Category: Fun

April Fool’s Joke

By , Thursday, 1st April, 2010

This Maths teacher put a lot of effort into his April Fool’s day joke for his Maths class this year.

Source: Youtube (April Fools: Math Class Shadow) or here.

This one required much more effort than the Joke I sent out to staff at my school via email:

Hi all,
Have been asked by IT to ensure all computers are thoroughly cleaned before  the end of term, by clicking on the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/2pzegg
Please do as soon as possible, only takes a few minutes and runs automatically.

If tinyurl is blocked from your location, original site is http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf or download here.

At least a number of staff found it amusing, while some thought it was serious and asked how long it had to run for.

Wet Weather Duties

By , Sunday, 21st March, 2010

I’m sure all of us have thought the same at some time. 🙂

Source: NSWTF Education Magazine (8/3/10)

Honest Lesson Evaluations

By , Wednesday, 9th December, 2009

I came across this honest lesson evaluation via Twitter.

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Movember 2008 @ Orana

By , Wednesday, 3rd December, 2008

Most of the male staff members at Orana took part in Movember 2008, albeit a little late. Mr Jones thought we should join in and support the cause, though he decided that a couple of weeks into the month. So the last day I shaved, and therefore the day I started Movember, was Friday, 14th November. As we started late, we decided to do “Mocember” for a little while also – and set down Wednesday, 3rd December as our great Shave Off Day.

We asked the kids at school to make a gold coin donation, for the pleasure of sitting in the hall to watch us shave off our moustache. We managed to raise $460. Not bad for three blokes with a bit of growth on their top lip.

These were taken at various times throughout the event….

Performance Pay

By , Monday, 3rd November, 2008

Many of us are always seeking a pay rise, especially in these troubling economic times. This appeared in my Inbox as an answer.

Prevent Lunchbox Theft

By , Friday, 26th September, 2008

Tired of those people who keep stealing your lunch out of the lunchbox?? Deter them with this new invention.

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Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are regular sandwich bags that have green splotches printed on both sides. With your sandwich inside, the bag simulates mould and makes the contents look disgusting.

Just hope you don’t get your sandwiches muddled up!!  🙂

Google Calculator – not always right

By , Friday, 26th September, 2008

Google has a calculator function, which can solve mathematical problems for you. But maybe you shouldn’t always trust the answers given?? Take a look…

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You think English is easy?

By , Sunday, 21st September, 2008

I was sent this via email today, it does make you wonder…

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  13. They were too close to the door to close it.
  14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  18. Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
  19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  20. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Why do we park on a driveway, but drive on a parkway? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. PS. – Why doesn’t ‘Buick’ rhyme with ‘quick’. and why doesn’t ‘dough’ rhyme with ‘tough’? You lovers of the English language might enjoy this. There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is UP. It’s easy to understand UP meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost a quarter of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so………… it is time to shut UP…! If you’ve got any more examples of English quirkiness, leave them in the comments….

The New Norm

By , Tuesday, 15th July, 2008

Another great comic from Geek Culture’s The Joy of Tech. Let’s hope this comic doesn’t become the reality in our playgrounds, however following a recent news report telling us how Australia beats US to the title of the most obese nation, it could happen if people don’t start making some changes.

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A Fatal Beating

By , Friday, 6th June, 2008

I’ve been a bit of a fan of Rowan Atkinson for about 14 years now – I still remember making my family watch him when I was in High School.

I recently came across this video (7.5Mb) on YouTube. Rowan Atkinson is the Principal talking to a parent about his son, who received a fatal beating.

Rowan Atkinson - A Fatal Beating

Source: YouTube

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