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Still crazy after all these years.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Bits of Thought

Here's an interesting news story out of Georgia. Apparently, a student got a call from his Mom, who's serving in Iraq, during lunch. At this school, it's against the rules to talk on your cell phone during school hours, so a teacher told him to hang up. He rightly refused (though possibly profanely), and got suspended for 10 days (as an alternative to arrest).

Now, if he reacted as they say (and I've no reason to think he didn't), they may be completely right to suspend him. However, if he started with a polite refusal and explanation, and the teacher pressed the issue... Regardless of the right or wrong of it, I think it's going to stir up a huge outcry. It's just too easy and satisfying to scream at the injustice of it all (whether or not it's unjust).

And now for something completely different...

My wife bought a PS2 the other day; bought 2 games for it the next day: Enthusia, and God of War. It makes me wonder (yet again): how on earth did I get so lucky? She was the impetus behind the set-up in our room. One half of our room has a recliner loveseat, mini-fridge, microwave, wide-screen TV, XBox, and now PS2. And, her laptop (which I'm using until we get the desktop repaired or replaced). What a wife!

--Beav

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