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(Gawker)   Teen with Down Syndrome got accepted to college. Someone filmed it. There must have been something in that envelope, because it got dusty in here   (gawker.com) divider line 140
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2014-04-16 07:44:42 PM
Still no cure for vertical video syndrome.
 
2014-04-16 07:47:22 PM
No doubt he'll be the smartest kid at Gonzaga.
 
2014-04-16 09:27:12 PM
Just goes to show what a joke college has become.
 
2014-04-16 10:32:35 PM
Clown college or the University of Florida? I don't have time to watch vids, so I'm hoping somebody clarifies.
 
2014-04-16 10:36:16 PM
im waiting for the video where a cheerleader gives him his first boobies
 
2014-04-16 10:37:05 PM
As long as there's money for tuition, colleges will accept just about anyone these days. Listening to him read that letter shows he is not qualified for higher education.
/college is a joke
//college degrees are worthless
 
2014-04-16 10:40:18 PM
Given how dusty Fark seems to be getting every day, maybe Drew should invest in a vacuum cleaner. Or buy a swiffer at least. Or a new metaphor.
 
2014-04-16 10:41:18 PM
That's retarded. And no, it did not make me emotional, or whatever the lame 'dusty in here' meme is implying.
 
2014-04-16 10:42:10 PM
My guess is he got a full ride to play football.  Big kid.  No fear.  Retard strength.  Won't be much less qualified than any of the other numbskulls accepted to play football.

/shu shu retarded flu!  shoo shoo retarded flu!
 
2014-04-16 10:43:34 PM
If they restricted college acceptances to people who were that proud and happy to be accepted to college, enrollments would drop to virtually zero.

Good for you, kid. Make the most of your life.
 
2014-04-16 10:44:06 PM
didn't this story originally come out a few months ago?
 
2014-04-16 10:44:24 PM

DrBenway: Given how dusty Fark seems to be getting every day, maybe Drew should invest in a vacuum cleaner. Or buy a swiffer at least. Or a new metaphor.


It's right up there with "smoking hot" as a dead giveaway.

I wonder how he'll do at Potato University? Presumably he'll bring up the grade average at the football team. Hell, he might even score a touchdown, then keep on running out of the stadium. Then he'll defeat china in pingpong.
 
2014-04-16 10:45:41 PM
Generally, State schools have to accept kids from that state.
 
2014-04-16 10:45:48 PM
What sport does he play?
 
2014-04-16 10:46:42 PM
UK will take anyone these days.
 
2014-04-16 10:47:38 PM
This being the internet, I'm not going to argue with you, subby.
 
2014-04-16 10:48:25 PM
He'll major in politics, right?
 
2014-04-16 10:50:19 PM

MrHappyRotter: Clown college or the University of Florida? I don't have time to watch vids, so I'm hoping somebody clarifies.


Just FYI:  UF is called a "public ivy."  Not an easy school to get into and has some very well regarded programs.
 
2014-04-16 10:53:02 PM

Uranus Megahertz: didn't this story originally come out a few months ago?


Different school, different teenager. This school is actually in the town I live in (and he went to high school near where I grew up). Small world
 
2014-04-16 10:53:20 PM
Anthrax is never funny, subby

/now Castle Anthrax ...
 
2014-04-16 10:54:50 PM
Cool.
 
2014-04-16 10:55:06 PM
Does this school advertise on highway billboards that they serve big, juicy steaks?
 
2014-04-16 10:55:37 PM
Here's hoping my niece gets to open a letter like that in 16 years.
 
2014-04-16 10:56:57 PM
Another Liberal Arts major - who can tell the difference? At least she overcame something rather than just coat-tailing on Daddy's money.
 
2014-04-16 10:57:46 PM
afterwards he celebrated by shiatting his pants and accidentally killing a household pet.
 
2014-04-16 10:57:54 PM
Watched it on my phone. My cat got scared when he started grunting and doing whatever chant it is that gives retards their super saiyen strength.
 
2014-04-16 11:01:06 PM
Assholes, all of you...
 
2014-04-16 11:02:15 PM

dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...


Seriously.
 
2014-04-16 11:03:32 PM

topcon: MrHappyRotter: Clown college or the University of Florida? I don't have time to watch vids, so I'm hoping somebody clarifies.

Just FYI:  UF is called a "public ivy."  Not an easy school to get into and has some very well regarded programs.


I "get it". We all "get it". We know what the "double quotes" really mean.
 
2014-04-16 11:04:42 PM

Serious Black: Here's hoping my niece gets to open a letter like that in 16 years.


My 2nd cousin's going to Fresno State's Wayfinders program.  She's having a blast.
 
2014-04-16 11:05:35 PM
Yes, I want him to represent me in court, do my taxes, or possibly operate on my eyes.
You go kid, and I wish you well but currently a BA is the equivalent of a high school diploma of 30 years ago.

High schools are graduating the functionally illiterate these days, and employers want to see a degree just to give you a job as a lousy desk clerk for the simple reason they want make sure that you can read, and understand basic math.

Yeah, it got dusty all right, but only when I realized how much my degree is actually worth these days.

I'm glad I'm getting old.
 
2014-04-16 11:06:08 PM
Rock over London, Rock over Chicago.

Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions.
 
2014-04-16 11:09:00 PM

stuhayes2010: Generally, State schools have to accept kids from that state.


What?
 
2014-04-16 11:09:06 PM
Now he'll learn the mathematical equation for Potato.
 
2014-04-16 11:11:35 PM
Which just goes to prove colleges will accept anyone with enough cash and your degree in communications is worthless
 
2014-04-16 11:13:20 PM

marius2: dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...

Seriously.


Thanks. I know this is Fark, and I know what Fark is. But sometimes...
 
2014-04-16 11:16:15 PM

dpzum1: marius2: dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...

Seriously.

Thanks. I know this is Fark, and I know what Fark is. But sometimes...


I had the same reaction. It wasn't as if this kid was accepted into law school, he was accepted into college, he was given a chance to make a career for himself when he was doubted all his life. This wasn't a prestigious college, but people still want to give him shiat rather than saying "it's good that we're finally realizing that people may be more intelligent than they appear and that people with disabilities should be given equal chances." No one is handing him a diploma, but they're offering him a chance. I know plenty of intelligent people who had that chance and chose to get drunk instead. I don't understand how people can be so angry about him getting a shot.
 
2014-04-16 11:16:48 PM

marius2: dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...

Seriously.


Seriously x2

As a parent watching zobear jr., in the last few weeks get: accepted to her backup (she didn't want to go there, really), rejected from her 3rd choice (accepted to the university but not the program), rejected from her 2nd choice, no response from her 4th, and finally accepted to her 1st choice (program and university), I got a little verklempt.

Good on him!
 
2014-04-16 11:19:26 PM
I don't get all the hate, even on fark. Good luck to the kid.
 
2014-04-16 11:22:04 PM

marius2: dpzum1: marius2: dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...

Seriously.

Thanks. I know this is Fark, and I know what Fark is. But sometimes...

I had the same reaction. It wasn't as if this kid was accepted into law school, he was accepted into college, he was given a chance to make a career for himself when he was doubted all his life. This wasn't a prestigious college, but people still want to give him shiat rather than saying "it's good that we're finally realizing that people may be more intelligent than they appear and that people with disabilities should be given equal chances." No one is handing him a diploma, but they're offering him a chance. I know plenty of intelligent people who had that chance and chose to get drunk instead. I don't understand how people can be so angry about him getting a shot.


Because THIS.....IS....FARK!!!! And also the last place a person can hate on retards and still feel good about themselves for doing so.
 
2014-04-16 11:24:18 PM
I know it's low hanging fruit to make the joke that colleges will accept just about anybody these days, but did none of you actually RTFA? He got accepted into a special program for people with learning disabilities.
 
2014-04-16 11:28:04 PM

Enuratique: I know it's low hanging fruit to make the joke that colleges will accept just about anybody these days, but did none of you actually RTFA? He got accepted into a special program for people with learning disabilities.


What is this "article" thing you speak of?
 
2014-04-16 11:28:04 PM

marius2: dpzum1: marius2: dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...

Seriously.

Thanks. I know this is Fark, and I know what Fark is. But sometimes...

I had the same reaction. It wasn't as if this kid was accepted into law school, he was accepted into college, he was given a chance to make a career for himself when he was doubted all his life. This wasn't a prestigious college, but people still want to give him shiat rather than saying "it's good that we're finally realizing that people may be more intelligent than they appear and that people with disabilities should be given equal chances." No one is handing him a diploma, but they're offering him a chance. I know plenty of intelligent people who had that chance and chose to get drunk instead. I don't understand how people can be so angry about him getting a shot.


Good point. I know of many who have had incredible opportunities only to piss them away. The real problem I have with this thread in general is the fact that so many chose to condemn someone, and make fun of someone, who didn't choose, or wasn't the cause of their so-called disability. I know more people who are considered "normal" whom I would rather not associate with.
 
2014-04-16 11:29:28 PM

GooberMcFly: This being the internet, I'm not going to argue with you, subby.


God knows we wouldn't want people arguing on the Internet.
 
2014-04-16 11:29:52 PM
He got into a college with a program made made to help people with learning disabilities and special needs attend college?
Ooooookaaaaay. System works?
 
2014-04-16 11:30:58 PM

dpzum1: marius2: dpzum1: marius2: dpzum1: Assholes, all of you...

Seriously.

Thanks. I know this is Fark, and I know what Fark is. But sometimes...

I had the same reaction. It wasn't as if this kid was accepted into law school, he was accepted into college, he was given a chance to make a career for himself when he was doubted all his life. This wasn't a prestigious college, but people still want to give him shiat rather than saying "it's good that we're finally realizing that people may be more intelligent than they appear and that people with disabilities should be given equal chances." No one is handing him a diploma, but they're offering him a chance. I know plenty of intelligent people who had that chance and chose to get drunk instead. I don't understand how people can be so angry about him getting a shot.

Good point. I know of many who have had incredible opportunities only to piss them away. The real problem I have with this thread in general is the fact that so many chose to condemn someone, and make fun of someone, who didn't choose, or wasn't the cause of their so-called disability. I know more people who are considered "normal" whom I would rather not associate with.


Chances are this kid will make more of his life than the bitter failures pissing on him here have made of theirs.
 
2014-04-16 11:31:47 PM
Not just in here.

hymiesrecords.com
 
2014-04-16 11:33:27 PM
dpzum1:


You're a good person, tfarks for you.
 
2014-04-16 11:35:05 PM

Enuratique: I know it's low hanging fruit to make the joke that colleges will accept just about anybody these days, but did none of you actually RTFA? He got accepted into a special program for people with learning disabilities.


To be fair, most colleges have poli-sci programs
 
2014-04-16 11:37:53 PM

Enuratique: I know it's low hanging fruit to make the joke that colleges will accept just about anybody these days, but did none of you actually RTFA? He got accepted into a special program for people with learning disabilities.


So it will major in 'Do you want an apple pie with that?' and minor in 'Communications'

What is the graduate program, 'Memorizing all the Bus Stops'?
 
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