View Full Version : In The News: Insanity... Sanity.

2007-Jul-24, 07:08 AM
Example follows in next post.


Hyperlinked Title of Article (http://www.bautforum.com/fun-n-games/62524-news-insanity-sanity.html#post1035924)

Insanity: Cite the insanity of whatever it is in the news article you find ridiculous.

Sanity: Post your sane alternative.

Note: Please keep each paragraph to 100 words or less.

2007-Jul-24, 07:14 AM
'Repair rage' forces total shutdown of highway (http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/07/20/road.rage.ap/index.html)

Insanity: In response to the actions of a few, the state of California shut down an entire section of roadway, causing many thousands of people to detour up to 30 minutes a day, wasting hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in gas and time.

Sanity: Widen the road, first, adding new lanes, then upgrade the existing road. This will allow unimpeded traffic flow and curb the rage. Post continuously rolling cameras near construction crews to catch the licenses of offenders (as with speeders). Fine said offenders enough to offset the cost of the cameras and administrative overhead. Highly publicize the system to deter the repair rage idiots who ruin it for everyone else.

2007-Jul-24, 08:43 AM
Water Bottle Dangers (http://www.wkyc.com/news/health/health_article.aspx?storyid=71471)

Insanity: Throwing away perfectly good water bottles.

Sanity: Three drops of dishwashing soap, a tsp of bleach, some hot water, and about ten seconds of vigorous shaking followed by letting things sit and ensuring the solution coats the cap threads, inside and out.

2007-Jul-24, 10:41 PM
10 Years for Felony Sex Abuse for Swatting Girls' Behinds in Middle School (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/07/24/intv.boy.faces.jail.for.slap.cnn)

Insanity: Boy and others sit for ten days in Juvi for performing commonplace middle-school activity. Facing TEN YEARS JAIL TIME for common childhood behavior.

Sanity: Appointer of DA should be banished from public service for life for severe inability to judge character required for duties in modern society. Activity is commonplace (not condoned, but realistically exists) and is practiced by both boys and to a lesser extent, girls. The prosecutors (DA) should be sued for all they're worth for an incredibly myopic and societally-destructive viewpoint and actions towards what normally constitutes a minor infraction (usually punisheable by detention, not suspension, rarely by expulsion, and to date, never by jail time, much less TEN YEARS).

2007-Jul-24, 10:52 PM
I don't know who rated this, folks. Wasn't me.

Come on - this need have zero political or religious overtones. It's about common sense and the lack thereof, often in the media, and often reported by the media on others who lack thereof.

Please join in.

2007-Jul-27, 08:04 PM
Nicole Richie sentenced to 90 hours in jail (http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/27/richie.jail/index.html)

Insanity: Boy and others get TEN YEARS JAIL TIME for common childhood behavior (swatting a females arse) while Nicole Ritchie gets a whopping 0.0010958904109589041095890410958904 times that (1/912.5) for operating a potentially deadly weapon while under the unfluence of alcohol. "Fined $2,048?" Oh, give me a break! She earns that much every day!

Sanity: Judge should be banished from public service for life for severe inability to render appropriate levels of punishment. Nicole Ritche should be fined 10% of the mean of her last three years earnings (about the national average fine for DUIs). If she can't pay it, then she should do 90 days (not hours) in jail.

2007-Jul-27, 08:32 PM
Mysterious chunks of ice pelt Iowa town (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/27/falling.ice.ap/index.html)

Insanity: Holding with bare hands what might be the frozen remnants of an airliner's latrine. Considering a gray chunk of ice as potential airliner latrine refuse. Failing to examine the obvious particles in the gray ice for potential clues as to it's origen.

Sanity: None observed, yet.