Freaking Hilarious

Onion News Network:  Are Standardized Tests Biased Against Kids Who Don't Give a Shit? Via Carpe Diem.  The Onion is brilliant because in some ways, this is absurd and some ways it cuts way too close to reality.


  1. Mesa Econoguy:

    See next post...?

  2. Mark:

    I think 5 is the most complex number. It takes 3 strokes to write.

    8 is kinda complex too with all the curves and everything.

  3. IgotBupkis:

    Yeah, The Onion and Iowahawk both produce some of the best farce, satire, and/or parody to be found.

  4. IgotBupkis:

    > I think 5 is the most complex number.

    Ah, but two is the odd prime.

    That's irony for you...

  5. Tim Cushing:

    That made me L my effing A off. It does hit very close to home and is probably the funniest thing I've seen the Onion crank out since their "Marilyn Manson Now Going Door to Door Trying to Shock People."

    And the reactions are dead on. So many parents of underachieving and non-interested students are so sure that the school isn't trying to "engage" their listless child, even though they make no attempt on their end to rectify the situation.

    Oh, well. At least we can hope for a future in which our elected officials can't be bothered to make it in to work. This sort of "lazy faire" approach might save us all a bit in taxes.

  6. Jay:

    The obvious answer is for the government to take children who don't give a shit away from their parents and put them in better homes. That is what a true "progressive" would suggest. Or just throw money at the parent until they become responsible.

  7. wilky:

    "Or just throw money at the parent until they become responsible."

    That can't work Jay, Before you know it, none of the kids will give a shit, with the parents giving them a cut of the action.

  8. Jay:

    "Progressives" can not think that far ahead. It would be a feature, rather than a bug anyway.