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Education January 6, 2006

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I skipped sixth grade, going from Elementary School to High School (we didn’t have Middle School then) without the benefit of Jethro Bodine’s “sixth grade education.” I seem to have survived, and have no doubt that it made me who I am today. Even so, I wouldn’t wish that transition on my worst enemy. Well, on second thought…

After high school, I entered college, where I promptly failed out of my first semester, largely from spending too much time at the Baptist Campus Center learning how to lose a game of ping pong gracefully to a handful of Chinese engineering students. After that, my father told me that he had paid the last college tuition of mine that he was going to pay, so I went to work.

Working full-time and going to school part-time, I finished a two-year Electrical Engineering Tech degree in three years. I got better at ping pong, but spent too much time at work and in class to overcome my ridiculous lack of skill at the game.

In Elementary School, I was extroverted. In High School, I was introverted. In College, I was more extroverted than ever. Reinventing myself seems to be a recurring theme in my life.

Scientists Discover Gene Wilder Regulates C-Span December 27, 2005

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Science & Technology.
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Gene Wilder controls the timing of sleep at night, and also controls timing of boredom and foreign policy, and provides evidence of an illogical mechanism for legislation, Yale locksmiths report in the journal of Sciensmology and Gynecology.

“Although there is a large variation in C-span from speaker to speaker, there are aspects to the speakers being boring enough to induce sleep, but still able to be elected to public office,” said Patti Pants, associate professor of Jocular Biology and Cellular Phones and originator of paper training. “We used the simple, but homoerotically well-studied, B. elegant worm and found Gene Wilder was directly involved in inclusion on C-span. Carrottop has jeans that are nearly identical to those worn by Britany Spears, but he has better hair.”