Grow the Eff Up

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    Great piece by George Will called "Basement Boys".

    George F. Will: Immature Men Won't Grow Up - George F. Will - Newsweek.com
     
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    Good article, and I saw the commercial for the place mentioned for adults, and I thought... WTF? I wouldn't be caught dead in there. Which is convenient, they don't have all those kinds of places up here in back woods Wisconsin. We're lucky we have a Wal Mart.
     
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    The article is spot on.

    Then: Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster, John Wayne

    Now: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Ashton Kucher
     
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    We have an unusually high number of "5th or 6th year seniors" this year, and expect to have at least twice as many next year - mostly males. Not long ago there was a stigma about not finishing high school on time. Not anymore. I realize a lot has to do with the economy, but there is very little desire for many of these kids to leave the comfort and safety of school or home if they have no plans for college.

    Girls seem to be doing much better.
     

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