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The “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me” news story of the day:

Idaho Teacher Sells Advertising Space on Tests


A Change of Opinion

snow-shovel2In between spending some enjoyable time reading over at the Fides Quaerens Intellectum blog, I’ve spent the vast majority of my morning shoveling snow. Now, I am originally from the South and have only within the last 5 years moved to the upper Midwest; so what I am about to say, I say with all of my heart. I hate the snow.

It was not always this way. I used to think the snow was beautiful, and perhaps I still do to some extent. But it’s hard to see beauty in something that causes you so much pain. My hat goes off to you Northern folk; having to shovel like this winter after winter, with nary a note of discontent in your demeanor.  It is no wonder you be of hearty stock; true men who know the simple pleasures of stout beer. In this Northern clime of yours, you have learned that a “pale ale” just doesn’t cut it after going toe to toe with 10 inches of snow in sub-zero degree temperatures. Real men need real beer in times like these. I think I shall learn from you men of the North and enjoy me some stout beer, and perhaps some beef jerky.

Or maybe I should just buy a snow blower…. but dang, those things are expensive! But on the other hand, if I continue to shovel, I will have more money for beer. It is settled then. Beer before blower.

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