Best of 'Stealth Disco'

–Best of ‘Stealth Disco’ (Stealth Disco) “Stealth Disco” is the practice of creeping up behind an unsuspecting co-worker and dancing silently, to imaginary music. It is apparently a rite of passage that takes the form of semi-affectionate mocking — a way of saying “Look at how square that poor working slob is… I’m having fun instead.” Strange, but harmless. The world needs more things that are both strange and harmless.

Bollocks to That, Sir [Misbehaving British Schoolboys]

One famous case involved two pupils who had left 40 death threats on a teacher’s telephone answering machine. After being expelled by the headteacher, they were readmitted on appeal. It is extreme cases such as this, and the fact that a third of newly qualified teachers are leaving the profession after three years, that have prompted the change of heart. –James McLeod –Bollocks to That, Sir [Misbehaving British Schoolboys] (Prospect) I…

Madonna's kids' book lands with a thud: Million copies of overblown, empty story

In other words, Madonna’s just a poor little rich girl, and the rest of us only pick on her because we’re jealous. There may be something to that. But it doesn’t make her first book for children (“even grown-up ones,” she suggests on the jacket — ever the crossover artist) any less meretricious, cynical or unimaginative. Don’t hate her because she’s beautiful, the story transparently pleads. OK, we won’t. But…