Monday, April 23, 2012

Because I'm easily amused, or, we're all wasted

No, not that.


I don't know about you, but zoning out & drawing variations of Eddie the 'ead on my folder senior year, meshing them together, I was pretty excited about that.


Beach Bum said...

Change senior year so kids would be ready for college or training?

Oh hell, what I could write about that, instead I will good and say I'd be happy if the could do multiplication without total reliance on a calculator. But that is even too much to ask for if I can be honest.

Prunella Vulgaris said...

Obviously you're not thinking of the children. Who, if not them, will Win The Future?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They should take up archery, for when there's no jobs or food after collage.

Randal Graves said...

BB, slap a "thinking of the children" sheen on, and anything will look swanky to the masses.

duchess, I hope you're not suggesting that third shift at the pink slime factory isn't victory.

if, they better not. I can't run that fast so I'll get eaten first.

Life As I Know It Now said...

What's wrong with relaxing some before you have to work your ass off for the rest of your life?

Demeur said...

I thought you knew they closed the pink slime factory. Now what will they do?

Randal Graves said...

life, work will make us free, hippie.

demeur, sure they did, just like the feds closed the bioweapons factory, and Chili's stopped using soylent green.

Jim H. said...

Do away with Senior Year, I say. Then, once Junior Year is established as the last before Collage and becomes a veritable wasted land, drop it too, sez I. Flush, rinse, repeat, and POOF! Sophomoric Year, banished to the waste bin of History. Pretty soon, we won't even need Frosh Year for all the same and many more similar reasons. Then, all that janitorial training from Elementary School will totally pay off, especially in our 51st State on the Moon.

Randal Graves said...

Sorry man, did you say something? I was busy dreaming about naked Marge.

Jim H. said...

beeteedubs, there's a 'Springfield Up' satire that the YouTubes won't let you see and you have to shut off AdBlocker to see it at online-tv but it's out there. Speaking of the Simpsons.

Hey, you kids, get off my lawn.

susan said...

A positive aspect of remaining a bright adolescent well into adulthood is that of being easily amused.

S.W. Anderson said...

I have an excellent idea for high school seniors. Give the ones who can read and write very well an intensive four-week course in how to teach reading and writing. Be sure to help them understand how and why some intelligent students come by reading and writing skills only with difficulty; how and why some have an inferiority complex about it; and how and why those reading- and writing-handicapped students can be blighted all their lives by their handicap.

Then, assign each of the trained students one to three high school seniors who can't read and write well, with a charge to help their students improve as much as possible in not less than four half-day sessions a week for the rest of the senior year.

The teaching students could gain some excellent real-life experience and possibly kick their own understanding and humanity up a notch in the process. If even half the students receiving this help improve their abilties even marginally, they and everyone stand to gain.

And for every teaching senior who completes this assignment in earnest, with his or her best effort as observed and verfified by teacher supervisors, and having been rated by their own reading-handicapped students, provide a certificate of commendation to show colleges and/or future prospective employers. Make that certificate a coveted and prestigious recognition of a very special achievement.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

While you were doodling your thash medal fanfic porn, I was worried about my permanent record, and so was working on improving my GPA.

So in other words... you were right.



Tom Harper said...

"A high school senior year is in many ways a wasteland."

Some things never change.

Randal Graves said...

jim, I need to check that out after fulfilling my curmudgeonly duties.

susan, thank you humanity, for being so fucked up.

SWA, you've either mastered the art of satire, in which case, kudos; you're kindly preparing high schoolers for the wonderful world of exchanging work for no pay, internship in the thieves' cant; or you were serious in which case, egads.

tengrain, 3-5% of the time, I'm not as dumb as I look.

tom, there's nothing wrong with maintaining such sacred traditions.