People are being very thankful today on Facebook, which is nice.
One of my friends gave a shout out to high school teachers, and I couldn’t agree more!
I attended public school, and even during my high school years, my teachers easily spent half of their time disciplining students. Corporal punishment was still enforced back in my day, so lots of students were sent to the principal to get ‘licks.’
But some of the more creative teachers took a different route.
My personal favorite?
I had an English teacher who would stick a kid who was misbehaving behind the bookcase and make them stand there for the rest of the class.
Yep. This actually happened.
One kid — who shall remain nameless — stuck his arms and legs through the shelves and turned the bookshelves over on the rest of the classroom.
Come to think of it — that was the last time I saw her use that method.
Posted in Children, Education, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bookcase, children, corporal punishment, discipline, education, English teacher, Facebook, friends, high school, Holiday, Humor, Internet, licks, life, memories, misbehave, principal, public school, students, teachers, Thanksgiving
If you watched Conan last night — or this morning on DVR like me — you saw his interview with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who recently retired after his return from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.
While he was there, he conducted experiments on the impact of low gravity on human biology.
But that didn’t score him a guest shot on Conan.
No, Hadfield used Twitter and Facebook to chronicle life on the space station in video and pictures. In fact, his cover of David Bowie has received over 18 million hits on Youtube.
Let’s add a few more.
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Music, TV
Tagged astronaut, Chris Hadfield, comedy, Conan, Conan O'Brien, David Bowie, DVR, entertainment, experiments, Facebook, guest shot, Humor, International Space Station, Internet, life, low gravity, Music, science, space, Space Oddity, Television, Twitter, Youtube
You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the girl.
A scene from last Sunday’s The Newsroom on HBO — which took place in March, 2012 — had on a television set in the background playing footage of a UK Wildcats NCAA tournament game.
So of course, I had to mention it on Facebook. And my friend Dennison posted the quote at the top of this post in the comments section.
March Madness, baby.
That same quote came to mind just moments ago when Kentucky native (and UK grad) Josh Hopkins, who co-stars with Courtney Cox on Cougartown, tweeted:
Anybody in the Atlanta airport? 3 hour layover. Bored.
Only a Southerner would forgo his ‘star status’ and reach out to his followers on Twitter for some company.
‘Cause we’re friendly like that.
(And we win championships.)
Posted in Airplanes, Basketball, Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Sports, Television, Travel
Tagged Travel, Twitter, Kentucky, basketball, Cougartown, Facebook, Television, celebrities, entertainment, Humor, Sports, March Madness, life, NCAA tournament, HBO, layover, UK Wildcats basketball, quote, The Newsroom series, actor, NCAA, you can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can't take the Kentucky out of the girl, Josh Hopkins, Courteney Cox, Atlanta airport, Southerner, star status, championship, true blue
Do you know what these stickers mean?
My friend Karen encountered them today during her travels.
She doesn’t know what they are. Her Facebook friends (including me) don’t know. And my Google image search didn’t turn up anything either. So now I am widening her appeal –
What the what?
I have to say…I did find a lot of other interesting minivan stickers during my brief image search. Take a look!
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Design, Family, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged automobiles, baby on board, cars, design, Facebook, family, Google, Humor, Internet, life, minivan, search, Star Wars, stickers, windshield, writing
Yeah, I’ll bite.
I’m half-watching it right now.
I say ‘half-watching’ because the Twitter and Facebook commentary about Sharknado‘s flaws and scientific inaccuracies is more entertaining than the film itself.
And if you are laughing at the title Sharknado, producers The Asylum have also brought Sharktopus, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, and Two-Headed Shark Attack to the big screen.
I wonder what is next?
The Shark Knight?
(c) Carla Curtsinger
Posted in Animals, Comedy, Entertainment, Home, Life, Movies
Tagged animals, big screen, commentary, Facebook, Humor, i'll bite, life, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, movie producers, Movies, Sharknado, sharks, Sharktopus, The Asylum, Twitter, Two-Headed Shark Attack
I have tennis on the brain this week. Or as Geoff Peterson would say –
I’ve been watching the French Open as much as humanly possibly on this side of the drink.
I bought my tickets to the US Open yesterday — one of the best things about living in New York City — through the American Express advance purchase sale.
(Because membership has its privileges….)
And I am already looking forward to watching Wimbledon over the Fourth of July holidays right here at home.
I hear rumors on Facebook and Twitter that the NBA playoffs are going on somewhere, but seriously — how can people even think about ‘pro’ basketball — when there is so much tennis going on??
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged American Express, American Express advance sale, balls, commentary, entertainment, Facebook, Fourth of July, French Open, Geoff Peterson, Humor, Internet, life, love, membership has its privileges, NBA playoffs, New York City, pro basketball, Sports, Television, tennis, tennis balls, tennis on the brain, this side of the drink, TV, Twitter, US Open tennis, Wimbledon
Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook? Twitter? Google?
Wanna spend less?
Personally, I enjoy my hours online…but I wouldn’t mind being more efficient about it. If you feel the same, check out this amazing infographic from quintly.com. It’s loaded with keyboard shortcuts — who knew?? — that will help satisfy your social media habit a whole lot faster.
Note: The Egg cannot boast such fanciness. But I’m working on it.
Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged efficiency, Facebook, Google, Humor, infographic, Internet, keyboard shortcuts, life, Twitter
Today was a tired day.
I got home after midnight following a business trip to Dallas, and was too wired to sleep. So I ended up only getting four hours. That made Carla cranky.
Then I saw this guy.
King Duke lives at The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization in San Clarita California that rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals.
I follow their work on Facebook and encourage you to give them a look as well. It is inspiring.
And just one look from the King helped put my day back in the plus column.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Humor, Internet, Life, Philosophy
Tagged abused animals, animal rehabilitation, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, animals, business trip, California, charity, commentary, Dallas, Facebook, Humor, Internet, King Duke, lack of sleep, life, nonprofit organization, philantrophy, philosphy, The Gentle Barn
I stole this image from my cousin’s Facebook page.
She was encouraging her children not to feel the need to follow what everyone else is doing — to strike out on their own.
I couldn’t agree more.
But here’s another thing to keep in mind — not only do we see the lone bird first, it’s far easier to take a shot at him. So if you take a different route, be prepared to defend your choice.
(Don’t worry — it’s totally worth it.)
Posted in Animals, Children, Commentary, Family, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged animals, birds, children, commentary, defend your choices, do your own thing, Facebook, family, follow your own path, Humor, individuality, life, philosophy, Relationships
What’s up with Dairy Queen?
They seem as fascinated with natural disasters as Quentin Tarentino is with blood and gore.
I’ve never really thought about it until today, when a friend posted a picture of a DQ Mudslide (left) on Facebook.
But then I realized DQ has Mudslides. And Blizzards. And Earthquakes.
And it makes you wonder what naming guru at DQ — or their agency of record — associates really bad weather with ice cream treats?
You gotta admit, it’s weird.
And probably weirder still that we don’t spare the names a second thought as we cram all that gooey chocolate sauce into our pie holes.
Posted in Advertising, Commentary, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Weather, Writing
Tagged advertising, advertising agency, bad weather, chocolate sauce, cold front, commentary, Dairy Queen, DQ, DQ Blizzard, DQ Earthquake, DQ Mudslide, Facebook, Foods, Humor, ice cream, life, natural disasters, product naming, Quentin Tarentino, restaurants, weather, writing