Monday, October 8, 2007

And not one teacher or reporter said "what the hell are you talking about, Tod Maffin?"

Here, a "crowd of school teachers" in Regina last year listen to Tod Maffin telling them how to do their jobs.
In this excellent coverage by reporter Veronica Rhodes, we are invited to listen in while Tod Maffin disparages Rock Tumblers.

"He explained to the crowd of school teachers his belief that the education system is a rock tumbler students are put into at a young age.

"You take all the students at the beginning of the cycle and toss them into a rock tumbler. You turn on the switch and tumble them for about 12 years," said Maffin.

The tumbler is supposed to create some "nice stones," he explained, but turn by turn it causes damage, stripping away the colour and texture, scraping away the real stone.

The nice stones that come out of the tumbler are like the students that come out of the current education system, which he believes creates a bunch of generalists."

Analogies from a guy with shit for brains.

If only Pierre Trudeau, Roberta Bondar, Tommy Douglas and Beverley McLachlin and Marshall McLuhan hadn't been put through the "rock tumbler", just think of what they could have done with their lives. They could have become freelance broadcasters just like Tod Maffin.
Come to think of it, isn't Preston Manning finally doing voice work for the CBC? I guess it's never too late to turn your life around.

Some people really like rock tumblers, and have a lot of fun with them, even if it is a rather nerdy and dull toy.
And the final product that comes out of rock tumblers, when used correctly, is one that is generally more prized by everyone in the world, compared to their opinion of the generally thought worthless and over-abundant product that went in.
People everywhere are impressed by the beautiful, sometimes stunning products you can get by using rock tumblers.

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What's your problem?

Tod Maffin's version of absolute power.
I wrote a comment at a famous blog.
Tod didn't like it, and took the intial steps of legal action to have it removed.
He was successful.

It made me an unhappy camper.
And I happen to really like it here.

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