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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.


global3.memecdn.com
 
2013-06-25 01:53:14 PM  
libertyendanger.files.wordpress.com

www.examiner.com

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2013-06-25 01:54:23 PM  
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2013-06-25 01:57:28 PM  

Egoy3k: 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.


This. Something about this also tells me the in-laws were douches before, too, and this is just their excuse to take it to a new level. The guy should count this as a blessing to rid himself of these people (rather than continue to feel obligated to interact with them due to being married). And if he does stay married, well, I'd say he's pretty much done with family gatherings due to the in-laws, but I'd bet long term a divorce is in the works if she's going to side with them over her husband.
 
2013-06-25 01:58:38 PM  
What do you do?  To the people who cut all ties you say, "Good riddance" and move on with your life.  To those who want the gory details tell them to go rent "Death Wish" and to stop bothering you about something that you really do not want to talk about.  For those who make snide comments or call you "killer" you just bide your time and at some point when you are alone with them you look them in the eye and in a very low voice say, "There was no break-in.  It was murder and I got away with it.  You're next."
 
2013-06-25 01:59:52 PM  
Fake stories are fake.

If not, as others have noted, hey, free out from dealing with her douchebag family.
 
2013-06-25 02:01:18 PM  

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If I get robbed by Kevin Spacey wearing a clown suit....BOOBS.
 
2013-06-25 02:02:09 PM  

Sybarite: 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.


She forgot that she hadn't mentioned any shots when she wrote the submission.
 
2013-06-25 02:02:13 PM  

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How does a universal background check prevent people from protecting themselves?
 
2013-06-25 02:05:44 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: 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


The armed part is there, but she seems to have made this about guns completely on her own.  It's hardly surprising.  I came across three separate sources yesterday who were blaming the whole Aaron Hernandez situation on guns.
 
2013-06-25 02:05:55 PM  
Devo:

How does a universal background check prevent people from protecting themselves?

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-25 02:06:17 PM  
Next time they mention it, tell 'em "You're next".
 
2013-06-25 02:06:36 PM  
Dear Killer,

I read somewhere that one in 1,000 Americans is a murderer. I don't recall if they were counting self-defence or just illegal homicides. But when you walk down the street, these are the people that you meet, they are people that you meet each day. Sorry. Having a flashback to my Sesame Street watching days. Those were good times. I would have stayed at college forever if the money had held out.

Any hoo, you are part of a big club, no pun intended. A lot of Americans have killed and would kill again given the opportunity. While trying to confirm my stat above, I discovered that North America accounts for 80% of serial killers, while Europe only accounts for 16%. Everybody else: Africa, Asia, South America, and presumably Australia and Antarctica, account for 4%.

Makes you think. Clearly guns do not kill people. North Americans kill people. THEY SHOULD ALL BE LOCKED UP SAFELY WHERE THEY CAN'T HURT ANYBODY.

Hey, maybe that is why Obama has drones ready to kill every single damn one of us on the slightest whim of our heavily-screened security personnel. Well, I can't really say they are heavily-screened. I HOPE they are heavily-screened. Most of them are North Americans. They can't be trusted with a trigger. Or else why is Whatzit headed towards the relative safety of Ecuador?

But I digress.

Shoot everybody who looks at your sidewalk suspiciously. It's the only solution.

But back to your problem, Killer. Your inlaws are jerks. It might be considered justifiable homicide if you killed them all. But since you say that your wife is attached to some of the morans, here's what you do. Everytime you are out with some of your inlaws, play a little game. Try to guess who the murdererers are among the people that you meet. Take your inlaws to places where thousands of people are gathered, such as concerts, Veteran's Day parades, the Fourth of July and play the Guess Who the Murderers Are Game. Offer a gun or knife as a prize.

They'll get the message. Especially if you guess one of them, their friends or relatives. You do have expertise after all. Well, not really, but they won't think that.
 
2013-06-25 02:07:03 PM  

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I was going to ask you to move your posts to politics tab but that last pic... tasty.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-25 02:08:55 PM  
whoisshewhoisshewhoisshe

forums.pelicanparts.com

it's a treadjack, but DAMN
 
2013-06-25 02:09:50 PM  

brantgoose: Dear Killer,

I read somewhere that one in 1,000 Americans is a murderer. I don't recall if they were counting self-defence or just illegal homicides. But when you walk down the street, these are the people that you meet, they are people that you meet each day. Sorry. Having a flashback to my Sesame Street watching days. Those were good times. I would have stayed at college forever if the money had held out.

Any hoo, you are part of a big club, no pun intended. A lot of Americans have killed and would kill again given the opportunity. While trying to confirm my stat above, I discovered that North America accounts for 80% of serial killers, while Europe only accounts for 16%. Everybody else: Africa, Asia, South America, and presumably Australia and Antarctica, account for 4%.

Makes you think. Clearly guns do not kill people. North Americans kill people. THEY SHOULD ALL BE LOCKED UP SAFELY WHERE THEY CAN'T HURT ANYBODY.

Hey, maybe that is why Obama has drones ready to kill every single damn one of us on the slightest whim of our heavily-screened security personnel. Well, I can't really say they are heavily-screened. I HOPE they are heavily-screened. Most of them are North Americans. They can't be trusted with a trigger. Or else why is Whatzit headed towards the relative safety of Ecuador?

But I digress.

Shoot everybody who looks at your sidewalk suspiciously. It's the only solution.

But back to your problem, Killer. Your inlaws are jerks. It might be considered justifiable homicide if you killed them all. But since you say that your wife is attached to some of the morans, here's what you do. Everytime you are out with some of your inlaws, play a little game. Try to guess who the murdererers are among the people that you meet. Take your inlaws to places where thousands of people are gathered, such as concerts, Veteran's Day parades, the Fourth of July and play the Guess Who the Murderers Are Game. Offer a gun or knife as a prize.

They'll get the message. Especia ...


Time to cut back to just one martini at lunch.
 
2013-06-25 02:10:07 PM  

Yes please: He had broken into my home, armed

The armed part is there, but she seems to have made this about guns completely on her own.  It's hardly surprising.  I came across three separate sources yesterday who were blaming the whole Aaron Hernandez situation on guns.


Another possibility is that an editor removed something relevant after the answer had been written.
 
2013-06-25 02:10:41 PM  
 As someone who has been forced into killing a person before, I had the exact opposite effect occur - my wife's redneck family always thought I was a 'pussy' and even more unforgivably a 'college boy'. After the shooting, they warmed up to me like an old friend and I was suddenly one of them, because I 'proved I had balls'. They seemed to genuinely celebrate it like a rite of passage.

 Now -THAT- was some creepy ass in-law treatment. Some people are just scary. In both directions. Just avoid them.
 
2013-06-25 02:10:54 PM  

d23: whoisshewhoisshewhoisshe

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it's a treadjack, but DAMN


Not threadjack.  Just moved up to heavy caliber.
 
2013-06-25 02:13:02 PM  

d23: whoisshewhoisshewhoisshe

[forums.pelicanparts.com image 500x716]

it's a treadjack, but DAMN


Anna Song.  Also goes by Tanya.
 
2013-06-25 02:15:21 PM  
Maybe his wife's family are Quakers? Still, every Quaker I know is not an asshole, so his in-laws are probably just assholes.
 
2013-06-25 02:16:18 PM  
The murder rate has declined significantly since that book of statistics was published, but you can still do some rough math.

Assuming 50 murders per 100,000 people each year, there would be about 0.5 murders per thousand people, and thus two years would produce 1 murderer per 1,000 people. Of course, many murderers are serial or multiple murders, so a few people account for a disproportionate share of the murders. Although most murders are men killing their girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, or significant others, a small percentage are men killing lots of people at once. So it would take more than two years worth of murders to get the rate of murderers walking around up to 1000.

Also, a lot of murders are solved, so many of the murderers are in prison for life or have been executed. Still, the number of murderers lose on the streets is plausible at the 1 in 1,000 level.

Most of them have killed once and most of them will never kill again. They have learned there lesson. All the paperwork and legal business involved in getting away with murder is just not worth it unless you are a government employee paid to murder American citizens and random suspects at home and abroad. As well as enemies. I understand that sometimes the Government murders the Enemies of the State or possibly of some of the more important industries or corporations or very rich people. At any rate, whoever it is that murders these people get away with it and add to the numbers of murderers on the street or living next door to you.

By the by, à propos de rien, as the French say, about 50 in 100,000 people have run a marathon, so roughly the same number of people are murdered each year as run marathons.

Weirdos.
 
2013-06-25 02:16:39 PM  

Lifeless: d23: whoisshewhoisshewhoisshe

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it's a treadjack, but DAMN

Anna Song.  Also goes by Tanya.


Caution: Google will give you some NSFW results.
 
2013-06-25 02:16:45 PM  

Lifeless: d23: whoisshewhoisshewhoisshe

[forums.pelicanparts.com image 500x716]

it's a treadjack, but DAMN

Anna Song.  Also goes by Tanya.


Hello, Sweetie!
 
2013-06-25 02:18:33 PM  

brantgoose: Any hoo, you are part of a big club, no pun intended. A lot of Americans have killed and would kill again given the opportunity. While trying to confirm my stat above, I discovered that North America accounts for 80% of serial killers, while Europe only accounts for 16%. Everybody else: Africa, Asia, South America, and presumably Australia and Antarctica, account for 4%.


Those are convicted or known serial killers... its not that America has more of them, its that America is way, way better at tracking and catching them.  In Europe its too easy to just jump between jurisdictions for your killings, and in places like Africa and South America the police just dont give a shiat.

As much as Fark loves to hate on cops, America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.
 
2013-06-25 02:20:29 PM  

CliChe Guevara:  As someone who has been forced into killing a person before, I had the exact opposite effect occur - my wife's redneck family always thought I was a 'pussy' and even more unforgivably a 'college boy'. After the shooting, they warmed up to me like an old friend and I was suddenly one of them, because I 'proved I had balls'. They seemed to genuinely celebrate it like a rite of passage.

 Now -THAT- was some creepy ass in-law treatment. Some people are just scary. In both directions. Just avoid them.


Maybe they took it that you would defend your wife no matter what and not be a biatch about it so they finally trusted you
 
2013-06-25 02:24:30 PM  

CliChe Guevara: As someone who has been forced into killing a person before, I had the exact opposite effect occur - my wife's redneck family always thought I was a 'pussy' and even more unforgivably a 'college boy'. After the shooting, they warmed up to me like an old friend and I was suddenly one of them, because I 'proved I had balls'. They seemed to genuinely celebrate it like a rite of passage.

 Now -THAT- was some creepy ass in-law treatment. Some people are just scary. In both directions. Just avoid them.


The exact opposite happened for me. My FIL is happy to have a guy in the family that knows how to be quiet in the blind and will pay attention when you show him how to gut a deer.
 
2013-06-25 02:26:13 PM  

duffblue: CliChe Guevara:  As someone who has been forced into killing a person before, I had the exact opposite effect occur - my wife's redneck family always thought I was a 'pussy' and even more unforgivably a 'college boy'. After the shooting, they warmed up to me like an old friend and I was suddenly one of them, because I 'proved I had balls'. They seemed to genuinely celebrate it like a rite of passage.

 Now -THAT- was some creepy ass in-law treatment. Some people are just scary. In both directions. Just avoid them.

Maybe they took it that you would defend your wife no matter what and not be a biatch about it so they finally trusted you


"I think that young man will be a good husband for Suzie."
"I don't know about that. How can we know he doesn't want to see her hurt until he's killed someone?"
 
2013-06-25 02:26:44 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*


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2013-06-25 02:29:52 PM  
Don't have a problem with the killer guy, but I come from a family of card-carrying NRA members, so that shouldn't be much of a surprised.

The S-I-L question on the second page was interesting, though, since I have a similar sitch, but I'm on the other side (been nice as I can be, but considered an evil biatch by my fiancé's sister). She turned out to be a meth and heroin addict, though, so I sleep just fine at night knowing she thinks I'm horrible.
 
2013-06-25 02:30:21 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: 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


Just means the intruder had a weapon, not that the weapon was a gun.

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2013-06-25 02:31:14 PM  

duffblue: Maybe they took it that you would defend your wife no matter what and not be a biatch about it so they finally trusted you


I would vote for this one.  People tend to love their sisters and want the guys they choose to protect them.
 
2013-06-25 02:31:20 PM  
He should take the brother-in-law aside an confide in him that actually, he knew the guy and he'd lured him into his home after he found out he screwed his girlfriend.  "I totally got away with that bullsh*t armed intruder story... I've gotten away with murder... and if you don't keep your farking mouth shut, you're next."
 
2013-06-25 02:31:35 PM  
I'm guessing you ate out that night, I mean, with that dead man in your kitchen and all.
 
2013-06-25 02:40:44 PM  
You have been trolled, don't you?

It's Slate for one thing.;  For another an article about a dead burglar decades ago is not going to be found by "idle googling".
 
2013-06-25 02:41:21 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: 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.


I would welcome 'killed armed intruder' to the family and give him the guest-room closest to the front door. 'Date-raped girl in college' I'd do everything in my power to keep out, up to and including spiking his food so he shat himself in front of his fiancee.
 
2013-06-25 02:41:34 PM  

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and more importantly....why is the center console filled with dirty motor oil?
 
2013-06-25 02:42:33 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*

If I could keep my in-laws away from me by killing someone that broke into the house, I'd tie up the dogs, put up signs that say FREE DOPE, FREE BEER with great big arrows on them pointing to the house and then sit in the den with a loaded shotgun.
 
2013-06-25 02:42:45 PM  

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it's a treadjack, but DAMN

and more importantly....why is the center console filled with dirty motor oil?


That's where the miniature giraffe would sit.
 
2013-06-25 02:42:55 PM  

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2013-06-25 02:44:27 PM  

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I support sensible gun laws but that right there is offensive.
 
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That's got to be a 'shop job, right? I mean, not even the Brady Campaign folks could be that pants-on-head.
 
2013-06-25 02:46:38 PM  

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I support sensible gun laws but that right there is offensive.


I am a gun owner who thinks Heller and McDonald didn't go far enough, but I am pretty sure that is fake. It has to be. Right? Nobody is that terrible, except RepRyanWinkler.
 
2013-06-25 02:47:56 PM  
You guys have to ask? Come on.
 
2013-06-25 02:48:05 PM  
With the whole "don't want me around their children" thing, I'd feel obliged to mention, rather explicitly, that if they're ever in the same position, it will be a choice between doing what he did or leaving their children without a parent.

There are a certain percentage of people who think there's always a way to avoid unpleasant things. You see it on Fark threads from time to time, "why couldn't they have wrestled with the dude wielding the machete, why couldn't they have used kung fu to knock them off their feet and put them in a choke hold, don't they train for that".

Sometimes, things are actually dangerous and you don't fark around about it. Giving somebody grief about protecting their own life from an armed criminal is pretty much worthless. This guy's wife should be setting them straight.
 
2013-06-25 02:52:15 PM  

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That's got to be a 'shop job, right? I mean, not even the Brady Campaign folks could be that pants-on-head.


As fake as TFA.
 
2013-06-25 02:52:18 PM  

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it's a treadjack, but DAMN

Anna Song.  Also goes by Tanya.


Thank you. :)
 
2013-06-25 02:52:30 PM  
The video question was the real winner on that page -- Prudence, my boyfriend and I ordered a clone of his penis and accidentally sent it to his parent's address.
 
2013-06-25 02:53:26 PM  

Egoy3k: 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.


I had one such conversation with my mother when she got pissy with my fiancee'.

"Mom, you're not going to talk to her like that."
"I'll talk any way I want!   You're my SON!"
"And this is our home... hers and mine."
"Then I'll LEAVE your home!"
"Here's your suitcase.  There's the door."

Fiancee' was appalled that I let my mother go look for a taxi while dragging a suitcase.

"She's gotta learn now or it'll be Hell after we're married."

/didn't marry that one
//mom was much nicer to the one i married
 
2013-06-25 02:56:28 PM  

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it's a treadjack, but DAMN

Anna Song.  Also goes by Tanya.


He does?
 
2013-06-25 03:02:10 PM  

Alonjar: [...] America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.


What "America" do you live in? Is it near Scotland Yard, or somewhere close to Interpol?
 
2013-06-25 03:04:08 PM  

The_Sponge: 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*

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"Good answer. Good answer. I like the way you think. I'm gonna be watching you."


Where's the end of this line . . .?
 
2013-06-25 03:20:43 PM  
My sister was recently sent to federal prison (she deserved it).  Her ex's who were both afraid of her because she worked for the FBI, are opening cans of whoop'ass on her. 

 
Ex #1 was sent to jail twice during their divorce because he was late with child support.  My sister needed money a year or so ago so she opened some insurance policies on him and forged his name.  He is pursuing the insurance fraud charges.

 
Ex #2 was the primary mortgage holder on the house.He wanted to sign it in accordance with the divorce decree over to her but she never did her part of the paper work.She stopped paying the mortgage almost immediately after the divorce and has been screwing his credit up for 4 years.He's pushing the bank to foreclose on the house.  My two nephews are squatting there now.  They're both over 19 and work.  They'll be able to afford a two bedroom apartment without risking money for school but she'll be homeless.
 
2013-06-25 03:23:38 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: The big problem here is that he should have told them. He should have sat them down and explained things to them.


Why?

What business is it of theirs?
 
2013-06-25 03:33:05 PM  
Seems to me, most of Fark would be on the in-law's side, if you read the comments in the gun or self-defence threads. Maybe if the article specified he had a gun, you would be more antagonistic towards the guy.
 
2013-06-25 03:36:55 PM  
A burglar tried to jump me in my apartment once. If I had a knife handy I woulda stabbed him. And not feel terribly guilty about it.

\female
 
2013-06-25 03:47:35 PM  

JustGetItRight: Why?

What business is it of theirs?


So he could have told them something they just could not have understood.  How he could kill a man.

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2013-06-25 03:57:44 PM  
The US has been at war in Afghanistan for 12 years. There are going to be quite a few people who've killed some people by now, I'd imagine. My advice is to not bring it up until they do. PTSD's a bugger.
 
2013-06-25 04:01:46 PM  

special20: Alonjar: [...] America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.

What "America" do you live in? Is it near Scotland Yard, or somewhere close to Interpol?


Las Vegas, New York, and (puts on sunglasses) Miami.
Yeeeeaaaaaaaaah!
 
2013-06-25 04:03:38 PM  
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Whoa...Its Kiler
 
2013-06-25 04:08:10 PM  

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


Sometimes I wear all black to work, and a colleague once made the comment that I looked like Johnny Cash. I replied "I've never been to Reno, so you can't blame me for it!"
 
2013-06-25 04:09:46 PM  

special20: Alonjar: [...] America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.

What "America" do you live in? Is it near Scotland Yard, or somewhere close to Interpol?


My thought exactly. This is the same America where a Sheriff ruled a mans death a suicide because they found a note. Nevermind the fact he shot himself three times. With a bolt action rifle.
 
2013-06-25 04:11:18 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: 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.


When one-time tries to come in your home, you gotta to take your chrome, and say "Yo, it's on. Take cover son, or you're ass-out. How you like my chrome?" Then watch the rookie pass out. You don't have to blast him, but I would anyway.

lol. That young punk has to pay.
 
2013-06-25 04:11:46 PM  

jayphat: special20: Alonjar: [...] America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.

What "America" do you live in? Is it near Scotland Yard, or somewhere close to Interpol?

My thought exactly. This is the same America where a Sheriff ruled a mans death a suicide because they found a note. Nevermind the fact he shot himself three times. With a bolt action rifle.


Anecdotes are not data.
 
2013-06-25 04:29:16 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*


I might actually kill someone just so I can use this excuse.  Jeebus knows I've wanted to kill myself at so many in-law functions.  Maybe the state would let me push the button for an execution.
 
2013-06-25 04:31:40 PM  

JesseL: 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.


Change rapist to farker then.
 
2013-06-25 04:32:26 PM  

Muta: My sister was recently sent to federal prison (she deserved it).  Her ex's who were both afraid of her because she worked for the FBI, are opening cans of whoop'ass on her. 

 
Ex #1 was sent to jail twice during their divorce because he was late with child support.  My sister needed money a year or so ago so she opened some insurance policies on him and forged his name.  He is pursuing the insurance fraud charges.

 
Ex #2 was the primary mortgage holder on the house.He wanted to sign it in accordance with the divorce decree over to her but she never did her part of the paper work.She stopped paying the mortgage almost immediately after the divorce and has been screwing his credit up for 4 years.He's pushing the bank to foreclose on the house.  My two nephews are squatting there now.  They're both over 19 and work.  They'll be able to afford a two bedroom apartment without risking money for school but she'll be homeless.


Oh, OK.
 
2013-06-25 04:34:51 PM  

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I support sensible gun laws but that right there is offensive.

I seconded that!

/Technically Obama has loosened gun rights, not made them more restrictive
 
2013-06-25 04:44:41 PM  

kortex: 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.


Well to be fair the police report DID conclude self defense, but a few of the crime scene investigators question whether  it was strictly necessary for the letter writer to completely flay the other man alive in the process of defending himself, and the thought that while not strictly criminal, stuffing the man's testicles in his mouth to choke him to death after cutting them off  WAS a bit over the top
 
2013-06-25 04:49:50 PM  

stbookworm: Egoy3k: I support sensible gun laws but that right there is offensive.

I seconded that!

/Technically Obama has loosened gun rights, not made them more restrictive


Please elaborate upon that last statement.
 
2013-06-25 04:51:02 PM  
Subby likes misleading titles, don't he.
 
2013-06-25 04:54:59 PM  

The_Mad_Dutchman: Seems to me, most of Fark would be on the in-law's side, if you only read the comments in the gun or self-defence threads that you want to see. Maybe if the article specified he had a gun, you would be more antagonistic towards the guy.


FTFY
 
2013-06-25 05:03:36 PM  

Magorn: kortex: 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.

Well to be fair the police report DID conclude self defense, but a few of the crime scene investigators question whether  it was strictly necessary for the letter writer to completely flay the other man alive in the process of defending himself, and the thought that while not strictly criminal, stuffing the man's testicles in his mouth to choke him to death after cutting them off  WAS a bit over the top


You got a link for that? That sounds like a helluva story.
 
2013-06-25 05:09:32 PM  

Lev_Astov: /Technically Obama has loosened gun rights, not made them more restrictive

Please elaborate upon that last statement.


You can now bring guns into national parks, and on Amtrak trains. Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-06-25 05:17:38 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: 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.


I just don't understand.
 
2013-06-25 05:20:56 PM  

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that's a parody, in case you didn't know. Probably you did, and I didn't and had to google it. Carry on.
 
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2013-06-25 05:22:11 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Egoy3k: 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.

I had one such conversation with my mother when she got pissy with my fiancee'.

"Mom, you're not going to talk to her like that."
"I'll talk any way I want!   You're my SON!"
"And this is our home... hers and mine."
"Then I'll LEAVE your home!"
"Here's your suitcase.  There's the door."

Fiancee' was appalled that I let my mother go look for a taxi while dragging a suitcase.

"She's gotta learn now or it'll be Hell after we're married."

/didn't marry that one
//mom was much nicer to the one i married


Sounds like your mom was on to something.

My mom and I had a similar fight because my mom thought my girlfriend at the time was a total biatch. It turned out my mom was right.
 
2013-06-25 05:42:54 PM  

meanmutton: Walt


lol yeah - it's a great ep! Also very apt in light of TFA.
 
2013-06-25 06:00:38 PM  

HBK: BarkingUnicorn: Egoy3k: 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.

I had one such conversation with my mother when she got pissy with my fiancee'.

"Mom, you're not going to talk to her like that."
"I'll talk any way I want!   You're my SON!"
"And this is our home... hers and mine."
"Then I'll LEAVE your home!"
"Here's your suitcase.  There's the door."

Fiancee' was appalled that I let my mother go look for a taxi while dragging a suitcase.

"She's gotta learn now or it'll be Hell after we're married."

/didn't marry that one
//mom was much nicer to the one i married

Sounds like your mom was on to something.

My mom and I had a similar fight because my mom thought my girlfriend at the time was a total biatch. It turned out my mom was right.


The one I married turned out to be the biatch.  The one I didn't marry was a renegade Mormon who could suck-start a Harley and loved to make sammiches.
 
2013-06-25 06:14:48 PM  

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that's a parody, in case you didn't know. Probably you did, and I didn't and had to google it. Carry on.


Sad thing is that you have to think about it. You say "there's *no* way the Brady campaign could do that" then you think, "but then again...."
 
2013-06-25 06:39:04 PM  

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How does a universal background check prevent people from protecting themselves?


Putting aside that it costs money that some poorer folks won't have to spare, thus denying them the ability to protect themselves, the more important, and the only relevant one really, is....

How does a universal background check stop criminals from getting guns?

Since I can practically guarantee you haven't done ANY research into the efficacy of such laws, you won't be able to honestly answer that question. Will you? So why would you advocate for something that you have objective reason to believe will be effective at it's stated (but not actual) goal.

Speaking of actual goals... A large part of why people are against background check laws is because they can't be enforced without universal registration, and there has never been universal registration in any country without eventual confiscation. Not to mention that full or considerable confiscation is the stated goal of many of the politicians pushing these background check laws. There is no reason to believe people with such stated goals will stop at background checks. Each time they make a law and it doesn't work they will just make the next stupid law that won't work until they get what they really want.

And if you doubt me, just read this:

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/dems-sponsor-bill-to-violate-fourt h- amendment-rights-of-gun-owners/

That was a bill submitted 3 years in a row in Washington State that, if it passed, would have allowed the local sheriff to search most gun owners homes without a warrant. So in order to maintain you second amendment rights you would have to give up your fourth. That is like saying the only way you can speak out against the government is if you first board soldiers in your own home. (One internet to you if you can name both amendments I just referenced off the top of your head).

Another state had a background check bill that was originally so poorly written that if you were selling a gun to someone and they passed the check, but they weren't actually legally eligible to own a gun (so if the system failed), you would still be committing a crime by selling them the gun. In other words, it offered NO protection to the seller at all when the system screwed up.

Look at the Colorado magazine law that passed. It is driving multiple businesses out of the state, turning away millions of dollars of tourism, has caused a few state senators to have formal recalls started on them, and all for a law which is so poorly written that it effectively makes all magazines, of any size, illegal to constructively possess after July 1st. For instance, lets say I have a 1911 with an 8 round magazine. Such a magazine (all magazines really) can be modified to hold more than 15 rounds. Therefore it falls under the states new law. Therefore I can not buy a new 1911 magazine in the state after July 1st. In addition, I can't let anyone (not even my wife), EVER, do the following:

Hold any of my magazines.
Hold my gun while a magazine is in it.
Be in a room with my magazines while they are unsecured.
Know the combination, or hold the key, to the safe where my magazines are properly secured.
Assist me with a jam at a gun range while the magazine is in the gun.
Let a police officer return my gun to me after he takes possession of it during an officer safety search. He has to take the magazine out first and keep it, because I can't have it back.
Let an ambulance medic remove my gun belt if assisting me in a medical emergency.
Wrestle a firearm with a magazine in it away from an attacker so I can stop him a/o defend myself with the gun. If I do get it out of his hands, I have to drop it immediately.

If any of these things happens NOBODY except a police officer can touch the gun to remove the magazine or touch the magazine after it has been removed, and I am required to turn the magazines over to a police officer as soon as any of these things occur. And, btw, all this applies to police officers personally owned weapons as well. Only their service weapons and magazines that are being moved by them in the line of duty are immune.

This is what happens when you let people who don't understand anything about a subject make up random stupid laws about it. Heck... One Colorado senator who was heavily involved in making this law was so ignorant she thought magazines were 1 time use only.

So that is why people's rights advocates are so against universal background checks... It hasn't been shown to work (all indications are it won't), it is just another stepping stone to the top advocates true goal of full confiscation, and the people passing these laws don't understand the subject matter, so we certainly don't trust them to make a law that will actually work anyway.
 
2013-06-25 06:49:52 PM  

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it's a treadjack, but DAMN

Anna Song.  Also goes by Tanya.

Thank you. :)


And.... Looks like yet another farker just lived up to their name.
 
2013-06-25 06:54:55 PM  

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So, pictures of fake things?
 
2013-06-25 07:01:06 PM  

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that's a parody, in case you didn't know. Probably you did, and I didn't and had to google it. Carry on.

Sad thing is that you have to think about it. You say "there's *no* way the Brady campaign could do that" then you think, "but then again...."


The reason you can picture it is because you know that they know that if they got everything they wanted more women being raped would be the direct, and immediate, result. So whether they make the signs or not, it is what they are advocating.
 
2013-06-25 07:10:05 PM  
Dear Prudie is the new FarkTV
 
2013-06-25 07:15:21 PM  

Begoggle: Dear Prudie is the new FarkTV


Now that is something I would pay to watch. So long as the acting was top notch.
 
2013-06-25 07:22:02 PM  
Like others have mentioned, this sounds like a good excuse to never see the in-laws and consider them having done you a favor (since they sound like a bunch of assholes).

It's not like he can do anything about it now. Can't go back in time and unkill the guy.
 
2013-06-25 07:31:45 PM  
The really interesting Prudie item was below:

Q. Sexuality After Childbirth: Since giving birth to my first child six months ago, I've become very uncomfortable with my sexuality. I have a wonderful partner and there is no tension in the relationship, but I now have an aversion to the idea of having sex. Besides being afraid of the physical act after the usual childbirth injuries, I keep thinking about all the sexual violence I've read or heard about in the news. If I think about sex, I want to put it out of my mind and gather up my baby and protect her. What should I do to get back to normal?

A: Please contact your gynecologist right away and describe what's going on with you. This sounds like it could be a postpartum depression and you want to attend to this immediately. Sometimes this disorder manifests as terror of bad things happening to your child and dwelling on all that's terrible in the world. You also need a thorough physical checkup and advice on postpartum sexuality and recovery from any birth trauma. Please do this today. There is help available for you, and you should be enjoying this sweet and tender time of life, not living in dread.


My personal response:

A: Just as men are biologically driven to copulate with multiple partners, women are prone to sabotaging their marriages after the birth of a child. This is not a bad thing, as driving away your good man makes him available to copulate with all the hundreds of other women out there who want to have sex with him. Since you've obviously withdrawn already, you can assume that he is getting hot wild sex from your sister or the horny lady next door. And just watch, after you've driven him away, how quickly you will regain your desire for sex, but will not have any man around to satisfy your newly recovered libido. So go with your gut feelings and continue to detest sex with the only guy who ever really did or ever will care about you. Push him away from your cold, sour vagina and into the warm and caring arms of other women. It's how God made you. It's how nature intends things to be. Prepare to live alone and to die alone.
 
2013-06-25 07:32:49 PM  

jayphat: Begoggle: Dear Prudie is the new FarkTV

Now that is something I would pay to watch. So long as the acting was top notch.


How dare you bring mention that Ill-conceived abortion that was FarkTV...
 
2013-06-25 07:34:26 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.


"applause" :-D
 
2013-06-25 07:37:55 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?!


Wayne LaPierre's pseudonym.
 
2013-06-25 07:46:17 PM  

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How does a universal background check prevent people from protecting themselves?


What if I'm a reformed Crip, protecting the members of the midnight basketball program I use to mentor at risk youth in conflict resolution from my former partners in crime who want me dead for forsaking their violent ways?
 
2013-06-25 07:54:15 PM  

Egoy3k: jayphat: special20: Alonjar: [...] America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.

What "America" do you live in? Is it near Scotland Yard, or somewhere close to Interpol?

My thought exactly. This is the same America where a Sheriff ruled a mans death a suicide because they found a note. Nevermind the fact he shot himself three times. With a bolt action rifle.

Anecdotes are not data.


What internet are YOU on?
 
2013-06-25 07:55:19 PM  

DeadPuppySociety: What if I'm a reformed Crip, protecting the members of the midnight basketball program I use to mentor at risk youth in conflict resolution from my former partners in crime who want me dead for forsaking their violent ways?


I'd watch that if it were on HBO.
 
2013-06-25 08:08:56 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: jayphat: Begoggle: Dear Prudie is the new FarkTV

Now that is something I would pay to watch. So long as the acting was top notch.

How dare you bring mention that Ill-conceived abortion that was FarkTV...


A) I've never seen FarkTV
B)I was referring to Dear Prudie as a TV show done by Farkers.
 
2013-06-25 08:16:57 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: DeadPuppySociety: What if I'm a reformed Crip, protecting the members of the midnight basketball program I use to mentor at risk youth in conflict resolution from my former partners in crime who want me dead for forsaking their violent ways?

I'd watch that if it were on HBO.


Hey, you posted a long CSS a while back about making a sale on the floor while working retail and how if you listened to what a customer was really trying to say instead of going through the motions, you'd make a loyal repeat buyer instead of a apathetic bargain hunter. He turned out to be a big honcho and always came back to you thereafter.

I really enjoyed it and thought it was spot on, so i wanted to say thanks, since i didn't respond in that thread.
 
2013-06-25 08:46:55 PM  

willfullyobscure: Hey, you posted a long CSS a while back about making a sale on the floor while working retail and how if you listened to what a customer was really trying to say instead of going through the motions, you'd make a loyal repeat buyer instead of a apathetic bargain hunter. He turned out to be a big honcho and always came back to you thereafter.

I really enjoyed it and thought it was spot on, so i wanted to say thanks, since i didn't respond in that thread.


Aww, I appreciate that! Days like that were the one thing that made that job tolerable. I really don't miss retail.
 
2013-06-25 10:12:16 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: willfullyobscure: Hey, you posted a long CSS a while back about making a sale on the floor while working retail and how if you listened to what a customer was really trying to say instead of going through the motions, you'd make a loyal repeat buyer instead of a apathetic bargain hunter. He turned out to be a big honcho and always came back to you thereafter.

I really enjoyed it and thought it was spot on, so i wanted to say thanks, since i didn't respond in that thread.

Aww, I appreciate that! Days like that were the one thing that made that job tolerable. I really don't miss retail.


defo. retail sucks ass. everyone needs to do as a trial by fire before they say asinine shiat about the job market.
 
2013-06-26 12:35:27 AM  

jayphat: special20: Alonjar: [...] America has some of the best police and forensics in the world, hands down.

What "America" do you live in? Is it near Scotland Yard, or somewhere close to Interpol?

My thought exactly. This is the same America where a Sheriff ruled a mans death a suicide because they found a note. Nevermind the fact he shot himself three times. With a bolt action rifle.


Thats funny. Back in rural WV, there was a suicide where the guy managed to behead himself while his hands were cuffed behind his back. Of course, there was some sort of land deal involved with the county getting his property. You also shouldn't challenge the deputies monopoly on certain drugs in that county either.

 Could have been either one that made him so despondent as to hack his own head off that way...
 
2013-06-26 01:57:26 AM  

gfid: You have been trolled, don't you?

It's Slate for one thing.;  For another an article about a dead burglar decades ago is not going to be found by "idle googling".


I wonder if there are better keywords one could use? Like a name maybe?
 
2013-06-26 02:27:06 AM  
For those confused on the extra detail in "Prudie's" response, the observant may note that the headline indicates it was a live chat, not just an email. Ergo, the 'letter' is a condensation of the words of the conversation in order to maintain the column's format.
 
2013-06-26 04:45:48 AM  

starsrift: For those confused on the extra detail in "Prudie's" response, the observant may note that the headline indicates it was a live chat, not just an email. Ergo, the 'letter' is a condensation of the words of the conversation in order to maintain the column's format.


i.e.: This letter has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit the minds of our readers.
 
2013-06-26 11:35:57 AM  

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How does a universal background check prevent people from protecting themselves?

What if I'm a reformed Crip, protecting the members of the midnight basketball program I use to mentor at risk youth in conflict resolution from my former partners in crime who want me dead for forsaking their violent ways?


Are you honestly suggesting that if Universal background check will prevent your former partners in crime from importing unregistered guns along with their unregistered drugs?

Or are you suggesting that by creating a Database they will somehow be hypnotically compelled to rat themselves out in order to populate it?

Or are you suggesting that by having a Database full of registered guns, they will not attack you with their unregistered guns because (you fill in the blank please)
 
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