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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:36 PM

Brain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized

The parents of 13-year old Caitlin Teagart have decided to end her life, saying she can now do nothing but lay on the couch and whine about things being "gay."

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Reply Brain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized (Original post)
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 OP
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #2
happynewyear Feb 2013 #4
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #3
happynewyear Feb 2013 #5
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #9
happynewyear Feb 2013 #11
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #13
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #6
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #7
mikeysnot Feb 2013 #15
SwissTony Feb 2013 #8
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #10
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #12
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #14
zebrastripe Feb 2013 #16
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #20
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #17
RebelOne Feb 2013 #18
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #19
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #22
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #21

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:40 PM

1. Damn...

I'm sharing that one...

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:46 PM

2. Forwarded to my fiancee in the other room lost in her tablet.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 PM

4. I'm glad I do not have a text thing

ugh.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 PM

3. The phone on the MRI



I don't have kids, but I can imagine for parents who thought phones were a godsend to keep their kids busy, are now realizing that the phone is in charge of their kids.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:49 PM

5. yep that is all many do

sit there and text text text. For what exactly I've yet to discover.

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Response to happynewyear (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:19 AM

9. I had a date a week ago and...

I must be very dull,

because thats all she did was text...it wasnt a long date. I dont think she even noticed I left

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:03 PM

11. awhile ago

I was at this event and all of these folks were eating in a dining area. Some were young couples (I think). It was hard to tell as they were all texting someone and it sure was not the person at the table!

Some date NOT! UGH!

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Response to happynewyear (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:20 PM

13. +1 hehe I thought the same too

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

6. I knew this could only be the Onion - very funny

The eyes rolling back in the head bit when her father tries to speak to her was hilarious.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:03 AM

7. Knew this had to be The Onion, too, but it is so appropriate...

I see grownups in meetings busy on their cell phones, even though they're supposed to be turned off...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:49 PM

15. I read it in the onion paper

a while back so it is old. Still funny in video format.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:04 AM

8. Australian "Teenage song" Yep. Yep. Dunno. Sort of. Nuthin.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:09 AM

10. "Hear the report on 'secondhand ignorance' coming up next..."



thanks for the laughs this morning!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:04 PM

12. I have a grandaughter who has that.

Sure, it's funny until it happens in your family.

I have three grandsons who became video game addicts too, so we've already seen our share of woe. Out of six, only one can perform functions without an lcd screen.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:22 PM

14. We need to start a support group, "Have you lost a loved one to texting..?"

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:55 PM

16. Yes, A support group

what a great idea!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:47 PM

20. Even beyond texting...

On birthdays I've asked them for a hint what to get them. I'd ask "what's your passion, what are you interested in these days?". I get blank stares. Unless it's a video game or an electronic device, they don't care anymore. They'd never build a model car or tye-dye something even if it's put before them.

5 out of 6 really care about nothing unless it's on a screen.

Fortunately, 3 of the grandsons are still into skateboarding, so I order raw decks and trucks online and build them custom made boards every summer, but they refuse to participate in the process. Just as unfortunately, those kid's dad- my youngest son- is a Witness, so he discourages such non-Kingdom Hall behavior. He seems to like seeing them as computer vegetables. His youngest (8) is the "good one". He's into origami and papercraft, but his dad throws the projects in the garbage as fast as he can make them.

I'll never give up corrupting them though. This summer I'm going to try Estes model rockets.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:01 PM

17. My wife's a teacher

She's SO fed up with having to deal with kids texting in the classroom. It's absolutely crazy - that this generation can't seem to do much of anything else.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:00 PM

18. My daughter is an English teacher at a middle school.

She said some of the papers she has to grade are almost unreadable because the teens are so used to texting that they do not know how to spell or use proper grammar.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:38 PM

19. LOL!

I can back your daughter's claims - first hand! I help the wife grade papers now and then. Writing and spelling are disappearing arts. And why would you bother to put your name on your paper??? When you text, it automatically identifies the recipient as to who sent the message. Ergo, a teacher will just automatically interpret who's paper she might be grading.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:09 AM

22. Too funny!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:59 PM

21. But is there a course to prevent teens from texting into manholes, in front of busses,

and off bridges?

Of course not!

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