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2013-10-29 08:53:47 AM  
She'll make some lucky boy all the sandwiches he could ever want.
 
2013-10-29 09:13:19 AM  
Well? What does the book say?
 
2013-10-29 09:17:40 AM  

flucto: Well? What does the book say?


Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
 
2013-10-29 09:22:42 AM  
Now everyone is going to know she read a book to learn how to be popular. LOSER.  There goes all your hard work!
 
2013-10-29 09:28:47 AM  

flucto: Well? What does the book say?


That Lysol is a feminine deodorant.
 
2013-10-29 09:30:53 AM  
This sounds like some professional writer wrote this stuff and they found some random teen to be the face of it for the publicity.
 
2013-10-29 09:31:02 AM  

kbronsito: She'll make some lucky boy all the sandwiches he could ever want.


Or maybe a girl.
nttatwwt
 
2013-10-29 09:31:06 AM  

Honest Bender: Now everyone is going to know she read a book to learn how to be popular. LOSER.  There goes all your hard work!


Except now she'll have a lot of money, so they'll never say it to her face.


I'm really saddened by this. A geek follows 50s advice on how to be popular? What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?

/was never popular
 
2013-10-29 09:31:09 AM  
I call bullshiat. TFA mentions the advice "always wear white gloves," but there's no way that leads to anything but mass shunning and avoidance of your creepy retro ass.
 
2013-10-29 09:32:10 AM  
I'm sure it was a completely natural process through which someone stumbled upon her story. She was just sitting in a café writing away in her journal with a 50's magazine sitting beside her, when wouldn't you know it Jeffrey Katzenberg sits down beside her and strikes up a conversation. Fate sure is funny sometimes.
 
2013-10-29 09:32:22 AM  

Polyhazard: I call bullshiat. TFA mentions the advice "always wear white gloves," but there's no way that leads to anything but mass shunning and avoidance of your creepy retro ass.


Worked for Jackson.
 
2013-10-29 09:32:36 AM  
Finally! Someone pushing back against all this anti-bullying BS!

The only solution to bullying is to teach kids to stop being losers. There are people that are cool, and then there are nerds, dorks, geeks, tools, and losers. That is the natural order of things. Any attempt to subvert the natural order will end in disaster.

There's nothing wrong with being smart or unique, but when you tell the entire population that being unpopular is acceptable, and indeed special, you end up with a bunch of dorks and marginalized cool people. That's a tragedy.

I have given this a lot of thought so I know I'm right.

Who's with me?
 
2013-10-29 09:32:52 AM  

vudukungfu: kbronsito: She'll make some lucky boy all the sandwiches he could ever want.

Or maybe a girl.
nttatwwt


If she's following the fifties play book, she needs to find a loveless marriage first and keep that suppressed and on the down low. Maybe after she has a couple kids and Sally down the street takes a special interest in her cupcakes.
 
2013-10-29 09:33:17 AM  
Nada surf called, wants their song "Popular" back....

Three important rules for breaking up
Don't put off breaking up when you know you want to
Prolonging the situation only makes it worse
Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly
Don't make a big production
Don't make up an elaborate story
This will help you avoid a big tear jerking scene
If you wanna date other people say so
Be prepared for the boy to feel hurt and rejected
Even if you've gone together for only a short time,
And haven't been too serious,
There's still a feeling of rejection
When someone says she prefers the company of others
To your exclusive company,
But if you're honest, and direct,
And avoid making a flowery emotional speech when you break the news,
The boy will respect you for your frankness,
And honestly he'll appreciate the kind of straight forward manner
In which you told him your decision
Unless he's a real jerk or a cry baby you'll remain friends

I'm head of the class
I'm popular
I'm a quarter back
I'm popular
My mom says I'm a catch
I'm popular
I'm never last picked
I got a cheerleader chick

Being attractive is the most important thing there is
If you wanna catch the biggest fish in your pond
You have to be as attractive as possible
Make sure to keep your hair spotless and clean
Wash it at least every two weeks
Once every two weeks
And if you see Johnny football hero in the hall
Tell him he played a great game
Tell him you liked his article in the newspaper

I'm the party star
I'm popular
I've got my own car
I'm popular
I'll never get caught
I'm popular
I make football bets.
I'm a teachers pet

I propose we support a one month limit on going steady
I think It will keep people more able to deal with weird situations
And get to know more people
I think if you're ready to go out with Johnny
Now's the time to tell him about your one month limit
He wont mind he'll appreciate your fresh look on dating
And once you've dated someone else you can date him again
I'm sure he'll like it
Everyone will appreciate it
You're so novel what a good idea
You can keep your time to your self
You don't need date insurance
You can go out with whoever you want to
Every boy, every boy, in the whole world could be yours
If you'll just listen to my plan
THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO POPULARITY

I'm head of the class
I'm popular
I'm a quarter back
I'm popular
My mom says I'm a catch
I'm popular
I'm never last picked
I'm a cheerleader chick

I'm the party star
I'm popular
I've got my own car
I'm popular
I'll never get caught
I'm popular
I'm a teachers pet
I make football bets.
 
2013-10-29 09:34:15 AM  
Maybe it's nothing more than Dumbo's feather.

But 50s advice books? *shudder*
 
2013-10-29 09:34:25 AM  
I became popular by learning how to gulp down huge amounts of alcohol. Where's my movie deal?
 
2013-10-29 09:34:43 AM  

picturescrazy: Honest Bender: Now everyone is going to know she read a book to learn how to be popular. LOSER.  There goes all your hard work!

Except now she'll have a lot of money, so they'll never say it to her face.


I'm really saddened by this. A geek follows 50s advice on how to be popular? What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?

/was never popular


Some people would rather not be lonely.
 
2013-10-29 09:34:44 AM  

picturescrazy: What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?


Other than the gloves and pearls, it basically said she just learned to be open, honest and kind.

What a sell out.
 
2013-10-29 09:35:01 AM  
Prostrate yourself to cultural misogyny. That's always good advice.

/sarcasm
 
2013-10-29 09:35:41 AM  
Best way to stop a bully is a knuckle sandwich to the face.
 
2013-10-29 09:35:42 AM  

gnosis301: flucto: Well? What does the book say?

That Lysol is a feminine deodorant.


It's not NOT a feminine deodorant... it's just sort of the nuclear option.
 
2013-10-29 09:35:46 AM  
Here is a summary of what the book suggests: Link.
 
2013-10-29 09:35:59 AM  
50's advice on how to be popular?

- Treat blacks and non-whites like shiat
- Pretend white men came up with rock n roll
- hang around lame-ass diners dancing to watered down rock rock
- Dress like the Cracker Jack mascot
- No arguing against authority
- Comformity is a must, not a choice. The draft man is your friend!

Man, the 50's sucked ass. No wonder Kerouac said 'fark it, I'm outta here'.
 
2013-10-29 09:36:54 AM  

Twinkles: I became popular by learning how to gulp down huge amounts of alcohol. Where's my movie deal?


The John Belushi biopic is still in the production phase. Maybe you can provide a few insights.
 
2013-10-29 09:37:19 AM  

nickdaisy: Finally! Someone pushing back against all this anti-bullying BS!

The only solution to bullying is to teach kids to stop being losers. There are people that are cool, and then there are nerds, dorks, geeks, tools, and losers. That is the natural order of things. Any attempt to subvert the natural order will end in disaster.

There's nothing wrong with being smart or unique, but when you tell the entire population that being unpopular is acceptable, and indeed special, you end up with a bunch of dorks and marginalized cool people. That's a tragedy.

I have given this a lot of thought so I know I'm right.

Who's with me?


I got your back.  I was even a fat nerd in HS.  I'm an accountant now.  I've been reading Dale Carnegie and, you know what?  He was right back in the 40's.  People liking you dictates your success, not any actual talent or knowlege.
 
2013-10-29 09:39:47 AM  

flucto: Well? What does the book say?


From what little the article says, and I suspect that's either heavily glossed over or completely made up (see downthread), it seems to be a combination of: look nice and be a good person. Those aren't horrible things to advise. I'm in my late 30s and still coming to grips with the idea I should look nice. Too much of a snowflake child growing up, I admit. :)
 
2013-10-29 09:40:30 AM  

Twinkles: I became popular by learning how to gulp down huge amounts of alcohol. Where's my movie deal?


Animal House has already been done
 
2013-10-29 09:40:31 AM  

The Muthaship: picturescrazy: What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?

Other than the gloves and pearls, it basically said she just learned to be open, honest and kind.

What a sell out.


Oh, I see. I guess Fark links to articles so people can read them. I learned something today!
 
2013-10-29 09:40:32 AM  
The popular girls put out.
 
2013-10-29 09:40:40 AM  
This thread should be filled with misogynist 50s ads.  Fark I am dissapoint.

i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-29 09:40:41 AM  

mike_d85: I got your back. I was even a fat nerd in HS. I'm an accountant now. I've been reading Dale Carnegie and, you know what? He was right back in the 40's. People liking you dictates your success, not any actual talent or knowlege.


I farking love 7 habits, and I never expected to. It's a damn crime what management cretins have done to that book.
 
2013-10-29 09:42:20 AM  

picturescrazy: Honest Bender: Now everyone is going to know she read a book to learn how to be popular. LOSER.  There goes all your hard work!

Except now she'll have a lot of money, so they'll never say it to her face.


I'm really saddened by this. A geek follows 50s advice on how to be popular? What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?

/was never popular


The article said the most important bit of advice that she followed was being kind to all people no matter what group they were in. That alone would make a person in there teenage years popular among their peers. This is something that teens, and most people in any age group, seem to be oblivious to.

But I still think that this story is a bunch of crap, and this is some writers project, they just found some teen girl from a bottom feeder talent agency to be the face of it.
 
2013-10-29 09:44:07 AM  

ThrnPhl: Here is a summary of what the book suggests: Link.


[Why every girl should wear a girdle: "Even a teen with a trim figure needs to coax her curves a bit when it comes to wearing slim skirts and slacks. To me there is nothing more repellent than a protruding fanny or a bulging tummy marring the outline of a narrow silhouette." ]

upload.wikimedia.org   "Da fark she say?"
 
2013-10-29 09:46:13 AM  

Carn: This thread should be filled with misogynist 50s ads.  Fark I am dissapoint.

[i40.tinypic.com image 600x411]


www.silverfox-whispers.com
 
2013-10-29 09:46:31 AM  

nickdaisy: Finally! Someone pushing back against all this anti-bullying BS!

The only solution to bullying is to teach kids to stop being losers. There are people that are cool, and then there are nerds, dorks, geeks, tools, and losers. That is the natural order of things. Any attempt to subvert the natural order will end in disaster.

There's nothing wrong with being smart or unique, but when you tell the entire population that being unpopular is acceptable, and indeed special, you end up with a bunch of dorks and marginalized cool people. That's a tragedy.

I have given this a lot of thought so I know I'm right.

Who's with me?


Choke on a corn nut, Heather.
 
2013-10-29 09:46:40 AM  

picturescrazy: Honest Bender: Now everyone is going to know she read a book to learn how to be popular. LOSER.  There goes all your hard work!

Except now she'll have a lot of money, so they'll never say it to her face.


I'm really saddened by this. A geek follows 50s advice on how to be popular? What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?

/was never popular


Sometimes being true to who you are means you have no friends. That's certainly how it was for me for a long time.
 
2013-10-29 09:47:47 AM  
Is it just me or does this 8th grader look like she is in her mid-20s?
 
2013-10-29 09:51:57 AM  
i109.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-29 09:53:17 AM  
"but teh oldz0rs is teh stupidzors!  U can't lern stuff from 0ld books for stuff!  She is teh looz0rs!1!  Make me a sandwich, l00zors!  Haq!"  Yeah, about that.
 
2013-10-29 09:54:26 AM  
Wasn't that an episode of Gilmore Girls?
 
2013-10-29 09:54:54 AM  
Simpsons did it first.
 
2013-10-29 09:56:22 AM  
Is it real, or not?  And who cares either way?
 
2013-10-29 09:56:54 AM  

Carn: This thread should be filled with misogynist 50s ads.  Fark I am dissapoint.

[i40.tinypic.com image 600x411]


blog.angelatung.com
 
2013-10-29 09:57:05 AM  
Kind of cute teenage girls becomes popular. It is a miracle!!!!
 
2013-10-29 09:57:56 AM  
FTFA:  She found that each social clique was distrustful of the others, and that all of the kids bore similar insecurities. She was able to find common ground and feel for the first time like she belonged.

In other words she learned how to be distrustful and insincere and thus felt like she belonged.

/or something.
 
2013-10-29 09:58:00 AM  
There may or may not be a correlation with the growth of Boobies.
 
2013-10-29 09:59:03 AM  

picturescrazy: What ever happened to being happy with who you are and sticking with a smaller yet truer group of friends who might actually still mean something after high school?

/was never popular


And you never will be with that attitude.

Popular means to be liked by the masses. If you do not strive for that, then you'll obviously never be popular.

Since you don't try to be friends with everybody, then you are exclusive. Think about it.
 
2013-10-29 10:00:28 AM  
It's a good thing she avoided touchy subjects like "the Negro problem".
 
2013-10-29 10:08:18 AM  

wildstarr: Is it just me or does this 8th grader look like she is in her mid-20s?


I swear officer.

Aidan:I farking love 7 habits, and I never expected to. It's a damn crime what management cretins have done to that book.

I think I'll add that to my reading list.  I've never gotten a review of it from somoeone who didn't use the word "synergy" in casual conversation.
 
2013-10-29 10:08:23 AM  

fustanella: Wasn't that an episode of Gilmore Girls?


That was pretty much the series Gilmore Girls. Young people acting with the prudishness of old fogeys who giggled when they did something adventurous like eat chocolate for dinner or tell someone how mean they were/

/yes, I do sound like I watched it
//my girlfriend at the time loved it
///only fantasies of incestuous mother-daughter action got me through it
 
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