Monday, May 30, 2011

Healthy Eating Sabotage

May 29, 2011

They’re now replacing the food pyramid with a “plate” diagram, with the different food types shown as wedges.

So to get us to eat more healthily, they’re going to make us think of pie?


May 28, 2011

I’ve got to be honest: I’m not losing any sleep over the fact that some Ohio State football players sold their trinkets.

What puzzled me was Ohio State’s contention that Coach Jim Tressel doesn’t get a written evaluation. I imagine, then, that the annual review goes something like this:

Before 2011:

Athletic Director Gene Smith: Well, Jim, the team is winning.

Coach Tressel: Yes, we are.

Gene Smith: Keep up the good work.


Gene Smith: Jim, it looks like we’re having problems with some compliance issues that you didn’t mention to us.

Coach Tressel: Yes, that’s true.

Gene Smith: We don’t have a written evaluation for you, so if you’ll just initial these newspaper articles that talk about the infractions, I’ll put them in the file next to your contract.

Coach Tressel: Will do.

Gene Smith: We’re still winning, though.

Coach Tressel: Yes, we are.

Gene Smith: Keep up the good work.

(May 30, 2011--Since I "aged" this before I posted it, I'm just a smidge too late. Coach Tressel resigned this morning.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

(Im)Perfect Attendance

May 24, 2011

The Statesman ran an article yesterday on 2 kids who have gone from Kindergarten through Senior Year without any sick days.

One was so dedicated that, "During his sophomore year [the student] had to ignore a 103-degree temperature to tough out the last two days of school one week."

So who gets the credit? The kid who went to school sick and spread his germs around, or the kids and teachers who (unwillingly, I'm sure) were at risk of getting sick so what's-his-name could get his record?

Instead of feeling, "Hey, kid, well done!" my actual reaction is, "Thoughtless little jerk!"

But maybe I'm being harsh.

Anyway, this is why I've always thought that the "Perfect Attendance" award is really NOT a good one to promote.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Should I be Nervous?

May 20, 2011

With sublime disregard for the Bible passage that says, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”, some guy is predicting that the Rapture is coming tomorrow. Sadly, I probably won’t know if it didn’t happen, or if I just didn’t make the cut.

Friday, May 6, 2011


May 6, 2011

The prosecutor for Canyon County, Idaho got a contract for nearly $600,000 to prosecute cases for the city of Nampa. The deal was that he would receive the money, and pay expenses from the fund.

It didn’t work out as planned. Records show that the prosecutor used money from the fund to make mortgage payments, get plumbing and air-conditioning work done on his home, and pay dental and cosmetic surgery bills, among other things.

Now he's declared bankruptcy and won't give the county its money back.

When contacted by the Idaho Statesman, the prosecutor said that he was prohibited from commenting by the “ethical rules” that govern his profession.

Isn’t that cute?