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I’m offended by the stupidity of this so called defense:

“The most unbelievable product in school safety I have ever seen in my life” -Chief

In the event of a school shooting or threat of violence, classrooms will go into lockdown. If a shooter gets into a classroom, teachers can now use hand-held whiteboards as shields to protect their students.

Full Story – FOX

I’ll have to agree with the chief LOL… it really is unbelievable.  Wow, and not “just” a shield either, it can be used as a weapon too… I love the little demo he gives so much.

I can’t wait to here an expert’s explanation for how a teacher is going to block bullets like a cartoon character.  Last time I checked, people can’t anticipate where a 1000+ ft/s round is going to end up.  Does anyone actually think that active shooters would waste more than a couple shots at something like that before moving on to softer/easier targets?  How much do you want to bet some kid’s parents are so in love with this idea they actually went out and bought their kids a stupid board and told them “Carry it if you want to live” *Arnold Schwarzenegger voice*.  Then in an extreme twist, the kid gets the name “Board Boy”, becomes an outcast and shoots up the school which was trying to protect him, using a round such as the FN 5.7 in order to blast through the very boards and make everyone look like idiots.  Too far?

Kind of racist they went with white boards too, rather than black boards?  What, black boards aren’t good enough?  Some of my best school memories come from black boards.

Minnesota-Bulletproof-WhiteboardI love how arming teachers or staff (who volunteer) with firearms and necessary training is just totally out of the question still. Pretty sick that “the next best thing” is this stupid product.

A company called HARDWIRE based in Maryland makes the boards. The product page for them is pretty hilarious if you get a chance to check it out. $299 + shipping! If you have deep pockets, buy a bunch to troll friends.

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Remember when you did lame shit like play basketball in gym class?  In Russia they play with AKs:

Yeah sure you balled hard enough that the gym teacher wanted to fine you.  Your crossover was ill too, but don’t kid yourself, your chances of being the NBA were zero… practicing was basically just spinning your wheels.  Learning how to assemble and disassemble an AK though is what I call a life skill.  

I knew the dude with the glove at 2:57 meant business.  When ever I see people rocking single gloves I always think of the two other guys that meant business; M.J. and O.J..  One does not simply play around if they are one gloving it.

Russian-AK47-Gym-ClassThose Russian guys need to get their hair in check.  Come to think of it I don’t think I gave much of a shit in high school either.  I see those two honey dips with the fly French braids though.  Glad that all has been forgiven since Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812.  I hold grudges from things that happened B.C..

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Hat tip: Steven

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Keep in mind you can’t normally draw guns at school…

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The South Carolina DOJ Attorney’s office had this amazing idea *eye roll*:

The Project Sentry Logo Contest. Every year in April we ask the students of South Carolina to submit drawings that represent gun violence prevention in their schools. It is usually the week of the Columbine memorial in an effort to create a dialogue about gun violence.

David Codrea rips the DOJ a new hypocrisy hole in his article which you should read.

You can check out some of the past contest winners on the DOJ website.

Draw a picture like any of those a day after the contest is over, and earn yourself a suspension.

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play shoot someone with his fingers and then a pair of scissors… and get suspended:

In a letter to Lynch’s parents, the vice principal of Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School said their son had been sent to the principal’s office three times on Dec. 20 for pretending his fingers were scissors and then a gun. After the third incident, he was suspended, according to the letter, obtained by WJLA.

Full Story – ABC News

hahah that little guy is priceless.  Maybe when he gets older he can shack up with the Houston TX girl who got suspended and labeled a terrorist for her own finger gun? It will be like Bonnie and Clyde…

School officials questioned Rodney about things like whether his family owned a gun, and he had to tell them all his video games.

Oh wait a minute…. 2 different copies of Call of Duty?!?!?!??! This kid is obviously on his way to being a stone cold killer:

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Rodney-Lynch-Finger-Scissor-GunBAN FINGER GUNS, ASSAULT FINGERS, and ASSAULT SCISSORS.  He’s got 10 fingers, and they’re all deadly.

<— Notice I screen capped Rodney in full face palm.  Fitting right?

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Hat tip: cc19

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I remember seeing a few examples like this in physics:

Demonstrating the law of conservation of momentum with a M1 Garand.

I wonder if lots of publishers are getting pressured to swap them out for different examples?  Wouldn’t want to scare anyone.  If a police officer or a soldier was holding the gun it might be a little more acceptable, but still unnecessarily scary.  Probably better to use a non threatening cannon instead. haha

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Hat tip: Eric

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By blog reader and physics grad student at UT-Austin Frank Lee:

Frank does these drawings on the blackboards in the physics grad lounge whenever he gets bored of homework, teaching, or research.  *Gasp* guns at school! haha.  The school related commentary written besides many of the drawings is a nice touch.

You can check out more of his Chalkboard Drawings at his website.  Damn I wish I could draw…

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