Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Week's Worth of Dumb Ideas
(And It's Only Thursday)

Video Email
Who doesn't love huge email attachments?
A United Parcel Service store in Colonie, N.Y., said Monday it will be the first in the area to offer video email to customers, enabling people to record up to a two-minute message that can be emailed anywhere.

More Time at School = Less School Violence
Maybe instead of longer school days we could try taking away the box cutters?
Adding an extra lunch period might be the way to crack down on violence at Albany High School. This is what the school board is proposing just a week after another fight at the school broke out where box cutters and garbage cans were the weapons of choice.

The Painted Piggies Go Round and Round
Does anything say Guilderland to you like pigs?
The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is encouraging businesses and organizations to adopt pigs, but not just any pigs. These special pigs are very personable life-size fiberglass porcine statues. Once they are adopted, they will be decorated, adorned, and all jazzed up by area artists and artisans of all ages to become wonderful works of art.
Sponsorship "opportunities range from $500 to $5000.