Schools Chief Under Fire For Gag Video!

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Real Estate Agent with Eiglarsh Realty

A Chicago school superintendent is facing termination for a gag video he made to welcome new teachers.  He constitutionspliced footage of their interviews with questions that were later recorded, such as “What were the results of the last drug test that you took?”  The reply: “It was positive.”

This causes me to recall a blog I wrote early in my AR blogging days about Windstorm Ernesto.  It was a humorous look at the “hurricane” and preparations.  For those of you who remember, an anonymous blogger didn’t think it was funny.  He left a scathing reply.  For a fleeting moment, I considered not writing anymore, lest I offend that one imbecile!

The correlation here is that Mr. Mitchell was attempting to present a humorous video to entertain his teachers.  It was not seen (or intended to be seen) by the students.  Someone was offended enough to turn a DVD copy over to the media.  Nothing was said about whether he did his job well.

I’m tired of the repressive, suppressive lack of humor in some people.  Humor and on edge creativity is just plain healthy! Remember, this is the United States of America. Our constitution allows for this sort of creativity.  The alternative could be much worse!

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Bill Thomas
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Well done David - I agree 100% we need to lighten up and laugh instead so much intolerance - Happy Trails to All Bill Thomas, MontanaLandSale.com, http://www.montanalandsale.com/ Serving Land buyers in Montana

Oct 03, 2006 12:52 AM #1
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With the way things are happening in our nation and aboard we should have time to poke fun at each other...

 

Oct 03, 2006 02:40 AM #2
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Tyler Wedel
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I agree Scott people are way to stressed out the way it is
Oct 03, 2006 02:42 AM #3
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Brian Brady
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I find your disrespect for the uptight to be humorous
Oct 03, 2006 06:51 PM #4
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Christine Adler
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I think these days, people have lost their sense of humor and are too politically correct.
Oct 04, 2006 12:12 AM #5
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Dan Jungclas
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David... Dude while I can appreciate your humor here... just want you to know that your facts are incorrect...for some or whatever reason the gag video you spoke of was posted to the school district's web site... and was very public.  It made the news all across Chicagoland.  How stupid was that... what was he thinking?
Oct 04, 2006 02:31 PM #6
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David Eiglarsh
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Hi Dan, I reread the article and the reporter is leading us to believe it was posted only after someone wanted to be vindictive, that it originally wasn't posted for public viewing but aired only on a local basis. I stand corrected! Wow! Pretty stupid.
Oct 04, 2006 10:15 PM #7
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