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   Back in my day Indonesian school children didn't even have a dangerous bridge to walk to school on. They had to fight off baboons while swinging from the tree branches and THEY LIKED IT

23 Nov 2012 08:27 PM   |   5436 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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BarkingUnicorn     
Heh. And parents in Texas worry about their snowflakes having to step across a ditch on their way to school.  Link

23 Nov 2012 05:56 PM
Arthur Jumbles     
The little bastards have bikes and they are biatching about 3 measly miles?

23 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
beantowndog     
I would have loved that as a kid.

23 Nov 2012 08:00 PM
Amos Quito     
"We're going to need a smaller boat".

23 Nov 2012 08:08 PM
Indubitably     
To machete

23 Nov 2012 08:30 PM
skinink     
The aqueduct ate my homework.

23 Nov 2012 08:33 PM
signaljammer     
Speaking of aqueducts. . .It seems the Romans trick with cement was to use water that had been used for boiling grain in the mix. The polysaccharides seem to bind the mix somehow.

23 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
Indubitably     

signaljammer: Speaking of aqueducts. . .It seems the Romans trick with cement was to use water that had been used for boiling grain in the mix. The polysaccharides seem to bind the mix somehow.

To grain


23 Nov 2012 08:35 PM
thisiszombocom     
so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

23 Nov 2012 08:37 PM
iheartscotch     
Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*

23 Nov 2012 08:37 PM
Indubitably     

thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?


Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

23 Nov 2012 08:39 PM
chaosweaver     

iheartscotch: Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*


Viva Ortega Construction Co.!

23 Nov 2012 08:39 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

beantowndog: I would have loved that as a kid.


Which part?

23 Nov 2012 08:41 PM
Serpoltas     
Brings a whole new dynamic to roll call each morning.

23 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
Hold on. Is there a chance that Obama had to fight a baboon as a child?

23 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
Agent Nick Fury     
We used to have to cross railroad tracks to get to school and sometimes, because the trains were going so slow, we would have to jump in one side of a boxcar and jump out the other side so we wouldn't be late.

One day Tommy Rebstock froze up and wouldn't jump off.

I lived in Pittsburgh and they called his parents to come and pick him up in Reading.

23 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
iheartscotch     

Arkanaut: Hold on. Is there a chance that Obama had to fight a baboon as a child?


Come on man! I thought that he didn't meet Michelle till college.

/ I keed, I keed; please don't hurt me

23 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
BigRightRear     

Arkanaut: Hold on. Is there a chance that Obama had to fight a baboon as a child?


Then he finally gave in and married her.

23 Nov 2012 08:58 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

iheartscotch: Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*


What's a small Hispanic girl doing in Indonesia?

23 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
Valarius     
You misunderstood the article, subby. Children fighting off territorial animals while precariously perched on tree branches WAS school. Every test is pass/fail, and the graduation rate is 100 percent.

23 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
WordsnCollision     

skinink: The aqueduct ate my homework.


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23 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
EnderX     
I was happier then and I had nothin'. We used to live in this tiny old house with great big holes in the roof.

23 Nov 2012 09:15 PM
Oznog     
Would it KILL them to just add some more planks and make it a proper width?? Seriously!!

23 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
PonceAlyosha     
First, baboons are primarily terrestrial, not arboreal The primate you're looking for is the orangutan.

23 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
PonceAlyosha     

PonceAlyosha: First, baboons are primarily terrestrial, not arboreal The primate you're looking for is the orangutan.


* Sorry, I forgot to mention that baboons live in Africa, not Indonesia, unlike orangs of whom the opposite is true.

23 Nov 2012 09:19 PM
iheartscotch     

BarkingUnicorn: iheartscotch: Meh; it looks like the community needed a bridge and an aqueduct; but, only had enough money for one.

*Enter small Hispanic girl*

Why not make one that's both?

*cheering*

What's a small Hispanic girl doing in Indonesia?


If you didn't get it; it's a reference to a commercial for Ortega brand taco shells.

Otherwise; she's solving fiscal and dietary conundrums

23 Nov 2012 09:20 PM
The_Homeless_Guy     

Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.


Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket.

23 Nov 2012 09:22 PM
Fano    [TotalFark]  
"...and then I got mad..."

23 Nov 2012 09:29 PM
styckx     

beantowndog: I would have loved that as a kid.


^ This.. It doesn't look all that dangerous.. Sober

23 Nov 2012 09:29 PM
Indubitably     

The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket.

To engineer


23 Nov 2012 09:29 PM
Fano    [TotalFark]  
Baboons to the left of me, baboons to the right... A pair of the great apes rose up at me...

23 Nov 2012 09:30 PM
The A.I.S.B.     
I wish I was ALLOWED in trees when I was a child. At home or at school it was always "get down from there, you'll hurt yourself". AND THEY WONDER WHY I WAS OUT OF SHAPE!

/Climbing is why we have hands!

23 Nov 2012 09:44 PM
probesport     
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23 Nov 2012 09:44 PM
Amos Quito     

The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket ravine.


23 Nov 2012 09:51 PM
Indubitably     

Amos Quito: The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket ravine.

To threaten squared


23 Nov 2012 09:52 PM
Indubitably     

Indubitably: Amos Quito: The_Homeless_Guy: Indubitably: thisiszombocom: so, bets on the bridge collapse... 2 months? 4?

Cute.

P.S. Clearance doesn't mean clearance.

Eh I think it can support the people just fine. As long as it remains foot traffic (and not vehicles). Water is quite heavy, as long at it was built properly as an aqueduct, the extra few hundred pounds of kids is just a drop in the bucket ravine.

To threaten squared


I've seen your ravine, and I jumped down there once, but the hair was SO thick, I pulled out of that hairy pussy. I got caught in pubes only momentarily. *)

23 Nov 2012 09:55 PM
AssAsInAssassin     
I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.

23 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
signaljammer     
I grew up in Chicago in the early sixties. I lived in Jefferson Park. There was a rule back then that city workers had to reside in the city. Every other house was occupied by a fireman or policeman. I can't say it was all that integrated. Has a female cousin around my age, she was a real raver, so walking around there brought many invitations to fight. Back then, people searched for ethnic tensions. I'm an American mutt, but sort of a Volksdeutcher.

Man, scrawny as some of them looked, dem Micks was tough!

23 Nov 2012 10:09 PM
corneliusfiddlebone     
Did you know that English translation of the Indonesian word "orangutan" is "jungle man"?

23 Nov 2012 10:16 PM
EnderX     

AssAsInAssassin: I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.


LUXURY!

23 Nov 2012 10:18 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  

23 Nov 2012 10:35 PM
AssAsInAssassin     

EnderX: AssAsInAssassin: I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.

LUXURY!


I suppose you're going to tell us how you were genetically designed to be shipped off to a military academy where you had to fight for your life against sociopathic mutant genius children, float in zero-G war games, and perpetrate genocide against a peaceful race of insects and thus become more reviled than Hitler for your acts of heroism.

OK. You win. Yeesh.

23 Nov 2012 10:37 PM
vice_magnet     

probesport:


We didn't have video games. To entertain ourselves, we had a game. A game called STARE AT THE SUN!

23 Nov 2012 11:10 PM
Ba pak     
My wife is from Indonesia, east Java, Jawa Timur. She is always telling her daughter how hard she had it going to school. Up at 4:00 in the morning to go to the market. Cooking soup to sell in the canteen before going to school. 17km trip one way. Up hill both ways. THEN the volcano next to the village erupted...

/getting a kick

23 Nov 2012 11:25 PM
8 inches    [TotalFark]  
Come on. I can't be the only one that immediately thought of that ridiculous scene from the last Indiana Jones movie can I?

Can I?

23 Nov 2012 11:35 PM
Fano    [TotalFark]  

AssAsInAssassin: EnderX: AssAsInAssassin: I had to get up in the morning at 10:00 at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, worked 29 hours a day at the mill, had to pay the miller to work there, and when we got home our dad would kill us and dance about on our graves singing "hallelujah."

Try to tell that to the young people today and they won't believe you.

/Nope. Won't believe you.

LUXURY!

I suppose you're going to tell us how you were genetically designed to be shipped off to a military academy where you had to fight for your life against sociopathic mutant genius children, float in zero-G war games, and perpetrate genocide against a peaceful race of insects and thus become more reviled than Hitler for your acts of heroism.

OK. You win. Yeesh.


You lazy brats think nothing's good enough

23 Nov 2012 11:40 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Back in my day Indonesian school children didn't even have a dangerous bridge to walk to school on. They had to fight off baboons while swinging from the tree branches and THEY LIKED IT

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23 Nov 2012 11:45 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

corneliusfiddlebone: Did you know that English translation of the Indonesian word "orangutan" is "jungle man"?


I knew that years ago. It was just as irrelevant then as it is now.

24 Nov 2012 12:37 AM
gravy chugging cretin.     
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dnrtfa

24 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
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