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Lemme Tweet That For You…

Lemme Tweet That For You…

What happens to a controversial tweet? More often than not, it gets deleted.  Quickly.   One of my greatest/silliest fears is that I will send out a personal tweet on the Academy account.  It’s not that I make a habit of tweeting controversial things, but I doubt folks who follow the @GattonAcademy account want to hear about […]

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When Nana Asks, You Do

When Nana Asks, You Do

Click on the image above to view the full photo. Even though Elliott only took a fifteen minute nap today at daycare, Stephanie’s mom was insistent that Elliott watch the broadcast version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS tonight.  Nevermind the fact that we own the special on DVD and there is such thing […]

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Educators Should Teach Students To Be Responsible Digital Citizens

Educators Should Teach Students To Be Responsible Digital Citizens

Click the image above to view the full tweet. When did we stop teaching students the differences between “free speech” and “responsible speech”? The Atlantic Wire offers the following story of a high school student who offered the above tweet after her school’s visit with Kansas Governor Brownback.  Turns out an aide who monitors the […]

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Thankful for Grandparents on Thanksgiving

Thankful for Grandparents on Thanksgiving

Click the image above to view the full photo. We had a bit of a change-up this Thanksgiving.  For the first time, Stephanie and I got to enjoy the holiday in Bowling Green.  The added bonus was that her parents made the trek to to visit for the better part of last week.  Stephanie prepared […]

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The Most Adorable Infomercial You’ll Watch this Holiday Season

The Most Adorable Infomercial You’ll Watch this Holiday Season

Honestly, I’m a sucker for a good Christmas TV special.  From Rudolph’s morality play in otherness to dancing Ewoks, it’s hard to go wrong with a tale of magic, wonder, and merriment this time of year.  I was a bit surprised when An Elf’s Story rode shotgun for CBS’s slate of Christmas specials. Based on the […]

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Behold! I Bring You Good Tidings of Great Taco!

Behold! I Bring You Good Tidings of Great Taco!

Doritos Locos Taco, Taco Bell, This is Why We’re All Going to Die of Heart Attacks, novel foodstuffs, nom nom nom

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Steve Buscemi Dress… For the Win!

Steve Buscemi Dress… For the Win!

Click the image above to view the full photo. Black Milk has some interesting fashion sense at work in their products. They’ve gained notariety for their geek-inspiring R2-D2 and C3PO swimsuits.  Just recently, they unveiled an 8-bit wonder in honor of Pacman.  I had planned on writing about that, until I got to clicking through […]

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HP7.2 Week: Amazing Harry Potter 3D Paper Art

HP7.2 Week: Amazing Harry Potter 3D Paper Art

Artist Brittney Lee has designed two amazing works of 3-D papercraft art featuring Harry Potter.  Introduction to the Owlry and Expecto Patronum used cut out pieces of layered paper to recreate famous scenes from the novels. There is a certain electric energy in these pieces that really capture the storybook quality of the series. You can also […]

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HP7.2 Week: The Entire Potter Saga in One Massively Delightful, Incredibly Complex Comic

HP7.2 Week: The Entire Potter Saga in One Massively Delightful, Incredibly Complex Comic

It’s HP7.2 Week here at Chillax.in.  (HP7.2 = Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II…derp.)  We kick off the week with something truly magical! Pages upon pages of narrative and frame by frame of movie wonder come down to the eighth and ultimate Harry Potter film.  Rather than slogging through the books or stapling […]

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Booyah! DC Comics is Finally Giving Cyborg a Shot at the Big Time

Booyah! DC Comics is Finally Giving Cyborg a Shot at the Big Time

I have a special place in my heart for what some people might consider the “second-string” characters at DC comics.  In many respects, Geoff Johns provide with his runs on Booster Gold and, most recently, Green Lantern, that a character given love, attention, and a proper mythology can find a welcomed seat at the table […]