November 6, 2008      Share

The Top 7 Excuses for Not
Doing Your Homework in 1776

7> “My dad took it to the outhouse when we ran out of cornhusks.”

6> “George threw it across the river and I couldn’t find it.”

5> “I didn’t have enough paper.” (John Hancock’s kid)

4> “It accidentally got thrown into Boston Harbor with a bunch of

3> “My American History textbook is nothing but blank pages.”

2> “The British ate my homework.”

and the Number 1 Excuse for Not Doing Your Homework in 1776…
1> “Too busy studying for my state tests mandated by the ‘No
Childe Left Behinde’ Act.”



Selected from 30 submissions from 8 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Andrew Hoenig, Rockville, MD — 1, 3 (2nd #1!)
Guy Reeves, Houston, TX — 2
Vic Vitek, Hopewell Junction, NY — 3, 6
Judith Cottrill, Bronx, NY — 4
Doug Frank, Crosby, TX — 5
Michael Cunningham, Woodridge, IL — 7, Banner tag
Barb McMullen, Ann Arbor, MI — Hall Monitor

RUNNERS UP list — Treasonous

“I couldn’t find it under my father’s powdered wig.”
     (Judith Cottrill, Bronx, NY)

“I just assumed that Declaration thing applied to us students as
     (Doug Frank, Crosby, TX)

“My quill broke, and I won’t get a new one until after Sunday’s
turkey dinner.”
     (Doug Frank, Crosby, TX)
     (Guy Reeves, Houston, TX)

“Too busy watching coverage of the signing of the Declaration of
     (Guy Reeves, Houston, TX)

“Uncle Paul took all the lanterns to the church before I could
     (Vic Vitek, Hopewell Junction, NY)

“Ye dog ate it.”
     (Michael Cunningham, Woodridge, IL)

Runners Up list name
     (Carly Simmons, Narragansett, RI)