Archive for February, 2013

Grumpy Cat on Gun Control

February 23rd, 2013 at 9:06 pm by Mark
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Truer words were never spoken…

Grumpy Cat: Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People. Ban People.

Keep Calm and Carry On?

February 22nd, 2013 at 7:16 pm by Mark
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“Keep Calm and Carry On” propaganda, created by the British Information Ministry during World War II has been one of the most widely overused slogans on the Internet for the pasts few months. There have been sarcastic spoofs galore, most probably due, in no small part, to the fact that a vast majority of people are so willing to indiscriminately bite the heads off of every around them for no apparent reason…

Kep Calm - We'll Get to the Carrion Part in a Minute


Do You Ever Get Stressed?

February 22nd, 2013 at 5:43 pm by Mark
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Have you ever been entirely stressed to the point of depression, and instead of being the least bit compassionate, people just kick you even harder? There’s an old saying, “You can only kick an old dog so many times before it bites you.” What’s even more sick is after the fact, when the people doing the kicking stand around giving commentary that the ‘bite’ was “unexpected,” or that the distressed person “obviously had serious mental issues.”

Oh, I'm stressed and depressed? Please pile some more stressors upon what you claim is a fragile mental state!

Math Is *NOT* Hard

February 21st, 2013 at 5:08 pm by Mark
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Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The countergirl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and three pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried.

Why do I tell you this?

Because it has to do with the evolution of teaching math since the 1950s…

  • Teaching Math In 1950s:

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

    What is his profit ?

  • Teaching Math In 1960s:

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80.

    What is his profit?

  • Teaching Math In 1970s:

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80.

    Did he make a profit?

  • Teaching Math In 1980s:

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

  • Teaching Math In 1990s:

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20.. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes?

    (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok.)

  • Teaching Math In 2009:

    Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80.

    ¿Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

  • Teaching Math In 2010:

    Who cares, just steal the lumber from your rich neighbor’s property. He won’t have a gun to stop you, and the President says it’s OK, anyway, because it’s redistributing wealth.

If you can’t do math, you have no business working a cash register.

Math Problems?  Call 1-800-[(10x)(13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/2.362x]

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Harrison Ford Confirmed to Appear in Star Wars Episode VII

February 20th, 2013 at 9:50 pm by Mark
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It’s hard to believe that Star Wars came out thirty-five years ago. In the next trilogy of Star Wars, slated for a 2015 release, Harrison Ford will revive the iconic role of Han Solo — and be 73 years old at its debut.

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