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(People Magazine)   Photographer captures evidence of 11 year old child-bride's wedding ceremony   (people.com) divider line 77
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2014-04-02 05:58:23 PM  
Ok yes you are dying of cancer but having a mock wedding seems a little traumatizing to your daughter. Geeze look at the picture. I thought it was a forced wedding at first
 
2014-04-02 06:03:23 PM  

fjnorton: Ok yes you are dying of cancer but having a mock wedding seems a little traumatizing to your daughter. Geeze look at the picture. I thought it was a forced wedding at first


I thought he was her grandfather.
 
2014-04-02 06:04:00 PM  
Well, that was extremely depressing.  Maybe they could have sacrificed a puppy at the end.
 
2014-04-02 06:04:08 PM  
Thanks for the emotional trauma Poppy!  So nice I got to grieve twice!

This seems to be some kind of trend, I've seen a few of these lately.

If I had cancer I'd probably make my daughter be the first child astronaut or publish a brilliant piece of literature or more self-servingly ... come up with a cure cancer.
 
2014-04-02 06:05:14 PM  
I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.
 
2014-04-02 06:08:10 PM  
They're all together ooky. The Adams Family.
 
2014-04-02 06:26:56 PM  

Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.


This.
 
2014-04-02 06:28:26 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

This.


Thirded.
 
2014-04-02 06:29:24 PM  
Well, if I ever start thinking that maybe I'm not too old to have kids, I can just look at these pictures and remind myself that though it may be physically possible, it isn't a very good idea.
 
2014-04-02 06:38:55 PM  

Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.


I find it creepy he's 62 and has an 11-year-old.
 
2014-04-02 06:42:04 PM  
wow. way to fark up your daughter's life even more than if you just died.

my money's on future lesbian since now she'll be traumatized to even think about a traditional wedding.
 
2014-04-02 06:44:51 PM  
At least they weren't pictures of the honeymoon.
 
2014-04-02 06:59:04 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: fjnorton: Ok yes you are dying of cancer but having a mock wedding seems a little traumatizing to your daughter. Geeze look at the picture. I thought it was a forced wedding at first

I thought he was her grandfather.


Creepy as hell. Poor girl will have ptsd every time she sees a wedding.
Thanks Daddy!
 
2014-04-02 07:16:22 PM  
She'll be going through puberty without a father?

Gear up boys, she's gonna be a wild one.
 
2014-04-02 07:30:31 PM  
Wow, it's creepy and touching at the same time. Creeching? Toupy?

A new world of hentai doujinshi is just waiting to be born.
 
2014-04-02 07:36:28 PM  
memories....
 
2014-04-02 07:37:43 PM  

Lsherm: Well, that was extremely depressing.  Maybe they could have sacrificed a puppy at the end.


Yes, it was extremely depressing. IMHO rather pointlessly depressing.

And then I got to your comment about the puppy and did one of those totally unexpected laugh/snorts that sprayed my monitor with droplets of goop. Worth it to lighten the buzzkill!
 
2014-04-02 07:37:45 PM  

Walker: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

I find it creepy he's 62 and has an 11-year-old.


was thinking the same
 
2014-04-02 07:38:12 PM  

aimtastic: Well, if I ever start thinking that maybe I'm not too old to have kids, I can just look at these pictures and remind myself that though it may be physically possible, it isn't a very good idea.


Yep. People can die from cancer at any age, but old age increases the risk of everything.
62 is too young, though. He should have had at least another decade.
 
2014-04-02 07:39:51 PM  

fusillade762: dahmers love zombie: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

This.

Thirded.


Eleventeenthed.  Ew.
 
2014-04-02 07:40:08 PM  

aimtastic: Well, if I ever start thinking that maybe I'm not too old to have kids, I can just look at these pictures and remind myself that though it may be physically possible, it isn't a very good idea.


Yeah, and a you'll have good chance of kicking off before the awkward teen years. But do like this guy and seize the chance to get one more piece if cake in before they pull the plug.
 
2014-04-02 07:41:08 PM  

calbert: wow. way to fark up your daughter's life even more than if you just died.

my money's on future lesbian since now she'll be traumatized to even think about a traditional wedding.


No one's told you that lesbians legally get married in regular church ceremonies now, have they?
 
2014-04-02 07:41:25 PM  

Walker: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

I find it creepy he's 62 and has an 11-year-old.


51 is too old to have a kid? I dunno, seems ok to me, little old for most women to have kids at that age, but a fair few guys do.
 
2014-04-02 07:45:01 PM  
+1 for a headline without the shiatty "dust" Fark meme.
 
2014-04-02 07:45:05 PM  

brap: Thanks for the emotional trauma Poppy!  So nice I got to grieve twice!

This seems to be some kind of trend, I've seen a few of these lately.

If I had cancer I'd probably make my daughter be the first child astronaut or publish a brilliant piece of literature or more self-servingly ... come up with a cure cancer.


She will have all those professionally shot pictures to remind her how traumatized she was during the ceremony.
 
2014-04-02 07:47:10 PM  
Any footage of the wedding night?
 
2014-04-02 07:50:11 PM  

styckx: +1 for a headline without the shiatty "dust" Fark meme.


How about, "61 year-old cancer patient marries 11 year old. There's something in my eye; he must have knocked the dust off of it"

/Aisle seat please
 
2014-04-02 07:55:16 PM  
Damn, this thread is full of assholes.

/welcome to Fark
 
2014-04-02 07:55:41 PM  
what a creepy thing to do to that kid

jesus christ
 
2014-04-02 07:58:57 PM  
Or as it's called in Yemen, Wednesday.
 
2014-04-02 08:13:52 PM  
Remember, ladies, unless you have a husband, you have no value.
 
2014-04-02 08:21:13 PM  
Like that guy was going to live long enough to walk her down the aisle without pancreatic cancer anyway.
 
2014-04-02 08:24:42 PM  
Thanks Subby now I'm crying.
 
2014-04-02 08:25:46 PM  

Ghastly: Wow, it's creepy and touching at the same time. Creeching? Toupy?

A new world of hentai doujinshi is just waiting to be born.


Yeah, this seems to be quite creepy. Just sayin. Hope that girl does not end up with problems.
 
2014-04-02 08:26:01 PM  

Shirley Ujest: Remember, ladies, unless you have a husband, you have no value.


You'd have to be pretty purposefully obtuse to get that meaning out of these pictures.

Last May, my dad died of something we still don't quite understand.  This was after six weeks in a coma, and a remarkable three weeks of him being awake and recovering before he had a freak brain bleed that took him.  He had just turned 57 on the 3rd, and died on the 18th.

My sister and youngest sibling is still rather distraught over the fact that she won't have her Dad there to walk her down the aisle some day, and she is a super-feminist, regular Jezebel reader.  In our culture, it's generally considered a milestone, and one that she is robbed of.

This poor girl will also have so many more.  At least my dad was there for him to see us graduate, see my children born, and a good many others.  This girl is losing him far too early.

/first anniversary is coming
//gonna be a bad one for my entire family, especially my mom
 
2014-04-02 08:45:08 PM  

maddermaxx: Walker: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

I find it creepy he's 62 and has an 11-year-old.

51 is too old to have a kid? I dunno, seems ok to me, little old for most women to have kids at that age, but a fair few guys do.


Hah you haven't met my husband's dad... he's in his 70's and just married and knocked up a 20ish year old woman. She's younger than my husband who just turned 40. Talk about creeper :(  No gold digging involved either because he's dirt poor, doesn't work and an ex-biker. Glad we don't associate with him.
 
2014-04-02 08:46:27 PM  
is it just me or is it kinda irresponsible to have children at 51?
Chances are you won't be around to see them graduate from college
Have a good chance of being senile or suffering from alzheimers by the time they graduate from high school
Men stroke out or have heart attacks mid 50's on, all the time
 
2014-04-02 08:49:06 PM  

fjnorton: Ok yes you are dying of cancer but having a mock wedding seems a little traumatizing to your daughter. Geeze look at the picture. I thought it was a forced wedding at first


I mean, holy hell, she's  eleven. Get her a locket or go fishing with her. WTF is this?
 
2014-04-02 08:49:24 PM  

namegoeshere: Thanks Subby now I'm crying.


You're welcome! My first green too :)
 
2014-04-02 09:18:54 PM  

doyner: At least they weren't pictures of the honeymoon.


imnotatoy.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-02 09:22:04 PM  
Wow, people make a REALLY big deal about getting married someday ......
 
2014-04-02 09:28:41 PM  
Dear Diary:

I totes hope dad dies soon because as far as I can currently estimate he is going to leave me about $450K which will cover about 13% of my psych bills.  Yesterday he filmed me breast feed a ken doll, the other day he put a bunch of ketchup in the shower and called it "the special day"?  WTF?  He already took pictures of "wedding night" and did the same thing...I just don't get it....
 
2014-04-02 09:35:57 PM  

PsiChick: fjnorton: Ok yes you are dying of cancer but having a mock wedding seems a little traumatizing to your daughter. Geeze look at the picture. I thought it was a forced wedding at first

I mean, holy hell, she's  eleven. Get her a locket or go fishing with her. WTF is this?


Agreed.  Despite my defense of the actual cultural impact of a wedding day, doing this with your daughter is kind of weird.  I mean, I don't know these people.  Maybe it was her idea, or maybe they had the idea as she cried to him that he wouldn't be there for her wedding and she liked it.  But man, it just seems cruel to watch her weep like that.  

Come time for her to actually get married, she either won't want to at all or will want to have a Justice of the Peace do it before going off to weep for a few hours.
 
2014-04-02 09:40:54 PM  
FTFA: "The daddy-daughter relationship is one of the most special relationships in life."

Come to Daddy...
 
2014-04-02 09:45:41 PM  

Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.


The 19th century tradition of taking photos of dead babies comes to mind
 
2014-04-02 09:58:20 PM  
It's nice. The memory will be bittersweet, but she'all cherish it. It's also a positive way for her to confront the reality of her fathers passing. Seems healthy to me, if very sad.
 
2014-04-02 10:11:23 PM  

Walker: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

I find it creepy he's 62 and has an 11-year-old.


My dad was 57 when I was born.
 
2014-04-02 10:35:06 PM  
Lucky Bruce

Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they know they are in love.
 One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny's father to ask him for her hand.

Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, "Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love
and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage."

Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies,
"Well Bruce, you are only 10.. Where will you two live?"

Without even taking a moment to think about it, Bruce replies,
"In Jenny's room. It's bigger than mine and we can both fit there nicely."
Mr. Smith says with a huge grin, "Okay, then how will you live?
You're not old enough to get a job.
You'll need to support Jenny."

Again, Bruce instantly replies, "Our allowance, Jenny makes five bucks a week
and I make 10 bucks a week.
That's about 60 bucks a month, so that should do us just fine."

Mr. Smith is impressed Bruce has put so much thought into this.

"Well Bruce, it seems like you have everything figured out. I just have one more question. What will you do if the two of you should have little children of your own?"
 
Bruce just shrugs his shoulders and says, "Well, we've been lucky so far."

Mr. Smith no longer thinks the little shiat is adorable.
 
2014-04-02 10:37:52 PM  

Walker: Radak: I find that simultaneously sweet and a bit creepy.

I find it creepy he's 62 and has an 11-year-old.


and the wife looks 30.
 
2014-04-02 10:40:32 PM  
Already saw this creepy and depressing story on my local news, thanks for making me look twice, stupidmitter.

/that's what happens when you have kids at 50
 
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