Sunday, February 12, 2012

Facebook rant earns teen's laptop a father's execution, by .45

There is still debate over whether or not this is legit or a stunt, but either way, a YouTube video purportedly of a father teaching his daughter a lesson has gone viral. Tommy Jordan took a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and nine rounds of vengeance on his 15-year-old daughter Hannah's laptop after she broke ground rules when using Facebook, and posted disrespectful remarks about him there.

While she thought she was being clever by blocking her parents from seeing her Facebook wall, she forgot something: her father works in IT. 'Nuff said?

Jordan read the post on his YouTube video. We have to wonder, in all seriousness, why bother and post this if your parents are not going to be able to read it? So your friends can read it? Why word it like this, then instead of in a way that might be you talking to your friends?

All questions aside, here's what the Facebook post supposedly said.

"To my parents:

"I'm not your damn slave. It's not my responsibility to clean up your shit. We have a cleaning lady for a reason Her name is Linda, not Hannah. If you want coffee, get off your ass and make it yourself. If you want a garden, shovel the fertilizer yourself. Don't sit back on your ass and watch me do it. If you walk into the house and get mud all over the floor that I just cleaned, be my guest. But clean it up after you're done getting shit everywhere. I'm tired of picking up after you.

"You tell me at least once a day that I need to get a job. You could just pay me for all the shit that I do around the house. Every day when I get home from school, I have to do dishes, clean the counter tops, all the floors, make all the beds, do the laundry and get the trash. I'm not even going to mention all the work I do around your clinic. And if I don't do all that every day, I get grounded.

"Do you know how hard it is to keep up with chores and schoolwork? It's freaking crazy! I go to sleep at 10 every night because I'm too tired to stay up any longer to do anything else. I have to get up at 5 every morning to get ready for school. On the weekends I have to sleep with my door locked so my little brother won't come get me up at 6. This is all true.

"And I'm tired of this bullshit. Next time I have to pour a cup of coffee, I'm gonna flip shit. I have no idea how I have a life. I'm gonna hate to see the day when you get too old to wipe your ass and you call me asking for help. I won't be there.

"Signed, your Pissed Kid, Hannah"

Jordan than addressed the rant from his daughter. It actually sounds like a typical teenage rebellion scenario, and he appeared to "correct" some misconceptions that readers of the Facebook post might have had (his house is not a gulag).

He also listed how he used to walk to school in the snow when he was a kid (not really, but you know what we mean).

He then took his .45 and gave Hannah's laptop nine slugs. That'll teach it. Considering the cluster of shots, though, it's unclear if he actually hit the hard drive, which could mean the data, at least, could be recovered.

Personally, if he's in IT, we don't understand why he didn't just create an account on the laptop that didn't have administrator rights, so that she couldn't install or uninstall anything, and then add some software that prevented her from reaching certain sites (like Facebook).

At any rate, the extremely viral video, at over 14 million views and still counting, begs the question: bogus or real? Take a look, and take a poll.

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