Forum Settings
Forums

Dad shoots daughter's laptop over Facebook post

Pages (6) [1] 2 3 » ... Last »
Post New Reply
#1
Feb 10, 2012 12:17 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 495
Here's an excerpt from an article about the video that has now gone viral:

msnbc.com said:
A video purporting to be the work of an angry father teaching his daughter a lesson by shooting bullets through her laptop is the viral video of day. The father, who identifies himself as Tommy Jordan, says his daughter broke ground rules when using Facebook, and posted disrespectful remarks about him there.

He retaliates by laying out a case against her in an 8-minute video, concluding it with firing 8 bullets through her computer. The video was posted on YouTube and supposedly on the 15-year-old girl’s Facebook page last night. By mid-morning, it had more than 1 million views, and it sparked debate across the Web – some cheered on the father’s "tough love," while others accused him of abuse.

http://digitallife.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/10/10373426-dad-punishes-facebook-post-with-8-bullets-to-daughters-laptop



So what do you guys think? Is this parenting at its best or did he cross the line?

(Btw, you can see the family's reaction to the video going viral on his facebook page)
Modified by Knil, Feb 10, 2012 12:41 PM
 
#2
Feb 10, 2012 12:36 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13908
Was gonna post this a few hours ago but meh, didn't feel like it since I don't even use FB.

I found the video hilarious when he pulled out the .45.
 
#3
Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4029
I would just shoot the daughter instead. It's not a laptop's fault after all.
 
#4
Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 102
lol my girlfriend was trying to tell me about this video last night but I wasn't really paying attention. Now that I've seen it it's kind of entertaining.

The daughter is definitely disrespectful and crossed the line. The dad was justified in being upset but he was probably being a little over dramatic about it all. I guess that's where his daughter got it from.
 
#5
Feb 10, 2012 12:41 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 3216
Seems like a pretty cool dude.
 
#6
Feb 10, 2012 12:43 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1752
What, he can't just sell it or install educational software and mail it to some poor Indian city or something?
 
#7
Feb 10, 2012 12:46 PM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 50048
Kid gets pissed and posts on fb, Dad gets pissed he shoots Laptop.

Kinda funny but they both had their reasons..

Behold of my awesomeness~
 
#8
Feb 10, 2012 12:50 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 19869
Seen the vid earlier this morning

Shooting the laptop was the better option and the funniest as well and beats anyone getting hurt.


 
#9
Feb 10, 2012 12:54 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 29
parenting at its finest lol XD
<img src="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9512/kaminaet6.gif" />
 
Feb 10, 2012 1:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 165
LOOOOOOOOOOOL. She deserved it.
 
Feb 10, 2012 1:32 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 720
Most definitely parenting at its finest. Flat out hilarious!
 
Feb 10, 2012 2:19 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 940
It made me laugh, but I don't think it's the smartest move he could've made xD

She does sound like a brat though :x

 
Feb 10, 2012 2:32 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 13668
Ekvi said:
It made me laugh, but I don't think it's the smartest move he could've made xD

She does sound like a brat though :x


She's a brat his a psycho, just another lovely American family.

P.S:This cowboy style people are ridiculous. Freaking hillbillies with their guns, cowboy hats and stupid accent.
Modified by Monad, Feb 10, 2012 2:55 PM
 
Feb 10, 2012 2:35 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1982
Completely reasonable move by the father, kudos. Give the man a 21 gun salute.
 
Feb 10, 2012 2:40 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 451
It's always hard to guess who's in the right and wrong just based off videos, let alone a single video.

While I can sympathize to a degree with the daughter, I have to say at least in this video the father seemed to be reasonable.

Shooting the laptop on the other hand, well that is just nonsense. Shooting it just shows a lack of restraint, and nobody gains from it.
 
Feb 10, 2012 2:45 PM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 325
when he was 15 he was living alone going to high school,college, worked 2 jobs, and volunteer fireman I know where his daughter gets her lying from. piece of shit father (no wonder she has a step mom)and lazy kid. which is worse?
<img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/27xpf6b.gif" />
 
Feb 10, 2012 3:03 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 876
Monad said:
She's a brat his a psycho, just another lovely American family.

P.S:This cowboy style people are ridiculous. Freaking hillbillies with their guns, cowboy hats and stupid accent.
*yawn* Yet another anti-US post, eh Monad?
---

Also, kudos to the father.
 
Feb 10, 2012 3:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3037
He has a right to be this pissed, because of how she acts.
I wouldnt say that his actions are the right one to take, since they are just destructive, but I can understand why he got this angry.
She on the other hand is just stupid.
And to think she can have all she wants and good relationship with her parents if only she was a bit smarter in handling them.
But no, facebook mentality is so prevalent today.
 
Feb 10, 2012 3:20 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1027
UnAssisT said:
when he was 15 he was living alone going to high school,college, worked 2 jobs, and volunteer fireman I know where his daughter gets her lying from. piece of shit father (no wonder she has a step mom)and lazy kid. which is worse?


lol inb4 new crazy father meme
 
Feb 10, 2012 3:33 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1158
Sweet justice.

I absolutely adore when teenagers act like they have a hard life. Glad the father knew how to ruin her life without violence. Dat justice.
 
Feb 10, 2012 4:18 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1697
Jack_Rav said:
Monad said:
She's a brat his a psycho, just another lovely American family.

P.S:This cowboy style people are ridiculous. Freaking hillbillies with their guns, cowboy hats and stupid accent.
*yawn* Yet another anti-US post, eh Monad?
---

Also, kudos to the father.


Not our fault American sucks
Just look at this redneck looking faggot.
lol @ img bbcode not working, mal is such a great site
 
Feb 10, 2012 4:35 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 118
What a waste of money. Wrong reaction.
<img src="http://i.minus.com/iU15kP7WlDpb5.gif" />
Credit goes to Raxius
 
Feb 10, 2012 4:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 763
xxangelchanxx said:
Not our fault American sucks
Just look at this redneck looking faggot.


No, bigoted morons such as yourself suck.
HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS~
 
Feb 10, 2012 4:44 PM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 13289
That is quite a lot of chores to do for someone her age, But I guess parents make the rules whether she likes it or not. Shooting her laptop would get the message to her much easier, it's just going to raise a debate about parenting standards and how strict they can be

I mean I would be quite annoyed if I had that many chores to do.. =/
 
Feb 10, 2012 4:50 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 194
seishi-sama said:
I would just shoot the daughter instead. It's not a laptop's fault after all.


This..

 
Feb 10, 2012 4:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1697
Smiddy said:
xxangelchanxx said:
Not our fault American sucks
Just look at this redneck looking faggot.


No, bigoted morons such as yourself suck.

Dude whoever doesn't know America is a shithole by now has either been living under a rock or is 12.
lol @ img bbcode not working, mal is such a great site
 
Feb 10, 2012 5:03 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2623
Empty shell of a computer

Fake video is fake


 
Feb 10, 2012 5:06 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 842
xxangelchanxx said:
Smiddy said:
xxangelchanxx said:
Not our fault American sucks
Just look at this redneck looking faggot.


No, bigoted morons such as yourself suck.

Dude whoever doesn't know America is a shithole by now has either been living under a rock or is 12.


You know what, I can do what you're doing too. Canada is a shitty country and all they do is have their finger up their ass and smoke marijuana while they wait for their maple syrup to come out of the trees.

On a side note, he had every right to do what he did that daughter of his is a serious ass.
Shameless self-promotion: http://www.pernerple.com/
Slyr3do0n said:
MAL is the dark underbelly of the anime community. While other naive fanboys and fangirls run around in real life forming clubs and squealing in deafening high pitch noises about their favourite animus, we remain here, meticulously dismantling the credibility of each and every show, until all that remains is a steaming pile of tropes and ass pulls which we then devour to gratiyfy our glutinous and masochistic desires.
 
Feb 10, 2012 5:18 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 52
Well that's what happens when you cross the line but i don't thing the laptop deserves it poor laptop rest in peace T.T
 
Feb 10, 2012 5:40 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1771
Lmao, priceless. People actually get upset over this kind of stupid shit.
 
Feb 10, 2012 6:10 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1333
You should respect your parents.

She gets to live in his house free of charge, he's taken care of her since she was a child. He owes her absolutely jack shit, but she owes him her life.
I couldn't even begin to imagine treating my father with such disrespect. You don't sell out your family, that's just disgusting.
> The Fellow MAL Users Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Forum Posts of the Anime Arcana has grown!
 
Feb 10, 2012 6:20 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 118
Vinter said:
You should respect your parents.

She gets to live in his house free of charge, he's taken care of her since she was a child. He owes her absolutely jack shit, but she owes him her life.
I couldn't even begin to imagine treating my father with such disrespect. You don't sell out your family, that's just disgusting.


I understand the discipline part with the second sentence, but the first statement, seems to defeat the purpose of having kids if that's how you view it.
<img src="http://i.minus.com/iU15kP7WlDpb5.gif" />
Credit goes to Raxius
 
Feb 10, 2012 6:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1333
NegativeKiraUser said:
Vinter said:
You should respect your parents.

She gets to live in his house free of charge, he's taken care of her since she was a child. He owes her absolutely jack shit, but she owes him her life.
I couldn't even begin to imagine treating my father with such disrespect. You don't sell out your family, that's just disgusting.


I understand the discipline part with the second sentence, but the first statement, seems to defeat the purpose of having kids if that's how you view it.


The purpose of having kids differs from person to person. The fact that the parent provides for them, keeps them alive, safe, fed, clothed, etc. and asks nothing in return, doesn't.
The least they can do is help out wherever they can. Or not try to be a burden.
> The Fellow MAL Users Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Forum Posts of the Anime Arcana has grown!
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:11 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1752
Vinter said:
NegativeKiraUser said:
Vinter said:
You should respect your parents.

She gets to live in his house free of charge, he's taken care of her since she was a child. He owes her absolutely jack shit, but she owes him her life.
I couldn't even begin to imagine treating my father with such disrespect. You don't sell out your family, that's just disgusting.


I understand the discipline part with the second sentence, but the first statement, seems to defeat the purpose of having kids if that's how you view it.


The purpose of having kids differs from person to person. The fact that the parent provides for them, keeps them alive, safe, fed, clothed, etc. and asks nothing in return, doesn't.
The least they can do is help out wherever they can. Or not try to be a burden.


Lol, people don't realize that a risk of having kids is having shitty kids.
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:13 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1259
xxangelchanxx said:

Dude whoever doesn't know America is a shithole by now has either been living under a rock or is 12.

This is an idiot who thinks her country is ANY better than the US. Canada is as much of a shithole as America, get your nationalistic head out of your ass. I find it funny how people not from America can somehow be even more bigoted than most of the people of the country they insult.
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:17 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1858
Didn't he end up in jail?
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:20 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1752
I think America is just too big. People spread out and get insular and you have to drive everywhere. Hate the driving part. Not that this is at all related to the thread :)
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:28 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1764
I'm just jealous of how the guy is able to shoot stuff on his property without his local government throwing a bitchfit. Where's this guy at?
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:29 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 842
QysteiN said:
Didn't he end up in jail?


No? Why would he be in jail?
Shameless self-promotion: http://www.pernerple.com/
Slyr3do0n said:
MAL is the dark underbelly of the anime community. While other naive fanboys and fangirls run around in real life forming clubs and squealing in deafening high pitch noises about their favourite animus, we remain here, meticulously dismantling the credibility of each and every show, until all that remains is a steaming pile of tropes and ass pulls which we then devour to gratiyfy our glutinous and masochistic desires.
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:31 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 152
I was disgusted by it. What a terrible terrible TERRIBLE parenting example to put out there.

I am absolutely against using violence and breaking anything as lesson for a person to learn from, no matter how much of a spoiled brat he/she may be. And making it worse, is actually using a weapon to do it. Ugh.

I hope this doesn't start some sick trend with parents.
.
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:45 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 9894
All I read was "Dad shoots daughter".

-.-
-.o
o.o
o.O
O.O
O__O
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:46 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 842
Glitterati said:
I was disgusted by it. What a terrible terrible TERRIBLE parenting example to put out there.

I am absolutely against using violence and breaking anything as lesson for a person to learn from, no matter how much of a spoiled brat he/she may be. And making it worse, is actually using a weapon to do it. Ugh.

I hope this doesn't start some sick trend with parents.


As in disciplining their children when they repeatedly act like an ass? Oh the humanity.
Shameless self-promotion: http://www.pernerple.com/
Slyr3do0n said:
MAL is the dark underbelly of the anime community. While other naive fanboys and fangirls run around in real life forming clubs and squealing in deafening high pitch noises about their favourite animus, we remain here, meticulously dismantling the credibility of each and every show, until all that remains is a steaming pile of tropes and ass pulls which we then devour to gratiyfy our glutinous and masochistic desires.
 
Feb 10, 2012 7:54 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1920
I actually really LOL'd when the dad was like, "being paid to do your chores? Really?" What kind of 15 year old would expect to be paid for doing chores?! Who the hell is going to pay you money for doing your own laundry, cleaning up your own house, etc.? I live that kind of single life right now, and I can safely say: nobody.

I won't say that whether his way of parenting is right or not. I laughed when he brought out the gun, but was a little nervous after firing so many shots. I guess I'm just uncomfortable with firing a gun so freely. If I were his neighbor, I would feel a little scared after hearing so many gunshots.

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
 
Feb 10, 2012 8:00 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1697
FatherAnderson said:
xxangelchanxx said:

Dude whoever doesn't know America is a shithole by now has either been living under a rock or is 12.

This is an idiot who thinks her country is ANY better than the US. Canada is as much of a shithole as America, get your nationalistic head out of your ass. I find it funny how people not from America can somehow be even more bigoted than most of the people of the country they insult.

Way to go assuming things.
When did i ever say my country was better than yours?
Aside from like health care.

Though it probably is.
trollface.jpg
lol @ img bbcode not working, mal is such a great site
 
Feb 10, 2012 8:07 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1974
Meh, If I were the father, I would take the laptop and use it for myself. What a waste of money to destroy the software just to make your daughter pay for it. Getting a job at 15 seems a little unreasonable, but being that disrespectful to your parents is also wrong. Her Dad is being hard on her, and she is being an asshole.
Shooting the laptop was a complete waste of money though, he could have at least reformatted it and sold it.

"I like to expose what people hide. I'm an intellectual rapist." - Furudo Erika
 
Feb 10, 2012 8:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1697
DarkShards said:
Meh, If I were the father, I would take the laptop and use it for myself. What a waste of money to destroy the software just to make your daughter pay for it. Getting a job at 15 seems a little unreasonable, but being that disrespectful to your parents is also wrong. Her Dad is being hard on her, and she is being an asshole.
Shooting the laptop was a complete waste of money though, he could have at least reformatted it and sold it.


ya seriously what the fuck,its not even legal to have a job here at 15,
When i was 15 i was DYING to have one but no one would accept because i was underage,does it work differently there?
To be fair shes whining about wanting shinny objects but still.
Modified by biitchstick, Feb 10, 2012 8:18 PM
lol @ img bbcode not working, mal is such a great site
 
Feb 10, 2012 8:16 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 1141
I went into this thread expecting the dad to be a violent hick, and finding this absolutely stupid and extreme.

Now, I think the opposite, and I think it was warranted. I can't really judge a persons character when it's only the father talking about her through a video. But she did really sound your average teenaged, spoiled brat; the facebook generation, really. My parents both grew up on farms and had to do a hell of a lot more than sweep some floors, make their own bed and put some dishes away when they got home from school.

And apparently this isn't the first time she posted crap on her facebook page, and very likely acted rude and disrespectful in general to her family for who knows how long. In this situation, I think something extreme had to be done(Legally... of course) to get the point across.

He mentioned he worked in IT, so he is tech-savvy, so I wouldn't go around thinking he's a dumb cowboy.
 
Feb 10, 2012 8:19 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 61
I think he was justified. The man clearly pointed out he spent around $130 the previous day on parts for his daughter's laptop TWICE not to mention spend a good lot of time properly installing all the updated software. It was so disrespectful to say those things and beyond rude to say that about the "cleaning lady". So you have to sweep the floor, do your laundry, and make your bed; no one's asking you cut off a limb or break your back.
Honestly, parents these days can be way too lenient with their children and to be a good parent you must enact proper discipline with them. And if you've got to shoot a round of bullets straight through a laptop (as sacrilegious as that seems to me) then do what you gotta do.


Manga List Anime List
lighght
 
Feb 10, 2012 8:21 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 23140
Jack_Rav said:
Monad said:
She's a brat his a psycho, just another lovely American family.

P.S:This cowboy style people are ridiculous. Freaking hillbillies with their guns, cowboy hats and stupid accent.
*yawn* Yet another anti-US post, eh Monad?
---

Also, kudos to the father.
he should just move to korea and just see how much better this place is and stop complaining so much, is US a shithole? of course it is, but its less of a shithole than all the other shitholes on this earth

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
Feb 10, 2012 8:23 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 118
Vinter said:
NegativeKiraUser said:
Vinter said:
You should respect your parents.

She gets to live in his house free of charge, he's taken care of her since she was a child. He owes her absolutely jack shit, but she owes him her life.
I couldn't even begin to imagine treating my father with such disrespect. You don't sell out your family, that's just disgusting.


I understand the discipline part with the second sentence, but the first statement, seems to defeat the purpose of having kids if that's how you view it.


The purpose of having kids differs from person to person. The fact that the parent provides for them, keeps them alive, safe, fed, clothed, etc. and asks nothing in return, doesn't.
The least they can do is help out wherever they can. Or not try to be a burden.


Parents don't have to. *insert stereotype about blacks/hispanics here*
<img src="http://i.minus.com/iU15kP7WlDpb5.gif" />
Credit goes to Raxius
 
Pages (6) [1] 2 3 » ... Last »