Apparently my director went to see a production of West Side Story a few years ago, and the guy playing Chino forgot his gun before coming out for his final scene. Once it got to the big scene where he is supposed to shoot Tony, he screeched “Poison Boots” and kicked the actor…
"A girl at work asked me if ‘cutting the rug’ was the same as ‘carpet munching.’"
This is all actually very simple; public schools don’t have to turn a profit. Many private scools do. For the record, cost + profit is greater than just cost. In order for a for-profit to compete with a nonprofit on a cost basis, the for-profit is going to have to cut corners — i.e., what conservatives spin as “efficiency.” Here we see the results of these efficiencies; a half-assed education program that’s the predictable outcome of taking money away from actual education to line the pockets of pointless middlemen and bean counters.
So the proper way to accept this news is, “Well duh, of course…” If you’re having a different reaction, maybe you didn’t go to public school.
What happened in Dinkytown last night after the Gophers lost the National Championship?
I’ve never seen anything quite so beautiful.
Can stupid assholes stop rioting in Dinkytown now? Seriously, I know I’m old and irrelevant, but these kids are making the case for their mothers to come down there and drag each and every one of them back to Waseca or Maple Plain by their over-privileged ears to learn their lesson about respecting people’s property and making good decisions. My friends and I got drunk all the time in college and never once put a street sign through someone’s car windows. The cops aren’t fascists because they won’t let you lay down in the street to protest…fuck if I know what. The rules aren’t that hard to follow, kids, and no one will call you stupid for following them. We will call you stupid for getting arrested after mooning the cops. Have fun explaining that misdemeanor exposure charge to the hiring manager at Target HQ, bro.
Oh, and get off my lawn.
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Poet Marianne Moore threw out the first pitch at the opening of the 1968 baseball season at Yankee Stadium. From her poem “Baseball and Writing”:
Fanaticism? No. Writing is exciting
and baseball is like writing.
You can never tell with either
how it will go
or what you will do;
a fever in the victim—
pitcher, catcher, fielder, batter.