1. I know this is PG County, not DC proper, but, whatever, it counts. A 12-year-old boy was charged with a double murder. Just sick. Obviously, there's no joke here.
The worst part is the end of the article where there's a nice and tidy summation of kids as young as eight being charged with murder in the Metro area in the last twenty years. Why are there so many? I couldn't believe what I was reading when I came across this. What the Hell is wrong with people?
2. Thank God there was this article on the same front page. It cheered me right up. The Fairhaven School: No curriculum! No classes! NO RULES!
Interestingly enough, my hometown of Yarmouth, Mass. had a similar program. Students could just go in and out and learn at their own pace. It was great. We called it special ed.
The first three paragraphs of this totally awesome article just absolutely slayed me.
Between Rollerblade aerials and rail slides, Justin Reed described how he landed at a school that lets him do whatever he wants all day long.
He burned out on high-powered Eleanor Roosevelt High School in his home town of Greenbelt. Lost interest in the college track. Despised cafeteria food. By 11th grade, he was ready to drop out.
"I just really hated school, and Roosevelt brought that out of me," the 19-year-old said one spring afternoon next to an iron handrail that doubled as a launching slope. "Being told what to do and what to learn. Having to do homework. Grades. Grade levels. Everything that this school stands against."
GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK. Yeah, Justin, being told what to do sure does suck doesn't it. Get used to it you whiny pussy. Your entire life is going to be filled with deadlines and people telling you what to do. I mean, Jesus Christ. You think having to do homework sucks? What a startling conclusion. NO ONE LIKES HOMEWORK. Yet, most of us are able to get through it with our dignity intact, asswipe.
If any of you, Dear Readers, personally knows Justin Reed, please do me the favor of kicking him where his balls used to be.
3. I linked to this blog in my last post, but I guess it deserves super special mentioning. My hilarious and dear friend Agatha has started up a new blog. You should all check it out. If she gets enough hits she'll probably post pics of herself in a bikini. She is not above that.
Anyways, please join me in welcoming CYBER AGATHA to the blogging universe.