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Radio Host Garrison Keillor has an imaginary town he reports on each week. One of its properties:

"All the children are above average"

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Wed Oct 12th, 2005 at 06:51:15 PM EST
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I actually think that's quite funny.  I think the whole thing is "Where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the children all above average."

Now if you want to hear something that's not funny, some school districts have actually made it a requirement for graduation that you have an above average GPA.  In other words, they're dictating that our children will be above average.  It's so absurd and I thought of Keillor when I read it.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 06:26:41 PM EST
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Prairie Home Companion is quite funny. It airs on NPR, and if you follow the link to "Archive" in the program's homepage you can download an audio stream of past shows. I recommend it, it's really poetic as well as entertaining.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 06:44:05 PM EST
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