Friday, March 25, 2011

Immature Humor Day

There is an amazing amount of very immature and occasionally hilarious content on youtube today. Here are a few of my "favorites". Enjoy!

The Annoying Orange

History Today

Badger, Badger, Badger

The Dead Milkmen- The Thing That Only Eats Hippies

Heavy Metal Sheep

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3/23 Poetry Wednesday- It's never too late!

The lamb, caught in the thicket

There is nothing about it that is
Or right
(But I'd rather be dead
Then the arbiter of this life).

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

by William Shakespeare

Lord Amiens, a musician, sings before Duke Senior's company
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh ho! Sing...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Good Mothers Unite!

Amy Chua has sparked a national conversation on parenting and now the nation collectively holds its breath to find out if her barbaric\savvy parenting "worked" or not; will Sophia be welcome by the Ivy elites?
As a teacher in an independent school, the article resonated strongly with me. Faculty here stresses over and over that students should takes risks, be willing to fail, and work for something bigger and more worthwhile than a grade. At the same time, parents want to know: Will I get my money's worth from your school? Will you get my child success?

Is Flanagan's dichotomy between achievment and learning a fair one? It is certainly a tension that plays out every day all over America.

Read more at The Atlantic:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Typical Situation

On Sunday, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, who a week ago led the call for military action, criticized the withering airstrikes on Kadafi's forces. "What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment of more civilians."

What you want isn't what you wanted last week?
What you want is for someone else to do the dirty work?
What you want is warfare without casualties?
What you want is western support while trashing the west to your own people?
We are all so terribly confused.
I do mean all of us.