Friday, March 13, 2009

Ghoulish "Fight Club" Arrests

Ghoulish "Fight Club" Arrests - March 12, 2009

"Six employees of a Texas home for mentally disabled adults have been charged with encouraging residents to fight each other. The "fight club" ring at the Corpus Christi State School was discovered by cops after investigators obtained cell phone videos showing the workers goading residents to brawl in common areas of dormitories at the state facility."

There are days when I just don't think that I can take the worry about my kids' futures.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Haikus for a dangerous world

Arrogant Acts of Chivalry : Haikus for a dangerous world

"I just finished teaching my first class on 3-D cinematography. For the final, I gave the students the option to answer 2 extra credit questions. Here’s the second one.

“A velociraptor is coming at you on a hoverboard. In a haiku, describe how you will survive.”"

(and a great reddit thread about it with more haikus)

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

The most offensive book title I think that I've ever seen I Wish My Kids Had Cancer: A Family Surviving the Autism Epidemic: Michael Alan: Books

I've got 3 kids who were all diagnosed on the autism spectrum, one of whom is a cancer survivor. There is NO comparison at all. I hope that this book comes into our public library, as I would like to read it in order to actually review it, but there's no way that I would ever enrich the author by actually buying it.

The idea of equating autism with cancer is just pitiful on so many levels. Not only as an insult to those families who do have children with cancer, but also to autistic people everywhere.

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