Zed Lopez

Further Adventures in Zero Common-sense Policies

At 7 AM at her school, a 16-year-old student in Florida with good grades and no history as a trouble-maker mixed toilet bowl cleaner with aluminum foil in an 8 oz. water bottle, creating an explosion so violent it caused the top to pop right off! And made some smoke! But the injury count and damage rate was… zero.

So, naturally, she was expelled and arrested on felony charges for which she’s to be tried as an adult.

I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a geek of my generation who didn’t do stupider shit than this. Numerous scientists and engineers have spoken out about some of their stupid shit. I take the fifth.

We’ve got to stop the insanity.