Just doing her job, I guess

Another teacher allegedly having sex with a student.

Texas teacher accused of sex with student grins in mugshot
Married Texas teacher Sarah Fowlkes couldn’t wipe the smile off her face for her mugshot after being accused of romping with a 17-year-old student, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Fowlkes, 26, was suspended from her job as an anatomy and physiology teacher at Lockhart High School after turning herself in to police Monday – hours after celebrating her birthday with her hubby.

“anatomy and physiology teacher”



Is this a gag, or was she just helping with homework?


How come I never had teachers like that?

Whatzit Womyn

Nicki tears “feminists” a new [gender-neutral, biologically nonspecific orifice]. This time, she was…. ahem, triggered by morons… triggered by the fact that the latest Wonder Woman is attractive and shaves her arm pits.

I know! Let’s do a Kickstarter project to fund a version of Wonder Woman in which the heroine is a hairy lesbian from a culture that predates soap. This version of WW will disdain cis-male constructs like binary evil/good. Ze will only dispense justice as decided by consensus. Ze will actually be forced into such a role because zirs culture is 100% vegan, resulting in neural under-development in all the offspring. (A prequel can explain how these hirsute cavewomyn even have offspring.)

Hmm… and since we want to avoid stereotypes of beauty imposed by outdated notions like “health,” “child-bearing capacity,” or just plain evil cis-male lust, we absolutely must cast exactly the right person in the role of Whatzit Womyn.


I admit, this will raise the funding requirements substantially, to purchase enough food to maintain that bulk. On the other hand, this greatly expands the possibilities for fat-shaming supervillains.

Then we start a betting pool on how long it takes to get sufficient donations for more than a 50 page flipbook animation.

RoundUp: how to do it wrong

So there’s this — Californian — woman suing Monsanto over RoundUp giving her cancer.

Lawsuit accuses Monsanto of manipulating research to hide Roundup dangers
Mendoza blames glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, which she used on her lawn every weekend.

Every. Weekend.

Yeah; with that level of exposure, pretty much any weed killer could have negative effects. I have a little professional experience with weed killers. You know how often I applied it to my sites?

Once. (Per year, that is.)

You know often Monsanto says to use it?

ONCE. And you can find that same one-time application advice on plenty of non-Monsanto web sites (I did).

Maybe this woman should have used the product in accordance with the instructions, instead of some 52 times the recommended amount.

Never mind hereditary deafness

Can we cure congenital stupidity?

Gene Therapy: A Threat to the Deaf Community?
Members of the signing Deaf community argue that research which aims to eliminate or cure deafness is a form of cultural genocide. The argument goes like this: the use of gene therapy to cure hereditary deafness would result in smaller numbers of deaf children. This, in turn, would reduce the critical mass of signing Deaf people needed for a flourishing community, ultimately resulting in the demise of the community.

I suspect some of these idiots are less concerned with preserving their alleged “community” than with preserving their Social Security disability checks.

Added: Well… Let me be fair. Burke is probably highly reliant upon a “deaf community.” She likely needs a captive signing audience because no one else will put up with her.

And no one noticed

Windows Vista is four weeks from hasta la vista
ATTENTION HARDLY anyone! (hardly an inclusive start to an article, but what can you do?)

Windows Vista goes End of Life (EoL) four weeks today. That means that if you’re one of the 0.78 percent of users still using one of the darkest chapters in Windows history, then it really is time you bought a new computer. Or at least a new operating system.

.78%? Was it ever that high? I once bought a laptop that came with Vista preinstalled. I installed Mint Linux. And not dual-boot.