Actually, back at work after a 15 hour drive yesterday. Perused the Arab News today but couldn't find anything worth blogging about. Well, ok, maybe just the stupidity of Sean Penn, but, really, hasn't that been blogged to death? So, instead, for the return to work, I bring you Savage Love and his Holiday Hell column. Why? Because for the first time in a year my wife, son and I had an uneventful, enjoyable, relatively stress-free holiday.
:: Peter 12/27/2002 08:58:00 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 ::
Merry Christmas To All
Woke up this morning to a blanket of snow. Which almost makes up for the knowledge that I have to work New Year's Eve and Day. I'm just going to enjoy the snow today. Tomorrow's a 12 hour drive. Today is food, family and presents!
Have a safe, happy, healthy holiday everyone!
:: Peter 12/25/2002 09:00:00 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 23, 2002 ::
History Final Update
Thought I'd post a little update while I'm on vacation. Since I received so much feedback on this, I decided to follow up and ask the following question:
"I'm all for learning new things. You state: "There is a major historical error that invalidates one of the questions." And then add that there are actually two errors. Feel like sharing?"
I received the following response:
"Mr. Salomon --
Okay, now that I've had my fun at your and Glenn's expense, I'll let you know about the rather egregious error in your quiz.
First of all, the "governor who stood in the schoolhouse door" was George Wallace of Alabama. That invalidates your question about the "governor of Arkansas that stood in the schoolhouse door."
Therefore, your later question referring to the "same governor" is invalid as well. It was a different governor, Orval Faubus in Arkansas that got into the face-off with the Eisenhower administration over the Central High School crisis.
However, Faubus never "stood in the door" at Central. In fact, when the federal soldiers arrived, Faubus wasn't even in the same state at the time.
As I stated originally, I posted this quiz from the 'wonderful website of Neal Boortz' which, implicitly, means I didn't create it, write it, or take credit for it. Be that as it may, however, Arkansas/Alabama? Still a democratic governor in a schoolhouse door? Still a Republican president removing him? It doesn't invalidate the question, it merely emphasizes the necessity, in the age of blogs, to edit, edit, re-edit and then edit some more. Granted, I'm no expert on civil-rights history, not do I feel it my place to defend the author of this quiz, who may or may not be aware of the error(s) within it, however, I'm, as I said, always willing to learn something new, so, everyone, feel free to keep visiting, keep teaching, and keep talking.