Fluorine Uranium Carbon Potassium THAT – stupid suspension of smart student could create a new meme.

 Periodic Table

Smart high school student suspended for nerdy joke
[Via Boing Boing]

Paris Gray, the 17-year-old class vice president of Mundy’s Mill High School in Georgia was suspended from school for a chemistry joke she ran in the yearbook: “When the going gets tough just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus.” The message is decoded by consulting a periodic table:



Really. The senior class VP will not be allowed at graduation because of this?

Authoritarian hierarchies are about to meet distributed democracies. In a short while, the leaders of that school are about to be hit by some of the new social norms, including the Streisand effect.

Stupid authoritarians doing stupid things to smart people. Pretty much a guarantee of some push back.

 I expect the school to get a lot of … well let’s use amino acids. They cover all 26 letters – Serine Histidine Isoleucine Threonine.

Or, in their genetic code, just to make it harder – AGCCACATTAGA.

Takes up less room. demonstrating the compression aspect of the genetic code!