questions of the day

1) how strict/stupid can people really get? about this much.

2) from the above-linked article:

"Under the policy, students are required to wear collared or polo shirts that must be tucked in. The shirts must be in a solid color of white, gray, green, pink or khaki. The shirts must be 3 inches below the waist, which is school board policy." (emphasis mine).
so... how exactly are you supposed to tell whether or not a shirt is 3 inches below the waist if it's tucked in? do they make students untuck their shirts to prove the length, then tuck it back in? do they have a series of stretches that would cause any shirt that did not meet the required length to come untucked? or am i just missing something here?

h/t dave barry



anybody else see a contradiction here? and if so, is anyone actually surprised?


note to self

playing F.E.A.R. right before going to bed is probably not a good idea.



some things really bug me, because i really don't understand the point of them. if i didn't invade ireland or eat missionaries, why the hell should i be apologizing for it? everyone involved has been dead for quite some time now, so it should really be a case of letting bygones be bygones. just like slavery here in america. was it a bad thing? definitely. but nobody alive today was either a slave or a slaveholder, and i really don't think we should be apologizing on the behalf of someone who most likely would not have apologized for their actions (since there was a time that it was considered perfectly normal to own slaves) to someone who was not affected (at least not directly, though you could argue about disadvantages to being descended from slaves) by the actions. if you do something wrong, you should apologize for it; if someone else does something wrong, it is up to them to either apologize or not, as they see fit.



if only i were rich

so, it looks like i've become the person who never updates their blog, which i always make fun of my friends for. but in my defense, i was busy doing this. or maybe just wishing that i was.