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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby guest » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:09 am

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Once the Tom Joyner show is over...


Can't say I ever listened to that clown for as much as a second - I call him a clown because I've seen pictures of him in full pimp regalia which I assume he thought was appropriate - but I lived in the Other D when he was broadcasting in Dallas and Chicago simultaneously; flying between the two cities evry day to do a morning and then an evening show. I s'pose current technology has rendered that unnecessary. Remind me - did they have those things, what did they call them? , oh, right, telephone lines in 1985?
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby middle aged female » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:21 am

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The Suburban Avenger wrote:Once the Tom Joyner show is over...


Can't say I ever listened to that clown for as much as a second - I call him a clown because I've seen pictures of him in full pimp regalia which I assume he thought was appropriate - but I lived in the Other D when he was broadcasting in Dallas and Chicago simultaneously; flying between the two cities evry day to do a morning and then an evening show. I s'pose current technology has rendered that unnecessary. Remind me - did they have those things, what did they call them? , oh, right, telephone lines in 1985?

Was probably on a party line and kept getting interrupted
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Mulligan » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:01 am

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Detroit motorist watching porn on phone crashes, dies

Detroit — A Detroit man watching a porn movie while driving his car got into an accident and died.

The man, who wasn’t wearing pants, was watching the movie on his cellphone, said police.

Clifford Ray Jones, 58, wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected through the sunroof.

A state police spokesman said it’s the strangest incident he ever encountered.

“There’s so much technology out there a lot of people are paying more attention to what they’re doing other than driving their car,” said Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police.

The accident occurred Sunday at 3:30 a.m. as the car was traveling south on the Lodge ramp to Interstate 75 in Detroit, said police.

Jones lost control of the 1996 Toyota and it rolled over. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The police are continuing to investigate.

The name of the movie wasn’t known.
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Shark » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:57 pm

https://www.facebook.com/ColemanAYoungII/videos/1183250661708779/

I've watched this Coleman Young video so many times today...
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Mulligan » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:34 pm

Shark wrote:https://www.facebook.com/ColemanAYoungII/videos/1183250661708779/

I've watched this Coleman Young video so many times today...


That is entertaining.
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby The Fickle Finger » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:57 am

Shark wrote:https://www.facebook.com/ColemanAYoungII/videos/1183250661708779/

I've watched this Coleman Young video so many times today...


Just took a look at that, so very true. :lol:
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Shark » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:39 pm

It's amazing that the Motor City Muckraker doesn't get punched in the face more often...

http://www.susanjdemas.com/news/2016/4/5/susan-j-demas-modern-day-journalism-and-the-surrealness-of-internet-hate

(it's been fun watching this play out on Facebook/Twitter)
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:59 am

The local high school is closed today due to the overnight death of one of the teachers.

http://www.wnem.com/story/31847571/teachers-death-closes-school

What's funny here is that the school is not a one-room deal where everyone knows everyone: something like 2500+ students. The place is really big, like the size of an assembly plant, complete with clouds of strange faces and unexplored corridors. Anyway, due to expectations of grief of whatnot classes were cancelled for today. I suppose that I'll know better tonight just how much grief the students are experiencing as one of my girls has/had an English class with the deceased.

What's really interesting here is that when I was in DPS in the mid-70s the estranged husband of a teacher burst into a classroom of my school and shot her dead in front of her students. First-graders, too: boom, boom, boom. This happened in the morning, and school went on, albeit with news crews and police everywhere. We're more enlightened these days, I suppose, or maybe we just ask a lot less of ourselves and the children.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19761111&id=gblHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gv8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=3465,1557281&hl=en
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Postby vlad the impaler » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:11 pm

GRAND BLANC, MI (WNEM) -
The sudden death of a beloved teacher has closed a local school.

Grand Blanc High School is closed Friday due to the death of high school English teacher Ms. La'Rhonda Gowdy.

Details of her death have not been released.

The district is bringing in grief counselors for students until 3 p.m. on Friday.

Posts on Facebook show that Ms. Gowdy was part of a Peer Mediation class.

http://www.wnem.com/story/31847571/teac ... z47EP4gYdo


What, exactly, is a "Peer Mediation class"?

If it's what I think it is, we had that too- it was called the "bike racks", and it was where peers "mediated" out their issues.

Example- Joe pushes Paul in the hallway, for no reason. Paul knows he needs to retaliate lest he becomes a punk. But there are teachers present. So Paul tells Joe to meet at the bike racks after school. Word spreads among classmates there is a fight a'fixin. Joe and Paul have a meeting of the minds and fists and even if Paul loses the fight, he establishes himself as someone who won't be pushed around. Respect is earned and the social hierarchy is further strengthened.

Now I know things are different these days, but the fact is the old school method did well prepare us for the Lord of the Flies world that is the workplace, something I'm not so sure can be said for "peer mediation".
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:51 pm

So the last post prompted me to call home and check in with my high schooler who was in the deceased class. It turns out that in yesterday's class the teacher bailed halfway through the session claiming to feel like hell. Like the joke they tell about the message on the hypochondriac's tombstone: "I told you that I was sick!"

Peer mediation, I'm told, is exactly what Vlad implies: an enlightened answer to the old days of might making right on the playground.

When I was in grad school I ended up being attached to new age-y unit named "the center for peace and conflict studies" that in addition to its academic responsibilities had found grant money and was going into DPS schools to train student mediators to increase the peace and all of that happy bullshit. I was in on the academic end of the show and did everything possible to stay out of the community activism, even still one couldn't avoid being exposed to the crusade. The method was to train up a horde of young peace-makers who would patrol the school grounds and basically swarm any scene where conflict threatened. The enlightened little urchins were (on paper) trained to defuse tense situations with mediation skills developed from a careful study of what it took to end strikes, avoid wars, etc. Having had some time in at DPS and then living all of my life among crap I was pretty sure that equipping children to approach conflict as principled bargainers (look it up, it's in their bible, "Getting to Yes") was akin to a death sentence. There are sociopaths everywhere, but I've long felt that they're disproportionately present in the schools meaning that little lord Fauntleroy armed only with wit and adult-world tricks for getting opposing sides to agree is destined to fail in hallways teeming with amped-up little jerks.

Peer mediation at GBHS...? Same sort of nonsense, but with an extra dose of sensitivity training suitable to the 21st century.
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Mulligan » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:50 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:What's really interesting here is that when I was in DPS in the mid-70s the estranged husband of a teacher burst into a classroom of my school and shot her dead in front of her students. First-graders, too: boom, boom, boom. This happened in the morning, and school went on, albeit with news crews and police everywhere. We're more enlightened these days, I suppose, or maybe we just ask a lot less of ourselves and the children.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19761111&id=gblHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gv8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=3465,1557281&hl=en


As a guy roughly the same age as Frank, it's interesting that the teacher and her husband had different last names, unless the fact that they were estranged meant she had already gone back to her maiden name. Didn't see too many married couples with different last names back then. Also interesting that AP quoted a 7-year-old in the article. Suburban Avenger, would that happen in such a story today? Have you ever sought a young child for a quote?
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby middle aged female » Sun May 01, 2016 10:01 am

Mulligan wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:What's really interesting here is that when I was in DPS in the mid-70s the estranged husband of a teacher burst into a classroom of my school and shot her dead in front of her students. First-graders, too: boom, boom, boom. This happened in the morning, and school went on, albeit with news crews and police everywhere. We're more enlightened these days, I suppose, or maybe we just ask a lot less of ourselves and the children.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19761111&id=gblHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gv8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=3465,1557281&hl=en


As a guy roughly the same age as Frank, it's interesting that the teacher and her husband had different last names, unless the fact that they were estranged meant she had already gone back to her maiden name. Didn't see too many married couples with different last names back then. Also interesting that AP quoted a 7-year-old in the article. Suburban Avenger, would that happen in such a story today? Have you ever sought a young child for a quote?

The local news channels are always sticking a microphone in the face of some little kid for their opinion on something going on in school or on the playground
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun May 01, 2016 11:20 am

Mulligan wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:What's really interesting here is that when I was in DPS in the mid-70s the estranged husband of a teacher burst into a classroom of my school and shot her dead in front of her students. First-graders, too: boom, boom, boom. This happened in the morning, and school went on, albeit with news crews and police everywhere. We're more enlightened these days, I suppose, or maybe we just ask a lot less of ourselves and the children.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19761111&id=gblHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gv8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=3465,1557281&hl=en


As a guy roughly the same age as Frank, it's interesting that the teacher and her husband had different last names, unless the fact that they were estranged meant she had already gone back to her maiden name. Didn't see too many married couples with different last names back then. Also interesting that AP quoted a 7-year-old in the article. Suburban Avenger, would that happen in such a story today? Have you ever sought a young child for a quote?


Everywhere I've worked has discouraged the use of quotes from children in hard-news stories. Take the murder and such out of the equation and children generally are pretty unreliable when it comes to memory or the ability to fully express themselves.

Personally, I'd feel like a reptile if I went running to grill a kid after he/she had seen something like a killing.
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Mulligan » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:58 pm

Meijer needs to implement a speed and competency test for self-checkout lanes on busy days.
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Re: Hot Fudge Miscellaneous

Postby Toolbox » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:23 pm

Mulligan wrote:Meijer needs to implement a speed and competency test for self-checkout lanes on busy days.


Or just hire more cashiers....
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