Leslie's Omnibus


Put-Down of the Day:
"You really are life's wet patch. An embarrassing little stain that no one wants to admit to.... or sleep on."
That's harsh.


Oh. Dear. Lord.

Make it stop. Please?

What took so long?
Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman on Tuesday touted a new "personal finance" class that is helping more than 900 high school students learn how to budget for college, do their taxes and make their money work for them -- all critical "life skills" in today's dour economy.

Financial literacy is especially important to the 86 percent of Chicago Public School students who come from low-income homes where parents might turn to expensive payday loans or currency exchanges for help, Huberman said.

"We want to make sure our students are armed with the financial literacy to understand any economic transaction they get into,'' Huberman said.

The eight-unit course that began as a pilot program this semester in 12 CPS high schools covers budgeting, saving, spending wisely, insurance, basic business models and the role of the marketplace.
I've been advocating for something like this for a long time. EVERY high school ought to have this class.

How much do you want to bet that Anthony Bourdain and James Gottwald's babchi would get along famously? I'd give anything to be in the kitchen and at the table with those two, individually or simultaneously.

Giggle of the Day, Part I:


Giggle of the Day, Part II:


Ear Worm of the Day:

Blame the owls.

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