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(ARL Now)   ScIenCe TeAcHer leArnS spiCIng Up an elemeNts quiz WiTh a GeORge FloYd PuN Is a Bad Idea   (arlnow.com) divider line
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2020-11-20 1:44:00 PM  
That's actually a much better pun than the rest of the quiz, just in very poor taste.

A Noble attempt?


Tommy Chong's daughter, _______, also went on to a moderately successful acting career.
 
2020-11-20 2:45:04 PM  
SICTAHASCIUNWTGORFYPNIBI

Hrm.
Big caustic has it frowning yp?
 
2020-11-20 2:49:28 PM  
Sigh.  I wince when I see ARLnow in the left-hand column, because it usually means someone in my community has gone and done been stupid.  This is one of those times.  Was the question insensitive?  Yes.  Was the question inappropriate?  Yes.  Should the teacher have used better judgment?  Yes.

Do I think the question is overtly racist or included with racist intent?  No.  Hell, I'd bet the teacher thought he was being "woke" and "on point" by bringing a current event into his curriculum. But that he could so badly misjudge how it'd be perceived reflects an implicit racism issue (or at least an ignorance of implicit racism) that he's going to now have a long time to contemplate outside the classroom.
 
2020-11-20 2:55:30 PM  

Myrdinn: SICTAHASCIUNWTGORFYPNIBI


STeAcHeAr ClUN WiTh GeORg FlY PUNIsBAI?
 
2020-11-20 3:00:07 PM  
I was going to make an obligatory chemistry pun, but Na.
 
2020-11-20 3:11:03 PM  
I was going to make an elemental pun but all the good ones Argon.
 
2020-11-20 3:11:17 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Myrdinn: SICTAHASCIUNWTGORFYPNIBI

STeAcHeAr ClUN WiTh GeORg FlY PUNIsBAI?


Is it some kind of code text?

I don't get it either.
 
2020-11-20 3:12:01 PM  

Myrdinn: SICTAHASCIUNWTGORFYPNIBI

Hrm.
Big caustic has it frowning yp?


It's an anagram for "FIT CITY COUP BRAINWASHINGS".

/Study it out
 
2020-11-20 3:12:32 PM  
"White silence"
 
2020-11-20 3:13:13 PM  
I bet they Plutonium on paid leave.
 
2020-11-20 3:13:35 PM  
Should have gone with BESURETODRINKYOUROVALTINE.
 
2020-11-20 3:16:13 PM  
On Thursday, Superintendent Francisco Durán weighed in, with an email sent to all APS families.

I've worked with this guy.  He's definitely not going to take this lightly.
 
2020-11-20 3:17:23 PM  

bughunter: I bet they Plutonium on paid leave.


Did they tell the teacher "Au better find another job"

/its gold, Jerry, gold!
 
2020-11-20 3:17:46 PM  
Maybe they'll choose to Ba him in an unmarked grave now.
 
2020-11-20 3:18:12 PM  
Sodium Actinium Phosphorus will hear about this.
 
2020-11-20 3:18:22 PM  
TeAcHeRs DeSeRvE hIgHeR sAlArIeS.
 
2020-11-20 3:18:33 PM  
"...how do you even make a George Floyd pun?"

*checks*

"...oh. oh wow."

Yeah, that's gonna make your life hard for a bit, haha.
 
2020-11-20 3:19:37 PM  
Odly a Boron wood bake such ad idsedsitive pun.

/i hab a bad cohd
 
2020-11-20 3:19:55 PM  
Why would the FBI conduct a xene on the criminal's hideout?
 
2020-11-20 3:20:42 PM  

KingOfTown: I was going to make an obligatory chemistry pun, but Na.


No need to get salty.
 
2020-11-20 3:21:31 PM  
Gallows humour is not for high school science class.

English class yes, because we must learn how to read satire, and those recipes for Irish babies come in handy in Home Ec.
 
2020-11-20 3:21:37 PM  
The teacher could have still used that pun without offending anyone (whose opinion matters)

"A whole lot of right wingers threw pathetic tantrums because Colin Kaepernick put his ---- on the ground."
 
2020-11-20 3:23:07 PM  
Good going, Einsteinium.
 
2020-11-20 3:25:46 PM  

merlinsbeard: Sodium Actinium Phosphorus will hear about this.


I remember a few years ago there was a fark story about a girl in HS that on her yearbook page listed a bunch of elements and I think it ended up saying ""fark biatches get paid" or something like that.
 
2020-11-20 3:26:27 PM  
I studied humanities, so all these chemistry puns have me out of my element.
 
2020-11-20 3:26:47 PM  
Generationally speaking, an As Xenon TV question might fly right over the heads of those youngsters.
 
2020-11-20 3:28:14 PM  

Altimus Prime: Sigh.  I wince when I see ARLnow in the left-hand column, because it usually means someone in my community has gone and done been stupid.  This is one of those times.  Was the question insensitive?  Yes.  Was the question inappropriate?  Yes.  Should the teacher have used better judgment?  Yes.

Do I think the question is overtly racist or included with racist intent?  No.  Hell, I'd bet the teacher thought he was being "woke" and "on point" by bringing a current event into his curriculum. But that he could so badly misjudge how it'd be perceived reflects an implicit racism issue (or at least an ignorance of implicit racism) that he's going to now have a long time to contemplate outside the classroom.


I don't know man the amount of insensitivity in that pun goes way beyond just simple stupidity it's got to be something more than just simple insensitive and simple stupidity because that is way ridiculously insensitive
 
2020-11-20 3:28:56 PM  

KingOfTown: I was going to make an obligatory chemistry pun, but Na.


I Cu. Good one
 
2020-11-20 3:37:50 PM  
ATAB

#DefundTeachers
 
2020-11-20 3:38:25 PM  
Too soon
 
2020-11-20 3:41:31 PM  
Sodium sodium sodium sodium sodium sodium sodium sodium Batman!

/Boneheaded move on the quiz
 
2020-11-20 3:43:18 PM  
Teacher thought that neon could not cause a reaction.
 
2020-11-20 3:47:08 PM  

Altimus Prime: Sigh.  I wince when I see ARLnow in the left-hand column, because it usually means someone in my community has gone and done been stupid.  This is one of those times.  Was the question insensitive?  Yes.  Was the question inappropriate?  Yes.  Should the teacher have used better judgment?  Yes.

Do I think the question is overtly racist or included with racist intent?  No.  Hell, I'd bet the teacher thought he was being "woke" and "on point" by bringing a current event into his curriculum. But that he could so badly misjudge how it'd be perceived reflects an implicit racism issue (or at least an ignorance of implicit racism) that he's going to now have a long time to contemplate outside the classroom.


totally agree.  There's also a smattering of "too soon" in there.

should have stuck with Amelia Earhart and her obsession with Radium
 
2020-11-20 3:47:58 PM  

merlinsbeard: Sodium Actinium Phosphorus will hear about this.


I remember a few years ago there was a fark story about a girl in HS that on her yearbook page listed a bunch of elements and I think it ended up saying ""fark biatches get paid" or something like that.

That would be Flourine Boron Germanium Tellurium Palladium or:

FBGeTePd
 
2020-11-20 3:51:22 PM  
Completely separately from the insensitivity of the question... Are pun-based quizzes really a good way to test students?
 
2020-11-20 3:56:49 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: Teacher thought that neon could not cause a reaction.


OK, that's pretty good.

I'll Allow It.gif
 
2020-11-20 3:58:05 PM  

Altimus Prime: Sigh.  I wince when I see ARLnow in the left-hand column, because it usually means someone in my community has gone and done been stupid.  This is one of those times.  Was the question insensitive?  Yes.  Was the question inappropriate?  Yes.  Should the teacher have used better judgment?  Yes.

Do I think the question is overtly racist or included with racist intent?  No.  Hell, I'd bet the teacher thought he was being "woke" and "on point" by bringing a current event into his curriculum. But that he could so badly misjudge how it'd be perceived reflects an implicit racism issue (or at least an ignorance of implicit racism) that he's going to now have a long time to contemplate outside the classroom.


Yeah. This comes across as tasteless, but not intending to be offensive.
 
2020-11-20 4:02:21 PM  

phenn: TeAcHeRs DeSeRvE hIgHeR sAlArIeS.


Actually, if you paid teachers more, you wouldn't have to hire people that were willing to work for what teachers are currently paid.

So, while this particular teacher doesn't seem to deserve more, if more had been offered initially, his position might have been filled by someone who would have been good at it.
 
2020-11-20 4:05:05 PM  

merlinsbeard: Sodium Actinium Phosphorus will hear about this.


So, I almost replied "NAACK?" Until I realized I was thinking of potassium.
 
2020-11-20 4:05:46 PM  
'The reference showed extremely poor judgement and a blatant disregard for African American lives."

So this offends you as an African American?
Fark user imageView Full Size

No, it offends me as a comedian.
 
2020-11-20 4:10:15 PM  
After the seventeenth racial sensitivity seminar email announcement in three months, I asked my boss if they aren't worried that they're choking the life out of this diversity awareness fad.

/ Not really
// I may have a sick side but I'm not stupid
/// You don't fark with public-sector golden calves
 
2020-11-20 4:10:37 PM  

Iniamyen: Completely separately from the insensitivity of the question... Are pun-based quizzes really a good way to test students?


csb: I had the worst freshman physics teacher in history. It was a lecture hall class and he was so bad, he had hecklers. On our last exam, he wrote a question that started with the teacher throwing a ruler at a student who was heckling him. He gave us the velocity and length of the ruler and we had to calculate the foreshortening of the ruler that the theory of relativity would predict. Fun times.
 
2020-11-20 4:15:44 PM  

bughunter: I was going to make an elemental pun but all the good ones Argon.


Congrats on making the same joke that is in TFA on the quiz itself.
 
2020-11-20 4:21:21 PM  

waxbeans: Altimus Prime: Sigh.  I wince when I see ARLnow in the left-hand column, because it usually means someone in my community has gone and done been stupid.  This is one of those times.  Was the question insensitive?  Yes.  Was the question inappropriate?  Yes.  Should the teacher have used better judgment?  Yes.

Do I think the question is overtly racist or included with racist intent?  No.  Hell, I'd bet the teacher thought he was being "woke" and "on point" by bringing a current event into his curriculum. But that he could so badly misjudge how it'd be perceived reflects an implicit racism issue (or at least an ignorance of implicit racism) that he's going to now have a long time to contemplate outside the classroom.

I don't know man the amount of insensitivity in that pun goes way beyond just simple stupidity it's got to be something more than just simple insensitive and simple stupidity because that is way ridiculously insensitive


I took it as edgelordy type shiat. I can see how one could easily take it as racist intent though.

Either way, really stupid.
 
2020-11-20 4:45:33 PM  
Wow. I mean, how do you even write that and think it's gonna slide?  Wonder what other stupid shiite dude has said in class.
 
2020-11-20 4:46:19 PM  

groppet: merlinsbeard: Sodium Actinium Phosphorus will hear about this.

I remember a few years ago there was a fark story about a girl in HS that on her yearbook page listed a bunch of elements and I think it ended up saying ""fark biatches get paid" or something like that.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-20 4:58:19 PM  

cousin-merle: bughunter: I was going to make an elemental pun but all the good ones Argon.

Congrats on making the same joke that is in TFA on the quiz itself.


None of my ideas are original.

Ever.
 
2020-11-20 5:55:32 PM  
NERDS!.jpg

Or is it, NERDS!.jpeg?
 
2020-11-20 6:33:14 PM  
I'm more offended by the fact that this quiz tests nothing of the content that it's designed to assess.  George Floyd's murder has absolutely nothing to do with neon.
 
2020-11-20 6:49:09 PM  

thehighesttree: Maybe they'll choose to Ba him in an unmarked grave now.


Unless they can Cm of his insensitivity
 
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