Comments on: these stories are the best Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: atcooper Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:29:22 +0000 Has anybody read it to at least verify his solution is banning the Simpsons?

Shoot… I’ll do a quick scan now.

Read parts of it and found it’s interesting enough to give a complete reading even though I’m a bit wary about some of the references he cites at the end.

I found no mention of the Simpsons (a simple find command). I looked at where television shows up, and while he does betray a disdain for tv for reasons I sympathize with, he did not suppose banning the Simpsons would solve the education crisis.

By: E.P. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 19:18:39 +0000 Get rid of the Simpsons? What a jerk! This is the best thing on television! This show has so many jokes crammed into every episode that it actually requires that one should be well-informed and reasonably educated, to understand every single nuance of satire. Yes, it is true that most of the writers are graduates of Harvard. That is no accident.

I am glad to see a more widespread use of CC licenses, but I can’t stand these control freaks that want to restrict what people can or cannot see.

By: Karl Sun, 27 Feb 2005 14:06:59 +0000 Quite funny, given that the Simpsons is only still on life support thanks to innumerable writers with Harvard degrees.

I don’t think kids watch the Simpsons much anymore, but that could just be my observer’s bias. If he’s talking about public Universities, then maybe he has a leg to stand on…


By: ibar Sun, 27 Feb 2005 11:56:48 +0000 that’s a great story!
your friend should have told him to put it on a “podcast” to stay on the razor-sharp blade of cutting edge… :)