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(The New York Times)   Someone thought it important to ask baby Jessica what she thought about the Thai rescue. She must have been down a well or something, because she hadn't heard about it   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2018-07-12 11:26:06 AM  
"I didn't know about it at all," said Jessica McClure Morales, now 32, who learned of the ordeal in Thailand from a New York Times reporter on Tuesday. "We live in the country and we're pretty unplugged...Our internet's very spotty, and we're not willing to pay for cable because it's too expensive," Ms. Morales said, speaking breezily by phone from rural Texas, as she took a break from a fencing job she was doing with her husband...She is so unplugged, she said, her friends sometimes joke about sending their children to her to keep them off their devices.
In pre-internet days I doubt anybody outside Thailand would have heard about the cave rescue.

Baby Jessica was headline news in the States because, well, she was from the States. I was 11 years old at the time. If the story was reported in Ireland, it didn't stick with me.

Any non-Americans with longer memories have anything to add?
 
2018-07-12 11:40:03 AM  
They should interview the Chilean miners.
 
2018-07-12 12:07:22 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Any non-Americans with longer memories have anything to add?


I think CNN was brand new when this story broke and they held on to it for the longest time. Every 5 minutes the news reporter kept saying..."No new status yet...she's still in the well"

Apart from that, that's all I remember.
 
2018-07-12 12:08:31 PM  
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2018-07-12 12:08:44 PM  
The Simpsons: Sending Our Love Down The Well
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2018-07-12 12:09:21 PM  
Baby Jessica?

There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.  I wonder if she still has trouble with her arm
 
2018-07-12 12:09:29 PM  
I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.
 
2018-07-12 12:10:35 PM  
"I remember being so concerned for that little boy.  Turns out he was hiding in a barn the whole time."

/hopefully not obscure on FARK....
 
2018-07-12 12:11:12 PM  

seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain. is blissfully awesome.

My question was answered today.


Fixed that for the vast majority of people
 
2018-07-12 12:11:47 PM  

MikeyFuccon: "I didn't know about it at all," said Jessica McClure Morales, now 32, who learned of the ordeal in Thailand from a New York Times reporter on Tuesday. "We live in the country and we're pretty unplugged...Our internet's very spotty, and we're not willing to pay for cable because it's too expensive," Ms. Morales said, speaking breezily by phone from rural Texas, as she took a break from a fencing job she was doing with her husband...She is so unplugged, she said, her friends sometimes joke about sending their children to her to keep them off their devices.
In pre-internet days I doubt anybody outside Thailand would have heard about the cave rescue.

Baby Jessica was headline news in the States because, well, she was from the States. I was 11 years old at the time. If the story was reported in Ireland, it didn't stick with me.

Any non-Americans with longer memories have anything to add?


I prefer babies who don't fall down wells.
 
2018-07-12 12:11:53 PM  
That's a hard 32.
 
2018-07-12 12:12:49 PM  
CNN is the channel that picks some stupid topical event and does nothing but cover it 24/7 even when there is nothing to report.
 
2018-07-12 12:13:16 PM  
Why would you ask a baby?
 
2018-07-12 12:13:59 PM  

seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.


I Think it is awesome that she is living life without being spoon-fed the daily talking points and useless BS that is wasting so many folks lives.    I turned off the TV but I need help turning off the internets.
 
2018-07-12 12:15:42 PM  

seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.


Not everyone lives for the farking politics tab.
 
2018-07-12 12:17:40 PM  
Hey, screw you, Baby Jessica. Your rescue pre-empted an episode of "Beauty and the Beast" many, many years ago, so I never found out if Vincent rescued Catherine by hopping atop a subway and riding it to where she was being held captive (as happened in every episode). And even worse, I missed part of a "Max Headroom" episode too. I wish you'd never been rescued!

/Don't judge me; it was the '80; there wasn't much else on TV.
 
2018-07-12 12:17:52 PM  

Cagey B: That's a hard 32.


I was confused by the picture at first. She went from a baby when I was in my teens to looking older than my mom does now.
 
2018-07-12 12:18:00 PM  

SuperChuck: Why would you ask a baby?


Because it's politer than just yelling shiat at them, it'll make the baby cry.
 
2018-07-12 12:20:05 PM  
Subby,

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2018-07-12 12:20:12 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Baby Jessica?

There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.  I wonder if she still has trouble with her arm


Since she was out working on fences at the time the reporter called, I am guessing not.
 
2018-07-12 12:20:14 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain. is blissfully awesome.

My question was answered today.

Fixed that for the vast majority of people


EyeHaveRisen: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

I Think it is awesome that she is living life without being spoon-fed the daily talking points and useless BS that is wasting so many folks lives.    I turned off the TV but I need help turning off the internets.


WTFDYW: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

Not everyone lives for the farking politics tab.


Being an informed citizen isn't blasé, it's literally your duty in this country. I'm not sure when becoming an informed farkwit was a good thing, but the problems this nation faces on a daily basis (and no, I'm not just talking about the political issues) are because 50% of this country doesn't give three farks.

Maybe that's a good thing for you, but for most of us, we'd prefer that you found yourself caring about the issues we face. 

God damn, it must be nice to be privileged enough to not have to care.
 
2018-07-12 12:21:29 PM  

WTFDYW: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

Not everyone lives for the farking politics tab.


I've actually STOPPED watching any major news networks this year. Just got so tired of all the crap and talking heads spewing their "opinion" and not releasing any facts. I never see any "reporters" when I watched, just "political correspondents" who think they know everything about everything/everyone and especially when there is a round table and more than one person speaking at once trying to get their opinion heard. There's nothing worse than multiple political correspondents all talking at once. It's like a lawn mower and leaf blower going at the same time.

I've had enough. I'll watch a little bit of the local news and rest I get from Fark.
 
2018-07-12 12:22:08 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Hey, screw you, Baby Jessica. Your rescue pre-empted an episode of "Beauty and the Beast" many, many years ago, so I never found out if Vincent rescued Catherine by hopping atop a subway and riding it to where she was being held captive (as happened in every episode). And even worse, I missed part of a "Max Headroom" episode too. I wish you'd never been rescued!

/Don't judge me; it was the '80; there wasn't much else on TV.



That's nothing compared to this.....The Heidi Game:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_G​a​me

The Heidi Game or Heidi Bowl was an American Football League (AFL) game played on November 17, 1968, between the Oakland Raiders and the visiting New York Jets. The game was notable for its exciting finish, in which Oakland scored two touchdowns in the final minute to win the game 43-32, but got its name for a decision by the game's television broadcaster, NBC, to break away from its coverage of the game on the east coast to broadcast the television film Heidi, causing many viewers to miss the Raiders' comeback.
 
2018-07-12 12:23:56 PM  

Cagey B: That's a hard 32.


You try being a baby stuck in a well for 32 years, and see how good you look.
 
2018-07-12 12:23:56 PM  

Omnidirectional Punching: Cagey B: That's a hard 32.

I was confused by the picture at first. She went from a baby when I was in my teens to looking older than my mom does now.


She lives out in the sticks, apparently on a farm/ranch, and likely doesn't invest much of anything into cosmetics. Even setting aside some people just age well and some don't, there's reasons why she doesn't look like a model. And it doesn't sound like a pro photographer made the trek... they just talked to her by phone. I'd not be shocked to learn that was a simple snapshot taken by somebody and emailed to the reporter.
 
2018-07-12 12:24:21 PM  
apparently no one remembers the movie Ace in a Hole (1951):


Ace In The Hole - Trailer
Youtube c8hDUnmrkcw


nothing has changed.
 
2018-07-12 12:24:26 PM  
People are farking idiots.
 
2018-07-12 12:24:30 PM  

steklo: WTFDYW: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

Not everyone lives for the farking politics tab.

I've actually STOPPED watching any major news networks this year. Just got so tired of all the crap and talking heads spewing their "opinion" and not releasing any facts. I never see any "reporters" when I watched, just "political correspondents" who think they know everything about everything/everyone and especially when there is a round table and more than one person speaking at once trying to get their opinion heard. There's nothing worse than multiple political correspondents all talking at once. It's like a lawn mower and leaf blower going at the same time.

I've had enough. I'll watch a little bit of the local news and rest I get from Fark.


There's an entire media world outside of cable television news ... I'd start here:

https://www.ap.org/en-us/
https://www.reuters.com/
https://www.afp.com/en
http://www.bbc.com/

But, yeah, continue blaming the "entertainment" you see on TV as the downfall of journalism. Journalism has never been something you can make reporting decisions on based simply on ratings.
 
2018-07-12 12:24:58 PM  

seadoo2006: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain. is blissfully awesome.

My question was answered today.

Fixed that for the vast majority of people

EyeHaveRisen: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

I Think it is awesome that she is living life without being spoon-fed the daily talking points and useless BS that is wasting so many folks lives.    I turned off the TV but I need help turning off the internets.

WTFDYW: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

Not everyone lives for the farking politics tab.

Being an informed citizen isn't blasé, it's literally your duty in this country. I'm not sure when becoming an informed farkwit was a good thing, but the problems this nation faces on a daily basis (and no, I'm not just talking about the political issues) are because 50% of this country doesn't give three farks.

Maybe that's a good thing for you, but for most of us, we'd prefer that you found yourself caring about the issues we face. 

God damn, it must be nice to be privileged enough to not have to care.


TL;DR
 
2018-07-12 12:26:40 PM  

The_Sponge: That's nothing compared to this.....The Heidi Game:


I'm OK with that. I think that's why I never developed an appreciation for sportsball. As a kid, there was always some stupid football game running over time, and the networks were too dumb to just delay their shows and would start them in progress. Even as a kid I knew the "times three plus twenty rule." How long until the game is actually over? Multiply the time on the clock by three and add twenty minutes.

I wish they'd cut off games all the time. Figure out how to start them earlier, or speed them up, or whatever you need to do. This is why I quit watching "The Simpsons". I got tired of it constantly being preempted by football and just gave up.
 
2018-07-12 12:27:50 PM  
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2018-07-12 12:29:18 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Hey, screw you, Baby Jessica. Your rescue pre-empted an episode of "Beauty and the Beast" many, many years ago, so I never found out if Vincent rescued Catherine by hopping atop a subway and riding it to where she was being held captive (as happened in every episode). And even worse, I missed part of a "Max Headroom" episode too. I wish you'd never been rescued!

/Don't judge me; it was the '80; there wasn't much else on TV.


My cross to bear was the OJ trial. Too many episodes of Batman the Animated Series were pre-empted.
 
2018-07-12 12:29:59 PM  

steklo: WTFDYW: seadoo2006: I've often wondered what it would be like to be so farking ignorant of current events that it literally cause physical pain.

My question was answered today.

Not everyone lives for the farking politics tab.

I've actually STOPPED watching any major news networks this year. Just got so tired of all the crap and talking heads spewing their "opinion" and not releasing any facts. I never see any "reporters" when I watched, just "political correspondents" who think they know everything about everything/everyone and especially when there is a round table and more than one person speaking at once trying to get their opinion heard. There's nothing worse than multiple political correspondents all talking at once. It's like a lawn mower and leaf blower going at the same time.

I've had enough. I'll watch a little bit of the local news and rest I get from Fark.


Not to mention every week there is a new story about an MSM outlet lying, or spinning outright lies.
I don't know why ANYONE listen to anything they have to say. All they do is try to manipulate you, which, Mika Brzezinski was so nice to point out to her viewers...
Mika Brzezinski: “Our Job” to “Control Exactly What People Think”
Youtube OJ9ce-yMEfc
 
2018-07-12 12:30:22 PM  

seadoo2006: Being an informed citizen isn't blasé, it's literally your duty in this country. I'm not sure when becoming an informed farkwit was a good thing, but the problems this nation faces on a daily basis (and no, I'm not just talking about the political issues) are because 50% of this country doesn't give three farks.

Maybe that's a good thing for you, but for most of us, we'd prefer that you found yourself caring about the issues we face.

God damn, it must be nice to be privileged enough to not have to care.


You heard the man, if you're not keeping yourself hooked up to the internet 24/7 and giving yourself an aneurysm out of rage every single day, you're a privileged farkwit who is actively detracting from the country.

Who cares what your reasons may be for wanting to be detached, you are still obligated to be outraged daily.
 
2018-07-12 12:30:35 PM  
Maybe Fark can help me out... Wasn't there a movie that had in the background a story about a child in peril ala baby Jessica? I vaguely remember that it played out on the tv sets parallel to the plot of the movie.I keep asking people IRL and nobody seems to remember this.
 
2018-07-12 12:31:30 PM  
.....and we're not willing to pay for cable because it's too expensive," Ms. Morales said, speaking breezily by phone from rural Texas, as she took a break from a fencing job she was doing with her husband.

Is anyone else disappointed that she turned to criminality ?. There can't be too many items to fence and people to fence them to in rural Texas, which might explain why she can't afford cable.
 
2018-07-12 12:31:47 PM  

seadoo2006: Being an informed citizen isn't blasé, it's literally your duty in this country. I'm not sure when becoming an informed farkwit was a good thing, but the problems this nation faces on a daily basis (and no, I'm not just talking about the political issues) are because 50% of this country doesn't give three farks.


Much for what passes for being "informed" is just being filled full of somebody's talking points, half truths, and spin. We'd be far better off if people turned off the damn news channels, went outside, and actually TALKED with their neighbors instead of being told what to think about people who are a little different.

The problems this nation faces won't be and can't be fixed by politicians or talking heads on the idiot box. They'll be fixed by people interacting with others face to face, and not through a screen. It's harder to get a massive hate on for people you actually know and live among than it is to do so for people you keep hearing demonized on the bullshiat sensationalist media channels.
 
2018-07-12 12:32:54 PM  

seadoo2006: But, yeah, continue blaming the "entertainment" you see on TV as the downfall of journalism


Thanks. I will.
 
2018-07-12 12:34:33 PM  

NEDM: seadoo2006: Being an informed citizen isn't blasé, it's literally your duty in this country. I'm not sure when becoming an informed farkwit was a good thing, but the problems this nation faces on a daily basis (and no, I'm not just talking about the political issues) are because 50% of this country doesn't give three farks.

Maybe that's a good thing for you, but for most of us, we'd prefer that you found yourself caring about the issues we face.

God damn, it must be nice to be privileged enough to not have to care.

You heard the man, if you're not keeping yourself hooked up to the internet 24/7 and giving yourself an aneurysm out of rage every single day, you're a privileged farkwit who is actively detracting from the country.

Who cares what your reasons may be for wanting to be detached, you are still obligated to be outraged daily.


Being informed has nothing to do with being outraged. Hell, there's still a class in most schools titled "CURRENT EVENTS" for just this reason: to pull your heads out of your collective asses and pay attention to what is going on in the world around you.

You people sound like those driving with cell phones. Well, I don't *need* to keep my eyes on the road at all times because I can totally drive only paying attention 1/4 of the time, right?
 
2018-07-12 12:37:39 PM  

akula: seadoo2006: Being an informed citizen isn't blasé, it's literally your duty in this country. I'm not sure when becoming an informed farkwit was a good thing, but the problems this nation faces on a daily basis (and no, I'm not just talking about the political issues) are because 50% of this country doesn't give three farks.

Much for what passes for being "informed" is just being filled full of somebody's talking points, half truths, and spin. We'd be far better off if people turned off the damn news channels, went outside, and actually TALKED with their neighbors instead of being told what to think about people who are a little different.

The problems this nation faces won't be and can't be fixed by politicians or talking heads on the idiot box. They'll be fixed by people interacting with others face to face, and not through a screen. It's harder to get a massive hate on for people you actually know and live among than it is to do so for people you keep hearing demonized on the bullshiat sensationalist media channels.


Again, why are you talking about entertainment channels as your news sourcing? All the cable news channels together represents a market smaller then NYC in terms of media messaging. 

It seems somewhere along the way you all forgot fact-based reporting is still a thing and happens everyday of your life sans editorialization ... just open your eyes a bit wider and you might see them. In fact, they were posted above in a previous post of mine. 

You're blaming Hustler for the downfall of libraries. Maybe try opening a book once in a while and see the other 99.999999% of what it (or the media) offers?
 
2018-07-12 12:37:42 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The_Sponge: That's nothing compared to this.....The Heidi Game:

I'm OK with that. I think that's why I never developed an appreciation for sportsball. As a kid, there was always some stupid football game running over time, and the networks were too dumb to just delay their shows and would start them in progress. Even as a kid I knew the "times three plus twenty rule." How long until the game is actually over? Multiply the time on the clock by three and add twenty minutes.

I wish they'd cut off games all the time. Figure out how to start them earlier, or speed them up, or whatever you need to do. This is why I quit watching "The Simpsons". I got tired of it constantly being preempted by football and just gave up.


Boo This Man
Youtube 76p_ncbffCE
 
2018-07-12 12:37:52 PM  

mrsleep: Not to mention every week there is a new story about an MSM outlet lying, or spinning outright lies.


Like I mentioned, I stopped watching the news. The wife will leave the room if I do keep a news station on for longer then 3 minutes. I'll jump on to my local Patch.com site to read local news and here on Long Island we have this crap channel "News 12" that broadcasts local news as it pertains to my neck of the woods. If there is a big political happening, they will spend only a few minutes on the story and move on to something else quickly.

I figure if something really important is happening, I'll hear about it eventually and then do my own Internet surfing to try to find the facts.
 
2018-07-12 12:38:05 PM  
Not very good quality, but

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2018-07-12 12:38:38 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: apparently no one remembers the movie Ace in a Hole (1951):


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/c8hDUnmr​kcw]

nothing has changed.


First thing I thought of.   Great film, things haven't changed that much, except for the speed with which the information, correct or not, travels.
 
2018-07-12 12:39:39 PM  
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2018-07-12 12:43:02 PM  

Cagey B: That's a hard 32.


Better'n most undropped Texans, either Houston fat, or Laredo dried. The background shows that she has made a world onto herself. I say Bravo.

/ Your opinion is minuscule in comparison
// Is your world better?
///that's just, like, ...
 
2018-07-12 12:44:15 PM  
I had to click on the link since some of you were saying she looked like a horrible troll.

Looks like a regular woman to me. Pleas reply to this post with the GPS coordinates to the Isle of Models on which you all reside and I will make arrangements to get there post haste.
 
2018-07-12 12:44:24 PM  

seadoo2006: Again, why are you talking about entertainment channels as your news sourcing?


If we're just talking TV, there really isn't a whole lot of options. At least where I'm from. As mentioned, if i hear of a story that I might be interested in, I jump on the web and look for an actual news outlet and search for facts on that particular story.

In my results, I love comparing what other news outlets says vs, the US news stations, I'll look for comparisons and form my own opinion of what's at hand. I'm not shutting off the news, I'm cutting back on opinion.
 
2018-07-12 12:44:31 PM  
I'll be honest, I also thought of Jessica.

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2018-07-12 12:44:48 PM  

freakingmoron: Maybe Fark can help me out... Wasn't there a movie that had in the background a story about a child in peril ala baby Jessica? I vaguely remember that it played out on the tv sets parallel to the plot of the movie.I keep asking people IRL and nobody seems to remember this.


12 Monkeys, referenced earlier in this thread.
 
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