I Wonder What Drives Sears’s Ad Engine

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I did just buy some tires from Sears last month so as with most advertising engines they keep suggesting the item I already bought (Is that really a wise use of an ad budget?). But WTF prompted them to try to sell me the top left item.

(Winado Female Dress Form Plastic Mannequin Full Body Display stand with Metal Base).

LOL Florida

Everyone have a good laugh out loud at Land O’ Lakes Florida because a substitute teacher at the Charles S. Rushe Middle School was fired for wizardry. This is pure insanity most likely inspired by religious fundamentalism (IMO, religious fundamentalism is a mental health problem).

Substitute Teacher Says Wizardry Accusation Cost Him Job

The trick requires a toothpick and transparent tape. A sleight-of-hand maneuver causes the toothpick to disappear then reappear. At least, so it seems. In reality, the toothpick hides behind the performer’s thumb, held in place by the tape.

“The whole thing lasted 45 seconds,” Piculas said.

He said the students liked the trick. He showed them how to do it so they could perform it at home.
One student in the Rushe Middle class apparently took the trick the wrong way, Piculas said. He said he was told the student became so traumatized that the student’s father complained.

Traumatized by a magic trick! This child and its parents are in need of urgent psychological treatment perhaps a long stay at a mental health facility for their extreme fantasy prone personalities. I’d guess they fall for the magic tricks some fundamentalist/evangelical preachers use to convince people of their faith healing and other scams to gain followers and make money.

LOL Florida citizens repeat after me, there is no real magic, they are just tricks for entertainment or scams to get your worship and/or money.

See also:
Magic trick costs teacher job
Wizardry In The Classroom
Back to Blogging: “Wizard” fired from teaching gig in Florida.
Why Harry Potter will never teach in Florida
Hexpelled: No Wizarding Allowed
I can’t believe in Florida anymore

Tip of the wizard hat to PZ Myers for pointing out the story and to Christopher Petroni at Allusions of Grandeur for pointing out that the abbreviation of Land O’ Lakes is LOL.

Updates to this article are here and here.