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02-10-2007, 01:20 AM
http://wluk.com/common/article.shtml?article_id=1171032601023579

http://wluk.com/common/article.shtml?article_id=1170767958012714

http://www.wluk.com/common/article.shtml?article_id=1170694420013787

These are 3 news articles that prove that parents these days are retarded. I don't know what this world is coming to. Preety soon we're not going to be able to have children.

killer_queen
02-10-2007, 02:01 AM
Ugh, we have mothers who let three men rape her year old daughter. After that, these articles didn't seem any cruel.

But you're right (wtf?). It's not easy to be parents. I've always thought that it must be like driving. You need to take tests and stuff to get a drivers licence. People shouldn't be allowed to have babies whenever they want. Those articles and your existence prove that everybody can't grow a child.

Paint_It_Black
02-10-2007, 03:22 AM
They should make a sequel to You've Got Message so Tom and Meg can grow a child.

killer_queen
02-10-2007, 04:01 AM
I should hate you.

nieh
02-10-2007, 08:52 AM
The first two really aren't THAT bad and the third is only bad if everything the girl said was true (if she was pulling out her own hair and hearing voices it's very possible her view of reality is slightly skewed). I do agree that parents seem to be getting more and more lazy and stupid but these articles are no where near the worst examples of that.

Mota Boy
02-10-2007, 09:05 AM
It's all a matter of perception. Parents have always been stupid, selfish and sadistic, it's just that shit like this is reported now. Hell, infant mortality has plummeted over the past few decades. People have fewer children and generally pay more attention and take better care of the ones we do have.

Sentiments such as "the world is going to hell" and "people are getting worse and worse" have been around for centuries. It's hilarious to read Biblical-era accounts of how better things were back in the day and how society is degrading. The cultural myth of the downward spiral is a persistent little bastard that's never going to go away.

nieh
02-10-2007, 09:13 AM
You know parents are the same no matter time nor place
They don't understand that us kids are going to make some mistakes
So to you, all the kids all across the land
There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand

I remember one year my mom took me school shopping
It was me, my brother, my mom, oh, my pop,
And my little sister all hopped in the car
We headed downtown to the Gallery Mall
My mom started bugging with the clothes she chose
I didn't say nothing at first, I just turned up my nose
She said, "What's wrong? This shirt cost twenty dollars!"
I said, "Mom, this shirt is plaid with a butterfly collar!"

The next half hour was the same old thing
My mother buying me clothes from 1963
And then she lost her mind and did the ultimate
I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!
I said, "Mom, what are you doing, you're ruining my rep."
She said, "You're only sixteen, you don't have a rep yet."
I said, "Mom, let's put these clothes back, please?" She said "No.
You go to school to learn not for a fashion show."

I said, "This isn't Sha Na Na, come on Mom, I'm not Bowzer
Mom, please put back the bell-bottom Brady Bunch trousers
But if you don't want to I can live with that but
You gotta put back the double-knit reversible slacks"
She wasn't moved - everything stayed the same
Inevitably the first day of school came
I thought I could get over, I tried to play sick
But my mom said, "No, no way, uh-uh, forget it"

There was nothing I could do, I tried to relax
I got dressed up in those ancient artifacts
And when I walked into school, it was just as I thought
The kids were cracking up laughing at the clothes Mom bought
And those who weren't laughing still had a ball
Because they were pointing and whispering as I walked down the hall
I got home and told my Mom how my day went
She said, "If they were laughing you don't need them,
'cause they're not good friends"
For the next six hours I tried to explain to my mom
That I was gonna have to go through this about two hundred more times
So to you all the kids all across the land
There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand

O.K., here's the situation
My parents went away on a week's vacation and
They left the keys to the brand new Porsche
Would they mind?
Umm, well, of course not
I'll just take it for a little spin
And maybe show it off to a couple of friends
I'll just cruise it around the neighborhood
Well, maybe I shouldn't
Yeah, of course I should

Pay attention, here's the thick of the plot
I pulled up to the corner at the end of my block
That's when I saw this beautiful girlie girl walking
I picked up my car phone to perpetrate like I was talking
You should've seen this girl's bodily dimensions
I honked my horn just to get her attention
She said, "Was that for me?"
I said, "Yeah"
She said, "Why?"
I said, "Come on and take a ride with a helluva guy"

She said, "How do I know you're not sick?
You could be some deranged lunatic"
I said, "C'mon toots - my name is the Prince,
beside, would a lunatic have a Porsche like this?"
She agreed and we were on our way
She was looking very good and so was I, I must say - word
We hit McDonald's, pulled into the drive
We ordered two Big Macs and two large fries with Cokes

She kicked her shoes off onto the floor
She said, "Drive fast, speed turns me on."
She put her hand on my knee, I put my foot on the gas
We almost got whiplash, I took off so fast.
The sun roof was open, the music was high
And this girl's hand was steadily moving up my thigh
She had opened up three buttons on her shirt so far
I guess that's why I didn't notice that police car

We're doing ninety in my Mom's new Porsche
And to make this long story short - short
When the cop pulled me over I was scared as hell
I said, "I don't have a license but I drive very well, officer."
I almost had a heart attack that day
Come to find out the girl was a twelve-year-old runaway
I was arrested, the car was impounded
There was no way for me to avoid being grounded
My parents had to come off from vacation to get me
I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me

My parents walked in
I got my grip, I said, "Ah, Mom, Dad, how was your trip?"
They didn't speak
I said, "I want to plead my case."
But my father just shoved me in the car by my face
That was a hard ride home, I don't know how I survived
They took turns -
One would beat me while the other one was driving.
I can't believe it, I just made a mistake
Well parents are the same no matter time nor place
So to you all the kids all across the land
Take it from me, parents just don't understand.

Lodat225
02-10-2007, 09:59 AM
I was going to post that song.

Endymion
02-10-2007, 10:03 AM
Sentiments such as "the world is going to hell" and "people are getting worse and worse" have been around for centuries. It's hilarious to read Biblical-era accounts of how better things were back in the day and how society is degrading. The cultural myth of the downward spiral is a persistent little bastard that's never going to go away.

it's those who study classics who perpetuate it. i thought jenny was just a freak, but this semester i had to take a class on "pagan culture" and all the guy does is go on and on about how the greeks and romans were so much better than we are today.

Biggest offspring fan
02-10-2007, 10:12 AM
What name does that song have cause the text was cool, and what genre?

Mota Boy
02-10-2007, 11:48 AM
it's those who study classics who perpetuate it. i thought jenny was just a freak, but this semester i had to take a class on "pagan culture" and all the guy does is go on and on about how the greeks and romans were so much better than we are today.Naw, everyone perpetuates it, classics buffs are just the most flagrantly incorrect. Look to all our talk about the "Greatest Generation" and how, supposedly, the time in the US around World War II was a utopia free of drugs and violence, when people left their doors unlocked. Look at the way the sixties and seventies have been romanticized. Kids today are supposedly more disrespectful, violent and sexually active than their parents ever were, etc. Hell, think back to your own life - we all end up romanticizing periods of our lives that weren't nearly as idyllic as we like to think - it's just that cultures tend to do it on a much larger scale.

The hilarious thing about Jenny and your prof is that the Greeks themselves had a very strong "Golden Age" myth themselves. In fact, they believed that all their ancient heroes were nine feet tall and cavorted with gods. If you think people with a fixation on the past are irksome today, just imagine how fucking annoying classics students must've been in ancient Greece. "You know, you probably wouldn't even come up to Hector's waist. You're literally half the man that he was. Life was soooo much better back then, when people actually had honor. No wonder the gods don't bother with us now..."

Endymion
02-10-2007, 12:18 PM
This is ricockulous. In France there was a time named the 30 Glorieuses. I don't have to translate that It was after the war, 60's, & 70's roughly.

Yeah life was so frinking better these days. For everyone. We've got a high unemployment rate now, Romanians that are starting a ghettoisation in Paris, pollution, niggers & lots more on our minds now. France is on a declivity. Malady of declinism you can call it. Just watch the movies from the Glorious era with all the great French comedians & watch what France has become now, & yes, the only thing on our mind is taxes & political candidates. Everything's lousy now. *kicks dirt* but I'm not afraid of the future. We've hit rock bottom, the only way is up now.

and yet your standard of living is higher than the average twenty years ago. you can speak to people anywhere on the globe on a whim and access nearly any bit of information known to man in a heartbeat.

wheelchairman
02-10-2007, 12:32 PM
I certainly don't think the past was significantly better or worse in most western nations. I would however say that generational behavior does change. I think it goes in cycles.

sKratch
02-10-2007, 12:39 PM
I was really hoping Parents Just Don't Understand wouldn't be posted yet...

Mota Boy
02-10-2007, 12:47 PM
Since when did technology serve happiness on a silver plate?Since advances in modern medicine allowed us to live longer, healthier lives. I, for one, would already be dead twice over without the benefits of modern medicine, and that's just referring to specific incidents in my life, not taking into account the lessened chance of me getting all manner of diseases and malnutrition.

Even though this is an era of great class divisions, even the poorest of individuals are eating much better than they were decades ago (the poorest not only in the West, but world-wide, the only possible exception being Africa). Literacy rates are up, infant mortality rates are down. We stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We have leisure time.

Personally, if you think life was better during a time of massive civil unrest and international war at a time when France's international influence was steadily declining, that's perfectly fine by me. But when did your father immigrate to France? Surely you won't tell me that life in Greece during the military junta (sorry, our bad) was preferable to life at the present.

the_GoDdEsS
02-10-2007, 12:58 PM
These are 3 news articles that prove that parents these days are retarded. I don't know what this world is coming to. Preety soon we're not going to be able to have children.

It's been said. Things like these have always been around in different forms, except modern society pays more attention to them and they're unacceptable. While in the 19th century children's book contained punishments like getting your fingers cut off for not eating your soup, nowadays many countries banned even spanking your own child. So don't whine.

Jakebert
02-10-2007, 01:34 PM
http://norbizness.com/archives/prince.jpg

Parents just don't understand.