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    Filed at 6:15 am under by dcobranchi

    It’s the best day of the year. And on a related note I actually forced myself to watch the stupid Wife Swap show last night, just to see how the homeschoolers were portrayed. Homeschooling was not explicitly mentioned, but the signs were there. The family did dress up as pirates and yelled “Arrrrgh!” a lot. Thank God the HE angle was downplayed.

    UPDATE: Now I get it. The family that appeared are the folks behind Talk Like a Pirate Day. I’m not sure they home educate, though.

    UPDATE II: Duh! They swapped episodes.

    3 Responses to “ARRRRRGH”

    Comment by
    September 19th, 2006
    at 8:05 am

    Anybody can throw on a plumed hat, say a few “arrr’s” and label him or herself “pirate,” but I learned the pirate you wear within, the pirattitude, is far more important than the pirate gear you put on the outside. True pirattitude means living your life the way you want to, with no apologies.

    Yarr, might I suggest that HS’ers are the pirates of the education world?

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 19th, 2006
    at 9:25 am

    Especially all us Pasta-fARRRRR-arians . . .

    Comment by
    Cindy B.
    September 19th, 2006
    at 9:25 am

    I watched part of the Wife Swap that had the homeschoolers. I was out in the garage working on a project, and the tv out there doesn’t have cable, and MNF was on ESPN so there wasn’t much to choose from.

    Anyway, that’s such a stupid show. The rich, beautiful gov’t schoolers vs. the poor, slobby HE’ers. Of course they’re never going to agree on anything, so the producers throw them together to watch the fireworks. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s unethical, but it’s certainly distasteful.

    Of course, the rich mom forced the HE’ers to go to public school. They were bored and tired at the end of the day, because they’re used to schooling for an hour at a time and then taking a break. That sounds like a slap in the face to HE’ers, but 6 hours of gov’t school ain’t 6 hours of education so no wonder they were bored. And then the slobby mom made the rich girls stay home and not go to their school.

    And of course both dads had a fit about the schooling situations being swapped. Do you blame them?

    I couldn’t watch anymore. I abandoned my project and went back inside the house to watch the Steelers get beat.