July 28, 2003

That's just gay!

I guess that this high school really is (or will be) gay.

A school in New York's Greenwich Village will reopen in September as America's first publicly run high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, officials said on Monday.
Although The Harvey Milk School has been operating with two classrooms for 20 years, $3.2 million is being spent by the City to expand it to take 100 students. Named after a gay San Francisco politician assassinated in 1978, the school will be funded jointly by the city education department and a gay rights youth advocacy group.

(This really isn't funny if you weren't in high school in the last 15 years and remember when "That's gay!" was one of the most common ways to put down something.)

Posted by jzawodn at 01:54 PM

When to start a fire

If you're like Milton in Office Space and want to set the building on fire, it's best to do on a day like today. Why? Here's a paraphrased version of what we got via e-mail at work today...

We will be conducting fire testing for all buildings today. There will be some alarm bells ringing periodically. Please DO NOT be alarmed, we are only testing!! Do Not Evacuate.

Then again, it might be better to just do the damned TPS reports.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:29 AM