Let’s start today with a video of what can go wrong when two children get into a bag of flour. Man, what fun it was to be a 6-year-old and just throw stuff around the house. I love the boys’ innocent reactions here.
**I wish I had a professor like George Parrott, a psychology professor who made headlines last week at Sacramento State. Delightfully for entertainment purposes, he wasn’t in the news for winning a Nobel Prize or a big grant or something boring like that. Nope, Parrott is briefly famous because he walked out on his class when they forgot to bring snacks for everyone.
Seriously. Here’s the deal: Every semester, as part of a teamwork exercise and teaching the students how to learn to count on each other, Parrott asks the students to collectively supply snacks and baked goods for the class, twice during the semester.
Last week, when the students forgot, Parrott walked out of class and declined to teach the kids that day. He said it wasn’t about the food, it was about the students not working cooperatively, and not using teamwork.
Some people get kinda cranky when they don’t get their brownies, apparently. But seriously, Sacramento State students, isn’t a batch of chocolate chip cookies worth getting lectured to by the eminent Mr. Parrott?
What a windbag.
**Finally, I’ve talked before about the real victims of the NBA lockout: The concession stand workers, the parking lot attendants, the folks who own bars and restaurants near basketball arenas. But I’ve been overlooking the real victims here, the folks who are truly hurting.
That’s right, the escort services. We all know pro athletes love the ladies, and yeah, sometimes they pay money for their girls. And without NBA players paying between $400 and $4,000 per hour for their services (seriously, 4,000 an hour? For that money, the woman ought to also provide a scouting report on the next opponent, am I right?)
A 30 percent decline seems to be the magic number, even for Henry, who runs an escort service in New York that he says charges between $400 and $4,000 an hour, depending on the woman.
An owner of a N.Y. escort service named Henry said business is down 30 percent.
“There are replacement (customers) but they aren’t as consistent and not nearly as high paying,” Henry said.
Henry, I feel your pain. Nobody can throw money around on women like NBA players. David Stern, Billy Hunter, hear this man: Get your players back to work, so Henry’s ladies can get back to work.