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January 29, 2007

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thethinker

Unfortunately, a lot of the kids at my school plagiarise as well. But, most of them tend to be a little smarter about it and can reword and rephrase to the point where they don't get caught.

Somehow, they don't realize that if they spent as much time doing the actual essay as figuring out how to get around punishment for plagiarism, they'd end up with roughly the same grade.

LetterB

Totally. When I was in high school I used to point out this very fact to my peers. They loved me.

wordgirl

I dunno...I always thought that "useful" was just a better way to refer to something than "beautiful". You know...the whole concept of beauty as seen through a new coat of paint? I could be wrong.

juliloquy

Oh man, this post is so many kinds of awesome. I'm especially relieved to know I'm not the only one frozen by guilt if I do anything non-green. (Like throw a scrap of paper into the trash can rather than saving it for a recycling bin.)

The ironic thing about the "If You Care" is that if we truly cared, we wouldn't purchase disposable filters. We'd hand-sew cloth filters from fair-traded, unbleached organic cotton, then wash and reuse them. (Full eye-roll on that sentiment.)

Thomas has threatened to take over our house, too. I have thus far managed to thwart his monopolistic advances by leavening with Bob the Builder and Winnie the Pooh, but must be ever vigilant. . . .

LetterB

WG - exactly - beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sir Topham Hatt would take one look at me and say "Capris? With those calves? I am most disappointed. To the scrap heap!" He gives me the willies.

Noelle

I too would be stymied by the "if you care" on a coffee filter. I would question if my coffee was actually fair trade, and what does that mean anyway, and am I wasting water when I wash out my reusable cup and does that make it better than disposable, and shouldn't I be composting the grounds, and then on top of all that, is the caffiene doing all kinds of damage to me? The marketing geniuses who came up with those filters need to go back to the drawing board.

Mignon

On Monday a friend gave me four bags of Thomas shite. Four heaping grocery bags. We basically drove straight home and threw them into the air at the spinning ceiling fan. That's what it looks like in here. Sir Topham Hatt looks like he needs to be pricked. Hee hee.

Savannah

Interesting to know.

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