In honor of…Tuesday, some interesting links from the past week or so:
1. Bono’s Effervescent Wisdom: The rockstar never ceases to amaze, even if the article’s author seems a little trite.
2. NYC Saves Civilization: Apparently, some very offensive words are appearing on standardized tests. Words like “dinosaur,” “television,” and “religion.” Fundamentalists, Luddites, and secular humanists must have been enraged by these words poisoning their children. Unfortunately for them, NYC schools have decided NOT to eliminate them from their exams. Finally. Now students can enjoy reading about “rock n’ roll” on their Scantron tests!
3. The Hunger Games is Deviant: Apparently, it has become a “most challenged book” by those who object to its themes. As a friend of mine said on Facebook, don’t people realize that the book itself is a critique of our modern society rather than a blanket endorsement of violence and the like?