Just a reminder Cole was the first person to dislike Lady Bird and ruin its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
That's a Key Chain of Larry The Cucumber from Veggietales. I used to have one of those as a kid.Why is there a pickle to the left of Bob's head? Also why are there spices and garlic powder and shit on a shelf full of VHS videotapes? I think that's Old Bay Seasoning on the upper right. It's usually put on crabs and other seafood.
What you're saying is admirable, but you have to look at it from a different perspective.Greene, for a variety of reasons, could no longer meet Chris' educational needs. I usually am a fan of partial mainstreaming for kids like Chris, depending on the school. (Children on the spectrum are more prone to bullying, but they're also prone to imitating the behaviors of those around them and normalizing them.) Bob would have made more as an engineer than Barb would have made, and I'm pretty sure she would have been able to get an entry level position like that wherever.
Legitimately, I don't understand why Barb didn't have Early Intervention services if she cared so much. He would have qualified for PT/OT/ST for free until he was three in Virginia through Infant Toddler Connection. That would have carried over to the same services at pre-K, likely with the same people, and those referrals are made through UVA, and he would have been referred to UVA by his pediatrician when he failed to hit mentioned milestones, because as far back as 1985, AMA standards mean his ped would have been documenting those assessments. This means either she didn't take him to the doctor or she flat ignored the referrals and assistance. (And yeah, in the 1980's, moms did the appointments, so I'm pointing the finger at Barb.)
And while it isn't fair, moms just know a lot of extraneous bullshit about their children.
Before taking another mortgage against the house, Barb could have thought about Chris' future and bought a small condo, or even had Rocky set up a trust for Chris, used Medicare to get her in an assisted living apartment, and had Chris live with her. Bob tried to set up a career and future for Chris, although unlike Greene Co., the other school system just gave Bob asspats and said Chris was fine, rather than really evaluating and helping him. Barb has yelled at trolls for bothering her, but did she ever try to negotiate for Chris on his behalf?
I know but honestly to them, Barb is just the Whore of Babylon & who even cares about the quarterbaked sperm trophy she has to show for stealing Dad from Mom?The Chandlers only have themselves to blame, like us all, but that Chris's older siblings never even sent chintzy little gifts or even cared to call to make sure Chris was alive ( my guess is that was why Cole bothered ever, at all) is wasted chances.
Ironically, as much as Cole hated Bob, he would have been better off with Bob's genes. From every sample we have, Chandler genetic material outperforms Weston.Cole is taking aim at Star Wars:
And while I agree that the movies aren't very good, it's also sad how badly he wants to be taken seriously by the film community. Hey, Cole: I enjoy grind house trash too, but if you think your beloved "Ms. .45" is really any better than Disney's latest cash grab, you are fucking delusional.
Also, I've said it before, but the older and fatter he gets, the more he looks like Chris. Even has the same expression in some pictures.
Bob was a below average parent, but I feel like in a normal situation he might have done better.Bob at least tried up to a point, while Barb only cared about herself and the hoard.
Meh, to be fair, I think most of Cole's problems stems from nurture rather than nature. All it takes is a bad start to life and suddenly you're entering your 30s with no useful skills whatsoever. I think having Barbara as a parent is what did him in.Ironically, as much as Cole hated Bob, he would have been better off with Bob's genes. From every sample we have, Chandler genetic material outperforms Weston.
I think Cole hated Bob because Bob was a Republican, possibly old tyme racist, and religious. Cole went to California to mature and now lives in New York. Bob is like some stereotypical hillbilly to Cole. Bob may have tried to parent Cole while he was still at home and he felt like he was better than that. I've never seen or heard of Bob being malicious except for the whole Game Place conspiracy thing.Cole might have hated Bob because he's a normal person and at least tried to do some normal parent things with Chris.
That wasn't even malicious. It was just a normie's interpretation of fucked up behavior that was incredibly weird even for the Internet. The idea there was a global conspiracy to perpetrate incredibly elaborate bullshit wasn't at all something a sane person would think. So he probably just thought all the weird shit happening was the same locals who already had a beef with Chris.I've never seen or heard of Bob being malicious except for the whole Game Place conspiracy thing.
To be honest, if you found me before I discovered Chris, and tried to tell me that a giant webpage and for him would obsess over a doofus Who never sought out or wanted the attention, I would never have believed you. Bob's interpretation of those events, from his point of view, Seems reasonable.That wasn't even malicious. It was just a normie's interpretation of fucked up behavior that was incredibly weird even for the Internet. The idea there was a global conspiracy to perpetrate incredibly elaborate bullshit wasn't at all something a sane person would think. So he probably just thought all the weird shit happening was the same locals who already had a beef with Chris.
Outside of the trolling, notice how everything went to shit for Chris once he died? Ends up in court multiple times, troons out, house fire, constant money problems... So on and so forth.Meh, I get the feeling why Bob's kids became estranged from him had a lot less to do with him and almost everything to do with Barb (and possibly Chris after he achieved internet infamy)
Barb's family explicitly hate her because of her horrible personality and backstabbing ways, so I wouldn't be surprised if Bob's kids had the same sentiments and avoided Barb at all costs, even if they still liked Bob.
The only one of Chris's siblings who we can definitely confirm as hating Bob is Cole.
Cole hates Bob, but Cole is also a notorious douchebag and mainly hates Chris out of a mix of projected hatred towards Barb and envy over the fact that Chris is a legend in internet culture (especially after PewDiePie and other mainstream e-celebs started talking about him) while he's pretty much a "literally who?" figure among anyone who isn't closely following Chris's antics.
Cole's only claims to fame or notoriety are the fact he's Chris's brother and for being the asshole hipster that gave Toy Story 3 a bad review.
We know next to nothing at all about Carol Chandler other than she has a government job somewhere, and David Chandler was already leaving the nest by the time Barb entered the picture and was likely in college and working on his professional life when Chris was a kid.
Notably, Dave Chandler did show up to Bob's funeral, so he couldn't have hated his father that much. Carol didn't show up, but she has a government job and we don't even know if she lives in the same state as the Chandlers. It may have been possible she wanted to say her goodbyes but couldn't due to distance or some other unknown factor.
Honestly, Barb is the main reason why Chris is so fucked up as a person and has no real family support to speak of.
Don't get me wrong, Bob was a shitty parent too, but his parental failings stemmed mostly a mix of from incompetence and old age while Barb was more directly malevolent and abusive.
Bob at least tried up to a point, while Barb only cared about herself and the hoard.