Everything we need to know we can find out by searching the Internet.
It does crack me up that when you are having a conversation with some one, particularly one that involves some level of debate, if you question the other party far enough in how they came to their choice of reason, most often they say they read it on the internet. I was talking to one of my friends the other day about some childhood memories of riding the school bus, when, it suddenly occurred to me that prior to the internet, or any thoughts thereof, we had the school bus.
Riding the school bus was like “living” the internet! OMG! We were the Internet!
Whatever crazy, off-the-wall question you had, or inquisition into anything remotely to do with sex, drugs or rock-n-roll you could get the answer on the school bus. The other point of how riding the school bus is like the internet, is that even if you did not want to know something, it was going to be shoved in front of your face regardless.
You know, like, Johnny’s pants being pulled down.
Or, Terry Lee eating chewing gum of the floor.
Or, Quiet Riot heavy metal music being blasted in your ear.
Or, the tongue twisting going on the back seat by the latest couple that wasn’t fighting……….and the list goes on.
I do, though, feel like I learned some credible information on the school bus. Such as the smart girls sharing their Spanish vocabulary words. Or the latest classic literature, and specific famous lines. I too was able to catch up on some good reading while trying to ignore the wealth of information being overshared from the back.
I was also able to determine what not to do, which has not only brought some good laughs and memories, but has also helped me appreciate the fear my parents put into me if I had participated in any googling of sorts.
So if any kids are reading this blog, know that when your parents or guardians are blocking certain Internet options for you, they are actually doing you a favor.
However, I will provide a contradiction here, and say that if you are blocked from the Internet, and you just have a burning question that want an answer to, catch a ride on the school bus. It will have the same effect.
Peace & Frogs