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    This guy is a genius

    Rain Price will never forget the first day of his sophomore year of high school. On the bus, packed with classmates from his suburban Utah school, Rain peered out the window, mortified.

    "The school bus for the first time ever came down our street this year," explains Rainís dad, Dale, to Utahís Daily Herald. "This was [my sonís] first year on the bus. My wife came running in the room and suggested we go wave at him to embarrass him.Ē

    And so began Daleís hazing ritual that continued every day for the rest of his son's school year. The first day may have been the most shocking for Rain, but in the days to follow, the surprises kept coming.

    Since the fall, Dale has waved at his son in 180 different outlandish costumes. The second day of school he wore a football helmet and jersey, and in the months that followed he opened the front door dressed as a blushing bride, a superhero, a Star Trek fan, Michael Jackson, and a giant chicken. One day he even lugged an old toilet bowl onto the street and sat on it reading a newspaper, stopping to wave as the bus rolled by.

    Over time, Rain's most humbling moment became his most anticipated. "The first day of high school...it was really embarrassing," Rain tells the Herald. "But the last couple of months it has turned into more entertainment."

    The father of three, a stay-at-home dad, raided the familyís Halloween costume collection, borrowed outfits from neighbors, and managed to spend under $50 over the year to make his sonís bus ride the highlight of the day. To preserve the memories, his wife, Rochelle, photographed each day's outfit and posted it on their blog called waveatthebus.blogspot.com.

    Soon Rainís friends werenít the only ones anticipating Daleís morning ritual. Heís become a local celebrity in their Utah suburb of American Fork and an international phenomenon in the blogosphere.

    With expectations high, Dale developed a system. When his son leaves to catch the bus at 7:10 A.M., he is dressed in the bare bones of his costume to keep his outfit a surprise. Then heís got 4 minutes to transform, with accessories and props, into a renegade paintball player, a Star Wars character or Terry Potter (Harryís distant relative). Sometimes his son, Riot, a second grader, joins in the fun. On day 26, he played Batman to his dadís Robin.

    On the last day of school, Dale gave Rain a final send-off dressed as a "peg-leg" pirate, an alter-ego he's reinvented throughout the year, as a nod to his own prosthetic leg. It will likely be the end of the routine that made the Price family famous.

    Through it all, Rain, an honors student and a member of his high school marching band, has come to appreciate his dadís efforts. ďHe is genetically predisposed to having a good sense of humor,Ē writes Rain's mom, Rochelle, on their blog. ďAnd yes, he did laugh at the waves. If you look closely at some of the pictures, youíll see that he and his friends were waving back.Ē
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    This is awesome.
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    As an added bonus, he has a plunger for a leg.

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    Embarrassing your children is one of life's greatest joys.
    Odi profanum vulgus et arceo. I hate the unholy rabble and keep them away - Horace.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Arcade FIre are a bunch of dicks, Deadmau5 is a dick, bands are dicks, David Bowie sucks dicks, Daft Punk is two human buttholes with semen for brains (that was loaded into a butthole from a dick that grew out of their moms), we're all dicks that fucked our moms assholes, God is going to put a giant dick down and fuck our mouths

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    Rain Price is a terrible name. Dale and my mother must have lost poker hands to the same megalomaniacal weatherman.

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    Can we please just take a minute and think about the fact the kids are named Rain and Riot?
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    The next baby will be the drummer.

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    Yeah, dad's really pulling all the tricks to make sure the first album's dedicated to him instead of the bread-winning mom.

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    Also: American Fork. They live in a place called American Fork.

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    Rain's Revenge.

    NIN/Soundgarden/ - 8/14 - Austin 360
    Woods - 8/20 - Holy Mountain
    Jamie xx - 8/27 - The Mohawk
    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town

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    Where are you from? I am from American fucking Fork, question-asker. That's where the hell I am from.

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    Love this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    Where are you from? I am from American fucking Fork, question-asker. That's where the hell I am from.
    "My name is Rain, and I'm from American Fork; your question is invalid."
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    American Fork, makes sense.
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    white power?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    "My name is Riot, brother to Rain, son of Dale the master of disguise and slight humiliation, and I'm from American Fork; your question is invalid."
    fixed.
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    If the thread title was sarcastic...

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    Too bad about his shitty prefab house.

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    That peg leg really adds to the costumes.
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