One week ago, I got to be a part of, once again, the new tradition in Knoxville, Tennessee, known as Checker Neyland. That is where, quite literally, as you can see, one hundred thousand people wear orange or white, alternately, and cheer on The Vols.
Last year, we did it for Florida and lost a close game. This year, we did it for Oklahoma and lost a close game. I'm thinking maybe it doesn't work. Anyway, I've been there both times now, so maybe it's me who is causing all this heartbreak.
A Saturday in Knoxville
In School News
It was SPIRIT WEEK at my school in honor of Homecoming. We teachers got into it. Enjoy:
In Texas School News
A highly intelligent, good-looking, apparently sweet kid from Texas took a clock he engineered at home to school to show off to his teachers. He was detained, arrested, suspended from school for it. I would be proud to teach this young man. I would've said "Awesome! You are Awesome!" If I was a teacher at that school in Irving, Texas, I would feel ashamed.
Khalid at The Blazing Reel shamed M. Night Shyamalan for making some bad movies.
Wendell at Dell on Movies reviewed Wild, one of my favorite films of 2014.
Fisti at A Fistful of Films does 1990.
Brittany at Rambling Film reviewed Waltz with Bashir, a movie I recently caught up with myself.
Hogan Shogun at Ever So Ethnically Confused blind spotted Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.