Today I’m working while listening to my collection of “weird Christmas music,” which I’ve compiled over the years. Things like the “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” mashup duet — by Bing Crosby and David Bowie in 1977. Yeah, really.
As with every Sunday, I “had to” work on Easter — it’s when I write the stories for True (and edit the ones that come in from the writers). I pull together 10 or more stories each Sunday (11 yesterday, as it happens, plus one that I’ll be adding to the blog later since it must include a photo).
With a title like that, I certainly couldn’t run the story without providing the photo! As usual, the story first, from True’s 14 November 2010 issue:
It’s Independence Day weekend in the U.S., and I thought I’d share a couple of photos I took yesterday in the “real” Rural America.
Episode #28: “You Think Your State is Weird?” From True’s 14 December 2008 issue.
Episode #26: “Black Friday” From True’s 30 November 2008 issue.
Zero Tolerance is insidious. An abdication of common sense and professional ethics, in schools it seeks to apply one punishment — suspension, usually leading to expulsion — to any level of “crime.”
NOTICE: Includes NSFW Photo
From This is True, issued 5 March 2000:
When This is True brings you greetings, we don’t think small, we bring you the world! In this case, the planet Mars. (Yes, I know Venus is the goddess of love, but this is more up the Current Events alley, OK?)