Tuesday Helmet: First Day Back From a Long Weekend

Still from Wonder Woman, 1975

The Tuesday Helmet: when Tuesday gets too big for its britches and you need to wear protective gear.

 And because more superheroes need to worry about safety in the workplace.

Good luck this week, team.

Motivation Monday: When Someone Says You Can’t…


Loomis Dean, 1948. Life Magazine Photo Collection/Getty Images

We’ve all been there. Someone in your life says, “you’ll never ride a headboard bicycle! You’ll only ride normal bicycles.”

But if you work hard and believe in the power of your dreams, you will ride that headboard bicycle.

The Kevin Costner sports movie writes itself.

You Made it Weird: History’s Lessons on Life [Probably]

Life Magazine Photo Archive

This picture is either:

  • A teacher’s wicked prank trying to get to summer vacation
  • Students exhibiting a metaphor for the human condition (I’m pretty sure we’re all running around with metaphorical boxes on our heads. Honestly, it’s a pretty heavy lesson for 5th graders, but the Sixties were a dark time.)
  • Students learning about eclipses

Photo of the Week: Dali’s Second Down

“Portrait of Salvador Dali with an American football helmet” by Phillippe Halsman, Musee de l’Elysee. Magnum Photos

  1. Including the phrase “second down” in the title wiped out most of my working football knowledge. Quarterback. There. That’s all of it.
  2. Happy Superbowl Sunday!

You Made it Weird: History’s Christmas Part II

Never underestimate the power of history to keep weirding everybody out.

Frosty prefers water. His mom and Michael Bloomberg have talked to him a lot about the dangers of soda.

“I don’t care what Pinterest says. This party is weirding me out.”

Fun fact: This is actually how I bring the boys to my yard.

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