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2014-06-11 12:02:32 AM
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And remember, if the school doesn't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!
 
2014-06-11 01:07:44 AM

DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 310x310]

And remember, if the school doesn't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!


Annnnnd...I'll get the lights.
 
2014-06-11 01:27:22 AM
"...$75 dollar yearbooks..."

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2014-06-11 05:39:38 AM
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Come getcha some!
 
2014-06-11 05:43:53 AM
Students get a hair dryer and have a fark the administration party.
 
2014-06-11 05:48:17 AM
The yearbooks are not digital? What year is this?
 
2014-06-11 06:02:02 AM

August11: The yearbooks are not digital? What year is this?


Funny you mention that. I just started re-watching the first season of Just Shoot Me. Maya and the others are high on Chinese "candy". She has just finished the paste up of the issue when the board falls and all the pages are scattered.

I realized it wasn't that long ago that we weren't digital. I'm old, but I think digital has changed things for the better.

Now, can we change the name of this country to Puritanica?
 
2014-06-11 06:02:49 AM

calbert: "...$75 dollar yearbooks..."

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That's been about average for well over a decade, where have you been?
 
2014-06-11 06:05:27 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: Maya and the others are high on Chinese "candy".


I prefer Smile Dip. Those German know raves candy.

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2014-06-11 06:09:50 AM

August11: The yearbooks are not digital? What year is this?


You know that transition would involve some kind of insane DRM that only worked on one platform and could never be retrieved once you changed hardware. If book and music publishers are greedy and controlling, yearbook publishers are Jamie Dimon.
 
2014-06-11 06:28:18 AM

foxyshadis: calbert: "...$75 dollar yearbooks..."

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That's been about average for well over a decade, where have you been?


Maybe Calbert is referring to a writer who writes, in effect, "Seventy-five dollar dollar yearbooks"  ?
 
2014-06-11 06:30:02 AM

doglover: AMonkey'sUncle: Maya and the others are high on Chinese "candy".

I prefer Smile Dip. Those German know raves candy.

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German?

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2014-06-11 06:37:44 AM

corq: DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 310x310]

And remember, if the school doesn't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!

Annnnnd...I'll get the lights.


Stop memeing that meme. I don't think that meme memes what you think it memes.
 
2014-06-11 06:42:39 AM
Wouldn't the time for censorship be BEFORE the book was submitted for publication?  Where was the "journalism" teacher that should have been supervising the editing and making sure the kids weren't going to get themselves in trouble?
 
2014-06-11 06:52:20 AM

foxyshadis: August11: The yearbooks are not digital? What year is this?

You know that transition would involve some kind of insane DRM that only worked on one platform and could never be retrieved once you changed hardware. If book and music publishers are greedy and controlling, yearbook publishers are Jamie Dimon.


Wouldn't a digital yearbook just be a student run school blog?
 
2014-06-11 07:06:27 AM
Good to see we are teaching our kids to be compliant little bureaucrats. Today they learned redaction, tomorrow the shredder!
 
2014-06-11 07:10:05 AM
Just make the yearbook the Bible.
 
2014-06-11 07:15:48 AM

Fark like a Barsoomian: corq: DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 310x310]

And remember, if the school doesn't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!

Annnnnd...I'll get the lights.

Stop memeing that meme. I don't think that meme memes what you think it memes.


You're just afraid of the dark, aren't you?

It's okay.  Someone will turn the lights back on before too long.
 
2014-06-11 07:17:32 AM

tekmonkey: Good to see we are teaching our kids to be compliant little bureaucrats. Today they learned redaction, tomorrow the shredder!


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2014-06-11 07:18:14 AM

tekmonkey: Good to see we are teaching our kids to be compliant little bureaucrats. Today they learned redaction, tomorrow the shredder!


I did not spit up my coffee. But I came damn close.
 
2014-06-11 07:32:54 AM
There's no reason to censor any of those quotes.
 
2014-06-11 07:35:02 AM
That was pretty half-assed. When I worked for a yearbook company as a Photoshop monkey, all we needed from the customer for this sort of problem was info about what needed to be cut, and we'd try to make it look decent. Either the school went with a bad company, or the tape was designed to make the censorship utterly obvious.
 
2014-06-11 07:38:20 AM

Teresaol31: Wouldn't the time for censorship be BEFORE the book was submitted for publication?


I'm going to go ahead and say the time for censorship is never!
 
2014-06-11 07:42:27 AM

calbert: "...$75 dollar yearbooks..."


I was wondering about that.

I remember High School yearbooks being about $30, 20 years ago.  That sounds like way above the rate of inflation.

Did this school get an overpriced printer or something?
 
2014-06-11 07:56:34 AM
This sounds like they destroyed my property.  I paid 75$ for the book, they destroyed it with tape.  I am not accepting damaged goods.
 
2014-06-11 07:59:30 AM

Silverstaff: calbert: "...$75 dollar yearbooks..."

I was wondering about that.

I remember High School yearbooks being about $30, 20 years ago.  That sounds like way above the rate of inflation.

Did this school get an overpriced printer or something?


The last yearbook thread I got quotes for about $20-25 for yearbooks, and nice 'leather' bound ones, so I assume the school pockets the rest as profit.

And again why don't a class get together and make their own yearbook free from principal and school board rules and censorship? And it looks like it could save them money as well.
 
2014-06-11 08:04:47 AM
If ya can't duct it, fark it.
 
2014-06-11 08:08:54 AM
Senior quotes are a students last chance to try to buck the system. This time they lost. They need to take that as a life lesson and move on. What you do has consequences and you will not like some of those consequences.
 
2014-06-11 08:17:13 AM
It's a sad fact for school administrators that the cute little elementary school students that they all know and love in first grade sometimes turn into snarky proto-adults with pretty decent senses of humor by the time high school ends.

The latina/white girl combo was funny as hell, in my opinion.
 
2014-06-11 08:19:55 AM

Teresaol31: Wouldn't the time for censorship be BEFORE the book was submitted for publication?  Where was the "journalism" teacher that should have been supervising the editing and making sure the kids weren't going to get themselves in trouble?


Currently being reamed out for failure to properly supervise the yearbook staff and failure to read through and approve the final rough draft before sending it to the printer
 
2014-06-11 08:28:11 AM

corq: DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 310x310]

And remember, if the school doesn't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!

Annnnnd...I'll get the lights.


Indeed...

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
 
2014-06-11 08:54:53 AM

Flint Ironstag: Silverstaff: calbert: "...$75 dollar yearbooks..."

I was wondering about that.

I remember High School yearbooks being about $30, 20 years ago.  That sounds like way above the rate of inflation.

Did this school get an overpriced printer or something?

The last yearbook thread I got quotes for about $20-25 for yearbooks, and nice 'leather' bound ones, so I assume the school pockets the rest as profit.

And again why don't a class get together and make their own yearbook free from principal and school board rules and censorship? And it looks like it could save them money as well.


I think yearbook companies have a psuedo monopoly going on. There aren't a whole lot of them and quite often, they are affiliated with the company that does the school pictures in some way or another.

I graduated in '95. It seems like my sr. year, the yearbook was less than $50 (probably between $30 and $50). Despite going to a school with 3,000 students, it wasn't a huge publication. If it was an inch thick, I'd be surpised (that's what she said). I swear, the yearbooks at the schools I've worked at are 3-4 times as big. They put a heck of alot more stuff in now, and everything is in color.
 
2014-06-11 08:57:00 AM

70Ford: tekmonkey: Good to see we are teaching our kids to be compliant little bureaucrats. Today they learned redaction, tomorrow the shredder!



Did they just add in a random black dude for that cover? and place him in a location that basically means he'd have to be half-merged with that other dude in the same row? I'm more interested in the story behind this than I ought to be.
 
2014-06-11 08:59:30 AM

State_College_Arsonist: That was pretty half-assed. When I worked for a yearbook company as a Photoshop monkey, all we needed from the customer for this sort of problem was info about what needed to be cut, and we'd try to make it look decent. Either the school went with a bad company, or the tape was designed to make the censorship utterly obvious.


It sounds like they didn't notice the "offensive" quotes (not offensive) until the books were already delivered. The duct tape was a DIY solution by the administration with a stick up its ass, not the yearbook company.
 
2014-06-11 09:11:23 AM
All the parents should demand refunds. Do charge backs if they allowed credit card payments if the school balks.
 
2014-06-11 09:14:18 AM

Teresaol31: Wouldn't the time for censorship be BEFORE the book was submitted for publication?  Where was the "journalism" teacher that should have been supervising the editing and making sure the kids weren't going to get themselves in trouble?


At the schools I've worked at, the teacher doing the yearbook class isn't consistent. It changes every few yeats because it is a hell of a lot of work with very few rewards. With budget cuts, it isn't a stipend position and the teacher gets no extra prep. Yearbook is usually 1-2 classes a day. The teacher is teaching 'regular' classes the rest of the day.

It isn't like back in the day when you had a 'journalism' class and the teacher did the school newspaper and the yearbook. Now it's just some random schlep that takes on the task for a few years.
 
2014-06-11 09:24:52 AM

namegoeshere: State_College_Arsonist: That was pretty half-assed. When I worked for a yearbook company as a Photoshop monkey, all we needed from the customer for this sort of problem was info about what needed to be cut, and we'd try to make it look decent. Either the school went with a bad company, or the tape was designed to make the censorship utterly obvious.

It sounds like they didn't notice the "offensive" quotes (not offensive) until the books were already delivered. The duct tape was a DIY solution by the administration with a stick up its ass, not the yearbook company.


Ah, I see what you mean.  I simply assumed that it was done to the layouts before digitizing and printing, since tape can rather easily be removed from glossy paper without too much damage.  Guess I gave the administrators too much credit.
 
2014-06-11 09:26:10 AM

Girl Pants: Did they just add in a random black dude for that cover? and place him in a location that basically means he'd have to be half-merged with that other dude in the same row? I'm more interested in the story behind this than I ought to be.


Yep.  Happened back in 2000.   Here's some information about it.
 
2014-06-11 09:42:19 AM

Radak: Girl Pants: Did they just add in a random black dude for that cover? and place him in a location that basically means he'd have to be half-merged with that other dude in the same row? I'm more interested in the story behind this than I ought to be.

Yep.  Happened back in 2000.   Here's some information about it.


The funny thing is, they had to go back to 1994 to find a pic of a black student to use.
 
Biv
2014-06-11 10:11:56 AM
So let me get this straight.  Even the mention of race is now racist?
 
2014-06-11 10:24:58 AM

Biv: So let me get this straight.  Even the mention of race is now racist?


Your comment has been flagged as racist. REPORTED

/brb
//off to find duct tape
 
2014-06-11 10:48:39 AM

namegoeshere: Biv: So let me get this straight.  Even the mention of race is now racist?

Your comment has been flagged as racist. REPORTED

/brb
//off to find duct tape


Well, I certainly find THIS offensive.  Where was it that I'm supposed to complain about things in life that I don't like, but are not within anyone's reasonable control?
 
2014-06-11 10:58:48 AM

stewbert: All the parents should demand refunds. Do charge backs if they allowed credit card payments if the school balks.


A lawsuit and criminal charges would be more appropriate.  Or gather a few parents together and beat the living shiat out of the people responsible.  Then press charges against them.
 
2014-06-11 11:01:48 AM
Yeah Sabino High.  This is my two son's school.  The boys had fun uncovering the tape (not duct tape, much harder to take off) to find the "super offensive" quotes (my wife helped).  The elder son said the funniest part was that the girl that was the head of the yearbook committee, had her own quote censored.  So she had to tape out her own quote.  Of course you know where this leads.  Both boys are already thinking of the most offensive quotes they can think of.  One other thing to keep in mind is this is an affluent high school in Tucson AZ.  Tucson is the least racist places I've ever been.  When these kids talk about race they might as well be talking about hair color or social order.  Goths, Mexicans, Jocks, WhiteGirls, Nerds, whatever.  It's just another group that means as much or as little as any other identifying group characteristic.
 
2014-06-11 11:27:12 AM

Teresaol31: Wouldn't the time for censorship be BEFORE the book was submitted for publication?  Where was the "journalism" teacher that should have been supervising the editing and making sure the kids weren't going to get themselves in trouble?


This is a good school with mostly good kids.  The quotes that got censored where all sarcastic or only offensive to PC lawyers.  The teacher knows most of these kids and knew that the quotes wouldn't be taken as anything but sarcastic fun.  But I think what happend was, once the book was printed someone from TUSD legal got ahold of it.  Then the teacher and the yearbook students are faced with an order from above. "cover up any referece to drugs, alcohol or race, or your teacher gets fired and you don't graduate" So now you have several hundered books with 20 or so quotes.  The student yearbook commitee was up most of the night in order to get them out the door to the Senoirs that were graduating the next day.

 

foxyshadis: August11: The yearbooks are not digital? What year is this?

You know that transition would involve some kind of insane DRM that only worked on one platform and could never be retrieved once you changed hardware. If book and music publishers are greedy and controlling, yearbook publishers are Jamie Dimon.


The yearbook is not a book in that it isn't just there so kids can see photos.  It is a keepsake and something for their friends to write notes in.  They all know each others phone number, email, facebook, and twitter account so keeping in touch isn't a problem but they want something they can pull out to show their grand kids.  I doubt are will still be "web" pages 55 years from now, but my dad still has his high school yearbook from 1959.
 
2014-06-11 11:33:18 AM
I made what I thought were clever and controversial comments in my 70's Arizona HS yearbook.  By now they just sound sorta stupid.

/pass the duct tape
 
2014-06-11 11:38:35 AM
FTA:

the school made the student yearbook staff do the tape censoring

Now, that's really bizarre.  Still, if a building that size suddenly stood up and told me to do something, I'd probably do it.
 
2014-06-11 11:53:00 AM

Biv: So let me get this straight.  Even the mention of race is now racist?


Only a liberal is allowed to mention race
 
2014-06-11 12:02:50 PM

MonoChango: They all know each others phone number, email, facebook, and twitter account so keeping in touch isn't a problem but they want something they can pull out to show their grand kids.


Mine was too full of vulgar limericks and crudely-drawn penis pictures for the grandkids.
 
2014-06-11 12:16:13 PM

elev8meL8r: Mine was too full of vulgar limericks and crudely-drawn penis pictures for the grandkids.


You don't think kids find crudely-drawn penis pictures funny?
 
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