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Oct
24
Frank Ball
Bedtime Story
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Great stories are helpful in many ways.
  They keep people from nodding off in church.
  They help children go to sleep at night.
  They keep adults awake, turning the pages, wanting to find out what happens.
  They’re useful in selling a product.

Oct
17
Frank Ball
Daffynitions
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When kids learn English, they aren’t always clear on the meaning of words. Does a sign lettered Off-ice refer to a room near the ice house? As adults, we can appreciate the connection of familiar words to unexpected meanings.
  Frank has a large collection of such words, and he’s constantly adding more. Here are a few of his own making, which he posted recently to the website:

  • Frankincense —What Frankenstein had after he was given a brain
  • Hot Dog Stand — What wieners do when they can’t find a seat
  • Monkey — Means to enter the monastery when it’s locked
  • Pork Chop — A pig’s karate movement
  • Spoiled Milk — What you get from pampered cows
  • Spyware — Appropriate attire for an agent during a covert operation
  • Stick — A boomerang that doesn’t work

To read more of the collection, Click Here.

Oct
10
Frank Ball
Fooled You
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A really good quarterback must fake in one direction and then go where no one expects.

This middle school quarterback pulls off the greatest acting job imaginable as he takes the ball and walks through the defense.

Oct
3
Frank Ball
Flag Football
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In college and pros, players wear battle gear to contend on the gridiron. But that was much too dangerous for grade school physical education classes where kids wore just gym shorts and a T-shirt.
  As safety demanded, instead of tackling, the runner was “down” if you could grab the strip of cloth hanging down from his waist.
  But now we have a new version of flag football, played on concrete. You’ve go to be kidding.

Sep
26
Frank Ball
Speaking Turkish
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Victor Borge invites Sahan Arzruni to help accompany him in playing the Hungarian Rhapsody.

But the man from Turkey hasn’t been in New York very long. He doesn’t speak English, which can make the joint effort a little awkward. Or funny.

Sep
19
Frank Ball
Pirate Day
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Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Avast, me hearties, ye dare not miss such a day. If ye’re thinkin’ ye might like a pirate party, t’day be a mytee good day.

For the official “Talk Like A Pirate Day” website, Click Here.

Sep
12
Frank Ball
Halftime
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Are you ready for a little football?
  On Super Bowl Sunday, we expect a spectacular halftime show, but you may like this one better. At the Penn State game on October 26, 2013, the Ohio State University marching band got everybody’s attention with their “Hollywood Blockbuster Show,” with more than sixteen million YouTube views.
  You’ll love watching it all the way to the end, with no commercial breaks.

Sep
5
Frank Ball
Daffynitions
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Each morning Frank Ball reads a few comic strips to stir his creative thinking. In just a few frames, many of them tell an interesting story with beginning, middle, and end.
  One of his favorite strips is Shoe, by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly, when Skyler sits in the classroom and absurdly answers the teacher’s request for a definition.

Here are some daffynitions that were added recently:

  • Cloud Computing — Using your laptop on an airplane
  • Crossing the Line — A good way to get slapped by an adjacent fisherman
  • Executive Bank — How Air Force One makes a hard left
  • Full Metal Jacket — C-3PO’s formal attire
  • Pole Vault — An eastern European bank
  • Stage Fright — A cowardly act
  • Tastebud — How Willie Nelson grades his autumn harvest
  • Vice President — The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Gambling

To read more of the collection, Click Here.

Aug
29
Frank Ball
Who Am I?
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When people ask what you do, how do you answer? You might say, “I’m a Christian.” You might describe the type of work you do, who you help, or what you most enjoy in your spare time.
  If you talk a lot, you might say, “I’m a talker.” If you write a lot, “I’m a writer.”
  Our actions say a lot about who we are. In this video, we might wonder whether the dog is a deer or the deer is a dog.

Aug
22
Frank Ball
Spelling Talent
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For twenty-five years, Gordon Kelly hosted radio and TV shows. He became famous for interviewing kids and showing us their amazing creativity. Perhaps you’ve viewed a YouTube clip or are old enough to remember him by his adopted name: Art Linkletter.
  Kids do say the darndest things.
  Later, Bill Cosby carried the banner and introduced six-year-old Dominique Parrish, who had a unique spelling talent.