Eclectic Ramblings and Bite-Sized Whimsy

30/04/2012

If any of you are wondering if the Texas school system needs overhauling, My son’s History class is playing ‘National Treasure 2’ today.

My 1st grader has told me about how much she learns when they watch “The Magic School Bus” cartoons in school.*  Actually, from the random facts she can now spout off, a surprising amount, apparently.  Who said TV can’t be used for educational purposes?

*Granted, The Magic School Bus is a far cry from the atrocity that is National Treasure 2.  I think I would write a letter to the principal asking what my child did to deserve the punishment of having to sit through a screening of that flick.

(Source: thejohnblog)

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07/06/2011

“ I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. „

Groucho Marx

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21/02/2011


Well personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon.

Angel, S05E22 - “Not Fade Away”
Finished re-watching this series again last night.  Unlike most folks, I had never seen an episode of Buffy while it was being broadcast and got hooked on Angel first.  Because of this, I always have had more an affinity for the characters of Angel than any of the Scooby Gang of Sunnydale.
I’m a sucker for a soft-spoken hero who never gives up and fights on regardless of the obstacles placed in his way.  For Angel, grand rewards and prophecies fall by the wayside, but still he marches on.  By the end of the series, he is truly focused on the journey, and not the destination.  This, and the heroic and valiant efforts of those who stand by him in the final episodes of the series are what make this show so memorable, and why I hold it in such high regard.

Well personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon.

Angel, S05E22 - “Not Fade Away”

Finished re-watching this series again last night.  Unlike most folks, I had never seen an episode of Buffy while it was being broadcast and got hooked on Angel first.  Because of this, I always have had more an affinity for the characters of Angel than any of the Scooby Gang of Sunnydale.

I’m a sucker for a soft-spoken hero who never gives up and fights on regardless of the obstacles placed in his way.  For Angel, grand rewards and prophecies fall by the wayside, but still he marches on.  By the end of the series, he is truly focused on the journey, and not the destination.  This, and the heroic and valiant efforts of those who stand by him in the final episodes of the series are what make this show so memorable, and why I hold it in such high regard.

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