Farty's Fortunes

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

God Bless America!

In Pittsburgh, there's a new education policy that "sets 50 percent as the minimum score a student can receive". So you could theoretically turn in a test paper for political science that simply says: "Teecher is a twat" and hey presto, you're half-way to a pass mark.

In fact, if your teacher agrees with this hare-brained idea, you might even get a merit for factual accuracy.

FSM save us.


Middle Aged Woman said...

The Flying Spaghetti Monster scoffs at your silly request. And really, kids can pass at a 65-70% here in Merka, so "bugger off!" added to teacher is a twat could take care of it, provided it's all spelled correctly.

Laurie said...

That's been around a while. I think it's how Bush got through college.

And hopefully if the FSM doesn't save us, he'll make sure we have enough beer and pasta to drown our sorrows. RAmen.

Sewmouse said...

My Dear Mr. Farty:

I have nothing at all to say about your post, as you are completly correct and Merkan schools are fuxxored.

However, I do have this to add - you might want to reconsider your nickname if you come visit Merka again. Gives whole new meaning to "I fart in your general direction"

babs said...

Bah--why didn't they think of this here in NY back when I was flunking chemistry?!

john.g. said...

You can pass on a lot less than that here in Ingerland!

Jacki said...

Shoot, there were some classes I took in college where 50% was the passing grade.

But yeah, that is pretty bad.

Mr Farty said...

Middle Aged Woman - Hello, MAW! Welcome to Farty Towers. Yeah, I never could do the countin' that good, think it's after I scored 3/10 at maths and teacher marked me as 50% correct.

Laurie - Whenever I think of Dubya at college, the words line, cocaine, hooker and ass spring to mind. I'm just sayin'.

Sew - I'd love to see that come to court! Oh. Too late, charge dropped 19 minutes ago. That story was a lot longer - and funnier - the first time I read it.

Babs - Sorry, I've just been catching up on your blog. I shall put you on my reader forthwith.

Everyone - Go read Babs's blog.

John - True, but at least you usually have to show up once in a while.

Jacki - Hell, meet handcart.

john.g. said...

Bab's blog? It's taken me 2 hours to read it!