Thursday, November 15, 2007

Disturbing things I've heard in the last 24 hours

1. Next stop: Werribee

From a high school teacher I know. The latest thing in schools is for kids to video each other doing humiliating things and send the videos around on their mobiles. DETAILS ERASED AT REQUEST OF SAID TEACHER>

2. Rosemary's baby

My friend was unavailable for lunch today because she was meeting with some people who approached her in a cafe because they want to use her baby (aged around 4 months) in a film. A HORROR FILM. She's not sure about it, but is meeting them for lunch anyway. She's an impeccable parent, so I'm sure she won't be agreeing to have him doused in fake blood and cast as the devil's spawn or the subject of a child sacrifice. It's just so incongruous. 'Excuse me, I'd like to cast your baby in a horror film.' I have to admit it made me laugh. A lot.

1 comment:

eleanor bloom said...

I've heard about kids filming these sorts of things (and putting them on the net too). Quite awful when it's to make fun of someone. High school was bad enough with people trying to humiliate you; how much worse must it be to have EVERYONE see it... and be able to keep it... and keep playing it! Poor bloody kids.