Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PEDOling Backwards

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  1. Ha!

  2. My sentiments exactly, by the way.

  3. @saucedpoet you obviously have never had a child, but i’ll just go ahead and assume that when you do you expect that every single time that child wants to be picked up you will have two hands free and the ability to lift them from their sides/armpits area. when you have a child and realize that sometimes they need to be picked up when you have only one hand free, this is a convenient and practical option. you’re an idiot

  4. I was on board until the picking up by the crotch thing…

  5. The #48 comment belongs up on the post.

  6. I don’t have a kid, but I have a little niece. When I need to use only one arm to pick her up, I bend down and put my arm around her back, lift her up to my hip and let her sit there. It’s just that when you say pick her up by the crotch, it sounds like you’re grabbing her by the crotch and dangling her upside down or something. Maybe with different descriptors we’d all understand.

  7. #1 My opinion would depend on the age of William. If someone my age was dating a 14 yr old I’d be beyond disgusted. If their 18 yr old son was though, it’d be a big fat meh. Especially if they were both in high school. I’m assuming he’s older. If he’s out of high school his new girl friend should be also.

    #2 *yawn*

    #3 I’m with the people who are appalled that this picture is even up here. I have 3 (going on 4) little girls who are fortunate to have an active, loving father. It’s sad to think he can’t go out and be a parent with them without people labeling him as a pedophile.

    As for picking up children. I don’t think there has been a way I haven’t picked up a child when in a pinch. The worst way is by one arm. I usually just grab around under the arms with one arm. But sometimes squirmy toddlers require a grip that prevents them from wriggling down your hip.

  8. Oh, the last picture is gone. I’m a bit slow on the uptake today, as usual.

  9. I was trying to make a point, which was not to judge fathers even when something that ‘seems’ weird isn’t. Which includes picking them up in various ways. Since some simpletons in here without kids don’t understand, I’ll explain. When you hold a child with one arm, they usually are sitting right about on your hip. Usually, your arm is partially on their back, but your hand is supporting their butt to make sure they don’t fall. If you want to pick them up easily and get them into that seated arrangement on your hip, you can crouch down next to them and grab them under the butt and pull them toward your hip. Does it sound gross when described, if you’re immature yes. When you have a child, you’ll understand.

  10. Just to unnecessarily clarify something that no one cares about… Every cursed time I have had to ride that kind of ride with my kids, the far seat is the one they point adults to. I don’t know the physics behind it, or if the Carneys Union 65 got together and decided that was the best way to embarrass tall people like myself, but that man was most likely told to sit there.

    My guess is that the person who submitted the picture didn’t say, “Hey, LB, put these with the kid-molester pics!” they probably thought the man looks silly (which he does) and LB made the call.

  11. I understand the “picking up by the crotch” description and it’s something many parents do, especially when the child is younger and can’t position themselves easily on the hip. It’s not literally grabbing their crotch.

  12. The person who submitted the picture would’ve had nothing to do with how LB used the picture. It was LB’s decision to post it in this context. So to talk about emailing the submitter is ridiculous.

  13. While I agree that the last pic was grossly misrepresented, I’m worried that it was called to be taken down in a world of free speech and media. Why not just create a different category for it rather than remove it all together?

  14. Isn’t it free speech to take it down and choose to not post it elsewhere? Unless I missed a post, no one threatened legal action against Lamebook, we exercised our own right to free speech in stating how stupid it was to have it up in the first place. Nothing to worry about.

  15. I personally contacted Lamebook and informed them that if they did not remove the photo that I would be turning them into the Cyber Police. They take these things very seriously, ya know.

    In all sincerity. Freedom of speech has to do with what the government can regulate. If an indivual or company posts something that offends it’s readers then there is nothing illegal or wrong with listening to the reader’s opinions and taking them into account. It does not stifle their right to free speech.

  16. @ jesus I’m with Douchetastic – I understand what you mean too. Don’t worry about it.

  17. @heyhey I agree, fucking a USA and our laws.

    I know this is late, but I agree with some others. Being in a relationship does not mean you’re having sex for sure. x.x
    My first bf was age 16, he was 15. We were still together when I turned 18, and him 17. We got really scared, and I kept getting told to break it off or stop having sex..but we didn’t. Risky, sure, but what were the chances of being caught?

    It’s not like the cops know every relationship/ ages and watch like hawks…they have better ways to spend time, and that also would be obsessive.

    The second post would have been funnier if it was William again and not Stephen, what with Hannes’ comment and all.

  18. I didn’t see the picture, but with rides that go around corners a lot the heavier person is supposed to sit on the outside so that they don’t crush the smaller person when they’re going round. (If that clears anything up)

  19. Keona, in most parts of the USA, an 18 year old can yiff with a 17 year old without fear of legal reprisal. Generally, if the age difference is small (the exact difference depending on the state), then it is legal.

    Also, I have to say that some 14 year olds are mature enough to handle a sexual relationship. And most are physically mature; being attracted to a 14 year old girl is not pedophilia in the sense of liking non-postpubescent individuals.

  20. @JC, why are we “simpletons” just because we don’t have kids? You described this in a super-awkward way, and your way really doesn’t even make sense, especially since when you describe the exact hold you’re talking about, the crotch isn’t even mentioned. No one was attacking you, just trying to understand what the hell you were talking about. You didn’t have to be an asshole about it. Grow a sense of humor or go elsewhere.

  21. Saffer, free speech only goes so far. As someone pointed out, it really only applies to the government legally. The rest is just in principle. Also, free speech does not protect labelling someone a pedophile with zero proof.

  22. pterryndactyl, it was not one of those rides. It was the jumper one that’s a row of 5 or 6 seats that jumps up and down the pole. The heaviest people are supposed to be in the middle so the pole supports their weight rather than the seat base supporting it. In the picture, the heaviest and tallest people were on the outside while the smallest were in the middle.

    Especially when you have an adult significantly heavier than any of the children on the ride, putting him/her on the outside isn’t safe.

    However, none of that was the riders’ faults, it was the fault of the ride operator.

  23. william needs to go up a lil bit on the age i like dating girls younger than me because it makes dating easier but in order to avoid the same fate as my old cross country coach.
    1. dont ever have sex with anyone under 18 EVER
    2. if you are anywhere from 13 to 17 years of age you can date anyone from 13 to 17 years of age
    3. if you are 18 to 21 date anyone from 16 to 18 to avoid looking bad and getting accused of stat rape
    4. 22-28 college girls
    5. 29-35 girls in their 20’s
    6. 36-45 late 20’s or 30’s
    i think william is stupid and is going to end up just like my jr high XC coach who is on trial for stat rape of a girl at the time he was 30 and she was 14 1/2

  24. A purely technical question here: My first post, #40, is my first post ever here, it says it’s awaiting moderation, and I can only see it when I’m logged on. Is that normal for a first-ever post?

  25. Douchetastic & lametothemin

    I obviously didn’t mean it on legal terms, I was noting the cause and effect of the post being taken down.

    I already agreed that someone shouldn’t be labelled a “paedophile with zero proof” I just think it would have been better in the long run to label it under a different category like “fatties on rides” or something rather than take it down all together.

    The action of removing the post after it was demanded it be removed just felt absolute.

    (Anyway, not arguing. Let’s just leave it at that.)

  26. You know what would be funny? If carnival guy just molested the shit out of those kids later that night. Boy, I bet you people would feel silly then.

  27. Exactly, Soup. Everyone here is assuming he’s a good guy. He could be a monster, for all we know.

    Post this pic under another category, and it’d be a guaranteed bet the commenters would make pedophile jokes. Just sayin’.

  28. I’m here to say that I have known far too many 12-to-16-year-old *WHORES* in my lifetime – doing everything to anyone with a cock, for fun or for money. These girls were sloppy little pigs and their parents were horrified and devastated as to their behavior.

    I get that it’s illegal to *knowingly* sexually solicit a minor, but I don’t ever automatically assume an underager is some poor exploited angel. 🙂

  29. Freaking Soup, I think I’m going to stop reading all the comments after yours. Thank you for that spot of humor.

  30. @roydawgg – that’s one strict set of rules! I’m glad not all men abide by them otherwise my (now) husband would never have dated me when I was 17 and he a lot older. 11 years later, married with a kid – huh funny how it works out sometimes.

  31. Now that I’ve read the majority of the comments, I wish I could have seen the picture to see what the big deal was.

  32. Goddamnit where’s this #3 pic people are talking about? I missed it!! :/ Someone explain to me what it entailed?

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