My neighbor came over the other day and asked me, “Have you been drinking lately?” and I responded, “No. Why?” and then he pointed at the flag outside my shop on the flagpole that was clearly flying upside down.
He then said, “Well, your flag is upside down.”
And I said, “Yeah, I know it. It is an International sign of distress on the High Sea’s, if you are in trouble you rig up your standard in the upside down position.”
So clearly confused and caught off guard, he then says, “What in the #$#@##!! are you talking about?”
And I said, “I don’t know if you have noticed it or not, but this country is clearly in trouble.”
Welcome to my world, a world where some people still like me, even if I don’t smell like fresh rain. We, as a race of people, a nation, need to get honest about all this, we are in dire straits, 49 million people in this country are on food stamps, one out of every six do not have anything to eat. We are not educating our young and our industries are being shipped overseas.
We are in trouble.
Hello, my name is Don, I am addicted to The Big Bang Theory and I freely admit that I never had my science project in on time. It might have been because the nature of the instruction and the assessments often reflect more of an ability to memorize facts and sit attentively than truly actually engage in science. Although I am a graduate of High School, I cannot forge nor change your future, you have to do that.
I would also at this juncture like to admit that most of the time, when they are discussing quantum physics and all that other universal stuff on television, I haven’t a clue as to what they are talking about. Yeah I know, what you are thinking that “he only watches that to gaze up the girl character Penny.”
Could be a sprinkling of truth in there too.
My science adventures in my now begotten youth, mainly consisted of being able to memorize things, not so much learn them. A talent of sorts, but also a handicap later on in life, when students such as this are faced with “true science” further along in their academic careers they tend to get lost in the shuffle.
Memorizing instead of taking the time to learn they often find that they are under prepared for the creativity, analytical skills, and curiosity necessary to truly engage and be successful. This why I watch the Big Bang Theory Boys & Girls, it is about as scientific as I am gonna get. (It also allows me to escape the everyday trials and tribulations of modern living)
Kind of sad, when you stop to think about it, most of the nation‘s youth are lacking in science skills, the Japanese, Germans, and others clearly are leading the way. We seem to be fresh out of hero’s in our country. The only people they have to emulate or look up to are sports figures and drug dealers. This might be why they flock to the game-boy instead of the text book.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. There is a fine line between wrong and visionary, unfortunately, you have to be visionary in order to see it.
The flag, my flag, is going to continue to fly upside down until someone can point out a clear cut difference to me.