» News

Luke, I Am Your Brother

Home - by - December 24, 2012 - 15:50 America/New_York - 46 Comments

I read a story a couple of days ago about a young man in Australia that was relegated to the back row for a class picture. The kid’s name was Luke Smith. He’s 11. I’ve been in the back row, we all have. But we can stand.

Look at this picture -

I have no idea what this school was thinking. This is idiotic and the Smith family was saddened and outraged. So am I.

Luke, I know this isn’t the same as having your picture taken with your mates in the proper way, but I just had to do this, if only to show you that there are people around the world that are thinking of you today. And I’m pitying you, not in the way you think, though. I pity you that we have to share this planet with people who are beyond stupid. In this sense, you are my brother.

Merry Christmas.

 

» 46 Comments

  1. Irish

    December 24th, 2012

    Ugh, that poor child. God Bless you Luke and pity the fools who did that.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +14

     
  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 24th, 2012

    Awww that’s awesome! Good job, fur.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +15

     
  3. RosalindJ

    December 24th, 2012

    That’s the kind of spirit I love you for, Fur.
    Merry Christmas. It’s snowing where I am. Yay.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +16

     
  4. Snowball the Sourpuss

    December 24th, 2012

    Merry Christmas to you Fur. This is an awesome post. And now I got sumpin in ma eye…

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +17

     
  5. Tuesday

    December 24th, 2012

    Right where Luke should have been right off the bat! Merry Christmas BigFurHat! Thank you and God Bless!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +12

     
  6. IronyCurtain

    December 24th, 2012

    Nice one, Fur Man. Merry Christmas everybody!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +15

     
  7. GROUCHO MARXIST

    December 24th, 2012

    HERE HERE!!! A TOAST TO OUR BROTHER LUKE!!!!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +16

     
  8. bubba

    December 24th, 2012

    bubba would sit with Luke anywhere.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +16

     
  9. Unneutral

    December 24th, 2012

    Find the guilty party and put them out to pasture.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +13

     
  10. AQT214

    December 24th, 2012

    This is the result of Progtardia getting all twisted around on itself.

    Progtard initial impulse was to put Luke up front, but then proglogic kicked in and said “no, then you’re treating him differently because he’s disabled.”

    “Oh no, I said ‘disabled’ when I meant ‘differently abled! He has to go in the back or else he’ll be a victim of society’s tendency to coddle the ambulatorily-challenged!”

    And so he got put in the back, so he wouldn’t be made to feel different because of his wheelchair. And no one can see him as a result. Its as if he wasn’t there. Which is what Progtardia probably prefers.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +14

     
  11. Moe tom

    December 24th, 2012

    Great move Fur. Merry Christmas to Luke and all at IOTW

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +15

     
  12. Cracker Annie Mouse

    December 24th, 2012

    Luke 13:30 “Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

    That was beautiful, Fur.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +12

     
  13. Moe tom

    December 24th, 2012

    Progtardia: A mental disorder. Thanks AQT214.

    Thumb up +8

     
  14. Merry Poppet

    December 24th, 2012

    Aww, Fur, you sweetie you. That’s beautiful. Merry Christmas!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +10

     
  15. LadyGun12

    December 24th, 2012

    Good work, Fur! Did you send it to the family?

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +12

     
  16. mickey_moussaoui

    December 24th, 2012

    I hope you sent the family a copy.

    well done sir. you get some angel points for that.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +13

     
  17. Diann

    December 24th, 2012

    Fur, you are such a great big softie — like Scrooge on Christmas morning; like the Grinch whose heart grew ten sizes.

    But you know I’d love to just hug you like crazy.

    Merry Christmas!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +12

     
  18. Kairn

    December 24th, 2012

    Peace on earth, good will towards men.

    That was a lovely Christmas present you gave to young Luke and his parents, BigFur.

    Merry Christmas Luke. May the coming year fill your life with many wonderful blessings.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +10

     
  19. RWF

    December 24th, 2012

    Aw…that is sweet. You ARE a softie!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +11

     
  20. Dagny

    December 24th, 2012

    That’s awesome Big Hat.

    Thumb up +8

     
  21. Claudia

    December 24th, 2012

    Fur, no wonder I consider you my friend and brother.

    *sniff*

    Luke, you are my brother, too. God bless you and Merry Christmas.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +10

     
  22. joe6pak

    December 24th, 2012

    Well done! Merry Christmas BFH and everyone else at iOwnTheWorld! Oh, and Happy New Year!

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +10

     
  23. Three Rivers

    December 24th, 2012

    Those that placed Luke in the back row will they themselves be placed in the back row of life. I will neither wish misfortune on them nor will I mourn when misfortune befalls them.

    Thumb up +7

     
  24. StrangernFiction

    December 24th, 2012

    Kudos BFH!

    Thumb up +5

     
  25. Moe tom

    December 24th, 2012

    Proves once again that Conservatives have more heart than these bleeding heart progrardigans.

    Thumb up +6

     
  26. Moe tom

    December 24th, 2012

    oops progtardigans.

    Thumb up +3

     
  27. mkultra

    December 24th, 2012

    Thanks, Fur. You have a heart as big as your hat. Merry Christmas.

    Thumb up +7

     
  28. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 24th, 2012

    Proud of you, BFH!

    It is odd, though, that the mother didn’t point this out at the time.

    Thumb up +6

     
  29. noodengr

    December 24th, 2012

    Scary stupid decisions by members of the teaching community are not limited to the USA, they have spread down under.
    I would love to have the idiot responsible for this be forced to explain to the entire student body and the parents what part of the addled brain decided this was a good idea
    thanks fur

    Thumb up +9

     
  30. norman einstein

    December 24th, 2012

    @BFH, massive kudos to you for doing this!
    One of the best applications of our magic software yet!

    The school’s “excuse” was that the kids were arranged in alphabetical order. If true, that just makes it worse! What kind of idiot teacher or photographer would do that?
    I hope the parents sue their ass.

    Thumb up +9

     
  31. MaryfromMarin

    December 24th, 2012

    Well done, BFH!

    Thumb up +8

     
  32. BigMamaTEA

    December 24th, 2012

    Way to go Fur! Merry Christmas to all!

    Thumb up +6

     
  33. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 24th, 2012

    Maudie N Mandeville, I wondered that too. It could be they didn’t wanna cause problems and look like whiners and embarrass the kid. But still, they could have went over to the photog and gently tapped him on the shoulder with a brick. “Ahem, excuse me, Sir. There seems to be a discrepancy…”

    Thumb up +6

     
  34. Wraith

    December 24th, 2012

    Dear Santa:

    I have a great wife, a wonderful job and three beautiful cats. I have all I need, so don’t bother stopping by my house.

    However, please hook young Luke up with his Christmas wishes…and kindly deliver a big black boot to the junk of whatever idiot is responsible for this.

    I’ll leave you some fresh-baked cookies and a couple of cold ones.

    –Wraith

    Thumb up +4

     
  35. sablegsd

    December 24th, 2012

    So the alphabet ends in S in Australia?

    Thumb up +3

     
  36. bitterclinger

    December 24th, 2012

    Sad that his fellow classmates didn’t speak up, but glad you took matters into your own hands, Fur.

    Warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas to all iOTW’ers!

    Thumb up +4

     
  37. Sundance

    December 24th, 2012

    Awesome job Biggie.

    How effen typical is that picture of progdom on display.

    Luke.

    Appropos today of all days.

    Luke 2:8-14 “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

    And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
    And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

    And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

    Thumb up +3

     
  38. grayjohn

    December 24th, 2012

    BFH that is the most righteous PhotoShop ever made. I tip my small, non furry, hat to you Sir.

    Thumb up +2

     
  39. Bad Brad

    December 24th, 2012

    Fur, very cool, and oh by the way, burned a Everly Brothers CD for the ride in. I harmonize real well with them on Cathy’s Clown. Well not really, I sound like a cat in a blender, but all the same I forgot about those guys.
    Again very cool photo shop, I hope you were able to froward it on to him. Class act.

    Thumb up +2

     
  40. Melody

    December 24th, 2012

    I hope Luke sees the photo,BTW…. Merry Christmas to all my IOTW friends. Fur you’re the best!

    Thumb up +3

     
  41. Nutjob

    December 24th, 2012

    Most excellant, I hope someone forwards your photoshop to the family and the asswipes who did this to him.

    Thumb up +1

     
  42. Aunt Liz

    December 25th, 2012

    Gotta keep this short as I’m not at home – but just had to chime in and say WELL DONE Mr. Big Fur Hat!!! You is a good man!

    A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and everyone else here at IOTW!!!

    Thumb up 0

     
  43. LadyGun12

    December 25th, 2012

    Back atcha, Aunt Liz!

    Thumb up +1

     
  44. Carlos The Jackal

    December 26th, 2012

    Your heart is as big as your hat. Merry Christmas, Sir.

    Thumb up 0

     
  45. Menderman

    December 26th, 2012

    Very, Very Nice Big Fut Hat!

    Thumb up 0

     
  46. Jerry Manderin

    December 30th, 2012

    I don’t know if you have kids Big Fur Hat but you’d make an awesome dad.

    Thumb up 0