The Wit & Wisdom of Martin VanBuren

Numerically, the 8th President. Objectively, the best ruler in the history of man.

August 19, 2004

The begining of the end of the end, but not quite the end

In a stunning case of trying to ruin everybody's good time for the umpteenth time, teachers are apparently starting to use blogs to teach kids.

According to their fellow fun governors over at the New York Times,

For teachers, blogs are attractive because they require little effort to maintain, unlike more elaborate classroom Web sites, which were once heralded as a boon for teaching. Helped by templates found at sites like and, teachers can build a blog or start a new topic in an existing blog by simply typing text into a box and clicking a button.

For me this is the equivalent of Daniel Webster ruining a national holiday bill with an 8 hour filibuster on the American Work Ethic or your mom asking you to turn up the Van Halen song that you were sure she would hate.

Blogs my friends aren't for good uses like learning or earnst political discussion. Dean proved that baby. He had a "successful" blog and where is he now? Right, giving speeches to shit farmers in support of someone else's campaign. Blogs are for pictures of your drunk friends, berating Paris Hilton's sexual experiences, talking about hatred for formerly obscure Scottish bands that have hit on TRL and how you loath them, fake stories of drug abuse, people you've always wanted to call a douche in person, but never had the courage to acctually call a douche so you type it, you know important shit.

Next thing you'll know they'll have porn models holding up flash cards over all the good parts to further exploit the educational value of the web.

Purposeful blogs, MVB says no buzz.

Oh my god it's a mirage


Blogger H G Wells said...

I've got a bone to pick with you, Marty!

3:24 PM  
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You hit the nail on the head Mr. President. I love your blog.

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