I guess these kids aren’t sitting around watching Spongebob and getting fat, but maybe that would be a better thing. Whether real or staged, there is something very, very disturbing here.

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The Battle of Montclair

254 replies on “What I Did On My Summer Vacation: Contains Profanity and Violence”

  1. I bought it. And found it quite disturbing.
    the comment thread is quite the sociological artifact too.

  2. Too bad they can’t capture stills of these little punks and put them in the Montclair Times for their family and friends to see them and be proud of them.

  3. Whether it’s staged or not, they seem like a bunch of cretins. That is definitely Anderson Park, I run past that spot all the time. Some of those kids are recongizable – not that I know them since my kids are a good bit younger than that. But if I was a parent of one of the victim kids, i’d pbe inclined to identify the beater-kids, and either get the cops after them or just go their houses with a baseball bat and slam the crap out of them in front of their parents.

  4. Typical teenage stuff, if you ask me, and kind of mild in comparison to the stuff that we did as kids…
    Lighten up you old farts!

  5. Kids have never got in fights when you were younger. It’s just the fact you can now downlaod it on youtube that’s disturbing.
    Maybe if parents weren’t intimidated to discipline their kids for fear of social services, they might not behave in such a way more than one time.

  6. Whippersnapper, Tyler Durden, Hiding
    Sorry, I never ran up to a kid riding a bike, and punched him in the head for no reason. We always had a few idiots around, and it may have been worse than this for 1-2 kids, but this is plain wrong.
    And Hiding….are you suggesting that you have teenage kids that do this kind of thing and that you are ok with it?
    These kids are jackasses. I feel like sending this video to the school that the kids go to just for the sake of the poor kids that were getting beat.

  7. Those that find this “shocking” are probably age 40 and older. The only difference between teenagers now and then is the accessibility to personal digital video cameras and the means to broadcast it.
    Oh yeah, and you can thank the whole rap music industry for the cultural acceptance of foul language, violence, materialism, and degrading women. Despite their insistence that their music tells real stories of their race/class and gives them hope and opportunity.

  8. Jim, so us old coots who are disturbed by this should get over it because it happened when we were younger?
    Okay, true enough, but I didn’t like it much then (unless I was the one doing the punching, of course).
    But then you suggest rap music is to blame.
    Well, which is it? There was no rap music when I was younger. Ted Nugent was my soundtrack when I went in for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

  9. but the recording and then posting of it makes it something that they are proud of, no? Not only did it happen but they think it is really cool. As cretinic as boys have always been, remember these are the same kids who will cry when they can’t have the new ipod, not the kids are also getting up a 6 am to milk the cows.

  10. i think this whole these kids are playing to the camera…. and RU486, yeah, my kids do this and i’m okay with it. that’s why i have a bumper sticker that says “My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student.” Hee hee hee.
    lighten up all you old farts

  11. well I guess we know that Jim was the beater, Pontificant the beatee and that Jim’s boss in Hiding

  12. This is obviously staged. I and my friends had fake fights all the time, and if we had the technology we would have done what these kids did. Sleepysleek, your posting is far more disturbing. Imagine an adult (you are one, right?) having the impulse to beat a child with a bat in front of his parents. That’s creepy and scary, even though I hope you don’t mean it. Jesus…

  13. Jr High hasn’t changed much from my days in the late 60’s. Evolution schmevolution.
    Lighten up you old farts.

  14. >>>and that’s why your kid will end up working for mine.>>>
    omigod, did you really write that???? i certainly hope you’re not an adult. that would be….like totally pathetic

  15. But then you suggest rap music is to blame … Well, which is it?
    The two are mutually exclusive, but both are relevant agents in the result we see here in the video. Foul language and degrading behavior does not kick in only when the camera is on. We see it every day in our lives, on television, etc. And teenage behavior is more a result of hormones, free time, and lack of responsibility than anything else. Its a phase for most of us; we eventually get jobs and families and become law-abiding, respectful citizens.
    The video itself doesn’t shock me. But if I had a child (and especially a child that was identifiable in one of these videos), I’d focus on being a good parent to that child, rather than squawking loudly about the evils of technology and electronics.

  16. Just because something has happened in the past doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong. Why must history repeat itself, even when history is bullying?

  17. Just because something has happened in the past doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong. Why must history repeat itself, even when history is bullying?

  18. Just because something has happened in the past doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong. Why must history repeat itself, even when history means violence?
    True, many of those critisizing this video have gotten into fights before, but does that mean they should just stand by and watch a wrong thing go unpunished?

  19. Nobodies saying that it shouldn’t go unpunished, but why the outrage? Kids have been fighting for centuries. Its human nature. And its not rap music. Now its Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, then it was Metallica and Iron Maiden, before that it was Ozzy Osbourne, before that it was the Rolling stones, before that it was Elvis, before that it was Dion and the Belmonts.
    the problem isn’t the fact that kids are fighting and its not what they listen to. the problem is that nobody is going to do anything about it. All these parents will fo is take away the keys to the Camry or 300i and send them to their rooms instead where they can plus in their Xbox and play GTA 3 or Mortal Kombat, instead they need to take a belt to them.

  20. I cnnot beleive that there is no outrage at this regardless of whether it happens all the time, back in the day, or commonplace. I have a Freshman in HS and he and his friends do not participate in this kind of behavior. I am not being naive, it simplky doesn’t happen in his peer group. The parents of these kids should be embarrassed and should take the proper action to implement consequences and instill some change in this behavior.

  21. on the contrary, Schupo, the idea that these kids are so proud of this fight that they broadcast it for everyone to see certainly makes it a bigger deal.

  22. on the contrary, Schupo, the idea that these kids are so proud of this fight that they broadcast it for everyone to see certainly makes it a bigger deal.

  23. this is all staged, and it is a bunch of kids goofing around and having fun. i know this for a fact. there is no “happy slapping” taking place here. i am astonished that anyone on this board took it seriously.

  24. It’s definitely staged, and should not be taken seriously. They are obviously trying to provoke … with the opening racial comment, I expected a disturbing racial fight, but in the end it’s mostly white kids punching white kids. Just more juvenile antics, bored kids like Porno Hate Train. The thing that amazes me is that these kids think there’s no consequences to posting their “jokes” online – they don’t realize this will probably be archived someplace online and still be around long after they’ve graduated from MKA, moved on to Brown or Princeton, and then came back to apply for a job at Goldman Sachs. Then the joke will be on them – I feel bad for their naivety.

  25. This is a load of crap and for these kids to take part just makes them low. They should be very ashamed.

  26. The difference between now and then is that these kids are proud of this whether staged or not. There is no semblence of shame whatsoever left in our society today except for pc shame of being white that is so prevelent. Notice that they did not start out with the ‘nigga’ or any of it’s variations.
    THAT is the result of the cultural mess that the baby boomer generation has wrought on our media. “rape your sistah, kill your fatha, shoot your brotha, mine is bigga than yours, kill whitey”….blah blah blah which is the currency of rap is just the latest expression of the downward cultural spiral. Paris’s fame for giving blowjops instead of being shamed into non existence is another. Slick Willie’s enabling Al Queda to pull off 9/11 by being too busy defending his sociopathic self righteous lies about getting one is another. So when the message comes down from the presidency, thru the irresponsible media lionizing entertainer scumbags, thru ‘me first’ parents this type of imitation is what we can expect.

  27. what are you talking about? they are having fun and imitating the movies, tv shows and other media they see all around them. they are laughing so hard they can barely pretend to fight. what “consequences” are you talking about? “racial fight?” these kids are all good friends. i don’t find the video disturbing, i find the bizarre comments about it very disturbing. oh, NEWSFLASH: teenage boys love to act rude, use bad language and roughhouse with each other to work off nervousness about that tricky transition between childhood and adulthood.

  28. Are you guys serious?
    this video is just kids having fun, you people really need to calm down. I mean, how riled up can you get over a dumb video?
    If anykids were really hurt, dont you think those kids’ parents would have known already?
    This just goes to show the genius in youth, that even kids can make a video that can fool such a wide array of adults.
    you people should be ashamed of yourselves.

  29. the last punch seemed real.
    up to then I couldn’t tell for sure, but it looked more like a real, rather than staged, melee to me. I know when we did fake fights in jr high, we usually ended up giggling pretty soon. if real, I don’t think it needs a moral panic, but should be dealt with by those concerned — i.e. parents.

  30. All of you parents really are just looking for a reason to make yourselves look good in my opinion. Gossiping around like children. Who shot the video? Who was there? etc, can’t you just accept it as a joke video and nothing more and move on?
    You must not be aware of life in other places where kids are involved in gangs and drugs at even earlier ages, and if you are aware of that, and your getting mad over something as…minor and petty as this i truly feel bad for you.

  31. it was staged from the first punch to the last, for fun, and the kids were laughing so hard they could barely stand up. they post on youtube for the benefit of the five or six friends who might not have been there. then they im each other about it all night, still laughing.

  32. It’s so obviously staged. They just seem to be having fun, and calling them cretians seems uncalled for. This just doesn’t look like a real fight. And if it was, “beating them with baseball bats infront of their parents” really isn’t very adult is it? The more kids feel that their every move and mistake in self expression is scrutinized by adults, the more that they will pull away from adults and seek to form their own ties away from school/family. This really just looked like something funny they wanted to make, and, good or bad, it probably expresses whatever developmental stage they happen to be in.

  33. It’s all fake. It was staged, and it’s not like your kids haven’t done anything like this, everyone has and to say no one has is such falsehood. To the people saying “we should whip them” or “what kind of parents woudl let this happen. I mean come on!! some of you had to have done somethign like this weather real or fake, this is the fucking real world, this happens but it’s real and instead of us actually doing it, we instead pretend and film it and have a good laugh about it. So get over it, honestly no one cares about your opinions, we didn’t do anything wrong. =]

  34. How can people be so sure that it is staged? I think that is what they NEED to believe. I think it could be staged, though I agree that last punch didn’t look fake at all. It’s hard to tell either way. I’m interested in how people seem to need to come to a conclusion on one side or the other and to refuse to consider the other side.

  35. so sure-
    did you not just read the confession of the comment before you?
    It was obviously a child who was involved admitting to it being fake.

  36. Isn’t it nice to see that we can excuse behavior because it is prevalent or because previous generations did the same thing — hopefully that is the kind of thing that can keep hate, racism, violence, drug abuse, and other such cultural niceties alive for a good long time. Perhaps if it wasn’t for a few farsighted idiots, we could have kept the whole slavery deal going for a whole lot longer (thats sarcasm … for you idiots).
    And for those who think that it being “staged” makes it ok — what the hell are you thinking? What if it had been staged rape … would that make it OK? Hey … let’s get together and stage (then laugh) about something that is totally f-ed up. Good idea. Better yet, our parents laugh too. Excellent, nobody here is parenting.
    Full speed ahead …

  37. Who do you think you are?
    What kind of idiotic comment even was that?
    How can you even compare such a thing to “staged rape”? I mean really, who are you to talk about parenting after makinig a comment with jokes about bringing back slavery and using phrases like “f-ed up.”
    the bottom line is that this video is kids having fun, and if the kids who made this see this, think what they are gonna think?
    they will read the comments and forever be discouraged to ever be even remoteley creative again for the fact that they believe they have done something hanous and disturbing. NO its neither! Some of the comments i am reading are starting to make me truly upset.

  38. WHAT????/ but it wasn’t a staged rape, was it. it was a bunch of kids roughhousing in the park and pretending to have a fight. hate? racism? violence? drug abuse? they are a bunch of kids horsing around in the park and pretending to have a big fight.

  39. You’re right … it was a series of staged of staged beatings. My mistake … that makes it A-O-K. Doesn’t matter that the behavior, if it were real, would be objectionable — as long as it is staged, it’s just good clean fun.
    Stifling creativity? Come on … be serious.

  40. Earlier this evening my wife and I took our two sons and one of their friends to a birthday dinner for the younger son at The Manor. We had a wonderful time and the boys really enjoyed the food. But there were several times during the dinner when there was a clear distinction between the parents and the kids. I think these videos are squarely on the kid side of things.
    I don’t like it, it seems juvenile and immature, but when I really think about it, this is the time for that kind of behavior. Am I condoning or accepting the behavior…? No, of course not. Clearly the major difference from my day is the availability of video devices, something another poster mentioned. We behaved in similar fashion, insulting and hurting people without a care.
    It did look staged, and it does seem overly hostile. But after watching three young men (ages 15-17) at a table for a couple of hours, it is almost par for the course.

  41. I’m being serious. What if some of these kids want to take a career path in film or acting but minds are then changed by the mind-numbingly rude and harsh comments of whom are supposed to be their role models?

  42. our kids are inundated with violence every day, in movies, tv, radio, music, young adult fiction, and the news. there are racial tensions, scenes from abu ghraib, horror movies, and more. did it ever occur to you that by making movies in which they PRETEND to stage outrageous acts of violence they are finding safe outlets to process their panic and unease about the unpredictable world in which we live?
    i can promise you that there is more thoughtful parenting going on than you may realize.

  43. well im off to sleep, but i leave barista with this.
    Children should not be the subject of what parents think the result of the government or media are.
    Children should instead be looked upon as an adult who hasnt lived for as long. I dont think the mind of a minor should be taken anyless heavily as that of an adult. And i believe what parents are thinking now a days is that kids are easy manipulated by the media and will do anything they think is cool without thinking about it in any way or form. Well, your wrong, in fact, most kids have a lot of maturity and think about their actions a lot more than people may think, i cant speak for them all of course but its something people should take into consideration beofre pointing fingers and drawing conclusions.
    thats all i have to say.
    goodbye.

  44. The kid on here says it was fake, but if you read the comments, it’s not so certain that everyone would say the same thing.

  45. Just checked back in with this. I stand by my earlier posting. If it’s staged, it’s a stupid thing to stage. And the kid on the bike getting punched looks real. And if that was my kid on the bike, and i could ID the kid who punched him, I’d friggin wail on him. Why? To teach him not to hit people and to teach his parents that he’s a cretin, that’s why. Is that a stupid, self-defeating solution? Of course, but this is my fantasy, so it can go wherever I want. I proudly leap to conclusions and engage in baseless conjecture on this site because it pleases me to do so. If this werent’ anonymous, i’d be the most mature, circumspect adult you can imagine.
    Funniest thing I’ve read all week: “someone” whining that our callous response to this might crush the dreams of film-making glory that live in the tender heart of the poor kid who shot this. No one deserves to have their creativity smothered more than he.

  46. someone wrote “if the kids who made this see this, think what they are gonna think?” They will think that their actions when filmed and posted online may stir debate. And that is probably a good thing. Just as it doesn’t hurt much that the parents see the kids doing whatever they are doing.

  47. Ok, big freakin deal, some kids got in a fight, When you were a kid you can’t say you never got in a fight. Come on lighten up.

  48. Ok, big freakin deal, some kids got in a fight, When you were a kid you can’t say you never got in a fight. Come on lighten up.

  49. It’s funny, ironic, and totally spoofing the supposed “racial harmony” in Montclair.
    It this shocks and upsets people, damn, what about war footage?
    You people are f-ing weird and insulated!

  50. it’s so obvious to me that this was done as a kid-made video that was posted on youtube. have you looked at the other stuff posted there? this is totally innocuous boys will be boys antics. these kids are friends. let’s hope they move on to great careers in filmmaking. if they’re silly little cellphone video can stir up such discussion, just imagine what they could do with a real budget….

  51. All these old timers calling kids “cretins.” You must have read comics in the 60’s, when bad guys were “cretins” and punches made the sound “pow” and “bam” and Robin said “Holy cow, Batman!” You date yourself. No one under 40 uses the word “cretin,” and therefore your comments are irrelevant here.
    But I really want to bust chops on the idiot who said
    “Slick Willie enabled Al Queda to pull off 9/11.”
    Are you kidding me????? Bush had almost 2 whole years on the job before 9/11, and to assign blame to Clinton is a stretch. Even if he somehow missed some clues, Bush had 2 years to solve the problem, and he did nothing. Just like Katrina. Just like his daddy putting $$ in Osama’s back pocket, the Bush family has blood all over their rich family money. And, he’s an idiot.
    ‘Nuff said, natch. There’s a comics reference to those who speak of cretins.

  52. Wow, this posting actually provoked teenage responses, though none from any kid who thinks clearly or can put together a coherent sentence. Instead we got morons defending morons (yeah, that’s you, Zak and Someone). Baristas – this is a little depressing. There are plenty of smart kids in montclair – could you find some news story that might prompt them to post instead of these dopes? It’d make for a nice, reassuring counterpoint.

  53. “did it ever occur to you that by making movies in which they PRETEND to stage outrageous acts of violence they are finding safe outlets to process their panic and unease about the unpredictable world in which we live?”
    THIS is ridiculous. As I said before — what if they were expressing their “panic and unease” about rape? Would this be an appropriate release? Granted, that is not what they are portraying, but the argument given here would excuse and justify this type of behavior as well. Is anything that is “stage” excusable? Or … is this a chance for level-headed adults to talk to kids about what is, and is not, appropriate behavior in society?
    Whether this is staged or not is simply not an issue here. Either way, the behavior needs to be condemned as “wrong.” If it is supposed to be some sort of social commentary meant to educate the community about the fact that violence is wrong … I hope this debate does stifle their creativity …

  54. “did it ever occur to you that by making movies in which they PRETEND to stage outrageous acts of violence they are finding safe outlets to process their panic and unease about the unpredictable world in which we live?”
    THIS is ridiculous. As I said before — what if they were expressing their “panic and unease” about rape? Would this be an appropriate release? Granted, that is not what they are portraying, but the argument given here would excuse and justify this type of behavior as well. Is anything that is “stage” excusable? Or … is this a chance for level-headed adults to talk to kids about what is, and is not, appropriate behavior in society?
    Whether this is staged or not is simply not an issue here. Either way, the behavior needs to be condemned as “wrong.” If it is supposed to be some sort of social commentary meant to educate the community about the fact that violence is wrong … I hope this debate does stifle their creativity …

  55. “Bush had almost 2 whole years on the job before 9/11”
    I don’t know how this issue is relevant here — and it is silly to assign blame for 9-11 to one administration or another (we were all asleep at the switch), but who the hell could seriously post the statement above? While I don’t support George Bush (in all cases anyway), simple mmath would tell us that he was only in office for about 8 months when 9-11 occurred. This kind of insane statement is the kind of political hyperbole and exagerration that makes people on both sides of the aisle look ridiculous. We need to assume the poster is illiterate or pre-adolescent.

  56. If Clinton is responsible for 9/11, then what is Bush responsible for? The person who made that statement has some explaining to do.

  57. sleepysleek or whatever your name is: you say you want to beat on a 13 year old and then you attack teenagers’ responses. what a brave guy. you’re a punk, a pathetic loser.

  58. Hey i didn’t post that stupid comment about preparing for war, That’s ridiculous, And to the moron who filmed and posted this fight, congratulations.

  59. Cane — I think of ‘cretin’ more as a Ramones word than a comic book word. “There’s no Stopping the Cretins from Hopping.” The question is: why does being over 40 mean our comments aren’t relevent here? I’m 44, and my comments are just as legitimate as yours, whether I’m referring to Stan Lee or Jeffrey Hyman or NAS.
    By the way, the person who posted the “Slick Willie” stuff (theproblem) is a nutter who occasionally spews crazy-ass righty regurgitation here. He/she just sorta paraphrases Laura Ingram and Hannity and those goofballs. You’re not going to get any kind of actual thought or debate out of him/her, so it’s not really worth your typing time.

  60. mrlos: I’m not a punk or a loser, I’m a parent. I think I’ve been clear: if I saw video of someone approaching my kid and beating him up for no reason, and if i could identify the attacker from the video, I’d want to beat the crap out of him. The attacker’s age would be of no consequence. I wouldn’t care whether they were 13, 25, or 60. It’s a basic instinct to protect your kid and attack anything that threatens him. Every parent here shares that impulse, whether they admit it or not.
    And if these guys are going to come here and post with crappy grammar and incoherent thinking, then I’m going to goof on their stupidity. Tough. You know what? By the time my kid is 13 he’s going to know how to write clearly.

  61. if you were staging a fight would you make it so one sided? Check out that last punch in slow mo and freeze on it

  62. um, you guys are all fags. please stop arguing over this video.
    if you were the kid fighting in the video, and it seems like all of you fought as kids, wouldn’t you be pissed off if your parents found out about it? Then you just get mad at a bunch of faggot adults saying “i hate violence, please punish this child”
    fuck you guys, please stop this nonsense and grow up.

  63. Poor little babies. This video has now been tagged as “private” – the creators of this joke must be embarrassed (or coming to their senses about being held accountable) and therefore have pulled the access to it. I was able to watch it a few hours ago, but after seeing all the posts about the “last punch” decided to view it again, to no avail. Oh well, end of story.

  64. That last punch wasn’t any more real than any others. You all punks – who cares what you think? Plus, “oh, it’s now private,” it didn’t take more than 20 seconds for me to find an unedited version. That’s the true lesson here – you post it, doesn’t mean it stays true, it develops a life of its own. I’d love to see a video of Cathar punching Notteham – how much will that cost? I’ll pay!!

  65. Gitmo, I have never expressed any desire for violence against Notteham. Nor has he against me.
    You, however, for your aggressive stupidity, deserve a pail of water on your fat, overheated head, punk. Perhaps some of the posters above would even pay to see that.

  66. Cathar, I equate your postings with the dog crap that resides on the bottom of the sneakers of these assailants. Your nerve to call me a “fat, overheated punk” is worthy of not much of anything … coming from an over-the-hill loudmouth who likes to brag of his knowledge of anything that comes from a Google search. You are a leech who has his fat lips attached to this web site … get a life. Do you even shower or comb your hair? Or are you too busy “sharing” your “knowledge?”

  67. Gitmo, you are such a tough guy. I therefore shrivel at your words.
    Nonetheless, you hopeless punk, I look forward to the possibility of dumping that waterpail on you. Or would you prefer a bucket of dung, to go with your potty mouth?
    And kid, really, don’t try playing fake (and anonymous) hard guy with me. It really doesn’t work. Now, it’s late, go back to playing with yourself and I’ll go back to my book.

  68. I just had to check the video out…went to the top of the thread, clicked on the video, and, there it was…so, it seems like you still can view it here.

  69. I just had to check the video out…went to the top of the thread, clicked on the video, and, there it was…so, it seems like you still can view it here.

  70. It’s a slow news day when you’re surfing youtube for a story. Frankly I’m disapointed, I was sitting @ my computer waiting to be disturbed, and that just didn’t cut it.

  71. Of course, Cathar, I am interrupting your book which you are dutifully reading at 12:50 am … tell us all how you are taking a break from your Islamic studies to further your knowledge of onstructive skepticisms of Gassendi and Mersenne, and later of members of the Royal Society of England like Bishop John Wilkins and Joseph Glanvill, who developed the attitude of Sanches into a ypothetical, empirical interpretation of the new science. Of course! But please don’t shrivel – let me kindly place a hard object against your buck teeth.

  72. The personal insults are getting a little too heated.
    Cathar, you can be terribly annoying!
    Here is a tidbit from Wikipedia:
    The name Cathar most likely originated from Greek √é¬∫√鬱√é¬∏√鬱√è¬Å√é¬ø√é¬Ø, “pure ones”.
    Huh?
    Anyway, time for Barista to have another cocktail party so people can reveal themselves like one of those 18th century masked balls. Then we’ll see how people address one another!

  73. There are plenty of smart kids in montclair – could you find some news story that might prompt them to post instead of these dopes?
    “Nice” doesn’t make the news in our world anymore …

  74. wow this all comes back to exactly what i said in my last post.
    If sleepysleek and other users are going to be rude and snyde, i have no means of posting on here anymore.

  75. Okay, this is someone who was there that day and helped stage all of the sequences and whatnot.
    To let you all know, yes it was fake. Such hints make include the track played over. (the 1812 overture) and the title “the battle of montclair”
    the last hit, which seems to be causing a lot of contriaversey, was indeed staged.
    The way we did it was take fragments of a cushion and pillow, and strap them to the victims head using a sweatband.
    you arent going to see this becuase we intentionaly edited the lighting so it was unclear,(therefor making it look real)
    we practiced this hit several times to make sure it would come out good. And i guess it did.
    And to the person who says”oh they put the video on private now to cover it up!”
    well…wow, was that really a stupid move?
    Look what it has caused.
    Ofcourse we don’t want it to escalate.

  76. Just tuning in to this conversation – went to the video with some trepidation, expecting it to be something extremely offensive or violent. I was surprised (and relieved) that it wasn’t – yes, there were punches thrown but I didn’t see any blood, nobody seemed to get particularly hurt. In fact it didn’t seem as if anyone was really trying to hurt anyone, which makes me think the whole thing was staged as others have said. It’s a tempest in a teapot. As others have said, lighten up. Not everything is a reason for outrage.

  77. You somewhat miss the point WoW but maybe you’ll eventually get it, faked or not, it isn’t something to be proud of.

  78. Yeah, ease up already. These are the kids who will be dying in Iran if ROC & crew have their way. Let the kids enjoy their lives while they’ve still got them.

  79. Well, this little teenage prank caused quite a stir, didn’t it? If only people cared as much about the real fighting going on in Iraq where only slightly older kids are dying on a daily basis (for real).
    And by the way – Baristaville children are generally spoiled little a**wipes with overly-permissive parents. Whatcha expect?

  80. Black Irish, don’t put that much faith in Wikipedia. You and it are way off on the core meaning of “Cathar.” But then, I’m guessing you’re not that bright anyway, and I’d certainly never waste time introducing myself to the likes of you at a cocktail party. If I did meet you (and jerks like Gitmo and so many others), however, I assure, I wouldn’t address you any differently than I do here.

  81. I believe this is called Wildin’
    It’s becoming a popular sport amongst teenagers.
    Don’t get so upset. Today’s wilder could be tomorrows Mike Tyson!
    hmm..on second thought..

  82. I think that it is quite clear that people here DO get upset about what is going on in Iraq. It seems that every argument comes to that point eventually. But this is Hyper local remember…and it is possible to be upset about many many things all at once

  83. sleepy,
    then as a parent, especially as a parent, you shouldn’t attack children, who also have parents who would feel just as you do if they were attacked. in fact, they’d be justified if an adult attacked them. this video was just kids playing around, whatever some sheltered types believe.

  84. I came late to the cathar vs. gitmo debate, but enjoyed it immensely.
    Maybe you guys could be the opening act for Bush vs Ahmadinejad?

  85. So, even after one of the participants posts a debunking of the video, many of us are still unsatisfied. There are many threads to this discussion, including the amount of violence our youth are forced to view. If I have learned one thing posting on this site, it’s that some folks who post here regularly have very thin skins. These staged beatdowns are part of that dynamic.
    When everyone around you is a know-it-all, churlish behavior can be very appealing. Gitmo described an activity involving cathar and notteham that he would find amusing. The statement did not deserve the response it got, and therein lies the problem, and we are all guilty of it to different degrees.
    LIGHTEN UP!
    After months of posting here in Baristaville, it is clear we all take our words here way too seriously. Opinions are posted and the subsequent attacks make what we saw on that video seem tame by comparison. Gitmo made a joke at cathar and notteham’s expense. It actually was a little funny. It definitely is funnier than cathar’s replies to almost anyone who disagrees with his POV.
    I used to walk away from my screen angry with what I thought was ignorance, self-righteousness, racist, mean spirited arrogance. It’s funny now, because some folks thought the same thing of me. I am still opinionated, and do not agree with everyone. But I still post, and I think that’s the point. Post, then sit back and enjoy the fray!

  86. Ptfs12 come to our fucking houses. And see what happends.All of you people are old and have no lives. Worry about other shit than a stupid little fight that you know nothing about!

  87. No, Lee Blair, you in your general, nose-uptilted mode missed the point. “Gizmo” (a better name than Gitmo, I hate disparaging the Navy and Marine Corps) thought because he was being “funny” (to you, at any rate) wouldn’t be called out for it. I’m quicker than that.
    And “Lighten up” is not a suggestion that goes down easily in these precincts. Do you honestly think it’d work with, say, the teenaged two louts who posted profanely after you did?

  88. As usual cathar, you prove my point when you insult me with your witty reply. The louts use profanity because it bothers you! You can’t call anyone out for their behavior on this site or any other. You pull the equivalent at least three times a day on this site alone. Who knows where else you perform your “civic duty” with your know-it-all gibberish? I will continue to look down my nose at you because you are someone to look down at. Did it ever occur to you that if you acted a little more civil to those younger than you they might not seem so profane? No, of course not; it’s your way or the offenders are ___________ fill in the blank.
    What precincts are these you speak of? You talk of not wanting to disparage our Armed Forces; have you realized that your incessant blathering on that subject makes our military the object of more ridicule? Oh, no! That couldn’t possibly be true! Are you speaking of Baristaville, or the ghetto of your mind?
    I didn’t miss a thing. I have avoided slamming you personally because I don’t think it’s productive. However, it is funny that folks who post on this site generally find your rants to be full of hot air. In fact, I think that is the point. You have become an object of ridicule because of the behavior you find boorish.
    And by the way, not everyone thinks of the military when they see the word Gitmo. It may have been a military base, but now it’s just code for this generation’s Devils Island. For me it’s just a piece of property stolen from the people of Cuba.

  89. maybe these are the same kids who are killing our irises. I say nuke them all. or, send them to me in prison. I’ll make mens out of them.

  90. Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Fight!

  91. I know all the kids in this video and the ones who are doing the punching, are not faking, they have fun with this kind of stuff. The ones who are taking the beating are kids who just ran into the wrong people.

  92. well it’s all just another day in the life of a teen, an hour or two of videoed beating, some vandalism and destruction of property before topping if off with a line or two and some fancy pizza and fancy ice cream, ain’t life grand

  93. Ok, this was real, it was stupid. anyone in this figth
    needs to learn honor.
    There were no special effects
    it was damn well real.

  94. YOU GUYS ARE REDICULES(sp)!!
    one. if a kid wants 2 tipe lyke dis, go ahead and let them. you are concentrating on the grammar of the sentences, because you don’t want to look at what they are really saying.
    two. tell me how many movies with staged violence you have enjoyed? tell me how many comic books you read as a child where you laughed you damned ass off when the hero killed the bad guy? tell me how many of you applaud when you hear of our victory in war. do not tell me that kids pretending to fight other kids makes them sickos or whatever. ill have you know that im in the 8th grade and i know each and every one of the kids involved in that “fight” it was all staged. it was all for fun. the only sickos here are you guys. PUH LEEZ!! “omg they like totally uhhh are satans children and all cuz uhh they thought fake fight were funny. and uhhhh they are pord to be abole to like work a camera and all so they mus be the spawn of satan. HEY i bet they like kicked over some flowers too man, -gasp- those little bastards.” you guys are pathetic and no more mature than kris paul and andrew.
    personally i say congrats guys your harmless video actually puzzled the all powerful adults. you powned montclairs dynasty way to go!!

  95. My brother was in that video and I personally think he’s one righteous fucking dude
    Not often have a seen boys of such a relatively young age display such courage, street-smarts, biceps and moxy.
    Keep it up girlfriends. Keep it right on up.

  96. Lee Blair, thanks for your words of wisdom. I got a little carried away last night, but Cathar’s nonsense seems to bring that out in me. I just find it amazing that more people don’t call him out on his baloney. Can we even believe half of what he says? And the pompous attitude that accompanies it?

  97. i think so many kids have heard about this now that random ones want to feel popular by coming on here and claiming they were there and they know about it, just to feel likey they matter in front of adults.
    get over yourselves.

  98. Another one for the remedial English class.
    President Bush once asked “Is our children learning?”. Well, it’s clear by the posts on this thread that they isn’t.

  99. Hiding:
    When the Decider asked that question, he didn’t want to know the answer. Now 6 years after a continually under funded “No Child Left Behind”, and it is clear that the bus left awhile ago… and very few kids are on it!
    Read through all these posts, and it is clear which ones are posted by young people. According to the statistics, NJ is the best in the US educationally. What a pitiful joke we have played on ourselves and our children. And cathar wanted to call a poster out for their comments. We have met the enemy, and he is us!

  100. I was there, my name is cameron, i was challenged to fight, so i did, we won, everyone that is making a big deal out of this needs to leave the computer, get out of the house and live your lives, because kids fight everyday, there is nothing wrong with us, you all need to get over yourselves and this stupid video, you have no lives

  101. And for whoever said they would beat me with a baseball bat infront of my parents, i’ll fucking kick your teeth out infront of your children, just because you are an adult doesn mean you can talk to children that way

  102. Gentlemen, I will see all of you on the first day of school-maybe we will play this for your parents on Back To School Night!

  103. haha, well maybe unlike other parents mine told me to stand up for myself,so when challended to a fight, i didnt back down, and they also may realize that i am a child and children do these things because they arent as mature as some adults, maybe not the adults that have been commenting this, but others maybe

  104. Lee Blair, the “enemy” is not us. The enemy is half-wits like Cameron, and if he is part of “us,” then we’re in more trouble than probably either thee or me has ever previously acknowledged.

  105. And Lee Blair, Guantanamo was not “stolen” from Cuba, it was ceded to the US by a bona fide treaty, as per international law.
    Whereas the depressing, would-be likes of Gitmo (and Cameron, of course) some are stuck with purely because of biology.

  106. hahaha, i’m a half wit? what do you people find so disturbing about a fight? a fight, everyone in has been in a fight, don’t make us out to be demon children because we have to, and stop relating this to such atrosities as slavery, 9/11, and war and all of that bullshit, its ridiculous really, i am not a problem, everyon here needs to move on! really just get on with your lives, you have nothing better to do than pick on children who of course are going to do stupid things like fight, get over it, please you people really are sickening

  107. All of you are really fucking ridiculous, do you honestly have nothing better to do?1 How do you honestly call somone a “half-wit” if you’re just wasting your fucking time on some pointless website. You must really be fucking intelligent, just because you disagree with somone doesn’t mean you have the right to talk down to them. Woah, I’m completely amazed at your superior intelect, your what 4-5 times my age?! Everyone on here really needs to get the fuck over themselves, I read all these comments and I really go sick to my stomach, all of you adults should be fucking ashamed. Oh and by the way, the person that said they would come to our houses and hit me with a bat, guess what? I’ll fucking kill you, I am fully within my rights to kill anyone that comes onto my property with the intent on harming me, seriously blow me.

  108. Cameron, if you wanted people to get over it and not pay attention to the fight, staged or not, why did you film it and post it? Looks like attention-seeking behavior. (Like most things kids do.) That’s OK, but then expect an uproar.

  109. First of all, i didnt post it on youtube, and second of all an oproar is fine, but not one like this, you are all adults with actuall lives, unlike children, so get over yourselves and stop wasting time on this site talking about some stupid little fight some kids had, we are not a threat, we are not criminals, we are kids, and you are adults, so i suggest that anyone who says we are “cretins” and “half-wits” shut the fuck up, and act like the ADULTS that you are, you all really should be ashamed, and the people that threatened us, seriously check yourself, dont tell us that our behaviour is violent and crude and dangerous and then tell us you are going to beat us down with basball bats and that we need to get whipped by our parents, so guess what, all of you can really just go fuck yourselves if you have nothing more constructive to do than insult the intelligence of children

  110. Cameron, despite the vulgar language you express yourself pretty well and seem like a bright kid. I agree with your assessment of many of the people on this thread. (I just read it all and am pretty horrified–by both the video and the overheated responses.) Can I give you some friendly advice, though? Your arguments would be better taken if you eliminated the swearing. A lot of people will automatically discount what you say because of how you say it. On this website, pretend you’re writing a persuasive essay for middle school (yeah, I’m a mom…)–and people will take you seriously. Have fun back at school.

  111. And to all of you who are constantly attentive on the spelling and grammar of kids, you really need to stop, it would show a lot more intelligence if you could just deal with it and read around it instead of pretending their statement is now incapable of being read.
    WE LOVE YOU Hiding in Baristaville !

  112. And to all of you who are constantly attentive on the spelling and grammar of kids, you really need to stop, it would show a lot more intelligence if you could just deal with it and read around it instead of pretending their statement is now incapable of being read.
    WE LOVE YOU Hiding in Baristaville !

  113. And to all of you who are constantly attentive on the spelling and grammar of kids, you really need to stop, it would show a lot more intelligence if you could just deal with it and read around it instead of pretending their statement is now incapable of being read.
    POST SCRIPT:
    WE LOVE YOU Hiding in Baristaville !

  114. yaeh if alll of yuoo cuold ujst get psassed uor typoss8 yuo mihgt raelize we aer prettyy inntleligennt poeplee

  115. After thoroughly reviewing the comments made here, it’s painfully obvious who the aggressive, belligerent, and fairly ignorant, “cretins” are. Believe it or not, it’s definitely not the party involved in the beating. The incident that occurred was a fight that was not the result of a horde of, “bloodthirsty” kids. This fight was started by the unfortunate people who are now being called, “victims.” If you start a conflict, you cannot become the victim. I’ve also read comments relating this to the war in Iraq and the future of this country. If you believe that the future of this country is jeopardized by a few teenagers involved in a fight, then you need to stop watching Dr. Phil, and wake up to reality. It’s sad that such trivial matters such as a consensual fight should be so fiercely frowned upon. Fights are not, “good” and people can get hurt, so they should not be, “permitted.” Judging an entire generation based on the actions of a few people is ludicrous. If a fight is in progress, stop it. If a fight is about to happen, stop it. If a fight has happened, and nobody was hurt, get over it.

  116. Cameron:
    Not everyone on this post has been shocked, horrified, whatever! I’ve said from the start this is something as old as time itself. I don’t like to remember back to those days, (And I guess many other adults feel the same) but because I live with two teenage boys, I see it often.
    The major difference is you guys have access to all kinds of cool technology that can record this stuff forever. Most of us adults over 40 have to rely on our shaky memories. I don’t think you or your crew are half-wits or any of the other insults hurled your way. A little wild maybe, but this is the time. Hey at least you weren’t digging up the irises, huh? I think if there was no record of this stuff, we wouldn’t even be talking about it.
    Even if this was a straight up fight, and someone needed a beatdown, it’s all about you. We don’t know the half about who is a bully, or which crew is righteous. Cursing is definitely part of the rites of passage into adulthood. I vaguely remember being proud of using the “F” word as a noun, verb and adjective. I’m figuring some folks are shocked, but not the smart ones.
    Cathar, why can’t you be a little creative and give us all a break on the insults? No one is trying to usurp your position at the top of the heap, so to speak.

  117. Oh yeah, and for those of you who thought i hit that kid in the end for no reason maybe i should tell you that he brought at knife to the fight!, and the back kid in the beginning brought a bat, hmm that is a fellony i believe, concealed weapons? so everyone on their side can really just go get fucked, if you dont know the full story don’t bother trying to defend the people who started the fight and brought weapons that can be lethal to the fight, so just fuck off you un-informed ignorant morons

  118. After reading all of these comments I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of the intelligent people here are the kids, such as Brendan and Cameron, seeing as I’m fourteen years of age and I have better things to do, goodday !
    P.S.:Cathar, you’re a bitch.

  119. listen everybody, we all know that cameron is gay and that was stupid. but theres more to this fight than what you just see in this video. that kid who got punched in the end. him and his friends were the ones who started this whole thing. they brought us there, and they were the ones who wanted to fight. but afterwards everyone said sorry and its all okay. stop saying things like, “the beater kids deserve punishment” and shit like that, because you dont anything about this, and stop acting like you fucking do..

  120. It’s not a crack, just a simple statement. It’s your life, your story. It belongs to you. That isn’t bad or good, just the way it is. The iris insert was a reference to the guys who tore apart the garden earlier this Summer.

  121. I guess all of the adults realized that us children had a better argument and a better way of conveying our point and they decided to stop arguing, so i guess its not the future of the country thats in trouble, just the people who wont be around for it, if they cant learn to live their lives

  122. listen everybody, we all know that cameron is stupid and doesnt know what hes talking about. but theres more to this fight than what you just see in this video. that kid who got punched in the end. him and his friends were the ones who started this whole thing. they brought “the beater kids” there, and they were the ones who wanted to fight. but afterwards everyone said sorry and its all okay. stop saying things like, “the beater kids deserve punishment” and shit like that, because you dont anything about this, and stop acting like you fucking do..

  123. Ok, i’m done with this,I just realized that this is really gay with the help my new friend Gunther, i will admit that the fight was not the right thing to do, but everyone has been in a fight and knows how fun they are, but it shouldnt have been made such a big deal, i’m done now

  124. When it’s kid’s versus adults, i highly doubt either side will ever admit defeat, but what i do know is the adults will try to do such as talk down, ridicule, or make it a point that they are superior. Which at any time, is an ignorant move when having a debate/arguement.
    If you adults can’t consider the kid’s points as just as good point’s as yours..the arguement will go nowhere but downhill and get even worse.
    Now i see that a lot of you ARE caring about cameron and other kids’ arguements, which makes me not only happy, but satisfied.
    But to people like gunther, and other ignorant people on this board i have nothing to say to you except that you are truly pathetic.

  125. When it’s kid’s versus adults, i highly doubt either side will ever admit defeat, but what i do know is the adults will try to do such as talk down, ridicule, or make it a point that they are superior. Which at any time, is an ignorant move when having a debate/arguement.
    If you adults can’t consider the kid’s points as just as good point’s as yours..the arguement will go nowhere but downhill and get even worse.
    Now i see that a lot of you ARE caring about cameron and other kids’ arguements, which makes me not only happy, but satisfied.
    But to certain ignorant people on this board i have nothing to say to you except that you are truly pathetic.

  126. A kinkly word of advice for these good children of the future:
    “Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.”
    ~ Robert F. Kennedy

  127. A kindly word of advice for these good children of the future:
    “Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.”
    ~ Robert F. Kennedy

  128. someone … are you 8 years old, or did you only start studying English last week? Keep up the good work! (sarcasm … you’ll need to look that up … in a dictionary … your parents might be able to tell you about dictionaries)

  129. Allow me to pontificate®: Freda Adler once said: “Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.”

  130. I never claimed that the actions that occurred in Anderson were not illegal. However, that is far from the point. The point is it happened, and it was a consensual fight. It may not have been completely fair, and that behavior I do not condone, however, it was fair, and other people decided to step in. After people started stepping in, the fight ended. A crime was committed, but I see nothing horribly out of place in a fight that ended. Fights happen, demonizing the people in the fight, and those who are around the fight, is not right.

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  133. It has become, over the course of a long evening, impossible to discern who is an adult and who is a teen. I find that even more disturbing than the video in the first place. People who think things are wrong, have all the wrong reasons and people who think they are right seem to have no better arguments to support themselves. What happened? Some kids did things which may or may not have been bad, not evil perhaps, but bad. In the course of discussion they have decided to participate. Granted one cannot expect the eloquence of a 50 year old from a kid, unless we talking a particularly bright kid and pretty dumb 50 year which we may be. What the kids did was wrong. It sounds as if there was serious stuff going on that the smart thing for the kids would have been to talk to an adult. But it seems also clear that that would have been considered “gay”–“gay” like Bobby Kennedy. But our kids are a reflection of us and the fact that they chose not to speak to an adult reflects upon the nature of the adults, none of whom have seen fit to watch what their kids are doing, then or now.

  134. Allow me to pontificateΘ most human problems have their origin in a bad relationship with the body. I agree completely with Tai Chi master Yang Jwing-Ming when he writes that the world needs Chi Kung as much as it needs a perfect plan for the restoration of the global economy.

  135. That’s not ROC posting there. He doesn’t know binary language. Actually, now that I’ve run that string through my binary processor, ROC is confessing to posting as ROC, Cathar, Nottinham, and Walleroo (and suggests that Martta is his wife). WHAT A REVELATION!!

  136. im anonymously commenting about this post. i am a teenager in montclair. and i was there when this fight happened. im actually friends with the kids in the video. all of you adult posting comments saying the group of kids were attacked and vitimized don’t know shit about what actually happened. the kids who got their ass beat were the ones who picked the fight. the kid who in the beginning calls him a cracker called these kids and said “my crew verses your crew. meet us in the park and fight us or your pussys” that kid had actually broughten a knife that i had proceeded to take away from him. harmless fighting is ok, but when kids who are so called the victims bring weapons and pick the fight.. well that is another thing. the kid who on the bike who got punched was not harmless. the whole fight was his fault. before you idiot parents decide to comment on something you know nothing about you might want get the facts straight. it was a life lesson, some kids picked a fight and ended up learning a lesson. that they shouldnt pick fights any more. thats all that happened. you’re blowing it out of proportion and making pompous asshole remarks. shutup, and start trusting your kids.

  137. “broughten” ?
    Is there some kind of glamor in illiteracy?
    Someday you’ll have to get a job and support yourself and no matter how well you “fight” language like “broughten” will condemn you to penury (look it up).
    Really, kid, for your own sake, spend less time fighting and more time reading and you’ll have a better life.

  138. Hiding in baristaville, did you take time to read any of my other posts beside that one?
    My grammar and spelling is fine, and your writer-room ass has probably told it to me a couple times.
    So shut up.

  139. someone … you may want to check the grammar in your last post (you know, the one where you defend your grammar and use of language).
    I suggest you take ROC’s advice (directed at someone else) – “Really, kid, for your own sake, spend less time fighting and more time reading and you’ll have a better life.”

  140. “The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.”
    ~Edgar Friedenberg, The Vanishing Adolescent

  141. Something tells me, loser, that kid could use a few more “arguments” from adults.
    MM, reason 678? Perhaps there is something to the fact that you number the reasons that high. Are you comfortable with the decision? You do mention it a lot.

  142. I am EXTREMELY comfortable with my decision, ROC. And, reading all these posts about recalcitrant “yoots” proves that I made the correct decision.

  143. Your blanket statements always seem to read (to my eye) to the effect “see, kids aren’t worth the trouble”.
    Is that correct?
    Or is the “I chose not…” an admission of an inability to guide a child?
    I always find your “anti-childbearing” comments somehow a littel offensive and I don’t know why.
    Not your personal choice, of course, but the implication of a larger truth you are presenting for validation of some sort.
    It reminds me of when sometimes gay people say things like “that’s why I chose not to be a breeder”.
    Cameron needs some guidance, obviously. But in this (and any other) context he is certainly “worth having”.

  144. An anonymous teen in montclair was right, and who ever pointed out her typo and picked on them for it, is just angry that they were wrong and the kid was right, and decided to try to make them look dumb

  145. I’m childfree by choice, and after reading through this thread, I can’t imagine being a breeder.
    ROC, I, like Miss Martta, am very comfortable with my decision. Perhaps you’re offended by Miss Martta’s posts because you’re uncomfortable with your decision. Breeders always feel the need to defend themselves against the childfree. If you’re a happy breeder, why should you care about what a childfree person posts?

  146. I cant believe you people are arguing over if us kids in the fight were worth having you all should really be ashamed

  147. I cant believe you people are arguing over if us kids in the fight were worth having you all should really be ashamed
    Cameron — well said.

  148. I just looked back and found this comment, its completely wrong, utterly and completely wrong
    well im off to sleep, but i leave barista with this.
    Children should not be the subject of what parents think the result of the government or media are.
    Children should instead be looked upon as an adult who hasnt lived for as long. I dont think the mind of a minor should be taken anyless heavily as that of an adult. And i believe what parents are thinking now a days is that kids are easy manipulated by the media and will do anything they think is cool without thinking about it in any way or form. Well, your wrong, in fact, most kids have a lot of maturity and think about their actions a lot more than people may think, i cant speak for them all of course but its something people should take into consideration beofre pointing fingers and drawing conclusions.
    thats all i have to say.
    goodbye.

  149. ROC: You and I will never see eye to eye on this issue. No one is right, no one is wrong, it’s just a matter of opinion. And, for the record, yes, I beleuve that kids like this would be better off not having been born. Who needs ’em? Sorry if you are offended but as you know, I don’t mince words.
    Yes, Ice, I am back and I hafta tell ya: That is one beautiful country up there! I will tell you all when I see you and I naturally have lots of pix!

  150. ROC: You and I will never see eye to eye on this issue. No one is right, no one is wrong, it’s just a matter of opinion. And, for the record, yes, I beleuve that kids like this would be better off not having been born. Who needs ’em? Sorry if you are offended but as you know, I don’t mince words.
    Yes, Ice, I am back and I hafta tell ya: That is one beautiful country up there! I will tell you all when I see you and I naturally have lots of pix!

  151. look, It was just a fight… so just calm down, ther arent a lot of fightts in Montcliar, this already happened, so can’t we all just shut up about this? i mean… common!

  152. look, It was just a fight… so just calm down, ther arent a lot of fightts in Montcliar, this already happened, so can’t we all just shut up about this? i mean… come on!

  153. Sorry MM but:
    ” And, for the record, yes, I beleuve that kids like this would be better off not having been born. Who needs ’em?”
    Is really a terrible and presumptuous thing to say. Dehumanizing. To suppose to make any kind of judgement like this at any time, in my opinion, is beyond the purview of any human’s perspective. To witness someone making such a judgement based on a 2 minute video of childish (though brutish) behavior is truly shocking.

  154. omg, we were not being that brutal… sure there were a few punches, but in the end, no one was hurt badly…

  155. “Dehumanizing.”
    That’s funny. That’s the exact word that came to mind when I watched the beating.

  156. and… dehuminizing? thinking kids like that shouldnt be born? It’s not like you have never been in a fight with someone. It’s not like this was a murder or anything

  157. Cameron what the hell is wrong with you and those people. I know you and im not giving out my name, but if you know that you fighting or what ever is wrong then why bother.
    YOU ARNT A REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. (inside joke)

  158. Miss martta you are an ignorant moron, to tell me that i shouldnt have been born is a ridiculous and cruel thing to say, i’m sure you have done things much worse than get into a fight, with kids who actually challenged you, and brought weapons, you have no right to tell me that i should never have been born, you truly are a ridiculous person, and much worse than myself

  159. And maybe there wasnt much of a cause, but when someone challenges me and my friends to a fight, and brings a knife and a bat, i am not just going to go home like nothing happened….
    chuck norris?

  160. Miss martta: If your reasons for my birth being a terrible mistake are that i am unpleasant to people that insult my entire existence than you seriously need to re-think your whole theory.

  161. MILITARY SCHOOL!?!?!? this was just one fight.. its not like there was a gagn rape… or murder, or something like that…

  162. look, just stop the insulting. there was a fight, its not like we were sent from hell, worse thigns happen every day, so wont you just calm down ms Martta, and all the other adults critisizing us?

  163. Someone who names their kid Cameron should just dispense with the formalities and name him, Beat Me Up and Steal My Lunch Money Now.

  164. look, just stop the insulting. there was a fight, its not like we were sent from hell, worse thigns happen every day, so wont you just calm down ms Martta, and all the other adults critisizing us?

  165. and are you actually going to talk about my “acidic” remarks when you actually stated that i should have never been born? That is both idiotic and hypocritical

  166. Someone who names their kid Cameron should just dispense with the formalities and name him, Beat Me Up and Steal My Lunch Money Now.

  167. if u dont have kids.. then wont humans become extinct?, and also, dont be so directly mean to kids, you were one once.

  168. just checking in on this after 2 days. Hard to believe the conversation has continued this long. A couple things: Miss Martta – Good for you choosing to be childless. I have nothing but big respect for your choice; more people on this planet should make it. And your opinion that the world would be better without these kids is in no way out-of-bounds. It hurts their feelings to see it in print? Tough.
    Cameron and Somebody, and the other kids on here – save this stuff and read it in ten or fifteen years, and you’ll laugh at how dim you were at this age. And if you’d learn to read carefully, you’d understand that I wasn’t threatening, I was warning you that parents get very aggressive when they see someone attack their kids. You posted your little film to teach some other bunch of dopes a lesson? I’m sure that makes you feel tough, but it also puts you in harms way from their parents. I’m not their parents – I’m just making a point. When the parents see it, they’ll want to hurt you, no matter who started it. They’ll either act on that impulse or they wont. But it’s pretty stupid of you to invite trouble and pain like that.

  169. ok… 1. we werent inflicting a whole lot of pain on them, 2. how is going to someones home and beating them with a bat not threatiening?

  170. Mitchell – like i said, read carefully. “If I were a parent of one of the victim kids…” comes right after “not that i know them, because my kids are younger than that.”
    It was hypothetical. Now you probably don’t even know what that means, but most people who read and respond to these postings do. It’s like This: when I say “If I was the president, I’d resign my job immediately,” it doesn’t mean I’m threatening to resign my own job immediately.
    Good lord, i’m trying to explain rhetoric to a dim 13-year-old. I MUST have something better to do than this.

  171. i know what you meant, i just think going to someoens home and beating them with a bat isnt the best example you could use, and also u didnt make it so clear that you were being theoretical. so just stfu k?

  172. Sleepysleek, what you really appear to be is an adult who’s mission in life is to make the youth feel stupid, inferior, worthless, and un-needed.
    You really are a pathetic person and i hope you realize this one day and your sad mockary of what you wish was any ounce of intellect bites you in the ass and you go bank-rupt and homeless.

  173. he or she probably allready is backrupt, and homeless, sneaking into peoples homes to get on there computer to tell us these things

  174. You kids are making me laugh. BUT, I want to know if there was any possibility of you speaking to an adult prior to the fight?

  175. someone — you continue to display only a minimal comprehension of english spelling and grammar. Good work! Whatever you do, don’t study hard and read — you are impressive just as you are! (Again, this is sarcasm. I certainly don’t expect you to recognize it without some help)

  176. Sleepysleek: Stop trying to cover up a blatant threat to children, because you are scared someone’s parents are going to find that, and take action against you for threatening their children, you have no idea what you are talking about, you are an absolute imbecile

  177. Ok hiding in baristaville. I think i understand that my grammar isn’t that of a college graduate.
    And i really don’t care. I get A’s in english and i have my whole life, so youre little insults really aren’t bothering me.

  178. Termighty: do you honestly think a couple of kids are going to call up their parents and warn them that they are about to get into a fight? Start thinking realistically

  179. what has this topic become of? now where insulting each other for grammar errors? owner of baristanet… just close down this subject, or whatever.

  180. Perhaps the fact that you’re (note the apostrophe) getting straight A’s in English class will give more folks good reason to either send their children to private school, or move to Glen Ridge (which may not have the obvious grade inflation problem that plagues the Montclair public school system).

  181. Just leave us alone…. k? youve tried to make your point about the fight, its over, so you must have no life just standing aaround insulitng teens for no reason… go away, and get a life

  182. “if u dont have kids.. then wont humans become extinct?, and also, dont be so directly mean to kids, you were one once.”
    Mitchell,
    Some people should NEVER have children. It’s a good thing if they recognose who they are and their limitations.

  183. Cameron, why not? I would like to think my kid would tell me if there was something like that going on. And so far I’ve been right.

  184. lol, im not meaning to say that directly to if you dont want kids… i mean to what they sadi about how they wish that there werent any kids… and if there werent any kids… like i said before… humans would be extinct

  185. Well all parents would like that, but a kid doesnt think like that, we are less mature and arent as responsible, you have to expect things like this

  186. hiding #047, saying people should never have children is a ridiculous thing to say, if everyone lived like that, then you wouldnt even be here to preach your anti-child ways to us

  187. Cameron,
    It was Ms. Martta that aid she didn’t want to have any children. I think she has good reason.
    It’s not ridiculous- not everyone should have children.
    Anyone who thinks that they shouldn’t have kids probably shouldn’t.
    No anti- child preaching from me just bad parent preaching.

  188. Actually, I think Hiding #047 is right on. If someone knows they don’t like kids, knows that he or she would make a lousy parent, then that is their right and their choice. Why foist your values and opinions on others?
    There are lots of reasons (too many to list them all here) for people who make this choice. For starters, someone could have a genetic disease, suffer from depression or whatever. Don’t judge childfree folks so harshly.

  189. Actually, I think Hiding #047 is right on. If someone knows they don’t like kids, knows that he or she would make a lousy parent, then that is their right and their choice. Why foist your values and opinions on others?
    There are lots of reasons (too many to list them all here) for people who make this choice. For starters, someone could have a genetic disease, suffer from depression or whatever. Don’t judge childfree folks so harshly.

  190. I agree with everything you said, i miss read the comment, and thought it had said people in general shouldnt have children, Judging? i am not judging anybody, you on the other hand have judged me greatly saying that i should never have been born, so dont push you childfree ways on my parents, and the parents of the other children at the fight

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