Great Moments in Homeschooling . . .
The husband to a boy on Betty and Bobby's soccer team: You're homeschooled, right? So are Betty and Bobby.
Boy: Oh, that makes sense. I noticed they said "library" right.
While planning Jack's The Mysterious Benedict Society-themed birthday party, I ended up on this anagram-generator.
It was there I discovered that "Clint Eastwood" is an anagram of "Old West Action."
|mind = blown|
So I wondered, are ALL anagrams so full of truth and wisdom? You be the judge.
Catholic All Year = Chaotically Real
A Coach Literally
Archaic Alley Lot
Conversion Diary = A Corny Diversion
Scary Indoor Vein
Noisy Over Rancid
A Knotted Life = Deaf Tone Kilt
Faked Toe Lint
Kid Tale Often
Mama Needs Coffee = Madame Fences Foe
Cafe Deafens Memo
Same Dame Offence
If you head over there with your own blog name, but sure to tell us what you find out your blog is actually about in the comments.
Dear California Government,
I don't think you understand what a REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY is. It's supposed to mean that we elect YOU to research and vote on things because the rest of us have other responsibilities and that's what we are paying you for. But since you DON'T seem to get that, I got to spend MY free time researching the THREE DIFFERENT marijuana propositions that were on the ballot yesterday. Plus, I get pestered by hippies outside Target who want me to sign their petitions (connecting the dots there).
Please stop wasting my time.
I wrote a post on why I teach my kids to make excuses for other people. Megan Mella, in the comments of that post, directed my attention to the following totally awesome 2005 commencement speech by the late David Foster Wallace which pretty much says everything I said in my post, but much more poetically and with considerably more production value. I considered just editing the post to be nothing but a link to his YouTube video, but then I thought, "That would be a LOT of holding down the backspace key." So I'm just going to keep my post and put the YouTube video here. It's less than 10 minutes long, and it really is great.
More from the comments . . . In last week's 7 Quick Takes, I recommended Looper despite it's bit of nudity, because I think it's a smart movie with a great message. I was challeged (quite pleasantly) in the comments to defend the morality of nudity ever being in movies. (Side note, I didn't realize it at the time, but I know the commenter and her husband who makes totally awesome movies
in real life, which was a great reminder to always be polite in the comments!)
Since perhaps you don't always check back to see if I've added any comments to my earlier posts, I thought I'd put it here too:
into it and I'm going to get to continue to disagree with you, but now at least
I know why.
works of art containing nudity. The great works of art in the Sistine Chapel
(re-nuded at the request of Blessed Pope John Paul II) and St. Peter's itself
attest to that.
statue make it necessarily immoral, since films included on the 1995 Vatican
Film List include nudity in both sexual and non-sexual contexts.
make all nudity in film immoral since there are other professions, like doctor, which may include seeing nudity as part of the job.
is it meaningful? Even if that meaning is to show how debased a character has
become, which is how I believe it functions in Looper.
personal favorite review site) on The Vatican Film List, which covers this and
other related topics.