Thursday, April 28, 2016

Let's make a deal....................................

      I got out of high school - notice I don't say "graduated" - on a plea deal.  I had reasonable SATs, and I  went to my principal in the beginning of my senior year and said that I wanted to pass, because it was important to my family that I actually finished high school.  But I wasn't going to come to school any more, because I was sick of that, and I said that if he did not graduate me at the end of my senior year, I would give an impassioned speech to the school board that they were not dealing well with their gifted students.  He said to me, "Are you threatening me?" and I said "Yes."   And we made a deal.

-Penn Jillette, as excerpted from this season's Cato's Letter

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