Remember Jim Piculas, the guy who was allegedly fired as a Pasco County, Florida substitute teacher as a result of casting a 8th level "make a matchstick disappear" spell during class? The Colbert Report had a great report the other day about him and the threat that his ilk pose to the children, about whom not enough people are thinking. I particularly enjoyed the interviews with local citizens who explained that while they're not arcanists and have nothing against wizard-Americans per se, they just think they shouldn't be teaching our children, who need to be learning about educationamalism. Also, School Board Superintendent Kathryn Starkey asserts that Piculas was not, in fact, fired for wizardry — thus retreating somewhat from the prior school board position that he was not fired only for wizardry. Plus Jim displays the matchbook trick that, if your children see even once, will turn them into insufficiently hit-pointed casters of spells, rejecters of all that is decent, and generally sloppy dressers. Enjoy.
Citing confidentiality requirements, Starkey refused to confirm or deny whether a kindergarten teacher had been burned at the stake for a necromantic ritual known as "got your nose!"
[By the way, I presume that Colbert running this piece explains why we are suddenly getting about 100 hits per day from people Googling Piculas.]
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