As someone who homeschooled (K-12) both my kids (youngest now a college sophomore) and subbed (K-12 in both public and private schools) for 3 years (prior to pandemic), there are not enough hours in the day to fit in everything you would like a student to learn. Take American history. In the dark ages (when I went to public school) — everything from Korea to where we were now (mid to lates 80s) got crammed into 2 weeks. That’s nearly 40 years ago. Literature (English, European, modern, classical, global)? Math? Science? Foreign languages? Computer literacy? Art? Music? Composition? Social sciences? Teachers (at least where I subbed) teach, perform many evaluations, fulfill a whole range of social services, cope with disruptive elements (how much can you teach when there are meltdowns, screaming, refusal to do work – and then in the higher grades, everyone does that AND has a phone “hidden” under their desk). I apologize for the rant but it’s not that simple. Learning cursive has positives (and for the record, yes, my two students were taught it. They didn’t (and don’t) like it. They rarely utilize it, since they primarily use computers, but hey I checked a box) but there is a HUGE quantity of valuable (and some of it necessary) knowledge out there. I don’t feel qualified to decide what underfunded, understaffed, overwhelmed teachers (with degrees in teaching) should be teaching. They already have a large number politicians and parents telling them.
But at least we’ll all be awake to see it coming (because you know those perky cats will have everyone up and rolling (to provide snacks, if nothing else)).
Blert. (Or was it Blart? It has been many years since I read that particular Heinlein).
O and I will also throw in ST the Animated Series. Avatar Last Airbender (animated). And allow for the animated Clone Wars series. Just – no “recent” Star Wars movies. Nope. :-)
I can firmly endorse much of your viewing but will have to ask you to trade Firefly and Buffy for any Star Wars after Revenge of the Sith. Or I shall call upon Inigo and both his left AND right hands….
So…..it might be safe to take off the tin foil hat and exit the lair? Hmmmm….. I think I may watch the full director cuts of all the LoTR plus all the Harry Potter movies before emerging. Just in case.
I confess, ZERO sugar chocolate might be cause to leave someone outside. Unless you promise to eat it all yourself…..
It’s possible. Although why has she modified his personality? How does it benefit her? Maybe if he’s happy he drops more treats? The joie de vivre results in salmon and beef menu choices….hmmm?
Space may be available in the tin foil lair (dependent upon snacks and your tastes in music and movies (no ick slashers permitted).
So what everyone has been saying for days is that Robin is DOOMED. And probably someone even said it directly and in a blunt fashion (admittedly, I haven’t been monitoring the chatter from the Watchtower or SHIELD too closely).
And while it may be the case, I suspect that this is all an elaborate ruse to confound and kerfuddle us so that he can take over the world. No doubt he’s the one, true Dr. Doom and he has just been playing us for years. This is the final step in his master plan, confuse, lull into a false sense of lollys and toebeans and then…swifter than an adder’s fang…bang! pow! splat!….D O O M.
And on that note, I am crawling into my lair, with tin foil hat, cookies, ice cream, chocolate, cake, popcorn, milk, books, movies, music, and cat.