Monthly Archives: September 2010

Zero Tolerance Policy Run Amok – Grieving Teenager Suspended

Sixteen-year-old Kyler Robertson’s father was stabbed to death while sitting in his automobile Sunday afternoon, September 9.  Tuesday, Kyler decided to return to Byron Nelson High School, against his mother’s better wishes, “to be among his friends.”  Byron Nelson

Posted in education

Illness Sucks!

Illness has me laid up for a while.  If I’m not posting, it’s because I’m asleep most of the time trying to kick this.  Even for the couple of hours a day I’m awake, I can’t think well enough to

Posted in health

The Problem-Solving Process of a MythBuster

Adam Savage speaks at the 2010 Bay Area MakerFaire Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are the most important items not taught in the US public school system.  I am a victim of this, and I’ve only realized it in the last

Posted in education

This Week’s Curiosity — European Sex Boxen (i.e. Boxes)

German Sex Boxen When one finds himself living next door to a red-light district, he laughs it off, moves, ignores it, or becomes part of the scene itself, right?  At least, that’s what I’d’ve thought. Apparently, residents with homes overlooking

Posted in self-esteem, sex, taboo

Helping Any Female Soldier (or Airmain/Marine/Sailor/Coastguardsman)

While reading through this satiric list of useless Care Package items that deployed service personnel receive and responses from those, same personnel, it occurred to me that I haven’t sent an “Any Soldier” package. Female Soldier Training at Annapolis I

Posted in career

Cosmo’s Weird "Untamed Va-jay-jays" Cover

Lolly.Jane snapped this picture in the checkout line at a grocrery store and kicked it my way with the Subject line “untamed WHAT?!?!?!?”: (As if women need another negative message about our nether-regions! >sigh<) As soon as I saw the

Posted in beauty, body image, humor, self-esteem

25% of UK Lap-Dancers has a College Degree

An interesting video clip from BBC News recently crossed my desk.  In it, Dr. Belinda Brooks-Gordon of the Birkbeck University of London, strip club owner Peter Stringfellow, and not-present news columnist Kevin Maguire (proxied by a BBC anchor) discuss the

Posted in career, heterosexuality, self-esteem, sex

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