Ways to Know That You Are a Teenage Tare

The late Michael Landon played a clean-cut teen in his big terror hit of 1957, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf."
The late Michael Landon played a clean-cut teen in his big terror hit of 1957, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf."

Read carefully

Just so I can sleep tonight for showing you the difference between a tare and a stand of wheat, I used the vintage black and white video (at the bottom) of the late Michael "Little Joe Cartwright" Landon's early show business breakthrough: "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." I like to make things as clear as possible for you.

In 1957, when Landon's film was released, a werewolf was a scary, unwanted beast with a terrible odor as well as a lust for killing pretty girls. Landon's role was that of a lonely high school student who minded his own business like the All-American guy that he was. But once his eyes were set on a pretty girl, a gymnast (shown in this video), he started rubbing his face in fear for he knew what was coming: his transformation from a clean-cut guy to a raging werewolf to did attack the innocent girl gymnast causing her much harm before he jumped into the darkness eluding authorities.

The late Wolfman Jack, AKA, Robert Weston Smith.
The late Wolfman Jack, AKA, Robert Weston Smith.

Enter Wolfman Jack

Werewolves were not loved in Landon's days. Nor in Lon Chaney, Jr.'s days when Chaney played (the) werewolf in the vintage movie by the same name.

It was not until 1974 until popular opinion changed about the poor werewolf being a roaring monster, tormenter of pretty girls to a cool dude by the name of Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith) born January 1, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and in his radio career, took the rock and roll crowd by storm and stayed in the spotlight until his death on July 19, 1995, at age 57.

To use Wolfman Jack and Landon's "Teenage Werewolf," Wolfman Jack brought a lot of joy to a lot of people over the course of his radio, disc jockey career and Landon's "Teenage Werewolf" brought death and injury to a lot of innocent girls and boys. Mostly girls.

Jesus teaches his disciples what tares and wheat are.
Jesus teaches his disciples what tares and wheat are.
No tares are ever stored in silos or storehouses.
No tares are ever stored in silos or storehouses.
Reapers do not harvest tares.
Reapers do not harvest tares.

Special Notice to My Followers:

You will notice that underneath some of the photos to the right, there are NO captions. There is a reason.

I want all of you to take your time and inspect the photos without captions and tell me in the comment boxes below which are Tares and which are Wheat?

Can you handle it?

Thanks for Reading My Hubs,

Kenneth

This is not comedy, but real life.

That's why this piece is entitled Ways to Know That You Are a Teenage Tare, and I hope it makes a difference in your young lives.

It will pay you to know that a Tare is a useless weed that grows mostly in a useful field of Wheat. And you don't need me to tell you that we can eat wheat products such as bread, rolls, cereal and other healthy things. And Tares, if you eat them, will cause you to have nausea.

Proof: Tares are unwanted weeds and you can prove this by knowing that there are no such things as Tare farmers who roll into the marketplace to a buyer who asks, "How many bushels of tares do you have today, Jim?"

And there is no such thing as ads that say, Buy "Healthy Tare Bread! Made from Real Tares from Iowa!"

When you are a "teenage tare," you live your young years in sheer misery and loneliness. No one wants a tare hanging around the cool and "in" crowd. (e.g. "In Crowd," by Ramsey Lewis).

  • When you are a "teenage tare," you put up a desperate battle to keep your sanity and make friends. One day you invite three guys from your class over to your house to watch the big game and as you answer the door upon their arrival, the three ask the same harsh question: "What are you doing here?" You are too hurt to answer, "I live here." So the three cool guys banish you outside to mow the grass while they enjoy the big game.
  • "Teenage Tares" have no real name. They are referred to as "Doofus," "Fool," "Asinine Andy," and "Jackass." I cannot answer why you are so disliked. It must be that you are non-productive and have no cool attributes.
  • Jesus used tares and wheat the teach is disciples about productive and non-productive people. Jesus stated the differences were tares "just" grew to choke-out the useful wheat and wheat was productive as some good people in life and can be trusted when you need help.
  • I followed this road as a "teenage tare" from the age of 12 through 18. Six years of searching for myself and never really knowing where I belonged or was needed. NOTE: I was not an evil tare who choked-out the lives of the good students around me. In my case, it was the "wheat/people around me" who cast me aside like an old, worn-out shoe and had happy lives.
  • I suspected that I was a "teenage tare" for when I would see a group of them, 'the good wheat,' (it still sickens me to type their title), standing in a circle talking in my high school hallways, naturally, as every teenager does, I wanted to be "just" considered a small part of their clique. But when you stand and add frequent remarks, and no one replies, you know you are a "teenage tare." I hope some of you who were in my high school Class of 1972, at Hamilton High School, Hamilton, Al., are reading this and you will know how rude and pathetic you really were.
  • It became evident that I was a "teenage tare," when I would want to sit on the bleachers to watch a basketball game or a football game in our stadium, but when I would spot an empty seat, these "good" stalks of "useful" wheat would see me and squeeze outward or inward to cover the empty seat after I had asked their permission to sit there. Yep. Pretty useful folks.
  • If I ever did get a date with a pretty girl from my class and would show-up, on time mind you, to pick her up, her mom or dad would reply in an almost-giddy tone, "Oh, Susie has already left with Joey. Did you have business with her?" "Yes, ma'am. We had a date tonight," I would reply just to see their reaction. And that two-face reaction was a fake look of shock as they slowly shut the door without even an "I'm sorry." Now I agree. You two-faced parents WERE sorry.

If you like truthful-confessions, here is one of mine. Now that those hellish days of being a "teenage tare," are over, thank God, I find it strange that most of these "good" stalks of wheat will now "act" like they knew me then and will give me a fake wave when we meet, but when I get news of one of them experiencing some set-back either in their personal or professional lives, I am not the least bit sorry.

And I tell you why. In 2003 when I was diagnosed with incurable Fibromyalgia and Neurothopy and could no longer work, NOT ONE of these "good" stalks of "useful" wheat called to see how I was doing or offered to help my family and I in any way.

Good? Useful? Productive stalks of wheat?

No. No. And No.

Other links you might enjoy:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack

www.imdb.com/name/nm0413125/

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Kiss andTales 20 months ago

We must remember many times imperfect people Judge wrong , many times people try to do the work of God judging people from outward appearance, but the heart is what really matters. Sad many times people are mistreated by peers , and fellow humans but sad that we carry a scar from the experience.

But the most encouraging thing is that we can get past the damage and learn and share these experiences with our young people, they are not alone,and they can know you can outgrow the bad experience. Great Hub Kenneth ! Many young people will be able to relate your feelings into your hub.


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Kiss and Tales,

Hi. Thanks so much for your sweet (and helpful) comment. I want YOU to know that YOU are very-appreciated. I sure needed these sweet words.

I hope you do not mind me asking you this honest question, because actually, I have no objective source to let go of this. So here is my question: You know that I love to use metaphors in my hubs, well, this proves I do not want to come off as a harsh-spoken man even in a deep hurt, so my question again is: If I approached God and in a soulful, honest from the heart style just said whatever popped into my thoughts such as: "God, you were there when these creeps and low lifes used me like toilet paper, so what was the purpose YOU chose to get me in this degrading position?" I know that most Christians are so fearful of God, and fear Him in the wrong way, so would He get angry at my completely-honest approach?

I will await your answer, Kiss and Tales.

Thanks, Kenneth


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Kiss andTales 20 months ago

Kenneth that is the greatest thing about our creator and Heavenly Father ,he is the reader of hearts, he is examining who heart can be complete toward him, at the time these things happened to you ,was just a reaction of how you felt when mistreated,

In life a lot of times people that are truly good and kind souls may go through injustice,because satan wants to prove that you are not worthy of our creator , he wants to make us think our Heavenly Father could never love and forgive us for the things we may have done , this is not true ,as a family we love our children no matter what their imperfections may be, and remember man was made in the image of God in a fleshly since

So many things that happen to us he well understands , sometimes it seems more then we can bear, but the scripture says New World

Translation 1Co 10:13 No temptation has come upon you except what is common to men. But God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

Some tests by satan starts early ,and many can start in Adult hood,

But remember we have a future where the wicked one will be no more.

New World Translation Ps 37:10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there.

Take courage Kenneth because the life that was meant to be will soon begin, life of true happiness and people who love life ,and laughter like you have a lot to look forward to! Meet the many people like yourself kind ,happy ,positive ,jworg see for yourself Kenneth you are not alone. We are May error because of imperfection but life goes on and we can learn from it and be a better person. Thank you for sharing your story and information, I appreciate you always you are one of a kind when the Heavenly Father made you. A gift to many.


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dearest Kiss and Tales,

Wow! I sincerely thank you for the uplifting and positive words that I could feel The Holy Spirit working through them as I was absorbing them. God is truly living in you and using you for His glory. I love and appreciate you, Kiss and Tales.

And the things in your comment were the truth. I was also reminded that by (some) troubles, we are being formed in the image of God's son, Christ Jesus, the Messiah. The soon coming King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I am looking forward to meeting you over in that perfect land beyond tomorrow. I really am.

And in the meantime, I will be in prayer for you and asking God to let you serve Him on a more-intimate level and do greater things as you grow in grace and favor of Jesus.

I consider YOU a trusted and Special friend. Here and always.

Kenneth


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Kiss andTales 20 months ago

May Jehovah keep you and your family close to his heart, may we always be in Jehovah's presence that is possible because we do his will .


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Kiss and Tales,

Will do my best, my Dear Friend. Please pray for me. God bless you.


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grand old lady 19 months ago from Philippines

Ah the hypocrisy of wheat. Tares may not sparkle with the larger crowd, but they are real. I'll take real any time.


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kenneth avery 19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

grand old lady (who is still NOT old),

Point made. I never thought of wheat and tares in this way. Thanks for sharing your profound wisdom with me.

And you can visit me anytime.

Peace.

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