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To: Ichneumon
"hey, you, go get a job and stop blaming your problems on the Republicans!"

LOL....

No, I did not see it. But, on a very serious note -- kids today actually think it is "cool" to become a stripper, because they see these half-clad women in seductive lighting in all these music videos, and so they conclude -- this is a way to make money. They don't often think of becoming a scientist nor do they think about a long list of other careers!

Meanwhile, every other article I read in the newspapers these days tells about yet another upcoming "crisis" for our nation, if more kids don't suddenly become interested in science, etc.

The media needs to help us out here, and I believe great ratings are quite possible with better programming. That guy you mentioned is very popular right now!
36 posted on 08/04/2005 2:28:20 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
No, I did not see it. But, on a very serious note -- kids today actually think it is "cool" to become a stripper,

I don't normally quote a lot of TV shows, but they've been hitting a lot of these topics recently, so here's my second one in this same thread...

On one of the episodes of the animated satirical cartoon, "Family Guy", Brian ends up being a substitute teacher for the most incorrigible inner-city students. He tries dressing up like Mark Twain, etc. but nothing interests them. Finally, one day he expresses his frustration, and says: "I've tried everything. You kids are going to end up as drug dealers and hookers..."

Suddenly the students get all excited, and say things, like, "wow, you think I could actually be a prostitute?! No one's ever believed in us before!", and they do a take-off on the "O Captain my Captain" scene from "Dead Poets Society" and start hitting the books with enthusiasm. Brian starts to say, "No, wait, I didn't mean..." Then he just shakes his head and says to himself, "...okay, whatever gets the job done."

45 posted on 08/04/2005 5:35:12 PM PDT by Ichneumon
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