Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

COMIC BOOK MEMORIES


Remember the new, black, Bucky?

Friday, February 24, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006


In case you were wondering what it's like to live in North Korea... Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 03, 2006

Why do they hate our freedom? Fucking rednecks should be grateful. I wish my elementary school music teacher had shown us opera. Oh, but I was taught by retards.

Amusing quote from another web site on the contraversy: "Tresa Waggoner was brought to task by several parents of first, second and third-graders for showing a video, in early January, that included images of the devil."

'Faust' Opera Video Stirs Angry Parents

Some parents in this prairie town are angry with an elementary school music teacher for showing pupils a video about the opera "Faust," whose title character sells his soul to the devil in exchange for being young again.

"Any adult with common sense would not think that video was appropriate for a young person to see. I'm not sure it's appropriate for a high school student," Robby Warner said after two of her children saw the video.

Another parent, Casey Goodwin, said, "I think it glorifies Satan in some way."

Tresa Waggoner showed approximately 250 first-, second- and third-graders at Bennett Elementary portions of a 33-year-old series titled "Who's Afraid of Opera" a few weeks ago.

The video features the soprano Dame Joan Sutherland and three puppet friends discussing Gounod's "Faust." Waggoner thought it would be a good introduction to opera.

Her critics questioned the decision to show children a portrayal of the devil, Mephistopheles, along with a scene showing a man being killed by a sword and a reference to suicide.

School Superintendent George Sauter said the teacher should not have shown the video to children below the fourth grade but will not lose her job. She has sent letter of apology to all elementary school parents in Bennett, population 2,400 and about 25 miles east of Denver on Colorado's eastern plains.

"I was definitely not sensitive to the conservative nature of the community, and I've learned that," Waggoner said in Sunday's editions of The Denver Post. "However, from what has been said about me, that I'm a Satan worshipper, my character, I can't believe all of this. My intention was just to expose the kids to opera."

Waggoner, who is in her first year teaching vocal music in Bennett, said she doesn't expect to stay in town.

"I know I'm not accepted here, that I'm not welcome here by the parents," she said. "It's a very uncomfortable position."

Well, I guess they do hate our freedom... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

MORE ON BROKEBACK

It just occured to me: In a few years, not only will people wonder what all the fuss what about, but they will preted they hated it all along.