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Thursday, June 11, 2009

A lion, a cat, and a toad stop for milk at the school cafeteria.

By gawd, at least the Limeys are teaching their kids how to spot a terrorist:
More than 2,000 10 and 11-year-olds will see a short film, which urges them to tell the police, their parents or a teacher if they hear anyone expressing extremist views.
You never know. Little brown Nigel could have a dirty bomb in his Power Rangers lunch pail:
The terrorism message is also illustrated with a re-telling of the story of Guy Fawkes, saying that his strong views began forming when he was at school in York.
And a toad reminds us that it's not all about terrorism.
A lion explains that terrorists can look like anyone, while a cat tells pupils that should get help if they are being bullied and a toad tells them how to cross the road.

8 comments:

  1. Crap, it's gonna take a lot of viewings of "V is for Vendetta" to fix these kids.

    I'll fry up the chickie-in-a-basket.

    General, you can pass out the Guy Fawkes masks. Don't worry -- they're like Mexican wrestling masks, and that's just one step away from good old gladatorial-style wholesome fun.

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  2. General, Sir:

    "and a toad tells them how to cross the road."

    Yeah, because amphibians and reptiles (not to mention possums, skunks, raccoons, cats, deer, the odd water buffalo and skwerls*) have such a sterling performance standard in that area.

    What is the matter with these people, Sir? They use cartoon caricatures of animals to warn the kiddies? Why not use someone they know they can trust, like Mr. Bush the Lesser or a parish priest?

    *I gotta admit the skwerl numbers are a little skewed. I used to go out of my way to avoid them critters. Since I found 'em using my attic for a Tree Rat Projects I been goin' over the curb and partway up the tree, if necessary.

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  3. This, from the country that just elected two members of the fucking British National Party to the European Parliament.

    Jesus H. Christ.

    Makes me pine for the days when they held NORAID fundraisers at the local Knights of Columbus hall.

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  4. (Oh, great. Now I’m gonna end up on the do-not-fly list.)

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  5. Dave, we're all screwed in that regard. I mean, really, I'm one of those pagans (and a technologically-minded one) apparently 'surrounding' Newt Gingrich (although it's difficult to imagine how that's possible given he's bigger than about four of me, and way taller...unless maybe I've discovered some form of dimensional phasing in my sleep and don't know it yet).

    Oh, and I'm about 75% Irish by ancestry. I hear ya.

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  6. Technowitch … ’course, I’m only joking about that NORAID benefit thing. Wouldn’t know anything about that. Ahem. No, siree. Not at all. Though I used to frequent bars that had pro-Republican (and I don’t mean GOP) graffiti in the gents’ room. Something about “God shave our gracious Queen,” or something.

    Half Irish here – the Moms’ family is from County Sligo. Half Irish, half Mutt, to be precise. Not altogether unlike the President, as it turns out.

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  7. Ah; Faith & Gommorrah, Dave von Ebers, Faith and Gommorrah. I got some parts that are Irish and some that ain't, but I'm all mutt.

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  8. Saaaay, Demo: Aren’t you about due to be coming through Chicago one o’ these days?

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We'll try dumping haloscan and see how it works.