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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".
 
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