lol, I love it! Punker... as in "one who punks".

That's what I named my rabbit. :P
OT but damn your username is weirding me out... my name is j taylor and every time i've worked at a big company with company email, there is always another jtaylor so i get stuck with jtaylor2. SO WEIRD.
lol, I got jtaylor2 as my email/account username in undergrad. It just stuck. :P

Re: the internet provides ^_^
Thanks for posting this. I actually watched it (while working). It's pretty...dumb. But it plays better than the episode of "Quincy" about punks (with a little bit of cutting thrown in for sensationalist effect).

10:30--"Ziggy Ziggy Sputnick"? I'm not sure if that was deliberate or if nobody on set had ever heard of them.
Re: the internet provides ^_^
Well, there was "Sigue Sigue Sputnick" - maybe they did get it wrong! Silly Afterschool Special writers....
gopher was the ship's purser---is that the right term? and gopher was the senator from iowa....

this guys name is i think bernie koppel...something like that....
BWAHAHAHAHAAAAA omg I would kill to see this.

They do have DVD sets of those afterschool specials, but never the ones I want :(
They do have DVD sets of those afterschool specials, but never the ones I want :(

I didn't know this. Gotta look them up. Thanks!
I loved Afterschool Specials. CBS had them too. I forgot what they called them. It was a similar name. Loved the subject matters - drugs, suicide, teen pregnancy, divorce, not fitting in, etc. The topics were endless.

Too bad they stopped making these. Now it's all talk shows in those time slots.

Wasn't he on The Love Boat? The dad. I can't place him.
I love the implication that going punk negates the adjectives bright, loveable and talented.

SUGGESTION: Remember kid is still bright and talented, continue to love, do not take any shit.
I love the implication that going punk negates the adjectives bright, loveable and talented.

This was my thought exactly.

If my kid went "punker," I'd ask him if he wanted help shaving his head, dyeing his hair, whatever. Warn him to be sure to sterilize his safety pins before poking them through his skin. Buy him spiked bracelets for his birthday. Ask after his tastes in music.

My spawn would probably rebel by wearing khakis and going to church, or something.
I'd be all 'so do you prefer the more angry, politicised British punk of the Sex Pistols or the surf-influenced, subversive California punk of the Ramones? Oh come on, you must have an opinion.'
There's nothing wrong with wearing khakis and going to church as long as you don't forget to stick it to the man when a sticking is due.
Um, the Ramones might have been "surf-influenced" and "subversive," but they were from Queens, New York.
Ha! You're my punker kid, aren't you? I deliberately did that to provoke you into engaging in the conversation! Don't you feel like we're bonding now?
Possibly I'd confront him about the half-arsed punk hair he's got going on, and perhaps make some suggestions.
I tried to raise my kid punk, but she turned out to be the girly-girl type. However, she still recognizes the Social Distortion logo from the "Mommy's Little Monster" T-shirt she used to wear when she was 2. If she tried to go punk later when she's a teen, I'd take her to buy Manic Panic and a leather jacket myself. Knowing her, she'll probably rebel instead by going prep and volunteering at the nursing home or something.;)