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(Slate)   Dear Prudie, sure I killed a guy, but do my in-laws have to be such dicks about it?   (slate.com) divider line 151
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2013-06-25 11:31:35 AM
George Zimmerman is writing to Prudie? (i didn't bother to RTFA)
 
2013-06-25 11:34:38 AM
I understand our country is divided over many issues, guns particularly among them, but surely even the most ardent gun-control activist can recognize that when an armed intruder is in your house, Robert's Rules of Order do not apply.

I don't understand where she get this. The guy didn't say he was armed. He said the intruder was armed. We don't even know if a gunshot was involved, merely that there was a struggle resulting in the intruder's death. I just find it an odd thing to infer.
 
2013-06-25 11:43:16 AM
I can kind of see both sides to this issue, having had personal experience with using lethal force against a home invasion.  It was a terrible, traumatic thing, even if it didn't cause actual injury; luckily, the homeowner was too groggy from being woken up in the night to shoot straight, and I managed to get away.

Pro-tip: keep an eye out for pet toys on the floor, those little squeaky things can make a lot of noise when you're not expecting it.
 
2013-06-25 11:49:38 AM

Sybarite: I understand our country is divided over many issues, guns particularly among them, but surely even the most ardent gun-control activist can recognize that when an armed intruder is in your house, Robert's Rules of Order do not apply.

I don't understand where she get this. The guy didn't say he was armed. He said the intruder was armed. We don't even know if a gunshot was involved, merely that there was a struggle resulting in the intruder's death. I just find it an odd thing to infer.


Yeah she jumped to conclusions there, but really I think it was an excuse for her to use their Amazon reseller link.
 
2013-06-25 11:58:56 AM
Sounds like his family and friends are a bunch of assholes. Should he have just let the intruder kill him or another loved one? Would that have been more acceptable?

AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-06-25 12:08:48 PM

LlamaGirl: Sounds like his family and friends are a bunch of assholes. Should he have just let the intruder kill him or another loved one? Would that have been more acceptable?

AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!


Some prude.
 
2013-06-25 12:09:07 PM

LlamaGirl: AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!


You sound like you're not a quasi-feminist housewife who does nothing but read Slate all day
 
2013-06-25 12:27:24 PM

LlamaGirl:
AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!


Tete Campbell's wife.
 
2013-06-25 12:28:55 PM

LlamaGirl: Sounds like his family and friends are a bunch of assholes. Should he have just let the intruder kill him or another loved one? Would that have been more acceptable?

AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!


You've been on Fark since 2007?  She's a Fark regular, almost a celebrity.  Kind of the Ric Romero of advice columnists.
 
2013-06-25 12:31:08 PM
I would think that killing a man would at least get your inlaws to be a little politer to you.
 
2013-06-25 12:31:57 PM
Prudie made this one up  to scold the pants-wetting guns-always-bad crowd.
 
2013-06-25 12:33:30 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: I would think that killing a man would at least get your inlaws to be a little politer to you.


You would think that people who don't want their cars damaged wouldn't park in two spaces, too.
 
2013-06-25 12:37:06 PM

BarkingUnicorn: God Is My Co-Pirate: I would think that killing a man would at least get your inlaws to be a little politer to you.

You would think that people who don't want their cars damaged wouldn't park in two spaces, too.


You would think that people who listen to terrible shiatty music wouldn't crank their car stereos the loudest.
 
2013-06-25 12:38:22 PM
I'm not sure which is worse.  Picking up the nickname "Killer" or the cold shoulder from the rest of the family.
 
2013-06-25 12:48:56 PM
Simple solution: just start calling your brother-in-law a rapist. He's probably had sex at some point in his life, so if what you did makes you a killer, what he did makes him a rapist
 
2013-06-25 01:08:27 PM
Sybarite:
I don't understand where she get this.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-25 01:12:10 PM
You're all missing the important part of TFA:

Dear Prudence: Errant Dildo
 
2013-06-25 01:22:26 PM

toraque: I can kind of see both sides to this issue, having had personal experience with using lethal force against a home invasion.  It was a terrible, traumatic thing, even if it didn't cause actual injury; luckily, the homeowner was too groggy from being woken up in the night to shoot straight, and I managed to get away.

Pro-tip: keep an eye out for pet toys on the floor, those little squeaky things can make a lot of noise when you're not expecting it.


Niiiiiice.
 
2013-06-25 01:28:10 PM

ArkAngel: Simple solution: just start calling your brother-in-law a rapist. He's probably had sex at some point in his life, so if what you did makes you a killer, what he did makes him a rapist


Fire with fire, I like it.
 
2013-06-25 01:29:40 PM

xanadian: You're all missing the important part of TFA:

Dear Prudence: Errant Dildo


Oh, come on.  That's fake.
 
2013-06-25 01:32:18 PM

ArkAngel: Simple solution: just start calling your brother-in-law a rapist. He's probably had sex at some point in his life, so if what you did makes you a killer, what he did makes him a rapist


I like that approach, but truthfully he is a killer. What he isn't is a murderer.
 
2013-06-25 01:33:15 PM
Sounds like his brother in law needs to have his ass kicked at the very least sued for slander.
 
2013-06-25 01:36:02 PM

xanadian: You're all missing the important part of TFA:

Dear Prudence: Errant Dildo


I was just writing for advice on getting my Taylor Swift cover band started.
 
2013-06-25 01:37:16 PM

vpb: LlamaGirl: Sounds like his family and friends are a bunch of assholes. Should he have just let the intruder kill him or another loved one? Would that have been more acceptable?

AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!

Some prude.


But that's not important right now.
 
2013-06-25 01:39:15 PM
Or you could see this as a blessing in disguise.  No honey, I won't go to anymore in law family functions, they don't want me there, and I will respect that.  Have fun honey, send them my love.  *cracks beer, turns on game and kicks up feet*
 
2013-06-25 01:39:55 PM
I wonder how much the person that writes these letters for the column gets? It's like the literary version of pro-wrestling. Except less real.
 
2013-06-25 01:40:18 PM
Solution: start saying stuff like "I would absolutely murder a gin and tonic right now" or "I would kill for a second helping of your delicious casserole" or "STFU or I will kill you too".

Seems fake. I can't really imagine anyone behaving this way. OTOH, if this were true I would guess that the "killer" is an absolute d-bag and this was the straw that broke the camels back.
 
2013-06-25 01:40:18 PM

FloydA: Sybarite:
I don't understand where she get this.

[i105.photobucket.com image 530x357]


I loved that mini-series/movie.

"It's only a matter of time before our imaginations start running wild!"
 
2013-06-25 01:40:49 PM
Meh.  I'd tell the family to mind their own farking business.. you know what I'm capable of....

/Only ever gave a shiat about wifes parents during the courting stage.  They can go suck on piss after that, the ball is entirely in their court as to how well we get along.
 
2013-06-25 01:41:07 PM

LlamaGirl: Sounds like his family and friends are a bunch of assholes. Should he have just let the intruder kill him or another loved one? Would that have been more acceptable?

AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!


http://www.slate.com/authors.emily_yoffe.html
 
2013-06-25 01:41:13 PM

LeroyBourne: Or you could see this as a blessing in disguise.  No honey, I won't go to anymore in law family functions, they don't want me there, and I will respect that.  Have fun honey, send them my love.  *cracks beer, turns on game and kicks up feet*


This.

My in laws love me.  I really need to change that.
 
2013-06-25 01:41:47 PM

Sybarite: I understand our country is divided over many issues, guns particularly among them, but surely even the most ardent gun-control activist can recognize that when an armed intruder is in your house, Robert's Rules of Order do not apply.

I don't understand where she get this. The guy didn't say he was armed. He said the intruder was armed. We don't even know if a gunshot was involved, merely that there was a struggle resulting in the intruder's death. I just find it an odd thing to infer.


From his letter:

He had broken into my home, armed
 
2013-06-25 01:42:15 PM

Donnchadha: LlamaGirl: AND WHO THE FARK IS PRUDIE?!

You sound like you're not a quasi-feminist housewife who does nothing but read Slate all day


Hey, some of us Libertarian IT folk who need something do to while waiting for the phone to ring enjoy Prudie.
 
2013-06-25 01:43:09 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Prudie made this one up  to scold the pants-wetting guns-always-bad crowd.


mocking the candyass hoplophobes is always a good thing
 
2013-06-25 01:44:27 PM
Sounds like BIL for some reason or other didn't like him and went to find something then blew it out of proportion to the rest of the family. Meh. I'd rather 'killed armed intruder' than 'date-raped girl in college'; but that's just me.
 
2013-06-25 01:44:43 PM
Why is this "amusing?"  It's horrible that his wife's family is judging him for SAVING HIS OWN LIFE.  Those idiots would probably rather die than save their own lives.  Screw em.
 
2013-06-25 01:45:11 PM

ArkAngel: Simple solution: just start calling your brother-in-law a rapist. He's probably had sex at some point in his life, so if what you did makes you a killer, what he did makes him a rapist


Seen this type of bullshiat.  The brother-in-law thinks he's a tough guy and now is insecure because he's now actually met someone who's killed someone so he's all insecure.

The big problem here is that he should have told them.  He should have sat them down and explained things to them.  It's not like suckers were hiding and jumping behind the bush when they saw him driving by, hanging out his window with his magnum taking out putos and generally acting kinda loco.  He should have told them that even through they may not be able to understand it, but once he just killed a man.
 
2013-06-25 01:45:23 PM

Evil Mackerel: Sounds like his brother in law needs to have his ass kicked at the very least sued for slander.


Honestly, this is the kind of thing my family, which is full of caustic bastards on a good day, would never let up about.  It would start with all casual greetings of the brother-in-law in question being interspersed with straight-faced inquiries about whether he'd gotten any good loogies off at returning veterans that day, probably progress to jokes about some people helping keep up the safety record of the armed robbers' union by dinner-time, and probably go downhill from there.

This probably deserves more good-natured counter-ridicule than real offense, is what I'm saying here.  Probably the "killer" guy is offering it in that spirit (an in-family joke, traditionally insensitive to begin with) even if the douchebags keeping their kids away from him are legitimately awful people.  Keep talking to the ones that are worth talking to, cut ties with the ones that are wastes of oxygen, and move on.
 
2013-06-25 01:46:51 PM

The Muthaship: LeroyBourne: Or you could see this as a blessing in disguise.  No honey, I won't go to anymore in law family functions, they don't want me there, and I will respect that.  Have fun honey, send them my love.  *cracks beer, turns on game and kicks up feet*

This.

My in laws love me.  I really need to change that.


My wife hates her mother (multiple reasons) and wants nothing to do with her.

Probably a big part of why how we've been married for 9 years.
 
2013-06-25 01:47:07 PM
I once stabbed a teenager when he tried to mug me.

The kid was arrested a couple hours later when he showed up to a hospital seeking treatment. I was never charged with anything. Don't know what ended up happening to the kid.

Have I ever felt guilty about it? Nope.
Has anyone ever given me crap about it? Nope.

Fark em.
 
2013-06-25 01:47:16 PM

tricycleracer: xanadian: You're all missing the important part of TFA:

Dear Prudence: Errant Dildo

Oh, come on.  That's fake.


http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Labs-Clone-A-Willy-Kit-White/dp/B000NBS 2R E

The item isn't!
 
2013-06-25 01:47:33 PM
If your in-laws are treating you like shiat and your partner doesn't step up to the plate to defend you then you should be happy that they won't be your in-laws for long.
 
2013-06-25 01:47:51 PM
Is he from Reno?
 
2013-06-25 01:47:58 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-25 01:48:19 PM
I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
 
2013-06-25 01:49:23 PM

Walt_Jizzney: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 538x424]


Are you monitoring my Netflix queue?  I just watched that one last night.

One of my favorite Trek episodes ever.
 
2013-06-25 01:51:13 PM
Dear Writer: Fark your in-laws. Seriously, fark 'em. If you're ever at one of their houses and an armed intruder breaks in, calmly excuse yourself and leave them to this man's devices, they don't deserve to have someone come to their defense if they couldn't handle that same someone defending himself.
 
2013-06-25 01:51:37 PM

Gordon Bennett: I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.


But I got distracted at the last minute and missed it.  My friends tried to tell me what it was like but it just wasn't the same.
 
2013-06-25 01:52:20 PM

Evil Mackerel: Sounds like his brother in law needs to have his ass kicked at the very least sued for slander.


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2013-06-25 01:53:14 PM
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