Sunday, August 24, 2008

Uh Oh!

As I watch the last day of the Summer Olympics, I just heard the TV host tell the American audience that China increased their medal count by 59% over the haul from the Athens Games of 2004.

Uh oh!

I wonder how long it will take before a conference speaker or professional development consultant tosses out that useless Olympic statistic to demonstrate how American teachers conspire against excellence, American students are videogame-addicted zombie slackers and principals all recite from "The World is Fat," the next pop-business BS written by the physical education equivalent of Dan Pink or Thomas Friedman.

Wake up America! World dominance in rhythmic gymnastics is at stake!

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Holiday Gift for Thomas Friedman

What could you possibly buy Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, after he sold truckloads of books and aroused so much concern in countless school leaders?

I found the perfect gift during today's trip to the local Costco warehouse store.
Are the Chinese or Indians enjoying such technological innovation?

Only American ingenuity is capable of producing Batter Blaster - pancakes and waffles in an aerosol can. It's organic too!*

Batter Blaster advertises, "Just point, blast and cook!" What could be more American than that?

America, the pride is back!

*may also be used as a floor wax.

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