Sometimes I wonder why, other than child care being much more expensive, I bother sending my children to school because it seems they don't learn much that's really useful outside of science and math and the usual stuff. I'm talking about the stuff you need to know for Jeopardy! or trivia night at a bar. I happened to mention to my son, the cross country runner, that Alice Cooper ran cross county in high school, too.
"Who is that?" he asks.
"You've never heard of Alice Cooper, the rock star or the band? How about the songs 'I'm Eighteen' or 'School's Out'?" I ask.
His face lit up. "Oh, 'School's Out'. That's on Guitar Hero. I can play that pretty good, too."