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Some people use the term "nonsense" but I prefer to use the phrase "uncommonly sensed" because it's more reflective of creative types.

Friday, April 20, 2012

What Kids Really Learn at School

Today as I was driving the kids to school I discovered where they find the real gems of knowledge within their education: the janitor.
Apparently, the janitor has been espousing wisdom all year, but his latest bit of education has really impressed the kids.  He said that if you cut a shape into baloney and leave it on a car overnight, the baloney will fade the paint on the car and the image will stay there even when the rancid baloney is removed.  I went to Snopes.com and found out there there is some truth to this: any food that uses phosphoric acid as a preservative will have this effect (crafters note for success: heat will speed up the process). Do you see the potential here?  So did my kids.  Here are a few of their designs:

I don’t know about you, but if baloney rips the finish off a car, I’m not sure that I want to be eating it.  I’ll save it for an act of revenge which, like baloney, is a dish best served cold.
In any event, it just goes to show you that we can always learn something from other people, regardless of their age or station in life.  And I thought that school only existed to dull kids’ brains with things like Algebra and Trigonometry so that I can get them to eat spinach at dinner time.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number thirteen. I spelled it instead of writing the number here, just in case anyone reading this blog has this fear.
Wikipedia says that it comes from the Greek tris meaning "3", kai meaning "and", deka meaning "10" and phobia meaning "fear" or "morbid fear."  I’ve actually studied Greek, so I know that this translation is accurate (for you skeptics).
Paraskevidekatriaphobia is fear of Friday the thirteenth.  That’s today.
Triscuit-a-phobia is fear of Triscuits. It stems from the belief that excess fiber takes out your intelligence as it cleanses your colon. Or it could be related to the fear that crunchy food snacks may take over the world.
If you have Triskaidekaphobia and Triscuit-a-phobia don’t look at the photo below.  It could make you panic. If you also have Paraskevidekatriaphobia, then definitely don’t look at it today.
As for me, I’m off to buy my lottery ticket.  If everyone else is having bad luck today, then there must be a ton of good luck out there searching for someone who is fearless.

P.S. Thanks to my friend Craig Sullivan for giving me the idea for this post.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Yes, there is a moment of glory associated with being in the basket.  But is it worth the price?