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Act Your Age (1949)

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Mind boggling expose of a delinquent (?) teen who gets frustrated with school and starts vandalizing his desk, only to be sent to the principal (Mr. Edmonds? Evans? Edounds?) to discuss "infantile...

Funny the kid sanded down and refinished the desk. I feel like most adults today couldn't do that.
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Maturity is about a sense of perspective...something that our era discourages because this era decontextualises everything into individual pieces rather than seeing the whole of which they are part.
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My mother acts like a lot of those people in the video.  She has to be right, ALWAYS. If she's wrong she won't admit it or she lies.   She cries for attention... LITERALLY If she does something wrong, she blames it on other people. And she calls ME immature. I'm gonna make her watch this video.  :P
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12:48 he's checking out that narrow hard-ass
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Dark ages people, those were dark ages..lol
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Hey, maybe that ball player was coked up Edmonds. Don't be so quick to judge
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2:00 he stood thee for roughly 20 seconds before the principal noticed him O_o...ODD!
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Attention! Attention! I think that you need to familiarise yourself with the concept of humour.
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8:51 u can see his pimples...hehe thats adorable!....hes cute....if i was there or it was now id be chasin after him LOLS!
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OMG...this sounds like some Stephen King scary shit. Was the song "The Esquires - Get On Up" ??? I see a movie in the making with this one. Whatever happen to this dude?
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The Red Sox and thier fans need to watch this video 3:48-4:52. looks like Kevin Youkalis @ 4:18
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"Wouldn't you like to rate yourself like this?" NO! Get away from me, you icky, smarmy man!
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Moral of the story: Be a robot, because nobody wants to see that you are a human being in society. Also, take all those bad feelings and bury em deep down inside of you and just smiling those feelings away.... oh lordie. No wonder why people from that generation were whacked out.
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Mechanical pencils are a tool of the devil.
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The 'show off' guy they used as an example cracks me up. I had to watch him make those goofy faces a couple of times so I could laugh some more.
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None of these scenarios seem all that babyish. Cheating on a test is irresponsible and dishonest, but i wouldn't call it the behavior of a 5 year old. Getting upset when the teacher calls on you when you weren't paying attention seems like a normal teenage reaction too. And what 1st grader carves up a desk? immature, yes, but carving a desk isn't something a 5 year old would do like they keep saying!
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Got it, got it. It was a joke.) Though I still don't find anything funny about it. Probably this is kind of specific american humour, dunno.:-)
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tell me about it....I had a boss who was a moronic child. The only reason he even had the job at all was "his father owned the business". Word of advice....don't ever work for a "family run" business (unless you are part of the family).
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LOL....in regard to your post regarding how things have changed. When I was in junior high school (circa 1967, 8th grade) I had to sit next to this kid (in the back of the class) who was a big fat smelly pig. For politically correct reasons he was never diciplined. He would pull out a "huge" folding pocket knife and whittle the desk and cut slices off it while singing a song titled "get on up"....he would repeat that phrase a million times while cutting up the desk....
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Hey I have a busted rib and it really hurts when I laugh so hard. Curse you =)
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Mr. Edmunds is awesome! I think if you did that to a desk now you may possibly get arrested.
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How dare Phyllis have feelings if something went wrong. So childish to react to anything. -____-
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People who keep saying teens looked old back then. I have seen many teens today who could easily pass for mid to late 20s, while at the same time teens that could pass for middle school age. Its an odd perception. But mainly, I think it has to do with teens back then being better dressed, more sophisticated, and having manners.
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"You have a special pencil....but you're rather proud of it" lol...creepy man.
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wtf ! all'a those service for the public 50's film draw a dim image -do not show emotions = good boys and girl. -do not reflect any individuality = good boys and girls. all the rest = troubled ! let's pressure them to oblivion. ... than they ask in history books, why that generation became hippies and stoners .. real mystery. good thing they can somehow blame it on WWII ...
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Considering that GusF is Irish, it wouldn't be specifically American humour though.
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yes, it was the Esquires Get On Up. I feel enraged every time I hear that song. He actually got a football scholorship even though he could barely read. Not sure what ever happened to him after college. I had to sit next to this 300 pound shit bag for an entire "year". He stunk so bad it made cough (gag to be exact). Even the teachers were afraid of him and only gave him a passing grade so they could get him out of their class
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@KittyKattyYukiLvr Not to mention his creepy comment on how Jim's shoulders haven't "grown broader" yet...as he stares at Jim and chuckles in a creepy way!
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The principal has a pocketknife on him? God how times have changed. A kid got expelled for bringing plastic guns to school for god sakes...
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If cheating on a test is 'not acting your age', then many college students are 'still playing with marbles'.
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The principal - whatever the hell his name is - is as creepy as hell. "You've seen the girl who always has to win an argument." By which he means every single girl ever.
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There was a certain respect for authority figures in the 50's...the principal is so fatherly. Kids aren't so trusting anymore.
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"What else do you want me to do Mr. Edmonds?" I have a feeling Mr. E would like Jim to show him his "special pencil." He already asked to see it.
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I think that it don't matter how old you are, people are still immature and childish, and I know because I am like that a lot and I'm almost 24. It's just how the world works and whether you like it or not it's the truth. I worked for a boss that had the mentality of 12 year old.
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Maybe one of these pencils will open a paint can? What the hell kind of pencils did they have?!
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Attention! Attention! An infantile reaction! Really.. If you haven't noticed, he mentioned BOYS like in 90% of examples to that 10% of girls not behaving adequately. And that makes sense, cause girls tend to develope faster than boys. So did he mean every single boy EVER? Yes, and guess what, he was right. I was pissed off by the ammount of thumbs up your comment had received. Because it was actually you who'd been discriminative here. Oh. whatever.
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