19 September 2015

Saturday Speaks (and Links): Spirit Week Edition

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:

Decade Day

'Murica Day

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. 

Blogger Links

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. 


  1. The thing with the clock is so insane, and it made things worse when I caught part of a program on Fox News at the Doctor's office that was actually complaining about Obama complementing the kid or something like that. I didn't listen to all of it, my brain shut off at the encouragement of blatant racism.

    That's actually a very cool thing to do at the football stadium. I'm sorry your team didn't win.

    Thanks for the link :)

    1. Ugh. Fox News. Only at the doctor's office. Haha! You're right. Blatant racism.

      Sad loss. Fun times.

      No problem on the link.

  2. " 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." Spoken like a true sports fan, lol.

    That story about the kid with the clock blows me away. Kudos to all the folks who sent him notes/tweets/etc. of encouragement, including Pres. Obama.

    Thanks for the link!

    1. Just as God made me, sir. Bleeding and crying tears of Big Orange and white.

      Right?! Just ridiculous. Amazing how many stood behind him.

      No problem.

  3. As a current teacher and former resident of Irving, Texas, I am simply shaking my head at that entire story. That kid seems like the best kind of student...and they detain him. Ridiculous.

    I'm glad I don't follow CFB...I can only take so much sports-related heartache. Awesome stuff, either way.

    1. Right!? Just ridiculous.

      And being a Tennessee fan is just so sad...and so incredibly awesome at the same time. Oh, being a sports fan!...

  4. Yeah the clock thing was really sad but I'm glad he's gotten so much support, and that tweet from Obama was really nice.

    Thanks for the mention!

    1. Definitely. I love President Obama's openness in matters of equality.

      No problem, man!

  5. Wow, the photo of the crowd is so effective! I'm sorry it doesn't seem to work, though :(
    - Allie

    1. It is so amazing to see in person. Still early in the season, so we'll see...

  6. LOL, you seem like the funnest person ever.

    This clock story is so...strange.

    1. Haha! Thanks, man. So nice of you to say.