Subscript: Why is the NEA sponsoring San Diego Padres lunch boxes on 'Camouflage Day'?

Professor Ken Macrorie used to employ "Fabulous Realities" in his writing classes, drawing on Thoreau's, "shams and delusions are esteemed for the soundest truth, but reality is fabulous." Here is a nice example that popped up on July 21, 2009. If you are a skeptic, try: http:// com/sd/ ticketing/ homestand.jsp ... "Sunday, August 2 @ 1:05 - San Diego Padres Lunchboxes for Kids (14 & younger). Padres Lunchboxes for Kids... Hey kids, show all your school friends that you're a Friar Faithful with your Padres Lunchbox! All kids 14 and younger will receive a free Padres Lunchbox presented by National Education Association and brought to you by KSON. Plus, your Padres will honor our armed forces by wearing their desert camouflage uniforms for every Sunday home game this season." You just cannot make up such a fabulous reality. NEA dues payers might wonder why they are buying Padre (sic) lunchboxes on camouflage day... 

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July 25, 2009 at 3:55 PM

By: Rich Gibson

Ken Macrorie

My former prof and friend died recently, I am sad to report. Anyone wanting to sign a remembrance, please email me and I will send along a link.

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