Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Hangman doodle banned

Examzone website headerIf you look above the arrow I've drawn, you'll see the bone of contention: a hangman doodle on an exam paper. English exam board Edexcel had designed this header for its A-level exam results website. Enter charity Papyrus, which complained that a hanging man was the wrong sort of message to give to students at a time of high stress. Exit hangman. Sounds like political correctness going OTT, but they may have a point. Failed students have been known to top themselves.

1 Comments:

At 18/8/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

Hahahaha, well, makes sense to me. Why provoke/promote? such things.

By the way, I recently went to see the Andy Warhol / Supernova
Stars, Deaths and Disasters, 1962–1964 at the Art Gallery of Ontario [http://www.ago.net/info/ago_exhibitions/exhibition_specific.cfm?ID=3360].

And I must say, although I was never a huge Warhol fan - I am now convinced (through the audio commentary of David Cronenberg) that he wasn't as superficial an artist as I thought he was! One of his most intriguing pieces (for me) was his 1947 White which I couldn't find a picture of anywhere, but which I found really engaging.

Anyway, just thought I'd share!

 

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