"Like the study of science and art, accounts of historical events can be intrinsically fascinating. But they have a wider significance. I believe that people are better able to chart their life course and make life decisions when they know how others have dealt with pressures and dilemmas---historically, contemporaneously, and in works of art. And only equipped with such understanding can we participate knowledgeably in contemporary discussions (and decisions) about the culpability of various individuals and countries in the Second World War. Only with such understanding can we ponder the responsibilty of human beings everywhere to counter current efforts at genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia to bring the perpetrators to justice."
"...we humans are the kinds of animals who learn chiefly by observing others---what they value, what they spurn, how they conduct themselves from day to day, and especially, what they do when they believe that no one is looking."
----Howard Gardner, from The Disciplined Mind, published in 1999

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tribute to Stan Lee; or, Business as Usual at Neroli's

Last Thursday evening, Little Guy and Snowy watched the SciFi Channel's Who Wants to Be a Superhero? in one room; Big Guy and I watched NBC's The Office in another.
At one point, during a commercial break from their show, S and LG came into the hallway, stood unseen by BG and myself.
S announced, in a booming voice: The world was searching for a hero. They found two in Mega Cheeks and Micro Cheeks!
At this point, S and LG jump out into the room, clad only in their underwear, and this underwear is pulled fairly high up, exposing their rumps---much like an impromptu sumo look, or a wedgie, dependent upon one's viewpoint.
Don't look, BG, I said through my laughter. It's not pretty.
BG replies, matter-of-factly, I closed my eyes at 'the world was searching for a hero.'

Wish us luck for tonight, dear reader. More loud and mysterious things may be ahead.


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9 comments:

wolfbaby said...

kids are to funny for words sometimes LOL

neroli said...

Isn't that the truth?
Here at home, even the grown man behaves like a kid!
One of the things I like most about working in a K1 classroom, though, is we get to laugh a lot, because kids are too funny!

Diane O'Connor said...

That is too funny!

By the way ... I LOVE "The Office"!!

captain corky said...

LOL! Kids are the best! My wife is so lucky to have two of us. ;)

Jessica said...

Sumo wrestlers are fascinating. Their size is just mesmerizing!
He-he wedgies!

neroli said...

Diane, did you love the season ending this year? We thought it was absolutely perfect!

Captain, you are right, as always! That's why you're at the helm.

Jessica, they are, aren't they? I can't stop thinking about momentum and economy of motion when I see them in action. (while I try not to think about their wedgies ;-)
And the ref gets to wear such a cool outfit!

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

That is hilarious and I love that Snowy is willing to play! (And probably behind (haha) the whole thing!

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

That is hilarious and I love that Snowy is willing to play! (And probably behind (haha) the whole thing!

neroli said...

*laughing*
correct as always, my friend!