Friday, 15 May 2009

Blow-Pop lollipops Bristol

Looking like a lot of her classmates – giddy and irreverent, wearing a silly necklace of Blow-Pop lollipops strung together with curly gift ribbon – Bristol Palin stepped toward the stage in Wasilla Sports Complex Thursday night to receive her high school diploma, more a worried mom than a jubilant teen.

"Where's my baby?" Bristol mouthed, searching the two front rows where her family sat until she finally spotted son Tripp near the backstage door, where Bristol's Aunt Heather was feeding the infant a bottle.

Bristol boasted a 3.497 G.P.A., regretting only that she was "point zero-zero-something" away from graduating with Honors. A budding activist in the cause to prevent teen pregnancy, she says she hopes to go to an area college for a two-year business degree and then a job, possibly in real estate.

1. Yes, the necklace is silly. What happened to her left arm? Where's her left hand?

2. Tripp was awake???

3. How could she possibly be "point zero-zero-something" away from graduating with Honors when she missed so much school? Another genius in the family? The other one being Trig, of course, who just started his job as a state official, promoting literacy for schoolchildren.

4. Is the real estate job with Kristan Cole, Sarah's friend and Trustee of the legal slush fund, by any chance?

Story: People magazine
Photo by Peter Yang

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26 comments:

FEDUP!!! said...

"How could she possibly be "point zero-zero-something" away from graduating with Honors when she missed so much school?"
I guess those correspondence courses either have NO tests at all, or they are open book, too, and at home with unlimited time/no supervision who does the actual test taking...

I also wondered what she is carrying in her left hand...

WV: quitici - quit here?

Anonymous said...

I think the "Blow-Pop" necklace was part of her abstinence message.

Stick to giving bj's... and you will not get pregnant.

the problem child said...

Yes, her hand certainly looks very weird. However, maybe she can get work done on it by Denali Orthopedic Surgery. I bet they are very pleased with their product placement right about now.

Dianne said...

What the heck IS up with that left hand? I blew it up and it still doesn't look like a hand. It looks like something out of "Hellraiser" and with drywall nails sticking out of it, or something. I know there are more important things to focus on, but this is just one of those "just what is that appendage anyway" moments.

The straight goods! said...

I didn't have to blow up the picture to see that her left hand is completely normal. Maybe some people want to start silly rumors like this one to change the subject away from what's important about Bristol. And what's important is that Bristol is the mother of Trig and Tripp.

Love and kisses to Thomas!

gurpse said...

Who is Thomas?

midnightcajun said...

Nice to be the governor's daughter and miss nearly 2 years of school and not only still graduate, but with a decent GPA, too. If I were a graduating senior in her school, I'd be pissed. Don't they have attendance laws in Alaska? Oh, wait; laws don't apply to the royal family.

Seriously, I pity her teachers at college, having to teach this ignoramus. As bad as high school can be, people do acquire some necessary information there that Bristol now lacks. She's wise to go to a local school, and she'd better get through her two year program in a hurry, because if mommy loses the next election, little Bristol is going to have a hard time indeed. Actually, she's going to have a hard time in life anyway, because she has not learned one very important lesson in life: actions have consequences.

code? said...

Suddenly, it makes sense that a seven y.o. Piper would have a pacifier, too.

What are these teens trying to tell their parents? Lollipops and jolly ranchers are what teens use for the dry mouth. A problem when you take diet pills or other substance.

Is that code?

Janet in Texas said...

Lollipops full of Ecstasy are very popular with teenagers and young people.

Anonymous said...

Straight goods,

How can you see a normal hand? The arm is too short, and what's showing doesn't look like a hand.

Nobody is starting rumors, just commenting on a strange photo.

KW

The straight goods! said...

Alright anonymous, the real truth is that Bristol lost her left hand in a hunting accident and what is showing is a wooden hand that her dad carved out of an elk's antler. He painted fingernails on it in a nice red color but he didn't get the fingers quite right so they kinda look like the thumb doesn't oppose. But you have to admit, he did pretty good considering he had to use a hunting knife and he only had an hour to do it. Much better than letting anybody know that he shot his daughter's hand off don't you think?

The straight goods! said...

OH, and I should have also mentioned too anonymous, he shot both her legs off too and that's why the picture is only showing above the waist.

Anonymous said...

The straight goods! keep typing as fast as you can because the message from Bristol and WHS is in code. The people who need to be commenting are those that speak the language and are most likely under 20 something.

Anonymous said...

Lollipop Princesses
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about SLO County's drug epidemic is not that it exists, but that so many people refuse to believe it exists. Lizzie, an attractive blonde with an affinity for lollipops, has been doing recreational drugs since she was 14 years old but says her parents don't know.
http://www.nowpublic.com/teens_are_using_more_designer_drugs
Without referring to drugs, goggle: teens, lollipop

Anonymous said...

Effects of some popular drugs are jaw muscle tension, lock jaw, and teeth grinding. Users suck on pacifiers or lollipops to relieve the tension and avoid TMJ issues.

Lollipops are also a big campaign prop for Candies.

regina said...

I'm getting old... a lot of this stuff is going over my head!

Interesting, though.

Who's Thomas?

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

"Blow-Pop lollipops strung together with curly gift ribbon"
Wow! I hope Levi takes this straight to his Lawyer!!!!
Too, also...her hand looks weird!

Anonymous said...

Did People mag change it's headline for Bristol's graduating?

code said...

Candies marketing knows what lollipop means to teens. They are the most perverse foundation in the world. They count on out of touch parents and talk to teens as they know they can understand.

The hand could be some kind of cell phone?

regina said...

code,

The hand reminds me of something you see on a scarecrow... it doesn't look like a cell phone.

Reg

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

Someone on mudflats comment that Bristol grad class was supposed to be 2008!
So ya know, changin' diapers and makin' bottles is so hard she had to wait until 2009 to graduate!

FEDUP!!! said...

That appendage looks like some of those knuckle-irons (don't know what they are called, but they fit over each finger and have like a ring shape. It is used by thugs usually, and is not as colorful as the stuff B. is wearing/carrying.

CAC: I believe it was supposed to be LEVI who was to graduate last year - and one month before graduation he quit school (to be a daddy?)

regina's husband said...

Maybe it's a fake arm with a strange appendage. Her real arm was inside the gown. I think it was a joke. Just like her diploma...

Anonymous said...

I looked up "candy", "lollipop" and "blow pop" in the urban dictionary and learned quite a few new things!

Do you think Bristol is sending a message to those in the know? I think so. I wonder if lots of kids wore those necklaces?

Hmmmm.

Another thing that seems "off" to me is Bristol calling Tripp "my baby" instead of "Tripp." In my opinion most mothers refer to their child by name. Maybe it has something to do with her being a teen mom instead of a mature mother.

AKPetMom said...

Just for hoots and giggles look up "Tripp" in the Urban Dictionary as well. Might give you some new insight on Bristol's "state of mind" at the time of conception :-)

KaJo said...

Another thing that seems "off" to me is Bristol calling Tripp "my baby" instead of "Tripp." In my opinion most mothers refer to their child by name. Maybe it has something to do with her being a teen mom instead of a mature mother.More likely it's so that she doesn't have a name-switch brain cramp and call him Trig.

(my WV is a clue as to how Bristol was able to graduate: "dostuter" = two tutors?)