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Re: “Fans will help pick MLS team's name, so let's keep this clean, OK people?

The Blanks.

The Suckers.

The Dullards.

The Long Cons.

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Posted by Your Screen Name Here on 04/18/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “What does Atlanta get from a new Falcons stadium?

Another day older and deeper in debt.

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Posted by Your Screen Name Here on 11/26/2012 at 8:53 PM

Re: “What is your favorite place in Atlanta?

Hopefully all these are in the running: the Carter Center, the King Center, EAV, the view of the downtown skyline from the intersection of Freedom Parkway and Boulevard, the view of the city from the Downtown Connector southbound, Fox Bros. BBQ, Oakland Cemetery, the Gulch, Tuesday night trivia at The Midway, lower level seats along the first base line at Turner Field, and finally, the Top End Perimeter (for all the hilarious traffic snafus that are reported during the rush hours).

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Posted by Your Screen Name Here on 06/05/2012 at 1:22 PM

Re: “MARTA Braves shuttle returns to save some suburbanites, some of whom couldn't care less about transit system, cash and time

If you're coming from anywhere and not using MARTA and the MARTA Shuttle to get to Turner Field, you're crazy.

Also, I've never seen the words "suburban" and "grateful" appear in the same sentence. Kudos.

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Posted by Your Screen Name Here on 04/13/2012 at 5:34 PM

Re: “More slavey stuff in Gwinnett County Schools

Time for a "Cool Story, Bro" moment. These recent education stories remind me of two memories from my own education. Both happened in the mid-1990s. Both happened at a public middle school in Gwinnett County.

While trying to teach us about what it would've been like to live in Germany when the Berlin Wall was still up, teachers divided classrooms with sheets. One side represented East Germany, the other West Germany. I don't remember how kids were picked to sit on which sides (maybe we got to sit on both sides to get the full perspective).

Kids on the West side of the sheet got to have lots of fun, talk interact, etc. The teacher treated them well. The kids on the East side of the sheet couldn't talk at all, speak out of turn, and so on. The teacher was mean to them. This went on for at least a day. We had rotating classes (three or four different rooms) and the same set up happened in each.

Another time, during a huge field trip to Rock Eagle, we got to learn what it would be like to be slaves who were on the run from their slave masters (I'm pretty sure this was a lesson about the Underground Railroad). Details on this one are a little fuzzier but it was at night and it was cold. Kind of scary, as intended. (Then again, hundreds of middle school kids greatly outnumbering adults with all those kids high on Halloween candy at Rock Eagle was pretty damn frightening in its own way, but I digress.)

Lessons learned: living in East Germany must have really sucked and being a slave must have really sucked. Bonus lesson: turning loose hundreds of middle school kids high on hormones and sugar at Rock Eagle results in "Lord of the Flies."

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Posted by Your Screen Name Here on 01/26/2012 at 3:40 PM
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Re: “What would you rename Ponce de Leon Ave.?

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.

Posted by Your Screen Name Here on 08/18/2011 at 4:53 PM

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