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My hands are for one thing only: playing sax pic.twitter.com/ncuJJUBBAg— Kenny G (@kennyg) November 26, 2016
Because THIS is the ultimate tweet!
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Today, I’m thankful for professional journalists. I’m thankful for the New York Times. I’m thankful for fact-checkers and scientists. They’re going to be more important than ever for the next four years.
I’m also grateful to my parents, who subscribed to two daily newspapers when I was a kid. I ended up doing a “compare-and-contrast” on news coverage almost unthinkingly. ("Ooh, this comic page reflects the editorial board's values!" 😀)
Finally, I appreciate everyone who understands it's their civic duty to:
a.) PAY ATTENTION
b.) subscribe to a good newspaper or support journalism in an active way. Here are some I appreciate:
• VoxAnd even more!
• Salon and Slate
• The New Yorker
• The Atlantic
• The Telegraph
• BBC News
• The Guardian
• The Independent
• The Globe and Mail
• Der Spiegel
November 23, 2016
Anyone who works with the public develops the ability of making lightweight conversation. My skills in this regard were called upon at last weekend’s Wild Arts festival.
A woman stopped by my table and chuckled over the Mischief book. Intuition told me she was a teacher, so I asked if that was the case.
“How did you know?” she replied. “I’m a counselor.”
“Oh, I’m pretty immature, so I can spot these things. Are you a school counselor?”
“Yes! Sort of.”
“What grade or age kids do you work with?”
“Teenagers who are 18 or 19.”
“Oh, young adults! I can only imagine the kinds of problems mature people like that might have.”
“I’m a drug and alcohol counselor.”
“Ah.” Pause. We avoid eye contact. “Now I can imagine it.”
Mercifully, she left shortly afterwards. But please don’t worry, it wasn’t awkward at all.
(EDITORIAL CORRECTION: It was hideously awkward.)
Labels: embarrassing moments
November 22, 2016
MILITARY TOUR:— Bart King (@BartKing) November 22, 2016
"And over here is a division composed entirely of grandmothers. It's called—"
"Please, don't say it!"
"The Granny Unit."
Well, as long as it isn't dangerous . . . pic.twitter.com/agvSLAbpY4— Bart King (@BartKing) November 22, 2016
"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand."— Bart King (@BartKing) November 22, 2016
This guy's a pretty lousy Johnny Depp impersonator. pic.twitter.com/3afFJfYdYU— Bart King (@BartKing) November 21, 2016
A double negative is a definite no-no.— Bart King (@BartKing) November 20, 2016
"No, me Tarzan. YOU matter."— Bart King (@BartKing) November 21, 2016
"I have whales inside of me!"— Bart King (@BartKing) November 20, 2016
—The little girl across the street explaining that she's Welsh.
L.L. Bean-bag. pic.twitter.com/eoHcdnztvS— Bart King (@BartKing) November 20, 2016
I like to set a good example as a lifelong learner by taking adult education classes.— Bart King (@BartKing) November 16, 2016
—What I'm thinking as I get ready for Traffic School.
I refuse to tweet about geology because it's beneath me.— Bart King (@BartKing) November 10, 2016
Hey, I wonder if I'll get a free coffee if I wear this around today? pic.twitter.com/g4DWFMRfIW— Bart King (@BartKing) November 6, 2016