Saturday, April 14, 2007

Olentangy Math: starring Ma and Pa Kettle

Olentangy Math: starring Ma and Pa Kettle

Ma and Pa Kettle star as administrators in Olentangy Math. Watch how Ma and Pa apply the concepts of Everyday Mathematics to solve simple math problems.

While parents and community members will laugh at this funny short, district administrators will copy Ma and Pa's algorithm to present at the next teacher in-service.

Note: If any Olentangy administrator or teacher finds this entry - or any other post on this blog - offensive, simply consider the post to be satire. You obviously have no problem with any article written under the title of satire - whether the article is satire or not. In your world, stating something is satire provides a license to be profane and perverse. I only want to point out the truth; I am neither profane nor perverse. If I offend, so be it


Anonymous said...

True, true...
Great post.

Anonymous said...

why don't you just move away from the district if you hate it so much?

Jim Fedako said...

Why don't you pay my taxes if you love it so much? Save me the moving expense.

Anonymous said...

If you have so many great ideas, than why were you fired from the school board? If you could do everybody's job better than they could, then wouldnt you be the superintendant by now? You should leave Olentangy alone, start acting your age.

Jim Fedako said...

Fired from the board? That ain't possible. Read before your write, it will help make you less ignorant.

Also, grab a copy of the district organization chart to see where the superintendent is located relative to the board and community.

Where do/did you go to school? Which semester of government class did you sleep through? Or, were you in a class that watched videos and played games?

I can only wonder.

Anonymous said...

That ain't possible.
you said that
thats not correct grammer mr. jim

Anonymous said...

ew. ew. ew.

Anonymous said...

You have some great ideas. You'd probably do a better job convincing others if you weren't so mean and condescending. I am not referring just to this 'satire' post, but rather, to your entire blog.

You say that on this blog you share your ideas on 'Christian thought'; I would like to think that Jesus, and those of us who have a personal relationship with him, would have more respect for his/our fellow man.

Take some time away from the news and the net and find some peace. Seriously.

Anonymous said...


How is 'comment moderation' a libertarian ideal?

Jim Fedako said...


Keep in mind that you sought out my blog.

OK, you say I have great ideas but my delivery needs work. How about this: If you are true to your words, start a blog of your own that tells the same story in a manner you find appealing. Write your own letters to the editor. But, do not expect me to tell my story in your voice.

If you agree that my ideas are great - true might be a more apt word - you should be equally offended as I. Are you? If so, how have you shared your ideas? Where's your voice? Keep in mind that the Bible adminishes those who flatter falsely.

I always find this line of thinking a little odd: I agree with you, but have trouble accepting your ideas because of your delivery. As if: "I know 2 + 2 = 4, yet, since the math teacher grates on me, I will not accept that 2 + 2 = 4."

Or, more to the point: "Yes, I agree I smell smoke, and the door is hot, yet you are being to forceful with you warning of 'Fire,' so, I chose to ignore you." Does that even make sense? Yet, that is your comment.

No intellectual commitment can be attributed to one who lives in this manner; their comments should be dismissed as lacking integrity.

This leads into the comments that come from a few regarding the nonsense that is being inculcated into the minds of children: "Jim, You are right, but we must all respect own fellow man/woman; regardless of the ills they profess to children."

Why has the Christian community allowed the schools to raise their children, without any opposition to what is being said, and what is being taught? I ask: Are Christians simply supposed to go along for fear of offending?

Lastly, Libertarianism is not a license to demand positive rights from anyone. Libertarianism is based on the defense of property rights against aggression.

I decide what goes on my blog, just as I decide what goes on in my house and on my property. You can create a blog - a piece of e-property which you can claim as your own. Moderate if you so choose, run a cowboy site if you like. But, do not expect writers of blogs to allow anyone to trample on their piece of e-property.