After a long hiatus from pointing out daily encounters with the strange and stupid it was time to post about them again or snap from stress of snark build-up.
Several weeks ago there was a televised event here known as the Super Bowel. No, that’s not a typo, and here’s the Cake Wreck to prove it!
The graphic and “Go Go Go” really add to the picture. For the record, I don’t think this was a mistake on the baker’s part.
Working with first graders provides enough fodder for daily posts. Yesterday was no exception. One of my students had a meeting with one of my bosses. In the course of the meeting the youngster accidentally knocked over some blocks then proceeded to exclaim, “God fv@ker!” My boss very calmly asked him “What?” thinking that she hadn’t heard him correctly. The student looked at her and repeated the phrase, but a little more slowly, so that she’d understand what he was saying. Still maintaining her demeanor, my boss then told him that he shouldn’t say that at school (we can’t control what he does at home and he had to learn it somewhere). His response to her was, “It’s okay, you can say ‘God’ at school.” He then continued picking up the blocks. There should be a Prozac lick in the staff lounge.
Last night the girls and I turned on the Olympics (we still have basic channels) while we did homework. NBC’s “coverage” leaves much to be desired. Of course it’s impossible to televise all events, or to even show all performances in a single event. But to limit the actual sports footage to a few chosen snippets wedged between gruelingly long sessions of sportscasters talking and the dramatic athletes’ stories was annoying and disappointing. The emphasis given on the unsportsman-like behavior of the Russian Skater undermines the reason behind these games.
Once athletes start spewing insults the cameras should find someone else to talk to. Watching Johnny Weir skate was much more enjoyable.
Yes, he’s flamboyant and dramatic, but he wasn’t making rude comments about other competitors and he genuinely seemed to enjoy performing.
There is so much more that I want to rant and vent about, but the work day approaches and time is short. Happy Wednesday everyone!