Friday, April 30, 2010

Thanks Carl

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137 Comments

  1. first

  2. I smiled

  3. Debra and Jenna are worryingly stupid and ignorant, I want to punch you both.

  4. I wasnt first , i apparantly have a father sha clone on this site

    I feel slightly honoured , i guess

    On topic : herpatitus ? thats herpes and hepitatis at once?

  5. Reverend Redrum

    Herpititus B is no laughing matter. It’s the disease Courtney Love created. She incubated it in her Hole.

  6. tangalangadingdong

    Isn’t Herpatitus the name of Russell Crowe’s character from “Gladiator”?

  7. nah, it’s shakespeare’s earliest tragedy.

  8. no, that was Syphilis

  9. I agree with the name of this post, thanks Carl for saying what the rest of us wanted to say.

  10. You think that’s bad, I’m sitting next to a chick with gout. STAY AWAY!

  11. Whatever happened to cooties? Can you still catch them?

  12. There is a trash metal band called Herpatitus apparantly

  13. Fukn HILARIOUS!! Stupid people make this world so much more entertaining and fun!! LONG LIVE STUPID, IGNORANT PEOPLE!!!

  14. “Contagious diabetees” and “herpatitus”….wow.

  15. According to urban dictionary;

    ‘inflammation of the herpes contracted by staying at a Ramada Inn in Anahiem. It is when your herpes get hepatitis. Commonly associated with elephantitus.’

    You can also buy herpatitus mugs and t shirts I’m told.

  16. Haha the contagious kind of diabeties!! what next? Contagious cancer, Alzheimers and parkingson’s. don’t go near anyone that suffers from any of them you might catch it!

  17. This unchecked ignorance reminds of something I read in the news the other day about South African President Jacob Zuma who, during a rape trial, said that after he had sex with an HIV-positive woman without a condom, he “showered afterwards to reduce the risk of getting infected”.

    George Bush may have a rival in the dumbest-leader-of-all-time department.

  18. Hysteria induced diseases are always good for a lol.

    Oh, look things are getting political.

    Sorry, gotta run.

  19. off topic:

    Father Sha (the original one), I think I picked up somewhere that you’re Belgian. Is that the case please?

  20. Actually uoykcuf, there is contagious cancer seen in Tasmanian Devils, and I believe a variant in dogs.

  21. JustAnotherAsian

    the name of this post reminds me of Yes Man instantly.

  22. More proof that all Americans are retarded.

  23. I didn’t know we humans were capable of spawning morons of this caliber. I’ve been lurking around Lamebook for some time, but these two idiots are by far the dumbest I’ve come across yet.

    I’m sure they’ll be great gas station cashiers when they’re all grownz up.

  24. Uh. All? Fuck you. Those two aren’t even human, let alone American.

  25. …gawd help them when they find out about gonoherpasyphilaids.

  26. Ugh, uRaRetard… you’re either an ignorant dumbass, or you want to kick off a long, boring Lamebook argument about nationality and whatever. Either way… god damn it xD

  27. Peniscillin can fix that.

  28. It’s a lovely sunny spring day and there are baby rabbits in my garden. But I ain’t going out there. I heard about mixedupmytoasties. That shit sounds gross.

  29. +1 Carl, seriously fucking retarded.

  30. Dancinganimal256

    Unfortunately, these folks aren’t the most idiotic people I’ve come across. They are a close second though.

  31. Dancinganimal256

    @BNorty Thank you for making me smile. Do you actually have wild rabbits in your backyard, or am I the only unfortunate one who has to deal with that shit?

  32. How can there be 2 Father Sha’s?

  33. I actually find the use of the word retard very offensive and I wish people would stop using it. As a Mom to a child with special needs, I’m asking kindly that we find another word to use instead of the r-word.

  34. @bunbun

    What do you suggest as an alternative?

  35. Dancinganimal256

    @bunbun Sorry to burst your bubble but the word retard is not an offensive term when regarding the oringinal meaning of the word. To retard means to be held back, so one who is retarded is a person who is being held back, in this case ignorance or logical reasoning. It has nothing to do with persons with special needs, and it has only come to be used as such in the past few years (which once again is still correct to a certain degree and should not be considered offensive).

  36. @ Elboredo I didn’t know that, interesting. Though as it cannot be caught by humans my comment still stands.

  37. I thought Herpatitus was the Greek God of Knob Rot.

    @bunbun – how about spastic or scopey? or joey? you can pick.

  38. @bunbun: i have a sister with special needs. she uses the word retard like anyone else does. we never called her retarded in reference to her disability. only as a plain ole insult.

    and yes…what shall we use instead?

  39. In fact we like to use the term retart replacing the d with a t gives it another meaning, no?

    Eve , belgium indeed , why?
    Teeda , i dont kow how that it is possible to have another father sha, i could be schizophrenic but that seems unlikely. being schizo and using the same nick for both personalities seems a bit far fetched

  40. How about “generously chromosomed”? Sure, it’s not accurate in every instance, but it has that positive spin that just makes you feel good about the horrible circumstances that have befallen those poor saps.

    I’m also rather fond of “short bus” as a proper noun.

  41. @bunbun: If you’re this freaking sensitive, you’re at the wrong site. You know what I do when I don’t like what I’m reading/hearing/watching? I STOP.

    Protip: When you get out of bed, put on a helmet. It’s rough out there.

  42. @ Dancinganimal256 just read your comment to bunbun and regardless of what the word ‘retard’ started out as meaning it is now widely known as an offensive term for special needs people. Also you say it is correct to a certain degree that again was true several years ago when it was a proper widely used medical term for a mentally handicap person, It has now been withdrawn from use because of the offensive nature it has taken on.

    No it didn’t start out as an offensive/negative word but that is true for a lot of words. For example the word ‘Gay’ if someone said to you ‘your gay.’ would your first thought be that they were calling you a homosexual or that they were saying you were happy and merry?

  43. Soup… maybe using the word stupid or dumb instead? That way you aren’t insulting or being hurtful to those with Intellectual Disabilities.

    Dancinganimal256 , the word has been used in such negative and demeaning ways that it has become hurtful for those it was originally supposed to describe. Instead of being used for the original purpose, to describe a certain disability or people who have that disability, it is now used to describe something that is extremely stupid.

    Using the name of a disability as a synonym for extreme stupidity is hurtful. When you call someone “retarded”, you’re basically putting them down by comparing them to people who have this disability. It gives the impression you look down on people with this disability and think of them as very stupid and you use the name of their disability to insult others with the comparison.

    Can you not put yourself in their shoes? Imagine if you or someone in your family had a disability that had a certain name. Then people would take that name and start using it to describe something extremely stupid or give it some other offensive and demeaning meaning. Do you seriously think you would not find that hurtful or inappropriate and want people to stop it?

    Most people don’t want to give people with “mental retardation” exclusive rights to use the word “retarded”. They want to completely stop using the word, both in the original meaning and the newer meaning, as the word now carries such a negative and hurtful connotation. “Mental retardation” is now generally called “cognitive disability” and “retarded” has been replaced with “cognitively disabled” or “people with cognitive disabilities”. Nevertheless, everyone knows where the word “retarded” comes from and that’s why people still find it offensive and unacceptable.

    Is it really that hard to think of other words than “retarded” to use to describe stupidity? Is knowing that the use of this word hurts a lot of people not enough to want to stop using it?

  44. @soup: might not be completely accurate. my sister is chromosomally challenged. she’s missing one. i’m okay with calling her short bus though. lol.

  45. OogaBooga, I know there are a lot of mean people out there that have very little feelings of compassion. My daughter has enough challenges to deal with, I’m just trying to make life a little bit easier for her. If you met my daughter and saw what a beautiful loving little girl she is, you might understand why you feel I’m so “sensitive”. My job as her Mom (beside taking care of her) is to advocate for her, so I don’t care which site I visit. When I see the word used, I will voice my opinion on it.

  46. @bunbun – This whole site is dedicated to making fun of people. Your problem is that it’s only okay when it doesn’t affect you or can’t be construed in such a fashion that you find offensive.

    Like I said, put on a helmet. That whole “freedom of speech” thing is going to make your life hell.

  47. @bunbun – Of course you want to make her life easier. On that note, I suggest not letting her read sites like this. And if this sort of discussion bothers you so much, perhaps you should avoid it, as well.

  48. bunbun, you’re Frodo.

  49. And before anyone corrects me on my post I realise I put ‘your’ when I should have put ‘you’re’ we’re all entitled to mistakes sometimes.

  50. Oh, and yes, I do look down on Frodo.

  51. Nobody would ever walk up to a mentally handicapped individual or refer to a mentally handicapped individual as “retarded” or a “retard”. Our society has moved past that. The fact that I am posting this, for example, is retarded. We need that word to describe people who are undoubtedly past the state of “idiot”.

  52. @Rockso Couldn’t have said it better.

  53. I have to agree with ooga on this one , this site is far from pc(and we love it for that) and even though i understand the tragedy of having to cope with what you describe bunbun … This is not the place to take offense at certain words.

  54. Amen to that rockso , sha salutes you.

  55. I agree, I think bunbun is on the wrong site if she’s offended that easily. Well I think so, I only got half way through her fucking boring rant before I switched off.

  56. I actually find the site amusing and am not offended easily but some of you are correct about me taking offense to the r-word as personal. Of course I will take it personally, I love my daughter with all my heart and it hurts that people use the r-word to describe people who are stupid, dumb or idiots. My daughter is none of those and it is degrading to her and others to be looked down as that.

    I’m not here to debate this. When I see the word, I can’t help but to want to spread awareness about the word. I know I can’t change words people use but if even just one person understands and makes a change in the language they use, it is a victory for me.

    Peace to all of you.

    BTW, I have no idea what Frodo means and for those of you who think it is funny to insult me, it doesn’t anger me. It just makes me feel sad that you feel the need to be such a mean person.

  57. You surely cant expect to come on this site , which sole reason of existence is to mock stupid people, and have people avoiding the R word ? (see i am avoiding it just this once to show my respect)

    There are no rules here about who you can and can’t make fun of. You take offense by the word but you do not seem to realise why it is used. It describes the stupid people that get posted here , not your daughter. Nobody is calling her stupid, check out what Rockso said … it is a very accurate assesment of the situation

  58. Father Sha, thank you for being respectful, I appreciate it. I understand that I can’t ever expect to see the word being used, especially on this site. I’ve seen it used numerous times and thought I’d just mention something now. I don’t expect everyone will stop using the word, I just want to spread awareness and hope that there might be some people that will understand.

  59. Father Sha has it the nail on the head. As someone brushed upon earlier the word ‘idiot’ used to be used to describe people with mental disabilities and I bet bunbun has used that thousands of times. The same goes for ‘retard’ or ‘spastic’ it’s just doesn’t mean the same thing anymore and is used as an insult to describe someone with a lack of intelligence. The english language is constantly evolving. But anyway, we should be thinking of those poor people suffering from herpatitus.

  60. That’s kind of…retarded.

  61. Okay I’m going to come to debra’s defense. Even if the girl didn’t have contagious diabetees or herpetitus it is still gross when someone coughs on you.

  62. But seriously, folks.
    bunbun – my grandpappy choked to death on a hamburger bun, so I’m going to have to ask you to change your user name. It offends me, deeply, bringing back images of ol’ Gramps turning blue in the face, trying like hell to get that bun down. All to no avail.

    I’ve been petitioning fast food restaurants for years. They think I’m just some Atkins whacko. One day, we will live in a world with no buns.

    All for the benefit of my family, of course.

  63. bunbun (44):

    “Soup… maybe using the word stupid or dumb instead? That way you aren’t insulting or being hurtful to those with Intellectual Disabilities.”

    I don’t think this works, as the word ‘dumb’ also refers to people who are unable to speak — as used in the expression “deaf, dumb, and blind”. It can also be argued that using ‘dumb’ in the way you’re proposing is just as insulting and hurtful towards the mute (a group who may not have had any control over their current state) as using ‘retard’ is toward people with intellectual disabilities.

    Finding a nice middle ground that makes everyone happy (well, apart from those being mocked who should know better) would be nice though!

  64. And wow bunbun you are a retard. I like how you think it’s ok to use stupid or dumb. Maybe you should look up the origin of those words. Or are they ok just because they don’t offend you personally.

    Sorry your kid has a disabilty but you need to grow a thicker skin. I hope you don’t “advocate” for her like this in the real world because you’re just going to make more problems for her. Now if someone calls her a retard in a disparaging way then you can get offended. But the throwaway use from here is not the right battle to pick.

  65. …could always move to Marklar…

  66. I don’t know about everyone else but I’m finding this whole thread a bit retarded.

  67. Get the fuck over it.

    Your retarded daughter can’t even read this site. Go spend your free time finding a cure for the chromosome you gypped her rather than “bringing awareness” to a group of 20-somethings that don’t give a shit.

  68. No, it’s retarded.

    I love that word.

  69. Spag is good one too though.

  70. Benisglory FTW!

    Marklar=Ben=Frodo=retarded=idiotic

    BTW, idiot is a medical term that is still used to refer to a person with an IQ of 75 or less.

  71. Well that was uncalled for, Johhnyp. I agree with everyone else that retard is acceptable to use to describe people who should be of normal intelligence, but are dumb as a post, instead. Nobody should call bunbun’s daughter a retard, but I will continue to use the word when it is apt to use it.

  72. Wow… this digressed on SO many levels… :|

  73. Wow johnnyp. Your choice of words and everyone else here who deliberately is using the word to hurt me just speaks volumes of the type of person you are. You want to mock me and call me names go for it but do not call my daughter names. My daughter may be delayed but she has more compassion than you ever will.
    I hope that one day you can find some peace in your life and realize that hurting others to make yourself feel better or because you think it is funny only makes you look like an ass. (sorry if I offend anyone here who is a donkey lover).

  74. Gramps! Why’d you have to eat that hamburger bun!?!

  75. A well-executed intervention by Carl.

  76. padme, no I don’t think it is okay to use stupid or dumb or idiot, I personally try not to call people names. Someone else asked me what other words to use instead of the r-word. These two words are not medical terms that describe someone with a medical condition or delay so you are only insulting that one person, not a group of individuals who didn’t ask to be born with Intellectual delays and cannot defend themselves.

  77. Benisglory, sorry to hear about your gramps. I’ll think of him the next time I eat a hamburger.

  78. And back to Carl. I like Carl, let’s talk about Carl. He’s the star of the show after all!

  79. I’m sorry, BenisGlory, choking to death on a bunbun is a pretty stupid/dumb/idiotic/retarded way to go. Marklar.

  80. Way to go, dipshits, the mother of a mentally challeneged(? is that the PC term? i’m not sure) girl simply asks that you consider your words, and you leap on her like a bunch of nasty cunts jumping on the mother of a mentally challenged (still not sure) girl who simply asks that you consider your words.

    Also, I don’t think this site is as ‘un-PC’ as some people think it is. It’s actually fairly tame compared to a lot of the other places out there.
    Exept for times like this, when, in lieu of an intelligent reply, people insult a woman who was just making a friendly suggestion and got attacked by a bunch of dumb shits.

    Giggle herpatitus isn’t real.

  81. Way to go, dipshits, the mother of a mentally challeneged(? is that the PC term? i’m not sure) girl simply asks that you consider your words, and you leap on her like a bunch of nasty c*nts jumping on the mother of a mentally challenged (still not sure) girl who simply asks that you consider your words.

    Also, I don’t think this site is as ‘un-PC’ as some people think it is. It’s actually fairly tame compared to a lot of the other places out there.
    Exept for times like this, when, in lieu of an intelligent reply, people insult a woman who was just making a friendly suggestion and got attacked by a bunch of dumb shits.

    Giggle herpatitus isn’t real.

    Oh, and before I get mobbed and torn apart by the teeth of furious Lamebookers, this (^) is aimed not at people who replied to her calmly and respected her opinion, but people that… well, didn’t.
    Good day.

  82. Sorry for chocking you Tinfish. I hope that there is someone next to you to give you the hymlic. Hate to think I killed someone.

  83. Ummm…nevermind. This is so fucking retarded.

  84. erm…so fucking gay.

  85. Thank you BritishHobo. Despite all the cruel comments, I know that at least maybe 1 person or maybe more people out there reading this will make a difference for my daughter and continue to spread the word.

    I’m actually not sure if Mentally Challenged is PC or not. I’m okay with that word, I use the terms cognitively or Intellectually delayed. But when I describe my daughter, I just call her a child, beautiful, smart and so much fun. :)

  86. My other grandpa is crippled.

    I hope Lamebook changes the name of their site to coincide.

    Also, I’d like to ask everyone to stop referring to these posts as lame. My grandpa’s legs are lame. These posts, however, are not.

  87. Who's That Girl?

    I have to agree with British Hobo. Although I agree that this is not the site to spread awareness about the use of the word “retard”, I certainly respect that bunbun was considerate in her request and didn’t deserve some of the harsher comments. Geez people have a little compassion. Grow up.

    Although, I laughed my ass off at Benisglory # 63. I feel guilty for laughing…but it was funny!

  88. In all fairness, I wasn’t being cruel. I like the word “retard,” and I have no intention of not using it.
    I was just trying to jokingly point out the hypocrisy of claiming the rights to the acceptable use of whatever word.

    That shit drives me nuts.

  89. Who's That Girl?

    Ben – you can’t say “nuts” – you’re insulting crazy people.

  90. [This post is awaiting moderation.]

  91. With all due respect to bunbun, the current conversation makes me think of this from Youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlUVGf8B2yc

  92. Who's That Girl?

    Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    I like this Ben ☺

  93. Bunbun: The correct spelling is Heimlich, for Dr Henry Jay Heimlich who invented the life saving maneuver. Also, it’s choking, not chocking.

    BritishHobo is absolutely right. Retarded, unlike idiot, has become what is called a slur. Like calling someone a faggot, the n word, chink, wetback…you get the idea. It is common usage that decides what is considered a slur and what separates a slur from an everyday insult. I’m assuming that it would offend everyone if we started using slurs on a regular basis. So, we can call these people stupid dumb ass mother fuckers…but not retarded. Or, maybe, Hobo Frodo pool-less Ben ass wannabee marklar humpers?

  94. Bunbun: The correct spelling is Heimlich, for Dr Henry Jay Heimlich who invented the life saving maneuver. Also, it’s choking, not chocking.

    BritishHobo is absolutely right. Retarded, unlike idiot, has become what is called a slur. Like calling someone the n word, it isn’t acceptable in polite company. Although it may be questionable whether or not Lamebook is considered polite company, using slurs is the idiot’s way of insulting someone. As is picking on one’s grammar or spelling.

  95. Nuts isn’t offending crazy people.. it’s offending squirrels. Acorn addiction is a disease that should not be taken lightly, a disease so strong thousands of squirrels every day jump out into raging traffic when they can’t get their nutty fix. Insensitivites such as this is what is wrong with the World today.

  96. Who's That Girl?

    Holy crap, no wonder squirrels keep showing up at my NA meetings. I thought they were crackheads. Turns out, they’re just nuts.

  97. Herpes is inflammatory by nature, and this herpatitus sounds like an inflammation of the inflammation.
    Wow that’s gotta be painful.

    You’ll need some good painkillers for that one.
    All I can say is if I got it, thank God I’ve got access to some mind numbing beauties.

    Well there has to be some benefits to being a nurse.

  98. Who's That Girl?

    Where’s Ben (the original) with his all knowing commentary about herpes???

  99. Perhaps he’s off picking up his Valtrex prescription. Then probably hang gliding or frolicking on a beach like the herpedians in the commercials.

  100. The R word can’t be nearly as bad as the C word. That shit gets moderated.

  101. MonkeyCMonkeyDo

    those squirrels go bonkers for their nuts…

  102. herp-a-derp-titus is a deadly internet disease, spreading thoughout various websites, usually in the form of obscure memes…

  103. @Monkey – I feel for them. My husband is pretty protective of his nuts as well.

  104. Dancinganimal256

    I come back after a few hours and people find me evil. Now to shed some light on the situation. Yes, I have relatives who have disabilities. Yes I have been called gay by multiple amounts of people (including this one girl during high school who I could swear was bent on pushing me out of the closet no matter how many times I told her I wasn’t gay), and never took offense to it. I got made fun of just like everyone else during elementary and high school (even though high school was mostly in jest by the fact that I was the only hispanic there who could take a gardener joke). Why would I want people to stop using a word just because I took offense to it. Not all folks think in the same manner that I do and it is not my place to make them. Words constantly evolve over time (if you don’t believe look up economy in the OED), so just because it means something mean now, doesn’t mean it will mean the same thing in the future.
    @ uoykcuf: I usually fuck with someone’s head in that type of situation, so if it were a guy who said it, I would invite them to my room with a serious face on, and watch them look around awkwardly while I try not to laugh.

  105. Who's That Girl?

    LMAO @ rabid otter!

  106. pearls-before-swine

    This post made me sad. ):

  107. pearls-before-swine

    And since I went back to read all these epic comments after I posted, let me just add… “cognitively challenged” may be a medically accepted term, but so is “mongoloid”. These days calling people a mongoloid is considered a pretty definite offense and yet it’s still medically acceptable. Also, I have never heard “cognitively challenged” and I work in psychiatric, dealing with a fair amount of mentally handicapped individuals. When someone is retarded in speech, thought, emotion, or any other level of person, we refer to it as being retarded in one or all of those areas. It’s pretty cut and dry.

  108. I love the word mongoloid.

    I just think of the old Devo song when I hear that word.

  109. Carl = Hank Moody

  110. bunbun=ben

  111. Just a word of warning, you guys probably shouldn’t read my comment in case you catch my herniated disc.

  112. @johnnyp, wow that was really uncalled for. Maybe you should grow the fuck up and stop being such a idiot. I don’t care how she feels about people using that word, but there was no need to personally insult her daughter when she so nicely just asked people to think about their words.

    …I’m going to start calling my friends and co-workers mongoloids :)

  113. pearls-before-swine

    @sobunk someone is eventually bound to be impressed by that. It’s an old-timey word that you rarely hear anymore. I always secretly say “oh heck yes” and do a little fist pump to myself when I hear people use it in the correct context.

  114. ariesdragon123

    I just call people “slow” when I think idiot isn’t strong enough. Although, I do occasionally use the word Retarded, I’m not even going to lie. After all, it’s only very, very recently that it’s been considered a slur.

  115. Chewbacca shagger

    So when i put unfermented bread in the “retarder” over night i will have to change that to “stupider”?
    In my industry we have been using the word retard in it’s correct manner describing the slowing of yeast for so many years and now we have to change because it may offend someone that walks into the shop/bakehouse? Actually, come to think of it, the apprentice may well be.

  116. Bunbun – On the subject of the “r-word:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqwj–wGEgY

  117. @johnyp Twenty-somethings? There is no way you are over 14 years old unless you are cognitively impaired to nth degree. And even if you are 8 years old, you are old enough to know that insulting a child regardless of their I.Q. level, only makes you look like a tool. See now I look like a tool, and a hypocrite. :)

    @BritishHobo One of the reasons I like this site so much is that we make fun of people for the things that they have control over.

    @Tinfish Here, let me give it a try for you, in terms they will understand.
    Using internet memes=ben=frodo=marklar

    @Chewbacca Shagger Unless your boss is “The Brave Little Toaster”, I think you’re safe. ;)

  118. Quite fond of calling people spaktards, will start using mongoloid more now tho.

    “I hope that mongoloid’s haemorrhoids aren’t the contagious kind.”

  119. I’ve been to a few raves and encountered many e-tards. Or perhaps they should be known as “differently-chemically-enhanced” or “MDMA enthusiasts”?
    I don’t get why we need to self-censor our free expression in a public online forum in case one person gets offended.
    We have a mix of people from all over the world bringing our particular Englishes with us (Australian, British, Canadian, United Statesian, ESL). I don’t like the idea of imposing political correctness or punishing variants in spelling. Also, some noobs don’t recognise LB memes that others are using.
    Lurk before you leap.

  120. @pearls-before-swine: I can’t believe I actually registered to make this sort of comment, but mongoloid is no longer the accepted medical terminology. Until the 1970s, yes it was, but afterward was mostly rejected by the medical community in favor of trisomy 21, since it seemed to (gasp!) have unfortunate implications for both people with trisomy 21 and ethnic Mongolians. Even Down’s syndrome as a name is going out of fashion in favor of trisomy 21.

    And to the people who are getting their panties in a twist about calling people retarded – quite honestly, I’ve seen worse, such as deeply insulting remarks on how people with Down’s syndrome resemble Slowbros – not insulting because of the joke itself, but because of the tone and purpose people used in conversation. The word retard is now so far removed from the original term that it would be ridiculous to censor it from the English language. Learn to recognise the difference between the evolution of the English language and a deliberate attempt to degrade a human being.

    Also, post made me laugh and headdesk at the same time. Seriously guys, seriously? Carl summed up my feelings nicely.

  121. Thank you for those who took the time to reply with a mature comment without the insults. Raising a child with special needs is very rewarding and at times can be very difficult. There are circumstances that contributed to my daughter’s condition prior to us adopting her. Regardless of all the negativity and cruel people out there we are thankful everyday that we found each other because now she has the opportunity to grow into an independent person through therapy, love and support we provide for her every single second of the day.

    I don’t know why this word bothers me so much, I know I have much larger battles to fight for her but every time I hear it being used to describe a person who is “stupid” or has done something people consider not very smart, it hurts me and I feel sad for my daughter.

    I can bet that my little girl has had to fight bigger battles in her short 5 years then most of your people who chose to be mean spirited just because you think it is funny. I hope that when one day when you need to you reach out to a group of strangers and ask for some understanding that you get it because I would never lower myself to your level.

  122. Your daughter isn’t fighting anything. She’s living her life. Get off your soap box and do the same.

  123. Reaching out to strangers on Lamebook.com of all places is retarded.

  124. Since when were we talking about your daughter? You’re the only person who brought your daughter up – the rest of us were laughing over a clearly ignorant person’s, well, retardedness. You only have yourself to blame for dragging your personal vendetta into this.

  125. @liyosa Why is Down’s syndrome going out of usage? I’m pretty sure it’s named after John Langdon Down, who first discovered it. That to me sounds like a reasonable naming convention.

    I think everybody needs to stop being so angry (or temperamentally challenged :P ) and get on with their lives.

    Bottom line is, this site will offend you if you have black/white/hispanic/fat/stupid/slutty daughter. Give it a rest.

  126. @mjd

    You don’t know that she isn’t fighting anything. Maybe bunbun is running an underground ring of tard fights. How cool would that be?

    SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
    You won’t believe the action!
    Straight from bunbun’s basement,
    Steven Seagal vs. Sean Penn!
    *PUNCH!* *FIST!* *SLOBBER!* *KICK!*

    Don’t be tardy,
    you don’t want to miss this party!

  127. ariesdragon123

    I’ll be sure to throw out my flame retardant. I was on your side bunbun but your daughter isn’t fighting against the lamebookers of the world and I have mentally handicapped cousins that use the word retarded. I try not to use it, because I understand it can be offensive to some. But I have a very big problem with how much you keep bringing your daughter into this. You’re the one that is hurting your own child. By making her feel like she is retarded, and that people are using her condition as an insult. When I do slip up and say that word, i’m never even thinking about mentally handicapped children or people. If you allow the word to continue to take on the meaning it’s currently taking on, and stop telling her she should associate herself with that word, chances are she will live a lot happier life. Just like nobody thinks of handicapped people when they hear the word lame now. Or Mutes when they hear the word dumb. It’s taking on a new meaning, which means it would be easy to prevent your daughter from ever associating herself with that word by not jumping down people’s throats and demanding we all associate mentally handicapped children with that word.

  128. pearls-before-swine

    @Soup – You are so bad. And I totally laughed.

  129. Chewbacca shagger

    I am in charge of a factory that employs a lot of downs syndrome people for the packaging and shipment of goods. They are fantastic workers and some are just great people while others should be in the corner with zip ties around their wrists and ankles. We have got into the habit of referring to them as “Robert”. As in Downey Jr. Some of them pick up on it and call each other that too. I dont know why i felt the need to share but i did.

  130. @fenchurch Comprehension fail. I am pretty sure that most of the people who comment on the lameness of memes have been around for quite a while. I rarely post but I have been a member since the beginning, Obviously when I posted “Using internet memes=ben=frodo=marklar” it should have been clear that I understood Lamebook’s memes. I do not however find them funny, when I see them the thought that pops into my head is “oh look, Beavis and Butthead finally got internet access, how nice for them.” :)

  131. My boyfriend works as a youth worker at schools, and sadly I’ve heard many stories like that – I would find it hard not to slap the teens who still think things like that. Or I wouldn’t correct Debra and then make sure a heap of people with diabetes sneezed and coughed on her. That would’ve been a big win for Carl, had he not chose the word ‘retarded’ *rolls eyes*

  132. @128 Hey Nonnie, I hadn’t read your comment & so wasn’t referring to it in mine… I was merely extemporising. Sorry to provoke an unintended response!

    “You don’t call retarded people retards. It’s bad taste. You call your friends retards when they’re acting retarded.” — Michael Scott

  133. Herpatitus huh? That’s a new one on me.

  134. lol

  135. Stupid girls, seriously. Go read a book.

  136. (y)

  137. Sounds like the Bush twins. I bet Debra was just Barbara’s middle name.

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