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Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Kind of Hate the Stupidly Ubiquitous Video Cameras

So in the last ten minutes of fifth period, awards had been given out, instructions about what to bring and not bring to the Regents exam had been given, and D plugged his ipod into my computer speakers to entertain us...fine, cute. He started dancing, so did another student, they were very talented, well-practiced, adorable, etc. So then D asks if I want to learn The Stanky Leg and I'm like "Sure! I hope I don't hurt myself! I am comically uncoordinated!" He starts trying to show me, and I start trying to imitate him, and I'm sure it was hilariously awful. But after like a minute, I look up and there are at least three cameras pointed at us. And I stopped. I couldn't make myself continue. I don't know how to feel about that. It would have been fun to continue, and I was fine embarrassing myself in front of these 20 people I've spent so much time with this year, but I wasn't fine embarrassing myself in front of the universe.


  1. You old fogey. If only you knew how to work the youtubes and the tooters.

  2. @ Mr. K
    snaps to that!

    I'm in an all math teacher rock band. We call ourselves the Four Postulates, and all of our songs (that we play for the kids, anyway) are centered around mathematical concepts like proof structure, checking solutions, order of operations, and types of systems. We were asked to do a feature by our local school news crew. We agreed. I found that, sometimes, making a fool of oneself can get those kids who think they have nothing in common with you really open up and form a bond. If it splashes its way to the world, oh well. The world doesn't really know my heart and if they want to judge, it won't bug me. My skin is thick enough. After all, I deal with mean teenagers all day =]

  3. Pics or it didn't happen!

    There's a video passed amongst the students of me tap dancing. (I tap danced for 6 years.) I only do it in class if the students have done something magnificent.

  4. Has anyone found it on You Tube yet?

  5. I know how you feel. When the new Guns N' Roses album came out a couple of years ago, I couldn't help myself and blasted it in class. One of my students captured my little dance routine and posted pictures like this all over the place.

  6. I completely agree. Making a fool of yourself when you know about it is one thing, having others make a fool of you is completely different. I promise I won't search for the video on youtube... :)


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