I'm going to spend most of my day dealing with a student who has pushed me hard enough that I now have to push back. Since my teaching style (such as it is) is inspired by the cliched immovable object, the sheer fact that I am going to push back should tell you something about how irritated I am. Feh.
So, while I'm away, more Seth Godin:
More people are killed by deer than sharks, but you don't see park rangers running around like nutcases.
Read the rest of it here.
Also, the fact that the CDC has had to officially answer the question "can I get Swine Flu from eating pork?" makes me sad. We really have given up on teaching science in schools, haven't we.
Also, from Teresa Nielsen Hayden: