A grade one teacher passes out half proverbs and has her students finish them. A collection of her greatest hits over the years was collected over at Berkeley Parents Network. Here are some of our favourites:
3. Looking for some new baby names? Look no further than this civil war general guide! We actually really love a couple of the names on here, but you can blame our Classical education. Also, while we’re not huge on Cullen, the Cullen on Hell on Wheels is tough as nails and mighty handsome, so we could see that name coming back. (Just not coming back in an Edward and Jacob way). Read more...
Sometimes the family Christmas prank is…indescribable.
There’s something about the holidays that makes us act a little silly. Maybe it’s because we finally get to release all the stress that has been building up, loosen our ties (and belts) and just kick back for a few days. The extra free time and proximity to family members lends itself to some hijinks. Some tomfoolery, if you will. And inevitably, some Christmas pranks. As you’ll see, sometimes these friendly family pranks become treasured holiday traditions. Other times, they take a turn for the worse.
The raisin experiment
Ohdeedoh posted about the Raisin Experiment, a small-scale prank that was little more than parents wrapping up a box of raisins to give to their 3-year-old (and recording his reaction) that snowballed into an epic prank that got repeated year after year. Last year, the kid got a large canister of raisins, with predictably hilarious results. Here’s hoping this tradition keeps going well into his teens, and, for the sake of our own amusement, into his adulthood. Read more...
This is the only “Christmas gift prank” video we could find that wasn’t completely mean.
We all have at least one: a horror story about a holiday gift you got that was just so, so wrong. Maybe it was completely age-inappropriate, maybe it was something you’d be embarrassed to admit you own, or maybe it was inexplicably strange. We took to our Twitter and Facebook and asked you guys to share your gift fail tales with us. You bravely reciprocated. We were expecting anecdotes about ugly sweaters and tube socks, but some of these stories really take the cake. Y’all have weird relatives.
“A Don Ho record. Shared with my brother and sister.” -Lisa
“My bro was a total headbanger. Mom bought him a flashing light-up-with-batteries Bee Gees shirt as his main gift. Poor Earle.” @addaboyclothingRead more...
Your most embarrassing school outfits are back to haunt you
Looking back, most of us can lay claim to some horrible first-day-of-school outfits. We at Bunchland are no exception. Bicycle shorts with the neon stripe, magenta high-tops, flowered legging (which are kind of back in now, or something), scrunchies, oversized Roots sweatshirts: the outfits we oh-so-carefully picked out for our first day back at elementary school were indeed totally dorky. So far be it from us to poke fun at others.
Having said that, sit back and laugh at this assortment of retro back to school outfits, bravely submitted to use by our loyal readers, who we love even if they used to dress like big nerds.