Saturday, March 17, 2012

If only it were this easy...

...sigh.


(For those of you who don't live in Los Angeles, this type of sign points to a movie/TV production location around town. Projects often have code words to identify them to the cast and crew, or perhaps a shortened version of the working title.

For all of us, we know what a bully is. And for our children, there seem to be more and more than we ever had to deal with when we were kids. I have my theories about this, but I'll save it for another rant post.)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indeed.

Judy Williams said...

I couldn't agree more.

Remember the stop signs by Mom's that had LSD spray painted under the word STOP?

Wayne said...

We see these all over Lotus Land. The signs never give a clue to the production being filmed.

Mister Earl said...

And when I see the sign that points one way
The lot we used to pass by every day...

Anonymous said...

I really wish you'd write about bullying in the schools. I'm sure you have seen it already, as I've found it as early as kindergarten. I believe the competitive culture here promotes bullying.

This photograph speaks volumes, doesn't it.

Laurie said...

Thanks, gang.

Judy, I'd forgotten that sign.

Wayne, I didn't realize Vancouver had that much film/tv production. I know Toronto does, so I guess it only stands to reason. (Plus, Vancouver is SO BEAUTIFUL. Jon and I wanted to move there when we first visited it years ago.)

Anon, I am going to write a piece on bullying. And yes, I've seen it in the early grades. I have to agree with you that the pressure many of these kids feel to be high-achievers may be manifesting itself on the playground in ways all those adults bragging about grades and test scores don't realize.

Stay tuned...

Laurie said...

OH, and Mister E, is this a lyric I don't recognize?

Laurie said...

On the subject of bullying, there is a film out that I haven't seen called Bully. It got an R rating, which has disturbed the filmmakers because they wanted kids to see this film. I have only just heard about it -- I'm so behind on news these days it's shameful -- but wondered if anyone else knows about it or has seen it?

Green Guy said...

Laurie, I think I saw an email about the film and a petition to change the rating from Change.org. You're probably on that list so check your spam.

I haven't seen it. It's not out and that's the deal with the rating, right?

Laurie said...

Hey, thanks Green Guy.

Just go to www.change.org and type Bully in the search box. It will bring up the petition to change the rating, a video about the story and all kinds of other info about the filmmaker.

I love the Internet.

Trish said...

If only it were so easy to give them a simple sign to make it stop.

Knowing what I know now and have lived through, I wish I could go back and just hug the kids that bullied me or others in our class. Most of them, that's what they needed most but never received.

Thanks for standing up, even if most of the rant is still to be heard.

wv: dgemon homonic---can't make that up

Mister Earl said...

If you don't recognize the lyric, you should just walk away, Rene!

dbdubya said...

Another place where bullying has grown is on the internet blogs. Not Laurie's so much, but on Patch and on our local news blog, the Sierra Wave. Adults, who hide behind anonymous names, attack others in the most vicous and mean-spirited ways. It's a sad state of our times and adults are just as bad as some kids in school.

Laurie said...

I agree, DB. I also think that if this is the example adults are setting for the kids, then what chance has civilization got for any hope of decent treatment of one another?