Sunday, April 22, 2012

Basic Skilless

Throughout the ages, man has asked the question : What is the question?

And everyone has ignored that guy & gone about passing along the needed skills to get along in the world. At least, until sometime around the middle of the last century basic skills became passe. Why learn to cook when you can open a can or nuke a frozen meal? Why learn sewing when clothes are cheaper than cloth? Why garden when you don't have land?

All of which were perfectly reasonable ways to look at things. And really, the secret all mediocre teachers know : People can learn anything when they're interested and ready. So when you find yourself on your own, unless you're Megan McArdle, you'll pretty quickly learn basic cooking techniques, home maintenance, etc. Which is not the same as plumbing & drywall. That stuff is really impressive.

So what can you teach a kid? Trivia! we're already in training for the 2014 season.

This one comes easy. Does it carry any value into our devolving future of scarcity and dieoff? Play and find out, or not.

Billy Costa is OK, but I miss Dhaya Lakshminarayanan.

She has it going on,amirite?

One warning : When I tried the Facebook version of the online game it blowed up real good. Also too - Lexington in the semis. Look at the home prices in Lexington, if you have any doubts at all about the real value people place on a good school system that accomodates the good kids. HUGE!

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