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milkmania
03-02-2006, 01:55 AM
I'd beat him!

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801235.html

erkoehler
03-02-2006, 08:30 AM
I'd beat him!

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801235.html


Unbelievable!!! I can't believe that the parents would allow a child to be brought up not to know better. :mad:

milkmania
03-02-2006, 09:12 AM
Unbelievable!!! I can't believe that the parents would allow a child to be brought up not to know better. :mad:



this is what makes me angry!
"Even though we give very strict guidelines on proper behavior and we hold students to high standards, he is only 12 and I don't think he understood the ramifications of what he did before it happened, but he certainly understands the severity of it now," said Kildee.

That's making excuses:mad:
now it may be true that he didn't realize that he would screw up a 1.5 million dollar painting....
he should have realized he was defacing someone else's property!

My kids know the difference, it's taught to them at an early age!http://aritah.com/images/smilies/chatter.gif

JimN
03-02-2006, 09:43 AM
Milk- I agree that he should have known to not mess with someone else's property. Apparently, that lesson didn't stick, the parents didn't teach him that or maybe he just didn't listen. When I was a kid and we were in a place where there was anything that could be broken, my hands were in my pockets. I was also taught that if I borrow something, it goes back to the lender in the same or better condition as before.

3event
03-02-2006, 01:35 PM
ditto on the above comments. you know what comes next???

1: lawsuit by lazy parents against manufacturer of gum for child's pain and suffering due to public humiliation after they failed to adequately warn against sticking used gum to potentially fragile or valuable objects

2: government mandated warning labels on packs of gum warning against misuse and possible property damage

3: global increase on the barrel price of unrefined gum due to increased regulatory burden and manufacturer's legal defense funds

this could be a thread about most any topic where some try to excuse their / others responsibilities.....couldn't it?

JimN
03-02-2006, 01:46 PM
Now they're going to have to screw a plaque onto the frame (if there is one) that says "Please do not put your used gum on this painting". In about a half dozen languages. This, of course, will need the added explanation that "not being able to read in this, or any other language, does not release the vandal from any and all liability for damage caused to the artwork in these installations".

Mag_Red
03-02-2006, 01:56 PM
Clearly gum must be banned! :D

X-45
03-02-2006, 02:22 PM
When I was a kid and we were in a place where there was anything that could be broken, my hands were in my pockets. I was also taught that if I borrow something, it goes back to the lender in the same or better condition as before.

I was raised the same way and I tell my kids the same.
:twocents:

Tom023
03-02-2006, 03:10 PM
Well, I agree with everything that's been said about the kid, but honestly I think the gum probably improved the painting. Here it is:

88 PS190
03-02-2006, 03:13 PM
should give the kid a can of spray paint.

Byrdman
03-02-2006, 04:03 PM
$1.5 Mil for that????? :confused: It looks like someone threw up a Smurf.

But anyway, I would have got my a$$ beat if I would have done that at 12. It says that the parents have disciplined him, I wonder if that means "Timeout"? You never know now a days.....

Hoosier Bob
03-02-2006, 04:16 PM
Actually the thrown up Smurf is valued at $2.5 million. Maybe the kid does know better. ;)

Maristar210
03-02-2006, 04:17 PM
Guess I am not the type to appreciate art. Typically if I can't ride it, I don't want it in terms of "big ticket" items...

Steve

milkmania
03-02-2006, 06:24 PM
Actually the thrown up Smurf is valued at $2.5 million. Maybe the kid does know better. ;)

dayum, and I wouldn't have offered $2.50 for that!

rodltg2
03-02-2006, 06:42 PM
next someone will probably sue wrigleys for not printing a warning on the side of the pack that a it may stain if stuck on soemthing..