"In the beginning"


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Monday, March 31, 2008

Just filling in time.

You will be pleased to see that I have finally got my computer
working the way I want it to

This could also be the 50s, or 70s . It’s amazing what the world has come to…

School 1960 vs. School 2007

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

1960 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up mates.

2007 - Police are called, SWAT team arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Mobiles with video of fight confiscated as evidence. They are charged with assault, AVOs are taken out and both are suspended even though Johnny started it. Diversionary conferences and parent meetings conducted. Video shown on 6 internet sites.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.

1960 - Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given a good paddling. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Counselled to death. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra funding because Jeffrey has a disability. Drops out of school.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1960 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. Psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mum has an affair with the psychologist. Psychologist gets a promotion.

Scenario: Mark, a college student, brings cigarettes to school .

1960 - Mark shares a smoke with the school principal out on the smoking area.

2007 - Police are called and Mark is expelled from School for drug possession. His car is searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Vinh fails high school English.

1960 - Vinh goes to Remedial English, passes and goes to college.

2007 - Vinh's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making English a requirement for graduation is racist. Civil Liberties Association files class action lawsuit against state school system and his English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Vinh is given his Y10 anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers, puts them in a model plane paint bottle and blows up an anthill.

1960 - Ants die.

2007 - Security and ASIO are called and Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. Teams investigate parents, siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls during recess and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him.

1960 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.

2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy. Becomes gay.

You gotta love a good nurse.

A motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix.

The doctors operated and advised him that all was well. However, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery the doctors hadn't told him about, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable.

Taped firmly across his pubic hair were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn't come off easily.

Written in large black letters was the sentence:

'Get well soon....from the nurse in the Jeep you pulled over last week.

Nothing to report on Vicki's situation, later this week we expect to know what the program will be.... fingers crossed.


LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ I love the new PC... is that a "XXXX GOLD" PC? ~ As for your comment about the words on my blog photos... you and the others are probably right... If I could find a real easy way to do it, I would... truth is... I am just TOO DARN LAZY! ~ jb///

Junebug said...

The tape on the crotch hairs one is good! Still remembering Vicki.

Alison said...

Hi Peter,
Just popped on over to say Hi and that I was thinking of you.

Rachel said...

Loved all the scenarios!! Isn't it the truth!!! I'm glad that nurse got back for her ticket too!

Still thinking of your daughter.

kenju said...

I've been praying for you both, Peter. Take care.

Gattina said...

Hahaha (and still laughing) that's sooo true ! I especially like the one about smoking a cigarette ! And imagine you live in Australia and I live in Belgium but the scenarios would also fit here !

Pamela said...

I saw something the other day about a kid getting arrested for selling skittles (at a sugar free lunch zone)

So you know that truth is stranger than fiction in this PC world

Walker said...

Maybe its time we beat the system like a mangy dog and let the kids grow up right.
Hmmm they could charge us with government abuse

Dave said...

Where do I get a PC like that?? *LOL*

Jack K. said...

Tape. Pubic hair. Ouch!

Our best to Vicki and the rest of the clan.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Wow, that is some high-tech computer Peter.

My fingers are crossed...and my prayers are said....

Faye said...

Hi Peter--
Just giving you a shout out and checking to see if you had additional details about Vicki's treatment. I'll be back. Wishing you all the best.

karisma said...

How true on all counts. Thanks for the morning laugh.

Still thinking of Vicki and the rest of you. Keep well.

Anonymous said...

My! How things change!
Thinking of you all.

Cliff said...

Loved the diaries of 1960'. It brought to mind my belief that all things in this world that are really bad, were started by an attorney somewhere.
Best wishes again for your whole family.
I must get to bed. I'm off to Omaha tomorrow to try and find a pc like yours.

Gledwood said...

I take it that beer dispenser is in your HOUSE? Only in Australia. Also it surely must be chilled (the British version surely comes with a special warmer and flattener...)

Now I just wanted to say about Vicki what I also said at Merle's: my cousin had a brain thing. Hers was an aneurysm/however you spell it ie some kind of arterial rupture

And all she lost from it was some time off work and a bit of hair. I hope and pray sincerely that it can be that neat for your Vicki.

Thinking of you


JunieRose2005 said...

Just to say,
"Thinking of you all, Peter!"

Keep the faith, Peter!



LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ I was just thinking about you and Vicki of course. I hope all is well? You are both in my prayers mate! ~ jb///