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2013-09-16 12:25:47 AM  
We're all sorry, Cassie.
 
2013-09-16 01:25:49 AM  
Good lord, Subby...that headline had me feeling all types of bipolar
 
2013-09-16 01:44:16 AM  
It's not a proper prank unless pig's blood is involved.
 
2013-09-16 03:00:55 AM  
She's not ugly. I'd do her (that's not saying much, though).
 
2013-09-16 03:02:34 AM  

Nickster79: Good lord, Subby...that headline had me feeling all types of bipolar


I hate being bipolar. It's awesome!
 
2013-09-16 03:02:36 AM  
I don't understand why this was a big deal last year.  She was voted Homecoming Queen, and it was a joke.  That's it?  That's the bullying?
 
2013-09-16 03:03:40 AM  
bi.gazeta.pl

Are you not amused?
 
2013-09-16 03:08:13 AM  
Attractive white high school student has teen problems. One year later, she's still alive.

That's some hard hitting news right there.
 
2013-09-16 03:11:29 AM  

RealAmericanHero: Attractive white high school student has teen problems. One year later, she's still alive.

That's some hard hitting news right there.


We can't all have your well rounded approach to life.
 
2013-09-16 03:15:20 AM  
"It could be applied to a slightly awkward teenage girl who, despite a nasty prank by classmates, continues to be a free spirit, favoring black outfits and ever-changing hair colors."

God damn, they bullied her so hard she turned goth. She may be technically alive, but she's dead inside.
 
2013-09-16 03:27:07 AM  
Vowed to never wear shoes again
 
2013-09-16 03:36:03 AM  

EmmaLou: I don't understand why this was a big deal last year.  She was voted Homecoming Queen, and it was a joke.  That's it?  That's the bullying?


I also don't get it. Is it because she's poor and couldn't afford the dress, etc?

Otherwise it's probably the worst "prank" and "bullying" I've ever heard of.
 
2013-09-16 03:38:05 AM  
I dunno, she's probably like, a total biatch or something. I think she has an STD. I hope she dies.
 
2013-09-16 03:39:06 AM  
Do I really have to Google last year's news to understand what they are talking about?
 
2013-09-16 03:51:53 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: EmmaLou: I don't understand why this was a big deal last year.  She was voted Homecoming Queen, and it was a joke.  That's it?  That's the bullying?

I also don't get it. Is it because she's poor and couldn't afford the dress, etc?

Otherwise it's probably the worst "prank" and "bullying" I've ever heard of.


No kidding!
 
2013-09-16 03:54:21 AM  
I hope at her ten year high school reunion she shows up as a successful young lady while all the bullies are still working the same job they had in high school.
 
2013-09-16 03:56:55 AM  

lostcat: Do I really have to Google last year's news to understand what they are talking about?


Would have taken less time than your comment.
 
2013-09-16 04:02:00 AM  
She was interviewed by Katie Couric, chatted with Kid Rock, sought out by Lindsay Lohan.

Wait, so it was the KIDS who were mean to her? Cuz this sounds way more humiliating and tortuous.
 
2013-09-16 04:08:44 AM  
Um, they do realize that electing joke candidates is a joke at the expense of the school and the homecoming committee, not said joke candidates, right?

When I was in high school, the band kids used to get together and rig the vote for the most vehemently anti-social student we could find, just as our way to tell all the football/cheerleading types and student government types that were always harassing us and playing popularity games that they could fark right off.

I think my favorite was when we managed to get someone who'd been suspended elected queen, and then when they tried to salvage it by taking the runner-up it was someone that was dead drunk that we'd added as a write-in so they wouldn't have an eye on her.

Albeit, generally we'd let them in on the joke beforehand, but even when we didn't (or when they didn't believe us) the whole point was to pick someone that actively hated the popularity contest thing, so typically they thought it was as funny as we did.
 
2013-09-16 04:12:52 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Um, they do realize that electing joke candidates is a joke at the expense of the school and the homecoming committee, not said joke candidates, right?

When I was in high school, the band kids used to get together and rig the vote for the most vehemently anti-social student we could find, just as our way to tell all the football/cheerleading types and student government types that were always harassing us and playing popularity games that they could fark right off.

I think my favorite was when we managed to get someone who'd been suspended elected queen, and then when they tried to salvage it by taking the runner-up it was someone that was dead drunk that we'd added as a write-in so they wouldn't have an eye on her.

Albeit, generally we'd let them in on the joke beforehand, but even when we didn't (or when they didn't believe us) the whole point was to pick someone that actively hated the popularity contest thing, so typically they thought it was as funny as we did.


Sounds like you cared a lot.
 
2013-09-16 04:17:49 AM  

OgreMagi: I hope at her ten year high school reunion she shows up as a successful young lady while all the bullies are still working the same job they had in high school.


I hope they all are boiled until just almost dead, and then their skins removed with a fork, and finally, rolled on a mountain of salt.

Because wishing bad things on people is fun and useful.
 
2013-09-16 04:23:11 AM  

OgreMagi: I hope at her ten year high school reunion she shows up as a successful young lady while all the bullies are still working the same job they had in high school.


Oh stfu you drama queen
 
2013-09-16 04:34:26 AM  

shtychkn: Sounds like you cared a lot.


Yeah, at some point, I think I remember receiving homecoming ballots. I'm not sure. I don't think any of the names rang a bell except maybe one guy I might have known in junior high. I would never have known if the vote was rigged or going to a stoner or a priss.

I had a little bit of fun in high school, but there was so much more to do outside it than worry about popularity contents in a petri dish.

Anyway, this story is so confusing on so many levels, but the headline is a travesty. Subby, you missed the only reference, "kills everyone at the dance."
 
2013-09-16 04:35:20 AM  

OgreMagi: I hope at her ten year high school reunion she shows up as a successful young lady while all the bullies are still working the same job they had in high school.


By that time she'll totally be the assistant manger at the Applebees all those people work at! booya!
 
2013-09-16 04:49:12 AM  

shtychkn: Sounds like you cared a lot.


Not really "cared" so much as that high school for any moderately bright student, meaning about 80% of them, is about twenty hours a week of class in terms of paying attention/actual schoolwork and another 80 hours or so of undiluted free time with some non-binding structure in the form of clubs or easy classes or sports or what have you.

So you kind of had to decide what sounded fun, and make your own entertainment and goals and so on.

Though, that said, we never sabotaged the  king election.  Probably had to do with the football players being fairly nice guys who would hang out outside the team's social circle, have a smoke and some beer, etc, whereas the queen bee types seemed to be intentionally channeling the villains from an '80s high-school comedy for some reason.  Really cliquish, did the weird little power games, kinda surreal honestly.

Honestly, I'm not sure why it worked out that way.  I doubt their reasons for being dicks about it were any more or less stupid than our reasons getting in the way like the teenage douchebags we were.  Honestly, probably the same core motivation, even artificial conflict no one actually cares about alleviates boredom.


//If you never put an absurd amount of effort into something stupid as a teenager, you must have been a bit dim.  The fact that it's silly doesn't make it serious, was kind of my core point.

//I attribute the footballers' easy-going nature with the fact that their hobby was the one available hobby that was essentially an actual job, albeit with the pay-off being getting a ride the hell out of our dead-end town.  Thus, no need to make up their own goals or entertainment, they had one and the less drama they had around, the more likely they were to make it.
 
2013-09-16 05:46:48 AM  

shtychkn: Sounds like you cared a lot.


wtf? his shiat was interesting and i'd rather it wasn't discouraged. gtfo.
 
2013-09-16 05:54:23 AM  
Pretty girl gets bullied for being pretty: Hitler's has returned- send her money and write as many articles about her as possible.

Ugly or nerdy kid gets bullied for being ugly or nerdy: I'll let you know if I hear a story about this happening
 
2013-09-16 06:02:03 AM  

Bonobo62: "It could be applied to a slightly awkward teenage girl who, despite a nasty prank by classmates, continues to be a free spirit, favoring black outfits and ever-changing hair colors."

God damn, they bullied her so hard she turned goth. She may be technically alive, but she's dead inside.


Hey, Goths are people too!
 
2013-09-16 06:46:53 AM  
They call her the homecoming queen of Leenane.
 
2013-09-16 07:13:47 AM  
ITT: people who don't understand that psychological bullying is far worse then physical bullying
 
2013-09-16 07:20:19 AM  
Man, teens these days are farkin idiots. Didn't anyone ever watch Carrie?
 
2013-09-16 07:30:02 AM  
We elected the 'new girl.'  Granted, she was hot- but had just moved to school-- spent maybe two months of her senior year living in our school district.  It was a big slap in the face to everyone else, considering 99% of the graduates in my small-town school started kindergarten with us....

...but later in life, who even cares about high school?
 
2013-09-16 08:02:38 AM  
Our prom and homecoming courts were chosen at random, of anyone who was going. The person could even decline if they wanted. Then the king/queen were chosen at random from that pool. And as shiatty as my high school was, making that not a popularity contest was actually cool.
 
2013-09-16 08:07:08 AM  
Okay, I Googled last year's story.  What am I missing here?
 
2013-09-16 08:22:04 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Pretty girl gets bullied for being pretty: Hitler's has returned- send her money and write as many articles about her as possible.

Ugly or nerdy kid gets bullied for being ugly or nerdy: I'll let you know if I hear a story about this happening


Seems like she was probably "bullied" for being poor.  Article says she lives in a trailer in the woods.  So, I am sure some of the rich city girls made fun of her for not having the best clothes or living in a trailer or whatever.

I knew plenty of attractive people in high school who were "bullied" because of their families income.
 
2013-09-16 08:27:31 AM  

Warlordtrooper: ITT: people who don't understand that psychological bullying is far worse then physical bullying


People understand that, the WTF here is, how is getting someone voted to the homecoming court bullying in any fashion?

I could see if they got her name on the ballot, told her they all supported her, then when time came changed their tune and told her she was a worthless freak.....THAT would be bullying.

Ha Ha you made homecoming court just doesn't ring the same bells.

I mean if that's the case, I hope some bullies get the idea to elect me President of the USA.  THAT would really show me wouldn't it?
 
2013-09-16 08:28:37 AM  

Burr: God-is-a-Taco: Pretty girl gets bullied for being pretty: Hitler's has returned- send her money and write as many articles about her as possible.

Ugly or nerdy kid gets bullied for being ugly or nerdy: I'll let you know if I hear a story about this happening

Seems like she was probably "bullied" for being poor.  Article says she lives in a trailer in the woods.  So, I am sure some of the rich city girls made fun of her for not having the best clothes or living in a trailer or whatever.

I knew plenty of attractive people in high school who were "bullied" because of their families income.


She had plenty of time for being elected Homecoming Queen... when she was living in a van down by the river!
 
2013-09-16 08:34:29 AM  
Eh, she's cute. She'll probably have a fine life once she realizes that nothing in high school matters.
 
2013-09-16 08:34:51 AM  
Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.
 
2013-09-16 08:44:33 AM  
Um, they do realize that electing joke candidates is a joke at the expense of the school and the homecoming committee, not said joke candidates, right?
When I was in high school, the band kids used to get together and rig the vote for the most vehemently anti-social student we could find, just as our way to tell all the football/cheerleading types and student government types that were always harassing us and playing popularity games that they could fark right off.
I think my favorite was when we managed to get someone who'd been suspended elected queen, and then when they tried to salvage it by taking the runner-up it was someone that was dead drunk that we'd added as a write-in so they wouldn't have an eye on her.
Albeit, generally we'd let them in on the joke beforehand, but even when we didn't (or when they didn't believe us) the whole point was to pick someone that actively hated the popularity contest thing, so typically they thought it was as funny as we did.



Cool story, bro!

/typical farker
 
2013-09-16 08:46:55 AM  
Why was she bullied? She's not fat.
 
2013-09-16 08:48:13 AM  

digitalrain: Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.


...and that's when the C.H.U.D.s came
 
2013-09-16 08:52:10 AM  

Fano: digitalrain: Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.

...and that's when the C.H.U.D.s came


Cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers? What do they have to do with my teenage torture years?
 
2013-09-16 08:54:06 AM  

digitalrain: Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.


Our homecoming king is manager at the local auto parts store.  People still talk about that great football season when he was quarterback and led the team to a 2- 6 season!
 
2013-09-16 08:56:26 AM  

filter: digitalrain: Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.

Our homecoming king is manager at the local auto parts store.  People still talk about that great football season when he was quarterback and led the team to a 2- 6 season!


How the mighty have fallen. Not that there's anything wrong w/ managing an auto parts store. I daresay
that he had visions of a slightly loftier life, though.
 
2013-09-16 08:58:51 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: EmmaLou: I don't understand why this was a big deal last year.  She was voted Homecoming Queen, and it was a joke.  That's it?  That's the bullying?

I also don't get it. Is it because she's poor and couldn't afford the dress, etc?

Otherwise it's probably the worst "prank" and "bullying" I've ever heard of.


We're not talking a well populated area, it is the most developed part of that area however which isn't saying much.  My dad grew up about a 30 minute drive from that town, which isn't much since the only things you see during a drive between West Branch and Whittemore is woods and farms.  Most folks in the Whittemore and Prescott area falls into lower income or poverty level, West Branch likes picking at them too.  If I didn't have family up there I wouldn't go anywhere near it.
 
2013-09-16 09:05:18 AM  

digitalrain: filter: digitalrain: Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.

Our homecoming king is manager at the local auto parts store.  People still talk about that great football season when he was quarterback and led the team to a 2- 6 season!

How the mighty have fallen. Not that there's anything wrong w/ managing an auto parts store. I daresay
that he had visions of a slightly loftier life, though.


The gods are on a roll, aren't they? Must've been playing another round of "Can you top this?" One started off, "We'll make him a auto parts salesman." Then another said, "We'll give him a red-head." Then another one, probably a cruel, hungover god, said, "But let's have him be a mighty athlete in high school first so his fall will be all the greater."
 
2013-09-16 09:11:34 AM  

shtychkn: Jim_Callahan: Um, they do realize that electing joke candidates is a joke at the expense of the school and the homecoming committee, not said joke candidates, right?

When I was in high school, the band kids used to get together and rig the vote for the most vehemently anti-social student we could find, just as our way to tell all the football/cheerleading types and student government types that were always harassing us and playing popularity games that they could fark right off.

I think my favorite was when we managed to get someone who'd been suspended elected queen, and then when they tried to salvage it by taking the runner-up it was someone that was dead drunk that we'd added as a write-in so they wouldn't have an eye on her.

Albeit, generally we'd let them in on the joke beforehand, but even when we didn't (or when they didn't believe us) the whole point was to pick someone that actively hated the popularity contest thing, so typically they thought it was as funny as we did.

Sounds like you cared a lot.


It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it.
 
2013-09-16 09:14:24 AM  

filter: digitalrain: Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.

Our homecoming king is manager at the local auto parts store.  People still talk about that great football season when he was quarterback and led the team to a 2- 6 season!


Dif he score four touchdowns in one game?
 
2013-09-16 09:29:58 AM  

Mugato: Why was she bullied? She's not fat.


Poor
 
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