#AtoZChallenge 2020: K Is for Kangaroo

 

kangaroo: on a multiple choice test, an answer that is so obviously incorrect that no examinee with the sense God promised a monkey would ever select it

I learned about kangaroos in a senior level education course. There were two professors, one who taught testing and measurement and another who taught what I think of as the softer side of counseling. The info about kangaroos came from the T&M prof. He frowned upon them.

After a test covering the softer side, a student informed the SS prof that he’d included several kangaroos. He’d never heard the term. He also didn’t appear concerned.

Concern. Sometime I’ve got it. Sometimes I don’t.

If I were concerned about sincerity, truth, design; about beauty and art; about, to quote the Duke, preserving the unities, I would end, as I began, with kangaroos.

But I have nothing more to say about them. And the videos I’ve examined don’t do a thing for me.

So for kangaroos, substitute kittens.

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“Now,” says the duke, “after to-night we can run in the daytime if we want to. Whenever we see anybody coming we can tie Jim hand and foot with a rope, and lay him in the wigwam and show this handbill and say we captured him up the river, and were too poor to travel on a steamboat, so we got this little raft on credit from our friends and are going down to get the reward. Handcuffs and chains would look still better on Jim, but it wouldn’t go well with the story of us being so poor. Too much like jewelry. Ropes are the correct thing—we must preserve the unities, as we say on the boards.” ~ Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn

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Image by saratarshouby from Pixabay

Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

By popular request, here’s a link to Leonard Cohen singing “Hallelujah.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q

English: Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is this all right, Kaye?

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Image by Rama (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Brilliance

Just a link tonight, but a link to the brilliance of

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi7EATTrhao]

English: Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leonard Cohen,

English: Emmylou Harris playing at the 2011 Gr...
Emmylou Harris playing at the 2011 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, August 27th, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Emmylou Harris,

Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church (Photo credit: robonline)

 Charlotte Church,

English: "Golden girl" – Horses (unk...
“Golden girl” – Horses (unknown breed, Isabelle or Palomino coloured): Mare with a foal, somewhere in Surrey, UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and horses.

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Photo of Leonard Cohen: By Rama (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Emmylou Harris: Penguinstorm at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Charlotte Church: robonline at http://www.flickr.com/photos/88042962@N00/48328788