You didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas and it sucks so bad it feels like a kick in the face. Your friends all got iPads–which they’re not even gonna use!–and all you got was two reams of college-rule notebook paper from your grandma.¹ We feel you, Bro.
If we might offer a tiny balm for your first world boo-boo, concentrate instead on the relatively lavish life you live in comparison to the rest of the world (and remember, not everybody lives in Sweden, Singapore or Andorra). Don’t let yourself be bummed by the idea that you’re one paycheck from being homeless. In reality, you’re one paycheck away from ruining your parents’ plan to turn your old room into a leather-dungeon, and believe us, their degeneracy can wait a year or two until you meet a nice girl who makes you go out and find a job.
Rather, envision life without the great many amenities–among them clean running water, a solid infrastructure, depraved internet porn–available to every man, woman and child throughout the first world. Think of life then not in terms of paychecks, but of meals. You might, for example, prefer not to eat pork products²–in the first world food preferences are among our myriad everyday extravagances. It behooves you to remember, however, the ugly reality is that you’re at most seventy-two to ninety-six hours from “Whom must I blow for a half-eaten McRib Sandwich?”
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Attention idiots: you may be threatening the wrong Casey Anthony.
The public is pretty upset about last week’s jury decision clearing accused child-murderess Casey Anthony of all but the most minor charges. Most people find an appropriate outlet for this rage, such as Facebook status updates or in the Lethe-like powers of alcohol. Some, however, express their animus through inappropriate displays like death threats.
Sadly, all those death threats don’t always find their intended targets. As it turns out, that there are one or two other Casey Anthonys running around out there. One of these is Casey Anthony of Darby, Pennsylvania, who has recently been receiving death threats from well-meaning, but moronic members of the public. This Casey Anthony, if people had bothered to check, is a dude–a goateed, bald black dude, who in fact bears only a passing resemblance to the clean-shaven, fully folliculate, infanticidal white chick.
To make matters worse for ‘Good’ Casey, he’s not the only member of his family to have the name. It turns out that two of his sons are also named Casey Anthony.
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Because who has time to read the articles, right?
Parents keep child’s gender secret ~ Regardless of the creature’s gender, it’s destined to grow up to be a smug, self-righteous fucknugget like Mom & Dad.
The Bilingual Advantage ~ The big advantage is knowing when the help is talking about you.
‘I shot the cruellest dictator in the Americas ~ “But I did not shoot the deputy cruellest dictator in the Americas.”
Sukanya Roy, 14, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee with ‘cymotrichous’ ~ If only Sukanya’s special power could prevent the inevitable playground beatings.
Is Frank McCourt really the worst owner in baseball? ~ Does Ayman al-Zawahiri still own a controlling interest in the San Francisco Giants? Otherwise it’s Frank, hands down.
Death of 91-year-old spotlights line between care and killing ~ And, at 91, plain old bad luck.
Gingrich campaign hit by defections ~ We would like this a lot better if Newt were hit with ‘defecation.’
Ancient sea turtle discovered in N.J. ~ Sorry to get the scientists so hot & bothered for a false alarm, but you knew all that fake tanning would catch up to Snooki eventually.
Love thy neighbor: Son’s killer moves next door ~ Find out what happens when people stop being polite…and start getting real. Thursdays at 10 PM on MTV.
Mexican cartels now using tanks ~ The world must act now before cartel scientists manage to create or steal enough fissionable material to create la bomba de gran tamaño.
Chicago Police Brace for ‘Flash Mob’ Attack ~Not to worry–the mob owns Chicago PD.
Murdered woman recorded fight with husband before death ~ When you marry a woman who’s smarter than you are, you’re just asking for trouble.
Japan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces ~ Known popularly as ‘The Yoko Ono Story.’
Amy Winehouse added to the list of biggest boos ~ Because, heaven knows, she’s not gonna make the list for ‘biggest boobs.’
Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards ‘put his teeth back in with superglue’ ~ Then what happened?
4000 Minot homes to be swamped by day’s end ~ Dear God! Our sense of what is normal and right has been turned on its head. We had no clue that more than 150 people lived in Minot, North Dakota.
Friend remembers Ryan Dunn’s last moments ~ Really? Because it seems like those last moments were the worst.
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The flash-riot has become a hallmark of our age of entitlement. It can therefore be helpful to at all times be aware of your image, lest you find yourself an object of humor at the expense of your human dignity.
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If you’ve been a student in any multi-ethnic society during the last twenty years, you may have noticed a particular scholastic trend among Asian students. They do better than you. Like most people, you probably figured that the Asian kids were simply smarter. While such an intellectual disparity may be possible–even likely, it only tells half the story. The secret to the Asian kid’s success isn’t simply her own intelligence, but that her parents are wildly superior to your lame-ass mom and dad.
Or so says Amy Chua. Writing recently in the Wall Street Journal, Chua argues for the superiority of Chinese parenting, whose techniques she employs in her own parenting. The author happily boasts about regimenting her daughters’ lives, gleefully excising any activity which does not contribute directly toward a Harvard matriculation. Unlike lazy roundeye parents who place an inordinate value upon their children’s happiness and ability to control their own destinies, superior Chinese parents do things just a little bit differently. The only real difference between an Americanized child and one of Chua’s hyper-achievers is that the loafing yankee gets to have sleepovers, play a musical instrument other than the piano or violin, have unstructured free time and to participate in the various carefree activities which constitute a normal childhood.
As might be expected, Ms. Chua’s opinions are not shared by everyone. Many lackluster white, Latino, black and Asian-of-other-than-Chinese-descent mothers* take exception to Chua’s smarmy critique of their parenting.
Chua is dismissive of the idea that her behavior will cause her daughters to one day resent her. “They already resent me. I resent my mother, and she her mother before her. But as long as my girls graduate first in their class at Harvard and enter into a loveless power marriage, I’ll be satisfied.” When asked what would make her truly happy, Chua said, “Happiness is for chumps.”
Some observers note that Ms. Chua has not been completely honest when she claims to have raised her daughter in the traditional Chinese method. For example, it appears her daughters can walk without difficulty, indicating that Chua has likely eschewed the ancient tradition of foot-binding. Moreover, that the author has two daughters seems to fly in the face of her claims. In traditional Chinese culture the young ladies would have been drowned at birth, preserving the family’s precious resources for a much-more valuable boy child.