Way to use those SAT vocab words!!!

February 1st, 2010 · 105 comments

An eagle-eyed substitute teacher spotted the work of this precocious young propagandist-to-be at a Pennsylvania high school. (Psst! Philip Morris? R.J. Reynolds? Are you paying attention?)

Yearbook!!!!! Is on sale now!!! (This week!) Yearbooks are $47 and in all color!!! Buy them in lunch or A108!!! Buy one or your high school career will be a maelstrom of unfulfilling normalcy!!!

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  • #1   Dara

    Sounds like my life!!!

    Feb 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   MrCreepy

    You know, I bought the damn thing, and I still feel unfulfilled. Did I do something wrong?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   park rose bang

      Do you feel normal, or abnormal, MrCreepy? Let my diagnosis rest upon your answer.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Sparkles23 bang

      I bought one all four years.
      This (life) was my trade? Imagine if I hadn’t bought one…*sigh*

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   MrCreepy

      I feel… creepy.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   anglophile bang

    Seems a little too suspiciously enthusiastic to be a yearbook editor. I bet they worked out a partnership with the FBLA to provide marketing.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   matt

      either that or they took a couple of words out of a speech by our great PM kevin Rudd (krudd). he’s known for using big, complicated vocabulary..

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   park rose bang

      Crikey Moses, Matt! God forbid anyone thinking that we are capable of articulating anything more complicated than a series of grunts. He’s fluent in Mandarin, too. Where does he get off? Bilingual, elitist tossers with their big fancy schmancy words.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   shesajem

    $47?? Now that’s an expensive yearbook.. I bet they are making a tidy profit off of that!!

    what is maelstrom?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   anglophile bang

      shesajem, the great thing about maelstrom is you can easily find all about it on google or Wikipedia. Try it today!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Enso

      I dunno, mine was $55. $47 sounds like a downright bargain to me.

      Can’t say whether or not my life isn’t a maelstrom of unfulfilled normalcy though.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   park rose bang

      Shesajem, a Maelstrom of unfufilling normalcy = a storm in a teacup, or a mug bought from Target for $1.99.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Betch

      Color printing is expensive. Gotta charge a pretty penny to make a profit off of one of those.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   infant tyrone bang

      Shesajem,
      Another interpretation of ‘maelstrom of unfulfilled normalcy’ might be
      ‘a Pandemonium of undercooked Pablum™’.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:34 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Jenny

      http://www.sporcle.com/games/nettlemere/beginend_m

      Now you know an answer!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   GhostWriter bang

      …or perhaps, “a salmagundi of superficial sterility”?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:48 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   LordOfThePants

      a Whirlpool of Wan Whitebreadity….

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:11 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Shelley

      My kids in high school right now are paying $70 for theirs.
      A “maelstrom of unfulfilling normalcy” might otherwise be described as “A whirlpool of suck.”

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:38 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   Rose

      Or even, a vortex of vacant vapidity?

      …I never forked out the $60 my yearbooks went for. THAT explains it.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 6:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Rossy

    If you don’t get one, where else are you going to make notes about who’s a douche, who’s totally hot, and who’s your BFF?!

    Feb 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   infant tyrone bang

      Isn’t that what Facebook is for ?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:58 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Mightykaytor

      …and you lose the fun of going through it every few years to cross out the dead people.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      Like!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   moody

      By the time my yearbook came out during my senior year, I already had about 3 dead people to cross out. Rough year.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   park rose bang

      What’s the count up to now, Moody? Including the ones the police don’t know about ;)

      *Joke kind of stolen from Jet below. But his thumb count is up to 48, so I don’t feel too bad about it. Just call it a pre-emptive strike, or some such. In appearance, anyway.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

    It’s been almost twenty years – they still haven’t delivered mine. Would it be extremely unkind to accuse them of being dilatory?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   infant tyrone bang

      In 20 years there has probably been enough hair loss that ‘depilatory’, unkind as it may at first appear, might not be an inappropriate choice.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   park rose bang

      Long John Silver buried it with his other treasures in a chest with golden clasps, when he was washed ashore during the last maelstrom he encountered. The winds from then on were of unremitting nothingness. He wasted away. But x marks the spot, tinks, and underneath x you will find your year book. As for the treasure map? I know not where to find it.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   jetjackson bang

    I think they need to spruik other angles;

    Cheerleaders!!! Savour the good years with a yearbook. When your looks are gone in 15 years you will need proof that you were once hot to trot… This is your proof!!! In full colour!

    Players get a photo list of all the girls you went to high school with so you can remember their surnames in 10 years time, look them up on facebook, see who ‘got hot’ and suggest that you ‘catch up for drinks’!!!!

    Future serial killers!!! With this year book you won’t forget anyone who made your highschool life a living hell when you finally reach tipping point. Cross them off as you go!!!!

    Only $47!!!!!

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm   rating: 69  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Critical Grass bang

    Does the yearbook come with whatever it is that you smoke when you wrote that note?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:04 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Bunnee

      Hello huge profit margin!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:34 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Betch

    How is not buying a yearbook “normal”? At my school, the vast majority of students bought yearbooks, making it extremely abnormal to miss out.

    Regardless, this kid is a winner for using maelstrom in a hilariously correct context AND for spelling it correctly. I only wish my high school had as amazing fliers as this; the only ones we had that are even worth recalling are the fliers of our vice principal’s head photoshopped onto a witch working a butter churn, after the infamous butter churning incident at our footbal pep rally. Good times.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   park rose bang

    A maelstrom of unfulfilling normalcy would surely be inertia or some form of entropy in- action? I mean, that goes beyond Coolidge-isms, doesn’t it? Rumoured to be one of the laziest Presidents in history – or was that Wilson?

    I really don’t know that much about entropy, so I guess that oi, mark and t can help me out. Just going along with this:

    The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of any system cannot decrease other than by increasing the entropy of some other system

    So, if my unfufillment is increased, the maelstrom surely decreases? Or they become the same thing, because unfulfilled normalcy is possibly excitement? And I wouldn’t have minded having an exciting high school career. All these eddies in my mind.

    *Edit. Oh, I see. It’s boring and normal to buy a yearbook, so don’t disrupt the status quo? Status quo is good for your high school career. This is how conservatives are made. However, you might not even get around to purchasing a year book if the ennui is crushing you like a weight.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   anglophile bang

      You thought Coolige, I thought Coleridge.

      Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down,
      ‘Twas sad as sad could be ;
      And we did speak only to break
      The silence of the sea !

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   park rose bang

      Those albatrosses get mighty cumbersome.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   JMonkey78 bang

      I believe William Harrison was the laziest President, only 32 days into office they found him laying around and he never did anything else. James Garfield would be number two at 199 days, but sixty of those he just layed around.

      Feb 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   tzed

    With a price that low it must be a Chinese bootleg.
    Said the owner of a crappy bootleg Beatles Stereo Box Set :-(

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   park rose bang

    A maelstrom of fulfilled normalcy – George Bush? Or didn’t he even get that far?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Critical Grass bang

      He didn’t. He couldn’t.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   park rose bang

      He certainly created a maelstrom, though.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:03 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   infant tyrone bang

    My, but that whippersnapper does exclaim more than a trifle !

    Of course, today’s post-embryonic cadres and cohorts have good
    reason to drill multi-component phrases like ‘inexorable paroxysm”.

    We geezers didn’t have an SAT essay module to survive, and don’t
    think that we don’t appreciate what a Hobson’s Choice we glissaded past when we were too debilitated to attend the Halloween party where
    Homer the class clown and poet brought Scylla and Charybdis cupcakes.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Sparkles23 bang

    If I buy them *in* lunch, won’t the sloppy joes make my pages stick together?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   infant tyrone bang

      Exactly what sort of cafeteria did you + your high school colleagues have ?

      The immensity of a creature capable of ejaculating even the most smoothly pureed sloppy joe sauce threatens to spirit my imagination into realms of Swiftian hyperbole +/or Blakean excess.

      Imagining the temperamental disposition of a creature able to pass the smallest ground beef chunks and kidney beans in its private moment of disturb transports me surreptitiously (but with trepidation, not equanimity) past the checkpoint established at the most extreme
      examples of Hannibal Lecter fanfic and Serial Killer Comix.

      OK, maybe I’ve decoded your phraseology incorrectly.
      Maybe you just had a super-hot cheerleading squad and a number
      of Rude Boys named Joseph working unsupervised in food prep.

      Either way, if you went on to college, please elaborate, wouldja ?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Sparkles23 bang

      I didn’t eat the dorm food in college. You’ll have to come up with your own there.

      Oh and ? Ew.

      :-)

      Feb 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   TippingCows

    Bravo (or brava) to the note writer; and maelstrom is one of my favorite words. Something aesthetic about the a before the e – makes me want to go WHEEE!!!

    (I never bought my high school yearbook – what does that mean exactly)?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   the coconut's tropical!

      mmmmm…maelstrom….
      I’m totally with you on the word’s deliciousness…

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:38 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   GhostWriter bang

      This note would never work in central Florida. Maelstrom is just too cool a ride in the Norway pavilion at EPCOT.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Bunnee

      Still, “maelstrom” is not quite as satisfying as “burgle”.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:36 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   G

    Hrm. I never bought a yearbook, and there hasn’t been a whole lot of “normalcy” [sic] about my life, high school or otherwise–however much I might wish it. False advertising!

    ~ ~ ~

    I remember my high school only ordered enough yearbooks to fulfill their pre-orders. They didn’t have any left over to try to sell once they came in. Maybe things have changed since the Middle Ages.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   anglophile bang

      Hi G, just popping in to say that “normalcy” does indeed have an established history. You’re just a Harding-hater, aren’t you?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   park rose

      Harding, was it? My googling was as lazy as Coolidge then. I thought it was him. I did google. But only read the subject line. Ah well.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   infant tyrone bang

      I kept my receipt.
      Can I get a refund on the ride in your time machine ?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   park rose

      Sure. We’re talking 1920′s prices, right?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   infant tyrone bang

      Green U.S. money coupons that are convertible to gold ?
      Yeah, that’ll work OK.

      Nuttin’ personal, I just don’t want to be in downtown Chi looking for bathtub gin and miss the climax of the Chelsea epic/spectacular here.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   chelsea

    did you mean J.R. Reynolds Masterman? coz i will seriously shit my pants if you reff’ed my highschool. WILL ACTUALLY DO IT.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   park rose bang

      CAN HARDLY WAIT.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   anglophile bang

      LET US KNOW HOW IT ALL COMES OUT.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   GhostWriter bang

      The collective opinion then, is… Yes, we meant J.R. Reynolds Masterman.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Critical Grass bang

      Chelsea, keep us posted, please!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   infant tyrone bang

      Chelsea,
      Don’t get into an embroglio like this without an exit strategy.
      A spare pair of sweats/shorts would be a prudent thing to have on at hand.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Havingfitz

    If my high school had wanted me to shell out money for a senior year-book, they shouldn’t have screwed up and listed me as a Sophomore in it. I graduated in 1994; someday, the bitterness will fade. Someday…

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   AuntyBron

    High school isn’t a career, it’s a prison sentence. One which, unlike our justice system, does not let even a model prisoner get time off for good behavior.

    Not that I’m bitter or anything

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   park rose bang

      Sounds like a high school life of normalcy to me.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Jonathan

      You can in California, Aunty. Thank gods for the CHSPE or I’d have hung myself in my cell.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 2:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Sirius¤ bang

      I got a year off for bad behavior, actually.

      \ using yearbook to hunt them all down
      \\ am up to the E’s
      \\\ Steve Edelman, please contact me with current address info. You swirlie-inflicting bastard.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 11:23 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   infant tyrone bang

      Jonathan,

      Congrats on the Cal. H.S. Proficiency Exam.
      I’m a retired teacher who recommended CHSPE to a number
      of students who were capable of opening that magic door.

      FYI, CHSPE is more difficult/rigorous than the Cal. H.S. Exit Exam.

      Don’t forget to be a Lifetime Learner, though.
      This is a great site for continuing education.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Ethnic Avenue

    This kid has an interesting hypothesis.

    I bought my yearbook and lost it shortly after graduation. And my life since has been “a maelstrom of unfulfilling normalcy.”

    Feb 2, 2010 at 1:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   park rose bang

      Him and Robert Frost. Maybe he’s living by this ethos, if it is what he actually means:

      I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

      I have a feeling he means unremitting rather than unfufulling, but hey, lots of people depend upon books of photographs to excite the senses. But, that’s not what he’s saying.

      *sigh* in PG’s immortal words,
      I’m confused.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 2:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   infant tyrone bang

      EA,

      Please refer to the 24 pt. small print.
      The ‘ad’ writer only says what will happen if you do not buy a yearbook.
      The threat only covers life during high school. (cue Talking Heads clip)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXgMhnI3QOI

      So, what happened to you seems to be coincidence.
      If it happened to a friend of yours, too, remember:
      The plural of anecdote is not data.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Jonathan

    Gosh. This one sent me back a few.

    It makes me think my high school career wouldn’t have been such a maelstrom of unfulfilled normalcy had I more school spirit… under the bleachers during classes, that is.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 2:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Carolyn

    I’ve had all four of my year books for fifteen years and I’m trying to figure out how to get rid of them!

    Feb 2, 2010 at 6:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   fanning flashes

    Vocabulary Class – !
    Drama Class – !!
    Punctuation Class – ?

    Feb 2, 2010 at 7:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Joe bang

    Who the hell makes a “career” out of high school? I guess they’re targeting the poor saps who will be around to buy 6 or more yearbooks?

    Feb 2, 2010 at 8:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Pterosaur

    Ah, Yearbook Club, you snarky, snarky bastards.

    At my school, Yearbook Club was full of ironic, smartass bookworms. I can see them posting this note. The faculty would never get that the kids are mocking the institution of high school. Hell, only the senior English teacher even knows what a maelstrom is. And he’s too busy snickering at the joke, because he used to be a smartass bookworm, too.

    Team Maelstrom!

    Feb 2, 2010 at 9:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Bunnee

      Team smartass bookworms!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   Psy

      At my school, nobody but the yearbook club bought yearbooks, until the last page was rechristened “the back page” and filled with giant pictures of people’s asses.

      Team Yearbook. I think.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      Team !!!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.4   Pterosaur

      “The Back Page?” Ha!

      I bet your Yearbook Club when on to successful marketing careers.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.5   Dara

      I was actually in yearbook club. Besides being the loser that had to write about the library expansion and do the layout for the sucky alma mater, I made up for it by having perverse pleasure of including the most hideous pictures I could find of the cheerleading squad after they paid me on the sly to put their pictures in a lot.

      Feb 3, 2010 at 1:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.6   jan

      They certainly are smart ass bookworms, but sadly at this school the senior English teacher is probably the last person who would know what a maelstrom is! The old junior English teacher would have known and would have been snickering with them but he has retired (God Bless Bill Gormish) and there isn’t a soul with a brain left in the school! Love, the eagle-eyed sub who submitted this post

      Feb 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.7   park rose bang

      Maybe your current senior English teacher realises that the threat of living life as a maelstrom of unfulfilling normalcy, makes absolutely no sense if the students wish people to buy yearbooks – unless the metaphor is meant to be akin to wishing my high school career was similar to oil spills in the Naruto Whirlpools. In which case, it’s quite funny, but why would I then want to buy a yearbook? The unfulfilling in front of normalcy is what does it for me. I keep changing it to unfulfilled, and read it with that meaning. Without the unfulfilling, I think it would be a great expression.

      Jan, and if you are the poster, you are the eagle-eyed sub, right? Well, a bit of self-love never did anyone no harm. Just ask Tiresias. Dangerous game to be dissing your co-workers and naming names, isn’t it?

      Feb 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.8   jan

      I’m not stupid! That is precisely why I listed my name as Jan and my email as jan@yahoo.com! I can assure you there is no one named “Jan” who subs at CH. I’m an English teacher myself and I can assure you that the senior English teacher, unfortunately, is a moron. He is more of an Oedipus than a Tiresias. :-D
      P.S. – Next time you try and prove your smarter than someone by using your knowledge of literary characters you should probably avoid double negatives: “never did anyone no harm” ??

      Feb 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.9   anglophile bang

      Ever substitute in a class studying “vernacular”, jan?

      Feb 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.10   park rose bang

      I was just thinking of a blind character. Well-known side-effect of self-love, à la this this 70s movie. I didn’t want to hate on Stevie Wonder. I guess Oedipus ended up blind as well, so it’s kind of fitting. And I like that you just called your senior English teacher a mother-fucker.

      Back to the opening premise, I’m actually touch typing (out of necessity) as we speak :twisted: Guess some of those old wives’ tales have a kernel of truth.

      Feb 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.11   Connie

      Wait, the /smart/ English teacher of this school can only choose the correct “your” half the time?

      Oh, substitutes. No one loves you for a reason.

      Feb 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.12   jan

      GEEZ oh man everyone is so spiteful! Lay off people. I posted this for fun… I posted comments to answer inquiring minds and now I’m getting a bunch of crap. I defend myself and I get more crap. Chill out….
      P.S. 95% of teachers are substitutes before they are hired full time and my kids love me. :-P

      Feb 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Woman on the Verge bang

    Paper from the copy room: free
    Color ink from computer lab: free
    Making students who can’t afford an overpriced yearbook feel like shit: priceless

    Feb 2, 2010 at 9:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Escape Goat

    So … that’s what happened to me.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 10:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   GhostWriter bang

    I don’t need a yearbook; I have a Three Wolf Moon T-shirt.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Sirius¤ bang

      I have the Three Wolf Moon tattoo. And I wear sunglasses under my sunglasses.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   park rose bang

      I have Cerberus wearing sunglasses tattooed on my back page. Does that count?

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Gandalf

    “A maelstrom of unfulfilled normalcy ”

    You mean like real life? A life of quiet desperation?

    Poor High Schoolers! Soon enough they will learn that life is an ever swirling, sucking eddy of despair, in an ever darkening Universe.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Duncan

    Surely this isn’t (as you said) an ad for a HIGH SCHOOL year book. If it were, then the threat would presumably be implying some form of backwards causation (you high school career henceforth will have been a maelstrom of normalcy). It seems far more likely that this is an ad for a grad school yearbook.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   infant tyrone bang

      We used to love it the first few months Prof. Earnest discovered Viagra.

      When the substitute teacher came in and suggested a read-around of Chapter 7 of Moby Dick, we hornswaggled him into believing that Prof. E. was doing a branch-out on the relationship between MD and “Natural Born Killers” and fired up the TV/DVD unit and cranked up the volume.

      Gotta love those grad school subs. ???

      Feb 2, 2010 at 7:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   jan

      Yes this is a high school. Cambria Heights… I’m the poster.

      Feb 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Mozart

    No self-respecting high school journalist would write an ad with those sentence fragments and excessive exclamation marks.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Kate

      As a former high school journalist, I would like to argue both that a.) we had little self-respect and that b.) yearbookers didn’t count as journalists in our world, anyway.

      ;)

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Kate

    One of my students (high school) went on a tirade:

    “She’s being unfair! And stupid! And — and OAFISH!”

    I wept a tear of vocabulary-retention joy!

    Feb 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   park rose bang

      Sometimes I leak a tear of anal-retention joy.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 11:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   Geek Goddess bang

      Sometimes I leak.

      *Don’t hit enter, don’t hit enter, don’t hi

      Feb 14, 2010 at 8:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   park rose

      I didn’t want to say, but I think you might be the reason why we’re not invited to those really cool snow parties, eek.

      Feb 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.4   Geek Goddess bang

      As if a snow party could be anything other than cool, rose.

      Feb 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Alex

    PLEASE TELL ME THIS WAS NORTH PENN HIGH SCHOOL!!!

    I’m 99.8% sure it was.

    Feb 4, 2010 at 12:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   jan

      Sorry Cambria Heights. I’m the poster :)

      Feb 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Cal

    Wouldn’t buying the yearbook count as fulfilling normalcy? I mean, everyone buys one, so if you wanted to be abnormal, don’t buy one.

    Feb 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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