May 3rd, 2012 18:37 EST
Young Scholar Spots Mistake In Museum Map
"A budding historian, age 13, is being lauded for finding an error in a map on permanent display in New York`s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Benjamin Lerman Coady, a seventh-grader from West Hartford, Conn., with a passion for history, visited the Museum with his mother last summer, toured an exhibit on Byzantine art and noted a map, drawn to display the Byzantine Empire at its largest in the 6th Century, was incorrect. The conquests of Spain and part of Africa were missing, and Benjamin informed a docent, who instructed him to fill out a form."
Benjamin can only be described as a subversive; his values are antithetical to the values that made this the greatest nation on Earth.
A 13-year-old boy shouldn`t be in a stuffy museum learning about the Byzantine Empire, he should be in the streets getting a real education.
When I was a young teen, I had much love for my mother, but I wouldn`t be caught dead hanging out with her in public. Benjamin should be screwing around with a girl who`s been around the block a few times, instead of enjoying quality time with his mom.
I excelled in school, but I wouldn`t know the Byzantine Empire from Kim Kardashian`s enormous posterior, and that lack of knowledge of ancient history ain`t hurt me none.
The curator of the museum should have boxed the young scholar`s ears for having the temerity to point out the mistake.
Benjamin is not beyond redemption, he needs to be schooled by one of his peers: Dude youth is for having fun and making mistakes, not for pointing out the mistakes of adults.
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