Wake me up? Wham!

October 30th, 2007 · 248 comments

Bradley in New York woke up yesterday to find this little love note from his girlfriend. (His explanation? “She’s a light sleeper.”) I feel her pain. If there’s a sound more irritating than a Nokia ring tone, the pathetic “I’m dying” whine of an out-of-juice cell phone just might be it.

no excuse

Meanwhile, Chris’s friend Michelle doesn’t appreciate having her beauty rest disturbed, either…

no joke

FILED UNDER: cell phone · more aggressive than passive · New York · noise · not-so-veiled threats · San Jose · sig o · signed with love


248 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Troy McClure bang

    Good morning everyone!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:48 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Sloth

    That cellphone battery was fucking delicious.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Troy McClure bang

    Especially you Michelle!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Mishee bang

    That totally sounds like notes I have written in the past… I would’ve signed it *Heart* Michelle also… I always sign all letters like that….

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Troy McClure bang

    But is that heart dripping blood?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    Not really morning folks…I’m just guessing here.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Wade bang

    When shitty just doesn’t convey the right level of rage… ROFL

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:54 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   compton

      ahah, but study the note dear Watson – I think the pen she first used ran out, causing her to scribble to get it restarted. I can almost hear her bleary-eyed cussing as does it too!

      Mar 15, 2008 at 7:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I’ll beat the shit outta you with a heart balloon!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    Of course, if you had a smart fucking phone all would be well in the land.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Al Hanso

    If you leave passive-aggressive notes for your boy/girlfriend there might be issues in that relationship. Just maybe. The second note does seem a little friendlier. Maybe it’s the heart.

    I <3 you too, Michelle.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   compton

      yeah maybe it’s the heart. Or the ‘I’ll beat the fucking shit out of you. No Joke.’ bit. =)

      Mar 15, 2008 at 7:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Troy McClure bang

    I guess most people, had they written “shitty” & then decided that wasn’t strong enough, and then opted for “fucking”, wouldn’t deem it necessary to cross out the “shitty”. Would “shitty fucking” have been too strong? ‘Coz if it weren’t for that one sign of restraint, I’d've thought she was pretty pissed off.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Mishee bang

    That’s what I figured it was CB – a heart balloon… just remember… those can kill…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Troy McClure bang

    Ouch, Wade, you beat me to it!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Wade bang

    I like the horizontal apostrophe in the second note.

    no joke.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Mishee bang

    Maybe she crossed shitty out because she wanted to keep the “Fucking” theme that keeps popping up throughout the entire note…

    Shitty was just out of place in that note…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Troy McClure bang

    It’s blasted sideways by the strength of her fury.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    That “woken” is fucking delicious!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    Hypertension manifest in script? :-)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Mishee bang

    I was looking at that “woken” with a stink eye myself CB – but I didn’t want to get too nitpicky…

    But since you brought it up….

    *ugh*

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Mishee bang

    Just make sure to keep the TV REAL low….

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Troy McClure bang

    The phone beeps in the middle of the night
    My girlfriend yells “the fucking charger’s here in plain sight,
    Oh Bradley dear, you know you still number one,
    But girls just wanna have sleep
    Oh girls just wanna have sleep”

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Mishee bang

    LOL Troy, I can TOTALLY hear that to the right tune in my head… hee hee

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Troy McClure bang

    *ur* (or “you’re” if ur not lolcatz enuf)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    Put the TV on the floor and pump up the volume! LOL

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Susan

    I don’t think she wrote “fucking” enough – about 2 dozen more times would have been more effective!! ;)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Canthz_B bang

    Should that not be “hooked up a fucking charger…”?
    Where’s WP?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Troy McClure bang

    CB & Mishee (I almost got away), what’s the trouble with “woken”? From wiktionary:

    Verb form
    woken
    1. past participle of to wake

    It doesn’t mention anything about its being British only. What would you have said instead? [time allowed: 10 hours]

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Mishee bang

    I don’t know, I guess it’s a word if you say so, but I don’t like the sound of that word!!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Kevin

    I think it’s true love.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Canthz_B bang

    Awakened

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   betty'sworry bang

    I think the ‘woken’ is fine, but we use the past participle a lot more in the Commonwealth (true). Or maybe I’m missing something.

    I don’t think she crossed out ‘shitty’. The paper is just what she could grab in her fit of anger (look at it), and I think it already had that mark on it cos’ of the way it goes under the other writing? It just looks like she shittily crossed out ‘shitty’. Might be wrong on that, too.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Mishee bang

    Thank you CB – I sat there staring at that part of the note for like, 3 minutes wishing it was awakened or ANYTHING but woken!!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Canthz_B bang

    As in, “I don’t want to be awakened before 9″

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Mishee bang

    Or even “Please do not wake me up until after 9″

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   betty'sworry bang

    It’s a passive sentence. You could have I’m sick and tired of being awakened by… but woken sits better with me. You couldn’t have ‘wake’ in that form.
    The pedant…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   claw71

    Bradley:

    Why is she not your “former” girlfriend? Yeah, you’re a jerk for not plugging yoru phone in but this note is psychotic. RUN, dude.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Canthz_B bang

    Perhaps it is the American English ear that “woken up” does not fit into well…humour us! :-)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Patrick

    Wow. I had no idea this was such a sore spot; I’ve been guilty of letting my not-quite-dead cell beep well into the wee hours of the morning because I can’t find the charger.

    That said, if it’s RIGHT there…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   betty'sworry bang

    The wookie got (a)-woken by the token beeping of Bradley’s phone.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   mandi

    he’s lucky she didn’t throw the phone. i would have. i throw my own phone if someone calls too early and i forget to shut the ringer off

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Paul

    ok…first of all I couldn’t help but notice that she used two pieces of tape to connect the paper and if you look at the way it was ripped….hmm.

    Next, the decided lack of ANY punctuation what so ever. You can almost picture Jack Nicholson from The Shining in your head.

    And Lastly, knowing that she was SO pissed off she attempted to write in block letters and vary the size of them, giving it that oh so psychotic feel. Not to mention that I don’t think the letter was written all at once. I’m guessing the top was first, the bottom came later. $10 says that if Bradley’s phone goes off again, Bradley wakes up staring at his pecker lying on the pillow next to him ;)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   betty'sworry bang

    CB, sure, it’s just different usage. I could go into it, but there’s a note to discuss :-)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   betty'sworry bang

    Paul, BUT no uneeded comma in the ‘its’! I thought ‘way to go’, but maybe you’re right – no punctuation at all.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Mitsu bang

    Holy crap! This is so true though, but I don’t write notes when my boyfriend’s dying phone wakes me, no, I just remove the battery!! Solves all the problems! (Because for me, writing a p/a note is just too complicated. I’m more aggressive than passive).

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Mishee bang

    Yeah, I agree with Paul. I think the top part was the first note, and then it was followed up and appended with the second one when Bradley didn’t get the gist the first time.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Canthz_B bang

    Put that damned seat down Brad or do not fucking sleep! I’m sick and fucking tired of falling ito the fucking bowl!!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   anna-banana bang

    Bradley’s girlfriend is such a light sleeper?

    Thank GOD she could sleep through that fucking barking dog way over in Iowa

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Mitsu bang

    yeah, the second piece of paper was definitely added later. I can see all the pent-up anger in that note.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Canthz_B bang

    betty’sworry, you worry too much.
    I was trying to dismiss that frivolous point, not explore it. Lighten up, the day is young.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   anna-banana bang

    I don’t think betty’s worried. Me thinks she’s sorry? “Sworry”—we used to say it like that when we were kids.

    Which is it, betty, pray tell?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   claw71

    I can’t help but think about Hall and Oates:

    She wakes up ready to fight
    she’s mean and thinks she’s right
    the beeping cell phone penetrates her door
    seething and scribbling
    she signs it with love but she’s ready for a war

    Stop watching morning TV
    Don’t make a sound when you go pee
    the woman is nuts,
    a crazy hag with a homicidal streak
    What the hell is the matter?
    You say you’re in love but she’s a fucking freak

    Whoa here she comes
    Watch out boy, you woke her up

    Who here she comes
    She’s a light sleeper

    Whoa here she comes
    Watch out boy, she’ll slice you up

    Who here she comes
    She’s a light sleeper.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   betty'sworry bang

    Look up betty’s worry aka ‘the slab’, and you might find out…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Mishee bang

    anna! good to see you!!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Canthz_B bang

    And the Grammy goes to…claw71!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Mishee bang

    betty is my grandma’s name. grandpa wanted to name my mama after her, but gma didn’t want confusion, so they named mama betsy.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   anglophile bang

    Well, she has the charger RIGHT FUCKING HERE. Presumably she could find the phone due to its incredibly annoying beeping.

    Why the hell doesn’t she just plug the phone in herself?

    I suppose she has an EXCUSE of some sort.

    On the second note, I have found people who really need sleep do not have the co-ordination, when awoken (that sit ok with you, Mishee?), to beat the shit out of anyone.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   claw71

    A little Avril Lavigne could work too:

    Why’d you go and make things so complicated
    Charge your cell phone, at least when I’m menstruating

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Mishee bang

    #56 I beg to differ… I would awaken my old roommate and she would automatically go to hit me… it was like a pavlovian response! so I would use poles and throw stuff instead, so I could keep a safe distance!

    She is actually the first person who came to mind when I read Michelle’s note…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Coke-aholic bang

    Boy that lady is not a morning person, is she? And I have found that the scariest of these people always write in red ink. They both need anger management. In a big way.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Canthz_B bang

    Two peoples separated by a common language. :-(

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Canthz_B bang

    All advocacy kids get are markers.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   anna-banana bang

    You, too Mish…everyone!

    Boy, those morning rants was fucking delicious!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Boo Boo

    Mitsu, I would agree with you…but instead i just wake him up so i don’t have to leave the warm comfy covers….i make him get up and go plug in his phone….or save all from bein woken up…and plug it in before you go to sleep :p

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Mishee bang

    #61 CB – You get markers? All I got were crayolas! And only red, blue, and yellow!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   anglophile bang

    You got red, blue and yellow crayons, Mishee? All I got were brown, black and orange!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Mishee bang

    It’s to match my sunny attitude!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   betty'sworry

    #60, my point, too. Wasn’t trying to rile you. I come across as abrupt sometimes. I don’t mean to be. We have the same language, we just use it differently at times. We usally get to the same place. Nothing wrong with that. Time to go to bed, this side.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   Canthz_B bang

    We had markers so that we could right our bus number on the backs of our hands when we went to the zoo!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   boggywoggy

    #55: who gives a shit. Open a chat room. Or, better yet, create your own blog site for folks to access when they want to read about your dysfunctional family (Betsy, jail-boy hubby, tatooed bro, ugly dog, whatever).

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Paul

    at least you got markers. After the glue sniffing incident of ’82 followed by the marker sniffing incident of ’83 all we got was used 81/2 by 11″ paper and plastic scissors. You don’t want to know about the infamous Scissor incident of ’79 ;)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   boggywoggy

    An, a “Pavolovian Response” is not what you described. Stop faking that you have a clue…you’re a burger-flipper and your mama is proud of you.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Canthz_B bang

    I saw it in the papers Paul…tragic. :-(

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   Mitsu bang

    Mishee, it looks like boggywoggy is trying to pick a fight with you!!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Katz, nli

    Agree with others who said she could have plugged it in herself. Or if it was bothering her so much, she could wake him up and tell him to deal with it.

    I was staying at my boyfriend’s place one time, and had a similar problem. The battery for the smoke detector was dying, so it was giving the warning beeps. I tried to pop it open so I could take out the battery, but it wouldn’t work and it was too dark to see how to do it. I ended up waking my boyfriend up so he could figure out what to do. He sleepily took it off the wall and set it outside so he could deal with it in the morning. Haha.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Andy bang

    I love the edit in the first one. I think they were going to say, “shitting ringing”, but then thought the better of it, and replacing it with the more forceful “fucking beeps”. Well done, especially enraged like that.

    I have to say, there is nothing more annoying than the “help me, I’m dying” whiny beep of a cellphone. I mean, really. If you’re trying to conserve your battery life, the last thing to do is keep fucking beeping.

    That is just a great note overall, though. The taping (and retaping), the transition from pissed to insanely pissed, the crazy writing, the blue paper. Well done, indeed. Also, nice shot of the Mac keyboard, but I digress.

    The second note is great, because of the blatant violent threat, followed up with the heart at the end. How touching. “I may want to beat the shit out of you, but I still love you all the same.” Love is grand.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Canthz_B bang

    #74, turn on a light maybe?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Potbelly

    To all you why didn’t she just plug it in herselfers, she was “woken up”, and it’s not her phone and she says it happens “too much” and that she has already tried to remedy the problem by hooking up a charger right fucking there. This reeks of last straw on this issue.

    Team charge your fucking phone!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Wade bang

    Is it passive-aggressive behavior to let your dying cell phone beep until your girlfriend gets up and plugs it in for you?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   Team Cassandra bang

    My goodness – 76 posts already – I think this one is going to need a list!

    Personally – the first one looks like they were trying not to wake up when they wrote it.

    The second one sounds like something I’d say to my daughter – sans swearing and death threats.

    I would never tell her I’d kill her – my threats are 1. I will freak out.
    2. I’ll start lecturing.

    The second one usually works better than the first because as you may know already – I’m quite verbose.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   Potbelly

    #78 Wade, you are a genius.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   T-Bone

    I feel for these girls. Unmedicated life was brutal and I remember it well. I used to scream obscenities at the clumsy trash truck guys who fumbled endlessly with our rolloff dumpster at 6:00 a.m.

    Nowadays, with the cumulative effects of my daily 40 mgs of anti-depressants, there isn’t a sound in the world that can bother me– except that Cyndi Lauper song.

    I heart Troy.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Wade bang

    ROFL!

    When a P-A couple goes to war… ;)

    Aside to PAN God – nice 80′s reference in the title, lol.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   Mishee bang

    boggy about #69 (hee hee) – I don’t have an ugly dog, unless you want to count yourself… and that is one ugly dog.

    as for picking a fight, i don’t even have the energy to try and fight with medicated (or possibly unmedicated, Boggy – who apparently doesn’t even have the moxie to capitalize her name anymore) – boggy, just give it up. I ignore you, you ignore me.

    ‘Nuff said…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   Mishee bang

    First of boggy, I see you finally put a pic up of yourself on your blog… secondly, when my roommate spent most of her childhood in group homes and foster homes, yes, it could be considered a Pavlovian Response considering that she basically trained herself over the years that when she was touched while sleeping she would hit. Would you prefer Conditioned Reflex? I am pretty sure that they are basically the same thing…

    Fuck, don’t you have some some young minds to warp somewhere?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   A.A guy

    Me and my friend Leroy used to share a pack of crayolas at school. We always fought over which one was flesh coloured.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Mishee bang

    Gee AA, what were you both drawing that required so much flesh tone??

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   Canthz_B bang

    It was the brown.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   DrAstroZoom

    Going old school:

    The cell phone battery goes dead most every single morn.
    When will the stupid shithead learn his girl will not be scorned?

    Beep beep. Beep beep. The phone goes beep beep beep.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   Katz, nli

    Canthz – that was why I ended up waking up the boyfriend. Turning on the light was going to wake him up anyway, so might as well involve him in the process. I was afraid of breaking the smoke detector, so better to let him mess with it.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   Canthz_B bang

    You have very loud lightrays in your home.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   A.A guy

    LOL Mishee; We both came from hugely obese families,mother’s day alone wore things down to the nub.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   Mishee bang

    haha

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   WanderingPenguin bang

    Uh…. there was nothing wrong with the word “woken” there. Sheesh.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   Mishee bang

    I don’t like it WP… let us not speak of woken again! Grrrr!! :D

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   WanderingPenguin bang

    As for CB’s question, it probably should have been “fucking hooked up a fucking charger”. I think she forgot one of the “fuckings” in her confusion over shitty. :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   WanderingPenguin bang

    Just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it WRONG. :P There is absolutely nothing wrong with “woken up” there. Not only that, it made the note especially creepy – in my opinion – to see it written with such rage and yet perfect grammar and punctuation. That would freak me right the hell out. And I want to see what that comic is under it!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   Hubbers

    Has anyone suggested that these girls shoudl be dumped?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   WanderingPenguin bang

    Oh wait…. hahahahah … two different notes. That’ll teach me not to scroll back. :)

    Well, it still applies….but not the way I posted it. :(

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   Wade bang

    Katz, nli:

    Nothing gets someone out of bed faster than tossing a bowl of steel ball bearings (straight out of the freezer) under the sheets.

    I’m just sayin’…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   A.A guy

    The comic strip looks like it might be a Gary Larson.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #101   Canthz_B bang

    As I said WP, two peoples separated by a common language. That particular phrasing would not be used in the USA.
    We really have no argument with in the “woke up” vs. “awakened” arena.

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  • #102   Mishee bang

    what comic strip?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   Coke-aholic bang

    I love how the first note starts out as barely contained anger then finishes in outright rage as if the notewriter had a huge meltdown while writing it.

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  • #104   WanderingPenguin bang

    I don’t know what the comic strip is for sure, but it’s definitely not Gary Larson.

    That particular phrasing is certainly used in the USA, C-B, but perhaps not where you reside …. well, obviously not, I guess. :) However, I did answer your other question, too!

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  • #105   Coke-aholic bang

    And maybe Michelle is a transvestite. Her real name must be Bruno and she is a hit man for the mob.

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  • #106   Coke-aholic bang

    Wade, who keeps ball bearings in their freezer?

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  • #107   WanderingPenguin bang

    Excerpt from Post #83 (11:01AM): “boggy, just give it up. I ignore you, you ignore me.”

    Excerpt from Post #84 (11:25AM): “First of [sic] boggy, I see…”

    Wow, that deal sure didn’t last long.

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  • #108   Mishee bang

    I see it now, and it’s DEFINITELY not Larson

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  • #109   Mishee bang

    Hey now WP, I had one more final thing to say! Why you gotta drag things out forever and a day? :D

    And yes, I realized as it was posting that I forgot “all” after “of” in that other sentence… So sue me! Like we don’t all make typos now and then… but I am also surprised it took one of you so long to jump on me about it! LOL!

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  • #110   WanderingPenguin bang

    I wonder what the difference really is between “it’s definitely not Gary Lason” and “it’s DEFINITELY not Larson”?

    Oh well, as C_B says: two peoples separated, etc., etc….

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  • #111   WanderingPenguin bang

    Actually, I figured you had left the “f” off of “off”. I didn’t realize you had left a word out, nor did I really care. I just didn’t want anyone to think the mistake was mine.

    My point is still valid, however. ;)

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  • #112   Canthz_B bang

    Thanks ever so much for answering my probably ignorant question WP. Though I may not reside where the rich and pretty people do, I do have over 45 years of experience speaking to Americans from all parts of this country, people from all socio-economic backgrounds…I can tell you that you can shove it bcause we say awakened. :-)

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  • #113   Wade bang

    Coke-aholic

    Well, it would be a pre-meditated act. :D

    I had a friend in college who used to be a heavy sleeper. He told me that when he was in high school, his mom kept said bowl and said freezer. Once was enough.

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  • #114   Coke-aholic bang

    I do not agree CB, lots of people around me say woken up. I talk to people from all over the country all the time, and have heard lots of people use it. Again, I don’t know if it is correct, but it is common.

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  • #115   Canthz_B bang

    Stay away from the ball bearings Wade!! LOL

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #116   Canthz_B bang

    Common on Jerry Springer.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #117   Wade bang

    ROFL, C-B!

    I think the cartoon is from the New Yorker magazine.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #118   Canthz_B bang

    Bring there and take here is common as well…and just as wrong.

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  • #119   Coke-aholic bang

    It isn’t Jerry Springer trash talk, it is just the vernacular.

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  • #120   Canthz_B bang

    By that distorted logic Coke, just because many people say “conversate” instead of “converse” “conversate” becomes a word?

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  • #121   A.A guy

    Mishee; There’s no need to yell.

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  • #122   Coke-aholic bang

    Hey, people are speaking in Leet, which is completely retarded, so we can accept crappy English, right? To me, a few grammar mistakes are better than using horrific online gaming speak.

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  • #123   Canthz_B bang

    Or “Come to my work” instead of “Come to my place of work”.
    Just because lots of folks do something wrong does not make it right.

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  • #124   Paul

    If she’d just said “Woke the fuck up” a little girl in Africa would have something to eat today.

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  • #125   Canthz_B bang

    We sure can Coke…but we are supposedly addressing the note at issue. Hee hee…when did we do that last again? :-D

    Kinda slid off the tracks! LOL

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  • #126   Coke-aholic bang

    I never said I was logical, though I did get A’s in both Logic and the Philosophy of Logic in college. What we are talking about is slang, isn’t it?

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  • #127   Mishee bang

    Should’ve been italicized but I was too lazy to type out the HTML…

    definitely not Larson…

    that better??

    *seesh!*

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  • #128   mere bang

    i can’t be sure, but i think the g/f is pissed.
    omg.

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  • #129   Mitsu bang

    There is nothing wrong with “woken”, people! Just because it may not sound pretty, doesn’t mean that it’s wrong! It’s also fitting for the angry tone of this note. “I am so sick of being awakened by its fucking beeps” just doesn’t have the same tone.

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  • #130   Canthz_B bang

    cool ur jets there Mitsu…I think we’re about to move on. :-)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #131   Coke-aholic bang

    Thank you for agreeing, Mitsu.

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  • #132   Wade bang

    #122

    ()h C()|<3-/\ #01!( !!11!111!

    l33t sp3a|< iz teh 8est, lol.

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  • #133   Mitsu bang

    Check http://www.m-w.com. Woken is a word.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #134   Coke-aholic bang

    Oh hell. What?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #135   Mitsu bang

    I just had to refer to that site, since no one has done it yet :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #136   Coke-aholic bang

    So is conversate. But conversate is slang, while woken is not.

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  • #137   Canthz_B bang

    So is “lift” but in the USA we say “elevator”…so shoot me.
    Is it really that important to you Mitsu?

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  • #138   Wade bang

    maybe instead of saying “sick of being woken” she should have said “sick of being aroused”.

    ;)

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  • #139   Coke-aholic bang

    Wade! What the hell did you say?

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  • #140   eric the beehivehairdresser

    Something tells me these people never read How to Win Friends and Influence People…

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  • #141   Canthz_B bang

    So Clintonesque Wade!

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  • #142   Wade bang

    Oh, Coke-aholic!!!!!!

    leetspeak is the best.

    lol

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

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  • #143   Wade bang

    Just having fun with intransitive synonyms, C-B.

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  • #144   Mishee bang

    Damn Heisa Monster! That was a good comment too!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #145   Coke-aholic bang

    Thank you for explaining, Wade. It is still retarded. Not you, the leet crapola.

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  • #146   Canthz_B bang

    Woken alone sounds past tense to me (She was woken by a noise)…being woken sounds present tense (I am being woken).
    Tired of being woken just does not work as well as tired of being awakened.
    I confess that I have not researched this, I’m no web surfer, but that just feels right to my ear.
    That is the last you will hear from me on this basically meaningless subject.

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  • #147   WanderingPenguin bang

    For the love of God, it’s not “woken” it’s “woken UP”. You need the whole phrase for it to be grammatically correct. There is NOTHING wrong with the phrase “woken up” and just because it doesn’t sound right to your ear doesn’t make it Springer Slang. She did not say “tired of being woken”. That would be wrong. I have just as much experience speaking to people from your country and ours and just as you do not all say “soda” you do not all say “awakened”. In point of fact, that first note was from NEW YORK, so clearly you should have heard that phrase used properly once or twice in NEW JERSEY.

    FTR, C_B, the question of yours I answered had nothing to do with this subject. It was a tongue-in-cheek reference to where to put the word “fucking” in her note. I was referring to that only.

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  • #148   claw71

    I think a more eloquent and genuinely passive aggressive note would be more effective:

    Dearest Lover,

    I’ve tried to verbally convey my frsutration with your inability to ensure that your cellular phone won’t disturb my sleep during the wee hours of the morning. It hurts me that you continue to not only leave the phone on, but removed from the charger where it is certain to start beeping away when the battery gets too low.

    So I find myself torn from my slumber to the incessant chirping of your wayward phone only to find you in a virtual coma impervious to the electronic disturbance and my sharp elbows. It is at this point that I find myself struggling to overcome the savage impulses conveyed by my id.

    I’ve taken steps to make it easy for you to plug your phone in but you still fail, night after night, to dock that phone in its charger. I have to insist that you delve into your soul and find the fortitude to make sure this will not happen again because last night I realized how easy it would be to take that charging cord and strangle you to death in your sleep.

    Love,

    Me.

    PS: You’re killing Anthony Grosso with your second hand cell phone. Thank you, Terry.

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  • #149   WanderingPenguin bang

    Oops. Sorry I missed the closing bold. I think I had the slash the wrong way. That was really ugly. :|

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  • #150   Mishee bang

    Claw – nice use of the word “id”

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  • #151   Canthz_B bang

    Oh sweet Jesus…just because the NOTE was from NY does not mean that the writer was as well you nut-case! There is no “clearly” involved! Get a grip, hell, get a life…this is not a life and fucking death issue.

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  • #152   Mitsu bang

    OK, whatever, this is getting old…I’ll be back tomorrow when a new note is posted. Bye :)

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  • #153   Jagwio

    damn. i’d get a new girlfriend.

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  • #154   claw71

    Bradley woke up late again but this time he had a meeting.

    “Honey,” he cried, “have you seen my phone?”

    “No”

    With no time to spare, Bradley abandoned the search in favor of making the meeting on time. He could look for the phone later.

    Around 11:00, Angela dialed Bradley’s number, knowing full well he was in the middle of an imporant presentation. Unbeknownst to him, his phone’s low battery warning had awoken her from her sleep at 4:00 AM. Again. So she swapped Bradley’s dying battery for her fully charged one and plugged her phone into the charger before going back to bed.

    As Bradley’s phone, set on Vib & High mode, began to signal an incoming call he felt a sickening tremor deep in his bowels. His expression startled everyone at the meeting and through the silence the muffled sounds of “Axl in F” began to eminate from Bradley’s clenched anus.

    Nobody knows what message Angela left for him but when the voicemail notification chime activiated Bradley could hold back the contents of his colon no longer.

    Needless to say he did not land that account.

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  • #155   GezD bang

    Good grammar discussion; may I wade in?
    [doesn't wait for answer]

    ‘Woken’ as a past participle in its own right is more common in British English. The predominant past participle in American English is ‘waked’. ‘Woken up’ is perfectly fine, especially in the context of the conjoined verb, to wake up. The American equivalent is ‘waked up’. That sounds weird to me which is why, I guess) the prettier sounding awakened seems to be the popular AE choice.

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  • #156   GezD bang

    *(I guess)

    Urgh! Incomplete brackets: I hate that, don’t you?

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  • #157   Zsa

    Claw, that was f8ing delisioso

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  • #158   Mishee bang

    Waked up is worse than woken!

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  • #159   WanderingPenguin bang

    C_B, there is something pathologically wrong with you. First you call me out on this board (Post #26 because I know you will miss it otherwise), then when I enter the discussion you tell me to “shove it”, all the while prattling on and on about how you are so much more fucking experienced than anyone else here so you have the final say on everything and blah blah shitty fucking blah. And when even that isn’t enough for you you resort to name-calling. I can’t even begin to tell you how insanely funny it is for you to tell anyone else to “get a life”.

    But it’s over and done with. You’re not worth any more of my time. I thought you were actually making an attempt when you said “where’s WP?” in your earlier post and that was cool. But now I see you were just laying yet another trap so you could spew more of your venom. Well, fool me once…. etc. etc. etc. You can just go back to posting your idiocy unopposed from this corner. Nobody needs this crap.

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  • #160   WanderingPenguin bang

    re #155: who in the hell says “I was waked up”, GezD? If someone I knew said that in a sentence I would smack them in the head.

    Jeebus. “Waked up”. That just makes my skin crawl to type it. :|

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  • #161   Mishee bang

    WP, that shitty in #159 was fucking delicious….

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  • #162   Mishee bang

    AHHH! I messed up!

    PREVIEW BUTTON!

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  • #163   GhostWriter

    Note to the experimenter: This particular combination of stimuli (note (1) about cell phone dieing, followed by note (2) about waking up) provoked a heightened arousal response in 95% of viewers.

    “Dennis, DENNIS!! Incorporate this technology into our Superbowl ad STAT!”

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  • #164   GhostWriter

    I am betting that either today’s CB or WP is actually an impersonator- because it ain’t like y’all.

    …and how come I never get invited to the Ball anymore?

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  • #165   Canthz_B bang

    It is just a word WP…don’t get a hernia over it. Grab a brewski and chill out.
    I choose to just breath, do my job, and look forward to being awakened by the sun in the morning. :-D

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  • #166   aimee

    shut up Canthz_B, you’re wrong! Sheesh!

    an until-now silent observer

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  • #167   Canthz_B bang

    I did try to kill this nonsense in post #37 BTW. :-D

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  • #168   Mishee bang

    What is wrong??

    Maybe in his opinion he is right, and in WPs opinion he is right…

    God, that’s enough about woken! I personally don’t think it sounds right, but to each his own, just don’t write it to me in an email, I will probably write you back and use (what I believe) is a more gramatically correct word in a response sentence… just to be a brat..

    Just like I will do now, to CB…

    So, you choose to breath?

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  • #169   Mishee bang

    (muttering – I can’t believe I am gonna say this…)

    Back on Topic now?

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  • #170   Canthz_B bang

    I luv you too aimee! *smooches*

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  • #171   ShagnBag

    Claw – I took shots at you for the song lyrics, so it’s only right that I give you props for the more original alternate note and short story. Not that you care but well done.

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  • #172   Mishee bang

    Whatever happened to the Encyclopedia Brown stories that we were treated to with each note? I miss those!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 2:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #173   Mishee bang

    Ok, so I didn’t do what I said I was going to do to CB… but you get the picture!

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  • #174   claw71

    #170

    I appreciate the props. Weird Al-inspired humor doesn’t appeal to everybody but I really think that I flirted with brialliance by plunging into the blue-eyed soul catalogue to come up with PAN-appropriate lyrics to Man Eater.

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  • #175   Mishee bang

    #163 just noticed WP – after this long ass, (getting tense) discussion about grammar and spelling, and then you go and misspell dying…

    Sweet sweet irony…

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  • #176   idman

    I think Bradley’s gal must have been home schooled….hence the superior social skills, lack of a sense of entitlement, lack of belief that the world rotates not on its axis but around her, etc.

    Idman

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  • #177   Coke-aholic bang

    DO NOT START THAT CRAP. Homeschooling is better, dammit. Don’t you dare start saying that homeschooling creates freaks with no social skills. When was the last time you heard of a homeschooled kid going around shooting people? Oh, but that is what has happened numerous times with children in public schools. And I just saw a news item on my homepage that said that 40% of highschoolers don’t even manage to graduate. So, I suppose that they are so much better than homeschooled kids, right?

    Get a clue and then fuck off.

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  • #178   claw71

    #176 Demonstrates the number one problem with home schooling: poor social skills. Does it get more defensive than that?

    And wasn’t that kid connected with the DC sniper home-schooled?

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  • #179   Coke-aholic bang

    Hey, I was not homeschooled. But, I homeschool my three kids.

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  • #180   Coke-aholic bang

    And my children have a ton of friends and are enrolled in several activities such as gymanstics that enable them to socialize with other children.

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  • #181   claw71

    In all seriousness homeschooling is not necessarily better. Any statistical figures indicating better academic performance can be directly attributed to the active role taken by the parent, a feat that is possible regardless of where the child is enrolled.

    One downside to homeschooling is that the children aren’t exposed to different ideas. Parents can influence the education process with their own prejudices and conceits. This is why overtly religious people opt for home schooling and that is the dynamic under which homeschooling gets a bad name. Those are the kids who grow up to kill hookers or bomb family planning clinics.

    Often the failure of public schools can be tied to the failure of parents. Too many parents don’t take charge of the manner in which their children pursue an education. A great parent can easily make up for a lousy school and a negligent parent can undermine the finest institution.

    My point is that it’s not what you do but rather how you do it.

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  • #182   Mishee bang

    I agree with Claw (never thought I would type those words)… It’s all about the parents and being responsible for all aspects of your child’s life and education that depends on the success of the child.

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  • #183   Canthz_B bang

    Not saying that you are wrong about parental responsibility mind you, just that if the school is rotten to the core the level of parental involvment sometimes actually becomes home schooling.
    Trust me on this one Bro…I know.

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  • #184   Coke-aholic bang

    Hey, I did not say I was religious, I am not at all. And, I am just saying that homeschooled kids are not freaks with no social skills.

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  • #185   Wade bang

    I’m not sure the couple in the note are ready for kids, much less discussing how to educate them, lol.

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  • #186   Canthz_B bang

    I’d love to see the ringtone cage-match!

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  • #187   claw71

    #184 Don’t infer that I believe you’re a religiot. I am not passing any judgement on you specifically but you need to qualify your comments. The fact is that there are indeed plenty of homeschooled kids who are freaks with no social skills.

    It’s all about motivation. If you’re homeschooling your children because you believe that you can challenge them to perform at a higher academic level, great. If you opt to homeschool your kids because you feel the need to shelter them from the real world you’re on the wrong track.

    #182/#183 Rhetorical question and a valid point. Some schools are so bad that the parents end up educating their kids at home. I agree. However, the reality most people face is not nearly that severe.

    We’ve raised four kids and the quality of education they each received varied based on how much ownership we got them to take of the process. One kid bought in and flourished, another barely got by and the other two ened up in between. None of them attended schools that set the standard for public education but any failures were on our end.

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  • #188   Andy bang

    I say that the comic on the back is a New Yorker strip.

    Or Playboy.

    I’d like to think the latter, because if it’s the former, than a pox on your houses, hippies.

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  • #189   Mad Scribbler

    Go team sleep. The is nothing passive aggressive about any of these notes. they are simply stating a fact. Do XXX again and I will kill you!

    Pretty simple concept…

    As a male child this was the only logic that worked…actually in my adult life this is the only logic that works

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  • #190   Life With Buck

    It’s true, dying cell phones make the worst fucking beeps on earth.

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  • #191   Fuss Budget

    woken up is incorrect.

    the correct word is awakerized.

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  • #192   anon

    Scribbler – from Wikipedia -
    “leaving notes to avoid face-to-face discussion/confrontation, is another form of passive-aggressive behavior”

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  • #193   Coke-aholic bang

    I am certainly homeschooling my kids to challenge them academically. They are definitely not sheltered from the world. I cannot say anything about other people’s kids, homeschooled or not. Well, I could, but I won’t.

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  • #194   GezD bang

    re # 160: Americans apparently. As far as I’m concerned woken is the correct past participle, it’s an irregular verb. US elglish seems to have allowed waked back into usage. http://www.bartleby.com/68/22/6422.html

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  • #195   GezD bang

    *English.
    Oh sweet irony, how you mock me!

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  • #196   GezD bang

    #191 Go team awakerized!

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  • #197   tanyetta

    hilarious! she should tell him how she really feels. :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 5:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #198   Mad Scribbler

    Thanks Anon! Noodle this…

    Perhaps they weren’t afraid of confrontation but rather they were sleeping at the time. Which would leave me to believe that in order to deliver the message they would have to be awakened which would coincidentally result in the death of the noisemaker (according to the note).

    I would say the leaving of the note is an act of selflessness to save the noisemakers life.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 5:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #199   WanderingPenguin bang

    re: Post #174 – Hey, Mishee? Post #163 wasn’t mine. Learn how to read before you toss around the smack, ok? Dork.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #200   WanderingPenguin bang

    #194 – GezD: Well, I see your problem (or at least the problem with that reference). “The Columbia Guide to Standard American English”?

    Give me a break. As has been stated in here before, just because some people use it in a sentence that doesn’t mean it’s “correct”. “Waked” is absolutely brutal and I stand by my earlier comment: if anyone I know used that in a sentence, I would strike them in the head. :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #201   WanderingPenguin bang

    You know, Andy (and whoever posted this idea first), it does look like it’s a New Yorker cartoon. However, their house apparently already has a pox on it. ;)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #202   Mishee bang

    Ok, post 174 is redirected to GW… my bad, and yes, I am a dork… and proud!

    And as stated earlier about Waked, I am with you WP (you got post #200!) and I probably would smack someone if they did that too…

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #203   claw71 bang

    Waked?

    If you’re referring to “hold vigil over” I’ll buy it but otherwise it is not a word.

    Did you hold the wake at the funeral parlor?

    We waked him at Hooters because he liked the wings.

    Wake up, you lazy bastard.

    Your fucking phone woke me up.

    I wouldn’t mind being awakened by a horny Salma Hayek.

    Look, if it sounds stupid it probably is.

    Or it’s just Mishee…

    …sorry, Mishee. Low-hanging fruit…had to be picked.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #204   GVI bang

    Don’t you think it’s odd, that after she woke up in the morning she decided to write a note?

    I know if I am sleeping, and the Mrs’ phone starts ringing or something, I turn the bitch off, I do not get up and write a note.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #205   Mishee bang

    The ONLY time I am okay with “waked up” is the final line of To Kill a Mockingbird (my favorite book since I was in 4th grade, I know it by heart!) – “He would still be there when Jim waked up in the morning” – but that’s because I love the book so much, so I won’t hold it against Harper for using that grammar!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #206   GVI bang

    “The bitch” being the phone, not the Mrs.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #207   Mishee bang

    …and after I stood up for you earlier claw…

    I see now you have no allegiances except to yourself!

    oh well… like I actually care! (actually)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #208   WanderingPenguin bang

    I wonder if TKAM is where somebody decided that “waked” should be in Standard American English, winning the Pulitzer and all…

    Well, Mishee, if you’re gonna be a dork, be a proud one. Go big or go home, that’s what I always say around here. ;)

    Claw, the only problem with being “woken up” ;) by a horny Selma Hayek is that it’s very likely she was only horny in your dream to begin with. In that case, I would very much mind it. :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #209   GezD bang

    That irregular phrasal verb was fucking delicious.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 6:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #210   Team Cassandra bang

    Way to pretend like you’re staying on topic, dudes.

    I have half a mind to tell on you!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #211   Team Cassandra bang

    Awaken, ye dreamer, the cuckoo loudly calls!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #212   Troy McClure bang

    #148: Claw, you know I’m a fan (Light Sleeper rocks btw), but I can’t resist: “I’ve tried to verbally convey my frsutration….” Perhaps I can see the problem.

    #205: Dammit, Mishee, couldn’t you’ve added a spoiler warning? You gave away the ending!!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #213   Mishee bang

    Troy, I didn’t tell you IF Jem waked up in the morning! That’s how it ends… you have to read the FIRST lines of the book to know if he waked up actually (which I totally believe that you already know…) :D

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #214   Andy bang

    WP: Ah, so you’re right. I totally missed Wade’s first mention of the likely source of the comic. It was cleverly hidden amongst homeschool grammar Jerry Springer fest. :D

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #215   Andy bang

    Finally, if it was from The New Yorker, the caption would read: “Do you know what we call people who don’t plug in their cellphones? Fucking douchebags.”

    That’s why that magazine is so classy with that dry wit.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #216   Michelle

    It wasn’t a heart balloon it was a sideways comma, my bad, i was tired, from dealing with chris and his drunken friend all night :-P, also I felt that the red really got my tone across i had a second note up too, it said you know where the kitchen is if you get hungry. ^_^

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #217   Mishee bang

    How did YOU get here Michelle? Did someone find this note online and forward it to you? (I am conducting research on how people find their own notes on here)

    Or are you submitter?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #218   Michelle

    nah my friend chris who posted it told me it was here so i decided to respond

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #219   WanderingPenguin bang

    Andy: there are many reasons it had to be from the New Yorker: 1) it was taped up next to a Mac; 2) it was found in NYC; 3) the guy who taped it up was named “Bradley” – not “Brad”, mind you; 4) his girlfriend is a Type-A personality with an education and poor penmanship.

    I’ll bet if the camera were to pan out for a second shot we’d find this little drama took place in a loft.

    I think you’re bang on with the caption, though. The New Yorker. “Keepin’ it Real” since 1925.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #220   Andy bang

    Do you, perchance, like bread from Outback Steakhouse? :D

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #221   WanderingPenguin bang

    Michelle, welcome aboard. I have to tell you I loved that note. I wish the notes around my household were so lively. :|

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #222   Mishee bang

    San Jose Michelles Unite (well, Sunnyvale, but… you know)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #223   Mishee bang

    WHOA! Michelle, if you are in San Jose, DID YOU JUST FEEL THAT SHAKER?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #224   Michelle

    lol yes actually i did, and i was a little disappointed but apparently it was a 5.6 and thanks wandering penguin i like to think I’m entertaining, even when I’m being a b*tch

    Oct 31, 2007 at 12:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #225   wickedgirl

    I felt it too… and I am 2 hrs away in the Central Valley.

    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #226   yay

    She didn’t cross out the word “shitty”…she was UNDERLINGING FOR EMPHASIS!!!!!!!!!! and got a little out of hand with it.

    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #227   A.A guy

    You guys are right,it is the Newyorker.I think the artist is a person named Leo Cullman.Oh this is in regard to the cartoon behind the note. Michelle would you let me know?

    Obsesive Compulsive Guy

    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #228   Michelle

    how am i supposed to know i wrote the second note

    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #229   voxpop

    You should totally enter the New Yorker anti-caption contest: http://www.radosh.net/archive/002086.html

    Oct 31, 2007 at 3:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #230   Wade bang

    Found it! Damn I’m good!!

    http://www.cartoonbank.com/product_details.asp?mscssid=31DTTWU811748H780HPLUNG31AR53FU3&sitetype=1&did=4&sid=52399&pid=&keyword=leo&section=all&title=undefined&whichpage=172&sortBy=popular

    And as a special bonus, it fits the note perfectly, lol!!

    Oct 31, 2007 at 6:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #231   Potbelly

    Wade how did you find that cartoon from just that little sliver? That was impressive.

    It does fit perfectly. The caption reads “I’d rather be a huge part of the problem than a tiny part of the solution”.

    Oct 31, 2007 at 11:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #232   Wade bang

    Hey Potbelly

    Well, I recognized the cartoon as a New Yorker cartoon. I thought it was by Leo Cullum, and AA guy thought so, too.

    I knew that NYer has a lot of their cartoons at cartoonbank.com. I put “leo” in the search query, and just went through all of them until I found the hanging lamp and the guy.

    ocd occasionally has its advantages, lol.

    Oct 31, 2007 at 12:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #233   Michelle

    Haha if he had woken me up before nine then that quake would have NOTHING on me lol

    Oct 31, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #234   Mishee bang

    Wade you are awesome on so many levels… first the usgs.gov link, now this… what will you amaze us with next? :D

    Michelle, I don’t if you were here in ’89, but that one was like a rollercoaster compared to Loma Prieta… it was fun! (once it stopped – lol)

    Oct 31, 2007 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #235   Int'l Newbie

    She didn’t cross out the word ‘shitty’ can’t you all tell the note was written using two different pens, hello ink variation. I guess the blue pen(which she started with) ran out of ink and she had to use a different pen but before she did she tried to make it work…

    Oct 31, 2007 at 6:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #236   reality

    Do you guys WORK, I can’t believe you have been here all day adoring each other. Mishee and Wade should just meet somewhere maybe a cheap motel, do you do this everyday or is the topic sooo fucking interesting. So much time that can never be gotten back, so sad.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 6:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #237   GVI bang

    #242: You owe me 14 cents, for the time it took me to read your mini rant.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #238   Mishee bang

    ummm. yeah…

    I will let Wade field this one…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #239   WanderingPenguin bang

    GVI, will you take a “reality check”?

    Wakka-wakka-wakka…

    Ya gotta be impressed by someone who will read 241 messages on a message board (posted over 3 days) and then say that other people have too much time on their hands.

    Well, ya don’t “gotta”, I guess. ‘Sup to you. :)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #240   Mishee bang

    #243 GVI – I don’t believe that rant was worth even the industry standard of 2 cents!

    I wouldn’t even pay a ha’penny…

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #241   Troy McClure bang

    “Reality check”; nice! From now on that stale old meme will be much less irritating to me.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #242   Mishee bang

    Wade, I adore you. And all my other Advocacy Kids!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #243   Wade bang

    ROFL

    Well, I guess it is true:

    reality bites.

    ;)

    Nov 2, 2007 at 6:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #244   Amy

    Sloth.. I think I love you

    “That cellphone battery was fucking delicious.”

    lol

    Nov 13, 2007 at 10:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #245   andrew

    man, i would break up with that top girl immediately. yikes.

    Nov 16, 2007 at 3:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #246   rawr

    I just fell in love, who is this girl? :P

    Nov 19, 2007 at 11:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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