Bullying Kids Caught Calling Bus Monitor “Fat”, Harass Her To The Point Of Tears [VIDEO]

June 20, 2012

“We live in a culture of insults… we tear [people] down to feel better about ourselves… We think because it’s done anonymously there are no ramifications. But there are ramifications, guys, because it makes you comfortable with insensitivity.” Ian Brennan, “A Night Of Neglect”

Below is a video featuring a crew of Brighton, New York middle school brats harassing their bus monitor, calling her names and poking her body. One student saw the video online, uploaded to a fellow classmate’s Facebook account. Disagreeing with the kids’ actions, he ripped the video off of the social networking site and uploaded it to his YouTube account.

WARNING: It is difficult to watch/listen to this video.

The kid goes on to confess, “I know all the kids in the video. The reason they do it is because she can understand everything they say. She has a hearing aid.

The children have since been identified as students of the Greece Central School District in North Greece, NY. No word from the Superintendent on how the district will handle the matter.

What caused the kids to act out in such a manner? Did these kids learn this kind of disrespect from the anonymity of the world-wide web? How do we properly punish these actions?

It’s apparent that bullying will never die. Kids are IDIOTS, have been always will be. The internet didn’t make this generation dumb. Years ago, I asked my little brother (ten years my junior) to describe the internet: he said it was “a tool that can be shaped into whatever you want it to be.” When I asked him what he meant by “tool”, he replied with:

“You know how the pen is mightier than the sword? The internet’s like that pen, but now it has an encyclopedia, cameraman, lawyer, judge, and jury…” I’m sure the list he gave is now far incomplete.

Maybe some of us aren’t ready for the internet “tool”. Just last month, one mom reprimanded her daughter’s digital misuse by posting this photo online:

“Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should and should not post. BYE-BYE :(“

When I was 14, I held up a bottle of liquor to show off to my friends. Did it impress anyone? Absolutely not. When a kid does it today, is he celebrated? No, but today’s kids face the burden of holding their actions accountable in front of a much larger, and much less forgiving audience. It’s not your just one circle of friends bearing witness – it’s a culmination of each individuals social network. Sometimes, that network is bigger than we all think…

“We live in a culture of insults.  I mean, we’re constantly bombarded with these images of people who are richer than us and happier than us, and have more interesting sex than us, and it makes us feel terrible. You know, we tear them down to feel better about ourselves, but we don’t just stop with the people who are on TV and magazines we do it to everyone, and we think because it’s done anonymously there are no ramifications. But there are ramifications, guys, because it makes you comfortable with insensitivity.”

[Source: Reddit, TV.com via FOX’s GLEE, Clutch Magazine via ReShonda Tate Billingsley]


“Jackass 3-D” Red Carpet Premiere Declared “Epic”

October 14, 2010

For this week’s installment of The Guest List, our friend Jordy Altman hit the red carpet to interview the intellectual giants of “Jackass 3-D.”

I usually don’t like to use the word “epic” when I write. I feel it’s overused. “Man, that movie was epic,” or “Your grandma’s blueberry muffins are freakin’ epic, brah,” or “Dude – I just took an epic dump. Check it out!”

Epic has lost its meaning. The word should be reserved for events that take a person’s breath away, keeps blood from flowing to their brain, and leaves the person so anxious and yearning for more that they can’t help but cherish every moment in the hopes that this memory will serve as a point in which everything else will be compared.

Ladies and gentlemen – The Jackass 3D red carpet premiere event was epic.

Jackass 3-D premiere: which surprise guests showed up?

Add the Triple Decker Record to Your Vinyl Collection

September 15, 2010

Song of the Day  :  Guster – Lost and Gone Forever

Jack White Releases Triple Decker Record

Jack White is a master of conceiving the inconceivable. So far, he’s combined a guitar with a harmonica, convinced everyone that his wife is his sister (or his sister his wife… we’re still not quite sure), and pioneered the old sounds of roots-rock with the new sounds of indie-exploration. While most fans know him as a musician, not many know that he is slowly redefining your vinyl collection.

{ Delicious vinyl }

KFC, A Human Ton of Fried Chicken for the World Record?

August 26, 2010

Song of the Day  :  Pink Floyd  –  Wot’s… Uh the Deal

First, let’s point out that they’re probably gonna need a bigger bucket; whatever size they plan to use will be too small. As many of you know, KFC exploded onto the fast-food scene in 1952, wooing hungry Americans with their bodacious blend of delicious herbs and spices. Shortly after, they busted our collective gut with their revolutionary “Double-Down Sandwich.” And now, KFC wants to to be crowned The Poultry King by usurping the Fried Chicken World Record from… wait for it… KFC.

{ Finger Lick This }