Tuesday, May 10, 2011

these kids today

At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, I have to point out what is becoming a more and more obvious truth: as a broad, general trend, kids are getting stupider.

Now, there are of course many, many exceptions to this rule. I have met many surprisingly smart kids. But you have to admit they are becoming more and more rare.

Racism...or taxonomy. But whatever. You won't need to know that to run the fryolater at BK.

Case in point: here's a site that's been making the rounds lately: shit my students write. (via) A few of the posts are really clever things kids wrote; most of them are depressingly moronic. Here's a couple examples:

'The potato literally encouraged the Irish to overbreed.'

Never listen to potatoes, you silly Irish gits. Especially when they are being encouraging.

'The rebel and onion armies showed grose negligence by having many of their battles right inside national parks, like Gettysburg.'

Those bastard onion armies.Ruining our parks.

And my favorite thus far:

'Macbeth couldn’t have loved Lady Macbeth because he was crazy and too busy hallucinating witches and stuff. Also, crazy people can’t do it without going crazy midway through.'

See, that explains a lot.

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