Funny ways to confuse confound and frustrate teenagers

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  1. Panzer Tacticer
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    Hehehehe, ok I was a teen once, long time ago, but I was still no different than you guys eh.

    Was pondering the other day, funny things I do that must amuse and or confuse my son.

    I'm not typical though. I doubt you can find any other dad's like me.

    Anyway, he likes trance. So I steal his music. No I didn't say I confiscate it. I take his music and listen to it myself hehe.
    Hey the kid has nice taste.
    But it does make it hard for him to be rebellious [​IMG] Hey can you turn that one up son so I can hear it too?
    Not much fun playing music loud if all your dad does is listen to it though hehe.

    I told him trance is like audio narcotics. I like listening to it when doing housework. Kind of energizing if you have the right tracks. Also nice for making models too. I prefer it to have vocals in it if possible.

    And an ever popular one, porn. Hehe, every kid looks at porn. So of course if you compliment them on their stash that tends to do a nice job of confusing them. Neat thing is you don't even need to have seen it, just say you have hehe. Of course you can always tell them something like, 'pity so much of it looks a bit forced and artificial'.
    Hey do you really think we dad's don't look at it too?

    And my personal favourite, anime. Telling your kid you can't stand Narutards is always good for a chuckle. I don't by the way. That show is way too hyped. And Bleach is getting kinda dumb too.
     
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    well i would be already moved out if my father would listn to weird music and would say stuff about pornos to me but well ...

    if he would hear my music and know about anime and such i would be more than happy ... I often wished i would have more in common with my dad but somehow there is not the slightest thing we have common -.-V (except the job now ...)
     
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    Can you be my dad for a day? [​IMG]
     
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    About to be a dad myself. haha. and Just for the record, Bleach has went the way of Naruto for me ever since the Bount arc.
     
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    Bleach got stupid after the first arc, like 20 episodes in.
     
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    yup, and i am just forcing myself to watch since i have never given up on any anime/manga that i have started reading/watching with the only except: Yankee-kun and what's her name.
     
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    My sister likes reading so when she left to go to her car, she set down her book. Being the nice sister I am, I took her book and hid it under the sofa cushions since she likes to take my phone and hide it from me. When she got back she couldn't find her phone. I told her that she may have taken it with her to her car. She was tired so she believed me, so she went back to her car. I took the book and set it back out on the table and she swore she had gone insane when she came back in. Oh and for Christmas, I convinced her that the object inside the tubes she got (which her mother cleverly hid jewelry in) were Jonas Brothers posters since she despises them...apparently I can convince anyone of anything...I pretty much can...
     
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    you are a pedophile
     
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    whatever man, the guy sez he INITIATES talking about porn with his kids, porn he doesn't even know if they have or not, and MY shit gets deleted
     
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    You're the best father ever! [​IMG] I mean, I don't know any dad that listens to their kid's music, or openly talks about how good/bad their prawn is, lol
     
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    Hmm, my dad goes in for classic rock/metal (wander over to that rate the song from the person before you thread and look around there- close enough). My favourite was doing the reverse on computer games- previously uninterested people will tend to give games a chance should they be sporting music that aligns to their tastes (not to mention classic rock while on a shooting spree is awesome), might also explain GTA somewhat.

    The porn thing- you describe a standard, if very effective, con/ploy that he probably taught me in the first place (people will tend to apply general/nonspecific descriptions to themselves and a "guilty" mind will often wish to confess, combined (better yet with a bit of cold reading) it works wonders). The counter for such a thing I find is to outgross your opponent or catch them in a lie (or both at the same time). [insert choice phrase about wanking and anyone denying being a liar].

    Anime- "anything as long as it is good" seems to be the motto of choice. Maybe not with my dad but with adults of similar age I often share anime.

    Personally- http://xkcd.com/166/ (although it seems it I need to keep urban dictionary to hand to pull this off effectively) and the old staple of playing down their "problems" assuming they are of the trivial variety works for me.
     
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    Haven't been able to do the porn thing yet though.

    I've had the father son chat a couple of times in the past years. I think he was bored [​IMG]

    I do wish he would listen closer though on computer maintenance, I mean shit his computer looks like his friggin room [​IMG]
     
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    ROFL.

    The only thing that LOOKS good in my room IS my laptop...
    Its my haven.
    Tell him to treat it with respect... Like a girlfriend or something lol
     
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    If he's a gamer it'll be the only girlfriend he'll ever get. [​IMG]
     
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    its sad cause in most cases its true
     
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    Fix'd.
     
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    The lad does actually know a girl in Ohio who sure is pretty.

    He routinely gets mistaken as a lot older than his years as he tends to act a lot older than his years.

    Most of his online friends are adults that seem to respect him.
     
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    Haha...Nice job. My dad talks to me sometimes about porn and other mature stuff like that. He even showed me his magazine collection (It wasn't that good, but hey, it was a free look, so whatever).

    He also loves gaming. His favorite games are the Star Fox games, and F-Zero games, as well as arcade games. I remember when I got Star Fox 64 on the Virtual Console, he had a nerdgasm and asked if he could play it and relive the time when me and him used to play it when I was a lot younger.

    We are somewhat connected on a musical level, but I like more heavy music, where he likes plain rock (I mean, I like it to, but he doesn't like screaming/growling music a lot). Anime...I don't like anime really, so I don't even care about that part.

    If I ever become a parent, I'm definitely going to try to connect with my child as much as possible. Sure, most kids hate it when their parents try to be cool and do similar things with them, because half the time they don't know what they're talking about, but I think when the parents actually DO know what they're talking about, the kids will look up to their parents and want to be more connected.
     
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    There's being cool, and then TRYING to look cool.

    Everyone experiences 'trying' to be cool. You see it at school or at work. You see it on the street.

    The really cool. are the people that really don't mind being themselves.

    If you look like an advertisement for a band, or a celebrity that's being 'trendy' though. Trendy isn't cool.

    Trendy is a sign of lack of personal faith in ones self. You went out and tried to be someone else as everyone claims it is 'cool'.

    In your teen years it is called peer pressure mostly. Trying to fit in, being with the in crowd. When you grow up we call it 'keeping up with the Jones'.

    In school it's about having the right clothes on. To us adults, it means having a better looking lawn. Same crap, same purpose.

    In school it's having THE girl on your arm. In your adult years it's having a trophy wife. Same crap, same purpose.

    In school it's having either the best marks, or the right position on the football team. In your adult years, it's how many zeroes follow the numbers on your pay cheque.

    The bullshit never stops. There's even a popular tune for it, Highschool Never Ends.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyVONYS2wRk

    Get used to it, never has something been more true [​IMG]

    Sure I'd like my son to like what I like, and do the things I like to do. But I'd rather he was who he actually is.
    He tends to like my movies, usually likes my music. Doesn't dress at all like me (no shock though).
    Swears too much, but that's my fault.
    He does have a lot of my personality traits/issues (but I did make him after all).

    Remember guys, your dad will be a lot like you simply because you are going to be a lot like your dad (scary I know hehe).
    He will likely have done most of what you will do, so even if you want your space, remember, he can likely get into your head regardless of where it is.
     

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