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(Yakima Herald Republic)   Not News: Washington School Closed today. Still Not News: Due to weather. Fark: Due to freak weather incident: a giant, shining orb in the sky that is terrifying locals   (yakimaherald.com) divider line 84
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2013-05-03 10:06:59 AM  
Rarely is the question asked "Is our children learning"?
Spoiler: No, they aren't. Cause they got the day off. Cause it's sunny.

/facepalm
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-03 10:14:36 AM  
That shining orb is a well documented health risk, so much that daily advisories warn people about the current danger level.
 
2013-05-03 10:19:41 AM  
Maybe it's a Black Hole Sun. Those seem to scare people in that part of the country.
 
2013-05-03 10:30:56 AM  
Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link
 
2013-05-03 10:30:58 AM  
If you've ever lived in the Pacific Northwest you would understand completely why this private school chose to do that.

There is a reason Lewis and Clark named it cape foul weather. (Cape disappointment now)
 
2013-05-03 10:45:32 AM  

ZAZ: That shining orb is a well documented health risk, so much that daily advisories warn people about the current danger level.


It's also known to the state of California to cause cancer.
 
2013-05-03 10:47:12 AM  
Kids these days... I used to walk 8 miles in the sun, uphills both ways!
 
2013-05-03 10:47:38 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link


You're just asking to be locked in the closet, aren't you.
 
2013-05-03 10:48:07 AM  
well, sh*t, I thought it was a really cool story.
 
2013-05-03 10:48:45 AM  
holy crap.. educatorsthat are not assholes
 
2013-05-03 10:49:15 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link


That is what I thought of first when I read the article, although I didn't remember the name.
 
2013-05-03 10:50:12 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Approves of the power of the Sun.
 
2013-05-03 10:50:30 AM  
As a manager, I often tell folks to take "Well Days" because sometimes it's just too damn nice to come to work. So long as I get some notice, I am good with that. Good on 'em...
 
2013-05-03 10:50:39 AM  
When I was in boarding school, we did this.  We had one or two "Headmaster's Days" per year.

/so what
 
2013-05-03 10:51:09 AM  
But who's going to babysit the chirrun, since they aren't being institutionally warehoused...excuse me, "learning and socializing" today?
 
2013-05-03 10:51:39 AM  

hubiestubert: As a manager, I often tell folks to take "Well Days" because sometimes it's just too damn nice to come to work. So long as I get some notice, I am good with that. Good on 'em...


Can I work for you? I'd probably be fired outright from my current job.
 
2013-05-03 10:51:54 AM  
It burns! The yellow face, it burns us!
 
2013-05-03 10:52:11 AM  

MarkEC: That is what I thought of first when I read the article, although I didn't remember the name.


I tracked it down by looking up the planet Venus in fiction via Wikipedia only to find I'd been beaten like a carpet.
 
2013-05-03 10:53:18 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link


I respect Bradbury so highly as an author that it makes me feel very uneasy that his works are pirated online.
Even if he is one year dead.
 
2013-05-03 10:53:35 AM  
What a cunning stunt!
 
2013-05-03 10:54:10 AM  
That's gotta piss some parents off.

Good for the kids though
 
2013-05-03 10:54:28 AM  
In Western Washington, we take our nice weather seriously this time of year.  We normally plan for rain until the 5th of July, so any time the sun comes out from behind the clouds, everybody drops everything and goes outside to enjoy it.  This year has been just about the best start to spring/summer that I can remember, so it was only a matter of time before somebody officially sanctioned a sun break.
 
2013-05-03 10:55:36 AM  

Walker: Rarely is the question asked "Is our children learning"?
Spoiler: No, they aren't. Cause they got the day off. Cause it's sunny.

/facepalm


Not sure if serious...
 
2013-05-03 10:56:50 AM  

kvinesknows: holy crap.. educatorsthat are not assholes


CSB time:

When my dad was in college and on a nice spring day in April the professor walked into the room, looked around, and said "Gentlemen, it is spring." and picked up his stuff and walked right out of the room.

/Columbia was still all-male at the time.
 
2013-05-03 10:56:53 AM  
At first I was like huh?  Then I thought about it and now I figure what the hell.  Good on you Mr. Principal.  Might be bullshiat but I bet the kids pay attention better in a positive environment where they like the teachers and administrators.
 
2013-05-03 10:57:40 AM  
It's not the sun! It's the Dragon of the North Sea!
 
2013-05-03 10:58:07 AM  

darth_badger: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x276]

Approves of the power of the Sun.


Looks like he's rearing back for one hell of a spanking.
 
2013-05-03 11:00:26 AM  
Here in the Pacific Northwest Rain Factory, we take our little doses of sun very seriously. Why, I even got a freckle, during the summer of '98.
 
2013-05-03 11:04:23 AM  
ALL HAIL SOL INVICTUS!

Christian school, my ass. Should be inside cowering in the dark praying for forgiveness, the way god intended.
 
2013-05-03 11:08:00 AM  
It's Cthugha, one of the Great Old Ones, coming for the souls that we have promised.  If we do not feed him souls, our world will be destroyed by his great wrath.
 
2013-05-03 11:10:31 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link


Canby? How do you even know where that is?
 
2013-05-03 11:11:02 AM  

derpy: We had one or two "Headmaster's Days" per year


i'll bet you did

media.avclub.com
 
2013-05-03 11:13:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link


That story made me so mad when I read it the first time.

"Are those kids going to jail?"
 "No"
"Well they should"
 
zez
2013-05-03 11:17:28 AM  
Sorry, I was stuck in the closet, did I miss anything?
 
2013-05-03 11:18:44 AM  
Another headline :

Thousands of Washingtonians looking for sunglasses from last year's sunny day
 
2013-05-03 11:19:29 AM  
Yeah! It's a Sun Day today and everyone gets the day off from school."


Sounds quite Pagan-y. Sol is a false idol and you've now broken half of the commandments.
 
zez
2013-05-03 11:24:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Jesus, you people, do I have to do everything?

Link


As someone with seasonal affective disorder that story makes me upset just thinking about it.
 
2013-05-03 11:26:22 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: If you've ever lived in the Pacific Northwest you would understand completely why this private school chose to do that.

There is a reason Lewis and Clark named it cape foul weather. (Cape disappointment now)


In the diary they kept overwintering at Fort Clatsop, everyday mentioned rain.
 
2013-05-03 11:29:09 AM  

hubiestubert: As a manager, I often tell folks to take "Well Days" because sometimes it's just too damn nice to come to work. So long as I get some notice, I am good with that. Good on 'em...


Our manager calls them "mental health" days. Basically as long as there's coverage in the department you can relax without the stress of making plans. Happy employees are more productive.. yada yada.

/I'm about due for one here.
 
2013-05-03 11:29:40 AM  
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-05-03 11:33:59 AM  

GleeUnit: In Western Washington, we take our nice weather seriously this time of year.  We normally plan for rain until the 5th of July, so any time the sun comes out from behind the clouds, everybody drops everything and goes outside to enjoy it.  This year has been just about the best start to spring/summer that I can remember, so it was only a matter of time before somebody officially sanctioned a sun break.


It seems like there's always at least a few days of good weather in early-mid May.  Ironic since more than once I've been to syttende mai (Norwegian Independence Day) celebrations in Ballard and the sun has been out.  The sound/smell of crisping, pasty white flesh is ghastly.
 
2013-05-03 11:34:15 AM  
Obligatory Almost Live: Summer in Seattle clip (youtube, SFW)
 
2013-05-03 11:35:06 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: If you've ever lived in the Pacific Northwest you would understand completely why this private school chose to do that.

There is a reason Lewis and Clark named it cape foul weather. (Cape disappointment now)


This.  Better to just let them have a day off than to have a school full of kids distracted by the nice weather that they could be outside enjoying.

/my teachers just moved class outside, but to each their own
 
2013-05-03 11:42:56 AM  
Giant orb?  Ohhh, you mean the gigantic UNSHIELDED NUCLEAR fusion REACTOR right?  The big orange thing yeah.

I seriously wonder how many people would panic if that was general knowledge (the majority seem to think it's a ball of fire).
 
2013-05-03 11:43:49 AM  

Walker: Rarely is the question asked "Is our children learning"?
Spoiler: No, they aren't. Cause they got the day off. Cause it's sunny.

/facepalm


Being in school =/= being educated.
 
2013-05-03 11:46:33 AM  
The sun is there
 
2013-05-03 11:47:15 AM  
"...And just so you know, it's now officially dusk, so turn your headlights on if you don't have them on already..."

Frequent evening reminder on Seattle radio because they really can't tell when day becomes night.
That's why I live in the desert.  And thanks PocketNinja, I had forgotten that story.  Bradbury was
always amazing.
 
2013-05-03 11:48:06 AM  

NutWrench: Obligatory Almost Live: Summer in Seattle clip (youtube, SFW)


Thank you.
 
2013-05-03 11:48:39 AM  

FunkOut: It burns! The yellow face, it burns us!


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-03 11:52:44 AM  
Looks like a thinly veiled cover for a non-paid furlough day for the teachers.  While the students may love it, aren't our children stupid enough?  They need all the book learnin' they can get.
 
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