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A grade school principle turns the students against each other to squeeze money out of parents who don't have it. A hostage situation, but there's a lot of this going on in education these days. This example is just more obvious than most.

A terrible story. Yet we shouldn't take comfort in any illusion that this sort of thing isn't happening on a grand scale all the time; this is simply a tiny, cruel example that we can focus on. Not to say it should go unchecked, however.

A grade school principle turns the students against each other to squeeze money out of parents who don't have it.  A hostage situation, but there's a lot of this going on in education these days. This example is just more obvious than most. And easier to look at because it reads like a terrible fairy tale.

The Kentucky Derby, the Daytona 500, the Tour de France; surely none of them are as delicious as the annual Bar Harbor Fourth of July Lobster Races.

The Kentucky Derby, the Daytona 500, the Tour de France; surely none of them are as delicious as the annual Bar Harbor Fourth of July Lobster Races. You can read about them but it's not the same as being there and seeing it in person.

...or you can just eat. Happy Fourth.

 

Les Machines de l’île is a 333 acre amusement park in Nantes, Verne's hometown.

H.G. Wells has been known for his hatred of Jules Verne, but perhaps even he would admit that a steam punk amusement park, based on Verne's writings, is an entertaining idea. Or at least that a steam punk amusement park based on Verne's writing is completely appropriate for other, less flattering, reasons.

 

steam punk elephant water ride. I think.
An elephant water ride with DaVinci wings because you know that's a thing in the world of Verne, though it's not actually in any of his books, probably.

Les Machines de l’île is a 333 acre amusement park in Nantes, Verne's hometown. If you like steam punk, love to indulge your steam punk-loving kids, and find Paris too nice for the likes of you but want to spend a fortune in France anyway, then this is definitely worth checking out.

No dogs.