• Acronyms,  Illusions/Delusions,  Sandy Hook,  Typos

    The school, the Starr, the Hills and the prison.

    Recently, Cinderella delivered a post about STARR, a “special education high school” based in Reed Intermediate, a grades 5-6 school in Newtown, Connecticut. Cinderella doesn’t think STARR is an acting school – even though there are lots of actors in Newtown! She thinks it’s something quite different. As said above, it’s part of Reed, at 3 Trades Lane, a stone’s throw from the Fairfield Hills complex. And it’s not far from the original Sandy Hook Elementary, where the subject of this blog took place on 12-14-12. Fairfield Hills, of course, is the former Connecticut state-owned mental hospital that was shut down in 1995 and subsequently scooped up by Newtown. The…

  • Funny punnies,  Illusions/Delusions,  Sandy Hook,  Typos

    Oh, little Starr of Newtown.

    Cinderella loves bureaucratic literature almost as much as she loves nerds! They are flat and dull on the surface, but full of juicy, interesting numbers, data and mistakes you may not find anywhere else. Here is one: Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Connecticut, Institutional Code 11. This charming sleeper can be found in the Connecticut Education Directory in the Connecticut State Department of Education site within the ct.gov mega-site. Don’t let its turgid name put you off! It’s like a baklava, a multi-layered delight of crispy crunchables. On page 85 is our quarry: District 97, the Newtown, Connecticut public school district. Newtown, alert readers will remember, was the location…

  • Sandy Hook,  Typos

    A funny typo in a sad and dirty place.

    This sign (click on the title of this post) appeared in front of the Sandy Hook School after the shooting in December 2012. There’s a funny typo in it, “prosuceted” instead of “prosecuted.” I guess the spelling police weren’t at the school that day. It really “sucs”! The thought occurred to me that there was a hidden message in this sign, but I don’t think so. It’s just another dreary typo. I found the photo at a Global Research web page by Scott DeLarm. While I was there, I looked at all of the pictures of the school and it made me want to give everything a good hard once-over…