So this being a holiday weekend (although this post should appear the week after Memorial Day, assuming I don’t screw up the scheduling, it was actually prepared the week before), I was feeling kind of lazy, and decided to dip back into the giant cache of my elementary school papers that my folks excavated from the house where I grew up. This week, I grabbed a mimeograph of an old assignment about the senses:
Hmm, I seem to still be having trouble spelling “tongue”, which I spelled as “tonge” on a different paper, and here spelled “toung”. But if you combine both spellings in just the right way you get one correctly-spelled “tongue”, so close enough right? Also, I think they forgot one of the senses.
Anyway, the main reason I pulled this paper out of the stack was the seemingly completely random inclusion of a math problem at the end of it. “1 hundred + 3 tens + 6 ones = 136“? What is that doing on a fill-in sheet about the five senses? Is it some sort of mimeographed CAPTCHA? Was the teacher trying to make sure the paper was being completed by a human and not a robot? Maybe at some point I’ll come across another assignment where at the bottom the student has to identify all the pictures that include a pedestrian or a bus or a traffic signal, because, you know, the whole purpose of the Internet is to help Google improve their self-driving car technology.
Oh, and cat videos too, of course.