"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Left Behind

A bit of mid-week dark humor . . .

Came across news of a real-time computer strategy game based on the Left Behind series of books:

"Left Behind Games was founded on October 23, 2001 for the purpose of developing Video & PC Games based upon the world renowned “Left Behind” Series, which continues to be one of the top selling fiction series of all time. Having sold more than 63 million books, Left Behind books have been translated into more than 30 languages and new releases continue in the Novel Series (14 books), the Kid’s Series (40 books), the Graphic Novels (10 releases), the Audio Drama Series, and more." (http://www.leftbehindgames.com/)

From what I understand about Left Behind, the apocalypse arrives, all those who are saved ascend into heaven, and all the rest are . . . you guessed it: Left Behind.

From what I understand about No Child Left Behind, the AYP apocalypse arrives, all those who are wealthy enough ascend into private schools, and all the rest are . . .

You can read more about the game and see video of it here. The good guys (the Christians) earn two points for converting each bad guy (the non-Christians). The good guys are also allowed to shoot and kill the bad guys. But they have one point deducted for each person they murder.

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