Recess at the Castle

After school (or schooling those readers who just don’t get it), the Gormogons like to play.  We play hard and we play to win.  None of this political correctness where everyone gets a ribbon and there’s no losers.  Get real. There are winners and losers when you play a game – the real challenge is whether you gave it your best shot (this is one reason that GorT can’t stand the NBA, MLB and Randy Moss, to name a few – they just don’t seem to give it their best everytime – in some cases because the season is way too long, the game is way too long or the play is too long for them to care).

Anyway, we were having a discussion about this at the Castle today.  We have schools where recess includes playing video games on Wiis and cup stacking.  Kids don’t know what “Kick the Can” is.  Dodgeball is outlawed as is other competitive activities.  Bean bag toss is viewed by some as a competitive pastime (what’s wrong four square was too tough?)  And this isn’t isolated to physical activities – we’ve discussed similar issues with regards to science fairs, for instance.  This may seem a bit conspiratorial or paranoid, but these “evolutions” of our society quite possibly has contributed to a reduction in the lack American drive to excel and achieve.  We’re slipping in our leadership position in math and science and we’re on the edge of unraveling the best medical system in the world when measured by contributions to its advancement in recent times.  Learning about winning and losing is a valuable life lesson and something our children should be exposed to and guided through.

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About GorT

GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.