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School of Hard Knocks Lesson 3,457 of the 15,000,000 Item Lesson Plan

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  • Larry Geiger January 27, 2020, 10:11 AM

    This child will fail geometry. He has no natural understanding of lines, curves and forces. After the first time being wacked in the head by the lid he should have turned around and pulled the bin. But every time he ever saw an adult moving a bin, they always push it. He had no creativity to turn around and pull it. Pulling it would have put the wind against the lid, thus holding it down.

    I always pull my bins to the street. My neighbors look at me funny. I can pull two bins, one in each hand. Everyone else makes two trips. Go figure…

    Question? He keeps looking up at the camera. Does he know that someone if filming him?

  • Tom Hyland January 27, 2020, 10:23 AM

    Reminds me of the classic Larson cartoon of the fat kid pushing hard upon the door that says, “Pull.” Above the door is a sign, “School For Gifted Children.” The kid in this video is Presidential timber. Men in smoke-filled rooms are taking notes.

  • ghostsniper January 27, 2020, 10:26 AM

    “This child will fail geometry.”
    Maybe. But so what? I failed algebra. Twice.
    What that kid showed was his “stick-to-it-iveness”, the will to keep tryin’ no matter what.
    Determination will always be stronger than smarts.
    I’d have put a spring clamp or 2 on that lid.

  • John Venlet January 27, 2020, 10:35 AM

    That kid not only had “stick-to-it-ivness,” he also exhibited no crying, whining, or run to momma wimpyness.

  • Gagdad Bob January 27, 2020, 11:01 AM

    “Nobody said it would be easy for Dems to drag their partisan impeachment into the senate.”

  • Jack January 27, 2020, 11:10 AM

    That was me at the age of “eleb’un”.

    Don’t feel bad Ghost, I was so ADHD that I failed Algebra I twice. Took it again and was failing a 3rd time when a caring teacher pulled me aside and told me that she would help me but that I had to pay attention in class and do my homework. I did and pulled a certain F up to a B. She was the only teacher I ever had from K -12 that actually cared enough to help me find my focus and I’ve never forgotten her.

  • captflee January 27, 2020, 11:18 AM

    I’m gonna cut the kid some slack – he’s got the perspiration bit covered, but awaits suitable inspiration.

  • Bill January 27, 2020, 11:25 AM

    Future California politician.

  • jwm January 27, 2020, 11:26 AM

    Having had the mortifying experience of losing a wheelbarrow full of wet concrete in front of the whole damn crew…
    I can relate.
    At least I was smart enough to let it go. (why my back still works)


  • Mike Anderson January 27, 2020, 11:26 AM

    OK, so the kid ain’t a quick study. But he’s still doing better than some folks in my town, where we’ve had people actually trip and fall INTO one of this big bins.

  • Vanderleun January 27, 2020, 11:46 AM

    They were probably trying to feed.

  • Auntie Analogue January 27, 2020, 1:01 PM

    He’s far from being the first youngster to suffer the consequences of trying to handle more than a four-finger lid.

  • Millie Woods January 27, 2020, 1:30 PM

    You can tell by the way he hitched his pants up at the end that he wasn’t going to give up.

  • ghostsniper January 27, 2020, 1:49 PM

    “four-finger lid”
    Ain’t heard that one in awhile.

  • Auntie Analogue January 27, 2020, 2:20 PM

    Ha-ha! – ghostsniper, I’d half-hoped that “four-finger lid” might elicit a reaction from one or another of my fellow dinosaurs. Delighted to read that you got it!

  • Snakepit Kansas January 27, 2020, 3:19 PM

    After that plastic can whacked me on the head for the second time I would have dropped a match on it and burned it to the ground.

  • Stargazer January 27, 2020, 3:32 PM

    Turn it around kid! Just turn it around! Oh! Never mind.

  • Snakepit Kansas January 27, 2020, 4:32 PM

    You do not have to be a germ-phobe or hypochondriac to know that front of the trashcan is where it engages with the least sanitary portions of the trash truck. No Batman kootie spray is going to get this kid to put his hands on the hepatitis C and maggot infested fecal matter that he envisions on the front of the trash can. Hell, I’m in my mid 50s and still would not touch the front of a trash barrel on a dare with my bare hands in trade for an M-60. FFS.

  • ghostsniper January 27, 2020, 5:42 PM

    Auntie – Sadly, it’s be a VERY long while.

  • ghostsniper January 27, 2020, 5:57 PM

    “…least sanitary portions of the trash truck…”
    You got that right Snake….almost.
    The entire truck is unsanitary as far as I’m concerned.
    We don’t do trash cans, just bags, right before the truck comes.
    If they sit out there too long the ‘coons get in em.
    Down in Cape Coral, FL the city inspectors make the rounds at about 6am writing tickets to people that didn’t bring their trash cans in from the day before. My brother built a nice wooden lattice fence 4′ high on the side of his garage so the trash cans couldn’t be seen from the street (unsightly) and he used bungee cords on the cans to keep the coons out. The inspectors said you have to take the cords off before putting the cans on the curb because on of the people that pick the can up to dump in the truck got an eye put out when a cord snapped when he tried to remove it. So my brother got in the habit of removing the cords and hanging them on the fence, until code enforcement gave him a $26 ticket for it. Yep, hanging a bungee cord on the fence is an infraction. Just a small part of the reason we moved away.

    They have airplanes flying around taking note of the yards that appear to have not been mowed lately and sending a $50 ticket to the owner of record. I once mistakenly received a ticket for the neighbors yard and it took me 6 months of arguing to get my money back, minus a $10 service fee. Our 12yo son got a $10 ticket for shooting his BB gun in our backyard that had a 6’ high estate fence around it.
    Seems a nosy neighbor lady didn’t think that was right. Too many people, and most of them minding everybody else’s business.

  • Tom Hyland January 27, 2020, 7:09 PM

    Your bro’s plight reminds me of that line from the Declaration of Independence… from that long list of grievances describing a certain asshole named George III… “He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.”

  • rabbit tobacco January 27, 2020, 8:12 PM

    ‘Life is hard,
    harder if you’re stupid.’
    John Wayne

  • Nobody Atall January 28, 2020, 7:48 AM

    Weeeelllllll … that kid still has time to learn. There was a certain person of my acquaintance who was wheeling the garbage bin out to the curb and thought he/she/it needed to take something back out of the bin because surely spousie didn’t mean to throw THAT away … while stretching and bending into the bin, the supporting foot slipped on the icy driveway … said person ended up with a broken hip and months of recovery. Anybody can apply for the stupid human tricks award.

  • OD January 28, 2020, 11:03 AM

    I despair for the species ( HT: Road to Perdition, Aurora speakeasy )

  • Aggie January 28, 2020, 11:05 AM

    Well I guess the good news is, he’ll never work on a garbage truck.

  • Mhf January 28, 2020, 11:35 AM

    SPK you can’t pull it from the front! You got to lean it back!
    You must be the kids uncle.

  • Jeff Brokaw January 29, 2020, 5:27 AM

    Wind + big plastic thing + not understanding you can turn it around = humor on the internet