Friday, July 25, 2008

NYT readers were all nerds in grade school

Surprising? No. But the fact remains that this article on bullying and suicide rates for children has prompted some of the most outrageous responses ever. Check out some of the commenting gems:

That’s all I have to say about that. If I ever learned that some horrible end befell either of the two bullies who tormented me every single day in junior high, I would twirl and laugh and leap and dance and sing. I hope they were miserable, I hope they are miserable, and I hope their lives turned out badly. They deserve it.
— Posted by Kate

As a victim of bullies myself, hearing that some bullies are suicidal is music to my ears.
— Posted by Andrew in Phoenix

I am now 38 years old, and I would just like to say to Frank G., the bully who tortured me from age 10 to age 15: I HOPE YOU KILL YOURSELF AND I WILL SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE.
— Posted by Herbert

Haha, weird. Get over it. Time to go back to your tormentors and offer to become frenemies. But seriously people, save it for your memoirs/therapy sessions/blogs. You're making the NYT look bad, and I hear if you piss them off, David Brooks will come over and give you a swirly.

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