Friday, August 16, 2013

Irony Free Friday.

Eastern Shore professors to get bulletproof whiteboards
Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced plans Thursday to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking white board that can stop bullets.

The high-tech tablet — which hangs on a hook, measures 18 by 20 inches and comes in pink, blue and green — can be used as a personal shield for professors under attack, according to the company that makes it, and a portable writing pad in quieter times

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    1. A) The size doesn't matter.
      B) It's the thought that counts.
      C) That's what she said.
      D) Better $60,000 to (potentially) save an instructor we have than hire another full time one.

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    2. Professors need Roman scutum shields. Then, they can form phalanxes during finals week!

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  2. Do they come round and painted like Captain America's shield? Because then I'd want one!

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  3. If any of them are G. Gordon Liddy fans, they'll ignore the tablet and go for the femoral artery in the thigh, like that killer beaver in Belarus.

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  4. I'd like to see the president of that college personally demonstrate the usefulness of that "high-tech tablet."

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  5. The current blog background reminds me of the old Baskin Robbins "Daiquiri Ice" ice cream. When we were kids, before the internet Snopes site could disprove anything, we used to believe that maybe there actually was alcohol in that ice cream.

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  6. At least the school didn't permanently mount the boards on the wall. After all, those things are expensive. You can't risk somebody removing them from the room.

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  7. Pink, I can only presume, is for the lady professors.

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    1. Unless they're nauseous. Then they get the green one.

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  8. Only now did I notice the picture accompanying the article. Yes, it has come to this. In order to illustrate a product for universities, the company uses a promotional image of an instructor teaching basic algebra.

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