March 12, 2010

Friday Follies

A Close Shave In Florida
Megan Barnes was arrested in Florida last Friday after causing a two-car crash. 

She was on the way to meet her boyfriend and she "wanted to be ready." So she was shaving her pubic area while driving. Yes, you read that right.

But wait, there's more.

The previous day, Barnes was convicted of drunk driving. Oh, and she was also convicted of driving with a suspended license.

But wait, there's more.

Apparently, Megan was quite diligent about her toilette. In order to do a nice neat job of shaving, just before the crash, she handed the steering chores over to someone sitting in the passenger seat. Yes, you read that right.

Who was this passenger, you ask?

Her former husband.

No, my friends, you simply cannot make this shit up. 

Look Who Hasn't Jumped On The Social Media Bandwagon
But what the hell does he know about marketing.

School Standards
This week, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) issued new standards for K-12 education across the nation.

It seems that organizations like this issue new educational standards every half-hour and these standards have absolutely no effect on the alarming decline of our educational system, except perhaps to accelerate it.  

As a former teacher, it is my opinion that these organizations are willing to point the finger at every factor except the true causes of this problem: bad parenting and bad teaching.

Focusing on class size, funding, curriculum changes, technology and every other scheme and gimmick have so far achieved nothing but failure. Until we recognize that bad parenting and bad teaching are the problems, nothing will change.

For Those Who Just Can't Get Enough
Two Fridays ago, this musical tribute to the extra Y chromosome was a big fan favorite. If you dug that, you will probably dig this...

Thanks to Michael Vassolo for this video

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