2009-05-18

ATTENTION: London & France remain unseen!

(All misspellings are intentional, to avoid internet searches, thanks for the idea, Jan.)

I'm going to LINK to this story, but since you probably aren't going to read it, let me sum it up.

marilyn-monroeA 16-year old girl in Florida, who didn't want to have embarrassing panty lines in her high school yearbook.  Oops!  There's a picture of her cooochie instead!

Or maybe it's just a shadow.

Anyway, the girl hasn't been back to school.  The girl's mom wants the school to collect the yearbooks, and reprint them without picture.  The school is saying, "It's a shadow, get over it." and continues to hand out the yearbooks.

My thoughts?  I'm not a parent, and I'm not going to get into the legal dispute over whether this constitutes chyld pourn, and I feel bad for the girl.  She's going to get teased about this for years.  Kind of deserves it though.  At 16, you SHOULD know to wear underwear when you go out in public.  And if you CHOOSE not to, then are CHOOSING the consequences, too.  Hope you like the new high school you'll be attending in the fall.  Because, I have a feeling, if you're not forced to go back right now, you're not going back.

But she's a dumb kid who made a stupid mistake,  It's not like she was drunk driving and killed someone.  She'll recover from this.  If this permanently scars her, then the real tragedies that the big bad world has in store for her will leave her shattered.

Now for the mom.  Seriously?  Are you volunteering to pay for the reprinting of yearbooks?  Or should that come out of tax dollars, so the whole community pays for your daughter's mistake?  And I've got some bad news, there are these things called SCANNERS that exist these days.  The picture is out there, and will stay out there.  Forever.  Sure you can collect them and black marker the picture, but there's a saying, "you can't un-ring a bell."  Concentrate on the future.  Use this as a teaching opportunity, and send her back to school.  Say something about, "building character."

And the school distract?  Collect all the yearbooks & black marker them.  (Yes, I know what I said about un-ringing bells.)  Any person who doesn't bring it in doesn't go up a grade / graduate.  Pretend to act responsible.  And make reasonable accommodations for her to finish her class work and take her finals, but let her know that failure is clearly an option, if she chooses it.

So, where do you stand?  What's your opinion?

And aren't thongs supposed to help with this problem?

19 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

As the mother of two teenage girls (19;17) I can tell you they DON'T wear underwear when wearing things that might show lines.

I am MORTIFIED and HORRIFED but cannot control their actions in that area. I pick my battles- and so far that is one I cannot win.

HOWEVER, the yearbook? sweet jesus...

Scope said...

Please send them a link to to the original story, on the off chance that they may learn a lesson from the misfortunes of others.

I so blame Brittany Spears for this.

mo.stoneskin said...

I've always spelt cooochie with three 'o's. That's how you pronounce it right?

I tend to be of the opinion that bad underwear choices, whether in terms of colour or lack-of, teach people valuable lessons and that no leniency should be given...

...but then I haven't really thought about this for more than 1 second so that probably isn't my real opinion...

...I mean, if it was my daughter (17 years from now) I may have something more compassionate to say.

Cora said...

If you google this story guess what else pops up? PICTURES OF THIS VERY SAME MOTHER AND DAUGHTER SMOKING POT TOGETHER.

Yep. Kinda helps explain things, huh?

As for the yearbook, I say too bad. TOO BAD. It's done. It can't be erased. Learn from it. Move on. And for the love of God, wear your damn panties with a skirt!!!! Amen.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Did we learn nothing from the Britney Spears/Paris Hilton/Kimberly Stewart debacle?

Sorry but life can be tough when you go around in the buff!

Sass said...

I find it fascinating that the yearbook staffer wasn't called out when they put the picture in the book.

Or maybe they were and I'm just still asleep.

I've never been a commando type of gal. Now everyone knows.

I'll derail now.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Since the school's not distributing it as chyld pron, then I don't think they should recall the books. It's especially dumb to try and force people who don't return the books for the bowdlerizing to repeat a grade, especially since this dumb broad apparently can't figure out to wear a thong and keep her thighs together.

Cora said...

Saw the quick hits link: OH MY GOD. You're right. I do. I feel like Mother Of The Year right now! Why would anyone do that? WHY?!?! Bizarre.

Morgan the Muse said...

you should have recommended the thong in the first place, Scope. hmm... I think I would have lived with the line, myself.

Dr Zibbs said...

A similar thing happened to me.

You see, I have a freakishly enormous dick and tried to cover it up but it's just impossible I tells ya.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I agree with the "isn't this what thongs are for?" comment. If you're wearing a skirt without panties, you're asking for trouble.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Yes, the girl was stupid but the mom isn't helping.

As far as I can tell, she's not putting any responsibility on her daughter. If she had driven drunk and killed someone, the mom would probably complain that the victim shouldn't have been standing on the sidewalk.

Your Quick Hits made me thankful that I haven't eaten lunch yet...I'd rather keep it down. lol!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Oh! And to Dr. Zibbs re: his 'freakishly enormous' comment... all I have to say is "prove it". Come on, we're all adults. ; )

Dr Zibbs said...

I will do the silloutte of it after Shaun does the silloutte of her boobs that I requested.

Of course I will have to get the large construction paper. Do they sell that at most craft stores of do you think it's best to order that online?

I bet they ship it in the those cool tubes.

AlbuqwirkE said...

They are called "underwear" instead of "undernotwear" for a reason.

For a little historical reference, please refer to your 1983 Tolo (page 113).

Sassy Britches said...

Seriously, if SOMEONE noticed it, why didn't the yearbook advisor or someone working on it notice? I'm with Sass. Craziness.

~E said...

they should have caught that at the editing place...and yes, dear god someone send that girl a gstring! And since when does having no panty lines help with a yearbook picture? Is up close and personal shots of your ass a requirement now?

P.S. I gave you a shout out in my blog/vlog attempt. I won't force you to watch the whole thing...you're in the first 4 mintues. I think.

Cowguy said...

Wait... they wear underwear in high school nowadays?

Shana said...

I would have to say that I agree with all your suggestions. You are a smart man!!