Teacher Fired for 'Wizardry'

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flyspazz, May 7, 2008.

  1. Just when you think you've seen and heard it all.

    I guess in Florida if your a teacher and you perform the toothpick trick in class you get fired.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354327,00.html

    Be careful, next thing you know they will be suspending students for performing cups and balls in the lunch room.

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  2. modern day witch trials.
     
  3. What the ----?

    That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

    What is the world coming to?
     
  4. Yeah that is about the dumbest thing I have heard in a long time.

    Wizardry LMAO

    Joe
     
  5. Please remember:

    The media very seldom reports the whole story.

    Though I fail to see why this teacher is in trouble, I can almost gaurantee there is more to the story.

    News sources align stories to pretty much keep the general population in a state of fear and incredulity. Even the most mundane stories can be blown out of proportion in order to compel an audience to watch/read/listen to their particular product.

    Locally, several years ago a local station came up with a "teaser" asking "What dangerous chemicals are polluting our drinking water?" and "Is sewage in our drinking water?". Essentially after several days of these teasers the answers were "None" and "No"

    However one of the main sponsers for the local news program was Alhambra Water................Nice.



    Dave
     
  6. AHHH! Burn the witch!

    But honestly, how stupid can people get?
     
  7. I'll preface this post by saying that it is not meant to offend anyone's religious beliefs.

    I once performed magic for a member of the Jehovah's Witness faith. He told me that even though he knew it wasn't real, it was still deception. He then told me that deception is the work of the Devil. He told me I needed to quit magic immediately to get back on the right path to God. I've never had a better reaction from a spectator since.
     
  8. *cough* harrypotterbannedinschools *cough*

    I've just learned to never question the stupidity of people. The world tends to set out and prove it to you.

    You should have asked if he enjoys television, or if he played the imagination game as a child.

    -ThrallMind
     
  9. I think that should be in your signature. That's classic.
     
  10. .....all I can say to both the news story and the Jehova's Witness comment
     
  11. This is crazy! I'm a radio host by profession and it went straight to the top of my weird news list. Thanks for posting this.

    ###Lazydog
     
  12. As Josh said... I'm not offending anyone, but I have to get this off my chest because I have such an urge to post this. :)

    I guess we should all quit magic because apparently putting happiness in people's lives is a sin and we could go to hell. ;)

    Haha, I think that member doesn't really see the point in magic. We aren't set out to fool people and showoff (of course it is fun though....) We do it for not only our own entertainment, but it entertains others as well and it is fun. Sure some things can also be creepy... but it's not like we all go around saying that we have supernatural powers.

    Also, about that teacher... WOW is all I can say. *sigh* In our society it seems no one can be different if you want to fit in or be considered normal... Having some fun gets him fired.... that's nice...

    -Doug
     
  13. It's time for us...

    To start removing warning labels from everything and just let nature take its course. If a teacher gets fired for a magic trick, it's only a matter of time before the world of 'Idiocracy' befalls us.
     
  14. It's not like the guy was converting kids into a colt by doing a magic trick.
    He did one stupid little trick, probably because the kids were bored. Next thing you know, he's jeopardizing the kids learning abilities.
    Ha, next thing you know, magic will be illegal.
    People suck lol, jp
     
  15. We live in a world where Al Gore is considered a reliable scientific resource, and teachers are fired for entertaining deception? That's it! I'm moving to the moon!

    ###lazydog
     
  16. Seems stupid to me. My English teacher came up to me in the halls today before school and told me about it. I think they're taking it way too far, but I'm sure there is more to the story.
     

  17. That was a really great movie, and I could see us in the future living like that...
     
  18. ::starts working on the next prime-time television hit "ouch my balls":: Casting starts after the 2008 election is over.

    ###lazydog
     
  19. Absolutely Ridiculous!

    this is a DISGRACE!



    I think I need to write an email to someone.....





    -Brad
     
  20. Well majority of the people in the planet love to be entertained by magic. While the others still live in the middle ages.
     

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