XXX, Mum

November 12th, 2011 · 88 comments

James in the U.K. recently came home from football practice to discover that, in his absence, his mother had gotten a peek at his Internet browser history (“full of…well, I’m 15, I’m sure you can guess.”) As cool as his mum was about the whole thing, says James, “I still don’t know if I’ll be able to look her in the face for a while.”

Dear James, Yes, your laptop HAS been used - I couldn't find my charger. Sorry. P.S: You should probably delete your search history - your Gran would be shocked. P.P.S: You know Internet Explorer has a mode for stuff like that, it's called Incognito Mode, I think. Happy viewing! Lots of love, Mum. XOXO

Dear James, Yes, your laptop HAS been used - I couldn't find my charger. Sorry. P.S: You should probably delete your search history - your Gran would be shocked. P.P.S: You know Internet Explorer has a mode for stuff like that, it's called Incognito Mode, I think. Happy viewing! Lots of love, Mum. XOXO

“Happy viewing”? Nicely played, Mum.

related: “Sweetie, I saw that Walgreens is having a sale on jumbo-sized rubbers, so of course I thought of you!”

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88 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Sara

    Eh. I don’t know if I believe this is real.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Rhamza

      Yeah, I got the same feeling when I read this.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Jitty

      Or else the mom is fine with her son wringing a few out. I think the note is cute, myself. And, fake? Pffft. Who hasn’t been busted for looking at something a little off-colour or sexual at least once in their lives?

      Nov 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Nunavut Guy

      Every time you say that a fairy dies.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 7:21 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   infant tyrone bang

      Collateral damage in the Pray Away the Gay
      war waged by David’s boyfriend’s Mom (see #12) ?

      Nov 13, 2011 at 8:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   SpinalTap

      What kind of sick mom would actually tolerate, let alone suggest that her son use filth like Internet Explorer?

      A real mom would have suggested he download Firefox. (No joke, btw – she seems sufficiently computer savvy to know her son can do better than IE)

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm   rating: 113  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Dallas_Gal

    There’s no need to actually turn on the computer in order to get the charger. All you have to do is unplug it from the computer and the wall. I suspect this was a lame excuse to justify the actions of a nosy mom — actions which she damn well knows are wrong.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Nina

      I assumed she used his computer because her battery was out of juice, she couldn’t find her charger, and their computers don’t use the same charger.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm   rating: 128  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Bockanalia

      To be fair, her computer could be dead because she couldn’t find her charger; hence, she used his computer. However, it still doesn’t explain why she was nosing around in the browser history!

      Nov 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Suntrap

      Maybe his charger isn’t compatible to her computer.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Flump

      That’s assuming they have the same kind of laptop.

      I still think it’s fake, but still…

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Rattus

      She may not have been searching his history, she may have been typing http://www.p*ssycatmagazine.com and when she got as far http://www.p*ssy, when http://www.p*ssynclit.com popped in the address bar.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Rattus

      DO NOT CLICK ON THOSE LINKS. I REPEAT, DO NOT CLICK ON THOSE LINKS.

      I didn’t realize that they would go live (first time posting something like that in here), I didn’t realize that they’d go live, and I can’t edit. Damn!

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:32 pm   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   FeRD bang

      You know, Rattus, you mentioned the edit thing a few posts back, and I didn’t see it ’til later so I didn’t say anything at the time. But I think it’s worth pointing out that if you’d just register your account on the site, then you COULD edit your posts!

      (Plus, you’d get a snazzy exclamation point after your name. Rattus!)

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Rattus

      Awesome, FeRD. Will do, though I’m pretty sure it’s too late to edit the porn I posted.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   FeRD bang

      Yeah, it won’t help with that post, tho I wouldn’t be surprised if Kerry cleans it up when she sees it. But, for next time… :)

      (Mind you, the editing isn’t perfect. I’d love to know why launching the comment editor brings my browser (Firefoxen 4 – 7.0.1, Linux 64-bit) to its knees for SEVERAL seconds, usually causing a script timeout error to be thrown up, before it will load the comment for editing. Bringing up an editable text field should not be that heavy an operation! But, at least it’s there, and it does work.) 8)

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   Assilem

      Why are the actions wrong if he is a minor in her house?

      Nov 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   infant tyrone bang

      Lemme get this straight:
      Mum is hip to private/incognito browsing.
      Mum is not in James’ face about Internet Exploring.
      Mum used his laptop and wrote him a literate and legible note.
      What the hell else does she have to do…tap dance and make cupcakes ?
      Sounds like a tolerant, healthy home life to me…Team Mum !

      http://bit.ly/vthFOc (music, SFW, honest)

      P.S.
      Mum suspects she couldn’t find her charger because James’ twin sister, Jenna, borrowed it and rigged it to power an Article of Congress.
      If James finds out this is true, he should get Mum a new charger.
      Christmas, Chanukah, Birthday, whatever’s next, and soon, Sonny.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   RubeMcCube bang

      Yes, she must make cupcakes.

      Nov 16, 2011 at 12:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   po

    Why do you assume this computer’s charger will fit her laptop?

    Nov 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   FeRD bang

      Why do you gigglebrax!?!? *SOB!* :cry:

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Bockanalia

    I have a feeling that any future viewing will be tainted by thoughts of his mother’s watching eyes.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Canthz_B bang

      Or enhanced. No accounting for taste, you know?
      And since mom just happens to be Miss August 1994 her son cruising MILF sites is probably something she wouldn’t want her mother to know about lest she be outed after all these years of baking cookies for church socials and hosting women’s auxiliary meetings.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Canthz_B bang

      “,” “,” “,”…place them as you will. :-P

      Nov 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Lauren

    Like he’s 15 and doesn’t have a password. Fake.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Corie

      When I was a teenager, I was not allowed to have a password on my computer because my parents wanted to be able to snoop if they needed to. MySpace was all the rage back then and they had my best interest in mind.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   SilentPsycho

      Not everyone uses a password, especially if it’s a PC/laptop that normally no one else uses it.

      Nov 14, 2011 at 10:30 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   ansco

    WOW, all of you really need to get a life. Really who cares about the charger, his password, and any of this actually. This is a waste of time and reading, and I cannot believe that I am posting to this. I need to get out and find my life.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Palomon

      mindeed

      Nov 13, 2011 at 10:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Lisa

    My mom did something similar to my brother when he was about 15. She found a condom in his pocket wallet after it went through the washing machine. She took it up to him, handed to him and said “It’s been washed. There might be holes so you’d better get a new one.” He was so mad at her. lol

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      Ring around the wallet!
      Ring around the wallet!
      You try smooth-talking it out.
      You try begging it out.
      But you’re a 15 year-old punk
      (with a severe case of acne),
      so you still end up with…
      Ring around the wallet!
      Ring around the wallet!

      Try Wrist…again. :-|

      Nov 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Karen

    A) I’m a mother of two teen boys and I have every right to go through his computer whenever I feel like it. I pay for it and in this day and age you’re an idiot if you don’t keep track of what your kids are up to.

    B) I’ve been in this situation, but it was when my son crashed the computer viewing porn sites and got a virus. I just told him he needed to be more careful which sites he visited. I did not make a big deal of it since it’s perfectly normal for teens.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm   rating: 101  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   English Teacher

      Amen amen amen to all of that.

      I don’t parent any teens (yet), but I teach and have taught a lot of them. A lot of times, this type of approach is best with teens. Yelling, shouting, etc. often only spur them to rebel or get angry. This note is perfect, imo, b/c (as Karen pointed out) it’s perfectly normal for teen boys to look at porn and any parent who thinks her 15yo kid isn’t interested in sex on some level is in denial.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   jadefirefly

      And if you’re the sort of parent who doesn’t approve, there’s absolutely no better way to get a teen to stop doing ANYTHING than by letting them know you’re cool with it.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 3:16 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Palomon

      Is #8 is a fake comment?

      Nov 13, 2011 at 10:29 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Sean Jungian

      @Karen – I agree. I have a son who isn’t yet a teenager but I know this is coming. First, I will definitely snoop – his computer, his phone, etc., and I won’t make any bones about it. He’s a minor in my house, and I’m responsible for him. At the very least, here in the states parents can be held liable for a whole lot of behaviors their children indulge in.

      Also, fake or not, I hope I will handle such a discovery with a modicum of class and a minimum of freaking out. I don’t have a big problem with porn, but I would be concerned if it were, say, taking up a huge amount of time or were of a particularly narrow fetish niche. I’d think that would warrant at least a discussion.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 11:09 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   infant tyrone bang

      @Palomon –
      If I had to bet a big batch of Mob money (and suffer bad consequences in the event of a bad guess), I’d say #8 is the Gin-U-wine article.

      But if she’s raised 2 teenage boys w/o them being arrested or committed, especially if she’s had to put up with even a better-than-average husband during all that time, I’d say she’s entitled to fake it from time to time.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   juju_skittles

      I have a 15yo son also. You don’t need to do much to put them off. Just explain the porn industry. It’s all fake, it’s all hugely exploitative, noone’s really enjoying it except maybe the pervs watching. Oh and the killer – remind them that the girls are someone’s sister, mother, aunt, grandma and mum. And tell them to imagine their own aunts and granmas each time they consider viewing one of those sites….Unless they’re into that stuff, in which case, you have way bigger problems.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   litchic

    If I have a kid, and they are under 18, there is no such thing as “invading his/her privacy” regarding ANY electronic devices. I realize that’s going to make me the meanest mother on the block, but I couldn’t care less — there are few ways we can protect our kids, but what they do online under our own roofs? That’s one of them.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   litchic

      Oh – but to be clear, I probably wouldn’t care about looking at pics of naked men or women at 15 years old.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   pony girl

      I agree with you actually, but she didn’t seem upset about it, so I don’t get why she left a note.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   park rose

      Just to let him know that she knew? . . . plus, maybe she didn’t want it “in her face” (hence the incognito hint).

      Nov 13, 2011 at 3:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   pony girl

    I don’t understand the need for the note.
    If she were mad at him and wanted to forbid him, then okay.

    But to just let him know that she knows? eeeww, that’s just kinda sick.

    Does she pound on the bathroom door too?

    Seems to me that Mum needs to learn some boundaries.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   English Teacher

      I think the point is teaching him how to cover his tracks? And perhaps that there are consequences for acting without carefully considering the proper precautions one should take?

      Nov 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   pony girl bang

      Why? So his future wife won’t have a hissy fit when she looks at his computer?

      (I love my exclamation point!)

      Nov 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   MT

      Haha, I’m the type of wife who loves it when my hubby tells me about his previous escapades, and I couldn’t care less if he looks at porn, especially because we work opposite shifts, so we don’t get a lot of time together. At least I know he’s not bonking his coworkers =)

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:35 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   infant tyrone bang

      pg,
      That exclamation point looks kinda like a broom.
      In-town mileage pretty good on those ?

      Nov 13, 2011 at 3:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   pony girl bang

      My broom runs on righteous indignation, so no worries there.

      ;)

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   infant tyrone bang

      Finally…one indisputable benefit from watching Faux News.

      OK, I flipped a coin…I rang Guido and cancelled the hit on Hannity.

      But *^$@#%& Coulter’s still green lit…her bad luck…well, plus this
      http://bit.ly/tZgkMO
      I thought she was smart and just worked the mean for the green,
      but maybe she’s really just been a dope all along.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   juju_skittles

      Since my son takes his laptop to school and it hooks into the school network – I’d make sure he knew how to cover his tracks better!

      Nov 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   RubeMcCube bang

      Remind me what the name of this website is again? She’s not ‘cool’ with him looking at porn, but because this is PAN and not AN, she chooses to discourage further activity using embarassment rather than ranting and grounding (smart because embarassment is a teenager’s only real Achilles’ heel). The whole ‘I’m cool with this’ vibe is to deny any gratification to his inner rebel.

      Nov 15, 2011 at 7:27 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   stymie

    You know, I can remember my mom asking me to wash the towels in the hamper with a caveat to leave the last few in the bottom alone because “that’s where your brother hides his porn.” I don’t necessarily think this is fake.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   David

    According to my boyfriend’s Mom, porn is what makes you gay…

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   infant tyrone bang

      Her impulsive blend of adrenaline-drenched, fear-based intuition and scientific rigor makes me ask: Is Mom named Alice or in the Tea Party ?

      Well intentioned & Mad as Hatters…
      http://bit.ly/sHhArd

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   FeRD bang

    What I want to know is, how did mom make the leap to James’ Gran seeing his browser history (and being “shocked”)? Even assuming she’s way more computer-literate than the stereotypical “little old lady”, is she likely to be rooting around on James’ computer as well?!? Is nosiness GENETIC, or something?

    Nov 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   infant tyrone bang

      Possible scenarios:
      Gran may live with them (or they may live with Gran…in today’s economic mess, who knows ?) and she might have access to “James’s” laptop when he isn’t using it (economics again).

      The neatness of the desk is not consistent with a typical 15 year-old’s room, so maybe the laptop is out in a den or common area where Gran could get to it w/o entering James’ inner sanctum.

      Maybe Gran is so un-savvy that the machine cannot be segmented into different user areas with separate passwords. So maybe the way she gets to commonly visited sites (BBC News, PAN, etc.) is by clicking on the down arrow on the address bar. Not much rooting around really needed.

      Nosiness might be genetic…after all, in combat it’s a survival mechanism.

      Of course, it could all be staged/bogus.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Lisa

      I do think he could do with making his own, password-protected account and making one for his mom and one for his gran (or both combined, maybe).. I’m sure however un-savvy his gran was, if he logged out when he was done and there was an icon that said gran, she could probably figure it out.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 1:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   MK_Ultra

      Maybe the Gran bit was the PA part. Maybe she’s dead and “always watching” like some people like to tell their kids to comfort them. So now not only does Mum know, but Gran is always watching him fap to his nasty porn too.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 7:11 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   kermit

    FeRD, maybe Gran is the only person who possesses impeccable moral rectitude in their house, i.e. is a Ned Flanders type. And if he had autocomplete turned on, even the most innocent of letters could have taken her to his porn sites.

    That being said, it’s a good idea to view porn sites in “private browsing” / anonymous mode simply because a lot of porn sites have electronic STDs that you can get from the cookies they leave. The private browsing mode automatically cleans them without you having to erase all your cookies or clean all your cache.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Mike G!

    I honestly don’t care if this is real or if this is fake, I laughed my butt off thinking of how mortified I’d be if I were to find that note at age 15. A story doesn’t need to be real for it to be good. That being said, if it is real, that mom is the bomb. She laughed her butt off writing that note.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Angie

    As the mother of a 16 year old (girl), my theory on porn, etc. is that if they are old enough to go looking for it, you’re best off just ignoring it. I do think that she was pointing out to him that if you’re going to do things that might embarrass you, you should at least figure out how to cover your tracks.

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Daniel

    So offensive … they prefer the term “little person” porn ….

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   CaptainObvious

    Am I the only one who can tell this isn’t our parents’ generation’s handwriting?

    Clearly written by somebody under 30. Unless she had him at 15 or younger, it’s fake.

    Funny though.

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   pony girl bang

      If this were 1965, I’d agree.
      Unfortunately, penmanship is rarely given much thought nowadays, and hasn’t for about the last 30 years or so.

      I know quite a few well-educated people over the age of 45 who write like this.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:29 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   infant tyrone bang

      Yep, Cap, similar story here…nuns & rulers & Palmer Penmanship placards up above the blackboards (tres retro & green too) from way back up the timeline. Switched to printing in 10th grade in 1966 after noticing how fast a very smart new friend was at taking notes in class.
      Never went back to cursive.
      Never regretted leaving.
      Don’t use hearts though.
      Well, maybe one.
      http://bit.ly/rpWDiB
      Oh, snap…found one bout a stone by The Stones with pedal steel
      http://bit.ly/s1d6Yt

      Nov 13, 2011 at 3:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   park rose

      I am 43, Cap, and a lot of my friends write like this. 43 is plenty old enough to have had spawn old enough to watch porn.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 3:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Nancy

      Not true. An English girlfriend of mine wrote just like this, almost to the letter, back in the 80s when I knew her (we were both exchange students in Germany). I’m now 45 so she must be around that age as well.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 5:03 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   kermit

      Captain Obvious, 40 ain’t what it used to be. Chances are, if you were high school age when the movie Breakfast Club came out, you’d be the age of principal what’s his name by now. And if that isn’t frightening enough, that’s probably the same age that secretary in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 8:49 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   Kate

      In the UK I don’t think people have be taught cursive handwriting since the mid 50s.
      As a rule we tend to write in a fairly basic joined up fashion.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 11:38 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   NutellaIshMehName

    My dad would get me in trouble for watching the music video to ‘Sexy And I Know It’ by LMFAO…

    Nov 13, 2011 at 2:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Steve Bennett

    This is wrong. Plain wrong. On IE, it’s called “privacy mode”. Incognito Mode is a feature of Chrome, not IE.

    Nov 13, 2011 at 2:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   infant tyrone bang

      What Mum wrote…It’s called incognito mode, I think.

      So, Mum’s not a browser guru…doesn’t mean she’s not on the right track.

      As long as James is using IE (I agree with #1.5), isn’t he better off with
      the mode that won’t keep cookies, history, temp files, etc. regardless of what it is called (which now looks like it’s InPrivate for IE users) ?

      Nov 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Nahhh bang

    If I were James, I’d buy a new toothbrush in case Mum hasn’t been able to find hers.

    Nov 13, 2011 at 3:38 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

    This was a mediocre entry.

    Nov 13, 2011 at 7:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Nunavut Guy

    I bet his mom is hot.

    Nov 13, 2011 at 7:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   eman

    What was his mom doing digging through his search history? Even if he is 15 . . .

    Nov 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   spudmom bang

      I occasionally check my 16 yr old son’s history. Apparently he doesn’t surf porn or has already learned to do it in private mode LOL.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   infant tyrone bang

      I googled the symptomatology and behavior exhibited by the note.

      It came back with a reference to an obscure viral syndrome called “Parenting” which is seen less and less frequently in the USA.

      But its ongoing decline does not mean that we can relax our guard,
      as the occasional outbreaks of it do coincide with claims of physical
      and psychological hardship on the part of the sufferers.

      In keeping with standard nomenclature practices, these afflicted
      citizens are given names (Angst Angels) that are different from those
      of the older population who are the pain-free carriers (Loco Parentis)
      of the condition which was once the scourge of the modern world.

      Nov 14, 2011 at 12:52 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    15 years old and mom’s just now catching on?

    I’d say “job” well done raising a young man who has obviously done his own laundry for the past three years.

    Nov 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Janellionaire

    I came home once to find my 13yo son quickly getting up from the computer while pulling up his pants. I didn’t say anything, just quietly checked the history when he left the room. Pokemon. Baffled, I mentioned it to his father that evening, who asked the boy for an explanation. Apparently he was just having an after school snack at the computer, and sat down in the middle of taking off his jeans, which he was wearing over a pair of basketball shorts. When I came home he had just decided to go back outside, and opted to leave the jeans on. Plausible, but we still gave him crap for days about it.

    Nov 14, 2011 at 2:42 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Grant

    (1) Password your account and change the file access permissions.
    (2) WTF? IE? Anything but IE!
    (3) For extra kudos, buy porn-son a wrist support bandage.
    (4) Filters on the firewall for the kids, it’s what I do!

    Nov 14, 2011 at 4:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   p1t1o

    More embarrassing than having your questionable search history found by mother?

    Being 15 and having a mother that is more computer literate than you.

    Nov 14, 2011 at 10:03 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Wilbur

    The mother might not have been snooping at all. For all we know, she had several windows open, working on several sites, and then closed one by accident. Rather than googling it again (or whatever), she went to the history to retrieve the site, and found more than she bargained for.

    Nov 14, 2011 at 11:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   redheadwglasses

    I remember around age 14 when I discovered that my (small) porn stash (mags — It was the early ’80s) was missing (I had them tucked in the middle of a stack of Seventeen and Cosmopolitans (I’m female).

    My mom would clean my bedroom when I was gone all day for sports.

    I decided to act like nothing happened because she didn’t know when I discovered they were gone, and I didn’t know when she had taken them, so acting naturally was the best course of action.

    And now, my best friend knows that if/when I die, she should take my computer before my mother shows up to collect my belongings.

    Nov 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   infant tyrone bang

      If/when you die ?
      Please post some examples of the kind of porn you’re into.

      I have certain affinities, but nothing yet has gotten me to the point of thinking there might be as much as a 50-50 chance of indefinite survival.

      If yours gets me even halfway to 50-50, then brand loyalty be damned!

      I hope it’s not German cats in airtight boxes with radioactive cat chow,
      or some device rigged up to poison them (or not) with nicotine via
      tobacco juice in some diabolical twist on the Copenhagen interpretation.
      I try to be flexible in practice and rigid when game time comes around.
      But Fer me this whole existential indeterminacy thing…really…
      Heisenberg, Schmeisenberg…it’s just a big pile of Bohr for me.

      Nov 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   really...?

    I don’t know what’s worse: mom finding porn on your computer or STILL using internet explorer to view said porn.

    Nov 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Katie

    Internet Explorer having advantages? I call BS. =.=

    Dec 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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