So many comments saying how “lame” or “sad” this is, but for me, Julian’s comment was just plain funny and had me spilling my coffee all over my keyboard. (Funny in an acidic way though! And serves Bob right for trying to diss his stepfather in that way.)
I feel really sorry for Bob. Not only because he seems to have a proper grasp on the English language, but he sounds sincere in his sadness.
As a side note, I think viewers of Lamebook should relax on saying ‘this isn’t lame!’ or ‘this isn’t funny!’. To me, Lamebook is moreso a voyeuristic look into the tragic, funny and lame side of other people in the world.
CT beat me to it. Misusing the word “literally” makes every tear Bob sheds into his pillow at night well-deserved. No amount of ass-splinters and alcoholic, absentee parenting is sufficient punishment.
@Ben: True, I guess my expectations have sunk so low after reading this site. When you read enough status updates ‘tht luk l!ke ths’ – it’s incredible to witness someone type out a full sentence with proper spelling.
Oh and Capt Lou, in answer to your question, some people do actually manage to forge relationships with people other than blood relatives. Maybe he’s been brought up by his stepfather, so he’d care in the same way someone would care about a parent who has adopted them. DNA doesn’t always have to come into it.
We don’t know enough to determine their relationship. The kid could have wrote this when annoyed but doesn’t feel like this normally and the step could be stuck in a work shift that happens during the games.
I’m definitely in agreement that Allie’s comment seems to be the key to unlocking the humor, but I’m not sure what she’s implying. Is it that Bob would be relatively more skilled than younger kids, and so he would actually play in the game, thus giving his step-father more of a reason to attend? Is Bob’s step-father a drunken pedophile who would be more likely to attend if he would get to watch younger kids? Is Bob’s step-father a drunken pedophile who already attends the younger kids’ games, so if Bob were allowed to play in those games, his dad would be there to see him?
PWNED is a typo for OWNED! but it became slang of its owned. to mean exactly the same thing as OWNED. PWNED originated from the game counterstrike. it is a fast paced first person shooter, and it was popular before a lot of people had headsets/microphones to talk to each other. people need to communicate in this game in order to strategize and whatnot. so instead of mics, people would type as fast as possible. since there was always a lot of trash talking as well, people would say something like “you just got OWNED,” “I OWNED you,” or the like. as the p is right next to the o on the keyboard, people started saying “PWNED” by mistake. but it caught on because of the way the word sounds. video game nerds especially like weird sounding things and pretending to come up with something that could potentially become cool. Im pretty sure every videogamer on every game imaginable has replaced OWNED with PWNED!