Thursday, June 18, 2009

Book Retort


Somebody give this kid a job immediately. What he did is the high school version of the Kobayashi Maru; he deserves a commendation for original thinking.

AOL: Student Artist Hides F-Bomb on Yearbook Cover/6.17.09

By the way, can we declare a moratorium on the term "F-Bomb?" It's fucking ridiculous and needs to go the way of "bromance," Perez Hilton and those ubiquitous and painfully ugly Ed Hardy t-shirts.

41 comments:

Lee said...

God, my yearbooks were *lame*...

Erin said...

See, the first thing I noticed about the cover was the striking resemblance to a Nazi rally. The one guy on stage (in between two banners that just need a swastika,) getting the whole crowd riled up. Of course, I just graduated high school last year, so I may be too eager to compare it to Nazi Germany.
The way he included "fuck" was genius though. I wonder how much one of these would sell for.

Tania said...

I totally agree. 'F-bomb' is ludicrous and it needs to die.

I would also ban 'potty-mouth', as used by fucking mealy-mouthed cunts who think hearing a well-chosen swearword will curdle their brains. Morons.

drater said...

For those who want to see what all the fuss is about:
http://stupidcelebrities.net/2009/06/17/shaker-heights-yearbook-cover-has-hidden-f-word-photos/shaker-heights2-300x223/

What a non-story. And I'm with you on the F-bomb thing Chez. Bombs kill people. Fuck is just a word. Overused by some people, but just a fucking word.

Anonymous said...

The only thing the kid deserves is to have his diploma taken away from him and be told that if he wants it back he can repeat his entire senior year.

You seem to think this is hi-fucking-larious and a fabulous example of a kid "Sticking it to the man!!!".

It is none of those things.

It is juvenile, immature, snarky and childish.

Yet you feel people with attitudes like that should be rewarded with high paying jobs.

Dude, being snarky stopped being hip about 4 years ago and it was NEVER cool. Now it's just pathetic and annoying

Anonymous said...

dammit!! Can someone tell me where it is in the picture??

Heather Hansma said...

I'm sad he apologized. Every student should tell their high school "fuck y'all" or some variant. He should be super proud of this act. I'm proud of him. Makes me regret not doing the same. I designed the yearbook cover when I graduated. I didn't hide anything, but it did suck. I guess that is a a form of "fuck you".

Drew said...

Ever notice that most of the people who say that high school was the best four years of their lives are the ones who peaked at around 17?

Ally said...

Ed Hardy is the worst, and I need to read AOL's article because I can't make out the "F-Bomb" on the graphic. (Agreed - that's a totally retarded slang, btw.)

VOTAR said...

Is it like one of those stereogram things you have to stare through and get a headache? cuz I don't see shit.

Chez said...

Anon 3:00 -- As pathetic and annoying as, say, anonymously leaving a bitter comment on a blog?

Sheriff Bart said...

F-Bomb can go when they do away with N-Word, too. Both are fucking stupid.

@anon 3:00 You best be trolling, nigga.

carly said...

So that's totally Shaker Heights... the town right next to me. We've been laughing about it all day.

Anonymous said...

I second the sentiments expressed by anon 3:00 - fyi, in my case, leaving an anonymous comment has more to do with saving time, and less to do with anonymity. How the hell would you know who we are anyway? And who cares!? You're just butt hurt, you poor thing.

Ref said...

Immature and snarky is pretty much what I expect of eighteen year olds. Lighten up.

Anonymous said...

Also, a moratorium on names like "Brangelina" and "Speidi".

I don't know who first coined that type of name, but I depise that person.

Anonymous said...

despise

Stephen said...

I'll never grow tired of your Wrath of Khan references...I'll chase them 'round the moons of Nibia...

L. said...

Meanwhile, I think it's an overreaction simply because it barely looks like it says 'fuck you'.

And to the person who said it's immature and childish - it's a high school student. As I recall that was pretty much par for the course, at least it was while I was in high school. If kids who pulled stupid stunts all had to repeat their senior years the colleges would be mostly empty. Half the kids would be in an infinite loop of senior years.

margo said...

re you last rant- amen brother!

Che Grovera said...

Anon 3:00 is "the man" that's getting told to fuck off. As if we needed confirmation that people who don't like the word "fuck" also don't like being told to fuck off...

Graham said...

Can we say fuck-bomb instead?

Benoît from Ottawa said...

Alright you people, I couldn't find it either. The following will help, but not enormously: http://toppayingideas.com/blog/2009/06/17/shaker-heights-yearbook-cover/.

This one may be a little better. Note that it's tough to even make out exactly what is written (best bet: fuck all y'all). http://news.mylocoworld.com/shaker-heights-yearbook-cover/

Someone mentioned that in his apology, the kid has included "f all of you". Don't know if it was intentional. Quotation: "“I cannot begin to explain the miserable feeling I brought upon myself, when I betrayed the trust of all of you. I apologize for offending anyone and everyone. It is unfortunate that I did not recognize the big responsibility and honor given to me when asked to design the cover of the Shaker Heights yearbook. I offer my sincere apologies."

(Lard Thunderin' Jeesus, we really have nothing much to do...)

Blonde Savant said...

I totally don't see it either. I even save the picture and rotated it around trying to look for it. Where the fuck is the fuck?

Tabitha said...

...and "snark" will never go out of style. Anon 3:00 just doesn't have the wit it takes to appreciate some good snark here and there. Douche.

oskar said...

Too bad KAOS isn't around to detonate a Nude Bomb on those prudes...

Barbara said...

Can't see it, I'm old.

Anonymous said...

fuckity fuck fuck fuck
(and a toothbrush!!!)

Vermillion said...

Considering the trouble some folks (including myself) have even SEEING the thing (I can make out "All" and "You", just barely), either some anl-retentive weirdo got really obsessed with the cover (probably from cradling it in their arms night after night in remembrance of the good times) or he told somebody who couldn't keep their mouth shut.

SteveR said...

Hiding it is clever. The message? Not so much.

Benoît from Ottawa said...

@ Blonde Savant: see the links in my post. Even at that, it's really hard to make out.

Sheriff Bart said...

Anon 3:00 and Anon 6:13 are the same person. Also butthurt is one word. If you're going to spout chan talk when you're not in a chan at least do it right, faggot.

Gunny Geek said...

"leaving an anonymous comment has more to do with saving time, and less to do with anonymity. "

Bullshit. You post anonymously, twice is my guess, because you know people will follow any links and find out you are a freak of nature just like the rest of us.

Fuck is just a word. When I use it in a sentence, I trust that the person I'm talking to is intelligent enough to get at the meaning my words are to convey. When I explain this sentiment to people, they are then offended when I don't use the word. Funny how that works...

Heather Hansma said...

If you think it is immature and childish, then you clearly don't remember how they treat you in HS. You are treated like a half-brained sheep. Administrations force teachers to not tell you too much or let you express yourself too much. Immature and childish describes treating 18-year olds as if they need their hands held. It is overwhelmingly frustrating. Yes, teens know NOTHING about life yet, but they still know more than they are given credit for in HS.

And time? Seriously? Did someone really say they remain anonymously for time? If the extra 10 seconds it takes to type out a name/username and a website is overwhelming, you probably shouldn't be out reading blogs and leaving comments. Don't lie. You love the anonymity. It is freeing. That is fine. Just don't lie about it so poorly.

Anonymous said...

A lot of hullabaloo over nothing.

Stephen said...

Now how to use "fuck" as an adverb, verb, adjective, and noun.

Hey anon 3:00, Fucking fuck off you fucking fuck.

Mart said...

The kid should have been held back for his fucking atrocious handwriting. My daughter in college has handwritting as fucking pathetic as this kid's. What the hell happened to our fucking public school system?

Barbara said...

Sheriff Bart, I see you here and on Facebook, and you are usually funny and clever. But calling someone a faggot hasn't been okay since my high school yearbook came out in '77! Cut it out!

celery said...

one year the kids in my high school decided to use fake names in the year book. there were 28 robert plants, a ton of roger waters, che guevara, etc... Some used classic phony phone call names (e.g. i pee nightly). my best friend and i went as cousin larry and cousin balky. the school had over 2000 students and i'd say that at least 1/3 used fake names.

the school was so mad that the next year, your name had to be on a list of students to get the photo taken, and then the photographer wrote that name down for the yearbook staff. of course, most of us just gave a friend's name as our own, and the published year book was screwed up again.

the next year, the school forced everyone to bring photo i.d. picture taking day. end of fun.

Sheriff Bart said...

What if I called that faggot a poop head or doodie-pants? Would that be ok?

Barbara said...

Yeppers!