Dad shoots laptop. I find this hilarious

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    Feb 16, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/dad-shot-daughters-laptop-would-do-it-again_n_1276243.html?ref=mostpopular

    Do you think dad overreacted?
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    /facepalm
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    I really do haha.

    Yeah his daughter is being ridiculous, and unappreciative, but she was venting out of anger on the internet. I was 15 once, and I wrote things like that all the the time even though I knew they weren't how I really felt. Its just how kids are at that age. They do impulsive things based on pure emotion. And honestly, considering the fact that her father is doing the same exact thing by posting this video, ( and shooting her laptop, wtf?) where do you think she learned to express her anger in elaborate posts on the internet for everyone to see?

    Obviously she needs to be punished. But he's only acting out of anger when he shoots her laptop, posts a video on her wall, and says that he's going to ground her for THREE MONTHS. I mean COME ON. Three months? All that is going to do is cause resentment and the entire message behind the punishment is going to be lost behind the punishment itself. She needs to learn that her parents work their asses off to provide for her, so she needs to do her fair share, but punishing her that severely is only going to put a rift between her and her father, and she will be less likely to even listen to him. Its just the way teenagers are.

    It seems to me like he was embarrassed that his kid did something like that on the internet, and needed to defend his image, so he's coming down super strict on her, and on facebook right in front of her friends that read the post she wrote.

    He's just so over the top.
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    He probably blows random dudes in bus station washrooms.
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    i was 15 once and never wrote shit like his daughter did.
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    i'mma gonna have to give him thumbs way upicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    A waste of technology from a waste of a human being.

    I fail to see the humor.
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    I have three children none have ever talked to me the way this little """Bleep""" has to her father... I loved it.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    credo saidA waste of technology from a waste of a human being.

    I fail to see the humor.


    perhaps becaue you don't have a sense of humoricon_razz.gif
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    I see it
    Some kids need an extreme wake up call to get them on the right track
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    Absolutely an overreaction on the dad's part. She's a freaking teenager she was venting her frustration was it the best way NO but her dad making a video, shooting the laptop, and then posting is way overkill and just shows his immaturity as well to do the same thing. The damage he might cause might not be repairable and I agree will further the rift with his daughter.

    I can understand her cleaning up as chores like every child should have. However, seriously making her get coffee for them and work in her (I'm assuming) mom's garden is not right at all. That is her mother's hobby and shouldn't be something the daughter has to do on a daily or weekly basis. Her dad could clean the mud off his boots before entering the house that's just being a lazy douche then making his daughter clean it.

    Now that said how much of this is her over-reacting to what they might just have been asking her to do, instead of forcing her, and her throwing a tantrum...there is always two sides to every story.
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    I loved it! prop ups to that guy! As a spoilt brat myself I wish I had a father like this, I agree our generation has had it too easy and we've become spoilt as a result.

    It's a very effective wake up call for weak kids who think they have it hard and live in a fantasy land.
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    Feb 16, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    Dbrad3693 saidI see it
    Some kids need an extreme wake up call to get them on the right track


    so very true
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    Feb 16, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    UofMGrad saidAbsolutely an overreaction on the dad's part. She's a freaking teenager she was venting her frustration was it the best way NO but her dad making a video, shooting the laptop, and then posting is way overkill and just shows his immaturity as well to do the same thing. The damage he might cause might not be repairable and I agree will further the rift with his daughter.

    I can understand her cleaning up as chores like every child should have. However, seriously making her get coffee for them and work in her (I'm assuming) mom's garden is not right at all. That is her mother's hobby and shouldn't be something the daughter has to do on a daily or weekly basis. Her dad could clean the mud off his boots before entering the house that's just being a lazy douche then making his daughter clean it.

    Now that said how much of this is her over-reacting to what they might just have been asking her to do, instead of forcing her, and her throwing a tantrum...there is always two sides to every story.


    making her get coffee for them is.... you gots to be freaking kidding me!icon_evil.gif


    oh but perhaps you meant this post strictly tongue in cheek... OK I got you... you had me going there... good one icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    He listed what her responsibilities had actually been.

    When we were her age, we were taught more respect than she has and if we'd had computers then and did what she did, our parents would, at the very least, taken the computer and I doubt we would ever had them back.

    From his description of her, her attitude, her lack of respect, and her bad behavior has been an ongoing problem that she has been disciplined for in the past.

    No matter how upset she was, she (nor any other kids) should ever do what she did publicly.

    I think he deserves many kudos for what he did.

    If it was me, I wouldn't have thought of shooting the laptop, but I would have taken it from her and I seriously doubt she would have ever got it back... or at least not until her attitude changed and she learned to show respect.
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    I never would have written what the daughter did, and my Dad would never have shot my computer. He over-reacted. What lesson does this teach his daughter?
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    A friend of mine who is a teacher and also a member on RJ forums posted this on my fb which I completely agree



    ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

    Public humiliation is a great idea for a child that lives in a fantasy world, feels entitled to anything and everything and is oblivious to the pecking order of life. That man deserves a 'high five' form every teacher that has to put up kids like that on a daily basis...
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    my new hero

    Im blown away with the view count in less than 2 weeks.
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Chad2468Emr saidI really do haha.

    Yeah his daughter is being ridiculous, and unappreciative, but she was venting out of anger on the internet. I was 15 once, and I wrote things like that all the the time even though I knew they weren't how I really felt. Its just how kids are at that age. They do impulsive things based on pure emotion. And honestly, considering the fact that her father is doing the same exact thing by posting this video, ( and shooting her laptop, wtf?) where do you think she learned to express her anger in elaborate posts on the internet for everyone to see?

    Obviously she needs to be punished. But he's only acting out of anger when he shoots her laptop, posts a video on her wall, and says that he's going to ground her for THREE MONTHS. I mean COME ON. Three months? All that is going to do is cause resentment and the entire message behind the punishment is going to be lost behind the punishment itself. She needs to learn that her parents work their asses off to provide for her, so she needs to do her fair share, but punishing her that severely is only going to put a rift between her and her father, and she will be less likely to even listen to him. Its just the way teenagers are.

    It seems to me like he was embarrassed that his kid did something like that on the internet, and needed to defend his image, so he's coming down super strict on her, and on facebook right in front of her friends that read the post she wrote.

    He's just so over the top.

    Hunny, your 19, your opinion doesn't count. Please go over there and remain silent, the adults are talking
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    I find it disturbing. Arguments about wasting a perfectly good laptop aside, this guy is setting a horrible example for his child. Anyone whose parenting methods in any way involve the discharging of firearms doesn't deserve to be a parent.
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    Feb 16, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    Absolutely not. The media is reacting like he actually shot his daughter! Everyone is over reacting to him shooting the laptop. If it were me? I would have taken a sledge hammer to the laptop.
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    Feb 16, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidI find it disturbing. Arguments about wasting a perfectly good laptop aside, this guy is setting a horrible example for his child. Anyone whose parenting methods in any way involve the discharging of firearms doesn't deserve to be a parent.

    Your kidding me... what about all those other idiots out there who don't take responsibility for the children they breed ?

    At least he stands by his actions, for what he did and for what he's trying to teach his daughter.

    Most just push out the child feed it and take no responsibility for it
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    Feb 16, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
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    RoadsterRacer87 saidI find it disturbing. Arguments about wasting a perfectly good laptop aside, this guy is setting a horrible example for his child. Anyone whose parenting methods in any way involve the discharging of firearms doesn't deserve to be a parent.

    Your kidding me... what about all those other idiots out there who don't take responsibility for the children they breed ?

    At least he stands by his actions, for what he did and for what he's trying to teach his daughter.

    Most just push out the child feed it and take no responsibility for it



    I don't have a problem with him getting angry with his child but I have friends who have gotten very hurt because guns were involved. I don't have a problem with the Second Amendment, but this guy did NOT need to pull a gun. I have enough background in psychology to know its more likely that he terrified her as opposed to taught her a lesson. In fact, posting a video of him shooting her laptop probably just gave her more ammo. There is a fine line to be walked when doling out discipline. Terror and Teaching might both yield the same results but for different reasons. Terror gets results because the child is truly scared of you. Teaching gets results because you've reached the child on a deeper level and you have educated them and pushed them further down the road to emotional and intellectual maturity.

    Guns and Discipline don't mix when kids are involved...EVER.
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    Feb 16, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    self-entitled bitch had it coming..
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    Feb 16, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    I understand his reason for doing it, but he completely overreacted. His methods of parenting (shooting her laptop which she probably uses for schoolwork etc.) are apparently way out of line, so you have to wonder where the daughter learned her attitude from.

    When I was younger (14 or 15) I was on MSN messenger and I said like one line that said "ugh my dad is being an asshole brb".
    My dad ended up seeing it on the computer screen, and instead of freaking out on me he approached me in a calm, respectful manner and explained to me that if I have a problem with somebody that I should speak to them about it and work out a solution. The thing that made me not do it again was being embarrassed for being caught doing it.
    I watched the video last week and can't watch again atm because I'm in class, but from what I recall he does not mention any previous methods of discipline for actions like this.

    TL;DR Dad is a hick asshole, no wonder his daughter is a bitch.
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    Feb 16, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidWhat a dysfunctional family...


    the word "family" is used loosely