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2012-06-15 05:23:58 AM
This is totally new.

I can't believe no one has done this before.

Is there a juice box included?
 
2012-06-15 05:32:45 AM
Her blog was one of the very few I read. I hope that all this negative publicity against the city council will convince them to change their mind.
 
2012-06-15 05:39:27 AM
This kid is 9 years old..and has a great blog. Yeah, her dad set it up but she writes it and does it very well.just talking like a kid would about lunches. People from the world send her pics of their lunches. Now, the local powers are upset it's 'bad press' for them. And like some one else said in another thread---it's going to be a very bad day for those when it hits the wires..which it has done.
 
2012-06-15 07:37:48 AM
If I wanted to read what a 9 year old thinks I'd spend time reading the comments on YouTube.
 
2012-06-15 07:46:01 AM

BurnShrike: If I wanted to read what a 9 year old thinks I'd spend time reading the comments on YouTube in the politics tab..


FTFY
 
2012-06-15 08:06:33 AM
Does said lunch come with delicious malk?

images.ukcs.net
 
2012-06-15 08:07:47 AM
Payne, whose mother is a doctor and father has a small farming property

So, why the fark aren't you bringing a lunch from home then?
 
2012-06-15 08:09:54 AM
How many different links to the same story are going to be posted?
 
2012-06-15 08:10:28 AM
If you can eat these

images.radcity.net

you'll never have to prove your courage, ever again.


We called them puke burgers in college.
 
2012-06-15 08:11:12 AM
She sounds fat.
 
2012-06-15 08:14:20 AM
I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.
 
2012-06-15 08:18:22 AM
The girl is learning an important lesson here - that no good deed goes unpunished.
 
2012-06-15 08:19:58 AM
Thanks for the link to the council. I tried to lodge an online complaint but their web services seem to be down at the moment.
 
2012-06-15 08:21:18 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.


That is my memory as well. Growing up in Louisiana, we would hire the lunch room ladies to make gumbo for fundraisers and it would always sell out.
Of course I sound fat. Their yeast rolls are still my mental standard for perfection.
 
2012-06-15 08:23:00 AM
Reminds me of the stories we sometimes see here where students film teachers yelling expletives at students or getting violent with students and the punishment is.....the student is suspended/expelled for using their phone in class while the teacher gets a slap on the wrist, if any punishment.

Same thing when people film police doing bad things and the people filming are arrested. People in power don't like being exposed and will punish you for exposing them.
 
2012-06-15 08:26:35 AM

charttn: Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.

That is my memory as well. Growing up in Louisiana, we would hire the lunch room ladies to make gumbo for fundraisers and it would always sell out.
Of course I sound fat. Their yeast rolls are still my mental standard for perfection.


The ladies made homemade pies cakes and the best dinner rolls. FFA fundraisers was them cooking there famous rolls and very good veggie beef soup. Roasted chicken to fried chicken nothing they fixed was bad.
 
2012-06-15 08:27:12 AM
Complained to the council and it went through, and then they conveniently start an online survey about your submission. I made the most of all space to tell them what a bunch of idiots and dicks they were

felt pretty good
 
2012-06-15 08:27:31 AM
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2012-06-15 08:30:27 AM

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I am 33 and that looks way better than the lunches I have now. I miss my square pizza.


/weeps softly into a bowl of Top Ramen
 
2012-06-15 08:34:51 AM

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+1 for a Simpsons Reference in a subtle photoshop.

Also, i miss Square Pizza too. Cafeteria at college used to do "Elementary Lunchroom" once a month. Easily the best day of the month.

/Dino tenders and square pizza, yaaay.
 
2012-06-15 08:36:51 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Her blog was one of the very few I read. I hope that all this negative publicity against the city council will convince them to change their mind.


And 2 minutes ago I heard the head of the council on BBC Radio saying that he's reversed the decision.
 
2012-06-15 08:37:18 AM
"TV cheflebrity Jamie Oliver"

Did the world really need that word? You used to be cool, Wired...
 
2012-06-15 08:39:16 AM

Shakespeare's Monkey: If you can eat these

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you'll never have to prove your courage, ever again.

We called them puke burgers in college.


Bread covered with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni? What's gross about that?

But I guess a lot of people have an innate need to hate any and all institutional food.
 
2012-06-15 08:39:30 AM

charttn: Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.

That is my memory as well. Growing up in Louisiana, we would hire the lunch room ladies to make gumbo for fundraisers and it would always sell out.
Of course I sound fat. Their yeast rolls are still my mental standard for perfection.


I grew up in rural Oklahoma and I always looked forward to lunch at school. It was always a high point of the day, actually. Yeasty rolls, too.
 
2012-06-15 08:40:11 AM

Evil-Imposter: I miss my square pizza.


Ahaha, this. I remember going to high school in Texas and getting pizza slices. Greasiest pieces of crap ever. Then I had to move to Arizona and got pizza squares over there in high school. They were heaven in a paper dish.
 
2012-06-15 08:40:26 AM

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It's funny to look at those pics. I remember being a kid and thinking that was a reasonable lunch (I've got pizza, pretzels AND corn! Who needs a green vegetable or fruit?). Now I'm an adult and feel slightly horrified.

\remember my mom disapproving of me buying french fries instead of the school lunch.
\\Looking back, it was probably equally nutritious
 
2012-06-15 08:42:03 AM
Our school lunches were terrible, so I would cash out the check my mom gave me for lunch at the beginning of the week and buy junk food sold by the teachers instead. Why yes, I went to a poor, rural Tennessee school that received very little money because property taxes were extremely low and there's no state income tax.
 
2012-06-15 08:42:38 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-15 08:44:10 AM
And the council that ordered the principal to tell the kid... is having a conveniently timed "service disruption" for their online presence over the weekend.

Nicely done.
 
2012-06-15 08:44:50 AM

Shakespeare's Monkey: If you can eat these

[images.radcity.net image 640x426]

you'll never have to prove your courage, ever again.

We called them puke burgers in college.


You need to use english muffins. And make your own sauce from totmato paste and seasonings. Then they are awesome.
 
2012-06-15 08:46:24 AM
i never got a "healthy" lunch from the food served in high school.
Elementary school is a different story. the choices were more limited, but the overall food quality was better.
 
2012-06-15 08:47:18 AM
I assume that no one else is allowed a camera then, right school council?
 
2012-06-15 08:48:39 AM
Mmm...square pizza. Am I the only person that would put salt on it since it was pretty much devoid of flavor?
 
2012-06-15 08:50:51 AM

JokerMattly:

Also, i miss Square Pizza too.


The proper term is "a breadtangle of pizza".

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-15 08:53:47 AM
That lunch is HORRIFYING! There is a METAL KNIFE on that tray, as well as a very sharp looking fork. How are all the children not stabbed??1!?

/US
//plastic sporks shall keep our children safe
 
2012-06-15 08:55:19 AM
Welcome to the real world, kid. People in power are almost invariably corrupt and incompetent, and it's easier to kill the messenger than it is to address the problem. Sorry you had to learn this lesson at 9.
 
2012-06-15 08:56:14 AM
I'm mostly shocked that this is in England. I was on a CE lecture a few months back where it was claimed (with pictures from all over the world) that the US was the only place with poor school lunches. The guy made it sound like it was the proximate cause of childhood obesity and we needed lunches in school more like Europe. Sounds like we're already there.
 
2012-06-15 08:59:26 AM
"This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher... "

I was told there would be no maths.
 
2012-06-15 09:01:45 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Bathia_Mapes: Her blog was one of the very few I read. I hope that all this negative publicity against the city council will convince them to change their mind.

And 2 minutes ago I heard the head of the council on BBC Radio saying that he's reversed the decision.


That's good to hear. In the states, I would assume that the Supreme Court would rule that, not only are school lunches individuals, but also that they have "a reasonable expectation of privacy" while in the lunchroom and may not be photographed.

Once they reappear on the playground, that expectation of privacy no longer holds.

/Had awful school lunches....
 
2012-06-15 09:02:32 AM

bborchar: Our school lunches were terrible, so I would cash out the check my mom gave me for lunch at the beginning of the week and buy junk food sold by the teachers instead. Why yes, I went to a poor, rural Tennessee school that received very little money because property taxes were extremely low and there's no state income tax.


That's cute how you think more money would have meant better lunches and not better office furniture for the newly-hired $110,000/yr Assistant Superintendent for Snowflake-Nurturing at the district offices downtown.

/paying a $4800 property tax bill plus nice fat state income taxes and am not getting a kick out of this
 
2012-06-15 09:02:56 AM
UPDATE

The council has reversed itself and lifted the ban, according to BBC4 radio.
I cannot confirm as I have not heard the article yet (searching online for BBC news feed now)

So, she's back live blogging.

The Streisand effect is powerful in this one.
 
2012-06-15 09:05:32 AM

snowybunting: "This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher... "

I was told there would be no maths.


Strictly speaking, there wasn't since she was taken out of the class. Bullet dodged on that one.
 
DuX
2012-06-15 09:06:26 AM
We snuck out back by the dumpsters to smoke and were not shocked by reading the boxes our tasty school lunch supplies where shipped in.
The lunches all tasted about what you'd expect "Sausage Pizza with Textured Vegetable Protein" to taste like.
Kinda like anything microwaveable from the Circle K.

/Yumm!
 
2012-06-15 09:10:15 AM

Treetop1000: UPDATE

The council has reversed itself and lifted the ban, according to BBC4 radio.
I cannot confirm as I have not heard the article yet (searching online for BBC news feed now)

So, she's back live blogging.

The Streisand effect is powerful in this one.


That's good. The council might want to update their "official statement" (pops), dated today. It reads exactly as you would expect.
 
2012-06-15 09:11:10 AM
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"Hello everyone. This is Ansel again. Today I found some hurl in the subway station. Very little blood this time. Quite delicious. Ok, blacking out from starvation again. TTYL."
 
2012-06-15 09:12:11 AM

Eirik: I'm mostly shocked that this is in England.


Which is you're deficiency, geo-political boundaries or reading comprehension?
 
2012-06-15 09:13:01 AM

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do my eyes deceive me or does it say malk on the cartons of drink ???????
WTF is MALK
 
2012-06-15 09:13:15 AM
I know mine is punctuation and homophones.
 
2012-06-15 09:13:34 AM
In this week's episode of "The Streisand Effect - how not to do PR": Argyll and Bute Council.
 
2012-06-15 09:14:10 AM
Whar HAGGAS ? whar ?

www.bbcgoodfood.com
 
2012-06-15 09:15:14 AM

farkityfarker: Shakespeare's Monkey: If you can eat these

[images.radcity.net image 640x426]

you'll never have to prove your courage, ever again.

We called them puke burgers in college.


Bread covered with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni? What's gross about that?

But I guess a lot of people have an innate need to hate any and all institutional food.



Normally, I'd agree with you. I think people are often drama queens about institutional food, but that really doesn't look very appetizing. I doubt it qualifies for the term "puke burgers," but it looks like untoasted hamburger buns with a pretty unseasoned tomato sauce rather than a true pizza sauce, and a very minimal smattering of cheddar-ish (not mozzarella) cheese that's totally insufficient.

Toasted english muffins with actual pizza sauce and mozzarella (or an Italian blend) cheese? I'd be all over it. But that looks all wrong and extremely bland... probably not truly "nasty" in its own right, but probably pretty nasty when you compare it to pretty much any other version of pizza that one has had in their life.
 
2012-06-15 09:19:21 AM
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There's very little meat in these gym mats.
 
2012-06-15 09:19:30 AM
I stopped reading at "cheflebrity". I wish people, especially "journalists", would stop making up stupid words.
 
2012-06-15 09:20:06 AM
In third grade, my teacher told me to sit right there until I ate my kale. After the principal saw me sitting alone in the lunchroom an hour later, she came and retrieved me. I was prepared to sit there until the end of the school year before I'd eat that garbage.
 
2012-06-15 09:21:04 AM
Most of those looked a lot healthier than I expected to see. They've got a great selection of soups.
 
2012-06-15 09:21:08 AM

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do my eyes deceive me or does it say malk on the cartons of drink ???????
WTF is MALK


It also says "Vitamin R"

malk.ytmd.com
 
2012-06-15 09:21:12 AM
When I was in high school (Catholic HS, so no meat on Friday) We boycotted the cafeteria because we were tired of cheese enchiladas. That had trays and trays of enchiladas leftover. They served them on Monday.
 
2012-06-15 09:21:16 AM
Once a week we got these tiny little hexagon-shaped thin-crust pizzas with taco beef and cheddar cheese. Oh, how I miss them...
 
2012-06-15 09:23:03 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.


Did the German lunch ladies also teach the English classes?
 
2012-06-15 09:25:09 AM
>>We called them puke burgers in college.

>>You need to use english muffins. And make your own sauce from totmato paste and seasonings. Then they are awesome.

isn't that a ghetto pizza?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghetto+pizza
 
2012-06-15 09:25:11 AM
We used to get Taco Bell on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Dominos on Wednesdays
 
2012-06-15 09:26:21 AM
frozen-pizza.findthebest.com
 
2012-06-15 09:27:38 AM

Badgerlad: "TV cheflebrity Jamie Oliver"

Did the world really need that word? You used to be cool, Wired...


It's like our words are eating each other.
 
2012-06-15 09:28:00 AM
 
2012-06-15 09:28:04 AM
Well I remember my first day at public school
I was very scared of getting pummeled
And sure enough I did at first recess
I got pegged in the head by a big red ball
It stung and my head hung
Back to class with a bloody nose
And soon it was lunchtime

Mom said I should ask about how poor kids can get fed
So I got a book of tickets and a schedule and it read:
Monday - Hot Dog, Tuesday - Taco
Wednesday - Hamburgers and Chocolate Milk
Thursday - Sloppy Joes and burritos in a bag
Friday was Pizza Day, the best day of the week
All the kids would line up super early just to eat

Monday - Hot Dog, Tuesday - Taco
Wednesday - Hamburgers and Chocolate Milk
Thursday - Sloppy Joes and burritos in a bag
Friday was Pizza Day, the best day of the week
It always came with salad and a side of cold green beans

Hooray for Pizza Day
Hooray for Pizza Day
I miss Pizza Day
The best day of the week
 
2012-06-15 09:29:15 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.

Did the German lunch ladies also teach the English classes?


"To apostrophe, or not apostrophe, that were the question..."
 
2012-06-15 09:31:59 AM
I still remember the full menu from the po-dunk country elementary school I went to:

Mon: Square pizza, corn, some type of dessert (usually applesauce I think)

Tue: Mexican haystack (ground beef w/Fritos, lettuce and tomato)

Wed: "Manager's Choice" (entree determined by school staff, usually consisting of all or mostly veggies)

Thursday: Chili and a PB&J (BAM! Paydirt!)

Friday: Hamburger and French Fries

Also, starting around 4th grade ice cream became optional for .50 extra - I usually opted for the Superstar Bar (red, white & blue, not choco & 'nanner)

Yep, so when I wasn't bringing my own lunch in my Hulk Hogan lunchbox, this is what I ate for lunch every single weekday from 1985 until 1990. I think when I get off of work, I am gonna make a Totino's, cut a large square section out of it, boil some canned corn and get a carton of chocolate milk.
 
2012-06-15 09:32:54 AM
FYI I just heard the leader of the local council make a cringe-worthy u-turn on this ban. There is now no ban.
 
2012-06-15 09:33:56 AM

Brandyelf: Revised statement


It looks as if the Argyll and Bute Council just got a lesson on the power of the internet....

and NeverSeconds' pageview counter seems to have picked up speed.
 
2012-06-15 09:34:10 AM
 
2012-06-15 09:38:53 AM
I just sent an angry letter. We had the worst food possible in my high school cafeteria. I ate fries everyday for lunch for 4 years. Nothing else, just fries. Consequently, I gained a bunch of fat that it took me years to lose. Also our sporting events were funded by Coke so we got all the soda we could drink in the cafeteria but milk or juice was a lot more expensive.
 
2012-06-15 09:46:38 AM
When I was in school, the 'pizza' was a slice of bread covered in tomato paste
 
2012-06-15 09:48:21 AM
When I was in grade school and going forward through graduation, we could have the choice of hot lunch or unlimited salad bar. I had salad most days of the week because the hot food was turrible, just turrible. It forced me to eat well. Sure, I had a 1/2 cup of salad dressing, but I also had a pound of raw food, which is what WE ALL NEED. I attribute my good health at 41 to hot school lunches.

If they hadn't been so bad, I might have eaten them and ended up fat.
 
2012-06-15 09:52:00 AM
now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you
 
2012-06-15 09:53:02 AM

DuX: We snuck out back by the dumpsters to smoke and were not shocked by reading the boxes our tasty school lunch supplies where shipped in.
The lunches all tasted about what you'd expect "Sausage Pizza with Textured Vegetable Protein" to taste like.
Kinda like anything microwaveable from the Circle K.

/Yumm!


In college, for all to see, the boxes the meat came in all said "Low Grade, But Edible." I found out later this was standard marking for some types of food distribution, but it still makes me chuckle to think about that every time I see school hamburgers,
 
2012-06-15 09:55:44 AM
I have never had pizza anywhere that was as tasty as the pizza in my school lunch or the spaghetti for that matter.
 
2012-06-15 09:57:14 AM

MythDragon: You need to use english muffins. And make your own sauce from totmato paste and seasonings. Then they are awesome.


This. So much this. Easily my favorite school lunch of all time! So much so that I still make them at home now, 30 years later.
 
2012-06-15 09:57:55 AM

pkellmey: In college, for all to see, the boxes the meat came in all said "Low Grade, But Edible." I found out later this was standard marking for some types of food distribution, but it still makes me chuckle to think about that every time I see school hamburgers,


Included beef nostrils. Still "beef".
 
2012-06-15 10:02:54 AM

Pockafrusta: When I was in grade school and going forward through graduation, we could have the choice of hot lunch or unlimited salad bar. I had salad most days of the week because the hot food was turrible, just turrible. It forced me to eat well. Sure, I had a 1/2 cup of salad dressing, but I also had a pound of raw food, which is what WE ALL NEED. I attribute my good health at 41 to hot school lunches.

If they hadn't been so bad, I might have eaten them and ended up fat.


We didn't have a salad bar, until I reached high-school. Most of the time, the hot meals was nothing more than slop.
 
2012-06-15 10:03:09 AM

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I'm half-way still drunk from last night and working my way to being violently and painfully hung-over, my brain is therefore unable to process these pictures. I desperately need someone explain vitamin R malk to me.

W.T.F.
 
2012-06-15 10:03:45 AM

Brandyelf: Revised statement


www.fairfaxunderground.com
 
2012-06-15 10:04:03 AM
The blog lives on. Ban has been lifted.Old news gets old really quickly these days :p
 
2012-06-15 10:04:55 AM
She seems like a cute kid. I know that the "no photos" decision has been reversed, but still thought I'd point out that the blog was a little dramatic about things:


This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today.

I only write my blog not newspapers and I am sad I am no longer allowed to take photos. I will miss sharing and rating my school dinners and I'll miss seeing the dinners you send me too. I don't think I will be able to finish raising enough money for a kitchen for Mary's Meals either.

Goodbye,
VEG


Hi,
Veg's Dad, Dave, here. I felt it's important to add a few bits of info to the blog tonight. Martha's school have been brilliant and supportive from the beginning and I'd like to thank them all. I contacted Argyll and Bute Council when Martha told me what happened at school today and they told me it was their decision to ban Martha's photography.

It is a shame that a blog that today went through 2 million hits, which has inspired debates at home and abroad and raised nearly £2000 for charity is forced to end.

Dave Payne



Amazing how they characterized the prohibition on taking photos (unreasonable as it was) as forcing them to end the blog (it didn't), stopping her from rating the lunches (it didn't) preventing her from getting pictures of lunches from other kids around the world (it didn't) and stopping them from raising money for hungry children (won't someone think of the children!).

These folks clearly understand how to stir up a public frenzy. She's definitely going to move on to bigger and better things.
 
2012-06-15 10:07:22 AM

candiru.fish: I desperately need someone explain vitamin R malk to me.


What do you need to know? It's malk. It's got vitamin R. What more do you need? You want your local school wasting your tax money on needlessly expensive milk? Malk is much cheaper. And it's got vitamin R, which milk lacks.
 
2012-06-15 10:09:43 AM
Everybody loved the "ground-beef-and-gravy" days at my HS, served with mash & corn. Everybody ate it all mixed together like wannabe, runny Shepherd's Pie but it was pretty good for school food. Of course, tacos & pizza were favorites. Why no school ever seems to be able to do decent (and by that I mean "McDonald's quality or better") burgers I'll never know. Ours had so much soy in them they tasted irredeemably "funny". We knew it was soy because you could see the packing cases overflowing the school dumpsters and read the ingredients. I think we might have preferred rat, honestly... at least that would have been meat!

Sounds like the newspaper article that's got everyone upset is going for the easy story - everybody who has kids and/or a tax bill is ready to be outraged at cheap-ass school lunches, facts or no. The kid's blog actually makes it sound pretty good, other than the typical British weirdness of having to order ahead of time and wear wristbands (reminds me of this). I guess that sounds more efficient than making a ton of food and wasting it, though, just unusual for us Yanks.
 
2012-06-15 10:14:45 AM
Went to public school and we didn't have lunches. Or a cafeteria. Everybody had to bring their own food. And that was the norm.

/my lawn, get off of it
 
2012-06-15 10:19:51 AM

Treetop1000: UPDATE

The council has reversed itself and lifted the ban, according to BBC4 radio.
I cannot confirm as I have not heard the article yet (searching online for BBC news feed now)

So, she's back live blogging.

The Streisand effect is powerful in this one.


This incident has been added to Wikipedia's "the Streisand effect" page.
 
2012-06-15 10:21:03 AM

Dirtybird971: now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you


Since I first looked this AM (about an hour ago), it has increased by 800,000 hits.
Maybe it's time for an IPO?
 
2012-06-15 10:25:36 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: What do you need to know? It's malk. It's got vitamin R. What more do you need? You want your local school wasting your tax money on needlessly expensive milk? Malk is much cheaper. And it's got vitamin R, which milk lacks.


Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2012-06-15 10:27:21 AM
Ok, so I just read through shortly. Maybe older entries made them look bad but her newer stuff actually makes them look good. She gives them high scores on most food.
 
2012-06-15 10:27:34 AM
Doesn't this school have a PR person who understands how that could backfire the way it did? Whoops
 
2012-06-15 10:27:45 AM
They had a change of heart.. imagine that, bad PR and they change their tune.

from the Argyll and Bute Council website... "There is no place for censorship in this Council and never will be whilst I am leader. I have advised senior officers that this Administration intends to clarify the Council's policy position in regard to taking photos in schools. I have therefore requested senior officials to consider immediately withdrawing the ban on pictures from the school dining hall until a report can be considered by Elected Members. This will allow the continuation of the "Neverseconds" blog written by an enterprising and imaginative pupil, Martha Payne which has also raised lots of money for charity.

They are upset at a paper that published what they consider bad press in the nest paragraph. But at least they are still allowing this enterprising girl take the pictures of her food to inspire others.

html is just not working for me today... so here is the link in plain text...

http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/news/2012/jun/statement-school-meals-ar g yll-and-bute-council?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_camp aign=Feed%3A+ArgyllAndButeCouncilNewsFeed+%28Argyll+and+Bute+Council+N ews+Feed%29
 
2012-06-15 10:29:25 AM

Gough: Dirtybird971: now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you

Since I first looked this AM (about an hour ago), it has increased by 800,000 hits.
Maybe it's time for an IPO?


I also see that even though just yesterday she and her father lamented that they wouldn't be able to raise any more money for their chosen charity, they've apparently raised about 26,000 Pounds since this all hit (after having raised only 2,000 Pounds before). Shrewd.
 
2012-06-15 10:30:11 AM
Nelson Ha Ha?
 
2012-06-15 10:41:59 AM
I wonder if it is just her who is not allowed to take pictures of her lunch, or if it is a school-wide ban. If it is just her then this could very well be a violation of her 1st Amendment Right of free expression. Of course, it all depends on whether or not her blog is disruptive to school discipline. If so then she is out of luck. If not, then she should fight this.
 
2012-06-15 10:44:38 AM
I have never had food served like that...

Went to Canadian public school...
We had a cafeteria, but most people brought thier own lunches.
But our cafeteria served pizza everyday, baked goods like cookies, cinnamon rolls and muffins, fried chicken and fries, full breakfast menu, chips, pop that kinda stuff. (Sorta expensive but good quality food)

I've never had a lunch lady spoon things into a tray like ive seen on TV.

But then again we did have a lot of racial brawls.... gotta love that this is the first pic that comes up when I google my High School's name..
media.metronews.topscms.com
 
2012-06-15 10:45:02 AM

Mock26: this could very well be a violation of her 1st Amendment Right of free expression


I bet you get a few bites.
 
2012-06-15 10:45:21 AM

muwaryer: Amazing how they characterized the prohibition on taking photos (unreasonable as it was) as forcing them to end the blog (it didn't), stopping her from rating the lunches (it didn't) preventing her from getting pictures of lunches from other kids around the world (it didn't) and stopping them from raising money for hungry children (won't someone think of the children!).


Agree. The only thing she couldn't do any more was take photos of her lunches. That's it.
 
2012-06-15 10:45:26 AM
LAUSD menu for this week at my kids school:

breakfast

Whole Wheat Chicken Biscuit
Orange Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Black Bean Burger
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Sweet Potato Bites
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Quaker Oatmeal Bar
Choice of Milk

TUESDAYJune 12, 2012
breakfast

Maple Whole Grain Waffle
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Ancho Chili Chicken w/Yakisoba
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Celery Sticks
Knight`s Local Orange
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Whole Grain Blueberry Muffin
Choice of Milk

WEDNESDAYJune 13, 2012
breakfast

Whole Wheat Bagel
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Oven Baked Pizza
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
SIDE CHOICE:
Omega Fruit Cup (Plums)
Fresh Grapes
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Goldfish Crackers
Choice of Milk

THURSDAYJune 14, 2012
breakfast

Whole Grain Banana Bread
String Cheese
Knight`s Local Orange
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Turkey Burger
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Baby Carrots
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Quaker Oatmeal Bar
Choice of Milk

FRIDAYJune 15, 2012
breakfast

Breakfast Meal Kit
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Seasoned Chicken
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Whole Wheat Naan
Seasoned Deli Roasters
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk



Say what you want about LAUSD. That aint too bad IMO.
 
2012-06-15 10:53:34 AM
If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.

\how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
 
2012-06-15 10:54:51 AM

spentmiles: [i48.tinypic.com image 550x331]

"Hello everyone. This is Ansel again. Today I found some hurl in the subway station. Very little blood this time. Quite delicious. Ok, blacking out from starvation again. TTYL."


OK, that made me LOL.

\may need to re-think my view of you as an pale, unfunny imitation of PocketNinja.
 
2012-06-15 10:57:40 AM
I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today.

To which I responded, "Tough."

Seriously. Keep taking the pictures. What are they going to do about it? Something that gets them sued? That's what I thought.
 
2012-06-15 10:57:46 AM

pkellmey: In college, for all to see, the boxes the meat came in all said "Low Grade, But Edible." I found out later this was standard marking for some types of food distribution,...,



Did the boxes also come with a link to Snopes?
 
2012-06-15 10:57:48 AM
the best thing we had for elementary school lunch was bean burritos, which was an alternative option you could choose every day. they only made me throw up once.

we also had a vending machine just outside the cafeteria with all sorts of candy and chips. i had a 3 musketeers for lunch most every day after i gave up on the school lunches.

it's sad that kids these days don't have that option.
 
2012-06-15 10:58:24 AM

Eirik: I'm mostly shocked that this is in England. I was on a CE lecture a few months back where it was claimed (with pictures from all over the world) that the US was the only place with poor school lunches. The guy made it sound like it was the proximate cause of childhood obesity and we needed lunches in school more like Europe. Sounds like we're already there.


I don't know what's happening in England, but in Scotland, where this school is located, they have revised their policy and the kid is now allowed to take pics again.

/golden syrup steamed pudding and custard on Wednesdays at my school - it was the best thing ever (can't remember what the main course was, probably didn't eat it).
 
2012-06-15 11:01:23 AM

Mr.Hawk:
Fat Free Lactose Milk


Soooo... That'd just be "milk", then?
 
2012-06-15 11:02:40 AM
Gough

Dirtybird971: now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you

Since I first looked this AM (about an hour ago), it has increased by 800,000 hits.
Maybe it's time for an IPO?


Independent Penis Operator? I say yes!!

I went to school in the 70's-90. Bagged lunch every day (mostly PB & J)until Jr HS then big chocolate chip cookie and milk everyday through 12th grade. (.70- 1.00 a day) But I ate healthy at other meals and exercised (played outside) every afternoon so I didn't have to worry about becoming a fattie.
 
2012-06-15 11:04:22 AM
"The pupils use a touch screen to select their lunch option and the data is downloaded in the kitchen so they know how many portions of each meal are required. As they place their order, the pupils are given a coloured band which relates to their meal choice that day. They wear it during the morning, and at lunchtime they hand it to the catering assistant, who will give them the corresponding meal"

that s**t's f**ked up right there. f***.
 
2012-06-15 11:07:30 AM

Mr.Hawk: Say what you want about LAUSD. That aint too bad IMO.


Your kids are eating pizza every day for lunch
 
2012-06-15 11:11:05 AM

the801: "The pupils use a touch screen to select their lunch option and the data is downloaded in the kitchen so they know how many portions of each meal are required. As they place their order, the pupils are given a coloured band which relates to their meal choice that day. They wear it during the morning, and at lunchtime they hand it to the catering assistant, who will give them the corresponding meal"

that s**t's f**ked up right there. f***.


Actually that's fairly common. Kids make their lunch choices in the morning, it gets sent to the cafeteria, and the lunch meal/amount is adjusted to what the students ordered that morning.
 
2012-06-15 11:11:34 AM
I'd imagine most schools ban cameras for any purpose, along with just about any other small electronic device that can be distracting and/or cause trouble between students.
 
2012-06-15 11:15:24 AM
Am I the only one who read a few of these and think it is not written by a 9 year old?

Of course, the only kids I ever come in contact with are occasional neighbors kids and kids at the store......but sorry, not buying it.

Either way, they should keep the blog up, and just keep posting submitted pictures from other school lunches, and she (they) could continue to post what she eats without pictures.
 
2012-06-15 11:17:46 AM

muwaryer: Gough: Dirtybird971: now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you

Since I first looked this AM (about an hour ago), it has increased by 800,000 hits.
Maybe it's time for an IPO?

I also see that even though just yesterday she and her father lamented that they wouldn't be able to raise any more money for their chosen charity, they've apparently raised about 26,000 Pounds since this all hit (after having raised only 2,000 Pounds before). Shrewd.


And nearly 4,000 Pounds in the last 45 minutes.
 
2012-06-15 11:18:46 AM

daniesmiley: I have never had food served like that...

Went to Canadian public school...
We had a cafeteria, but most people brought thier own lunches.
But our cafeteria served pizza everyday, baked goods like cookies, cinnamon rolls and muffins, fried chicken and fries, full breakfast menu, chips, pop that kinda stuff. (Sorta expensive but good quality food)

I've never had a lunch lady spoon things into a tray like ive seen on TV.

But then again we did have a lot of racial brawls.... gotta love that this is the first pic that comes up when I google my High School's name..
[media.metronews.topscms.com image 400x300]


Your post got me curious, so I did a GIS on my high school:

farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-15 11:19:45 AM

spentmiles: "Hello everyone. This is Ansel again. Today I found some hurl in the subway station. Very little blood this time. Quite delicious. Ok, blacking out from starvation again. TTYL."


Is this supposed to convey that people shouldn't expect nutrition or healthy food unless they're dying of starvation or something? I'm so confused on what you're trying to do with this, unless you just like posting unpleasant things.
 
2012-06-15 11:28:49 AM
I don't remember square pizza day, I remember Pizza Boat day. Which you can still get today:
www.redbaron.com

You can also still get the burritos:
www.elmonterey.com

I'm particularly nostalgic about the "Roast Beef Sandwhiches with Au Jus" that my high school had one year. It was easily the best meal of the week, everyone loved them, and then they ran out about halfway through the year and never brought them back. I was distraught.
 
2012-06-15 11:32:51 AM

zarberg: daniesmiley: I have never had food served like that...

Went to Canadian public school...
We had a cafeteria, but most people brought thier own lunches.
But our cafeteria served pizza everyday, baked goods like cookies, cinnamon rolls and muffins, fried chicken and fries, full breakfast menu, chips, pop that kinda stuff. (Sorta expensive but good quality food)

I've never had a lunch lady spoon things into a tray like ive seen on TV.

But then again we did have a lot of racial brawls.... gotta love that this is the first pic that comes up when I google my High School's name..
[media.metronews.topscms.com image 400x300]

Your post got me curious, so I did a GIS on my high school:

[farm2.static.flickr.com image 588x438]


Apparently my highschool was responsible for 9/11

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-06-15 11:34:04 AM

zarberg: Your post got me curious, so I did a GIS on my high school:

[farm2.static.flickr.com image 588x438]


Mine came up with this:

cdn.hsmemes.com

So, nothing much has changed there, then.
 
2012-06-15 11:34:07 AM

Dirtybird971: now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you


It's been on much larger sites than Fark for a long time.
 
2012-06-15 11:35:01 AM
My old highschool now offers a " dance fitness " pole dancing class.

img.coxnewsweb.com
 
2012-06-15 11:37:09 AM
Our high school cafeteria food was just about as terrible as you'd expect. But I would hardly know it. Spent a few months of lunches waiting in line for 25 minutes and having 5 minutes left to eat the terrible food, and then wait in line to return the tray, and then make it back to class on the other side of campus in time. I realized this system wasn't working very well for me so I opted for the option of waiting in the much shorter side-kitchen-lines (the band club or other such clubs would open their rooms to sell snacks, cookies, pizza, so on. No healthy options) and getting my nutrition there. 4 years of pizza, mostly. It was delicious.
 
2012-06-15 11:37:32 AM
CSS incoming.

I always brought my lunch to school and occasionally, my mom would bring me hot takeout. My school had three different lunch lines, and a "Snack Shack" that had soda and nachos and stuff. I vividly remember sitting reading at a table while eating fresh Chinese food and drinking tea, while the girls next to me were eating nachos and pounding Surge, when one of them turned and looked at me.

"Omigod, how do you stay so thin?!"

I had no words.

/at the time I was 5'2" and less than a hundred pounds, and ate like I was a human black hole
 
2012-06-15 11:38:35 AM
SharkTrager

Dirtybird971: now that this is on fark you can literally watch the visitor counter rise in front of you

It's been on much larger sites than Fark for a long time.


OOOOOH! I'm telling Drew you said that!! You are in SO. MUCH. TROUBLE.
 
2012-06-15 11:42:12 AM
I had little doubt what a GIS for my high school would turn up. This was in the news quite a bit earlier this year.

www.theblaze.com
 
2012-06-15 11:46:45 AM

Mr.Hawk: LAUSD menu for this week at my kids school:

snip


So basically it's burger or pizza?

 
2012-06-15 11:49:13 AM
White people problems. Worry more about the stampeding muslim horde at your doorstep.
 
2012-06-15 11:51:37 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: candiru.fish: I desperately need someone explain vitamin R malk to me.

What do you need to know? It's malk. It's got vitamin R. What more do you need? You want your local school wasting your tax money on needlessly expensive milk? Malk is much cheaper. And it's got vitamin R, which milk lacks.


I don't know what the fuss is over malk.

My friends and I drank it at Springfield Elementary and we're just fine.
 
2012-06-15 11:55:51 AM

muwaryer: Amazing how they characterized the prohibition on taking photos (unreasonable as it was) as forcing them to end the blog (it didn't), stopping her from rating the lunches (it didn't) preventing her from getting pictures of lunches from other kids around the world (it didn't) and stopping them from raising money for hungry children (won't someone think of the children!).

These folks clearly understand how to stir up a public frenzy. She's definitely going to move on to bigger and better things.


The whole raison d'être of the blog was a picture of the lunch and a description. Take away the picture and you take away the blog. Saying she could blog about something different is irrelevant. She should be able to blog about her lunch! Thankfully, although it took a public frenzy, common sense has been achieved and her blog can go on.
 
2012-06-15 12:01:16 PM

Evil-Imposter: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [i49.tinypic.com image 640x458]

[i46.tinypic.com image 450x302]

I am 33 and that looks way better than the lunches I have now. I miss my square pizza.


/weeps softly into a bowl of Top Ramen


Awww ... I'm sorry you have terrible lunches. If it's purely a money issue, may I suggest you make yourself some vegetable soup? Just water, some veggies, and a little salt and pepper, at least it will be a change from ramen.
 
2012-06-15 12:08:19 PM

jwrw: muwaryer: Amazing how they characterized the prohibition on taking photos (unreasonable as it was) as forcing them to end the blog (it didn't), stopping her from rating the lunches (it didn't) preventing her from getting pictures of lunches from other kids around the world (it didn't) and stopping them from raising money for hungry children (won't someone think of the children!).

These folks clearly understand how to stir up a public frenzy. She's definitely going to move on to bigger and better things.

The whole raison d'être of the blog was a picture of the lunch and a description. Take away the picture and you take away the blog. Saying she could blog about something different is irrelevant. She should be able to blog about her lunch! Thankfully, although it took a public frenzy, common sense has been achieved and her blog can go on.



I agree that prohibiting the pictures was stupid and that common sense has prevailed. I disagree that if you "take away the picture and you take away the blog." She absolutely still could have blogged about the exact same subject (as she did on days when she forgot her camera), and she could have posted pictures of others' lunches from around the world and encouraged people to support the charity. The blog would have changed (i.e., no pictures of her lunch), but it's overly-dramatic to pretend that the entire blog would have been shut down without pictures.

Don't misunderstand me; I'm not criticizing them for whipping up a bit of public frenzy to achieve their desired result. I think it was brilliant. I just happen to recognize their tactic -- dial the drama up to 11 and get public support for the cause.

In any event, the point is now moot.
 
2012-06-15 12:17:20 PM
First World Problems
 
2012-06-15 12:19:59 PM

muwaryer: Don't misunderstand me; I'm not criticizing them for whipping up a bit of public frenzy to achieve their desired result. I think it was brilliant. I just happen to recognize their tactic -- dial the drama up to 11 and get public support for the cause.


Oh, I agree that her Dad whipped up the media frenzy to perfection, and as you suggest it was with good reason: she shouldn't have to change the nature of her blog to spare the council's blushes.
 
2012-06-15 12:22:01 PM

enik: First World Problems


Which have currently generated £36,000+ towards third world problems.
 
2012-06-15 12:27:06 PM

Blueintheballs: Mr.Hawk: LAUSD menu for this week at my kids school:

snip


So basically it's burger or pizza?


Or the other options. Or what I make for him everyday which is what I do. I'm just saying it could be and is a hell of a lot worse like in TFA.
 
2012-06-15 12:32:06 PM
Here was the first result for my high school.

media.al.com
 
2012-06-15 12:35:37 PM
brightcove.vo.llnwd.net
 
2012-06-15 12:35:49 PM

technicolor-misfit: Here was the first result for my high school.


Good ol' CTHS.
 
2012-06-15 12:38:18 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Her blog was one of the very few I read. I hope that all this negative publicity against the city council will convince them to change their mind.


Same. I thought it was brilliant that a 9-year-old had the forethought to essentially start a food revolution. I stopped eating school lunches in middle school because they were always so disgusting. Can't imagine what the look like now, considering they consider catsup/ketchup a vegetable.
 
2012-06-15 12:41:30 PM

charttn: Their yeast rolls are still my mental standard for perfection.


The ONLY school-prepared lunch item I truly enjoyed were those yeast rolls. The absolute best on the planet. In all the years since, I've never found one that came close to those the lunch ladies made from scratch.

\the rest of the food sucked
 
2012-06-15 12:41:56 PM

muwaryer: jwrw: muwaryer: Amazing how they characterized the prohibition on taking photos (unreasonable as it was) as forcing them to end the blog (it didn't), stopping her from rating the lunches (it didn't) preventing her from getting pictures of lunches from other kids around the world (it didn't) and stopping them from raising money for hungry children (won't someone think of the children!).

These folks clearly understand how to stir up a public frenzy. She's definitely going to move on to bigger and better things.

The whole raison d'être of the blog was a picture of the lunch and a description. Take away the picture and you take away the blog. Saying she could blog about something different is irrelevant. She should be able to blog about her lunch! Thankfully, although it took a public frenzy, common sense has been achieved and her blog can go on.


I agree that prohibiting the pictures was stupid and that common sense has prevailed. I disagree that if you "take away the picture and you take away the blog." She absolutely still could have blogged about the exact same subject (as she did on days when she forgot her camera), and she could have posted pictures of others' lunches from around the world and encouraged people to support the charity. The blog would have changed (i.e., no pictures of her lunch), but it's overly-dramatic to pretend that the entire blog would have been shut down without pictures.

Don't misunderstand me; I'm not criticizing them for whipping up a bit of public frenzy to achieve their desired result. I think it was brilliant. I just happen to recognize their tactic -- dial the drama up to 11 and get public support for the cause.

In any event, the point is now moot.



Eh, technically able to? Sure. But that's like saying you can publish People Magazine or Entertainment Weekly without any photos.

A picture truly is worth a thousand words, particularly in regard to certain topics. Food is one of them. Trying to 'explain' a dish is about a million times more difficult and never ever as impactful as simply showing that dish. That's why most cookbooks are filled with pictures, rather than simply recipes and descriptions.

Look at a thread about some crazy house designed to look like a robot or a car that a guy covered completely in pennies, wherein the article doesn't include a picture... It's top-to-bottom ranting about how idiotic it is to do such a story without actually showing the item in question.

It's frustrating for a reader to be described something that they want to, and should be able to, simply see for themselves.

Taking away the pictures would make the blog a pitiful hollow shell of what it should be.
 
2012-06-15 12:43:18 PM

technicolor-misfit: Here was the first result for my high school.

[media.al.com image 500x435]


Jailbait High?
 
2012-06-15 12:43:38 PM

phojochris: White people problems. Worry more about the stampeding muslim horde at your doorstep.


Why? They commin' for mah bacons??
 
2012-06-15 12:45:11 PM

muwaryer: technicolor-misfit: Here was the first result for my high school.

Good ol' CTHS.



Is that an actual high school, or just a joke/reference I'm not picking up on?

The photo is from Butler High School in Huntsville, AL.
 
2012-06-15 12:48:06 PM

technicolor-misfit: muwaryer: technicolor-misfit: Here was the first result for my high school.

Good ol' CTHS.


Is that an actual high school, or just a joke/reference I'm not picking up on?

The photo is from Butler High School in Huntsville, AL.



I was thinking it might be the "sister" school to Camelback HS in Phoenix. That's as much of the joke as I'm going to explain. I shouldn't have to do everything on here...
 
2012-06-15 12:55:23 PM

jwrw: technicolor-misfit: Here was the first result for my high school.

[media.al.com image 500x435]

Jailbait High?


They're high school girls... It was part of a slideshow of a parade for the school basketball team. Here are a few others:

media.al.com
media.al.com
media.al.com
media.al.com
media.al.com
media.al.com
media.al.com

http://photos.al.com/huntsville-times/2009/04/parade_for_butler_high _s chool_2.html
 
2012-06-15 12:58:58 PM
This wasn't the first image to come up for my HS, but I am genuinely embarrassed that this atrocity (the statue, not the tool in uniform) was courtesy of my graduating class:

www.ci.springfield.or.us

Kip Kinkel didn't show up until page six, so I'm glad about that, I guess.
 
2012-06-15 12:59:13 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Bathia_Mapes: Her blog was one of the very few I read. I hope that all this negative publicity against the city council will convince them to change their mind.

And 2 minutes ago I heard the head of the council on BBC Radio saying that he's reversed the decision.


Woot!
 
2012-06-15 01:05:05 PM

Urinal Cake Mix: This wasn't the first image to come up for my HS, but I am genuinely embarrassed that this atrocity (the statue, not the tool in uniform) was courtesy of my graduating class:

[www.ci.springfield.or.us image 359x638]

Kip Kinkel didn't show up until page six, so I'm glad about that, I guess.



I actually like that statue... It's got a cool animated character feel to it, like Yukon Cornelius or something. Way better than some plain old stately geezer carved out of granite or something.
 
2012-06-15 01:09:42 PM

spentmiles: [i48.tinypic.com image 550x331]

"Hello everyone. This is Ansel again. Today I found some hurl in the subway station. Very little blood this time. Quite delicious. Ok, blacking out from starvation again. TTYL."


Maybe you should stop trolling long enough to scroll down further in the article and read how this young girl not only donated to the charity, Mary's Meals, but she put the link up in her blog and encouraged others to donate as well. Mary's Meals sets up school feeding projects (aka school lunch programs) in some of the world's poorest communities.
 
2012-06-15 01:12:37 PM

castrejo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [i49.tinypic.com image 640x458]

[i46.tinypic.com image 450x302]

do my eyes deceive me or does it say malk on the cartons of drink ???????
WTF is MALK


Imitation milk that contains the vital nutrient, vitamin R. The image is from an episode of "The Simpsons".
 
2012-06-15 01:19:45 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Doesn't this school have a PR person who understands how that could backfire the way it did? Whoops



It wasn't the school that made the initial decision to prohibit her from photographing her lunches. It was the local city council, who are now back peddling as fast as they can .
 
2012-06-15 01:21:15 PM

Mock26: I wonder if it is just her who is not allowed to take pictures of her lunch, or if it is a school-wide ban. If it is just her then this could very well be a violation of her 1st Amendment Right of free expression. Of course, it all depends on whether or not her blog is disruptive to school discipline. If so then she is out of luck. If not, then she should fight this.


The First Amendment is applicable in Scotland?
 
2012-06-15 01:27:15 PM
GIS for my high school brought up this:

i.imgur.com

It was hit by a tornado in 2010, so that's understandable. What's not understandable is the horrifically-edited caption: "Albertville High School received extension damage in last month's tornado."

Huh?

At good old AHS we had a choice between square pizza, corn, and fried okra in the lunchroom and Little Caesar's pizza or BeeGee's hamburgers in the "lounge." A real win/win scenario.
 
2012-06-15 01:27:27 PM

Urinal Cake Mix: This wasn't the first image to come up for my HS, but I am genuinely embarrassed that this atrocity (the statue, not the tool in uniform) was courtesy of my graduating class:

[www.ci.springfield.or.us image 359x638]

Kip Kinkel didn't show up until page six, so I'm glad about that, I guess.


I attended Springfield High School as well,
 
2012-06-15 01:46:33 PM

candiru.fish: Mock26: this could very well be a violation of her 1st Amendment Right of free expression

I bet you get a few bites.


Not trolling at all.
 
2012-06-15 01:49:19 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Mock26: I wonder if it is just her who is not allowed to take pictures of her lunch, or if it is a school-wide ban. If it is just her then this could very well be a violation of her 1st Amendment Right of free expression. Of course, it all depends on whether or not her blog is disruptive to school discipline. If so then she is out of luck. If not, then she should fight this.

The First Amendment is applicable in Scotland?


D'oh! Did not realize this was in Scotland. That is what I get for skimming parts of the article.

I retract all of my previous posts, and for good measure I will go eat some crow.
 
2012-06-15 01:55:34 PM

theknuckler_33: Payne, whose mother is a doctor and father has a small farming property

So, why the fark aren't you bringing a lunch from home then?


Because the school staff goes through lunches brought from home and take away all that don't conform to the nutritional standards.

They then give the student chicken nuggets.
 
2012-06-15 01:59:32 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Urinal Cake Mix: This wasn't the first image to come up for my HS, but I am genuinely embarrassed that this atrocity (the statue, not the tool in uniform) was courtesy of my graduating class:

[www.ci.springfield.or.us image 359x638]

Kip Kinkel didn't show up until page six, so I'm glad about that, I guess.

I attended Springfield High School as well,


Don't you just miss feeling like you were stuck in a prison all day long?
 
2012-06-15 02:00:56 PM
The hit counter on her page is spinning like my power meter when the grow lights are on and her donation thingy is over 40K. Way to go smart British kid.
 
2012-06-15 02:09:55 PM

Urinal Cake Mix: Bathia_Mapes: Urinal Cake Mix: This wasn't the first image to come up for my HS, but I am genuinely embarrassed that this atrocity (the statue, not the tool in uniform) was courtesy of my graduating class:

[www.ci.springfield.or.us image 359x638]

Kip Kinkel didn't show up until page six, so I'm glad about that, I guess.

I attended Springfield High School as well,

Don't you just miss feeling like you were stuck in a prison all day long?


I graduated from the old high school in 1970, after which they finished demolishing it. My sister on the other hand didn't graduate until 1972, so she got to spend 2 years in "prison".
 
2012-06-15 02:26:52 PM

pkticker: GIS for my high school brought up this:

[i.imgur.com image 432x598]

It was hit by a tornado in 2010, so that's understandable. What's not understandable is the horrifically-edited caption: "Albertville High School received extension damage in last month's tornado."

Huh?

At good old AHS we had a choice between square pizza, corn, and fried okra in the lunchroom and Little Caesar's pizza or BeeGee's hamburgers in the "lounge." A real win/win scenario.


I see an extreme stunt jump there to the lower left
 
2012-06-15 02:35:44 PM
GIS for my high school is some hot soccer chick.
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-06-15 02:40:07 PM
They changed their mind.

Link
 
2012-06-15 02:52:51 PM
www.athletemodels.com

GIS for my high school brings up her.
 
2012-06-15 03:08:47 PM

technicolor-misfit: Here was the first result for my high school.

[media.al.com image 500x435]


so you're the chunky guy in all black in the middle right?
 
2012-06-15 03:39:33 PM

RatOmeter: charttn: Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.

That is my memory as well. Growing up in Louisiana, we would hire the lunch room ladies to make gumbo for fundraisers and it would always sell out.
Of course I sound fat. Their yeast rolls are still my mental standard for perfection.

I grew up in rural Oklahoma and I always looked forward to lunch at school. It was always a high point of the day, actually. Yeasty rolls, too.


Mmmmm. And the fried squirrel!

/Okie
//All my relatives have shoes
/// some of them know what they are for
 
2012-06-15 04:18:37 PM

ironrat: Treetop1000: UPDATE

The council has reversed itself and lifted the ban, according to BBC4 radio.
I cannot confirm as I have not heard the article yet (searching online for BBC news feed now)

So, she's back live blogging.

The Streisand effect is powerful in this one.

This incident has been added to Wikipedia's "the Streisand effect" page.


The whole thing has been fun to watch, but that somebody added it to the wikipedia page just makes it better. Posterity is a biatch
 
2012-06-15 04:26:46 PM
Here's her latest blog post:


Friday, 15 June 2012
I think you know why I don't have a picture today but I will have on Monday! Thanks to everyone that has helped to get my blog back on track. I would have missed writing it a lot and I'm looking forward to sharing my dinners and yours.

I worried yesterday that I would never reach enough money to buy a Mary's Meal kitchen in Malawi (31 seconds!) but we have raised a total of £45,889.46 which is more than one kitchen! It could be many kitchens or one kitchen feeding many children for years.

A small thank you isn't enough so here's a big THANK YOU to you all!

See you on Monday,

VEG



Here's her blog as well.
 
2012-06-15 04:47:15 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I went to school in rural Missouri. Never had a bad lunch at school. The German grannies cooking there was wonderful. From scratch cooking.


Our school cafeteria was unbelievably good too. Small town Northeast Texas. They made bread from scratch.
 
2012-06-15 05:19:22 PM
blog.al.com

GIS for my highschool.
Fark: Its in South Alabama and the shiat stain's name is Omar Hammami
 
2012-06-15 05:21:01 PM
oh yeah, lunches sucked but we could leave and go to the gas station/taco bell.
 
2012-06-15 06:40:39 PM

thisisarepeat: [blog.al.com image 453x362]

GIS for my highschool.
Fark: Its in South Alabama and the shiat stain's name is Omar Hammami


"Wait a minute. Are those subtitles?"
 
2012-06-15 08:33:18 PM
76.12.105.174

what showed up for mine.

that's 5 years after i graduated, though.

/at least one is a sister of someone who i went to school with.
 
2012-06-15 10:13:43 PM
I went to 2 high schools. They were "normal" schools when I went there

One ended up as a fundie christian college
The other became a Catholic High School

You gotta pour that crap about invisible sky wizards into their heads when they are young.
 
2012-06-15 10:23:43 PM

Mr.Hawk: LAUSD menu for this week at my kids school:

breakfast

Whole Wheat Chicken Biscuit
Orange Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Black Bean Burger
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Sweet Potato Bites
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Quaker Oatmeal Bar
Choice of Milk

TUESDAYJune 12, 2012
breakfast

Maple Whole Grain Waffle
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Ancho Chili Chicken w/Yakisoba
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Celery Sticks
Knight`s Local Orange
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Whole Grain Blueberry Muffin
Choice of Milk

WEDNESDAYJune 13, 2012
breakfast

Whole Wheat Bagel
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Oven Baked Pizza
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
SIDE CHOICE:
Omega Fruit Cup (Plums)
Fresh Grapes
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Goldfish Crackers
Choice of Milk

THURSDAYJune 14, 2012
breakfast

Whole Grain Banana Bread
String Cheese
Knight`s Local Orange
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Turkey Burger
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Baby Carrots
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk ...


So if you are Vegan, your choice is BLACK BEAN BURGER every day?
 
2012-06-15 10:33:05 PM

FatherDale: In third grade, my teacher told me to sit right there until I ate my kale. After the principal saw me sitting alone in the lunchroom an hour later, she came and retrieved me. I was prepared to sit there until the end of the school year before I'd eat that garbage.


LOL, true story when I was in KinderGarten we had "cowboys and indians" day or something like that and we had a pow-wow out on the playground with our class and we ate beans, cold out of the can with hot dogs.

/very authentic
//MN
 
2012-06-16 06:59:19 AM

FatherDale: In third grade, my teacher told me to sit right there until I ate my kale. After the principal saw me sitting alone in the lunchroom an hour later, she came and retrieved me. I was prepared to sit there until the end of the school year before I'd eat that garbage.


Back in 4th or 5th grade I decided that I didn't want lunch one day. Nothing major, wasn't out to cause anything; I just didn't generally like the meals there and I didn't feel like eating at the moment.

One of the teachers' assistants decided it was necessary to sit me down at a table away from the others (coincidentally also the table that everyone coming into the lunch room had to go by) for as long as it took. Two hours sitting there bored out of my skull and having to look at/smell the shiatty sloppy joes that they served.

I still don't get what she was thinking.
 
2012-06-16 11:16:05 AM

ski9600: Mr.Hawk: LAUSD menu for this week at my kids school:

breakfast

Whole Wheat Chicken Biscuit
Orange Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Black Bean Burger
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Sweet Potato Bites
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Quaker Oatmeal Bar
Choice of Milk

TUESDAYJune 12, 2012
breakfast

Maple Whole Grain Waffle
Fresh Apple
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Ancho Chili Chicken w/Yakisoba
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Celery Sticks
Knight`s Local Orange
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Whole Grain Blueberry Muffin
Choice of Milk

WEDNESDAYJune 13, 2012
breakfast

Whole Wheat Bagel
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Oven Baked Pizza
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
SIDE CHOICE:
Omega Fruit Cup (Plums)
Fresh Grapes
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

after school

Goldfish Crackers
Choice of Milk

THURSDAYJune 14, 2012
breakfast

Whole Grain Banana Bread
String Cheese
Knight`s Local Orange
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk

lunch

ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Turkey Burger
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Baby Carrots
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lac ...




If your 7 year old is a vegan, I feel very sorry for him/her. I doubt it is by choice...
 
2012-06-16 12:26:59 PM

ski9600: Mr.Hawk: LAUSD menu for this week at my kids school:

breakfast

Whole Wheat Chicken Biscuit
Orange Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk...


ENTRÉE CHOICE:
Turkey Burger
Black Bean Burger
100% Charbroiled Beef Burger Slider
w/Shredded Lettuce & Tomato
Oven Baked Pizza
SIDE CHOICE:
Baby Carrots
Apple Juice
1% Low Fat White Milk
Fat Free White Milk
Fat Free Lactose Milk ...

So if you are Vegan, your choice is BLACK BEAN BURGER every day?




Being an attention whore has its price.
 
2012-06-16 03:18:29 PM

OniExpress: FatherDale: In third grade, my teacher told me to sit right there until I ate my kale. After the principal saw me sitting alone in the lunchroom an hour later, she came and retrieved me. I was prepared to sit there until the end of the school year before I'd eat that garbage.

Back in 4th or 5th grade I decided that I didn't want lunch one day. Nothing major, wasn't out to cause anything; I just didn't generally like the meals there and I didn't feel like eating at the moment.

One of the teachers' assistants decided it was necessary to sit me down at a table away from the others (coincidentally also the table that everyone coming into the lunch room had to go by) for as long as it took. Two hours sitting there bored out of my skull and having to look at/smell the shiatty sloppy joes that they served.

I still don't get what she was thinking.


I had a similar thing happen when I was in second grade. This was at a small elementary school in Goshen, Oregon. I didn't like what they were serving for lunch so I ate very little. The school principal decided that I should eat more and actually tried to force feed me my lunch. I clamped my lips shut and refused to take even a single bite and in frustration she grabbed me by the arm and hauled my down to the school office.

She called my grandma (I was raised by my grandparents) and told her that I was going to be punished for not eating my lunch by staying for an hour after school so I'd need to be picked up since I'd be missing the school bus. My grandma was at the school within 10 minutes, threatening to tear the principal a new one for punishing a child because they didn't like what was for lunch. She also chewed her out for humiliating me by trying to feed me like a baby in front of the student body.
 
2012-06-18 05:07:46 AM

Mr.Hawk: If your 7 year old is a vegan, I feel very sorry for him/her. I doubt it is by choice...


Generally I agree, but I've known a lot of kids that won't touch meat "because of the animals". As far as I'm concerned, let them not eat it; saves money on therapy later on because "they made me eat animals". I don't honestly care what someone eats.
 
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