November 22, 2004

Monday Reads

For your Monday enjoyment, amazement, and that moment of "Well, I don't know if I could do that," there's this entry in the continuing saga of an American english teacher in China.

Just read it.

Speaking of propaganda, the latest dispatch from the "it's my classroom and I have free speech" "we're the administration and you're a tool" wars is here. The culture wars come to Salisbury, NC. Woo.

And finally, I think that whole Pacers/Pistons thing could have been avoided if only the arena security had dealt with them the way Wake County school officials may start dealing with unruly students: TASER EVERYONE INVOLVED!!!
Good grief. Well, it would certainly shift the focus of the mob from "inciting violence" to "getting up off the floor and changing their soiled underwear," so maybe it's worth a shot.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at November 22, 2004 10:19 AM

Actually, what got my attention in all of this was a screen saver offered at the taser article.

The free 3-D snowscape...where you can watch the snow accumulate and watch the animated rabbits and birds.

Um, not to be rude and all, but I live in the northeast. We get snow - a lot per hour over several hours. We also have rabbits living in our backyard and our burning bush is a favorite hang-out for the local winter birds.

But during a snowfall as serious as what is shown on the screen saver, the animals DON'T COME OUT.

Just 'cause they're animals doesn't mean they're stupid enough to just go outside and frolic in the snow...they'd freeze their little non-Thinsolate, non-Gortex butts off.

And about the taser deal....can they be used against the parents? Quite frankly, I've found parents are usually the ones who need a little zap to reorder their priorities much more often then the offspring.

Posted by: di at November 22, 2004 09:09 PM

My favorite line from the article:

"According to Wake County School officials, just the threat of being stunned with 50,000 volts of electricity has contributed to a huge decrease in the number of school fights."

Ya think?

Posted by: Pete at November 23, 2004 01:52 PM