Monday, September 04, 2006

Fun Stuff

The annual Beloit College Mindset List has been published for the college class of 2010. "Members of the class of 2010, entering college this fall, were mostly born in 1988. For them: Billy Carter, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Billy Martin, Andy Gibb, and Secretariat have always been dead." Here are some of my favorites from the list:
The Soviet Union has never existed and therefore is about as scary as the student union.
7. They have never heard anyone actually "ring it up" on a cash register.
11. A coffee has always taken longer to make than a milkshake.
12. Smoking has never been permitted on U.S. airlines.
15. They have never had to distinguish between the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and football teams.
20. Text messaging is their email.
24. Madden has always been a game, not a Superbowl-winning coach.
48. Most of them never had the chance to eat bad airline food.
75. Professional athletes have always competed in the Olympics.

High school students in the Twin Cities area can take online P.E. courses. Of course I think that they should use PSEO to take online physical education where they can earn college credit and graduate from high school at the same time by training for the American Birkebeiner, Grandma's Marathon, or the NorthShore Inline Marathon. But that's just me.

Check out Wierd Al's new song "Don't Download this Song" on his MySpace site (if that anti-American website isn't blocked where you are). It's funny, and you really can download it for free...he even gives you a link to do so. "Once in a while, maybe you will get the urge to break International copyright law..." and "you start out stealin' songs, then you're robbin' liquor stores..."

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