Ed Driscoll

"SHARING THE HUNGER": Joanne Jacobs

“SHARING THE HUNGER”: Joanne Jacobs writes that schools are still doing variations on the same tired shtick of giving every third kid in the lunch line a Third World bowl of rice.

My school did this late one afternoon 25 years ago, after a lecture on Third World poverty. I drew the short straw, and was handed a bowl of unfortunate-looking soggy rice. I simply skipped the meal, my father picked me up a half hour later, and we went to Burger King.

Somehow, I think Sam Kinison would have been proud.