Much has been written about how the US is being outpaced by China and India when it comes to graduating engineers who will lead the world in important scientific and technological breakthroughs. Naturally, the President is concerned, as are legislators who predict that because we’re net importers of technology and not taking science and math education seriously enough, that our kiddies will have a lower standard of living than us and we’ll be forever dependent on foreign oil for energy.
Blah blah blah. All true.
But more to the point, who will make more and better makeup for the nation’s Formerlies, an increasingly pressing concern with each passing day? That’s what I want to know. Now that we (and by we, I mean I) need more and more makeup to look like we once did when we weren’t wearing any makeup, this issue is one that I feel I must take a stand on.
I am standing as I write this. It’s not so comfortable. I’m going to sit. But I still mean it.
Hopefully the above video for My Formerly Hot Life (40 days until it’s released!) will inspire action on the part of our nation’s leaders, who will better fund science education in our schools, and incentivize our children to seize the helm of nanoparticle technology research and uncover new and innovative ways in which to restore collagen elasticity to the faces of Formerlies everywhere, not to mention come up with cool new colors that bring out one’s eyes, drawing attention away from one’s nasal labial folds.
Are you with me? If so, please post and forward the video.
July 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
This part of the world also doesn’t take the arts all that seriously. Growing up, the vast majority of students my piano teacher had were first or second generation Canadians, almost all of East Asian (generally Chinese or Korean) or Eastern European descent. Very few of my Jewish or WASP peers who were generally third generation+ took private music lessons, even if they had money. Most touched a musical instrument for the first time in middle school when instrumental music was introduced to the school program. I picked up a new instrument then too, but it was really frustrating to have to “learn” how to read music when you already were well ahead of everyone else!