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This is a representation of our school.

Well, if you've read some of the more angry posts here and my other blog, you probably see that I can get annoyed rather easily. Such is the case with this year's yearbook. I know that's it not a big deal; the people who wrote it were hardly professionals. Yet there is something seriously wrong about it. For example, the biggest tragedy of the year, the Tsunami, is given about the same as emphasis as the Brad and Jen breakup: "Some people even felt frustrated by the split. Many rooted. (Some didn't even care. Others thought that the focus on celebrity news was distracting people from real issues that affect more than just a select few people. Still others burned pictures of the couple in effigy.) ." The Tsunami article also includes this quote: "A lot of Americans would of died if that happened here." Wow. That goes right up with "there are no homeless people."

Stolen from America the book:
2000 Massacred Congolese = 500 Drowned Bangladeshis = 45 Fire-bombed Iraqis = 12 Car-bombed Europeans = 1 Snipered American

This is on top of the already famous make-out page. I hardly see why that kind of thing is coincided so important that they give it it's own full color page. Even better, it begins with a paragraph stolen from a dirty novel: "The saliva crept to the outside of her lip. Claiming his territory, he frantically touched her lips..." And, while I can't confirm this, I heard that one of the couples aren't even dating, just posing for the camera.

This wouldn't be anything other than funny if other parts of the book weren't written well. The introduction, even though it's oddly out of place, is actually a good bit of writing. A lot of the peaces, even the P.D.A. one, are so honest that it stands out against the more stupid and dry peaces of the rest of the book. So, yea, they can do better than this.

I'd also like to point out that the entire yearbook staff is of the fairer sex. Not even a token, maybe gay, guy. I'm not going to make any more observations on this fact to avoid a pummeling.

Posted on 03 June, 2005 | E-mail this post

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