Dad naps. Kid does hoodrat stuff…

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La.  — A Missississippi man let his 8-year-old son drive on Interstate 12 while he slept, Louisiana State Police reported Saturday.

State police said they received a call shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday about a green Chevrolet pickup truck driving erratically on the interstate in Livingston Parish. The caller told police that a child appeared to be the driver of the pickup.

Troopers stopped the vehicle, and they said a boy was driving the truck while his father, Billy Joe Madden, 28, of Hattiesburg, Miss., slept in the passenger seat.

#Hoodratonhoodratonhoodrat #napsonnapsonnaps

Stop wearing Sperry’s with socks

I swear to God, I’m ready to slap at the next person I see wearing Sperry’s and socks. Wearing Sperry’s with black mid calfs or any other socks isn’t cool. I repeat it isn’t cool. It doesn’t make you look preppy or in any way a lax bro. You look like a fool. Do you think Captain Ahab, Sparrow, or Morgan wore Sperry’s with socks?… Hell no!

Would you rather…?

By Samantha Murphy, TechNewsDaily Senior Staff Writer | – Wed, Jul 27, 2011

Many college students would go to great lengths to avoid carrying textbooks, with some even willing to give up sex and dating for a year, according to a new survey.

Education software company Kno found that students would make surprising sacrifices to get out of lugging around heavy textbooks. In fact, 34 percent would prefer to stay in every Saturday night for a semester and half of the respondents said they would eat boxed macaroni and cheese for a monthrather than carry textbooks every day of school for a semester.

Even more surprising, 1 in 4 college students said they would give up sex for an entire year to not carry around textbooks. About 20 percent said they would give up dating for the same period as well.

Also making the list is taking 8 a.m. classes every day (34 percent) and having parents visit every other weekend for a year (28 percent).

About a quarter of students noted that they carry about 20 pounds or more of books on a typical day.

That said, it’s no surprise that 71 percent said they would use digital textbooks through apps on tablets, laptops and netbooks. If students could access textbooks from anywhere without having to carry them around, about 62 percent said they would study more often and 54 percent insisted they would study more efficiently.

Most students also noted that they don’t think their professors are doing enough to integrate technology, such as with online tutorials or digital textbooks, into the learning experience.

However, 44 percent believe that college professors will no longer require students to carry physical textbooks in the next five years.

Give up sex? In college? Are you crazy?

I’d rather carry my whole dorm floor’s books for the semester.

Who needs college?

BOSTON (Reuters Life!) – A high school diploma is not enough to secure the best paying and most interesting jobs, said Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard University to build his computer company.

“Every student needs a meaningful credential beyond high school,” said Gates, who spoke at an education and employment conference sponsored by the civil rights group the National Urban League.

“Higher education is crucial for jobs,” he said, adding that education is an equalizer in society and is the key to getting urban America back to work and fighting poverty.

Gates said he believes college should be “for almost everyone,” but that parents, teachers and entire communities need to help make those opportunities available.

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t Bill drop out of Harvard? If you are smart enough to found Microsoft, you start Microsoft. How long do I need to go to school for it to “equalize” me with Bill Gates?