According to the Wal-Mart flier, it's almost time for young people to return to school. Personally, I'll be happy to get them off my lawn and out of sight.
It occurs to me that a great deal has changed since I was a lad and preparing to return to the classroom.
Take the school knapsack for example.
Back in my day, this was standard issue for a young man heading off to school:
Wholesome, decent, all-American knapsacks for decent, red-blooded boys.
Compare that to the contents of an average young man's knapsack today:
God damned sad if you ask me. But the knapsacks speak for themselves.