atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#1944: WTF is this moron trying to do?



I got this from Dick, who says, "Money shot at the 25 second mark."

I'm guessing the idiot is trying to do a burnout. The pavement is wet under the tires, he's set the camera on a tripod, and the rear tires don't seem to be turning.

I don't think the brainless twit is trying to blow his engine; he seems dismayed when surveying the aftermath, and when he walks back to the camera he doesn't look as if he is particularly elated.

Generally when someone is trying to destroy a car's engine, he laughs and cheers when it spontaneously self-disassembles. Particularly when it does so violently enough to tent the hood.

The car's obviously been in a rollover accident: there's plastic over the passenger window and the A-pillar looks flattened.

So, here's my theory: the guy got a Neon SRT for a low price as "salvage" and decided to hoon it just a little before yanking the engine to put it in something else. And instead...well.

* * *

Fired!

You know, if you're making $78,000 per year--when you work only nine out of twelve months!--and your boss asks you to put in an extra 25 minutes of work per day, you should probably find a way to gut it up.

When the superintendent outlined a plan to improve the schools' performance, the union refused. The following six elements of that plan were too much for the union to bear:
* adding 25 minutes to the school day
* providing tutoring on a rotating schedule before and after school
* eating lunch with students once a week
* submitting to more rigorous evaluations
* attending weekly after-school planning sessions with other teachers
* participating in two weeks of training in the summer
You can bet that the major sticking point was the bit about evaluations. Unions hate accountability.

...end result, all the teachers and faculty are out of jobs.

A little thought about time and place would have helped them, I think. These teachers made about three times the median income of the city they taught in; there isn't going to be a lot of sympathy coming from the citizens.

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Well, I watched more anime tonight. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun got to the end of the "Level Upper" arc, and I liked it. The solution to the problem was about 90% what I thought it was.

I really like Harumi Kiyama, damn it.
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