Friday, May 05, 2006

Stuff

Whenever I feel disorganized, I remember the story a co-worker once told me about a former employee who would organize and archive projects in (computer) folders labeled "stuff", "more stuff", "crap", "other crap", "old crap", "New stuff, misc crap", etc. The worst I have to compare with that are several dozen CD's labeled only with the word "BACKUPS". Is open rebellion coming? In a way, I hope so -- I think the most important political step this country can take is for people to reassert control over government, and kick out the corporations, industries, religious fundamentalists and other moneyed interests. See for the latest example. But I am of course a cynic, and I have little confidence that any sort of clean sweep will stay usullied for long. Maybe, though ... maybe a very strong, forceful grassroots movement will scare off and push back the usual suspects long enough for representative democracy to prove itself something more than an academic curiosity and maybe repositioning the role of the American citizen in driving public policy over the role of the political crony will instill a feeling of civic responsibility and pride in the population and maybe right after tea I'll poop out a pony and we can fly off to Dragon Land to pick up StarBright and Smurfette and have a big glittery rainbow candy cane clusterfuck while that old dragon with the glasses sings the Internationale in Spanish. I wonder what's on TV tonight. Did you know Noam Chomsky spoke at West Point last month? Did you know that 2000 cadets rioted over a drug search about a week later? Clinton is sinister head of Global Warming Conspiracy or something I just shut up shut up shut up you voices aren't real not real I won't do what you say shut up shut REPUBLICAN cong -- oops, sorry about the caps; don't know how that happened -- REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN drops two year effort to scuttle Flight 93 memorial. Oops. OH CHRIST NOT BOUREE TOO! First cockfighting, now this. Why, you may ask, do I hold the Lafayette School Board in such complete and utter contempt? Ahem. $50 BONUS checks ($50! That ain't chickenfeed!) to underpaid teachers against a substantial increase in insurance rates and by God tougher dress code rules to keep those little fucks in line: NO LOUD OR DISRUPTIVELY COLORED UNDERPANTS. ALL STRIPES MUST BE VERTICAL AND NO MORE THAN .65" WIDE. HIGH-BOY COLLARS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON DAYS WITH AN "R" IN THE NAME. SPATS MUST BE WORN ON THE SQUASH COURTS AT ALL TIME. NO BELLY SHIRTS ON FAT GIRLS. We'll learn you little turds some learnin', I tell you for true. As the Super says, "I know there are some things that make sense and some things probably don't make sense." Yeah, like why you haven't been run out of town on a fucking rail like the last puffed up baby boss clueless nitwit to hold the position.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Ugh, the school board. The best argument for citywide vasectomies.

Honestly, what the hell do school uniforms accomplish? Besides complete subjugation of students by power-hungry former wedgie-victims?

5/05/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger jonnybutter said...

Hey, that link to the cadet riot story doesn't work, dangit. Hadn't heard about it beofre (unsuprisingly). This one works.

5/05/2006 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Suspect Device said...

Links fixed. Blogger is fucked up. Thanks, johnny.

5/05/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous longtime reader said...

I can't believe I used to consider becoming an art teacher. Then I ran into a friend from high school and she told me how she went to college and became a high school teacher. She wanted to do that since she was 15 or 16. She quit after ONE year. This was a few years ago and things just seem to get worse and worse for teachers. Is there any other job that could be more thankless?

5/07/2006 06:42:00 AM  

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