You can’t make this stuff up.
Via Bruce Schneier.
A city boy will never learn everything a country boy knows by instinct. A country boy will learn everything a city boy knows in six months.
I must ask again whether there is a special intelligence test persons must fail in order to become school administrators.
Imagine that one day at work, your employer asked you to sign a form consenting to a drug or alcohol test. Now further imagine the form included a clause that said, “If I end up getting fired because company or its lab screws up my test, I promise not to sue.”
If you’re an employee of Montgomery County (Va.–ed.) Public Schools, no imagination is necessary. Because that’s precisely what the school system was asking its workers to do.
Thanks to the inquiries of the reporter, the form is being revised. Follow the link for more.
Is there some kind of special intelligence test you have to fail to become a school administrator?
Tag was banned on the island earlier this week, with district communications director Mary Grady telling Q13 news that “… students are expected to keep their hands to themselves. The rationale behind this is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.”
Words fail me.
Yet more fail at the link.
. . . because Bossie just can’t get it right. (Link fixed.)
Though Milkwise does contain dairy, it’s called a “milk beverage” because it does not have the “standard of identity” that milk has. Each brand of milk beverage can have different nutrition facts, whereas milk, regardless of brand, will have the same nutirtional information, like eight grams of protein per cup, Stephanie Ferrari, MS, RD of New England Dairy & Food Council said.
Our appetite for fake food is dismaying.
More about dietary doublespeak at the link.
The California Tea Party thinks that better “booth babes” will build the base. In so doing, they confirm that they are indeed just who we think they are.
The International Olympic Committee has become a parody of itself. Bob Molinaro, sportswriter extraordinaire:
Ultimate Frisbee, if you can believe it, was recently recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a sport, and thus a candidate for inclusion in the Summer Olympics, perhaps by 2024. Well, we once laughed at synchronized swimming, too. Still do, come to think of it.
The concept of “ultimate Frisbee” violates the spirit of Frisbee.
What’s next: Ultimate Simon Says*?
*Simon says, “Jump off that bridge.”
A selfie of stupid: If you’re in a tie with a train, you lose.
When I worked for the railroad, I noted a fact: A train never strikes a “person.” A train always strikes a “trespasser.”
In my local rag, Bernadette Kinlaw tries to figure out the menu gibberish currently favored by restaurants. Consider this an appetizer:
I’m used to seeing homemade on a menu, but restaurant people must have heard too many times: “How can it be homemade? Is this your home?”
Replacing it in some places is “housemade.” I have yet to see “frozen and shipped in” or “straight from the bottle.”
In a magnificent example of f(l)ail, Ashley Madison has decided that its users’ information is copyright and is issuing DMCA take-down notices to try to scrub it from the web.
As a money-making enterprise, Ashley Madison is toast, and soggy toast at that.