Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reform School


Reform school girl

Teen-aged-dope slaves and reform school girls

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Did your parents ever threaten to send you off to Reform School? I was kind of a sneaky kid, and I really didn't get caught/in trouble too often. My parents suspected that I was up to no good, but I got pretty good grades and didn't get called in to the principal's office often, so they didn't threaten to send me to Reform School. HOWEVER, my parents tried to convince/persuade me to attend a Christian school. Being a devil worshipper bit of a contrarian, I opted to stay in public school with the heathens. I can only imagine how much worse I might have turned out had I gone with their preferred school.

Side note: My parents are super religious -- my Dad used to be a preacher. When it came time for me to go to college, my parents told me they would help pay for my school if I went to a Christian university. Needless to say,  I opted for a budget education at Cal State on my own dime. :]


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25 comments:

Gabbi said...

awww... I love the reform school art! Never was threatened with reform school but I went to Catholic school for a chunk of my school years and it was pretty hellish. Public school was lovely by comparison!

Georgina Dollface said...

That poster is hilarious! It reminds me of the first time I saw Reefer Madness. It was part of a double bill at the campus theatre. Reefer Madness was on first, followed by David Lynch's Eraserhead. Of the two films, Eraserhead was more of an drug deterrent, because I thought 'if tripping out feels anything like watching B&W Lynch films, then oh hell no.' - G

love jenny xoxo said...

I never got threatened with reform school, I think I was smart enough to know that my parents probably couldn't afford it anyways, and I think if they were going to send one of us away, it would have been my sister!

XOXO

kimbirdy said...

these are so awesome! i grew up going to christian schools, but it was more because the level of education was much higher than the public schools of small town tennessee. i domestically partnered a man with super conservative religious parents though, and i feel like they're ready to ship their son off to reform school to save him from all the evil ways in which i've corrupted him. i'm definitely the black sheep of his family and i know for a fact they pray for my partner's salvation. i guess opposites really do attract.

Char said...

did you ever visit one of those colleges? i visted Bob Jones University in North Carolina - very scary stuff.

Summer Athena said...

yeah, my niece may need a little reform school but who the hell knows.

my mom drove me out of town once telling me we were going to counseling and when we stopped at a mcdonalds to pee, i ran away.

i just knew she was gonna lock me up in some reform school!

Claire Kiefer said...

Reform school is scary. My parents never threatened it (nor could they have afforded it) cause I was a pretty good kid too (except for my brattiness during the teenage years), but when I was little and my mom and I would fight, she'd call my aunt to vent and I'd press my ear to the door, cause I was so scared she was calling an adoption agency to give me up!

Felicia said...

My parents aren't religious but they used to threaten to put a stamp on my head and mail me back to Korea or to kick me out of the house.

bananas. said...

i think it's a riot that you come from religous parents. the fact that you "rebelled" from their religious push makes me like you even more.

not that there's anything wrong with religious folk...but really there is. hahhahahahahaha!!!

truth be told, i wanted to go to catholic school just for the uniform. i thought it was super sexy rexy. probably not the best reason to go to that kind of school.

Lara said...

This is too funny! My dad was always threatening me with reform school!
I was sneaky too but also made good grades so I only got caught a few times but when I did... BAM! Grounded for 3 months at a time - window screwed shut, door off the hinges, phone jack ripped out of the wall. My dad was no joke!

They aren't religious but put me in private Christian school for a good education. I finally got to go to an alternative high school in 10th grade. Thank god!

Good for you for taking care of your own education!!!

SabinePsynopsis said...

These posters... totally make me want to go to Reform School. But I've always had a hunch that you learn the really wicked stuff in Christian schools (can't even imagine the stuff they get up to at Christian universities). Lucky you're such a good girl, J. and stayed out of trouble :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh man... I am quite the opposite. Always a good girl with a sense of adventure. I went to school that was on the grounds of a Jewish Synagogue and then went to a LDS University. My parents? They never once spoke to me about religion. They thought it was more important for me to choose my own life in every way.

...love Maegan said...

Teen-aged DOPE SLAVES!!! ahahahahhahahahhahahah that's amazing.

In my house it was more of ME doing the threatening not them ...like "I'M GONNA RUN AWAY AND NEVER COME BACK" with suitcase in hand.

I made it as far as the garage then came storming back in yelling YOU DON'T EVEN CARE IF I RUN AWAY!!! ...yeah.

Alisa said...

No, my parents were young, liberal, divorced and dating. They were busy causing their own trouble! My sister and I were pretty good, so no threats.

Though my best friend did get in trouble and was sent to live in Utah with her dad. From Berkeley to Utah, quite a shock!

pearls said...

almost every week in my teenage years i was getting shipped SOMEWHERE... anywhere!!! i was a bit of a nightmare child lots of late nights & lots of weed... i grew up on a island what else was there to do ?? my poor mother :)

Annabelle said...

I was never threatened with such. I kept just far enough on this side of the line.

Had a friend get herself shipped off to Germany, that made an impression.

Marisa said...

Haha it's so funny cause here in Iowa the Catholic/Christian schools are actually the stereotypical "better" school, but back home in Illinois that was where you got sent when you got kicked out of public school. Hahaha.

Jessica said...

Lmao I promise to be a good girl. Ah who am I kidding.

tulpen said...

that 'teenaged dope slave' looks like she's at least 45.

though, not a catholic, I went to catholic high school and college. i was high throughout much of both.

Jo said...

"Scarlet Secrets"...oh yeah! those are the best kind! ;)

Diana said...

this is so cool! i love the covers.

hmm, no my parents were already really strict. i'm sure they could have given reform school some tips themselves :P

Anne said...

Looking at these posters you would think pantyhose issues are a requirement for acceptance at reform schools. Wouldn't you think these chicks are rebellious enough to chuck the hose and go raw?

Jill said...

Smart girl!

Kitty Stampede said...

These are freaking hilarious and awesome.

and my parents DID put me in a Christian School for grades 5 & 6. worst years of my life. Boy, did I ever get bullied. It was a damn dutch clique Christian School and everybody had blonde hair and blue eyes. Me and my sister were GINGERS!!!! i'm more of a border-line daywalker, while my sister is hardcore gingi. Anyways it was hell on earth and I always ended up in the principal's office after being majorly bullied, and GET THIS..I had to hold hands with the girl who tortured me and PRAY!!!!!! Oh dear Lord, I am over it now but my god those were tough times for me. shudders..

vint junky said...

I know this is perhaps wrong...but i wanted to go a reform school (i didn't!), it was like a teenage ambition. I think i imagined i was a 'Poison ivy' type bad girl (without the sex!)...it's ok , even i'm cringing My poor mum!
And ditto i had religion imposed upon me too, and couldn't help rebelling. Naming my pets beelzebub and salem, running off to rock concerts, wearing lots of black and generally being naughty. I think i'm only just getting over it now, actually ;)