Have You Seen This? Anti-bully tips from Christmas bully Scut Farkus

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HOHMAN, Indiana — If watching “A Christmas Story” is a tradition in your family, you know that bully Scut Farkus is about the meanest movie bully a kid named Ralphie could ever encounter.

His fox skin cap, maniacal laugh, and yellow eyes (so help me, yellow eyes!) are enough to make any kid’s skin crawl. Add a toady named Grover Dill, and you’ve got the perfect setup for a bully combo of doom. Even now, as the (sort of) well-adjusted adult I am, that Scut cackle still strikes a nerve.

Well, Scut Farkus (actor Zack Ward) is all grown up now, and he’s got a few jolly holiday tips to help you (or your child) survive your own Christmas bully.

In the video, Ward still sports his Scut Farkus costume and begins with a “little known fact” about Randy’s costume from “A Christmas Story.” It turns out that the "I can't put my arms down" outfit wasn’t for warmth, it was a sophisticated and effective bully-proofing tactic. I’ll let Scut fill you in on the rest.

Now grab a cup of hot cocoa, flip on TBS to watch its annual 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon, and give a little prayer of thanks that you never had to meet Scut Farkus in real life. Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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