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  • Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

    So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

    Stay classy France.
  • Total "Meh" after reading the article: 35.
  • the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

    Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

    We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

    Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

    Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

    You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !
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    Your link says they're all false, what I thought.
  • DaJesus: Deslided


    Thank you.

    Buckyballs weren't banned outright, but rather the government harassed the vendor out of business.
  • FTFA Duck abuse: Most of the country barely blinked when a long-ordered ban on the pricey pate went into effect in California in September. Chefs, however, grieved the outlawing of the delicacy made from force-fed ducks. Some even joined forces with foie producers taking the measure to task in court. But the cause was limp by most standards. As the Los Angeles Times put it: "Foie Gras is (rightly) banned, so let's move on.")

    Stopped reading right here.  It isn't "duck abuse".  This stupid regulation is a another fine example of something that politicians can pass easily, stirs up a lot of emotion and yet solves no problem.  All you are doing is limited business and consumer choices.  Fortunately Chicago saw the light and repealed their ban.  California isn't going to be so lucky.

    /and the law is being widely ignored
  • wildcardjack: Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

    So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

    Stay classy France.


    No kidding, it says a lot this one was easily the stupidest of all the stupid bans on that list.  Not the worst ban, mind you, just the stupidest.  (In fact it's probably good overall, although a blanket ban on homework is taking it too far, IMO.)

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    "Homework is fun!"
  • deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)


    So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?
  • deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

    Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

    We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

    Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

    Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

    You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


    How do you pronounce Japan?

    Nippon?
  • You guys are missing a gem: Tennessee was not far behind, passing a law in May banning the inclusion of any "gateway body parts" in sex ed class discussions.

    I don't think we are taking this seriously enough. My family and I was watching the 700 Club and they once brought on a harlot who was showing off her shoulder during a conversation about Ruth and her impact on the testaments. That resulted in me looking up lipstick ads followed by seeing models in jeggings. Next thing I know, I'm in every local BDSM club within a 50 mile radius.
  • TheManofPA: You guys are missing a gem: Tennessee was not far behind, passing a law in May banning the inclusion of any "gateway body parts" in sex ed class discussions.

    I don't think we are taking this seriously enough. My family and I was watching the 700 Club and they once brought on a harlot who was showing off her shoulder during a conversation about Ruth and her impact on the testaments. That resulted in me looking up lipstick ads followed by seeing models in jeggings. Next thing I know, I'm in every local BDSM club within a 50 mile radius.


    Nice.

    +1
  • ArcadianRefugee: deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

    So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?


    Only if you don't want to look like a dumbass.
  • i was alwasy taught if we don't follow the law, we don't believe in our country and it's law in general.
  • kim jong-un:
    How do you pronounce Japan?

    Nippon?


    This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.
  • What they ought to ban is idiots texting while they drive, or barreling down the road with a cell phone crammed in their ear and not watching where they are going.

    I average one near--miss with one of these yo--yos every 10 miles.
  • aerojockey: wildcardjack: Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

    So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

    Stay classy France.

    No kidding, it says a lot this one was easily the stupidest of all the stupid bans on that list.  Not the worst ban, mind you, just the stupidest.  (In fact it's probably good overall, although a blanket ban on homework is taking it too far, IMO.)

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    "Homework is fun!"


    Here's to homogenous stupidity.
  • I wish we could ban Madonna. She's a grandmother who hasn't realized that she's no longer 20 and isn't sexy anymore, just sad.

    And the Utah ban on STDs and condoms, etc... The long term effects are going to suck when Utah is filled with teenagers who are parents who all have the clap. Abstinence doesn't work. I went to school in Texas. Our sex ed classes actually had a frank talk about condoms, STDs and the like. It was "You're 100% safe if you abstain and condom's aren't 100% effective." And that was all the abstinence teaching we got.
  • Valeriyance: kim jong-un:
    How do you pronounce Japan?

    Nippon?

    This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.


    Go to Wikipedia's article on name of Germany.

    /Republic of Georgia is something like "Sakartvelo" in Georgia. In their curlicue-intensive alphabet, of course.
  • WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.
  • deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

    Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

    We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

    Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

    Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

    You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


    I don't know whether you've been to the U.S. or not, but I'd go so far as to say that it's the largest heterogeneous society in the world. Saying that it's ignorant to claim that all Americans love guns and imperialism is a gross understatement.

    As for the statistic that there are nine guns for every ten people, one thing that is fairly consistent with gun owners: they typically don't own just one. I'm willing to bet that it's more accurate to say that out of every ten people, three people own three guns each and the next seven people don't own any than it is to say that nine out of every ten American citizens own one gun.
  • deplorable: We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.


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  • Valeriyance: kim jong-un:
    How do you pronounce Japan?

    Nippon?

    This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.


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  • That's tame compared to Obama's 2013 ban list: The Second Amend, White People, and Jesus.
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