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Jacks Rants – Episode 3 – Let’s Put 12 Medals in the Olympics to be Fair — 6 Comments

  1. Keep the metal medals for the top 3, give the rest cardboard disks with the UN Logo on them . “Fiat medals” because they are even better than metal right? 😉

  2. That’s why I listen to your podcast. Because you try to bring it to a higher standard. Good job. Open source.

  3. Our youth club (nameless) started giving all white ribbons to the younger kids. It is more painful to younger siblings to give a ribbon which means mere participation. Our youngest kid made a product that would have made a blue or maybe red ribbon if he had been older, but the state leadership insisted on all of the age bracket got white participation ribbon. So our whole family started acting ecstatic and almost yelling, ” you won the best ribbon of all for your category!” He could have handled the failure. However, he couldn’t have enjoyed any contest that devalued his work. Unfairness is unfairness.

  4. Jack’s 12 step program for the Olympics?

    The first step is to admit you have a problem…

    Step 1. I am a potential Olympian and I’m devaluing my existence. 🙂

    Step 2. Came to believe that my parents need to get a life.

    Step 3. Turned my will and my life over to the care of a Higher Power that will lead me to my own true potential because turning my will and my life over to the care of ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING is too much responsibility for them to handle. I can barely handle MY OWN DECISIONS and if I make a mistake, I’m the one to pay for it….as it should be.

    Eyes wide open.

  5. Helen: I can’t believe you don’t want to go to your own son’s graduation.
    Bob: It’s not a graduation. He is moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade.
    Helen: It’s a ceremony!
    Bob: It’s psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional…