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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   Reporter returns to senior prom ten years later. Realizes music has gotten worse, legal drinking not fun   ( divider line
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2003-05-02 11:55:21 AM  
Wasn't this a movie?
2003-05-02 12:00:38 PM  
I dunno, but her descriptions are pretty much on the money.
2003-05-02 12:11:09 PM  
you think it would work the same for athletes. a former bench warmer goes back on to the field after 10 years to see how it feels 10 years later.
2003-05-02 01:45:27 PM  
John: Did ou go to your reunion?
Joan: Yes. It was like everyone had swelled.

--Grosse Point Blank

Best movie of the late 90s.
2003-05-02 01:50:36 PM  
Damn, beaten to it:
[image from too old to be available]
2003-05-02 02:27:30 PM  
Hank Azaria: Hi, Debbie, First-time caller, long-time listener, love the show. Hey, why don't you ask Marty what he's doing back in town, huh?


Martin: You got egg white omlettes?
Waitress: Yeah.
Martin: Great, I'll have an egg white omlette.
Waitress: What do you want in it?
Martin: Nothing, just egg whites.
Waitress: Techncally, that's not an omlette.
Martin: I don't want to argue semantics, I just want the protein.
2003-05-02 02:41:06 PM  
Didn't Drew Barrymore play the undercover reporter?
2003-05-02 03:00:39 PM  
Yeah, but that was Never Been Kissed. No where near as good as Grosse Point Blank.

Grocer: You're breaking my heart down here, Blank. I can't shoot through the tears.
2003-05-02 03:24:02 PM  
Marty: Debi's house.
Paul: Kinda crept up on you, didn't it?
Marty: No, you drove us here.
Paul: [pause] Yep.
2003-05-02 04:02:15 PM  
I found that there are subtle differences from 1993. Drinking seems more important, sex less so. The girls are more stylish, the boys are more casual, and all of them listen to rap music that would make their parents blush.

Dear Maggie,

Welcome to being old and out of touch.
2003-05-02 04:07:47 PM  
The music sucks. Food sucks, too," added Karly Morgan, 17. "It all sucks."

Yup, that about sums it up
2003-05-02 04:08:28 PM  

Wasn't this a movie?

The question is, wasn't that 30 movies?
2003-05-02 04:09:17 PM  
Thats the second time I didn't close my tags. Oh I didn't go to prom either. I ended up going camping with some of my friends, and they were mean wanted me to sleep in the same tent as the homely fat girl.

I slept in the car.
2003-05-02 04:09:39 PM  
Marty: You can never go home again. But you can shop there.
2003-05-02 04:09:54 PM  
Mr. Grocer: This is Durazack 15, kid. It makes Prozac seem like decaf-latte.
Marty: I don't do that stuff anymore.
Mr. Grocer: Don't say "do it," because I don't "do it," I ingest it, on orders of my neurophysiologist. This stuff is legal. In five years they'll be putting it in the water for citizens, just like fluoride
2003-05-02 04:09:55 PM  
Yeah, that sounds about like that Craptastic movie, Never Been Kissed, with Drew Barrymore, although she's supposed to be undercover or something.
2003-05-02 04:10:22 PM  
CatchrNdry that is to true.
2003-05-02 04:10:39 PM  
My prom was in 1986. I think the prom song was Bon jovi's "Never Say Goodbye". Tells you how sucky Charlestown High in Mass. is.

The only person I'd like to see from H.S. again is an Italian girl named Teri. Boobie links have me killing kittens now; back then though, Teri had me killing entire kitten bloodlines. Very sexy girl.

2003-05-02 04:11:24 PM  
Does anyone even remotely care about her touching 'return to prom' story? Who does this? What an asshat.

2003-05-02 04:11:31 PM  
Karly Morgan's date hopes Karly sucks too
2003-05-02 04:15:26 PM  
Hi, I'm Martin Blank, you remember me? I'm not married, I don't have any kids, and I'd blow your head off if someone paid me enough.
2003-05-02 04:17:57 PM  
Anyone else feel like they're in the small minority of people who don't sit around and think about high school all the time?

There are tons of movies about adults clinging to high school years

There are TONS of songs and videos about high school, many made by artists who have been out of high school for years and years

The TV show "Ed" is basically about a guy wanting to go back and correct his high school age mistakes by not pursuing a fellow student.

Seems like high school was either the best or worst times of a lot of peoples' lives and they WON'T LET GO
2003-05-02 04:18:08 PM  
Skinink: You think you had it bad? Our prom song was "Crazy for You" by Madonna
2003-05-02 04:19:07 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2003-05-02 04:19:49 PM  
The article reads:

At 26, a formerly 'uncool' teen gives the big night another chance - and another dance

I think the 'formerly uncool' part is up for debate. This chick was a tool then and is a tool now.
2003-05-02 04:20:58 PM  

Its because most celebs don't have much of a shared
experience outside of high school.

I mean as growingly educated as our society 25% of Americans with bachelors is still a minority.
2003-05-02 04:21:04 PM  
Maybe its because I'm only 19 but I found that story stupid and kinda depressing. Argh.
2003-05-02 04:22:42 PM  
That's the great thing about going to a religous school: 7 years from now I can be a 28 year old loser sneaking booze into my reunion.

2003-05-02 04:23:12 PM  

People's worlds were smaller then. I honestly believe people try to recapture high school because it was the last time in their lives when they mattered on any measurable scale. You had identity, groups, an easily understandable social structure, and a sense of place (this is a generalisation, but I think it would hold up under scrutiny).

Once you get out in the world, you're (we're) nothing but small.
2003-05-02 04:24:28 PM  
There's a somewhat-famous quote from Will Rogers (IIRC) that goes something like (paraphrased), "If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. "

2003-05-02 04:24:39 PM  
I remember my prom. I went alone, met some hot babe there. Danced all night then drove her and her pimply faced date home. I dropped the dork off first then boned her in the back seat of my car in the k-mart parking lot.
2003-05-02 04:25:34 PM  
Off topic-- (Isn't everything on fark?)

How do we go about getting rid of that ugly farker in "fark Personals"?

Man, I just want to smack him!
2003-05-02 04:25:52 PM  

I've been looking for you for years. I'm totally going to kill you.

-(not really)
2003-05-02 04:26:11 PM  
My school's prom themes for three years:

Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Open Arms - Journey
Faithfully - Journey
2003-05-02 04:27:02 PM  
The article was almost as boring as a real prom. I demand my money back.
2003-05-02 04:27:27 PM  
Entertaining observations, but holy crap dude, could that have been a longer article on something so admittedly pointless?

But then again, chicks just LOVE to farkin' gab gab gab...
2003-05-02 04:29:26 PM  

I thought the back of your head looked familiar
2003-05-02 04:29:37 PM  
I loved highschool... but proms were definitly the lameist part of them all. All 9 i went to. Gahhh
2003-05-02 04:29:50 PM  
Speaking of asshats, did you see that douchebag breakdancing? Man, I want to smack him!
2003-05-02 04:30:07 PM  
Biandlarge I don't know why but that caused me to laugh out loud.
2003-05-02 04:30:56 PM  
and Nathan is a dweeb. for some reason I imagined him to look like this [image from too old to be available]

That picture is worming its way into my brains
2003-05-02 04:31:52 PM  
Nice observations Reaper and CatchrNdRy I think you're probably both right in a lot of ways.

I really think there are some people out there whose primary motivation for success is to go to their 15 year reunion and feel vindicated.

And of course, there are probably some Al Bundies out there who still pine for past glory.
2003-05-02 04:31:58 PM  
Did people actually stay at their proms? I went to 3 and I don't think we ever stayed over an hour.

Good Times.

2003-05-02 04:35:01 PM  

My god, I went with a large group and we stayed for like, 4 hours. I was almost reduced to tears. If it wasn't for the girls from my art classes who hung out to DANCE (something none of the girls in the group I went with, including my date, seemed to be up for) I would have drowned myself in the punch bowl.
2003-05-02 04:37:38 PM  
heh. Not only did I go to 3 proms and stay for the whole she-bang (which is an ironic phrase to have popped in my head- you figure it out) I went to 3 after-proms which were all night parties in the school gym and cafeteria.
2003-05-02 04:39:04 PM  
Bass555: That's a great song dammit!

They don't have this crazy prom thing in my little country but I don't really feel like I've been missing out. And hey if I wanted the experience I could always visit America and be some poor (legal) kid's weird foreign prom date.
2003-05-02 04:39:33 PM  
I went to all mine and them some omg had a horrable time

me- guy
them - 30 girls

" lets dance lets dance "

jocks " fag "

me "duh but i got all the girls and you are standing alone feh! "
2003-05-02 04:40:59 PM  
Punch bowls, that seems so cliche. Did anyone actually have one of those? There had to be a Fonzie guy who "Spiked it" if so.
/Not that Fonzie endorses that kind of thing
2003-05-02 04:41:02 PM  
Oh yeah I'm a big fan of Gross Pointe Blank

[Talking to his psychiatrist about going to his high school reunion.]
Marty: They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?"

I think the only way I would have gone to my high school reunion is if I was a professional killer too.
2003-05-02 04:41:08 PM  
Ahh, Prom. Looking back, maybe I could've saved $500 and had a bum throw up on my lap instead.
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