah: At a minimum, have the teacher stand next to/behind the wheelchair kid, rather than as far away from him as physically possible.


I know, right? That poor child. The kid didn't even appear to be intellectually disabled. Just looked like he had some degenerative disease, so you know he knew full well what was going on. Bunch of jerks.

Eternal: Soooooo....the whole class...NAY...the whole school, has to change everything for one kid? Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few....or the ONE.


If I can infuse some snark you would think they would want that kid in the picture more to hide how ugly the rest of those brats were.
 
2013-06-17 08:32:58 PM  

zelet: I don't even know the kid and my heart broke a little.


Yeah... it really sucks that he's leaning over trying to get closer to everyone.  That's gonna leave a mark.
 
2013-06-17 08:37:36 PM  

jst3p: When he showed up late for the picture the photographer asked him why he was tardy.


Ohh  sheeit you are going to hell
 
2013-06-17 08:37:40 PM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: The teacher could have been standing behind the wheelchair.  The children could have been shifted to one side on the bleachers toward the wheelchair child instead of the big gap.  The wheelchair could have been front and center (like the photoshop) with no children in the first row right behind him. A couple of kids could have been standing around the chair if the teacher "belongs" on the other side for some reason and the phototag wanted balance.


Or they could all tie ribbons on the chair and spin around it like a may pole while singing songs about diversity and feelings.  Or, just take a picture, which they did.  And not a single kid gave a flap.
 
2013-06-17 09:01:49 PM  

trappedspirit: Spawn_of_Cthulhu: The teacher could have been standing behind the wheelchair.  The children could have been shifted to one side on the bleachers toward the wheelchair child instead of the big gap.  The wheelchair could have been front and center (like the photoshop) with no children in the first row right behind him. A couple of kids could have been standing around the chair if the teacher "belongs" on the other side for some reason and the phototag wanted balance.

Or they could all tie ribbons on the chair and spin around it like a may pole while singing songs about diversity and feelings.  Or, just take a picture, which they did.  And not a single kid gave a flap.


Would've preferred the handicapped kid ensconced in a wicker framework, with the kids holding torches while a smiling, benevolent teacher looked on...
 
2013-06-17 09:29:38 PM  

ParagonComplex: This gave me the giggle fits, but not in the assholy way one is accustomed to with Fark. These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids. One of those things that's so sad you either have to laugh or cry so I just got the giggle fits at the abbrasiveness and audasity of these failures of humanity.


You're about 50 cards short of a full deck, aren't you? You don't put wheelchairs on bleachers dumbass, there are actually safety regulations against it, dumbass.
 
2013-06-17 09:40:21 PM  
The kid looks perfectly happy yet the only reason this is even an issue is because someone else had a problem with it.
 
2013-06-17 09:52:29 PM  

C18H27NO3: The kid looks perfectly happy yet the only reason this is even an issue is because someone else had a problem with it.


Does this logic extend to sexual assault against the disabled and children as well?
 
2013-06-17 09:55:08 PM  

Dragonflew: When I saw the headline, I was thinking it would be something like this:

[blog.modernmechanix.com image 849x1258]


Early side impact air dog bag?
 
2013-06-17 10:27:47 PM  

Dragonflew: When I saw the headline, I was thinking it would be something like this:

[blog.modernmechanix.com image 849x1258]


This is about as angry with a commercial product as I've ever been

/Unless that's a meme. God, I hope that's just a meme
 
2013-06-17 11:37:53 PM  

Dwindle: cwolf20: Walker: Oh for f*cks sake, where did she want them to put him? The wheelchair could only go to the side.

Kids on the front split into two groups. Each side moves down one seat. There is an empty one on each side.  Place wheelchair in front, centered where there's a new empty spot caused by the kids sliding to both ends.  Voila.

He would be two feet in front of the kids in the front row, and 6 feet in front of the kids inb the back.
You don't see why that wouldn't work?


Just as bad, yes.
 
2013-06-18 12:57:05 AM  

ArgusRun: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 500x335]


Now that one just screams for the "they see me rollin'" caption.

/no PS-fu here
 
2013-06-18 01:17:33 AM  
I don't think there is any way he can sit up on those benches.  The chair he's in looks pretty heavy duty.  I don't know if he can even sit up.  So wtf were people going to do?  In front it would look he was farking towing the others on a parade float.  They maybe could have had the kids stand around him somehow.  Of course he's still in a wheel chair and having the only class picture where everyone stands kind of points that out. 

Like every other PC cause there is only one option that will get all the whiners to shut the fark up.  No class picture for anyone ever again.  So in a few more years we'll be hearing a call for ending school pictures all together.
 
2013-06-18 01:19:27 AM  

MyNameIsMofuga: [i492.photobucket.com image 427x325]


That was for the win dude!   Email it to those Canuckleheads!
 
2013-06-18 01:36:25 AM  
i want to punch those parents.

I see nothing wrong with the pictue, other than the fact those are the ugliest kids i've ever seen. 99 percent of the class had no faces, but is anyone looking out for them????


noooooooooo
 
2013-06-18 01:39:10 AM  

ParagonComplex: This gave me the giggle fits, but not in the assholy way one is accustomed to with Fark. These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids. One of those things that's so sad you either have to laugh or cry so I just got the giggle fits at the abbrasiveness and audasity of these failures of humanity.


you are an idiot

/takes one to know one
 
2013-06-18 02:29:02 AM  

The Flexecutioner: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

what's that in Canadian time? like 7 seconds?


Just aboot.
 
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