Total Drek

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Good to know.

As our scene opens we find Drek the Uninteresting leaving a building on campus after having administered his final exam. Outside he finds several of his students, having recently completed the exam in question, talking on the sidewalk.

Drek: So, do I need to start running or something? I don't see any lead pipes.

Rebecca: Oh, no, don't worry. We were just talking about the test and we thought, and everyone else we've seen, thought that it wasn't as brutal as we were expecting it to be.

Tina: Yeah, it really wasn't a typical Drek test. I mean, this time I didn't sit down and look at the first page and think, "Holy BALLS! What the hell is all this?!"

Heather: Yeah, definitely not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Drek: So, was it too eas-

Rebecca, Tina & Heather: NO!!!!

Heather: shudders

Heather: Oh god, no!

Drek: Well, okay then. Good to know.

It's that time of year, folks. I'm busy grading exams, so, you know, try and get along without me. I'm sure you'll find a way...

Oh, yeah, and while I'm thinking of it, go read this. Here's an excerpt:

Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.

Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the intelligence agency has monitored the international telephone calls and international e-mail messages of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people inside the United States without warrants over the past three years in an effort to track possible "dirty numbers" linked to Al Qaeda, the officials said. The agency, they said, still seeks warrants to monitor entirely domestic communications.

Yeah. We're spreading freedom. Right.


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