Daily Archives: 14 September, 2012

Friday Foolishness – Pastry Edition

Today’s Music: Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

Well, the seasons have started to change. New York City is still warm, but the humidity is way down.
But things are still hot in the sphere. there was some great stuff this week.
Carrie said very bad things about Raiders of the Lost Ark.
This isn’t last week, but tomorrow, Frank from A Frank Angle is putting up his One Thousandth post! And he’s throwing a party. If you have a few minutes, stop by and enjoy a Shiner Bock. Before Alex drinks them all.
And finally, Cayman Thorn bestowed upon me a One Lovely Blog Award. I don’t know about that, but good lord, if you haven’t already, CHECK HIM OUT! Class act, with a wicked sense of humor, and I love getting a new post email from him!

Wow, those are all great blogs!” you’re saying. “But what about last week?”
Last week we talked about the state of education, and What we should teach instead.
And boy, do you guys know how to corrupt train young minds!
Here’s what you said. (As always, my answers make the grade in italics.)

Something causing students not to ask “Why do I have to learn this?” (Frank)
(I think a muzzle would be more useful than a class.)
useful things. Like, useful. Like, no nonsense. Please! NBI
(Perhaps a class on specificity?)
The difference between “lose” and “loose” – Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd
(Can’t teach that. It’s a major source of revenue for the Grammar Police.)
teach kids to pull up their damn pants (SnB)
(Or a class on how to buy clothes that fit.)
The air speed velocity of an unladen swallow and how to tell the diff between the African and European Varieties.. Lizzie C
(I have an excellent video for that class.)
Reading, Riting & Rithmetic by Benzeknees.
(And spelling…)
Sexual intercourse and drugmaking 101 – GingerSnaap
(Is the teacher from Breaking Bad available?)
How to interact with real people. In person. Outside. ~flame
(Would this be an online course?)
summer vacation Lindav
(Oh, kids study for that all semester long.)
how to grow money on trees
tolerance towards cows… zannyro
(That’s udderly ridiculous.)
the Flying Spaghetti Monster along with evolution and creationism. – calahan
(Throw in the Invisible Pink Unicorn too! (Google it))
how to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse!! (words&otherthings)
(As a matter of fact, the Center for Disease Control is one step ahead of you. )
And that YOLO is not something to base decisions off of. (words&otherthings)
(What do you have against Yoohoo- oh, sorry. Read that wrong.)
How to defend themselves from a Zombie Apocalypse-Kbar3
(There’s an app for that.)
How to find a job Stay Abnormal
(These days, that’s more of an infomercial than a class…)
Monkeys to dance. Dancing monkeys are the coolest.
(If they can type Hamlet, surely they can dance.)
Haikus and Limericks for the deeply disturbed. Grippy
(Sadly I think that’s something you’re just born with. Sigh…)
preachers keep on preachin, lovers keep on lovin, till I get to higher ground. –BT
(It’s extra credit if they get the bass line right.)
The proper way to mix momma a martini. KJ
(We teach that in Pre-K)
Gadget History: turntables, wall phones, cassettes, remoteless TVs (Kanerva)
(Tried that. Had to update the syllabus every two weeks for the newly obsolete….)

Congratulations to the anonymous devil with this week’s winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was To not name their kids anything even remotely like “Honey Boo Boo” or “Snooki”.
Sad that something like that actually needs to be taught…

Which brings us to this week. So last night on my way home, I stopped at Dunkin Donuts. Because I love Donuts.
Don’t judge.
Anyway, there on a sad looking tray were vanilla frosted donuts with green icing stripes on top. Yes. An NY Jets themed donut.
What a waste of pastry. (Get over it. We already know they’re going to lose.)
And it made me wonder – what would be a good theme for a donut? And that’s this weeks poll.
So dunk your answers in once. Or twice. Or more. but dunk them by 2359 EST on 20 September, because that’s when this one closes.

And in parting, I leave you with this video.
I saw this on The Waiting blog, and it was too…odd not to post here. Whtaever it is, it involves checking your watch while pretending to ride a horse, apparently.
Ginger, play it to the end for more from the man in yellow!

Have a great week, everyone, and see you out there, Gangnam Style!