Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Popcorn Theory of Economics

A conversation at ARTech Charter School between two middle schoolers:

Boy: Why is popcorn sold at movies?

Girl: They sell popcorn to make you thirsty, so you have to buy a large drink, which makes you have to pee, so that when the DVD comes out you have to buy it to see the part of the movie you missed while you were in the bathroom.

Public Poetry at the Northfield Public Library

In early August, the director of the Northfield Public Library, Teresa Jensen, asked me to write a poem to be displayed prominently in the...