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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.

Aug
15
Frank Ball
Think Snow
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In a Texas summer, snow is a delightful thought. Southern cowpokes want to escape the heat.
  In a Canadian winter, snow is something to be avoided when it piles in drifts around the house and across the driveway.
 

Aug
8
Frank Ball
Best Practice
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If we practice writing like a bestselling author, we have a much better chance of becoming one.
  Wanting to do something of value, Amira Willighagen decided she liked opera better than learning the violin. So she practiced singing like the stars until she became one.
  At just nine years old, she amazed the judges at Holland’s Got Talent.

Aug
1
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:

Archenemy — Flat feet

Canned Ham — Actor fired for overplaying his part

Country Bumpkin — What farmers attach to the front of their tractors to absorb crashes

Monroe Doctrine — Gentlemen prefer blondes

Redundancy — An airbag in a politician’s car

To read more of the collection, Click Here.

Jul
25
Frank Ball
Page Turner Needed
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Sometimes, professionals need help.

Bring in someone to perform a simple task, and the communication can become really funny.

 

Jul
18
Frank Ball
Spellcheck
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Spellcheck is a wonderful aid—until wee bee come two depend ant on it, thinking it will find the saturations when we leaf out a word or have a wrung word.

To read Martha Snow’s wonderful poem, “Ode to the Spell Checker,” illustrating the danger, Click Here.