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to wonder what percentage of Home Edders are basically the Modern Parents out of Viz?

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SolidGoldBrass Thu 16-Jul-09 15:18:11

I have been enjoying reading my friends' blog about their holiday at a special camp for Home Ed families. It sounds rather nice, on the whole. But every now and again I just get this urge to go down there and hand out Happy Meals to the DC...

minouminou Thu 16-Jul-09 15:25:05

Snigger. Now you're making me think of bowls of organic muesli, sweetened with yoghurt, buzzing with flies.
Only ever known one home-schooled person. His mum (single) was alright. A bit leftfield, but basically sound.

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 15:26:16


ifit was anyone but you SGB I'd be trotting out cliches about hard hats and the like grin

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 15:44:16

bump [bored]grin

LadyGlencoraSnape Thu 16-Jul-09 15:50:35


TheHeathenOfSuburbia Thu 16-Jul-09 15:54:49

<diplomatically says nothing>

course, the 'Modern Parents' from Viz would never actually read Viz, so you might get away with that one.....

UnquietDad Thu 16-Jul-09 15:58:17

Ooh, link to it...

HollyBunda Thu 16-Jul-09 16:03:22


LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 16:05:48

never read viz, so can't comment

<<waits to be educated>>

UnquietDad Thu 16-Jul-09 16:08:13

The "Modern Parents" have children called Tarquin and Jocasta (?) and are basically painfully right-on all the time, insist that their children call them by their first names and have handwoven, ethically-sourced everything.

It's funnier than I've made it sound

Rhubarb Thu 16-Jul-09 16:08:42


My brother was into Viz, I hated it. They once showed a cartoon of a small stick figure falling from a building and made a joke about it being Eric Clapton's little boy who died aged 4.5 after falling 35 floors from his flat after a window was left open.

I thought that was the lowest of the low.

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 16:08:52

Tarquin and Guinevere

UnquietDad Thu 16-Jul-09 16:10:02

Ah, thanks for the correction. Not read Viz for years!

sabire Thu 16-Jul-09 16:10:27

I think you'll find there are quite a few people who don't fit the stereotype now. I'll be home educating my 10 year old dd1 in a years time if the only other option is sending her to the brutal comprehensive round the corner (the two nearest schools to me were named in a list of the bottom 17 schools in the entire country a few years ago...)

DD's sitting downstairs eating a packet of Quavers right now and watching re-runs of Ugly Betty.

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 16:10:46

they spend ages trying to encourage guinevere's first word to be "dolphin"

and it's "football" grin

LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 16:12:46


i would think the majority of home edders are nothing like those sterotyped , 2 dimensional characters.

viz is not funny, based on that wiki entry.

LadyGlencoraSnape Thu 16-Jul-09 16:17:51

Modern Parents 37.68%
Frustrated Classicists 24.39%
Hovering Helicopters 19.52%
Godbothering Flatearthers 16.41%
I think that covers it. grin

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 16:19:23


harmless fun intended only, shurely

I know some lovely home-edders with lovely children

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 16:19:54

but viz used to be funny, before it became a bit too cheap and smutty

LadyGlencoraSnape Thu 16-Jul-09 16:20:19

Me too.
<shifts nervously>

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 16-Jul-09 16:21:20

this link, if it works, may give you a better idea than the Wiki entry!

SolidGoldBrass Thu 16-Jul-09 18:39:39

AH yes, I forgot the percentage of HE complete maniacs whose dc live in the equivalent of the Waco COmpound...

Pizazz Thu 16-Jul-09 18:49:37

You are all being very unreasonable.
Nothing better to do than stereotype and bitch about something you clearly have no experience of?

<leaves computer in anticipation of flaming about to occur...>

Greensleeves Thu 16-Jul-09 18:50:46

I think it was meant to be light-hearted gentle fun-poking rather than vicious scornful pigeon-holing pizazz shock

it certainly was from me

HollyBunda Thu 16-Jul-09 18:55:07

well, I think that once again SGB comes across a total asshole.
oo haha lets make fun of those who are different to ourselves. It always makes us feel better about our pathetic lives.....

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