Just freakin’ read this — You owe yourself at least the moment to consider the point: specifically, what is the F***KIN POINT for posting what you post, where you post it and whether or not the platform apropos of your ‘posting’ makes said-postings meaningful or pointless…. Get it?
….I know it hurts, but try…just read the whole post…it will take 45 seconds….
I make television for a living. Some of it is amazing and some of it sucks pretty bad, but all of it pays me very well. I believe that my job as a director is to provide a platform from which everyone around me can be their very best. Sometimes that means yelling at people and kicking their arses…
May 30th, 2012
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Challenge students to write an analytical essay on a quotation, then I understand the silence.
But honestly, even with the promising prize of BOOBIE PICS?
Not a single response? No one, not even you manly men, will ATTEMPT to take up my challenge?
Come on, all I want to see is someone at least *TRY* — Even an outline! Are we all incapable of analytical thinking now?
July 10th, 2011
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An article (DROWNING DOESN’T LOOK LIKE DROWNING, here ) immediately triggered a repressed memory to resurface again; one I had not thought about for quite some time. I share it because of all the comments posted (almost 400 now,) no one has yet to mention a factor which all parents ought to keep in mind while vacationing with their children this summer.
When I was almost five years old, my brother still an infant, we had gone to vacation at the beach with our grandparents. I remember being left with a new, local babysitter one afternoon. She had an above ground pool in the backyard. For some reason, there were other children there, specifically older boys.
I just remember being in the pool with my Swimmies on and then, BAM! Something landed on me, hard and I was under the water, where I floated, gently, at the bottom. I remember feeling peaceful, looking at the blue siding of the pool and marveling at little bubbles I saw rising in front of me. Then, nothing.
I think I woke up inside the house, on the couch. I remember the room: the rug was sky-blue, the couch had a floral pattern on it, a picture window with the curtains partially drawn, a big floor TV-set…. There was arguing. One of the boys had jumped, off the side of the pool, and landed on my head/neck. The babysitter was arguing with another woman about how she was watching my brother, and the woman was supposed to watch me.
After that, I don’t remember much. (This was 25 years ago.) Except, a few months later (or more, I don’t know,) I mentioned it to my mother, in a passing conversation. “What,” she responded, “what do you mean? I was NOT told about this happening!”
To this day, my mother does not know what actually happened. Neither do I. The babysitter never told her. I think she explained I was not feeling well because of one reason or another. But I realize, now, perhaps an angel was watching out for me.
This article describes whatever it was that happened to me: I am right back to that moment under the water, watching the bubbles, feeling no fear but actually, peaceful. Then, nothing.
My question is: If I lost consciousness, and remember those moments under the water the way I do, and also, being unwell afterwards, WHAT HAPPENED? Could there have been minor neurological trauma? How can one know what to check, what to look for, if something like this happens either in the past or in the present to your child?
Be extra aware of leaving children with strangers, regardless if they are friends of the family or come recommended, etc…
Brilliant article and my most sincere gratitude for keeping us all informed about a common and yet, greatly misunderstood, danger. It WILL save lives. Please read it and share this information.
June 04th, 2011
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