It was enough. A math teacher at Stevens High School in New Hampshire was charged with inappropriate behavior with a minor. The school had enough and reinforced their social media policy. No staff member was allowed to be Facebook friends (or any social media friend) with a student. Carol Thebarge, 79, has been with Stevens High for nine years and has been an educator for 35 years. She started to unfriend the 250 students she has been there for. Once she did she got messages. One asked why did she unfriend her? One asked if he did something wrong. Carol could not do it. She kept her Facebook friends and she was no longer needed at Stevens High. The school is not wrong for this policy and enforcing it. There are thousands of awesome and amazing teachers. The problem is you hear about the one or two slimy ones. The […]
Valeria Lukanova is a model from the Ukraine. She has won numerous beauty pageants and has modeled for numerous magazines. She also looks a lot like Barbie. She looks so much like Barbie that the media has named her “Human Barbie”. Although she has criticized the media for her title, she does seem to embrace it. With millions of followers online, she has taken the “Human Barbie” name far. She wears makeup and contacts to look like the Mattel doll. She allegedly had cosmetic surgery to look like Barbie, which she has denied. She claims she no longer wants to eat food or drink water, but rather live on light and air. She has also made some racist comments as well. Although I do believe she resembles a Barbie doll, I think that there are other women that could be considered “Human Barbie” by the media. I think that we […]
I have not been a big fan of the Dove videos in the past. Probably because I am a cynic and it is hard for me to truly believe in something that is on the Internet. Not going to lie though. I really like the newest one. I know it has gotten some criticism, but something about it hit me.
Dear Jenny Craig, So I have been following the “Circus Fat” story for a couple of days. Kirstie Alley is a spokesperson for your company. She made the comment in a commercial and has been in numerous places to promote herself and stand by the comment. Your company has not responded as of yet. And that is the shame of it. Because I feel that you are the one that made the circus fat comment. Sounds crazy, right? Well, lets start from the beginning. First off, Kirstie never made the “circus fat” comment in an interview or on a talk show. She made the comment on a commercial. One that Jenny Craig paid for and one that Jenny Craig endorsed. Kirstie is an actress, correct. So she played a role in the commercial. One that writers wrote for her. To vilify her for saying something in a commercial she did not […]
Dear Quinton Aaron (Who played Michael Oher in The Blind Side) I have read about your experience on US Airways. You were flying to Rochester NY on a booked flight. There were no first class seats available which is the way you usually fly. You are 6 foot 8 and 550 pounds so you would have bought two seats in economy is those were available. Instead there was one seat. You got it, noticed you took up both seats and then saw someone coming to sit in the seat you occupied. You were asked to leave, not “kicked off”.You grabbed your belongings, got off the plane and US Airways booked you on a more accommodating flight. This is what I got out of the story even though reports are trying to make it more than it is… And you have no idea how much I thank you for your true story […]
When I heard about John Pinette passing away the other day I was heartbroken. I truly was. 50 is too young and he gave me so many hours of humor… I cannot even begin to tell you what his comedy meant to me. A man who was obese for most of his life. When I started to see articles about him I noticed something weird. I noticed that everyone was calling him the “Seinfeld” actor. I could not remember him being on Seinfeld except for the last episode. The horrible series finale of a great show. And that is not fair! John Pinette was so much more!!! I grew up obese and I hated when people teased me. So I learned to beat them to it. I learned to make fun of myself. I did not like doing it but I became very good at it. And when I would […]