w00t! The Seattle Seahawks have made the Divisional Playoffs in the race for the SuperBowl!
Which is kind of crazy given their losing record of 7-9, but who am I to argue with the wacky rules of the NFL?
Anyway, Tacoma's Truman Middle School here in Washington State was having a "Seahawks Spirit Day" today, where students were allowed an exception from their mandatory dress code in order to wear a Seahawks jersey. If a student didn't wish to participate in the "Seahawks Spirit Day" festivities, they could just wear the regular school uniform.
One kid, who is a Pittsburgh fan, asked if he could wear a Steeler's jersey instead. He was told no, but did it anyway, then got sent home because of it.
And rightfully so.
I mean, you break the rules, you pay the price. That's the way life goes.
Even if it's a rule that's monumentally fucking stupid.
Let's break this down...
Let's say your choice is the same one given to the students at Truman. You can stick with the school uniform you wear every other day, OR you can wear a Seahawks jersey...
Well, if you're a Seahawks fan, then this is a no-brainer. Not only do you choose to wear the jersey, you do so gladly and with a smile on your face. If you're not a Seahawks fan... or not a football fan... or not a fan of team the colors... or whatever... you may or may not choose to wear the Seahawks jersey, depending on how much you hate the school uniform option.
But what if you are not a Seahawks fan?
What if you hate the Seattle Seahawks?
Well, then the choice is a no-brainer too. You don't wear the jersey no matter how much you dislike the school uniform, because the idea of supporting the Seahawks fills you with disgust. You'd rather die.
Let me try to put this in terms that non-fans can understand.
Giving a Seahawks-hater the choice between a school uniform and a Seahawks jersey is the same thing as giving somebody the choice between a school uniform and a pink bear hat with pink shoes, pink pants, and a pink shirt that says "I (heart) Pink"...
Unless wearing something like that appeals to you, in which case it would be like giving somebody the choice between a school uniform and a hat with a giant penis on top with no pants and T-shirt which says "JUICY!" on it...
In other words, no choice at all.*
And that's why the rule was so stupid. It was presented as if the students had a choice... but some of them weren't actually getting a choice. Not really.
If you're going to have a "Spirit Day" for NFL playoffs at school, then the students should be able to wear a jersey from ANY of the teams that are in the playoffs. It's just that simple. If football is "America's game" then anything less is pretty un-American when you stop and think about it.
And that just ain't right.
* If BOTH the pink bear hat uniform AND the penis hat uniform appeal to you, then there's really nothing I can do to explain this to you. Carry on.
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Just so we are clear….penis hats are censored, but actual toon penis’s/peni are not?!
Or is it a big/small issue…big=censored, little=not.
The rules of censorship here at Blogography are the same as censorship rules in the USA… vague and seemingly random.
This appears to be unprecedented. I don’t recall seeing Lil’ Dave’s junk before!
Every day at Blogography is unprecedented! And yet… yesterday I showed an image displaying the junk of a mythical constellation figure, so it would be unfair to deny Lil’ Dave his day without pants!
I don’t understand why the penis hat is censored but Lil Dave’s penis isn’t.
I’m not complaining.
Censorship laws customarily make no sense whatsoever… I’m just carrying on the tradition!
It made me laugh uncontrollably to see the fuzzed out penis head but the full frontal nudity.
I’ve never been a fan of schools dictating what must be worn at school, but then again I’ve also never been a fan of seeing people’s ass cracks/front bits or boobs/pecs because they’re hardly covered.
It is indeed a slippery slope, which is why I guess schools try and make dress codes as simple as possible. I just worry when the uniforms are expensive and there are students who cannot afford them.
That penis outfit just made me laugh.
Gilda’s school has days where they can wear Bengal’s stuff, or colors for the favorite teams. As far as I know, it’s never been an issue, but some kids come in uniform ALL the time, even on school picture day (where they can wear whatever they want). It’s sad, because it’s the same kids and their parents just don’t care.
I guess some parents either don’t care, or are enamored with the idea of the daily discipline involved in wearing school uniforms? Sad for the kid when it comes to personal expression. 🙁
Just like the whole country – the appearance of freedom is actually the means of control.
Shhhhhhh! I was trying to be subtle when I said that!
This is all very well and good, except baseball is America’s game. Football’s just irritating and loud. Go Shithawks!
Canada and Japan have our baseball too… but gridiron football is kind of unique to us, as the rules or field changes when it is exported to other countries… at least I think so?
PENIS, PENIS, PENIS!
VAGINA, VAGINA, VAGINA!!
Oh… and Pedro.
Pedro for President!
OMG.. he he he he…
I love how the hat is blurred out but Lil Dave’s junk is right there for the viewing.
Another Blogography first.
But surely not the last? 🙂
Lil’ Dave has a rather impressive package.
Objects in DaveToons are larger than they appear. 🙂
I had school uniforms in high school (plaid skirt and all) which I LOVED and were well loved by almost all my classmates. Too this day we weirdly fantasize about the good ol days.
We would have special non-uniform days where we were allowed to dress up (fancy clothes) instead of wearing a uniform. However, if we didn’t want to dress up, we could of course wear our uniforms. It was usually 50/50 with people dressing up when they had a new snazzy outfit to show off and the rest of us wearing our uniform because we were lazy.
I (unusually) disagree with you here, Dave. I just.. don’t get what the big deal is about limited options. We had all kinds of different non-uniform days (which the school mentioned probably has as well). Dress up days weren’t our only option for self-expression (and there was PLENTY of self-expression freedom within our strict dress code). In fact, at least once a month we had what were called Sweats Days where we could pay $$$ to get to wear whatever we wanted. It was awesome fundraising for our totally inappropriate weekend dances. The days like Dress Up Day when the options were stricter were no big deal. And we loved our uniforms anyway.
Limited options wouldn’t be bad at all. But, in this case, it wasn’t really any option unless you were a Seahawks fan. That’s no option.
And then you have like me, who have no jerseys.
Who were so clueless when someone earlier today posted “Seattle or Chicago”, I said, “for vacation or to move to?”
Would they have sent me home if I wore my Blogography shirt?
NOT EVEN A HOCKEY JERSEY?!? I am ASHAMED to call you CANADIAN!!