Entries from December 2013 ↓

News Comment +1

Not sure if this’ll still be graded, but I saw this article, and figured that it was worth a shot.


Article: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/woman-whose-school-photo-became–60-year-old-girl–meme-talks-to-trending-now-201847056.html?vp=1

As someone who frequents the pages of Reddit, I figured that this would be a good article to share. It gives tale to the story of a woman who found a hilarious old school photo, showed it to her husband, who then showed it to the world, getting internet famous in the process. It’s actually a lot less climactic than it sounds.

The meme is titled “60-Year-Old Kid” and often entails typically elementary school situations with an added elderly twist. For example: Gets allowance, and social security… It works much better in Advice Animal format. Many of the memes that have shown up are rather clever and I personally would not have been able to come up with them myself.

Honestly, I think this meme mimicked its own joke when it got old on Reddit no sooner than a day after it became a thing (source: I’m a redditor). Yesterday, this meme was all over the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit. Now, the page looks like it did before this meme became a thing. Another form of life imitating art.

But in all reality, I don’t think that it’s because it’s a lame meme. I personally think it’s a very clever idea, and would be okay with it continuing. The problem with it is that it requires a bit more thought than most advice animals, being that it’s not (as far as I know) based off real-life situations like those that you usually see on /r/AdviceAnimals. Additionally, Reddit has a tendency to act as a semi-cynical hivemind that likes to laugh at its own jokes, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole “60-Year-Old Kid got old pretty fast” thing is just Reddit’s way of making another inside joke.

Cactus out.

Radio News

Yeah, they’re late. Working early mornings and afternoons really demotivates you for any kind of homework you get. So, I’ve got the Story about Construction on Campus, and the Story about other stuff. I hope they please you.

P-Hutch Anecdote

One word could describe Professor Hutchins: Dad. No, I do not mean that this person is my own father; nor am I solely referring to the fact that this man is legitimately teaching one of his own offspring at this school. It is the fact that Professor Tony “P-Hutch” Hutchins is a father figure to many of his own students. Also, his sense of humor is what many could refer to as “dad humor”.

This may be because Professor Hutchins might not get your attention any other way. Being approximately 5’8″, bald, and of considerable weight, Hutchins’ appearance does not scream “attention-grabbing”. He often acknowledges his less-than-perfect looks as a way of self-deprecating comedy to add to the numerous “lame” puns, which he dishes out whenever he can. This often leaves many students to simply groan in exasperation.

But that is not the reason why most students enjoy having “P-Hutch” for a class, at least not the main one. It’s his dedication to his students, in making sure that they learn at the very least one thing from any class with him. His methods, though sometimes uncanny, prove rather effective, especially with the Jazz Ensemble, which he instructs. Though, he is not afraid to go one-on-one with a student to sort out any issues that may be occurring.