A few years back, the governor of the lovely state of Michigan declared that public schools in Michigan cannot begin before Labor Day. This was a move on her part to help boost the tourism income. Except Labor Day is a three-day weekend, and starting the day after Labor Day truly makes no difference whatsoever on when people return from their trips. The only economic goose it may have given is to Friday before the weekend, but even that is suspect.
At any rate, there's still a good two weeks until school starts here, but school supply shopping is in full swing. Every loaded backpack needs something super, though. God help us all, but Wal-Mart is bringing the super.
check it out yourself at Rob Kelly's sensational JLA Satellite blog.
Very special thanks to Shag of Firestorm Fan and Once Upon a Geek for the heads up on this one.