Archive for November, 2007

On bogus Advanced Placement courses

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

At Carleton College, admissions dean Paul Thiboutot said he’s seen transcripts listing AP health, AP homeroom and even AP study hall. “It’s a typo,” he said, “but it always gives us pause. That’s a very serious study hall.”

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Monopoly

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

TEACHER: Win second prize in a beauty contest.  Collect $10.
STUDENT: Of course.  You wouldn’t have won first.

It’s November 19…

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Three days ’till Thanskgiving. Which means just under four days until the annual Holiday Shopping Season (TM) will be officially opened with the first five a.m. fistfight at Best Buy.

Today is also the 144th (seven score and four year) anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Check out this cool link that postulates what could have happened if Power Point had existed in 1863.

Fun at school

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

FIRST GIRL: We’ve been friends since we were babies!
SECOND GIRL: And now we’re cousins!

TEACHER: I need everyone to find a buddy on the opposite team and tell that person one thing he or she did well in the game today.
GIRL: Jacob, you did a good job cheating.

Hockey season is back

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

“When you start to have success in games, you start to win games.”
Hockey coach Don Lucia

“What you need to do is bounce one off somebody’s butt, get the onus off the back or off the butt, and get going.”

“When the floodgates get open, sometimes water really comes through.”

“They’ll like him a whole lot more when he starts getting dirty on a regular basis.”
Hockey commentator Doug Woog

Advice from kids

Monday, November 5th, 2007

“Don’t throw people in the trash, even if they are mean.”