Lunch Links

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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  1. #1 |  Onlooker | 

    Jerryskids

    I agree, that story was maddening. It was just another in the long line of stories illustrating the complete loss of common sense in so much of our society; especially our public schools, all too often.

    On top of that is the ridiculous testing focus that drives their whole existence and leads to stupid kindergarten teachers treating their students that way. UFB

  2. #2 |  Cyto | 

    Hey zywie ,

    Another vote for Backyardigans. Both of my kids love it and it is actually tolerable for adults in the room (although you wouldn’t watch it without kids like you might with Sponge Bob or Phineas and Ferb). Beyond that, the music is actually real music – for kids yes, but still actual music written and performed by talented musicians performing in a wide variety of genres. Cindy Lauper and Alicia Keys even make appearances. Because the music is so well done the shows stand up to repeated watching. I wish they’d bring that show back instead of, well, most of everything else they are making.

    Although I will say that kids shows today are way better than the junk I loved as a kid. Superfriends? Wow, that was truly awful. But we loved it just the same.

  3. #3 |  contrarian | 

    Just in: TSA agents let 20 kilos of coke through checkpoint for $2400 bribe:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tsa-screeners-20120426,0,4508192.story

  4. #4 |  Cyto | 

    Wow, that poopy pants story was pretty crappy. (pardon the pun)

    For those who can’t view the video, the 6 year old girl got diarrhea during a test and the teacher wouldn’t let her leave the class. (Spoiler Alert!) She couldn’t hold it so she had explosive diarrhea in her seat. The teach still made her sit there until the end of the test, another 15 minutes, with runny poop dripping through her clothes. Then she called the kid’s mom to come pick her up and left her sitting there in class in her own runny poop for another 20 minutes until mom could get there. No effort to help the kid at all.

    That kind of empathy lets me know you don’t belong in the classroom with young kids.

  5. #5 |  contrarian | 

    And this:
    Activist files lawsuit against County Executive alleging illegal police surveillance. Finds himself pulled over for broken tail-light, searched, jailed for MJ possession:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-civil-rights-leader-carl-snowden-charged-with-marijuana-possession/2012/04/22/gIQAazYBaT_story.html

  6. #6 |  Aaron Brown | 

    AAAAHHH SKIDMORE

  7. #7 |  John C. Randolph | 

    I really want to know who the hell that sadistic teacher is. This kind of thing needs to be a career-ending mistake. In fact, it should be the kind of thing that renders that teacher unemployable anywhere that people can google his or her name.

    -jcr

  8. #8 |  MikeZ | 

    WiseGeek,
    I will admit soccer is certainly worse than MLP. That and baseball are the two slowest sports to watch and I can’t stand either, although at least baseball you can multitask a lot easier. Anyway I certainly enjoy cartoons made for kids that also entertain adults, but I just don’t see MLP is all that good at it compared to others. I certainly was entertained by many kids shows after I passed the target demographic. Ren and Stimpy, Animaniacs (Pinky and the Brain), just don’t recall the rabid fandom. MLP doesn’t seem as good as those, heck even Spongebob or Phineas and Ferb seem better suited to a crossover audience to me.

  9. #9 |  Woog | 

    Don’t worry, Radley – in spite of your misgivings about us, we’ll still love and tolerate the shit out of you. :)

  10. #10 |  marco73 | 

    So some adults get all gooey eyed over My Little Pony? Well at least they aren’t feeling up 95 year olds and stealing their money.

    How about bronies replace the TSA? Since the TSA has already ratcheted the creep factor up to 11, it can’t get any worse, can it?

    And that teacher who made the little girl sit in her own feces – sounds like she has a bright future in government, because I don’t know any private employer that would retain such a fool.

  11. #11 |  Ted S. | 

    I will admit soccer is certainly worse than MLP. That and baseball are the two slowest sports to watch and I can’t stand either

    People only watch car racing for the crashes. :-)

    More seriously, I always find striking the difference between the perception of car racing and the perception of horse racing by our soi-disant “betters”.

  12. #12 |  Frank Stein | 

    The emasculation of the American male continues apace. This is an example of a dangerous feedback loop caused by the internet – a forever alone dude finds a kids show to be mildly entertaining, which normally would be the end of it. But then he sees someone else mention it online, reinforcing (and magnifying) his interest, soon there are dedicated message boards and it spirals into dress up and other pathetic public displays that in ages past would have led to immediate shaming and attitude readjustment.

    I mean, damn man, I’ll admit I’ve watched a couple episodes of Adventure Time and found it to be entertaining. But there’s no need to get into a costume and go to AT conventions. Learn wordworking or how to repair an engine. Fix up your house or plant a garden. Lift weights. Be a man!

  13. #13 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    Fix up your house or plant a garden. Lift weights. Be a man!

    Who’s gonna make me? You? ;P

  14. #14 |  EH | 

    HEY EVERYBODY DID ANYBODY NOTICE THE SKIDMORE THING. PRETTY FUNNY HUH?

  15. #15 |  Murc | 

    But there’s no need to get into a costume and go to AT conventions. Learn wordworking or how to repair an engine. Fix up your house or plant a garden. Lift weights. Be a man!

    It’s been years since I picked up the whittling knife, but I’m actually capable of doing all those things. They’re not mutually exclusive.

    Also, being as how I am a man, by definition, anything I do is manly.

  16. #16 |  JOR | 

    “The emasculation of the American male continues apace.”

    Oh shut the fuck up you whiny little bitch.

  17. #17 |  Frank Stein | 

    I’ve upset the bronies, their neck beards are quivering.

    I’m just asking, begging if you will – since civilization is serious business – to look at yourself in the mirror, dressed in your finest pony outfit. Do you not feel some shame? You are alive today because your ancestors, against all odds, survived and reproduced successfully for thousands of years, facing untold hardships and unimaginable obstacles. Was it all for this? NO! they cry from the beyond…NO!

  18. #18 |  CyniCAl | 

    Better than average trolling Frank. Keep trying.