Jonathan Swift once suggested satirically in 1729, in what is called now "A Modest Proposal," that a good practical solution to poverty in Ireland was to eat their children, cooked properly:
”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ...”
Most readers got the joke, but some, including many American high school kids assigned the piece over two centuries later, did not. As comic writer Jack Handey once put it, on the subject of cannibalism (which, okay, doesn't come up very often): "What goes with taters? Tots!"
Therefore, it's hard to know whether to laugh or cry when discovering a recent report that a Minnesota company plans to market a new hand gun that looks just like a cell phone. Here is the link, which is apparently for real and not satire. Is this a great country or what?
It's unclear whether the design fits what the Texas Legislature had in mind with SB 11, the "campus carry" law set to allow licensed individuals to bring concealed weapons into campus buildings.
Some teachers ban cell phones from their classes, or at least try. They might want to formulate Plan B. Just saying.
Selfie anyone? Kidding! Ha Ha! Don't do it!