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So… when did the school systems in this country get together and decide, “Hey, you know what? We don’t need cursive writing anymore. Yeah, lets just shit-can that.”
I want to know when this happened.
Because I surely did not get that memo.
Who decided that the next generation of kids should all just print things? And that basically we’d devolve our language as a society?
What’s next, we stop teaching lower-case letters? I mean, we’re already half-way to everyone writing like a bunch of block-letter printing ransom-note makers, right? Why not take that final step.
I know the education system in this country is fucked up, I do. I know it’s been getting worse the past decade. But this? This is just a sign of lazy ignorance and apathy. This is a sign that the educators are too over-worked and under-resourced to the point where they are themselves just giving up because they don’t have it in them to fight such things with all the other problems we’ve got.
For fucks sake, the gods damn declaration of independence is written in cursive, technically speaking!
Which means this generation won’t even really be able to read it (at least in part)!
Then again, rate things are going, they likely won’t teach it much longer either!
It just makes me sad. Maybe because, as an autograph hound, I really appreciate hand writing (despite my own being atrocious). Maybe it’s because I hate change.
…Or maybe it’s just because it’s a really pathetic statement about our future and how (and what) we teach the next generation and beyond.
In that one year I have…
- Liked Over 10,000 Posts
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- Have Over 500 Followers
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So when I was a kid, I got these migraine headaches. Bad enough that I had like prescription strength meds for them and they’d last for days on end. And we figured out one of the many things that might be setting them off, sort of a catalyst, was some chemical that is in doritos. How? Cause whenever I’d eat them I’d get a headache and then that could turn into a migraine.
So I stopped eating them for like, a decade plus.
But I’ve not had migraines in like, a decade plus, so I figured, “what the hell” right?
So I’ve been eating them again the past few months and, no problems.
Except now the past three or four times I’ve eaten them? Headaches.
Fuck you, doritos!
You are tasty and I enjoy you and you give me headaches because of some unique chemical in you!
I’ve gone to quite a few; a dozen or so. Used to go yearly back in the late 90s early 00s. Haven’t been to one since 2009; before that, 2006. My health (heart condition) just won’t allow it. Too much walking, standing, so on.
There’s one going on today/this weekend right down in Philly. Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Tim Russ…
OK, so I’ve met them all before. Some of them twice. Not the point.
And at least I’m getting some more autographs out of it via my friend Bill… still not the point.
I miss going and being there. Immersed in an environment full of Trekkies. Where you can randomly shout out “NCC-1701, no bloody…” and have the room finish “A, B, CorD!”
I’m agoraphobic with social anxiety disorder. I DO NOTenjoy going out anywhere. I don’t even like opening my front door. So when I say I miss being in a crowded convention center or hotel ballroom full of 800+ people? That should really send a message in flares!
There is another event, a comic con, coming up soon. Two of the very few people from Trek I’ve not met will be there. I truly want to go. But I just can’t see how…
EDIT: So remember that photo of Data and Geordi I made?
Apparently, Levar really likes it. So much so that he wants to e-mail me about it. :D
I don’t know how I’ll tell him it’s just a simple blu-ray screen cap I touched up in photoshop, lol.