I'm amazed when I see these little 8 year old pricks with iphones. You know what I had when I was 8?
The kid a few houses down just got an iPhone 4 and he’s 7. He told me that he’s disappointed because he would rather have the iPhone 5 when it comes out. I asked him what the difference was and he said and I quote “I don’t know. Does it matter?”
“Don’t use the word “retarded”. It is just so totally uncool to use the word “retarded” anymore to describe something you think is stupid. It is barely acceptable when uninformed small children say it (and reflects so poorly on parent-ing), and is completely offensive for adults. How inarticulate are you if you have to use this word? How confident are you that no one you talk to would be offended by it, or worse, have someone in his or her life that has a mental disability?
A pretty funny writer with a great spec script came into The Office to meet with producers about staffing. He was a friend of two other writers on staff. I thought he was cool initially, because he didn’t seem to take himself seriously and knew a lot about the Lakers. Then, in describing a Kobe Bryant–Shaq altercation, he used the word “retarded,” and kept repeating it, the way I say “like.” It was like a tiny knife stabbing me every time he used it. When our boss asked us what we thought of him, I said I liked him, but I thought his liberal use of the word “retarded” was embarrassing and off-putting. I don’t know how much I affected the outcome, but he didn’t get hired.”—Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (via boundingauze) (via outpour)