A lighthearted look at news of the day:
Under a bill proposed by Utah state Sen. Aaron Osmond, a child who doesn’t do well in school would have to attend special classes paid for by parents. Imagine how it might have changed your high school years if your failure to pass a test meant that your Dad, not you, would lose his allowance.
Of course, in my day failing to pass a test often resulted in belt tightening of a different sort — or, to put it in language a bureaucrat would understand, “seat time.”
The Obama administration changed its story this week after the president’s uncle told a deportation hearing the two had lived together briefly while the president was in law school. Earlier, the White House said the president had never met Onyango Obama. Now the president has acknowledged the relationship. Oh that uncle.
Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle apparently ignored a deportation order two decades ago, which is never convenient when your nephew is trying to push for immigration reform.
A wire service story from the not-so-distant future: “Millions of fast-food drones flew off the job Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the week in which human workers, who once held their jobs, marched for more money.”
With the new push to use drones for all types of services, how long will it be before a certain candy company does a commercial in which two drones, one carrying chocolate and other peanut butter, collide in midair to form a great taste sensation?
What is the proper amount to tip a drone?
You may think all of this sounds great. Just wait until political parties send drones to your front door every evening during the dinner hour, asking for money.
Drones, smart cars, printable 3-D guns — why do I think we’re one step closer to some 13-year-old genius with a super virus controlling the world?
It’s well known that the media can influence fashion trends. Now that NBC devoted three prime-time hours to a live production of The Sound of Music, how long will it be before Americans everywhere start wearing their curtains?
I don’t have a problem suspending belief enough to accept that Captain Von Trapp might not have an Austrian accent, but how did a young girl from Oklahoma end up in a convent over there right before World War II? Are we getting our Rogers and Hammerstein themes mixed up? Did Ado Annie step on the wrong train in Tulsa?
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